SHS Tigers dominant in victory over Cross Creek

Posted on September 19, 2019 6:06 am by Halei Lamb

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by TROUP BRINSON

The Swainsboro Tigers bounced back from their first loss of the season with an impressive 48–0 win over Cross Creek to celebrate homecoming week. The defense took control early and suffocated the Razorbacks for Swainsboro’s first shutout of the season.

Swainsboro (2–1) got on the board early as senior DE Nekel Bostic blew off the left end and made the tackle in the end zone for a … Read More


ECDA receives $1,623,302 grant

Posted on September 19, 2019 6:06 am by Halei Lamb

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The Emanuel County Development Authority (ECDA) was notified Thursday morning, September 12, 2019, that its application for an Economic Development Administration grant had been approved.

ECDA Chairman Will Donaldson stated, “The development authority was extremely pleased to hear its application for the $1,623,302 EDA grant was approved. Receiving these funds will provide much needed infrastructure for the Highway 297 Industrial Park to support its existing industry, Faircloth Forest Products with … Read More


Miss Williams, Mr. Rogers plan October wedding

Posted on September 18, 2019 5:05 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Mr. and Mrs. Williams of Perkins are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Victoria Williams, to Mr. William Rogers, both of Swainsboro. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rogers and the grandson of Roy and Audrey Flanders and O’Neal and Helen Rogers, all of Swainsboro.

A private ceremony will be held October 5, 2019 at 4 p.m. in Lyons.


Denson sentenced to life, plus 20, following jury verdict

Posted on September 18, 2019 5:05 pm by Whitley Clifton

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During the Emanuel County Superior Court’s July 2019 term, Lonnell Denson was found guilty by jury verdict on one count felony murder, one count violation gang act, one count criminal attempt (armed robbery), and one count violation of gang act. He was sentenced to life, plus 20 years.


SPD Report 9-18-19

Posted on September 18, 2019 5:05 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

August 24

Complainant reported a missing tag after a vehicle being repossessed.

August 28

Officer responded to a 911 dispatch call at a Carver Street address in reference to simple assault and damaged property.

September 6

Emanuel County 911 dispatched officers to an address on Calhoun Street in reference to a dispute.

Officer reported an offender fled on foot after an attempted Read More


SHS softball with big games to close regular season

Posted on September 18, 2019 5:05 pm by Whitley Clifton

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by TROUP BRINSON

The Swainsboro Tiger softball team wraps up their regular season this week with three exciting match-ups against Region 2-AA’s best. Bacon County, Vidalia, and Jeff Davis provide the Tigers with an opportunity to accomplish something special.

The Swainsboro Tigers sit in the fifth spot in the region rankings, behind Vidalia, Bryan County, Bacon County, and tied with Jeff Davis (though the Yellow Jackets own the tiebreaker) at Read More


To recycle or not to recycle?

Posted on September 18, 2019 5:05 pm by Whitley Clifton

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by DEANNA RYAN

For the last eight years, Swainsboro Middle School SciFries Science Club students have focused their energy on helping their school and town recycle cans, paper, and plastic, thanks to the presence of Swainsboro’s Recycling Center. 

Last month, city council proposed closing the center because it is costing taxpayers to keep it going. If the center closes, the closest place to bring recycling will require a 45-minute drive, Read More


Kiwanians hear from lieutenant governor

Posted on September 18, 2019 5:05 pm by Whitley Clifton

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The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting Tuesday, September 3, at 7 p.m. at Catered Creations.

With President Cheryl Goodman presiding, 27 members and three guests—EGSC Circle K President Anita Cerpovicz, Lt. Governor Dan Bennett, and Lindsay Bennett—attended.

The program for the evening was hosted by Deana Patrick, who turned over the floor to Tim Goodman for the purpose of introducing the lieutenant governor as the guest speaker.Read More


Jail List 9-18-19

Posted on September 18, 2019 5:05 pm by Whitley Clifton

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The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Tyson Stephens on warrants obtained by one of several local law enforcement agencies designated by each name: Drug Task Force (DTF); Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI); Georgia Department of Pardons and Parole (GAPP); Georgia State Patrol (GSP); Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO); Swainsboro Police Dept. (SPD); Stillmore Police Dept. (SMPD); Twin City Police Department (TCPD); Read More


Weaver looking to serve Ward 5

Posted on September 18, 2019 5:05 pm by Whitley Clifton

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by HALEI LAMB

Paul Weaver, a 64-year-old native of Swainsboro, has announced his candidacy for city council. He will seek election for Ward 5.

Weaver attended the local public school system, graduating from Swainsboro High School in 1973. He then attended Savannah State, where he studied criminal justice and minored in criminology.

After his time at university, Weaver began working as a track laborer for Norfolk Southern. He worked his Read More


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