Reviving paradise

Posted by | April 13, 2018 12:46 pm

   Four years ago, Jule Bady and Betty King, residents of the Queen Street neighborhood of Twin City, formed the Graymont Community Park Association. Bady and King recruited other residents of Twin City within the next year. Later, Debra Williams, Stanley Robinson, and Troy Randall became members of the association. Together, these individuals brought their desire to fix up the Princess Street Playground to Main Street, and the two organizations joined Read More

Georgia’s three signers of Declaration of Independence to be honored in patriot grave marker dedication

Posted by | April 13, 2018 12:44 pm

   East Region Vice President Sonny Pittman of the Georgia Society, Sons of the American Revolution, announced that three Georgia patriots—Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, and George Walton, signers of the Declaration of Independence—will be honored for their Revolutionary War service and sacrifice with a special gravemarker dedication ceremony to be held at the Signers’ Monument on Greene Street in Augusta on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 11 am.

   “One of the Read More

Rotary hears from Dr. Rozier about Georgia healthcare

Posted by | April 13, 2018 12:39 pm

   The Rotary Club of Swainsboro held its April 2 meeting at Catered Creations in Swainsboro.  

Al Lawson welcomed club members and called the meeting to order.
   Wade Johnson gave the invocation, and Greg Johnson led the pledge and the Four-Way Test.
      Joey Goodman introduced the speaker for the day, Dr. Sylvia Rozier, director of nursing at East Georgia State College (EGSC). Dr. Rozier, who holds a Doctor of Nursing, thanked
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Emanuel County Relay for Life to host community dinner

Posted by | April 13, 2018 12:38 pm

   The Emanuel County Relay for Life Leadership Team of The American Cancer Society will host a Community Survivor-Cargiver dinner on Thursday, April 19, at 6 p.m. at the Swainsboro Middle School and will feature guest speaker Rex Rigdon of Twin City.

   For RSVP, contact Debbie Johnson by phone at 478-494-4010 or by email, or contact Carol Arrington at 478-494-8278 or by email at

Smith presents special video to Swainsboro Kiwanis Club

Posted by | April 13, 2018 12:35 pm

   The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting at Catered Creations Tuesday, April 3, at 7 p.m. with President Jim Clapham presiding. There were 21 members in attendance.
   The program for the evening was hosted by Dess Smith III, who showed a film commissioned by the Georgia Army National Guard (GaARNG) to a production company in North Carolina that demonstrated the relationship between today’s citizen soldiers and the citizen
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One injured in Highway 46 West wreck

Posted by | April 13, 2018 12:33 pm


   The operator of a Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2-door sedan was injured when her vehicle left the roadway, traveled down an embankment, and collided with some trees. The crash occurred on Thursday, April 6, at approximately 2 a.m. After the female driver was extricated from the heavily damaged vehicle, she was transported by EMS.   

   Responding to the call were Oak Park Police Department and Oak Park Read More

News from under the Gold Dome

Posted by | April 13, 2018 12:32 pm

by REP. BUTCH PARRISH, District 158 


   On Tuesday, March 27, we reconvened for the 12th and final week of the 2018 legislative session, and on Thursday, March 29, completed Legislative Day 40 and adjourned sine die. Legislative Day 40 is commonly referred to under the Gold Dome as “sine die,” a Latin term meaning “without assigning a day for further meeting.” Over the next few weeks I will be Read More

Signage in right of way prohibited by state law

Posted by | April 13, 2018 12:31 pm

   As a courtesy notice to the general public, please note that any and all signage placed in any Georgia right of way is strictly forbidden.
   This statute is outlined in Georgia Code 32-6-50 as it reads, “It shall be unlawful for any person to erect, place, or maintain within the dedicated right of way of any public road any sign, signal, or other device except as authorized” by any subsection
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Family Connection rewards elementary students with cooking class

Posted by | April 13, 2018 12:29 pm

   Swainsboro Elementary School (SES) students experience special activities on monthly PBIS Reward Days.

   One of those activities was a cooking class sponsored by Emanuel County Family Connection. On March 7, students who earned a reward by behaving well in class were given an opportunity to cook their own mini pizzas. 

   Several collaborative members volunteered their time…

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Donate Life flag goes up at Emanuel Medical

Posted by | April 13, 2018 12:27 pm

   On Thursday, April 5, 2018, employees of Emanuel Medical Center met at the flag pole in front of the hospital at 9 a.m. for the raising of a Donate Life flag.
   In honor of National Donate Life Month, Emanuel Medical Center will fly the flag throughout the month of April to recognize individuals who have received lifesaving transplants and to remember those still on the waiting list.

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