Twin City reschedules parade for this weekend

Posted by | December 6, 2018 4:30 pm

Due to inclement weather, Twin City’s Christmas parade has been rescheduled to Friday, December 7, at 6 p.m.

Hosted by Twin City Volunteer Fire Department, all proceeds collected from this event will go toward parade necessities and assisting with the purchase of fire safety equipment worn by the city’s volunteer firefighters.

Following the parade, bounce houses will be available for youth enjoyment, and Santa will be available for photos. The Read More

Stillmore Holiday Market slated for this weekend

Posted by | December 6, 2018 4:00 pm

The Emanuel County Farmers & Artisans Market will host a special holiday market on Saturday, December 8, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Stillmore City Park.

“Among the many items for sale at this market will be local honey, baked goods, hand-sewn goods, handmade wooden crafts, lotions, soaps, and artisan jewelry,” said Patti Purcell, organizer. 

An added feature for this market, per Purcell, will be three drawings—one for a Read More

Thirty-eight named Character Kids

Posted by | December 6, 2018 3:30 pm

During the month of November, students at Swainsboro Primary School learned about the character word “thankfulness” through videos, books, and activities. After learning about the word, one student from each class was chosen as Character Kid for displaying thankfulness. These Character Kids received a complimentary breakfast with a parent, lunch on stage with special recognition, and other prizes.

Character Kids for November 2018 were…

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Meteorologist speaks to SES

Posted by | December 6, 2018 3:00 pm

On November 15, Katie Reagan, meteorologist for WJBF News Channel 6, visited the fourth grade students at Swainsboro Elementary School (SES) as part of their science unit on weather.
While at SES, she he spoke with the students about how meteorologists use weather instruments, observations, and weather maps to create forecasts. The students then asked questions after the presentation.
Reagan was presented with a Swainsboro Elementary School t-shirt and candy Read More

Calling all adult basketball players!

Posted by | December 6, 2018 2:30 pm

On Tuesday, December 11, at 6 p.m. inside the Connie Kight Recreation Center on McLeod Bridge Road, Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department will have a mandatory meeting for teams interested in participating in the adult basketball league. Players must be 18-years-old by January 1, 2019 to be eligible. The deadline for entering a team in the league is December 21. For more information, contact the recreation department at 478-237-8098.

Mike “Papa” Carter, 72

Posted by | December 6, 2018 2:08 pm

Funeral services for Mike “Papa” Carter, 72, of Swainsboro were held Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 12 p.m. in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Rev. Louis Pearce officiating. Interment followed at Eastbrook Cemetery & Mausoleum. He passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Fairview Park Hospital following an extended illness.

Mr. Mike “Papa” Carter was born August 1, 1946 in Milford, Virginia to the late Taylor James Carter Read More

Coveted red jackets

Posted by | December 6, 2018 2:00 pm

Pictured are Tyler McCumbers, Trey Oliver, Tucker Baird, Marley Meeks, Johnny Martin, Joseph Diekemper, Brandon Green, and Justin Diekemper. They, along with Rodney Marcus (not pictured), are the 2018 karting points champions from Swainsboro Raceway. Because they were unavailable for a group photo at the points banquet held on the Georgia Queen in Savannah on November 10, they received their jackets at the Turkey 100 event at Swainsboro Raceway last


Posted by | December 6, 2018 1:49 pm

You asked…they listened!  Due to popular demand, R & F Marketing will be having one final pillow sale next 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

Pineland scholarship applications now available

Posted by | December 6, 2018 1:30 pm

Established in 1994, the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), in cooperation with NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, seeks to sustain and enhance the quality of life throughout rural America by advancing an understanding of rural telecommunications issues. In keeping with its mission, furthering the education of rural youth is one of the foundation’s primary focuses. Pineland Telephone Cooperative, Inc. is a member of NTCA and is proud to support Read More

Oak Park to celebrate holiday season with parade this weekend

Posted by | December 6, 2018 1:00 pm

The community of Oak Park invites the public to its Christmas parade on Saturday, December 8. Line-up will begin at 4 p.m., and the parade itself will commence an hour later at 5.

Afterward, Santa Claus will be at the community house for visits.

For more information, contact Terry Strange at 912-687-2243, Denise Shaw at 912-286-7919, or Penny Jones at 478-455-4019.

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