Goodman addresses Kiwanis Club

Posted by | July 19, 2018 2:56 pm

   The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting Tuesday, June 26, at Catered Creations at 7 p.m. with President Jim Clapham presiding. There were 21 members in attendance and no guests.
The program for the evening was hosted by Chip Durden. Jane Durden introduced Tim Goodman, the lieutenant governor-elect for Division 17. While visiting, Goodman summarized two new Georgia District initiatives for the coming year, Georgia officer and board
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Kemp visits Boneyard BBQ

Posted by | July 19, 2018 2:53 pm

   On Friday, July 13, Brian Kemp, Republican governor candidate from Athens, stopped by Boneyard BBQ in Soperton to grab a barbecue sandwich on his 50-county, 37-city bus tour. Kemp was welcomed by owners Wayne and Wanda Scarboro of Swainsboro. He is running against current lieutenant governor Republican Casey Cagle in the primary runoff on July 24.

Donaldson receives Certificate of Excellence

Posted by | July 19, 2018 2:52 pm

   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 by | July 19, 2018 2:51 pm


   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 by | July 19, 2018 2:43 pm

   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 by | July 19, 2018 2:38 pm

   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

Daniel’s Chevrolet participates in book hunt

Posted by | July 19, 2018 2:11 pm

   Daniels Chevrolet participated with Emanuel County’s Family Connection book scavenger hunt on July 12. A total of 21 kids followed clues to the business and received their free books.

Oliver takes first in beam at national AAU meet

Posted by | July 19, 2018 2:01 pm

   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 by | July 19, 2018 1:35 pm

   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 by | July 19, 2018 10:56 am

   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

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