Creativity soars at Camp Invention

Posted by | August 8, 2017 9:17 am

For the fifth year, East Georgia State College hosted the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention Program for 50 third through fifth grade students. Camp Invention is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame®, a nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing inventors and invention, promoting creativity and advancing the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. Held at the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center, this exciting week-long adventure turned summer from ordinary to … Read More


Miss Southeast Georgia Speaks at Rotary

Posted by | August 8, 2017 8:39 am

The Rotary Club of Swainsboro held its August 7, 2017 meeting at Catered Creations in Swainsboro. Al Lawson, the new president, called the meeting to order. The invocation was given by William Donaldson and the pledge and Four-Way Test were led by John Martin. After welcoming guests, Lawson introduced Greg Johnson who gave his Rotarian profile. Greg has been a loyal member of Rotary since 1991.

Rotarian Ken Warnock introduced … Read More


Walker attends Anniversary Celebration

Posted by | August 7, 2017 10:14 am

East Georgia State College’s Beverley Walker, Program Director and Professor for the Fire and Emergency Services Administration degree program, was honored to participate in the 30th Anniversary Celebration at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the facility, which is located in Forsyth.

The event included multiple demonstrations of firefighting, vehicle extraction, a Motorcycle Rodeo, shooting competition and a Public Safety Product Showcase. The Governor … Read More



Kiwanians host pizza party at Herrington Homestead

Posted by | August 4, 2017 1:35 pm

   The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro traveled to the Herrington Homestead on Tuesday, June 20, to feed the residents pizza. This annual event takes place during the summer after the previous year’s mentoring. Three to four Kiwanians travel to the Homestead each Wednesday during the school year to assist the residents with their schoolwork. This mentoring program is in its fourth year of service.


Cow Struck by lightning last week

Posted by | August 4, 2017 1:33 pm

   Where do you go when there is thunder and lightning? You go to a safe place, but where do cows and other animals go? There’s no shelter, no vehicle!

   Tuesday afternoon in Emanuel County brought heavy rain, thunder, and lightning and the demise of a prized, 1,250-pound heifer who was struck by lightning. The heifer was in an open hay field with 55 more Charolais Angus mix heifers and five … Read More


One dead after shooting on New Street

Posted by | August 4, 2017 12:47 pm

   On Friday, July 28, at approximately 7:30 p.m., officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) responded to a call from 911 in reference to shots fired on New Street at the intersection of Flanders Street.

   Upon arrival, officers observed a black male lying in the roadway of the intersection. Officers approached the subject, later identified as Willie Neal Phillips, 25, of Advance Street in Swainsboro, and observed a substantial amount … Read More


Grand Jury returns 11 true bills

Posted by | August 4, 2017 12:32 pm

   The July 2017 term of the Emanuel County Grand Jury convened Monday, July 31, 2017 with The Honorable Robert S. Reeves presiding.

   The District Attorney’s Office presented 11 bills of indictment to the Grand Jury, with the Grand Jury returning true bills for all cases.

   True bills were as follows:

   Million Lamar Bedford, Shauntequia Tytiannia Bell, Yaheed Tyquan Brooks, Emily Oglesby Prescott, and Sanantonio Christopher Young on one count malice … Read More


Carolina Boys to perform at Calvary UMC

Posted by | August 4, 2017 12:23 pm

  Calvary United Methodist Church (UMC) will host the Carolina Boys Quartet on Saturday, Aug. 12. Singing will begin at 6 p.m. Pastor Mark Miller invites all to attend.


40th Annual Emanuel County & Southeast Georgia Pageant to be held this weekend

Posted by | August 4, 2017 12:18 pm

   The Miss Emanuel County/Miss Southeast Georgia Board will proudly present the 40th annual Emanuel County & Southeast Georgia Pageant, “Fabulously Forty,” on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Swainsboro/Emanuel County Auditorium. The pageant will consist of Miss and Outstanding Teen competitions including interview, talent, evening wear, fitness, and on-stage question. By the end of the evening, four new young women will be crowned to represent our area in … Read More


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