Michelle Anderson Daley, 35

Posted by | September 14, 2017 11:06 am

   Funeral services for Michelle Anderson Daley, 35, of Swainsboro, were held Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Dellwood Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Bedgood officiating and Rev. Brad McKenzie assisted. Interment followed in Eastbrook Cemetery. She died Saturday, September 9, 2017. Mrs. Michelle Anderson Daley was born July 8, 1982 in Claxton. She was a graduate of Swainsboro High School, Class of 2000. She was a loving and … Read More

’OurTown Hero’ names at City Council meeting

Posted by | September 14, 2017 11:03 am


The regular meeting of the mayor and city council was held Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. at Swainsboro City Hall. Mayor Charles Schwabe presented the OurTown Hero Award for the month of September to Swainsboro’s Dixie Youth baseball team, who won the Georgia state championship in the minor division. The team and coaches were commended for their hard work and dedication, as well as for finishing … Read More

Driggers reports for first appearance hearing following escape

Posted by | September 14, 2017 10:55 am


Wednesday, Sept. 6, at approximately 10 a.m., Justin Mark Driggers reported to the Emanuel County Courthouse for his pre-indictment hearing. The Honorable Robert S. Reeves presided and informed him of the charge being brought against him, felony escape. Driggers, 27 of…


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Eagles take down Vidalia Heritage 40-8

Posted by | September 14, 2017 10:52 am

Eagle football fans were in for a treat Friday night as the home team suited up to take on Vidalia Heritage Academy. The end result was a staggering win for David Emanuel, 40-8. The Eagles got on the board first 6-0 by way of a 22-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Baylor Smith to Ashton Greene. Ethan Wells and Dane Arrington combined for a 2-point conversion to make the score 8-0. … Read More

Twin City City Commission discusses 2013 audit’s preliminary findings

Posted by | September 14, 2017 10:43 am


One lone business item headlined the Twin City City Commission’s monthly workshop, held Tuesday, Sept. 5, inside City Hall. The topic? Findings from one of the city’s audits. Since the emergence of new leadership in Mayor Eileen Dudley and Mayor Pro-Tem Matt Donaldson, the current governing body has nonstop worked to right the city’s finances. Part of that process includes submitting audits from years past to bring … Read More

EGSC to reopen Augusta, Swainsboro tomorrow

Posted by | September 13, 2017 12:24 pm

Wednesday, September 13, 12 noon

East Georgia State College will reopen for students, faculty and staff at the Swainsboro and Augusta campuses on Thursday, September 14.  EGSC Statesboro campus classes are cancelled Thursday and Friday, September 14 & 15, and will resume Monday, September 18. 

Faculty and staff at all three EGSC campuses are to report Thursday, September 14.

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EGSC to remain closed September 13

Posted by | September 12, 2017 1:41 pm

Tuesday, September 12, 11:45am

Due to the residual effects of Hurricane Irma, all East Georgia State College campuses will remain closed through Wednesday, September 13. Safety of our students, faculty and staff is our priority, and current power outages and travel uncertainties create conditions that warrant continued closure. All campuses of EGSC will reopen Thursday, September 14, for normal operations.

David Emanuel closing

Posted by | September 8, 2017 4:37 pm

According to a recent media release, David Emanuel Academy will be closed Monday and Tuesday. Further updates will be published via email and on the school’s website.

Severe weather notice for Pineland customers

Posted by | September 8, 2017 3:57 pm

According to Pineland,

   “Based on current weather predictions, the Pineland service area is in a direct line for severe weather conditions due to Hurricane Irma. Beginning Sunday night, heavy rainfall and possible tropical storm force winds, and increased risks of severe weather such as tornadoes is expected.
Over the past decade, Pineland has worked diligently to place all fiber optic cabling underground. Our offices are backed up by generators
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Gospel sing at Hebron Holiness rescheduled

Posted by | September 8, 2017 12:40 pm

Hebron Holiness Church, 15 miles north of Soperton, was scheduled to host The Butler Brothers Quartet on Friday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. However, due to Hurricane Irma, the sing has been rescheduled to Saturday, Oct. 28. The scheduled time remains at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Marion Butler at 912-398-1821. Sis. June Scott, the pastor, and congregation of Hebron Holiness invite all to enjoy this free night of … Read More

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