SES students complete STEM activities

Posted by | June 21, 2017 4:26 pm

   Prior to summer adjournment, Mrs. Poole’s third grade class at Swainsboro Elementary School completed several STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) activities. The students were given a number of items to build a free-standing tower. They worked together to create the tower shown in the photograph, which measured 19 inches tall. Pictured with Poole are students Quinonliyah Ortiz, Zybrionna Ford, De’Avion Rountree, Marisol Puente-Silva, and Elijah Linton after completing the … Read More


  POTW: Piper and Sassy

Posted by | June 21, 2017 4:21 pm

   This week’s Pets of the Week are Piper and Sassy.

   Piper is a 1-year-old lab mix. She is good with kids and other dogs, and has a very affectionate and playful spirit. She would love to have a home she can call her very own.

   Sassy is a 2-year-old mixed breed. She is dog-friendly and loves attention. Sassy has been patiently awaiting a place to call home since January.

   For … Read More


Scouts kayak George L. Smith State Park

Posted by | June 21, 2017 4:10 pm

   On Thursday, June 15, Cub Scouts from Pack 75 in Swainsboro visited George L. Smith State Park as part of their effort to achieve the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) National Summertime Award.

   The scouts teamed up with Wesley Hendley from Mill Pond Kayak to…

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Debra Ann Lloyd, 59

Posted by | June 21, 2017 4:05 pm

   Funeral services for Debra Ann Lloyd, 59, were held Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Melvin Adams Jr. presiding. Internemet followed at Swainsboro City Cemetery. She passed away June 7, 2017.

   Ms. Debra Ann Lloyd was born November 24, 1957 in Swainsboro to Elmer Seabrough Lloyd, Ero “Buddy” Rainey, and Tealang Lloyd. She attended school in the Emanuel County school … Read More


Scotty Lawson, 57

Posted by | June 21, 2017 4:02 pm

   Graveside services for Scotty Lawson, 57, of Swainsboro were held Monday, June 19, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the Swainsboro City Cemetery with Rev. Jenkins officiating. He passed away Friday, June 16, 2017.

   Mr. Scotty Lawson was born May 12, 1960, in Swainsboro to the late Kenneth and Patsy Price Lawson. He was a 1978 graduate of Swainsboro High School and was later employed with Southern Nuclear Operating Company’s Plant … Read More


Headed to the bigs by the “grace of God”

Posted by | June 21, 2017 4:00 pm

by HALEI LAMB
Picture this. You’re 18 years old. It’s the last semester of your senior year. Graduation is knocking on your door. You’re all set for the future. Only one decision looms over your head — college. As if the process isn’t difficult enough, you’ve received multiple football scholarships from several Division I schools in the south. You tour these universities and finally make a choice. National Signing Day
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Judge Palmer serves as president of Council of Superior Court Judges of Georgia

Posted by | June 21, 2017 3:56 pm

   Superior Court Judge Kathy Stephens Palmer, Middle Judicial Circuit, Swainsboro, became president of the Council of Superior Court Judges on May 1, 2017. Her term of office and those of Council President-Elect Judge Stephen D. Kelley, Brunswick Judicial Circuit, Brunswick, and Secretary-Treasurer Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua, Atlanta Judicial Circuit, Atlanta, will run from May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018.

   The Honorable Kathy Stephens Palmer graduated magna cum laude from … Read More


Local queen to compete at Miss America 2017

Posted by | June 21, 2017 3:52 pm

Photo credit: Matt Boyd Photography

Photo credit: Gambrell Photography

   On June 13-17, Miss Emanuel County, Miss Southeast Georgia, and their Outstanding Teens competed at the Miss Georgia Pageant in Columbus. During the week, each of the girls competed in a private interview, talent, swimsuit/fitness wear, evening gown, and on-stage question preliminaries.

   Our area was well-represented by Brittany Sherrod, Miss Emanuel County. Alyssa Beasley, Miss Southeast Georgia, was crowned Miss Georgia 2017 and was also awarded … Read More


Washington and friends win $5,000 through Family Connection fundraiser

Posted by | June 21, 2017 3:46 pm

   Last week, Delane Washington and friends pocketed a hefty prize of $5,000, thanks to the Family Connection “Bacon Bingo Pig Plop” fundraiser.

   The event was held on the hot afternoon of June 14 at Harmon Park. The young pig was energetic and on the move inside the marked arena. It didn’t take long before “Blue”…

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SPD Report 6-21-2017

Posted by | June 21, 2017 3:41 pm

   Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

   June 11

   Complainant reported a hit-and-run at 202 S. Main St.

   Officer responded to 206 Lee St. in reference to a break in. Upon arrival, the victim informed the officer that both doors remained locked and nothing seemed to be out of the ordinary, other than the broken glass on the front door.

   Officer was positioned at 212 N. Main St. conducting … Read More


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