All-region accolades pour in for Swainsboro Tigers

Posted by | November 16, 2018 4:55 pm

All-region teams were announced last week, and the Swainsboro Tigers dominated first and second teams with 15 total selections. Kade Youmans was named 2-AA Offensive Player of the Year, and KJ Starnes was named 2-AA Defensive Player of the Year.

Making first team all-region were Kesean Easterling, RJ Phillips, Keenan Williams, Ka’yun Davis, John Henderson, and Cedric Seabrough.

Second team all-region selections were Cobi Hughes, Jamal Watkins, Logan Gay, Armani Read More

Swainsboro veterans to be featured in Marietta school’s Gallery of Honor

Posted by | November 16, 2018 4:52 pm

Soon, the Learning Commons of Due West Elementary School of Marietta will be transformed into a Gallery of Honor in remembrance of veterans. Several veterans with ties to Swainsboro will be featured in the gallery. Labeled with the veteran’s name and branch, the photographs will remain on display throughout the month of November. A traditional Fallen Soldier table will also be featured in the gallery.

Pictured holding the photos of Read More

More SMS honor students recognized

Posted by | November 16, 2018 4:52 pm

According to Willie Gibson, principal of Swainsboro Middle School (SMS), the following students have earned the below-listed honors but were mistakenly excluded in last week’s announcement. The staff of SMS regrets this error.

Honor Roll

Sixth grade — Brayden Jonathan Baxter, Jared Demillion-Cabrera, Charlee Marie Self, Sammy Lee Turner, Jaqueline Nava-Pina, Alaina Hope McDaniel, Ansley Elizabeth Turner, and Melina Danielle Rosas

Seventh grade — Anna Thurman, Elizabeth Herbert, Ella Canady, Read More

SHS observes Veterans Day

Posted by | November 16, 2018 4:51 pm

Swainsboro High School (SHS) celebrated Veterans Day Monday, November 12, with a program that featured Lieutenant Michael McNeal as guest speaker.

A native of nearby Montgomery County, McNeal is active duty with the U.S. Navy, currently stationed in Jacksonville, Florida. He is the son of SHS bookkeeper Julie Gillis.

Led by seniors Casey Sanders, Weston Snell, Esmeralda Hernandez, and Bridget Dixon, the program included patriotic selections played by the concert Read More

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | November 16, 2018 4:49 pm

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District


October revenues came in at an eye-popping 17.7% increase. Looking back, October of a year ago was negative due to a substantial number of refunds that were released in that month.  So it is no surprise that October of 2018 would show a big increase.  Some analysts are saying the prospects for continued growth at these high levels will Read More

Seedling Garden Club holds annual Christmas auction

Posted by | November 16, 2018 4:48 pm

One of the first events of the holiday season is the Seedling Garden Club’s annual Christmas auction.

This year’s event was graciously hosted by Ginny and Dess Smith at their Swainsboro home. Additional hostesses were Yonna Bailey and Jan Hooks.

Wade Baker and Dess Smith III, with the assistance of Smith Willoughby, enthusiastically auctioned a variety of Christmas decorations, handmade seasonal crafts, and homemade baked goods.

Before the auction, all Read More

Probe College Fair visits SHS

Posted by | November 16, 2018 4:44 pm

On Tuesday, November 13, the Probe College Fair Tour hosted a free event from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. inside Swainsboro High School’s gymnasium. For many, Probe is the first way to obtain information about prospective colleges. The annual series of events also gives universities the chance to recruit new students.

Colleges from 25 different states—as well as Rome, Italy, and Manchester, United Kingdom—were represented during the tour. More than Read More

Stolen car found rolled over, unoccupied

Posted by | November 16, 2018 4:42 pm


On Saturday, November 10, 911 dispatched units to a rollover on Canoochee Road in the area of Oak Grove Church Road. A red Toyota Camry was found crashed against a large tree. There were no occupants in the vehicle. The vehicle was determined to have been stolen. Swainsboro Fire Department, Emanuel County EMS, and Emanuel County sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene. The investigation is Read More

Blue Star memorial assembled in Burke County

Posted by | November 16, 2018 4:42 pm

The first of its kind in the county, the Midville Garden Club is excited to announce the installment of a Blue Star memorial marker.

Installed by the City of Midville, the Midville Lions Club, and club members of the Azalea District and Garden Club of Georgia Inc., the marker now sits at the Historic Midville Cemetery.

Club president Valerie Saxon and the group felt a need to deliver something significant Read More

Garfield Community Club has busy November meeting

Posted by | November 16, 2018 4:40 pm

The Garfield Community Club’s monthly meeting was called to order at 2:30 p.m. by Sharon Cowart at the home of Janice Hendley.

During Cowart’s treasurer’s report, the club discussed making a donation to a family in Garfield. Ultimately, the donation was approved. Cowart, Judy Phillips, and Dot Cowart made the presentation.

Also at the meeting, the Christmas supper was discussed and scheduled for December 17. The event will begin at Read More

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