Herrington Homestead accepts U.S. Flag Certificate

Posted by | February 22, 2019 4:05 pm

The Wiregrass Chapter – Sons of the American Revolution recently presented the Herrington Homestead the 32nd U.S. Flag Certificate.

The certificate of commendation was awarded to the homestead in recognition of its exemplary patriotism by way of displaying the American flag correctly. Al Smith, chair, made the presentation. Betty Coleman, director, accepted it.

Recognizing people, businesses, organizations, and other entities with such certificates is a project of the SAR. The Read More

Miss DEA to be crowned this weekend

Posted by | February 22, 2019 4:03 pm

The annual DEA pageants, sponsored by the senior class, will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019.

The event will commence at 10 a.m. with Little Mister DEA in the gymnasium.

Miss DEA interviews will begin at 1 p.m. in the library, and competitions for this division will start at 4 p.m.

K3, K4, and K5 students will compete for Little Mr. and Little Miss DEA. Grades first and second will Read More

Kiwanians hear about financials from Edward Jones consultant

Posted by | February 22, 2019 4:01 pm

The Swainsboro Kiwanis Club held a meeting February 5 at 7 p.m. at Catered Creations.

With President Cheryl Goodman presiding, 20 members were joined by four guests: Windy Ward, Micki Gaudry, Brad Owen, and Randy Sparks, who was on hand to present the evening’s program.

Program host Wanda Ellis introduced Sparks, a long-time employee of Edward Jones Investments in Vidalia. He has worked at the Vidalia office for 26 years Read More

Terwilliger sings for Kiwanians

Posted by | February 22, 2019 3:58 pm

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held one of its weekly meetings Tuesday, February 12, at 7 p.m. at Catered Creations.

One of the many guests attending was Connie Terwilliger, who was on hand to deliver the program.

After an introduction by program host Dess Smith III, Terwilliger introduced herself. She is solicitor general for Emanuel County as well as the organist for Swainsboro First United Methodist Church.

Man first landed Read More

News from under the Gold Dome

Posted by | February 22, 2019 3:55 pm

by REP. BUTCH PARRISH, District 158


The House kicked off last week with the unanimous passage of House Bill 23 to expand internet access in rural Georgia. Broadband is essential to almost every factor of economic development, and this legislation is a tremendous step in the right direction to help spur economic development in rural Georgia.

The House also passed a bill last week that would provide a Read More

Garfield Community Club chooses new officers

Posted by | February 22, 2019 3:52 pm

The Garfield Community Club started 2019 a month later than most other civic organizations. The club’s January meeting was canceled due to inclement weather, so members convened February 7 at 2 p.m. at Lew’s BBQ in Twin City.

At that meeting, the 10 attending persons elected a new slate of officers. Rose Frew became president, Joann Trammell entered the office of vice president, Dot Cowart was elected as secretary/reporter, Sharon Read More

Swainsboro High’s basketball cheer squad takes part in Hawks Extravaganza

Posted by | February 22, 2019 3:42 pm

On February 10, Swainsboro High School’s basketball cheerleaders traveled to Atlanta to State Farm Arena to participate in a halftime show known as the Hawks Extravaganza. The squad was one of 25 cheer and dance groups who shared the floor.

“Being able to meet cheerleaders from other schools and perform with them was a great experience. I am looking forward to next year!” said sophomore Dameria Rountree.

The cheerleaders learned Read More

Advanced Metal Components donates to Emanuel County Schools

Posted by | February 22, 2019 3:41 pm

Advanced Metal Components in Swainsboro recently donated metal to the Ag Mechanics classes at both Emanuel County Institute and Swainsboro High School.

The metal was pre-cut by AMC into pieces that form a small toolbox. Students in the Ag Mechanics classes will work to weld the toolbox together. Once students complete the process of welding, students in Engineering & Technology classes will inspect the toolboxes using the blueprint drawings to Read More

Williamson named director of EGSC-Statesboro

Posted by | February 22, 2019 3:40 pm

East Georgia State College announces the appointment of Jessica Williamson as the new director of EGSC-Statesboro (EGSC-S). She has served as interim director since July 1, 2018.
As director, Williamson will oversee the daily delivery of services at EGSC-S, work collaboratively with Georgia Southern University to facilitate student transfers and contribute strategically as a member of the President’s Cabinet.

EGSC President Dr. Bob Boehmer said, “We are proud and pleased Read More

EGSC professor helps VHA chess team to victory

Posted by | February 22, 2019 3:37 pm

Recently, one of Vidalia Heritage Academy’s high school scholastic chess teams won the 2019 GICAA High School Chess State Championship. VHA entered two high school chess teams, and both ended up making it to the championship rounds with one team making it to the final round.

Overheard at the tournament was the quip, “I reckon the only things they do in Vidalia are pick onions and play chess!”

Coach Jim Read More

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