Tarleton program presented to Wiregrass Chapter

Posted by | June 4, 2019 3:30 pm

The Wiregrass Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, held its monthly meeting Thursday, May 9, at New China Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. with President Wilder Smith Jr. presiding. Sixteen members and four guests—Joyce Fennell, Allen Burton, Judy Womack, and Mary Ellen Smith—attended.

The program was hosted by Compatriot Dess Smith III, who introduced the speaker, Dr. (LTC ret.) Emory Allen Burton. Dr. Burton teaches history at Augusta State Read More

Gladin presented with JROTC Medal

Posted by | June 4, 2019 3:29 pm

Cadet Alexis Gladin of Swainsboro High School’s JROTC program was awarded the Bronze JROTC Medal and Certificate by the Wiregrass Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution for the year 2018-19.

This was the second JROTC Bronze Medal that the Wiregrass Chapter presented.

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution awards the JROTC Medal to foster the principle of the “citizen-soldier,” exemplified by the Minutemen of Read More

Sybil Amerson Lamb, 98

Posted by | June 4, 2019 3:28 pm

   Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Sybil Amerson Lamb, age 98, of Swainsboro, who passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 2:00 PM, in Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. David Unkles officiating.

Interment followed in Swainsboro City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Nathan Lamb, Brent Hudson, Jamey Watson, Jake Hudson, and Brock Lamb.

Mrs. Lamb was born Read More

Summer concerts announced

Posted by | June 4, 2019 3:27 pm

The Downtown Development Authority of Swainsboro is proud to announce the return of its summer concert series this year. The series, which began in 2018, features free, family-friendly shows by local bands at The Boneyard Pavilion.

The Dukes will kick things off at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, with a set list that offers something for everyone, including popular R&B, soul, and classic rock hits. The show will be Read More

Shriners awards Mill Creek Foundation for donations

Posted by | June 4, 2019 3:25 pm

In 2012, Mack Griffin, past chairman emeritus for the Greenville Shiners Hospital and current market president of Queensborough Bank and Trust of Swainsboro, spoke with Jimmy Morgan of Mill Creek Foundation about possible funding for local Shrine children. Morgan graciously agreed, and the foundation has since donated yearly.

“These types of donations are vitally important to our mission and are highly appreciated,” said Griffin. “The Greenville Shiners Hospital is where Read More

Polke wins annual cabbage growing contest

Posted by | June 4, 2019 3:25 pm

Swainsboro Elementary School’s third-grade students recently participated in the annual cabbage growing contest. Approximately 230 cabbage plants, furnished by Bonnie Plant Company, were given to students to grow at home.

Although the students did not receive their plants until March 11, they brought their plants to school on May 22 for judging. Six members of the Emanuel County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee assisted students as they weighed and measured their Read More

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | June 4, 2019 3:24 pm

by SEN. JACK HILL, 4th District
For a new Governor, vetoing 14 bills is about right, I guess. At the beginning of an administration, a Governor might not be plugged into the legislative process as closely. As successive years go by, I would expect earlier involvement in legislation by the Governor and his staff, a quicker engagement in the process and a greater reluctance to veto … Read More

Seedling Garden Club ends year with picnic

Posted by | June 4, 2019 3:23 pm

The Seedling Garden Club held its last meeting of the club year on Monday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Mike and Nancy Lisenby.

After a tour of the beautiful back yard and rose garden, President Lucille Braswell welcomed members and Ann Peebles followed, giving a devotional titled “Flowers.” Members were then invited to enjoy the picnic. Salads and desserts were served from the kitchen bar and Read More

Four SECRD competitors win at state track meet

Posted by | June 4, 2019 3:21 pm

On May 10 and May 11, Swainsboro-Emanuel County Parks and Recreation Department’s state track team traveled to Jefferson Memorial Stadium to compete in the 2019 Georgia Recreation and Park Association Class B and C State Track Meet hosted by Jefferson Parks and Recreation Department.

McKinley Walden won the standing long jump for 8U girls with a distance of 6-03.50.

Aa’cayla Murphy won softball throw for 12U girls with a distance Read More

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