Happening This Weekend

Posted by | May 18, 2018 3:30 pm

Overstock Outdoor Sale This Weekend May 19th

We will be having a sale on outdoor patio seating next Saturday from 7-12 at 610 East Main St. in Swainsboro.Single Chair Cushions only $5! Retail for up to $15

Double Bench Cushions & Universal Cushions only $10! Retail for up to $45. We will also have pillows and other goods such as crate mats and dog beds. To learn more or buy … Read More


Annual mother-son dance a great success

Posted by | May 18, 2018 3:00 pm

Photo credit: Donna Haddock

   The annual mother-son dance was a huge success this year. Sponsored by Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department, Emanuel Arts Council, and Growing Communication, Inc., the dance was held Friday, April 27, at Vann Community House. The event was for boys, ages 3-years-old and older and their mothers or an adult escort. Everyone enjoyed an evening of fun and danced to a variety of music provided by disc Read More


Ware speaks to Kiwanis

Posted by | May 18, 2018 2:30 pm

   The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at  7 p.m. at Catered Creations, with President Jim Clapham presiding. There were 20 members in attendance with no guests. 

   Chair Tim Goodman handed out assignments for the Knotty Pine 5K on Saturday, May 5. 

   Chair Frank Patrick thanked all 20 Kiwanians who helped with Pre-K Fun Day on Friday, April 27. 

   Chair Kay Peacock thanked the Read More


Kiwanians time 5K in Soperton

Posted by | May 18, 2018 2:00 pm

Six members of the Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro traveled 24 miles to Soperton to time a recent 5K.
   The Soperton Church of Christ, as sponsors, contacted the local club and asked members to provide the personnel and equipment for the planned run.
   Several times a year, the Swainsboro Kiwanis Club travels to different communities to provide professional help with 5K runs, 10K runs, and fun runs. Aside from experience, the
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Braswell speaks to Kiwanis

Posted by | May 18, 2018 1:00 pm

   The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting Tuesday, May 8, at 7 p.m. at Catered Creations. With President Jim Clapham presiding. There were 22 members present.

   Chair Tim Goodman thanked the 24 Kiwanians who helped with the Knotty Pine 5K and 1-mile fun run on Saturday, May 5.  He gave special thanks to Swainsboro Police Department and non-Kiwanian Christy Canady. 

   Chair Gary Couse is still in the process Read More


Kiwanis Club cooks hot dogs at BarkFest

Posted by | May 18, 2018 12:30 pm

   Fifteen local Kiwanians traveled to the old Kiwanis park located at Harmon Park on South Main Street in Swainsboro on Saturday, April 21, to attend the first-ever BarkFest.
   The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro was asked to sell hot dogs to event attendees. Kiwanian Jim Clapham provided his grill and expertise to cook the concession. The club sold these grilled hot dogs for $1 each, as well as bottles of water,
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ECI competes at state track and field meet, Jordan wins high jump

Posted by | May 18, 2018 12:30 pm

by RON WEATHERFORD
   The ECI Bulldog track and field team competed in the state meet last week held in Albany.
   The team left Hugh Mills Stadium with the high jump Class A state championship.
   Senior Greg Jordan won the championship with a jump of 6.06, taking home the gold.
   Jordan also played football and basketball for the Bulldogs.
   Other Bulldogs competing in the meet were Emma Mason, who placed fifth
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Garfield Community Club holds May meeting

Posted by | May 18, 2018 12:00 pm

   The Garfield Community Club held its monthly meeting at Lew’s BBQ in Twin City at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3. Vice President Joann Trammell called the meeting to order before leading the pledge of allegiance. Maudine Johnson choose “God Bless America” as the hymn, and Ellen Evans read the club prayer. 

   Devotion and prayer were led by Chaplain Janice Hendley.

   The club motto was recited by all. Marilyn Kent Read More


Open Access Event Cancelled

Posted by | May 18, 2018 11:50 am

Tomorrow’s Open Access Event at the Swainsboro Wal-Mart has been cancelled due to projected inclement weather. Keep an eye on East Georgia State College’s social media or their news feed at www.ega.edu for information on Open Access at EGSC!


Franklin Memorial Library hosts poetry contest

Posted by | May 18, 2018 11:30 am

   Franklin Memorial recently held its annual poetry contest and received a record-breaking 121 entries.
   Future Maya Angelous, Emily Dickinsons, and Robert Frosts submitted works on everything from animals to innermost private thoughts. A first place winner was chosen from each of grades three through five, plus one overall high school winner.
   Library assistant manager Gladys Collins visited Swainsboro Elementary School to recognize participants and present prizes to the winners. All
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