Majority speaks in favor of curbside pickup services at recent hearing

Posted by | May 2, 2019 1:30 pm

by WHITLEY CLIFTON

On Tuesday, April 23, the county commission held a public hearing to obtaining citizen input about curbside pick-up services for select areas within Emanuel County.

The event was fairly well-attended with some 50 individuals from various locations across the county participating.

Although some individuals voiced opinions that opposed the service, the majority of individuals in attendance spoke in favor of it and some requested this service be Read More


Two Sunday structure fires within 12 hours for county firefighters

Posted by | May 2, 2019 1:00 pm

by BILL CAHILL, SFD PIO

Sunday, April 27, started with a reported trailer fire on Fanning Circle in Swainsboro. The call just before 11 a.m. brought Engines 1, 3, 4 and 200 to 157 Fanning Circle. Thick, brown smoke engulfed the single-wide when Engine 3 arrived first. A rear wall of the building had already burnt through, and a portion of the roof had collapsed. The cause of the blaze Read More


GFB Foundation, EMC donate to local library

Posted by | May 2, 2019 12:30 pm

The Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is partnering with the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) to promote agricultural literacy by donating copies of children’s book “Right This Very Minute” to the more than 400 libraries in the Georgia Public Library Service.

Emanuel County Farm Bureau recently presented a copy of the book to Franklin Memorial Library. The book, written by Lisl H. Detlefsen, is a table-to-farm book about food Read More


Exchange meeting held

Posted by | May 2, 2019 12:00 pm

Department of Transportation project manager Bruce Anderson was the special guest of Smith Edenfield at last week’s Exchange Club meeting.

On Tuesday, April 22, Anderson gave an update on the progress of the completion of widening U.S. Highway 1. This was a dream of the late Shot Strange, who dedicated a large portion of his life toward that goal.


Another year of successful mini bank program at SPS

Posted by | May 2, 2019 11:30 am

Every year since 1996, Durden Banking Company, Inc. has sponsored a mini bank program at Swainsboro Primary School. This year’s program came to a close on April 24. Jamie Phillips is the program coordinator, and she says this year’s program went well.

The mini bank program has proven to be a great tool to help students learn the importance of saving money. Students can bring in any amount of money Read More


DAR announces May meeting

Posted by | May 2, 2019 11:00 am

The Governor David Emanuel-Adam Brinson Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will meet Thursday, May 9, at 3 p.m. at the Susie A. Fulford Center, located on the campus of East Georgia State College. All members are invited.


Church to celebrate mothers

Posted by | May 2, 2019 10:30 am

Williams Chapel Holiness Church will host Mother’s Week of Praise May 7 through May 11 at 7:30 p.m. nightly.

The guest speakers will be as follows: Evangelist Jennifer Rackins, Minister Joyce Harden, Reverend Tina Houston, Dr. Catherine Braswell, and Evangelist Olivia Colvin.
The pastor, Chief Apostle Clyde Fowler Sr., extends an invitation to all.


Yard Sale

Posted by | May 2, 2019 10:09 am

Yard Sale this Fri, May 3rd, from 10am-6pm, & Sat, May 4th, from 1pm-7pm, located at 157 Crabapple Ln. in Country Acres.  Items include appliances, furniture, MISC items, & much more!


R&F Marketing Pillow Sale

Posted by | May 2, 2019 10:04 am

While you are enjoying yourself at the Pine Tree Festival this Saturday, May 4th, go see them before or after the festivities from 7am – 12pm, @ 610 E. Main St.

They have new outdoor chair and bench seating at an average of 50% off retail. Outdoor pieces will range from $7 to $15, & a variety of pillows starting at $6.

They hope to see you there!


Stillmore MBC to feature Reverend McKenzie for revival

Posted by | May 2, 2019 10:00 am

Beginning May 5 through May 8, Stillmore Missionary Baptist Church will host revival services featuring guest speaker Reverend Brad McKenzie. Sunday’s service will begin at 6 p.m. while services Monday through Wednesday will begin at 7 p.m. Reverend George Archer Jr. invites all.


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