Associate of Science in Nursing Bridge Pathway Class of 2018 graduates from STC

Posted by | August 14, 2018 3:41 pm

   The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Bridge Pathway Class of 2018 graduated in a pinning ceremony from Southeastern Technical College on July 26 in the Swainsboro-Emanuel County Auditorium.
   The members of the ASN Bridge graduating class were: Jessi Frost, Ashley Grimm, and Akebia Gay from Swainsboro, Courtney Claxton from Wrightsville, Marilyn Dale and Charly Gibson from Wadley, Melayna Denmark, Elizabeth Ibarra, Jeremy Wilson, and Kerri Dixon from Vidalia, Samantha
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SECRD hosts first annual basketball camp for girls

Posted by | August 14, 2018 3:38 pm

   Under the direction of athletic coordinator Deandra Coleman, Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department hosted its first annual Girls Just Want to Ball Basketball Camp on July 16-20. Held in the recreation department’s gym, the camp was free of charge for girls ages 6-12.

   The girls worked on drills to improve their basketball skills and focused on learning the fundamentals of the game. Each participant was presented a certificate and a basketball Read More

Rigdon speaks to Rotarians about identity theft

Posted by | August 14, 2018 3:35 pm

   The Rotary Club of Swainsboro held its August 6 meeting at Catered Creations in Swainsboro.
   Cason DeVane welcomed all, and Tobe Karrh provided the invocation and led the pledge and Rotary Four-Way Test. DeVane reminded members about the Rotary district governor’s upcoming visit to Swainsboro on August 27, and he also reported Rotary board decisions to the group before turning the program over to Steven Rigdon.
   Rigdon’s topic was on
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Local organizations gather to assist with medication expenses

Posted by | August 14, 2018 3:34 pm

   Three organizations are partnering to help people in the area get medicine they need at no cost.

   Rotarians and MAP International, a Christian non-profit which distributes medicine to needy nations worldwide, are starting a 3-year pilot project with Mercy Ministries’ clinic in Lyons, which serves more than 500 people in Toombs and surrounding counties.

   Mercy CEO Carly Benton says free medicine will save lives, “One of our patients has been Read More

Middle Georgia Late Models visit Swainsboro Raceway!

Posted by | August 14, 2018 3:33 pm


   Saturday night’s racing action began with a packed house at Swainsboro Raceway as the Middle Georgia Late Models visited the 3/8-mile oval for the first time in over 10 years. More than 100 cars lined the fields, ready for action in seven divisions.
   In the Sunoco Super Street Division, Jamie Whitaker led the field to green inside Tommy Clinard. Whitaker quickly took the lead off Turn 2,
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Ray speaks to Kiwanis Club

Posted by | August 14, 2018 3:31 pm

   The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting, Tuesday, July 31, at  7 p.m. at Catered Creations. With President Jim Clapham presiding, there were 21 members in attendance and one guest, Marty Ray. 

   The program for the evening was hosted by Linda Lamb.  Due to Atlanta traffic, Lamb was unable to attend, so Tim Goodman introduced Marty Ray, coordinator for public relations/foundation for Emanuel Medical Center (EMC). Ray was Read More

Minor injuries when driver falls asleep

Posted by | August 14, 2018 3:29 pm


   On August 1 at 6:43 p.m., Oak Park Engine 243, Emanuel County EMS, and Emanuel County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a rollover crash on Highway 297. Arriving on scene, they found a FedEx van off the roadway. Although there was extensive damage to the vehicle, the driver received only minor injuries and was released by EMS. The operator of the van stated he had Read More

Swainsboro band students selected for musical achievement

Posted by | August 14, 2018 3:28 pm

   Four outstanding Swainsboro Middle School (SMS) band students and 11 Swainsboro High School (SHS) band students were awarded tuition scholarships worth more than $14,000 to attend the Fine Arts Summer Academy (FASA), sponsored by the Annie Moses Band in Nashville, Tennessee. Students were selected based on musical achievement through a rigorous audition process, and 15 of 21 wind players selected for this event were from Swainsboro.

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Custom Furniture & Flooring named MVP

Posted by | August 14, 2018 3:27 pm

   The Downtown Development Authority of Swainsboro (DDA) recently presented its Most Valuable Partner (MPV) Award to Custom Furniture and Flooring.
   The MVP Award is given quarterly by the DDA in appreciation of local businesses that have shown tremendous support of the community, the organization, and the DDA’s downtown revitalization efforts.
   Located on West Pine Street in downtown Swainsboro, Custom Furniture & Flooring has been owned and operated by Asa and
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Family Connection gives away books at open house

Posted by | August 14, 2018 3:25 pm

   On July 30, Swainsboro Elementary School held a successful open house with more 700 people in attendance. Parents and students met their new teachers, hear positive words from Principal Valorie Watkins and Assistant Principal Rossie Wiggins, and become familiar with their new classrooms.
   Other organizations were available to give parents information and resources.

   One of those organizations was Family Connection. Through generous funding from the Mill Creek Foundation, Family Connection Read More

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