Twin City City Commission meeting rescheduled

Posted by | July 6, 2017 1:40 pm

   The mayor and city commission of Twin City has moved its monthly meeting to Tuesday, July 11. The meeting is usually held the first Tuesday of every month. Thus, this month’s meeting would have been held Tuesday, July 4 but was rescheduled due to the Independence Day holiday. The workshop session will still begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Letter to the Editor

Posted by | July 6, 2017 1:38 pm

   Dear Editor,

   The Emanuel Arts Council held its Art Camp 2017 this year from June 26-28. It was a resounding success, with almost 30 children attending. The three-day camp was held at the Sudie Fulford Community Learning Center of East Georgia State College.

   There are so many people and organizations who helped make all this possible. We have all heard that “it takes a village to raise a child.” I Read More

Fagler receives Rotarian of the Year award

Posted by | July 6, 2017 1:31 pm

   The Swainsboro Rotary Club held its annual awards banquet June 19 at McKinney’s Pond. At the banquet, Mitchell Fagler was named 2017 Rotarian of the Year.

   Rev. Kenny Griffin led the invocation, and Greg Johnson followed with the pledge and 4-way test. Outgoing president Tobe Karrh then presented special awards, including the bestowal of Rotarian of the Year to Fagler.

   Karrh finished his duties with the giving of his outgoing Read More

Lawson attends presidential training

Posted by | July 6, 2017 1:24 pm

   Al Lawson was recently installed as the 2017-2018 president of Swainsboro Rotary Club. To prepare for his new role, he recently attended the president-elect training seminar in Atlanta. This event was sponsored by Rotary International.

Eason camp a hit at SHS

Posted by | July 6, 2017 1:21 pm

   On June 23, Nick Eason, defensive line coach for the Tennessee Titans, visited Swainsboro High School and interacted with area children. He spent Thursday, June 22, and Friday, June 23, at Tiger Field running drills from 11 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m. Lunch was served both days, and on Friday, the camp featured a bounce house for the younger ages. Helping Eason were an entourage of coaches. Councilperson Bobbie Collins Read More

Letter to the Editor

Posted by | July 6, 2017 1:18 pm

Senate Health Care Bill… Time to move on

   We should be grateful for those Republican senators who had the courage last week to oppose the health care bill (the “Better Care Reconciliation Act”) that Majority Leader McConnell tried to rush through the Senate. It was and is a terrible bill. It would destabilize the insurance market and result in even higher premiums by making it more likely that fewer healthier Read More

Searching for information about this monument

Posted by | July 6, 2017 1:16 pm

   This photograph was submitted to our Facebook page, Emanuel County Live, on June 30. Neither the photograph’s original poster nor the post followers have any definitive information about it. The monument reads, “TWIN CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL/IN MEMORY OF 8TH GRADE CLASS OF 1967.”

   If you have any leads, please contact us at 478-237-9971 (ask for Halei Lamb), or email us at

David Emanuel Academy receives $8,000 after Drive 4 Ur School event

Posted by | July 6, 2017 1:12 pm

   Thanks to Ford’s Drive 4 Ur School initiative, David Emanuel Academy pocketed $7,000. Swainsboro Ford contributed an additional $1,000 to bring the grand total to $8,000.

   To earn the money through the initiative, David Emanuel was awarded $20 for every test driver, plus an additional…

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Bazemore receives Kettle Creek certificate

Posted by | July 6, 2017 11:43 am

   The Brier Creek Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) held its monthly meeting on June 1 at R&D’s Restaurant. Lee Smith, chaplain of chapter, presented Sergeant-at-Arms Don Bazemore with a certificate of appreciation for his participation in the Kettle Creek Battle reenactment. The certificate read, “In recognition of your willingness to answer the call for the muster of volunteer militia at the skirmish in Fort Washington Park Read More

Blood drives to be held

Posted by | July 6, 2017 11:25 am

   Three blood drives will be held Swainsboro in the next two weeks.

   The first will take place Thursday, July 13 at First Baptist Church from 12 to 6 p.m. This will be a drive through the American Red Cross.

   The second drive will be held July 15 at Walmart from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., courtesy of a joint effort by the Swainsboro Masonic Lodge No. 244 and the Shepeard Read More

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