Visit the LongShot Art Gallery this weekend!

Posted by | July 12, 2017 12:47 pm

On Saturday, July 15, 2017, beginning at 6 p.m., the LongShot Art Gallery in Stillmore will be home to the photography of Juan Pablo Cardona. The black and white photography is a combination of two collections by Cardona, Circa, showing visceral behind-the-scenes stills of circus life in Mexico, and Cuaderno de Viajes India, a photographic journey through the streets of India through Cardona’s lens.

The LongShot Art Gallery is Read More


Behind the scenes of the Swainsboro Jaycees

Posted by | July 12, 2017 10:14 am

by HALEI LAMB

The Swainsboro Jaycees have been an integral part of Emanuel County for more than 75 years. Since 1939, our Junior Chamber has given us much to be proud of. Their humble, altruistic work has touched nearly every citizen here in some form or fashion, but most people have no idea the effort required to bring their many projects to fruition. Mikell Clifton became a Jaycee in 2010 Read More


Howell publishes book on Hazel Brannon Smith

Posted by | July 11, 2017 10:44 am

East Georgia State College Associate Professor of History Dr. Jeff Howell recently published a book entitled Hazel Brannon Smith: The Female Crusading Scalawag. The book looks at a female pioneer in journalism in the Deep South. Smith earned a national reputation in 1940s Mississippi by fighting bootleg alcohol and corrupt Sheriffs. Later, she earned national recognition in her fight for free speech, a free press and civil rights. She was … Read More


LongShot Art Gallery to show photography by Juan Pablo Cardona

Posted by | July 10, 2017 12:46 pm

On Saturday, July 15, 2017, beginning at 6 p.m., the LongShot Art Gallery in Stillmore will be home to the photography of Juan Pablo Cardona. The black and white photography is a combination of two collections by Cardona, Circa, showing visceral behind-the-scenes stills of circus life in Mexico, and Cuaderno de Viajes India, a photographic journey through the streets of India through Cardona’s lens.

Cardona’s work is defined as … Read More



Urgent need – O+, O-, B+, B- blood types, please donate today!

Posted by | July 6, 2017 5:05 pm

   There is less than a one-day supply of O+, O-, B+ and B- blood types on the shelves for local patients in need. “Approaching the long holiday weekend, our shelves were stocked and inventory was sufficient for the 19 hospitals in 30 counties we are the sole source blood and blood products provider for,” stated Kevin Belanger, President/CEO of Shepeard Community Blood Center. “To be in this urgent blood need Read More


Want to serve on the DFCS Board?

Posted by | July 6, 2017 1:51 pm

   The Board of Commissioners is still seeking letters of interest from candidates who would like to  serve on the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) Board. To apply for consideration, mail your letter of interest to the Emanuel County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 787 Swainsboro, GA 30401, or deliver it to the commissioners’ office, 101 North Main Street in Swainsboro. For more information, please call County Administrator Guy Read More


Twin City City Commission meeting rescheduled

Posted by | July 6, 2017 1:40 pm

   The mayor and city commission of Twin City has moved its monthly meeting to Tuesday, July 11. The meeting is usually held the first Tuesday of every month. Thus, this month’s meeting would have been held Tuesday, July 4 but was rescheduled due to the Independence Day holiday. The workshop session will still begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m.


Letter to the Editor

Posted by | July 6, 2017 1:38 pm

   Dear Editor,

   The Emanuel Arts Council held its Art Camp 2017 this year from June 26-28. It was a resounding success, with almost 30 children attending. The three-day camp was held at the Sudie Fulford Community Learning Center of East Georgia State College.

   There are so many people and organizations who helped make all this possible. We have all heard that “it takes a village to raise a child.” I Read More


Fagler receives Rotarian of the Year award

Posted by | July 6, 2017 1:31 pm

   The Swainsboro Rotary Club held its annual awards banquet June 19 at McKinney’s Pond. At the banquet, Mitchell Fagler was named 2017 Rotarian of the Year.

   Rev. Kenny Griffin led the invocation, and Greg Johnson followed with the pledge and 4-way test. Outgoing president Tobe Karrh then presented special awards, including the bestowal of Rotarian of the Year to Fagler.

   Karrh finished his duties with the giving of his outgoing Read More


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