Fire at LJR Lumber Products

Posted by | July 12, 2018 9:49 am

by BILL CAHILL, SFD PIO

   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


EAC Art Camp 2018 a huge success

Posted by | July 12, 2018 9:41 am

   Emanuel Arts Council (EAC) held its annual Art Camp on June 25-27 at the Sudie Fulford Community Learning Center of East Georgia State College. The camp was for students in rising third through sixth grades and was facilitated by Mark Lillquist, art teacher at Emanuel County Institute.

   “The theme for art camp this year was “‘Art Through the Ages,’” said Jacquie Brasher, EAC executive director. “We had up to 23 Read More


Willow Springs celebrates Member of the Quarter

Posted by | July 12, 2018 9:39 am

   Recently, Willow Springs Missionary Baptist Church announced Corine W. Hampton as Member of the Quarter for its second quarter.

   Each quarter, the church selects a deserving member to highlight for their contributions to ministry. In doing so, each individual is recognized during morning service, where they receive a certificate and monetary gift.

   Rev. Joel Davis is pastor.


Stillmore First Baptist announces anniversary

Posted by | July 12, 2018 9:38 am

   On Sunday, July 15, the First Baptist Church of Stillmore will celebrate its 130th church anniversary. Morning services will begin with Sunday school at 10:30 a.m., followed by worship service at 11:30 a.m. Johnnie B. Durden will be the featured mistress of ceremony and Rev. E. Muriel Bell will present the sermon.

   Afternoon service will begin at 2 p.m. and will feature Haiette Mazyck as mistress of ceremony and Rev. Read More


Revival to be held at Gethsemane MBC

Posted by | July 12, 2018 9:37 am

   Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church will hold its annual revival services July 18-20 at 7:30 p.m. each night. The speaker for the week will be Rev. Karlton L. Howard, pastor of Noah’s Ark Missionary Baptist Church of Keysville. He is also producer of the award-winning gospel show, “Parade of Quartets.” All are invited to come and experience “a mighty move of God.” Questions can be directed to Mae Brinson at 478-494-0375.Read More


Minding Your Manners – Etiquette camp for girls

Posted by | July 12, 2018 9:26 am

   Community Action for Youth Inc. and management of The Edenfield House have partnered to sponsor an etiquette camp for girls on July 17-19, 2018. The camp have two age groups for girls. Girls in grades third-fifth will meet from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., and girls in grades sixth-twelve will meet from 1-3 p.m. Registration fee for attending this three-day camp is $20 and will include lunch each day. 

   Sessions Read More


SPD reports one DUI

Posted by | July 11, 2018 2:30 pm

   The following is a list of all DUI citations released from files of the Swainsboro Police Department for Emanuel County this week:

   Chelsea Renae Williams, 25, of Swainsboro was arrested June 30 at 5:47 a.m.


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