Posted by | December 14, 2018 9:46 am

You asked…they listened!  Due to popular demand, R & F Marketing will be having one final pillow sale tomorrow, Saturday, December 15th, from 7am-12pm, at 610 East Main St. in Swainsboro.  This will be the last sale before Christmas, & the last sale of the year, so go on out & pick up your last minute items!
**New outdoor seating and over 200 dog beds in a variety of sizes**Read More

SPD Report 12-12-18

Posted by | December 13, 2018 4:38 pm

Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

November 25

Complainant reported shoplifting less than $500.

November 26

Complainant reported damage to a vehicle.

November 28

Officer was dispatched to East Main Street in reference to terroristic threats and acts.

November 29

Officer responded to North Main Street in reference to a damaged vehicle.

An additional complainant reported damage to vehicle.

Complainant reported theft of lost/mislaid property.

November 30

Complainant Read More

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | December 13, 2018 4:37 pm

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District


While the November revenues came in slightly negative at -0.7%, comparisons to other states from October and Year to Date numbers continue to be outstanding.

Year to Date Revenues Year Over Year-July-October 

Georgia — 8.8%

Alabama — 4.0%

Arkansas — 6.4%

Florida — 10.2%

Kentucky — 4.2%

Louisiana — 5.9%

Mississippi — 1.2%

North Carolina Read More

Santa to visit Swainsboro on Christmas Eve

Posted by | December 13, 2018 4:36 pm

by Bill Cahill, SFD PIO

Once again, Jolly Saint Nick will visit Swainsboro neighborhoods for the fourth year. Santa has been in touch with Chief Strobridge and the Swainsboro firefighters requesting their assistance in guiding his annual trip to visit the good children. Santa will once again ride upon his highly decorated Sleigh No. 7.

Beginning at 5 p.m., Santa will travel down Main Street to Walmart and, after a Read More

ECHS to host Paws with Clause event

Posted by | December 13, 2018 4:36 pm

Emanuel County Humane Society (ECHS), Santa, and Donna Haddock will offer their annual Paws with Clause event at the downtown Boneyard on Saturday, December 22, from 12-2 p.m. For a donation of $10 to the humane society, downloads of picture(s) of fur-babies with Santa will be received. No reservations are needed. For additional information, call 912-614-4395.

Mike “Papa” Carter, 72

Posted by | December 13, 2018 4:30 pm

   Funeral services for Mike “Papa” Carter, 72, of Swainsboro were held Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 12 p.m. in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Rev. Louis Pearce officiating. Interment followed at Eastbrook Cemetery & Mausoleum. He passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Fairview Park Hospital following an extended illness.

Mr. Mike “Papa” Carter was born August 1, 1946 in Milford, Virginia to the late Taylor James Carter Read More

Lester Silas Jones, 83

Posted by | December 13, 2018 4:29 pm

   Funeral services for Lester Silas Jones, 83, of Swainsboro will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church (UMC) with Reverends Mark Miller, Nick Hazleton, and Matthew McNeely officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Dellwood. He died Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Doctors Hospital of Augusta.

Mr. Lester Silas Jones, son to the late Lewis Jones and Ruby Mathis Jones, was Read More

Legals 12-12-18

Posted by | December 13, 2018 4:28 pm



All creditors of the Estate of Kathleen Crouch Akins, deceased, late of Emanuel County, Georgia, are hereby notified to render their demands to the undersigned according to law; and all persons indebted to said estate are required to make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This 16 day of November, 2018.

Rachael A. Lynch

Edward Jones Trust Company

By: Rachael S. Lynch,

Executor Read More

Couse details intercontinental trips at Kiwanis meeting

Posted by | December 13, 2018 4:27 pm

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held one of its weekly meetings Tuesday, November 27, at Catered Creations at 4 p.m. with President Cheryl Goodman presiding. Twenty-one members and one guest, Circle K’er Blake McBride, attended.

The program for the evening was hosted and presented by Kiwanian Gary Couse. He showed slides of his 1965-1966 trip to Europe and Asia. He began with sherry-tasting in Jerez de la Frontera, and he Read More

Juanita Smith Bailes, 96

Posted by | December 13, 2018 4:26 pm

   Funeral services for Juanita Smith Bailes, 96, of Swainsboro were held Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jamie Archer officiating. Interment followed at Swainsboro City Cemetery. She passed away Friday, December 7, 2018 at her residence.

Mrs. Juanita Smith Bailes, affectionately known as “Ma Bailes,” was born November 1, 1922 in Cookeville, Tennessee, to the late Perry H. and Ella Mabry Smith. Read More

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