Miss Burke celebrates first birthday

Posted by | June 22, 2018 12:10 pm

   Olivia Grace Burke, daughter of Alan and Leslie Burke of Swainsboro, turned 1-year-old on May 30. On June 2, she celebrated the occasion with family and friends with a party at Mintons Chapel Advent Christian Church.
   Themed “Sweet To Be One,” the party used ice cream as its feature idea. The social hall was decorated with ice cream banners, and tabletops were made fancy with canning jars painted to resemble
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Brinson’s track journey ends and continues with family

Posted by | June 22, 2018 12:08 pm

   Jonina Brinson came to Bethune-Cookman knowing her cousin, Donald Cooper, was the head coach.
   What happened at first is what happens at first with families in track—and pretty much everywhere else.
   “Oh, we bumped heads,” Brinson could laugh the day after she ran the 4X100 relay for the Wildcats at the NCAA National Championships.
   “I really wasn’t trying to click with anyone,” Brinson admitted. “I finally gave in and
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Brier Creek has busy meeting

Posted by | June 22, 2018 12:06 pm

   The Brier Creek Chapter of the Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution (GASSAR) met Thursday, June 7, at R&D’s Restaurant at 7:30 p.m. with President Lee Smith presiding. Twelve members and eight guests attended.

   President Smith opened the meeting by introducing the guests and thanking them for coming. He then asked chapter chaplain Wayne Brown to lead the American and SAR pledges. Afterward, President Smith presented certificates to two Read More

Two from Brier Creek Chapter receive awards

Posted by | June 22, 2018 12:04 pm

   During its meeting held June 7, sergeant-at-arms Don Bazemore and president Lee Smith were presented certificates of appreciation for their willingness to re-enact the Battle of Kettle Creek as part of the volunteer militia at a skirmish in Washington on February 14.
   In addition, Smith presented Bazemore a streamer for the chapter’s participation in a patriot gravemarking ceremony in Augusta on May 19. The event took place inside the social
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BOE takes action in executive session

Posted by | June 22, 2018 10:34 am

   During last week’s Emanuel County Board of Education meeting, the following personnel agenda items were approved:
   Employments, certified personnel contingent upon NCIC report — Steve Brackett, Quintaya Brown, Charles Elmore, Danny Evans, Mandy Haggen, Elise Peeples, Amy Sconyers, Danyelle Warren, and Heather Williams, teachers
   Employment, certified person —
Angela Young, assistant principal
  Employments, classified personnel contingent upon NCIC report — Brandi Davis, media clerk; Earl Deas Jr., mechanic; Jasmine Hightower,
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Emanuel County 4-H sees another great year of modified trap competition

Posted by | June 22, 2018 8:55 am

   The 2018 Emanuel County 4-H Project S.A.F.E. modified trap team wrapped up its season during the state 4-H modified trap match. Emanuel County 4-H’ers participated in three levels of competition: the local Randy Fagler Memorial County Match, the Southeast District 4-H qualifying matches, and the State 4-H modified trap match in Eatonton. The program is open to Emanuel County students in grades 7-12 who are enrolled in the 4-H program.Read More

Now Hiring

Posted by | June 21, 2018 2:30 pm

We are looking for an office clerk to organize and coordinate administration duties and office procedures. Your role is to create and maintain a pleasant work environment, ensuring high levels of organizational effectiveness, communication and safety. Ultimately, you should be able to ensure the smooth running of the office and help to improve company procedures and day-to-day operation.


  • Schedule meetings/appointment
  • Maintain the office condition and arrange necessary repairs
  • Serve
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Miss Holcome, Mr. Haley to wed

Posted by | June 20, 2018 5:00 pm

   David and Linda Holcombe of Pembroke and Silina Rockett of Savannah are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Jasmine Holcombe, to Levi Haley. He is the son of David and Stephanie Haley of Metter.
   The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Patricia and Henry Latimer of Jacksonville, Florida, Ricky and Teresa Rockett of Guyton, and Judy Batchlor and Bruce Holcombe of Ellabell.

   The groom-elect is the grandson of Read More

County commissioners support volunteer firefighters

Posted by | June 20, 2018 4:59 pm


   The Emanuel County Board of Commission held its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 18. Chairman Keith Thompson called the meeting to order, and Desse Davis gave the invocation.

   In reference to new business:

   • County attorney Richard McNeely read aloud a resolution drafted by the commissioners for Old Canoochee Primitive Baptist Church. This resolution commended the church for its 200 years of continuous Read More

Swainsboro native supports the Navy’s surface warfare mission

Posted by | June 20, 2018 4:57 pm


   A 2010 Swainsboro High School graduate and Swainsboro native is serving in the U.S. Navy at Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT), which is located on the largest Navy base in the world, Naval Station Norfolk.

   Petty Officer 2nd Class Valencia Thomas is a logistics specialist.

   A Navy logistics specialist is normally responsible for ship and shore supply.

   “I like that my job is open to different Read More

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