LOL Surprise-themed party held to celebrate Strobridge’s 12th birthday

Posted by | January 10, 2019 11:06 am

D’Ayla Strobridge, her family, and her friends gathered at Pizza Hut on December 27 to celebrate her 12th birthday. The party was themed around popular brand LOL Surprise, and the attendees enjoyed playing games and eating pizza, chips, and cake.

When Strobridge opened her presents from family and friends, she was delighted to receive numerous large LOL Surprise dolls.

Helping her celebrate turning 12-years-old were her mother, Daphne Strobridge; grandparents, Read More

Six graduate from STC’s radiologic tech program

Posted by | January 10, 2019 11:05 am

Six students from Southeastern Tech graduated from the radiologic technology degree program. To celebrate the graduating class, a pinning ceremony was held on the Vidalia campus.

The graduates were Brandi Rose Camacho from Reidsville, QuaShanna Alexis Daughtry from Twin City, Valerie Davis from Vidalia, Katie Michelle Lamb from Mount Vernon, Dakota Reece Logue from McRae, and Shannon Lindsey Rutan from Vidalia. 

The speaker was Keegan Spell, a former graduate of Read More

STC graduates honored for Associate of Science in Nursing

Posted by | January 10, 2019 11:04 am

The ASN faculty of Southeastern Technical College proudly pinned graduates in the Fall 2018 Associate of Science in Nursing program on December 10. A ceremony was held in the Toombs Auditorium on the Vidalia campus.

The graduates were Brooke Braddy, Ramie Davis, Jennifer Jones, and Taylor Moore from Lyons, Rainey Canady from Twin City, Carsen Cobb from Metter, Simmie Driggers and Jaime Savage from Glennville, Faith Dudley, Tracer Gould, and Read More

Swainsboro blasts Vidalia with important region win

Posted by | January 10, 2019 11:02 am


The Swainsboro Tigers had their biggest win of the season on the road Friday, knocking off the previously 15-1 Vidalia Indians and thrusting themselves back into the competition for a top region spot. Swainsboro, Vidalia, Metter, and Jeff Davis are all battling for positioning behind undefeated and top-ranked Woodville-Tompkins.

Swainsboro entered the weekend with a modest 6-7 record against one of the hottest teams in the state, Read More

Sherman’s March campsite marker unveiled and dedicated

Posted by | January 10, 2019 11:01 am

The second of Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails, Inc. (GCWHT) markers to be installed in Emanuel County was unveiled and dedicated on Friday, November 30, at Noah’s Ark Church along Old Savannah Road. The unpaved portion of the road is considered one of the best preserved of the routes used by union forces during their march from Atlanta to Savannah in the fall of 1864.

Among those attending the brief Read More

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | January 10, 2019 11:00 am

by SEN. JACK HILL, 4th District


As we enter the 2019 Session of the General Assembly, there is a certain air of anticipation due to the changes brought about by the recent elections, bringing new leadership for our state in Governor-Elect Brian Kemp.  Here in the Senate, there is a new Lt. Governor, Geoff Duncan and a new Majority Leader, Mike Dugan.

In the Senate, we Read More

Christmas at the nursing home

Posted by | January 10, 2019 10:59 am

The residents of Emanuel County Nursing Home recently had a day full of holiday cheer. The Christmas event started with a group of carolers comprised of Emanuel Medical Center staff, then the residents were treated to a snack of Christmas cookies and punch. Finally, residents’ family members joined as Santa Claus (Pete Sutherland) passed out gifts and spread Christmas cheer to all. Many gifts were kindly donated from the medical Read More

OFTC announces fall 2018  president’s, dean’s list

Posted by | January 10, 2019 10:57 am

Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) President Dr. Lloyd Horadan is pleased to announce the students on the president’s and the dean’s list for the 2018 fall semester.  

To be eligible for the president’s list, OFTC students must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher with a course load of at least 12 credit hours during the semester. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must maintain a 3.0 Read More

New Year starts off busy for city and county firefighters

Posted by | January 10, 2019 10:52 am


New Year’s day’s first fire call was shortly after 2 p.m. for a fire on Shearhouse Street in Swainsboro. The resident was cooking a large pot of oil when it burst in flames. As she attempted to remove the flaming pot from the house, it spilled onto the couch and herself, setting both on fire. As the fire department was responding, a neighbor used a Read More

Kiwanis Club times 5K in Twin City

Posted by | January 10, 2019 10:50 am

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro traveled 13 miles to Twin City to time this year’s Light the Night Reindeer 5K. Six Kiwanians made the trip to help make the event possible for the 31 runners who weathered a light rain to complete the run. Twin City Police Department also assisted to ensure the runners’ safety.

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