Area honor graduates treated to special luncheon by local bank

Posted by | May 18, 2018 8:30 am

   Durden Banking Company, Inc. recently held its annual honor graduate luncheon on May 9 at Beaver Creek Plantation in Twin City. This event recognizes the honor graduates throughout the area high schools in Emanuel and Candler counties.
   More than 120 students and administrators attended the event, along with several Durden Banking Company and Metter Bank employees. Wade Johnson and Zac Frye welcomed the students and expressed Durden Banking Company’s appreciation
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Nunez Baptist announces Vacation Bible School

Posted by | May 18, 2018 8:00 am

   Beginning Tuesday, May 29, young mariners will sail right into the storms of life, and if they run aground, they are sure to be rescued by Jesus. The church will celebrate three days of faith-building fun to demonstrate that God is the anchor in life’s raging seas.
   All ages, including teenagers and adults, are invited to participate in Nunez Baptist Church’s annual Vacation Bible School. Each day will begin with
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Hudson home named Yard of the Month for May

Posted by | May 17, 2018 5:00 pm

   The Seedling Garden Club proudly announces that the home of Gilbert and Elease Hudson of 252 Lake Luck Drive in Swainsboro represents Emanuel County as May 2018’s Yard of the Month. The Hudsons enjoy working in their yards together to help our community stay beautiful.
   Nominations for Yard of the Month are always accepted. The Seedling Garden Club uses this accolade to honor homeowners and organizations that personally work diligently
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Twin City recreation directly benefits from new partnership with county

Posted by | May 17, 2018 4:30 pm

   In 2017, the City of Twin City and the Emanuel County Board of Commissioners partnered together to form the Twin City-Emanuel County Recreation Department.
   The partnership was created to increase the level of service of Twin City’s recreation program. The department serves both city and county citizens, and its growth in recent years has been from county participants.
   The board of commissioners have pledged $25,000 annually for capital improvements to
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Miss Sheppard, Mr. Dunn announce engagement

Posted by | May 17, 2018 4:00 pm

   Mr. and Mrs. Larry Sheppard Jr. of Rentz are pleased to announce the engagement and forth-coming marriage of their daughter, Miss Moriah Gabrielle Sheppard, to Mr. Robert Nikholas “Nik” Dunn of Statesboro, son of Robert and Margie Dunn of Newport, Tennessee.

   The bride-elect is the granddaughter of William and Brenda Henry Sr. of Swainsboro and Jean and the late Larry Sheppard Sr. of Swainsboro. The groom-elect is the grandson of Read More


Swainsboro Elementary School visits Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Posted by | May 17, 2018 3:30 pm

   On Friday, May 4, a total of 15 students from Swainsboro Elementary School (SES) participated in a combine at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The students participated in various fitness activities and enjoyed a delicious lunch while visiting with the Falcons players, cheerleaders, and Freddie Falcon. Valorie Watkins, Elizabeth Bishop, and Lara Norton attended the catered lunch at the Mercedes-Benz Club while students participated in the combine.    

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Saddletrails to host benefit ride this weekend

Posted by | May 17, 2018 3:00 pm

   Saddletrails Horse Rides will host a benefit ride for Greenville Shriner’s Hospital on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Scheduled rides will begin at 10 a.m. and will end when riders and horses are tired, excluding hunting season.

   Camping the night before or the night after is free if using powerless campsites. Campsites with power will cost $10 per night. The riding fee is $20 per horse and will include a lunch Read More


McMillan family welcomes baby girl

Posted by | May 17, 2018 2:30 pm

   Proud parents Mitch and Lauren McMillan of Waynesboro proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Hattie Grey McMillan. She was born February 16, 2018, at the Doctors Hospital in Augusta. She weighed 8 lbs. 9 oz. and was 19.5” long.

   Hattie Grey is the grandson of Marion and Lisa Shaw of Swainsboro, the late Ralph Wayne McMillan, and the late Ernestine Woods Kersey. She is the great-granddaughter of Gloria Youmans Read More


Emanuel County School’s Unsung Heroes: Technology Department

Posted by | May 17, 2018 2:00 pm

   Students love technology! Almost everything students do connects to technology in some way, impacting the way they live and play, and, most importantly, how they learn. Technology has become an invaluable tool in the educational process for all students. From preschoolers to seniors, technology allows students to become active participants in learning activities and allows them to progress at their own pace according to their abilities and needs. With technology, Read More


Gray one of 350 Avon reps rewarded with tropical cruise

Posted by | May 17, 2018 1:30 pm

   Local businesswoman Chasity Gray from Twin City has earned an all-inclusive trip to Bermuda with Avon’s “Cruise Like a Boss” incentive program for Avon Representatives across the country.
   Each year, thousands of representatives rally to earn this highly-coveted grand prize, and this year, Avon was pleased to welcome more than 350 representatives to set sail on the Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas cruise ship from April 28 to May
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