Another year, lots more savings thanks to Durden Banking Company’s mini bank program

Posted by | June 14, 2018 4:00 pm

   Durden Banking Company, Inc. has completed another successful year for its mini bank program with Twin City Elementary (TCE) and Swainsboro Primary School (SPS).
   Originally started in 1987, as part of the Partners in Education Program with third grade students at Twin City Primary, the program has now expanded to include second grade at Swainsboro Primary and grades 2-5 at Twin City Elementary. Students can make deposits throughout the school
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$5000 Southland Insurance Showdown in the Boro!

Posted by | June 14, 2018 3:30 pm


   Swainsboro Raceway packed the house Saturday night with some of the best racing action in the South. After having several weekends off, drivers and fans brought the excitement with more than 130 cars packing the fields. The Zaxby’s Crate Late Model division took the track for the first 20 lap feature event of the night, paying $1500 to win. Caleb Gay earned the fastest qualifying time over Read More

Mann kicks off Summer Reading Program

Posted by | June 14, 2018 3:00 pm

   Franklin Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program got off to a great start with professional storyteller Barry Mann, who entertained youngsters with puppet Ricky the Raccoon and led several songs. He also got the children involved by having them act out parts in stories.

   Mann holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree. In addition to being a professional storyteller, he is also a writer, actor, and educator. His crafts have taken Read More

SECRD all-star teams prepare for district tournaments

Posted by | June 14, 2018 2:30 pm

   Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department’s (SECRD) girls softball and boys baseball all-star teams will compete in the Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) First District Class B Tournaments beginning June 22.

   The SECRD 8-and-under (8U) girls all-stars will begin district tournament play Monday, June 25, in Lyons. Hosted by Lyons Recreation Department, the softball tournament will be played June 25-28 at Partin Park. At 5:15 p.m., they will play Dublin. Playing Read More

A & O Men’s After Care Center seeking donations

Posted by | June 14, 2018 2:00 pm

   A and O Men’s After Care Center is an after-care housing center that will offer a six-month to one-year program for men. With intense, godly men on site, men will receive assistance with accountability as jobs will be already provided, as well as a transport van for ministry.

   In an effort to help reduce crime and assist men with nurturing their way back into society, building self-esteem, and encouraging broken Read More

Local ag instructors earn canning certification after trip to UGA

Posted by | June 14, 2018 1:30 pm

   Emanuel County School’s five agricultural education instructors—Tori Meadows, Faith Patrick, Ashley Henry, Justin Coleman, and John Harrison—recently attended the Better Process Controls School workshop for acidified foods provided by the UGA Food Science & Technology Extension. Numerous ag teachers from around the state attended as well.

   During the course, Arlyss Jones, FDA staff member, gave an overview of FDA regulations. Dr. Bill Hurst, Dr. Anand Mohan, Dr. Rakesh Singh, and Read More

Tree Advisory Committee holds Part II of Tree Identification Workshop Series

Posted by | June 14, 2018 1:20 pm

On Saturday, March 31, 2018, the East Georgia State College Tree Advisory Committee held the second part of their Tree Identification Workshop Series on EGSC’s Swainsboro campus. Dr. John Cadle, EGSC Biology instructor, and Dr. David Chevalier, Chair of the EGSC Biology Department, led the workshop. EGSC biology students and the Swainsboro Middle School SciFries, along with their teacher, Deanna Ryan, attended the workshop.

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GSSDAR second vice regent makes trip to Swainsboro to install new local DAR officers

Posted by | June 14, 2018 1:00 pm

   OB McCorkle from Warrenton, second vice regent of the Georgia State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (GSSDAR), installed the newly-elected officers of the Governor David Emanuel-Adam Brinson Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, during the local chapter’s May meeting held at Lynn Torrance’s home.
   Using the “Colors of the Rainbow,” McCorkle assigned a color to each office, described the duties of the office, and challenged the each
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Rotary Club approves new officers, hears from Dr. Perry

Posted by | June 14, 2018 12:30 pm

   The Rotary Club of Swainsboro held its June 11 meeting at Catered Creations in Swainsboro. Al Lawson welcomed all and called the last meeting of the fiscal year to order. Craig McNeely gave the invocation, and Wayne Greenway led the pledge and Four-Way Test.
   Richard McNeely recognized fellow Metter Rotarian G.W. Johnson, Lawson reported a donation as well as actions of the board, and the slate of officers for the
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Swainsboro Raceway hosts Camp Chameleon

Posted by | June 14, 2018 12:00 pm


    Recently, Camp Chameleon held its last day of camp for the 2018 year at Swainsboro Raceway. Children attending camp received a trolley ride at Swainsboro Raceway and Swainsboro Kart Track. Participants also enjoyed go-kart rides around the Kart Track. Attending children were then treated with a pizza picnic lunch and each child received a prize.  Swainsboro Raceway has been honored to host Camp Chameleon for several years.

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