DFCS retirees meet for Christmas party

Posted by | December 14, 2018 10:32 am

On Monday, December 3, the retirees of Emanuel County DFCS (Department of Family and Children Services) met at Sweet Tea Grille for their annual Christmas party. While there, the group exchanged Christmas ornaments.

Sanders home receives last Yard of the Month bestowal of 2018

Posted by | December 14, 2018 10:24 am

The Seedling Garden Club proudly announces that December’s Yard of the Month is the home of Jim and Kimme Sanders of 211 Creekside Drive in Swainsboro.

In the photo from left to right are Jim, Blake, Adam, and Bailey Sanders. They all enjoy working in their yard together to help keep Emanuel County beautiful.

Nominations for Yard of the Month are welcomed each month. The Seedling Garden Club honors homeowners Read More

DEA basketball recap

Posted by | December 14, 2018 10:23 am


The past week and a half has been a busy one for David Emanuel Academy’s basketball teams. Ten games have been played between the four squads, and DEA picked up seven wins in the process.

On December 3, the middle school girls, middle school boys, varsity girls, and varsity boys traveled to Waynesboro to take on Edmond Burke Academy.

The middle school boys came away with Read More

2018 Candace Jeanette Canady “Live your life as a witness to others” memorial scholarship recipients

Posted by | December 14, 2018 10:21 am

The Canady scholarship was established in 2006 to continue the path that the late Candace Jeanette Canady had lived during her young life. It is to encourage others to remain strong in their Christian beliefs; the scholarship is molded after the way Candace lived in a Christian manner and held high morals. Candace was saved when she was 8-years-old and, at the age of 9, was diagnoses with Ewing’s sarcoma Read More

Brier Creek presents flag certificate to Bank of Newington

Posted by | December 14, 2018 10:18 am

The Brier Creek Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution presented its first U.S. Flag Certificate to the Bank of Newington on Friday, December 7.

President Lee Smith presented the certificate of commendation to the bank, located at 107 West Ogeechee Street in Sylvania, as a way of recognizing the establishment for its exemplary patriotism by way of correctly displaying the American flag.

The Wiregrass Chapter began…

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Ribbon cutting held at Boneyard BBQ

Posted by | December 14, 2018 10:12 am

Courtesy of David Avery/The Journal Sentinal

The much-awaited ribbon cutting of Boneyard BBQ took place Tuesday, November 13, at 11 a.m. Greater Tattnall Chamber Vice President Wanda Mosley welcomed everyone to the event and thanked them for coming. She thanked co-owner Shot Scarboro for locating the family’s second restaurant in Reidsville.

Scarboro said, “We are so ready to feed the good people of…

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Posted by | December 14, 2018 9:46 am

You asked…they listened!  Due to popular demand, R & F Marketing will be having one final pillow sale tomorrow, Saturday, December 15th, from 7am-12pm, at 610 East Main St. in Swainsboro.  This will be the last sale before Christmas, & the last sale of the year, so go on out & pick up your last minute items!
**New outdoor seating and over 200 dog beds in a variety of sizes**Read More

SPD Report 12-12-18

Posted by | December 13, 2018 4:38 pm

Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

November 25

Complainant reported shoplifting less than $500.

November 26

Complainant reported damage to a vehicle.

November 28

Officer was dispatched to East Main Street in reference to terroristic threats and acts.

November 29

Officer responded to North Main Street in reference to a damaged vehicle.

An additional complainant reported damage to vehicle.

Complainant reported theft of lost/mislaid property.

November 30

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Notes from the Senate

Posted by | December 13, 2018 4:37 pm

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District


While the November revenues came in slightly negative at -0.7%, comparisons to other states from October and Year to Date numbers continue to be outstanding.

Year to Date Revenues Year Over Year-July-October 

Georgia — 8.8%

Alabama — 4.0%

Arkansas — 6.4%

Florida — 10.2%

Kentucky — 4.2%

Louisiana — 5.9%

Mississippi — 1.2%

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Santa to visit Swainsboro on Christmas Eve

Posted by | December 13, 2018 4:36 pm

by Bill Cahill, SFD PIO

Once again, Jolly Saint Nick will visit Swainsboro neighborhoods for the fourth year. Santa has been in touch with Chief Strobridge and the Swainsboro firefighters requesting their assistance in guiding his annual trip to visit the good children. Santa will once again ride upon his highly decorated Sleigh No. 7.

Beginning at 5 p.m., Santa will travel down Main Street to Walmart and, after a Read More

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