One-way of Pine Street requires US 1 BU changes Monday

Posted by | November 1, 2018 11:19 am

Local and state agency collaboration means traffic operational changes in downtown Swainsboro. A section of eastbound Pine Street will become one-way on Monday with supporting Main Street/US 1 BU signage and striping work at the intersection.

Monday morning Georgia Department of Transportation’s (GDOT) District Sign Shop will begin their work. Planned changes include:

  • Installing “no turn”, “do not enter” and “do not block intersection” signs
  • Eradicate left turn arrow heading
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Miss Brannen, Mr. Gilmer to wed this winter

Posted by | November 1, 2018 11:11 am

Mr. and Mrs. Milton Brannen of Portal are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Jodi Elizabeth Brannen, of Twin City to Mr. Richard Hamilton Gilmer of Swainsboro, son of Elizabeth Gilmer of Swainsboro and the late Ricky Gilmer.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Portal High School. She continued her education at Georgia Southern University by obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. She Read More

Tonight’s the night!

Posted by | October 31, 2018 3:46 pm

Happy Halloween!!! Please be careful while traveling, as many will be out and about. Share your Halloween spirit with us by posting pics in this post’s comments. We love seeing the creativity and smiling faces of all trick-or-treaters! We hope everyone enjoys their Halloween shenanigans tonight!

Happy Halloween!

Posted by | October 31, 2018 3:34 pm

Photo credit: Wanda Thompson Scarboro

Lainey Scarboro, dressed as Dorothy from “The Wizzard of Oz,” is ready for Halloween! She is the daughter of Scrap and Heather Scarboro of Swainsboro.

Trick-or-treating in Swainsboro will be held Wednesday, October 31. Suggested hours are 5 to 8 p.m.

As always, please watch out for all the little ghosts and goblins as the festivities across the county take place, and be sure to … Read More

SPD Report 10-31-18

Posted by | October 31, 2018 3:28 pm

Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) recently reported…

October 17

Complainant reported theft by taking.

Officer responded to Lake Luck Drive in reference to a bench warrant.

Victim reported an entering auto.

October 18

Victim reported theft by taking.

Officer responded to South Main Street in reference to a shoplifting.

October 19

Complainant reported theft by taking.

Officer was dispatched to the intersection of South Main Street and Tiger Read More

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | October 31, 2018 3:27 pm

by SEN. JACK HILL, 4th District


This week Governor Deal called for a Special Session for November 13th to address the impacts from Hurricane Michael and make adjustments in the budget to account for incurred costs.  According to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, Hurricane Michael is the third-most intense Atlantic hurricane to make landfall in the United States and hit Read More

Mary Sue McKenney Kendrix, 61

Posted by | October 31, 2018 3:26 pm

Funeral services for Mary Sue McKenney Kendrix, 61, of Swainsboro were held Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Gethsemane Baptist Church with Reverend Daniel Woodson officiating. Internment followed in the Ethernal Glory Gardens Cemetery in Vidalia. She died Monday morning, October 22, 2018, at the University Hospital following an extended illness.

Ms. Mary Sue McKenney Kendrix was born on June 18, 1957, in Oak Park to the late Read More

Mary Frances McCoy Branch, 89

Posted by | October 31, 2018 3:24 pm

Funeral services for Mary Frances McCoy Branch, 89, were held Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Emanuel County Institute’s auditorium in Twin City with Bishop K.E. McNeal officiating. Interment followed at Union Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery in Garfield.She died Thursday, October 18, 2018.

Mrs. Mary Frances McCoy Branch was born December 9, 1928, in Woodcliff to Leola Bryd-McCoy and James Edward McCoy. She later moved to Emanuel County Read More

Legals 10-31-18

Posted by | October 31, 2018 3:22 pm



Public notice is hereby given that there will be a sale of the property described below by the United States Marshals in an attempt to satisfy that certain Judgment entered on May 17, 2016, in the United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia, Athens Division, Civil Action No: 3:15-CV-83-CDL (the “Judgment”), in favor of The Guarantee Company of North America Read More

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