Make sure to be in attendance at The Opry Show!

Posted by | March 29, 2019 5:02 pm

Slated for Friday, April 5, The Opry Show will kick off at 7 p.m. at the Swainsboro Auditorium. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Admission cost will be $5 for ages 13 and older. 12-year-olds and under receive free admission.

Wiregrass Chapter meets, hears marksmanship program from Betts

Posted by | March 29, 2019 3:15 pm

Don Betts, resident of Ailey, attended the Wiregrass Chapter’s March meeting last Thursday evening at New China Restaurant. While there, he presented a program about Project Appleseed.

Project Appleseed is a 2-day marksmanship program that teaches young people and adults the importance of handling firearms safely. It also teaches participants about colonial history.

According to Betts, a weekend marksmanship project of this nature will be held April 6 and April Read More

SHS Tigers suffer sixth straight region loss

Posted by | March 29, 2019 3:13 pm


The Swainsboro Tigers (5-13) dropped all three region games this week against Bacon County, continuing their offensive slump as their season spirals toward disaster.

The Tigers made more errors in their opening game against Bacon County than they had hits (5 errors to 3 hits), losing in convincing fashion, 10-0. The Raiders put 4 on the board in the first inning and 3 more runs in the Read More

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | March 29, 2019 3:12 pm

by SEN. JACK HILL, 4th District


A recent State Supreme Court Case, Elliot v. State, ruled that under the Georgia Constitution it is a person’s right against self-incrimination to refuse a breathalyzer test in criminal cases, which prevents prosecutors from bringing up a refusal to take a breathalyzer in trial.

House Bill 471 updates the script that an arresting officer must read when arresting Read More

Seedling Garden Club welcomes guest speaker Prince

Posted by | March 29, 2019 3:11 pm

Members of Seedling Garden Club met Monday, March 11, inside First Methodist Church’s social hall and heard from Jessica Kennedy Prince.

Prince, a native of Tattnall County who has deep family roots in her community, is an employee of Wagon Hammock Nursery in Lyons.

Decked out in her jeans, shirt, boots, and carrying a shovel to emphasize her outdoorsy look, Prince presented an informal but informative talk about how she Read More

SAR chapters attend Heritage Day in Louisville

Posted by | March 29, 2019 3:10 pm

Fourteen members of three different Georgia Society – Sons of the American Revolution (GASSAR) chapters and one member of a Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) chapter traveled to Louisville on Saturday, March 23, to attend Jefferson County Historical Association’s annual Heritage Day.

Held at the “Old Market” downtown, Compatriot Steve Burke set up his 5-table display of artifacts and items made over the last 40 years. Also set up Read More

Two wrecks within an hour

Posted by | March 29, 2019 3:09 pm


On Friday, March 22, Emanuel County 911 dispatched emergency personnel to the intersection of Old Nunez Road and U.S. Bypass one in reference to a two vehicle accident involving a silver in color Kia SUV and a tractor trailer carrying a box. Responding to the scene were Swainsboro Fire Department, Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office deputies, and Emanuel County EMS.

Within less than an hour, a second vehicle Read More

Schwabe speaks to Kiwanians

Posted by | March 29, 2019 3:07 pm

The Swainsboro Kiwanis Club heard from Jean Schwabe, director of the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center on the Swainsboro campus of East Georgia State College, during its weekly meeting on March 19 at Catered Creations.

According to the speaker, the center’s goals are education, civic engagement, and hospitality. It achieves these goals by providing access to enrichment and remedial activities, fostering relationships among the public, and providing a welcoming Read More

News from under the Gold Dome

Posted by | March 29, 2019 3:06 pm

by REP. BUTCH PARRISH, 158th District


On Monday, March 18, my colleagues and I resumed our legislative business on Capitol Hill for Legislative Day 33 and the start of the tenth week of this legislative session.

The House began the week on Monday with the unanimous passage of Senate Bill 67 to address certain funding gaps in our local school systems. This legislation would particularly support southwest Georgia Read More

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