Donaldson receives Certificate of Excellence

Posted on July 19, 2018 2:02 pm by Halei Lamb

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   Twin City Mayor Pro Tem Matt Donaldson received the Certificate of Excellence from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute during the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Annual Convention in Savannah held Sunday, June 24.
   The Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute, a cooperative effort of GMA and the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government, provides a nationally recognized series of training opportunities for city officials. To receive a
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Commissioners appoint Drake to EMS Board

Posted on July 19, 2018 2:02 pm by Halei Lamb

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by WHITLEY CLIFTON

   The Emanuel County Board of Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 16, at 6 p.m.

   In reference to new business:

   • County Administrator Guy Singletary presented a need for appointment for a regional EMS council board vacancy. After speaking with EMS director Courtney Terwilliger, Singletary proposed appointing Nicky Drake for this position. Hugh Foskey motioned to accept the recommendation, Matt Blackburn seconded, and all Read More


Flat’s annual back to school drive deemed a success!

Posted on July 19, 2018 2:02 pm by Halei Lamb

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   On Saturday, July 14, Flat’s Lounge hosted its fifth annual Back to School Supply Drive at Reggie’s Car Care Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Several locals attended this family-oriented event, making it a huge success. Children attendance received school supplies for the upcoming school year, and were served complimentary grilled hotdogs and hamburgers.


Emanuel County Farmers Market returns to The Boneyard!

Posted on July 19, 2018 2:02 pm by Halei Lamb

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   The Emanuel County Farmers & Artisans Market will be at the newly refurbished Boneyard in Swainsboro on Saturday, July 21, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The market will be located under the covered area, facing the pavilion.

   “We are thrilled with how the farmers market has grown and developed over the years, and we are happy to have it back in downtown Swainsboro on a monthly basis,” said Lynn Read More



Oliver takes first in beam at national AAU meet

Posted on July 19, 2018 2:02 pm by Halei Lamb

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   On Saturday, June 30, Kanyon Oliver, the 11-year-old daughter of Tiffany and Timmy Oliver of Twin City, traveled to Tampa, Florida, to compete the 2018 AAU Gymnastics National Championship.
   Coached by Mandi Purcell of Southeast Gymnastics Academy, Oliver competed in the Xcel Gold division. She placed first in the nation on beam and sixth in the nation overall.

   Prior to competing in Florida, Oliver competed at the state meet in Read More


Gordon earns USG’s Academic Recognition Award

Posted on July 19, 2018 1:01 pm by Halei Lamb

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   One of the greatest academic student honors any student in the University System of Georgia can achieve is to be selected as a state-wide Academic Recognition Day Award winner. East Georgia State College’s 2018 winner is Tiffani Gordon, a sophomore from Alston. The ceremony honoring Gordon, hosted by University System and the Board of Regents, was followed by the recognition of her accomplishments by the Georgia House of Representatives and Read More


Camp Invention inspires young scientists

Posted on July 19, 2018 10:10 am by Halei Lamb

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   More than 50 elementary students recently experienced the magic of invention at the Sudie Fulford Community Learning Center at East Georgia State College. In its sixth year at the Center, Camp Invention is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. During the week-long experience, students participated in hands-on problem solving, collaboration, and the use of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

   The camp curriculum is inspired by some Read More


ECHS to sponsor free adoptions for month of July

Posted on July 19, 2018 10:10 am by Halei Lamb

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   Throughout the remaining month of July, the Emanuel County Humane Society (ECHS) will sponsor free adoptions for dogs at the Betty Gambrell animal shelter. By sponsoring this event, ECHS will cover all adoption costs, spaying/neutering, and rabies shot. This is a life or death situation, as the facility’s capacity is currently maxed out. Please be sure to check out Emanuel County’s pound, located at 343 Market St. in Swainsboro. The Read More


Dixie Youth 12U finishes season as state runners-up

Posted on July 19, 2018 10:10 am by Halei Lamb

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   Swainsboro’s 12-and-under (12U) Dixie Youth baseball team played the last installment of its state tournament at its home field located on Empire Expressway on Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14, to determine who would continue on to the Dixie Youth Majors World Series. Attending teams included Wrens, Troup County, Seminole, and Swainsboro.

   Being the first seed in pool play, the local boys ended their season as state runners-up with Read More


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