Mike “Papa” Carter, 72

Posted by | December 6, 2018 2:08 pm

Funeral services for Mike “Papa” Carter, 72, of Swainsboro were held Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 12 p.m. in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Rev. Louis Pearce officiating. Interment followed at Eastbrook Cemetery & Mausoleum. He passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Fairview Park Hospital following an extended illness.

Mr. Mike “Papa” Carter was born August 1, 1946 in Milford, Virginia to the late Taylor James Carter Read More

Coveted red jackets

Posted by | December 6, 2018 2:00 pm

Pictured are Tyler McCumbers, Trey Oliver, Tucker Baird, Marley Meeks, Johnny Martin, Joseph Diekemper, Brandon Green, and Justin Diekemper. They, along with Rodney Marcus (not pictured), are the 2018 karting points champions from Swainsboro Raceway. Because they were unavailable for a group photo at the points banquet held on the Georgia Queen in Savannah on November 10, they received their jackets at the Turkey 100 event at Swainsboro Raceway last


Posted by | December 6, 2018 1:49 pm

You asked…they listened!  Due to popular demand, R & F Marketing will be having one final pillow sale next Saturday, December 15th, from 7am-12pm, at 610 East Main St. in Swainsboro.  This will be the last sale before Christmas, & the last sale of the year, so go on out & pick up your last minute items!
**New outdoor seating and over 200 dog beds in a variety of sizes**Read More

Pineland scholarship applications now available

Posted by | December 6, 2018 1:30 pm

Established in 1994, the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), in cooperation with NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, seeks to sustain and enhance the quality of life throughout rural America by advancing an understanding of rural telecommunications issues. In keeping with its mission, furthering the education of rural youth is one of the foundation’s primary focuses. Pineland Telephone Cooperative, Inc. is a member of NTCA and is proud to support Read More

Oak Park to celebrate holiday season with parade this weekend

Posted by | December 6, 2018 1:00 pm

The community of Oak Park invites the public to its Christmas parade on Saturday, December 8. Line-up will begin at 4 p.m., and the parade itself will commence an hour later at 5.

Afterward, Santa Claus will be at the community house for visits.

For more information, contact Terry Strange at 912-687-2243, Denise Shaw at 912-286-7919, or Penny Jones at 478-455-4019.

Two Eagles play in all-star game

Posted by | December 6, 2018 12:30 pm


The 2018 GICAA All-Star Game was held at Lafayette Christian Academy in LaGrange this past Saturday, December 1. Two players from David Emanuel Academy’s varsity football team were invited to participate. Baylor Smith had 2 tackles and 3 assists, while Ashton Greene had 23 rushing yards with 8 carries and a single 12-yard reception.

City of Midville reschedules Christmas parade

Posted by | December 6, 2018 12:30 pm

Due to inclement weather, the City of Midville has rescheduled its Christmas parade. Originally planned for Saturday, December 6, the new date is Saturday, December 15. Line-up will start at 1 p.m. on North Railroad Street, and the parade will begin at 2 p.m.

This year’s grand marshal will be Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Joel Davis Jr., formerly of Midville.

LTC Davis is a retired veteran of 31 years in the Read More

Troopers hold Toys for Tots drive

Posted by | December 6, 2018 12:00 pm


On Wednesday, November 28, troopers from Post 19 of the Georgia State Patrol kicked off the annual Tots for Tots drive at Walmart.

The program is run in conjunction with the Marine Corps Reserve and the Swainsboro Jaycees to distribute toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas.

Donations can be dropped off during normal business hours at Post 19, which is Read More

Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture offers $58,000 in ag scholarships

Posted by | December 6, 2018 11:30 am

The Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Foundation for Agriculture is offering $58,000 in scholarships to Georgia students pursuing a degree in agriculture, veterinary medicine, family and consumer sciences, or a related field.

In 2019, the GFB Foundation for Agriculture will award scholarships in the following four categories:

Scholarship for Agriculture – This scholarship is for high school students who plan to enter a college that is part of the University System Read More

Dr. Howell to speak at EGSC Fall Commencement Ceremony

Posted by | December 6, 2018 11:00 am

   East Georgia State College will hold its fall commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the gymnasium on the Swainsboro campus. The speaker for the event will be Dr. Jeff Howell, the alumni speaker will be Matt Donaldson, and the student representative will be Rebecca Mason.
   A native of Durant, Mississippi, Dr. Jeffery B. Howell has been a professor of history at East Georgia State College
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