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Posted by | June 21, 2019 3:25 pm

NATIONAL SELFIE DAY

Thanks to social media and the smartphone, June 21st recognizes a form of self-portrait that couldn’t exist without them.  It’s National Selfie Day!

On National Selfie Day, we are encouraged to take creative (appropriate) selfies and share them on social media.

While the act of taking a selfie may predate social media, smartphones and the word which is now in the Oxford dictionary, the popularity of taking Read More


Four all-star teams wrap up seasons with district tournaments

Posted by | June 21, 2019 3:20 pm

by HALEI LAMB

While three of Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department’s all-star teams will continue on to state play, four other teams have finished their seasons as district play concluded in the last two weeks.

The 8-and-under (8U) boys team consisted of…

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Ruthie Wilson, 85

Posted by | June 21, 2019 3:19 pm

   Funeral services for Ruthie Wilson, 85, of Adrian were held at Anchor of Hope Worship Center on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 7 p.m. with Reverend Milton Thomas and Dr. Hal Wilson officiating. Entombment was held at Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery following the service. The family received friends from 5 until 7 p.m. at Anchor of Hope Worship Center on Friday, June 14, 2019. She passed away Wednesday, Read More


Emanuel County students can qualify for new UGA scholarships

Posted by | June 21, 2019 3:16 pm

The George W. Strickland, Jr. Foundation recently gifted $400,000 to the University of Georgia to establish four Georgia Commitment Scholarships.

The scholarships will be awarded in fall 2019, prioritizing students from 16 rural Georgia counties: Evans, Tattnall, Bryan, Bulloch, Candler, Liberty, Toombs, Emanuel, Jenkins, Screven, Burke, Appling, Wayne, Glynn, Long and Effingham.

The Strickland Scholarships will impact students in rural Georgia, an area that had deep meaning to the foundation’s Read More


Lt. Ward speaks to Kiwanis Club

Posted by | June 21, 2019 3:15 pm

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting Tuesday, June 11, at Catered Creations at 7 p.m. with President Cheryl Goodman presiding. Sixteen members and one guest, Lt. James Ward, attended.
The program for the evening was hosted by Pepper Fields. In Fields’ absence, Tim Goodman introduced Lt. James Ward, a Swainsboro Fire Department firefighter and chief trainer.
Swainsboro Fire Department is the principle fire and rescue service for … Read More


Hendrix family welcomes baby girl

Posted by | June 21, 2019 3:14 pm

Proud parents Blake and Brittany Hendrix are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Everlee Blake Hendrix.

Born at 1:25 p.m. on April 12, 2019 at Candler Hospital in Savannah, she weighed 9 lbs. 3 oz. and was 20.5” long.

Everlee Blake is the granddaughter of Cindy Willis of Twin City, Randy and Rhonda Hendrix of Metter, and the late Keith Willis. Her great-grandparents are Jim and Becky Outlaw Read More


Help the Girl Scouts!

Posted by | June 21, 2019 3:13 pm

Girl Scout Troop #30872 is currently hosting a school supplies drive and needs your help! Drop-off boxes are currently set up at Franklin Memorial Library, The Cluckin’ Chicken, and Stitch-N-Print for all donation supplies. Proceeds will benefit Emanuel County Schools.


First summer activity for adults at library ‘out of this world’

Posted by | June 21, 2019 3:12 pm

Franklin Memorial Library kicked off its annual Adult Summer Reading Activity Program on Wednesday, June 5. A series of programs are planned for every Wednesday in June, depicting this year’s theme, “A Universe of Stories.” Adults get to enjoy a relaxing hour or so learning about the universe and engaging in different theme-related activities.

The first program, Constellation Painting, directed by Ellen Durden of Metter, allowed the participants to dabble Read More


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