Students complete first mile of learning program

Posted by | September 13, 2018 4:59 pm

   Recently, Jane McLeod and Whitney Brown’s classes have completed their first mile of the Achilles Kids: Run to Learn program. Each student was presented with a certificate celebrating this accomplishment. 

   Achilles Kids: Run to Learn program was developed in 1995 by Achilles International. The program consists of a series…

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Local students, parents reward officer with appreciation gift

Posted by | September 12, 2018 3:11 pm

   Most mornings between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Highway 80, at the entrance of Parrish Pond Road, individuals will encounter a friendly police officer, named George, directing early morning traffic. His smile doesn’t go unnoticed by many parents and students of Twin City Elementary (TCE). A simple smile and nod goes a long ways, and certainly makes mornings a little better. Because of his efforts, a group of kids Read More

Twin City to add emphasis on forgotten park

Posted by | September 12, 2018 3:09 pm


Nestled within the 23-acre Carilee Coleman Park is the John Rountree log house, a one-story, three-bay, double-pen saddlebag log house. The cabin, built in c. 1830, is unusual for its construction. Logs are joined with diamond-notching and are chinked, but sealed with wood battens applied mostly on the interior. A large brick chimney rises through the center of this house and would have heated both north and Read More

SPD Report 9-12

Posted by | September 12, 2018 3:06 pm

  Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

   August 22

   Officer responded to 414 South Main St. in terence to a shoplifting.

   August 27

   Officer responded to 414 South Main St. in reference to a shoplifting.

   August 29

   Officer responded to 212 North Main St. in reference to financial transaction card fraud.

   August 31

   Complainant reported violation of TPO.

   Officer was dispatched to 335 North Green St. in reference to Read More

SHS celebrates Homecoming

Posted by | September 12, 2018 3:05 pm

by Angela Hooks

   Swainsboro High School (SHS) began its Homecoming celebrations this week. The freshman class chose Esterella Bustamante and Hollan Coleman as representatives; sophomores chose Rayshonna Hooks and MaKenzie Terry; and junior class selected Sh’Nyah Ellison and Kimberly Rios.   

   Four senior boys and four senior girls were nominated to represent the Class of 2019. They are Charlsey Kelly, Kassidi Phillips, Ja’Naiya Rivers, and Ta’Kayla Williams, Noah Fultz, Davis Lamb, Read More

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | September 12, 2018 3:04 pm

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District


   You have probably seen the many job news announcements coming to Georgia and recognized them as a sign of our state’s continued prosperity and great economic environment. On August 29th, Dr. Rajeev Dhawan of Georgia State’s Economic Forecasting Center presented his quarterly Forecast of Georgia and of Atlanta. 

   With an expectation of the state to add Read More

SEARCH announces Rally for Recovery event

Posted by | September 12, 2018 3:03 pm


   On Saturday, October 13, Swainsboro/Emanuel Area Recovery Community Help (SEARCH) will host a Rally for Recovery event from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Swainsboro-Emanuel Recreation Department, located at 632 McLeod Bridge Rd. Lunch will be provided as participants enjoy fun and fellowship, along with door prizes, testimonials, visit on-site vendors. Input from attendees will be welcome as well.

   Each September, the National Substance Abuse and Mental Read More

City of Swainsboro gains new medical practice

Posted by | September 12, 2018 3:01 pm


   On Tuesday, September 11, locals gathered for the ribbon cutting celebration of Southeastern Immediate Care, housed by Dr. John Souza and NP-C Mary Andrews. The office, located at 120 Jackson St., is now open and accepting new patients, whether it be walk in or by scheduled appointment. The office of Dr. Souza provides primary care, pediatric care, geriatric care, physicals, minor emergencies, DOT exams, and weight loss Read More

Patrica Ann “Granny” Carter, 68

Posted by | September 12, 2018 3:00 pm

   Funeral Services for Patrica Ann “Granny” Carter, 68, of Swainsboro were held Friday, September 7, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Reverend Louis Pearce officiating. Interment followed at Eastbrook Cemetery & Mausoleum. She passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at Emanuel Medical Center following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Patrica Ann “Granny” Carter was born September 12, 1949, in Cass, West Virginia, to the late Read More

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