ECI Lady Dawgs battle in Elite 8

Posted by | November 7, 2017 4:21 pm


   The ECI softball battled in the Elite 8 of the state tournament in Columbus last week but fell short, losing both games.

   When you advance to the final eight in the state playoffs, teams with dominant pitching usually come out on top. 

   The Bulldogs faced Echols County in the first game, who featured a seasoned pitcher in the circle.

   Abby Cowart and Jada Downer got one hit Read More

Reminder to Twin City residents

Posted by | November 7, 2017 4:17 pm

Open burning is not permitted in city limits. The city provides leaf and limb pick-up, and other trash can be put in the can for regular weekly pick-up. If you are burning for other reasons, a permit must be obtained from the Emanuel County Forestry Unit. If you are burning for any reason, be sure to have your permit available for verification.

SHS FCCLA honors bus drivers

Posted by | November 7, 2017 4:15 pm

   Recently,  Swainsboro High School FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) honored bus drivers for Bus Driver Appreciation Week, held October 16-20.

   Members participating were Lessi Johnson, Lauren Jukes, Gabby Coleman, Shyniya Ellison, Meagan Palmore, Shaylee Williams, Addie Claxton, and Tylasha Hall. The group put together goodie bags comprised of chips, candy, and Little Debbie snack cakes. The bags were accompanied by a cold bottle of water. These gifts Read More

POTW: Walker and Sammy

Posted by | November 7, 2017 4:13 pm







   Our Pets of the Week are Walker and Sammy.

   Walker is a 5-year-old walker hound. He was picked up as a stray with his buddy, Spud. He is dog-friendly and walks well on a leash. He would make a great dog for anyone.

   Sammy is a 1.5-year-old mixed breed who is already neutered. Sammy is great with other dogs and kids, but does not Read More

EAC presents check to threatre

Posted by | November 7, 2017 4:09 pm

   The Emanuel Arts Council (EAC) Inc. recently presented a $5,000 check to the Historic Dixie Theatre and Barbara and Tobe Karrh Community Arts Center renovation and restoration project. The EAC will eventually be housed in the theatre once renovations are complete. Presenting the check to Swainsboro Mayor Charles Schwabe were EAC President Kenny Griffin and EAC Executive Director Jacquie Brasher

   Located on Green Street, the theatre will be showing first-run Read More

Living for Macy benefit slated for November 19

Posted by | November 7, 2017 4:05 pm

   On Sunday, Nov. 19, a “Living For Macy” benefit will be held from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. at the Swainsboro Jaycees Fairgrounds. Cost for entrance will be $10 for adults, and $5 for children ages 12 and under. Vendors will be on site, and raffles will take place throughout the day. There will be games for kids, a yard sale booth, and food vendors serving catfish plates, chicken plates, Read More

Today Is Election Day

Posted by | November 7, 2017 4:00 pm

Exercise your right to VOTE in todays Mayoral and city council elections in our cities in Emanuel County.  Poles will be open until 7p.m. tonight.

Emanuel County Final resting place for warbird

Posted by | November 7, 2017 3:22 pm

   Local veterans joined Mayor Charles Schwabe last week to view a proud warbird being placed on display at the entrance to Southeast Georgia Regional Airport.

   The project to obtain a de-commissioned military aircraft was begun by the City several years ago. “We are doing this as a tribute to all our veterans, but especially veterans of the Vietnam Conflict,” said the Mayor.

   When completed, the A7 jet will boast a Read More

Notes from the Senate 11-1

Posted by | November 7, 2017 3:18 pm

   by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District


   This column won’t successfully answer this question, but report on the efforts the Legislature is making to answer a question that is not just in Georgia but is a problem for all of America. There are a lot of arguments on the reasons for the withering of small town America. In Georgia, we have been repeating the Read More

Goff claims prestigious USG facilities award

Posted by | November 7, 2017 3:15 pm

   East Georgia State College Director of Business Affairs Operations, Michelle Goff, has earned recognition by the University System of Georgia for her work in directing the construction, expansion and renovations of buildings on the Swainsboro and Statesboro campuses of the college. 

   Goff accepted the USG Judy Wilder Lifetime Achievement Award for her personal efforts in oversight of the construction on the Swainsboro campus of the two residential units, Bobcat Villas Read More

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