FlashBackFriday Requests

Posted by | March 22, 2019 11:27 am

Entertaining FlashBackFriday Requests! Instead of picking, we’d like to hear from you! What’s a recommended time period from the past that you would like to see featured for #FlashBackFriday? Comment and let us know!

USDA expands sign-up for Georgians affected by Hurricane Michael

Posted by | March 22, 2019 11:18 am

State leaders for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced March 18 another sign-up for Georgia’s farmers, ranchers, and forestland owners who suffered damage to working lands due to Hurricane Michael but were not eligible for previous sign-ups.

State executive director Tas Smith for the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the state conservationist Terrance O. Rudolph for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) have had ongoing discussions with Read More

Dr. Barja visits Spanish III class

Posted by | March 22, 2019 10:55 am

On Thursday, March 7, Dr. Roberto Barja visited Swainsboro High School (SHS) and spoke to students in Alexandra Flowers’ Spanish III class.

Dr. Barja is an orthopedic surgeon from Bolivia who came to the United States. Graduating from the University of California, San Francisco’s School of Medicine in 1964, he has been practicing medicine for 54 years. He completed his residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Dr. Barja Read More

SHS Tigers drop opening series against Vidalia

Posted by | March 22, 2019 10:53 am


Region play got under way last week for the Swainsboro Tigers (5-10), dropping all three games against the Vidalia Indians. All three games were close and winnable until late, but offensively, Swainsboro couldn’t generate enough offense to break through with a victory.

Two of the three games were played in Vidalia, the opening game on Tuesday. Elijah Loyd took to the mound and was sharp, shutting out Read More

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | March 22, 2019 10:51 am

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District


Net tax revenues showed an increase of $67.6 million, or 5.5% for February over February of 2018. Individual income tax refunds were down $24 million, withholding payments were down $28.5 million and individual income tax return payments also down $14.5 million.

Net sales taxes were back up at 4.1%. Corporate income tax collections increased $46.2 million. Tag, Title and Fees Read More

Wiregrass Chapter gives flag certificate to Adrian post office

Posted by | March 22, 2019 10:50 am

The Adrian branch of the United States Post Office received the Wiregrass Chapter’s 33rd U.S. Flag Certificate. Chair Al Smith presented the certificate of commendation to Clint Braswell, Adrian postmaster, on March 11.

The Wiregrass Chapter began presenting flag certificates in June 2014 to people, businesses, organizations, and government affiliates who show exemplary patriotism by displaying the national flag in the correct way. The project is ongoing at the local, Read More

Kiwanians time Weekend Blessings event

Posted by | March 22, 2019 10:43 am

Thirteen members of Swainsboro Kiwanis Club made a trip to George L. Smith II State Park on Saturday, March 9, to time Weekend Blessings’ 5K and 10K runs. The event was huge success as more than 80 participates showed up for the two runs. The event began at 8 a.m. sharp.

Lieutenant governor speaks to Kiwanis Club

Posted by | March 22, 2019 10:42 am

Lieutenant governor Tim Goodman presented the program for the Swainsboro Kiwanis Club’s meeting held last Tuesday, March 12.

Shortly after 7 p.m., he took the floor and provided an update of various sorts. He first talked about the mid-year conference held the Saturday prior, March 9, at Henry County High School.

Next, he praised last year’s lieutenant governor, Jim Campbell, for being a Distinguished Governor. Goodman also acknowledged the Tattnall Read More

News from under the Gold Dome

Posted by | March 22, 2019 10:40 am

by REP. BUTCH PARRISH, 158th District


With Crossover Day behind, the House reconvened under the Gold Dome for the ninth week of the legislative session on Monday, March 11.

We passed legislation that would provide citizens with a new pathway to become an organ donor. Not only does Senate Bill 99 promote public education and awareness for the ever-increasing need for organ donors in Georgia, this measure would Read More

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