Retired staff sergeant to visit veterans’ hall

Posted by | March 7, 2019 2:59 pm

Retired U.S. Army staff sergeant Tonya L. Price will visit Swainsboro and address veterans at the Emanuel County Veterans Center from 1 until 4 p.m. on Friday, March 15. She will discuss various issues with the Veterans Affairs. All past service members who need assistance or have questions should attend.

SSG Price, after leaving the military, became a volunteer chapter service officer with Disabled Americans in Augusta. She is now Read More

Newly-organized NAACP branch to hold meeting

Posted by | March 7, 2019 2:26 pm

On Thursday, March 14, Emanuel County NAACP Branch No. 5199 will hold its first regular monthly meeting at the former Emanuel County Arts Council’s building at the corner of Green and Church streets at 6:30 p.m. Branch president Donald Jenkins invites and encourages all members to attend the important meeting. Also invited are other parties interested in the goals and objectives of this organization.

Letter to the Editor

Posted by | March 7, 2019 2:25 pm

Dear Editor,

We are truly blessed in Emanuel County to have so many good people among us. Near the top of the list would have to be Dr. Willie Gunn, president emeritus of Emanuel County Junior College, now named East Georgia State College.

At last week’s Swainsboro Exchange Club meeting, Dr. Gunn announced he would be moving to Newnan to be nearer his family. Dr. Gunn is leaving Swainsboro, having Read More

Miss Emanuel speaks to Kiwanians, Cunha joins club

Posted by | March 7, 2019 2:15 pm

At the Swainsboro Kiwanis Club’s meeting on February 26 at Catered Creations at 7 p.m., Mary Ann Smith, also known as “Miss Emanuel,” attended and presented the evening’s program, a historical overview of Coca-Cola in Emanuel County.

According to Smith, Coca-Cola was initially chartered here in 1907. Reportedly, L.S. Proctor was the first person from Emanuel County to Coca-Cola in Dr. George Leon Smith’s drug store while the doctor was Read More

News from under the Gold Dome

Posted by | March 7, 2019 2:14 pm

by REP. BUTCH PARRISH, 158th District


We started the seventh week of the 2019 legislative session on Monday, February 25, 2019. We were in session all five days last week and passed over 40 bills and resolutions on the House floor. We are over halfway through this legislative session, and with “Cross Over Day” quickly approaching, last week was our busiest yet.

On Monday, the House passed another Read More

Two occupied structure fires within 12 hours on Sunday

Posted by | March 7, 2019 2:10 pm


On Sunday, March 3, county firefighters were dispatched to 958 Cow Ford Bridge Road at 3:49 a.m. for a reported structure fire.

First-arriving Dellwood firefighters reported the fire was already throughout the building and breaking through the roof. Shortly thereafter, a partial wall collapse occurred in the left rear corner of the 1,100-squar- foot structure.

Responding to the alarm were Adrian, Dellwood, Norristown, and Swainsboro Read More

Don’t forget to set your clocks!

Posted by | March 7, 2019 2:09 pm


It might still be a little chilly, but it is indeed almost time to spring forward!

Daylight Saving Time will begin at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10. When the clock strikes 2 a.m., time will instantly move ahead one hour, so don’t forget to set your non-smartphone clocks forward before you head to bed!

We’ll lose an hour of sleep for one night, but Read More

Rushing elected to Citizens Bank Board of Directors

Posted by | March 7, 2019 12:44 pm

Stephen T. Rushing was recently elected to the board of directors for The Citizens Bank of Swainsboro and their holding company, Swainsboro Bankshares, Inc.

“We are fortunate to have a highly qualified individual from Bulloch County to serve on our board of directors,” said President Milton Gray. “Mr. Rushing is well respected and strongly connected to the Statesboro-Bulloch County market. He will be a tremendous asset to our company.”

Rushing Read More

Bulldogs begin region play

Posted by | March 7, 2019 12:43 pm


The Bulldogs scored 16 runs during the four games played last week, winning just one of those contests with 11 of those runs in one game against Portal. ECI was shut out in both games last weekend in the Burke County tournament.

The Bulldogs began the week in Savannah against Savannah Country Day Tuesday, February 26. The Bulldogs and Hornets were tied 5-5 going into the bottom Read More

DAR to meet next week

Posted by | March 7, 2019 12:42 pm

The Governor David Emanuel-Adam Brinson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will meet Thursday, March 14, at 3 p.m. at East Georgia State College’s Sadie Fulford Center.

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