Make sure to register for this year’s Pine Tree Festival Grand Parade

Posted by | April 27, 2018 2:17 pm

   The deadline for registration forms to participate in the 73rd Annual Grand Parade, slated for May 5, is April 28.

   Cash prizes for non-profit businesses are $500 for first place, $300 for second, and $200 for third. For-profit entry prizes include a first place award of $750, $500 for second place, and $250 for third.

   This event is sponsored by the Swainsboro Shrine Club. No candy or other objects may Read More

Kiwanis times Heroes for Hope 5K run

Posted by | April 27, 2018 2:14 pm

   The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro traveled downtown early Saturday morning, April 7, to time the Heroes for Hope 5K. With registration beginning at 6:30 a.m., the 5K started at 8 a.m. with approximately 35 runners.

   The Swainsboro Kiwanis club has been timing 5K runs for different organizations for the past three years, and its trained staff  uses professional equipment to successfully time 5K, 10K, and fun runs. The club has Read More

Womack marks 15-year signing anniversary

Posted by | April 27, 2018 2:13 pm

   As history would have it, Rhett Womack signed a contract 15 years ago to play professional baseball for the Houma Hawks in Houma, Louisiana. According to Womack, during his time at Swainsboro High School (SHS), he broke two hitting records, one for most career hits and another for most career doubles.

Annual Green Jacket Dinner slated

Posted by | April 27, 2018 2:08 pm

   On Thursday, May 3, the 5th Annual Green Jacket Dinner will be held at the Swainsboro Golf and Country Club beginning with a social at 6 p.m. The dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited, and the cost is $30 per person. The dress is business attire

   For reservations, please call 478-237-6426 by Thursday, April 27.

Superior Court canidate speaks to Garfield Community Club

Posted by | April 27, 2018 2:06 pm

   The Garfield Community Club held its regular meeting April 5, at 2:30 p.m. at the community house.

   Featured as guest speaker was Tommy J Smith, canidate for Superior Court judge in the May 2020 election. Smith serves five counties: Candler, Emanuel, Jefferson, Toombs, and Washington. He earned his B.A. at Georgia Southern University and his juris doctorate at The University of Georgia. Smith has served over 10 years as State Read More

Political forum to be held in May

Posted by | April 27, 2018 2:01 pm

   The Emanuel County Political Forum will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at the Emanuel County Courthouse. Questions for candidates can be submitted in advance via email at or by calling the chamber of commerce at 478-237-6426.

   The following is a list of running candidates for each district:

     Board of Education, District 2 — Phyllis Dixon

     Board of Education, District 4 — Tanya Read More

See the Georgia Court of Appeals in action

Posted by | April 27, 2018 1:59 pm

   Emanuel County will celebrate Law Day on Tuesday, May 1, from 9 until 11:30 a.m. in the main courtroom of the Emanuel County Courthouse. This will be the first appearance in Emanuel County by an appellate court.

   Law Day is a day set aside to honor the profession of law and to celebrate the integral part the rule of law has played in the foundation of the United States and Read More

EGSC holds annual Spring Honors Night

Posted by | April 27, 2018 1:56 pm

   On Thursday, April 19, East Georgia State College held their annual Spring Honors Night Ceremony in the Luck F. Gambrell Building Auditorium at 6 p.m. Students from each academic area and campus activity were honored, and special recognitions were presented.

   Opening the ceremony was Bethaney Fortner, president of Phi Theta Kappa, followed by Yamin Chhippa, EGSC Student Ambassador, leading those assembled in the Pledge of Allegiance.

   EGSC President Bob Boehmer Read More

Bobcats sign to continue education, careers

Posted by | April 27, 2018 1:55 pm

   East Georgia State College Bobcat Baseball standout Rhett Gay recently signed a scholarship to play baseball at Georgia Southern University next season. Gay, a baseball and football standout from Emanuel County Institute in Twin City, came to EGSC and is in his freshman season as a Bobcat. He has led the Bobcats to a first-place ranking in the GCAA conference with an impressive 8-1 pitching record.


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Eagles take on Macon school

Posted by | April 27, 2018 1:54 pm

   On April 16, David Emanuel Academy’s soccer teams traveled to Macon, where they competed against rival Central Fellowship Christian Academy.

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