Senior Dog Spotlight: Roseberry

Posted by | June 22, 2018 4:34 pm


   They call me Roseberry at the shelter. I’m a female hound dog approximately 5-years-old. I’m not really old enough to be considered a senior dog, but my coloring and sad, tired  eyes make me look older than I am. When someone has aged beyond their years, the old expression is, “They were ridden hard and put up wet.” Well, that’s me. I have had a hard life Read More

SPD’s first civilian firearm course a success

Posted by | June 22, 2018 4:33 pm

   On Saturday, June 9, Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) hosted its first civilian weapons course. Developed to assist citizens in understanding the law as well as basic firearms handling and marksmanship, this course gave those in attendance an understanding of Georgia law as it pertains to weapons carry and the use of force.

   Following the classroom portion of the course, participants were given hands-on instruction from certified firearm instructors on the Read More

Farmers and Artisans Market takes the weekend off

Posted by | June 22, 2018 4:30 pm

   The Emanuel County Farmers and Artisans Market will not be held this coming Saturday, June 23. Normal hours will resume as follows:

   July 7 – Twin City from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

   July 14 – Stillmore from 8-11 a.m.

   July 21 – Swainsboro from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Family Connection continues summer work

Posted by | June 22, 2018 4:29 pm

   Even though school is out of session, Family Connection is still educating students through its fun summer programs.

   Its Chopped Junior Advanced class was completed last week, and the chefs learned advanced culinary skills while learning the importance of nutrition and making healthy food choices. Some of the dishes prepared were gourmet omelettes made in a waffle iron, focaccia bread in a Crock-Pot, and cauliflower crust pizza.

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EGSC’s Kittrell-Mikell, Thigpen visit Sweden

Posted by | June 22, 2018 4:27 pm

   Dr. Deborah Kittrell-Mikell, director of Academic Support Services on East Georgia State College’s Augusta campus, and Astraea Thigpen, academic advisement specialist on EGSC’s Swainsboro campus, had a unique opportunity to spend their 2018 spring break in Sweden. Although it was snowing and cold upon their arrival, the two had an opportunity to tour and meet with academic advisors at Lund University and Malmö University.

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Fastpitch teams offer helping hand to local boy in need of service dog

Posted by | June 22, 2018 4:25 pm

   The East Georgia Crossfire fastpitch organization held a 12-and-under (12U) girls fastpitch tournament at the Twin City Recreation Department on Saturday, June 16, to raise money for the Trevor Radford Fund, whose family is working to purchase a service dog for Trevor.

   Five teams from across southeast Georgia entered. These teams included the Havoc, the Rampage, the Bulloch Bandits, the Velocity, and the host team, East Georgia Crossfire.
   The Rampage
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AMC provides industry collaboration with Emanuel County Schools

Posted by | June 22, 2018 4:23 pm

   Employees of Advanced Metal Components are working to provide industry collaboration with Emanuel County Schools.
   Doug Brown, president, and Bill Lewis, quality manager, are seen presenting Jess Bush, engineering and technology instructor at Swainsboro High School, and Kendall Hadden, engineering and technology instructor at Emanuel County Institute, with measuring tools including height gages, digital calipers, protractors, and linear measurement scales.
   AMC is also providing both schools with drawings and finished
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DEA Junior Beta goes to national convention

Posted by | June 22, 2018 4:20 pm

   David Emanuel Academy’s (DEA) Junior Beta Club traveled to Savannah June 13-16 to participate in the National Junior Beta Club Convention.

   Attending were Banks Booth, Clayton Hood, Ben Bennett, Ella Claire Claxton, Emma Proctor, Sara Cate Fennell, Tony Sutton, Ann Carol Daniel, Emma Taylor, Lanna Douglas, Molly Hammock, Peyton Free, Riley Griner, and Grace Catherine Hood.
   While there, these students competed in the Songfest, Recyclable Art, and Beta Wreath competitions.
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Citizens Bank honored for 36 years of tournament sponsorship

Posted by | June 22, 2018 4:19 pm

   The Citizens Bank of Swainsboro received an award at the Georgia Dugout Club banquet held June 1, 2018 in Macon for sponsoring The Citizens Bank of Swainsboro Invitational Baseball Tournament for 36 years at Swainsboro High School. Receiving the award is president and CEO Milton Gray. Also pictured are Swainsboro High School head baseball coach Ashley Hooks and retired coach Hank Aldridge.

Voices United to host youth explosion this weekend

Posted by | June 22, 2018 4:15 pm

   On Saturday, June 23, at 6 p.m., Voices United will present its 9th annual Summer Youth Explosion. Featured will be Voices In Unity of Sandersville, Faith Hope Deliverance praise dancers of Louisville, Mt. Zion of Soperton’s youth choir, Mt. Moriah Youth Choir, Trinity Youth Choir, and William Chapel’s praise dance team. The public, especially all youth, are invited.

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