Swainsboro Raceway Pine Tree Tune-Up!

Posted by | May 2, 2019 4:00 pm


Drivers rolled into Swainsboro Raceway Saturday night, April 27, preparing for the upcoming annual Pine Tree 100 event paying big money and special hand-carved trophies in all divisions.

Up first in the Daniels Chevrolet Pure Stock Division, Jason “Flywheel” Floyd and “CoolHand” Luke Scott both picked up heat race wins, leading the field to green. Scott took the lead off Turn 2 with Floyd second and Brent Read More

Phillips is Miss SHS 2019

Posted by | May 2, 2019 3:30 pm

On Friday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. inside the city auditorium, the band boosters hosted the Miss Swainsboro High School and Miss Swainsboro Middle School pageants.

At the end of the evening, Kassidi Phillips was crowned Miss Swainsboro High School 2019. Erin Hood was first runner-up, and J’Niya Rivers took second runner-up. Emily Hutcheson received People’s Choice, Josie Drake was named Miss Congeniality, and Miss Photogenic went to Mercedes Rosas.Read More

Garfield Cookout Festival to feature The Variations for street dance

Posted by | May 2, 2019 3:00 pm

Plans are underway for the 21 Annual Garfield Cookout Festival on May 18, and this year’s event promises to be another great one.

Ahead of the festival, beauty pageants will be held Saturday, May 11, inside Emanuel County Institute’s auditorium.

A gospel sing will kick off the weekend on Friday, May 17, downtown on the stage beginning at 7 p.m. A cake baking contest will take place that night as Read More

Easterling signs with Point University

Posted by | May 2, 2019 2:30 pm


Ke’Sean Easterling recently received a scholarship to play football for Point University in West Point.

A three-year starter on the offensive line for the Tigers, he was named first team all-region in Region 2-AA and also named by the Georgia Coaches Association to the all-state south team. Easterling also earned the respect of his teammates when they voted him as captain of the 2018 region championship team.Read More

Pineland announces FRS Washington Youth Tour representatives

Posted by | May 2, 2019 2:00 pm

Beginning in 2015, Pineland Telephone Cooperative, Inc. joined other rural telecommunications companies across the nation by sponsoring two highly recommended students from the Pineland service area to visit Washington, DC during the early summer.

Since its inception in 1995, the Foundation for Rural Services (FRS) Washington Youth Tour has hosted thousands of students, providing a forum for teens to meet and interact with their peers from other rural communities, as Read More

Majority speaks in favor of curbside pickup services at recent hearing

Posted by | May 2, 2019 1:30 pm


On Tuesday, April 23, the county commission held a public hearing to obtaining citizen input about curbside pick-up services for select areas within Emanuel County.

The event was fairly well-attended with some 50 individuals from various locations across the county participating.

Although some individuals voiced opinions that opposed the service, the majority of individuals in attendance spoke in favor of it and some requested this service be Read More

Two Sunday structure fires within 12 hours for county firefighters

Posted by | May 2, 2019 1:00 pm


Sunday, April 27, started with a reported trailer fire on Fanning Circle in Swainsboro. The call just before 11 a.m. brought Engines 1, 3, 4 and 200 to 157 Fanning Circle. Thick, brown smoke engulfed the single-wide when Engine 3 arrived first. A rear wall of the building had already burnt through, and a portion of the roof had collapsed. The cause of the blaze Read More

GFB Foundation, EMC donate to local library

Posted by | May 2, 2019 12:30 pm

The Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is partnering with the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) to promote agricultural literacy by donating copies of children’s book “Right This Very Minute” to the more than 400 libraries in the Georgia Public Library Service.

Emanuel County Farm Bureau recently presented a copy of the book to Franklin Memorial Library. The book, written by Lisl H. Detlefsen, is a table-to-farm book about food Read More

Exchange meeting held

Posted by | May 2, 2019 12:00 pm

Department of Transportation project manager Bruce Anderson was the special guest of Smith Edenfield at last week’s Exchange Club meeting.

On Tuesday, April 22, Anderson gave an update on the progress of the completion of widening U.S. Highway 1. This was a dream of the late Shot Strange, who dedicated a large portion of his life toward that goal.

Another year of successful mini bank program at SPS

Posted by | May 2, 2019 11:30 am

Every year since 1996, Durden Banking Company, Inc. has sponsored a mini bank program at Swainsboro Primary School. This year’s program came to a close on April 24. Jamie Phillips is the program coordinator, and she says this year’s program went well.

The mini bank program has proven to be a great tool to help students learn the importance of saving money. Students can bring in any amount of money Read More

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