BOE approves increase proposal of property tax

Posted by | August 29, 2019 5:16 pm

by WHITLEY CLIFTON

The Board of Education held its monthly workshop meeting Monday, August 26, at Swainsboro Primary School. A called board meeting was held at 6 p.m., where interested citizens throughout the county were encouraged to attend and give input on the proposed property tax increase. Whitney Lawrence presented an overview of school district fundings related to the increase and board members answered questions and concerns made by the Read More


Convocation to be held at EGSC

Posted by | August 29, 2019 5:15 pm

East Georgia State College’s Annual Convocation will be held next week. Join students, faculty, and staff at the Luck F. Gambrell Center’s Auditorium on EGSC’s Swainsboro campus Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 11 a.m. This year’s Convocation text is Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. The book explores themes of censorship and the freedom of thought and was chosen by the faculty and staff of East Georgia State College at the Read More


Weather and Irish too much for the Bulldogs

Posted by | August 29, 2019 5:14 pm

by RON WEATHERFORD

The Dublin Irish invaded Rountree Stadium Friday night and proved to those in attendance their top 5 ranking and No. 1 in two polls were justified with lines that looked more like a college team than high school.

Due to continuous lightning in the Emanuel County area, the game was called at 10:45 with 11:51 still left in the second quarter. It was recorded as a 21-0 Read More


Eagles come up with big win against Twiggs County

Posted by | August 29, 2019 5:13 pm

David Emanuel Academy’s varsity softball team traveled to Twiggs County on August 20 and beat the Cobras 17–1. Stats were as follows:

• Bri Wimberly – 2-3, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases

• Jordyn Bell – 1-4, 1 run, 1 double

• Jaylin Hall – 2-3, 2 runs

• Sarah Jo Perkins – 1-3, 1 run

• Emma Proctor – 1-2, 1 run

• Findlay Griner – 1-1, 1 walk, Read More


Congressman visits Exchangites

Posted by | August 29, 2019 5:12 pm

U.S. 12th district Congressman Rick Allen visited Swainsboro Exchange Club on Tuesday, August 20, as the guest of member Damien Scott.

Congressman Allen gave an update on bills and legislation in Congress as it pertains to this district and the nation as a whole. He stressed one of his most important duties—besides budget appropriations—is constituent outreach and that he and his staff are available to assist any constituent with any Read More


Christine Johnson Nasworthy, 85

Posted by | August 29, 2019 5:12 pm

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Christine Johnson Nasworthy, 85, of Swainsboro, on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Community Hospice in Vidalia.

Funeral services were held Friday, August 23, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Swainsboro First Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating, assisted by Rev. Casey Shaw.

Interment followed at Eastbrook Cemetery.

The family received friends at Swainsboro First Baptist Church on Friday, August 23, 2019 from Read More


Mount Olivet welcomes new pastor

Posted by | August 29, 2019 5:11 pm

Mount Olivet Baptist Church, located near Garfield, has elected Pastor J. Randy Graham to lead its church.

Pastor Graham has been in ministry for more than 29 years. Since devoting his life to Christ in January 1990, he has served as a pastor and has held a variety of leadership roles within the church with great success.

In addition to his ministerial leadership roles, Pastor Graham has preached in local Read More


Smith Grove MBC to celebrate youth choir

Posted by | August 29, 2019 5:10 pm

Smith Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its youth choir’s 10th anniversary with a service on Sunday, September 1, beginning at 2 p.m. Rev. Wilbert Kennedy invites the public.


Rountree Island plans day for youth

Posted by | August 29, 2019 5:09 pm

Rountree Island Missionary Baptist Church will host Youth Day on Sunday, September 1. The service will begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by a youth program slated for 11:15. Words of encouragement for the youth will be presented by Pastor R.A. Lawrence. All are invited to attend.


Altamont Artice “Al” Callum, 83

Posted by | August 29, 2019 5:08 pm

Funeral services for Altamont Artice “Al” Callum, 83, of Midville will be Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 2 p.m. at Roberson Grove Baptist Church. The family received friends from 12 until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Roberson Grove Baptist Church. He passed away Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Southern Regional Medical Center in Atlanta following an extended illness.

Mr. Altamont Artice “Al” Callum was born March 24, 1936 Read More


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