10U all-stars beat Dublin-Laurens in district tournament

Posted by | November 29, 2018 2:30 pm

During November 15 through November 17, Swainsboro-Emanuel County Parks and Recreation Department’s 10U boys’ all-star football team traveled to Sweetwater Park in Thomson to compete in the 2018 Georgia Recreation and Park Association 10U Football Class B District 1 Tournament, hosted by Thomson-McDuffie County Recreation Department.

Beginning the tournament, Swainsboro-Emanuel defeated Dublin-Laurens 26-0 on Thursday but then fell short to Lyons 12-0.

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Posted by | November 29, 2018 2:07 pm

R & F Marketing will be having their monthly pillow sale this Saturday,  December 1st, from 7-12, at 610 East Main St. in Swainsboro.
Pillows will range from $2 to $5.  New this month:  Red and Gold table cloths, and (Back again!) Ladybug pillows for only $5.  They will also have curtain rods for only $5, and curtain panels for only $10 a set, in 5 great … Read More

8U all-stars, Effingham County battle in championship

Posted by | November 29, 2018 2:00 pm

The 8U all-stars from Swainsboro-Emanuel County Parks and Recreation Department traveled to Sweetwater Park in Thomson on November 17 to participate in the 2018 Georgia Recreation and Park Association’s 8U Football Class B District 1 Tournament.

Swainsboro-Emanuel drew a bye in the first round. In their first game, they defeated Dublin-Laurens 12-6 in overtime. The win set up a championship game between Swainsboro-Emanuel and Effingham County, and ultimately Effingham took Read More

Fall Line Chapter receives charter

Posted by | November 29, 2018 1:30 pm

The Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution hosted the new Fall Line Chapter’s charter banquet on Saturday, November 10, at 7 p.m. at the Pringle Building in Sandersville. With the Col William Few Chapter Registrar Bill Tankersley presiding as the Master of Ceremonies, there were 65 members in attendance. 

The Georgia Society of the American Revolution award winning color guard conducted the presentation of the colors, commanded by Bill Read More

Rotarians hear two presentations

Posted by | November 29, 2018 1:00 pm


The Rotary Club of Swainsboro held its November 26 meeting at Catered Creations in Swainsboro. Al Lawson Jr. provided the invocation and Greg Johnson led the pledge, and Rotary Four-Way Test. 

Butch Frye’s program for the day featured Ken Warnock, chief executive officer of Swainsboro/Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce. The mission of the Chamber is to “enhance the economic prosperity Read More

Southern Dream Turkey 100 held at Swainsboro Raceway!

Posted by | November 29, 2018 12:30 pm


Thanksgiving weekend started in Swainsboro at the South’s finest and fastest dirt track Swainsboro Raceway Thursday evening with practice for the Southern Dream Turkey 100 paying $20,000 to win.

The biggest race of the season brought more than 115 cars to Emanuel County for the greatest weekend of racing action in the South. Friday night’s racing action consisted of qualifying and heat races in all divisions.

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Local organization recognizes local Thanksgiving sponsors

Posted by | November 29, 2018 12:00 pm

Men Reaching Men would like to extend its appreciation to sponsors that contributed to the Community Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner. They are as follows:

Citizens Bank, Swainsboro Supply, Daniel’s Chevrolet, Smith Personal Care Home, Kwick Shop, Desse Davis, Oak Grove Baptist, Chapman Funeral Home, Keith McKenny, Milton Gray, Athans Walden, Little Treasury Daycare, Danny’s Liquor Store, Mike Food Mart, Bird Wings and Things, Mosley’s Funeral Home, KT’s Place, Pastor Delmus Scott, Quality Read More

Updates from Representative Parrish

Posted by | November 29, 2018 11:30 am

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving!

On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, we convened for a special session of the 154 Georgia General Assembly. This special session was ordered by Governor Nathan Deal to provide emergency funding to state agencies and local governments following Hurricane Michael and to ensure that our folks in Southwest Georgia receive necessary funding to rebuild from the biggest devastation our state has seen in recent history.

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Kiwanis Club hears Air Evac program

Posted by | November 29, 2018 11:00 am

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting Tuesday night, November 6, at 7 p.m. at Catered Creations. With President Cheryl Goodman presiding, there were 15 members in attendance and four guests, Becky Palmer and three Circle K’ers, Anita Cerpovicz, Blake McBride, and Yamin Chhipa. 

The program for the evening was hosted by Pepper Fields, who introduced Becky Palmer, local membership sales manager for the Air Evac Lifetam. Air Read More

Weekend Blessings begins annual Christmas fundraiser

Posted by | November 29, 2018 10:30 am

Weekend Blessings’ Calissa Mason has been busy preparing for this year’s annual Christmas ornament fundraiser event by painting spoon ornaments for purchase. These adorable ornaments are the size of a soup spoon and are available for purchase of $8 each. One ornament purchase will fund two weekend food bags for a local student.

Each ornament comes with a card attached telling about the ornament, being a replica of a card Read More

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