Shirley Zazu Owens Arthur, 82

Posted by | July 11, 2019 2:45 pm

    Shirley Zazu Owens Arthur, 82, of Fountain Inn, South Carolina, passed away Friday, June 28, 2019 at Twin View Nursing Home in Twin City. Private services will be held.

Ms. Arthur was born July 25, 1936 in Laurens County, South Carolina, to the late Arthur and Lola Balcombe Owens. Arthur will surely be missed, and her light will continue to shine on. She was indeed a blessing and was dearly Read More

Shepeard experiencing summer blood shortage

Posted by | July 11, 2019 2:00 pm

Summer has officially hit, and Shepeard Community Blood Center is feeling the heat. Like many nonprofit blood centers around the U.S., Shepeard is struggling to get blood donors in the door during the summer months. This has the potential to negatively impact local hospitals. The local blood supply is supported strictly by the donations of volunteer blood donors. Shepeard supplies this blood to several local hospitals spanning Georgia and South Read More

City approves transfer of senior center to county

Posted by | July 11, 2019 1:30 pm


During last week’s executive session, Swainsboro City Council and Mayor Charles Schwabe approved the transfer of the Emanuel County Senior Center building to the County of Emanuel. In doing so, the county will be held responsible for all costs moving forward. Parker made the motion, Sue Bragg made the second, and the vote was 6–0.

Also, mayor and council discussed an incident regarding Swainsboro Police Department. Two Read More

Mr. Moore, Miss Poole plan October wedding

Posted by | July 11, 2019 12:45 pm

Ms. Susan Spell of Rincon and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Poole of Vidalia are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Morganne Alexis Poole, to Mr. Christopher Neal Moore Jr., son of Ms. Laura Welch Moore and the late Chris Moore Sr. of Kite.

The bride-elect graduated from Vidalia High School in 2012. She received an associate degree in accounting degree from Ogeechee Technical College Read More

Donaldson named to GMA Board of Directors

Posted by | July 11, 2019 12:00 pm

Twin City Mayor Pro Tem Matt Donaldson was elected to the board of directors for the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) during the association’s annual meeting in Savannah on June 23.

Donaldson will serve as first vice president of GMA’s 9th District. The district includes cities in the following counties: Johnson, Emanuel, Candler, Treutlen, Laurens, Bleckley, Dodge, Wheeler, Montgomery, Toombs, Tattnall, Evans, Appling, Wayne, Jeff Davis, Telfair and Wilcox.

“We are Read More

Etiquette camp planned for area girls

Posted by | July 11, 2019 11:00 am

Community Action for Youth Inc. and The Edenfield House will sponsor its 2019 girls’ etiquette camp, Minding Your Manners, on July 16 through July 18.

Offered to girls of ages 7- to 18-years-old, the camp will consist of two age groups that will be held at separate times. Ages 7 through 12 will attend from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. while ages 13 through 18 will meet from 12:30 until Read More

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