Numerous crashes keep First Responders busy

Posted by | July 12, 2018 10:07 am


   A few weeks ago, there were been numerous daytime motor vehicle crashes in the Swainsboro area. All have occurred on clear days with no wet roads. One wonders where the minds of the drivers were before and during these crashes.

   On Friday, June 15, just before 1 p.m., a 2-vehicle collision involving a Nissan Rogue SUV and a Honda sedan resulted in four persons being transported to Read More

One injured in Highway 23 crash

Posted by | July 12, 2018 10:06 am

The female passenger in a Ford Ranger was injured on Sunday morning, July 8. The crash occurred on Highway 23 North at Mincey Road when the driver fell asleep, went off road, and struck a drainage culvert. She was transported to Emanuel Medical Center by EMS. First responders from Garfield and Twin City, along with Twin City Police Department and Emanuel County sheriff’s deputies, responded to the

Johnson makes GSU dean’s list

Posted by | July 12, 2018 10:05 am

   Danielle Johnson, 2017 honor graduate of Swainsboro High School, was recently recognized as being part of the dean’s list for the spring semester at Georgia Southern University (GSU). Johnson is the daughter of Mamie and Lonnie of Swainsboro.

Sight of the century on Lucky Street

Posted by | July 12, 2018 9:53 am

   Approximately 10 years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Givens of Lucky Street were given a century plant by Mrs. Givens’ mother. Today, the plant stands tall in the couple’s front yard, along with their many other plants.

   Century plants are monocarpic plants, meaning they only bloom once during their lifespans. These plants may not bloom for 10-20 years, possibly longer. When bloomed, the plant will bear upward-facing yellow flowers at Read More

Twin View Health and Rehab receives 2018 AHCA Silver quality award

Posted by | July 12, 2018 9:52 am

   Twin View Health and Rehab, a member of the Mission Health family of healthcare communities, is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the 2018 Silver Achievement in Quality Award as part of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living’s (AHCA/NCAL) Quality Award Program.

   The Silver award marks the second tier in the National Quality Award program and is given to healthcare centers that have Read More

Youngsters ‘shake things up’ at Franklin Memorial Library

Posted by | July 12, 2018 9:50 am

   The month of June was chock full of activity during the library’s Summer Reading Program. One such occasion was the June 14 children’s craft event, where young ones decorated tambourines with their choice of stars, squares, triangles, or circles.

   The first tambourines were traced back to some of the oldest civilizations, like Mesopotamia, Greece, Israel, and Egypt. Back then, instruments were played in worship ceremonies. These days, the instruments are Read More

Fire at LJR Lumber Products

Posted by | July 12, 2018 9:49 am


   On Saturday, June 23, at approximately 4:15 p.m., a fire in a wood drying unit was reported at LJR Lumber Products, located at 1377 Old Nunez Road. A plume of heavy, black smoke was visible from a distance by responding firefighters. The fire was contained within the dryer and associated duct work but required thousands of gallons of water to bring it under control. Two Read More

Family Connection to continue summer program in July

Posted by | July 12, 2018 9:48 am

   Family Connection is continuing its Summer Literacy Programs throughout the month of July. There are still four more scavenger hunts for books, and new activities will be book-themed parties at Franklin Memorial Library. 

   The first party was held Tuesday, July 10, at 11 a.m., and the theme was “Pete the Cat at the Beach.” The first 100 children to register with the library by the Friday prior were able to Read More

Two Exchangites receive award

Posted by | July 12, 2018 9:45 am

   Members Don Wilkes (not shown) and Gary Mason recently received the Conductors Award from Exchange International for their hard work in recruiting new members to Exchange.  Mark Haddock, president of Swainsboro Exchange Club, presented the award to Mason. Wilkes, who was absent at the time, received his award at a later date.

Bobcat Apiary visits Franklin Memorial Library

Posted by | July 12, 2018 9:42 am

   On June 20, 2018, as part of Pollinator Week and at the invitation of the Emanuel County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, Dr. Paul Cerpovicz and the bees of Bobcat Apiary at East Georgia State College visited Franklin Memorial Library in Swainsboro. This program was part of the library’s Summer Reading Program.

   Dr. Cerpovicz, EGSC’s unofficial beekeeper and professor of chemistry, brought the observation hive to the library and explained all Read More

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