ECHS to sponsor free adoptions for month of July

Posted by | July 12, 2018 2:49 pm

   Throughout the remaining month of July, the Emanuel County Humane Society (ECHS) will sponsor free adoptions for dogs at the Betty Gambrell animal shelter. By sponsoring this event, ECHS will cover all adoption costs, spaying/neutering, and rabies shot. This is a life or death situation, as the facility’s capacity is currently maxed out. Please be sure to check out Emanuel County’s pound, located at 343 Market St. in Swainsboro. The Read More

12U Dixie Youth team hosting state tournament

Posted by | July 12, 2018 10:24 am

   Swainsboro welcomed seven other 12U Dixie Youth baseball teams—Thomaston, Seminole County, Troup County, Irwin County, Schley County, West Augusta, and Wrens— to the Wyatt Rich Complex last week for the state tournament. Pool play began Friday, July 6, and continued onto Saturday.
   The top four teams from last weekend (Wrens, Troup County, Seminole, and Swainsboro) will return to the facility on Empire Expressway this Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July
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STC announces summer open house

Posted by | July 12, 2018 10:13 am

   On Tuesday, July 17, Southeastern Technical College (STC) will host its summer open house from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. inside Building 2 of the Swainsboro campus. The open house will consist of building tours and will provide an opportunity to speak with program instructors and learn more about technical education.

SHS host basketball camp featuring Globetrotter legend

Posted by | July 12, 2018 10:11 am

   Recently, Swainsboro High School (SHS) Lady Tigers Basketball Program hosted a girls basketball clinic. The 3-day camp was held June 20 through June 22 at the SHS gymnasium for ages 6 years of age to 13. The camp was designed to teach and elevate the game of basketball for girls. Fundamentals of shooting, ball handling, passing, offense, and defense were taught.

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Gibbons’ property donation honored with bench in Gumlog Park

Posted by | July 12, 2018 10:09 am

   On Wednesday, July 3, Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department (SECRD) dedicated a park bench in Gumlog Park in memoriam to Rilla and Ben Gibbons. The park bench was installed to honor Rilla and Ben, whose former property was donated by the family to the City of Swainsboro to expand the Gumlog Park property.
   The event was attended by many family members, including grandchildren Sharon Gibbons Brown and Lonnie Gibbons, friends, and
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Budweiser presents annual Firecracker 100 at Swainsboro Raceway!

Posted by | July 12, 2018 10:08 am

   Over 100 cars packed the fields at Swainsboro Raceway Friday and Saturday night for the Budweiser-sponsored Annual Firecracker 100.
   Friday night consisted of qualifying and heat races in all divisions. Twenty-eight drivers qualified in the Roger Wheeler Construction Road Warrior Division and competed in heat races for a starting position in Saturday nights $5,000-to-win event. All other divisions qualified or ran heat races for Saturday’s $2,000-to-win feature
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Numerous crashes keep First Responders busy

Posted by | July 12, 2018 10:07 am


   A few weeks ago, there were been numerous daytime motor vehicle crashes in the Swainsboro area. All have occurred on clear days with no wet roads. One wonders where the minds of the drivers were before and during these crashes.

   On Friday, June 15, just before 1 p.m., a 2-vehicle collision involving a Nissan Rogue SUV and a Honda sedan resulted in four persons being transported to Read More

One injured in Highway 23 crash

Posted by | July 12, 2018 10:06 am

The female passenger in a Ford Ranger was injured on Sunday morning, July 8. The crash occurred on Highway 23 North at Mincey Road when the driver fell asleep, went off road, and struck a drainage culvert. She was transported to Emanuel Medical Center by EMS. First responders from Garfield and Twin City, along with Twin City Police Department and Emanuel County sheriff’s deputies, responded to the

Johnson makes GSU dean’s list

Posted by | July 12, 2018 10:05 am

   Danielle Johnson, 2017 honor graduate of Swainsboro High School, was recently recognized as being part of the dean’s list for the spring semester at Georgia Southern University (GSU). Johnson is the daughter of Mamie and Lonnie of Swainsboro.

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