Twin City City Commission discusses 2013 audit’s preliminary findings

Posted by | September 14, 2017 10:43 am

by HALEI LAMB

One lone business item headlined the Twin City City Commission’s monthly workshop, held Tuesday, Sept. 5, inside City Hall. The topic? Findings from one of the city’s audits. Since the emergence of new leadership in Mayor Eileen Dudley and Mayor Pro-Tem Matt Donaldson, the current governing body has nonstop worked to right the city’s finances. Part of that process includes submitting audits from years past to bring … Read More


EGSC to reopen Augusta, Swainsboro tomorrow

Posted by | September 13, 2017 12:24 pm

Wednesday, September 13, 12 noon

East Georgia State College will reopen for students, faculty and staff at the Swainsboro and Augusta campuses on Thursday, September 14.  EGSC Statesboro campus classes are cancelled Thursday and Friday, September 14 & 15, and will resume Monday, September 18. 

Faculty and staff at all three EGSC campuses are to report Thursday, September 14.

Classes that meet totally online via GA View D2L Brightspace will Read More


EGSC to remain closed September 13

Posted by | September 12, 2017 1:41 pm

Tuesday, September 12, 11:45am

Due to the residual effects of Hurricane Irma, all East Georgia State College campuses will remain closed through Wednesday, September 13. Safety of our students, faculty and staff is our priority, and current power outages and travel uncertainties create conditions that warrant continued closure. All campuses of EGSC will reopen Thursday, September 14, for normal operations.


David Emanuel closing

Posted by | September 8, 2017 4:37 pm

According to a recent media release, David Emanuel Academy will be closed Monday and Tuesday. Further updates will be published via email and on the school’s website.


Severe weather notice for Pineland customers

Posted by | September 8, 2017 3:57 pm

According to Pineland,

   “Based on current weather predictions, the Pineland service area is in a direct line for severe weather conditions due to Hurricane Irma. Beginning Sunday night, heavy rainfall and possible tropical storm force winds, and increased risks of severe weather such as tornadoes is expected.
Over the past decade, Pineland has worked diligently to place all fiber optic cabling underground. Our offices are backed up by generators
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Gospel sing at Hebron Holiness rescheduled

Posted by | September 8, 2017 12:40 pm

Hebron Holiness Church, 15 miles north of Soperton, was scheduled to host The Butler Brothers Quartet on Friday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. However, due to Hurricane Irma, the sing has been rescheduled to Saturday, Oct. 28. The scheduled time remains at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Marion Butler at 912-398-1821. Sis. June Scott, the pastor, and congregation of Hebron Holiness invite all to enjoy this free night of … Read More


Bank closings

Posted by | September 8, 2017 11:57 am

In light of Hurricane Irma, the following banks will be closed Monday, Sept. 11: Durden Banking Company, Citizens Bank, and Spivey State Bank. It is intention to reopen Tuesday morning, weather permitting. Please share!


Emanuel County Schools to be closed

Posted by | September 8, 2017 10:16 am

   Based on the latest information available about Hurricane Irma, Emanuel County Schools will be closed Monday, September 11, 2017 and Tuesday, September 12, 2017 for all students and employees.  We encourage parents to monitor updates about how the storm may affect school operations beyond Tuesday.  The Superintendent maintains regular contact with the Emanuel County Emergency Management Agency during all weather and safety events that impact our school system. Updates will Read More


County leaders meet to prepare for Hurricane Irma

Posted by | September 8, 2017 12:00 am

As many in the county are probably already aware, earlier today, Governor Nathan Deal added 24 counties to his State of Emergency list due to oncoming Hurricane Irma. Emanuel County was among those added to the list. In response, county leaders met at Swainsboro Fire Department at 2 p.m. to prepare for the storm. The following is a summary of pertinent information discussed:

• Governor Deal’s declaration of emergency here Read More


County leaders meet to prepare for Hurricane Irma

Posted by | September 7, 2017 11:30 pm

As many in the county are probably already aware, earlier today, Governor Nathan Deal added 24 counties to his State of Emergency list due to oncoming Hurricane Irma. Emanuel County was among those added to the list. In response, county leaders met at Swainsboro Fire Department at 2 p.m. to prepare for the storm. The following is a summary of pertinent information discussed:

• Governor Deal’s declaration of emergency here Read More


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