AHG members celebrate accomplishments at Court of Honor

Posted by | August 15, 2019 1:38 pm

The local American Heritage Troop, GA-1842, recently held their end-of-the-year Court of Honor.

At the ceremony, girls in the troop were presented with the badges and patches they earned since Christmas. These patches were as follows: Cooking, Music Appreciation, Fishing, Our Flag, and Bible Basics.

The girls also earned an Operation Christmas Child Patch, the Launch Program patch, and an Honoring Veterans patch. Several of the girls earned service pins Read More

Georgia 4-H program teaches students abut agricultural diversity of home state

Posted by | August 15, 2019 1:37 pm

by SHARON DOWDY, News editor for University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Twenty-four Georgia 4-H teenagers spent their summer in a unique agriculture-focused student exchange program without leaving the state. One of those 4-H’ers was Emanuel County’s Grace McBride.

One Georgia 4-H, an urban-rural 4-H exchange program is designed to showcase the importance of agriculture in rural and urban areas of Georgia to students who are considering Read More

Womack recognized for superior academic achievement by NSHSS

Posted by | August 14, 2019 5:12 pm

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) today announced student Aiden L. Womack of Statesboro has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization.

He is the son of Lee Womack of Garfield and April Burke and Tim Stahl of Statesboro. His grandparents are Laura Womack and Richard Holland of Metter and Michael and Sherrie Burke of Canoochee.

A junior at Statesboro High School, Womack is a Read More

SES plans Title I meeting

Posted by | August 14, 2019 5:10 pm

Swainsboro Elementary School will hold its annual Title I parent meeting on Thursday, August 15, at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. The school’s Title I program and its benefits for students, parents, and school will be presented. The Title I Parent Involvement Plan and Parent Compact Revision meeting will be held at 5.30 p.m. All Swainsboro Elementary School parents and community members are encouraged to attend. For additional information, contact Read More

SPD Report 8-14-19

Posted by | August 14, 2019 5:09 pm

Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

August 5

Emanuel County 911 dispatched officer to an address on Project Street. Upon arrival, victim reported that her boyfriend took the keys to her car after she broke up with him. She advised that she made contact with the offender, who stated he would return the keys but has failed to do so.

August 6

Officer responded to a South Green Read More

Swainsboro Tigers set for scrimmage against Statesboro

Posted by | August 14, 2019 5:08 pm


Football fans will get their first opportunity to see their Swainsboro Tigers in action this Friday night as Swainsboro travels to Statesboro to test themselves against the Blue Devils. Swainsboro lost a defensive struggle last year to Statesboro, 7-0, in the preseason matchup.

Third-year head coach Scott Roberts will have his team ready to hit someone with a different colored jersey, but he also enters the season Read More

4-H affiliates address Rotarians

Posted by | August 14, 2019 5:07 pm

The Swainsboro Rotary Club met Monday, August 5, at Catered Creations during lunch. The club’s president, Kristin Hall, called the meeting to order, and the assembled recited the pledge and 4-Way Test.

Athen Walden addressed club absences, then the program began.

The speakers for the meeting were Jakyn Tyson and Arham Shaw.

Tyson is the 4-H coordinator for Emanuel County. She informed the Rotarians that in 2018, there were 981 Read More

Regina Michelle Braswell, 33

Posted by | August 14, 2019 5:06 pm

   Funeral services for Regina Michelle Braswell, 33, of Norristown will be held in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home at 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2019 with Reverend Ricky Downs officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The Family will receive friends Wednesday, August 14, 2019 6 until 8 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home. She passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 at her residence following Read More

Driver injured in Highway 192 wreck

Posted by | August 14, 2019 5:05 pm


On Monday, August 12, a female driver was injured when she collided with an 18-wheeler on Highway 192 North by mile marker 26.

Emanuel County EMS, firefighters and Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene. The driver of a 4-door Hyundai Elantra was headed north when she apparently fell asleep and side-swiped the left rear tire of the Hyundai HT trailer-van headed south. This activated Read More

Legals 8-14-19

Posted by | August 14, 2019 5:05 pm




Under and by virtue of the Power of Sale contained in a Security Deed given by Laurie J Griffin to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp., its successors and assigns, dated August 18, 2004, recorded in Read More

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