10U team finishes second at district tournament

Posted by | February 28, 2019 10:03 am

Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department’s 10U boys all-star basketball team made it to the championship game of the Class B District 1 Tournament held February 15-18 in the Connie Kight Recreation Center Gym in Swainsboro and saw a runner-up finish. Dublin-Laurens County outscored Swainsboro-Emanuel 50-46 to win the district title.

Members of the Swainsboro-Emanuel 10U team were LJ Morgan, Daon Bethea, Marcus Watkins, Jayden Butler, Termetrius Gardner, Elijah Smith, Calynn Foots, Read More

Remembrance event held at Elijah Clarke State Park

Posted by | February 28, 2019 10:03 am

Members of the Wiregrass Chapter, the Brier Creek Chapter, and the Mill Creek Chapter traveled to Elijah Clarke State Park in Lincoln County on Friday, February 8. The purpose of their visit was to attend a remembrance event in memory of Elijah Clarke and the Heroes of the Hornet’s Nest.

The event started at 10:30 a.m. with living history at the restored cabin and the Elijah Clarke museum. Included in Read More

Busy day in Washington for SAR members

Posted by | February 28, 2019 10:01 am

Members of the Wiregrass Chapter and the Brier Creek Chapter of the Georgia Society – Sons of the American Revolution (GASSAR) traveled to Washington, Wilkes County, to attend the 240th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Kettle Creek.

The travelers arrived in downtown Washington at 8:30 a.m., just in time for a 9 a.m. start. Approximately 20 SAR members in continental and militia uniforms lined up for a musket salute Read More

Two injured in fiery Oak Park crash

Posted by | February 28, 2019 9:53 am


On Monday, February 18, numerous calls to 911 reported a brush fire burning along the westbound side of I-16 by mile marker 91. Oak Park and Swainsboro Fire Departments were dispatched. County Engine 200, a 2000 GMC/E-One Class A pumper, responded from fire headquarters in Swainsboro. As it was approaching the scene on the eastbound lane, it was struck from behind by a 2018 Chrysler Read More

Letter to the Editor

Posted by | February 28, 2019 9:52 am

Dear Editor,

I am writing this to publicly let the person or persons who stole the bench from our son’s grave know how sad and disappointed I am with them. That bench was special to us. You see, when we visited his grave, we could sit and share our love for him. Even though he is not there, sitting with him for a while helped us with our grieving process.Read More

Allen speaks to Kiwanis Club

Posted by | February 28, 2019 9:51 am

The Swainsboro Kiwanis Club heard from member and program host Tammy Allen at the club’s meeting on February 19 at 7 p.m. at Catered Creations.

Allen is Family Connection coordinator for Emanuel County Schools. She spoke to the Kiwanians about her role as such, sharing with her fellow members the various outreach opportunities she organizes. She also shared health tips and advice with the Kiwanians and led a game of Read More

Ms. Scott to wed Mr. Gomez this summer

Posted by | February 28, 2019 9:48 am

Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Scott of Twin City is pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Julie Scott, to Mr. Joesph Gomez, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Gomez of Swainsboro.

The bride-elect is was valedictorian of Emanuel County Institute’s Class of 2011. She graduated summa cum laude from East Georgia State College in 2013 before obtaining a degree in middle grades education from Georgia Read More

Farm Bureau members travel to capitol

Posted by | February 28, 2019 9:46 am

Emanuel County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta on February 12 to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Day at the Capitol. While there, members of the county delegation visited with Sen. Jack Hill and Rep. Butch Parrish.

Along with other Farm Bureau members from across the state, members raised legislators’ awareness of GFB’s 2019 priority issues: taxes and budget, natural resources and environment, animal agriculture, and general agricultural.

“The Read More

Don’t miss First Friday at the Morgan House

Posted by | February 28, 2019 9:45 am

On Friday, March 1, 2019, beginning at 5:30 p.m., join the East Georgia State College family for First Friday at The Morgan House.

Refreshments this month will be provided by the EGSC Alumni Association, and there will be music by the EGSC MusicMakers as well as an art show featuring the EGSC Digital Photography class.

The Morgan House is located at 521 West Moring Street in Swainsboro. Don’t miss this Read More

BOE recognizes students

Posted by | February 28, 2019 9:43 am


The Emanuel County Board of Education held its monthly workshop meeting Monday, February 25. Convening at Swainsboro Middle School (SMS), board members were given a walk-through of the school at 6:30 p.m., prior to the meeting beginning at 7 p.m.

Calling the meeting to order, Chairman Mace Henry led the prayer of invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance being led by Johnny Parker.

Moving along with Read More

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