BOE holds July meeting

Posted by | July 20, 2017 5:14 pm

    On Monday evening, the Emanuel County Board of Education met briefly at the Central Office for its July meeting.

   The highlight of the meeting included a brief address from Dr. Kevin Judy. With the 2017-2018 school year just around the corner, a majority of his comments involved important upcoming dates. Teachers will return to work Monday, July 24, and students will fill the hallways again beginning July 31. Open houses … Read More

Sharpe convicted of Flat’s Lounge murder

Posted by | July 20, 2017 5:12 pm

   An Emanuel County jury found David Lee Sharpe Jr. guilty Thursday afternoon on one count felony murder following the October 2016 shooting at Flat’s Lounge. Presiding Superior Court Judge Kathy S. Palmer sentenced him to life in prison following the conviction.

   The defendant found himself in custody last year for the murder of Divonte Coney. At approximately 4 a.m. on October 2, deputies with the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office responded … Read More

Singer-songwriter Bragg to visit home

Posted by | July 20, 2017 5:06 pm

   For seasoned Americana artist Mary Bragg, her rawest, most personal album to date, Lucky Strike, appeared when she hadn’t even been planning to record a new album. After finding success writing for and with other artists (her co-written song “Easier Than Leaving” appeared on Michaela Anne’s recent release and was featured in Rolling Stone), Bragg had begun to consider devoting herself solely to songwriting.

   Then, Lucky Strike co-producer Jim Reilley … Read More

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of East Georgia wins top customer service award

Posted by | July 20, 2017 5:02 pm

   Just one year old, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of East Georgia, in Swainsboro, has won the franchise company’s top customer satisfaction award.

   DreamMaker, with nearly 40 franchises throughout the U.S., names one franchise each year to win its “Enhancing Lives, Improving Homes Award®.”

   This award is presented to the franchisee that has provided customers with an experience of excellence and professionalism,” said DreamMaker president Doug Dwyer. “This franchise is truly … Read More

Burke presents program to Wiregrass Chapter

Posted by | July 20, 2017 4:54 pm

   The Wiregrass Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), held its monthly meeting, Thursday, July 13, at New China Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. with President Wilder Smith Jr. presiding. Twelve members and three guests attended.

   After the welcome and the invocation by President Smith, members enjoyed a meal prepared by New China employees. The program for the evening was presented by the chapter’s own Compatriot Steve Burke, who was introduced … Read More

EMC CEO brings update to Kiwanians

Posted by | July 20, 2017 4:51 pm

   The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting Tuesday, July 11, at Catered Creations at 7 p.m. with President Gary Couse presiding. Twenty-one members attended.

   The program for the evening was hosted by Mary Ellen Smith, who introduced Damien Scott, chief executive officer at Emanuel Medical Center (EMC). Scott indicated that the hospital is faring well, boasting the highest-quality Medicare score in the surrounding area. Emanuel Medical Center puts … Read More

Hendrix make dean’s list at Georgia Tech

Posted by | July 20, 2017 4:47 pm

   According to a recent announcement, Alec Hendrix of Swainsboro has made the spring semester dean’s list at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester.

   Hendrix is a rising fourth year student, at the Georgia Tech pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering with minors in Industrial Design and Biology. He is … Read More

Incoming students attend CHOICE Leadership Orientation

Posted by | July 20, 2017 4:40 pm


   Thirteen students participated in the first CHOICE Leadership Orientation July 9-13 at East Georgia State College (EGSC). Creating Higher Education Opportunities to Increase College Experiences (CHOICE) is a two-year inclusive postsecondary certificate program for students with disabilities. Participants included those enrolling as freshmen for Fall 2017 or exploring a serious interest in enrolling. The Orientation is an introduction to all aspects of college life.

   “The biggest success … Read More

10U girls close out season at state tournament

Posted by | July 20, 2017 4:34 pm

   The 10-and-under (10U) girls’ all-star softball team from Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department (SECRD) traveled to Bill Reynold Sports Park in Bainbridge July 11-14 to compete in the 2017 GRPA Class A/B State Tournament. The team finished state play 3-2, defeating Thomasville 7-0, Bainbridge 15-0, and Troup County 26-01. Their two losses were issued by Moultrie, 5-3, and Bartow County, 7-5.

   Team members were Kyli Bell, Kayla Crabb, Claire English, Sara … Read More

Twin City to hold town hall forum

Posted by | July 20, 2017 4:29 pm

   Mark your calendar for July 29! Mayor Eileen Dudley and the Twin City City Commission will be seeking community input as the leadership panel plans for the next two, five, 10, and 20 years.

   Hot topics will be discussed over cold watermelon beginning at 10:30 a.m. Twin City residents are encouraged to drop in, enjoy lively conversation, and indulge in free fruit as long as it lasts. Input forms are … Read More

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