St. Philip children take to the zoo!

Posted by | July 17, 2019 2:00 pm

Children enrolled in St. Philip Center of Hope, Inc. Summer Enrichment/Intervention Program recently visited the Atlanta Zoo as part of its end of the year celebration.

The church will host a food pantry distribution day on Thursday, July 18, from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the church’s location, 220 South Racetrack Street.


Blessings and Breakthroughs sermon to be preached

Posted by | July 17, 2019 12:45 pm

Do you feel overwhelmed, discouraged, beat down, depressed, inadequate, or alone? Pastor Timothy Bennett’s two-night Blessings and Breakthroughs event will be a great place to be on Thursday, July 18, and Friday, July 19. He’ll offer words of encouragement for attendees and give counsel on how to “turn things around and live in victory.” The doors will open at 6 p.m. each night, and the services will begin an hour Read More


Bath and kitchen renovation company to hold remodeling seminar

Posted by | July 17, 2019 12:05 pm

Thinking about updating your bathroom or kitchen but can’t find the courage? Remodeling can be fun and simple—and DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen will show you how during their free seminar on Thursday, July 18! The event will take place at the Swainsboro branch of Durden Banking Company from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. Seminar is free, but registration is required to save your spot. To reserve your spot, call 478-419-0606.


Responsible pet ownership needed to help overloaded shelter

Posted by | July 17, 2019 11:53 am

Pet owners and hopeful future pet owners, the local shelter has experienced a high increase in intakes and needs your help!

With rescue groups already aiding with assistance in placing local shelter dogs in homes, the kennels at Emanuel County Animal Shelter still remain on overload status—not to mention the process involved in rescue placements. A major role in this overload, other than regular surrenders and strays, is the intake Read More


Political wingnuts having problems distinguishing friends from enemies

Posted by | July 17, 2019 10:48 am

Politics keeps getting weirder by the day. That must be frustrating to the wingnuts on both extremes of the political spectrum who think a middle ground doesn’t exist.

Witness Gov. Brian Kemp. He pushes through the Heartbeat Bill, banishing abortions after six weeks which thrills conservatives and throws the pro-choice crowd into a frenzy. Then he sets about making his appointments to government agencies.

The governor appoints the first Hispanic Read More


The Fourth

Posted by | July 17, 2019 10:38 am

This holiday, like some top celebrities, needs only one name. In my memories, those two words meant the one day that stores closed and all work stopped to celebrate the birthday of the independence of our country. Two hundred and forty-three years ago, a small group of patriots with diverse backgrounds and heritage declared that they were a free and independent nation.  Historians called this the “noble experiment.” Here we Read More


Fish pond management

Posted by | July 17, 2019 10:36 am

by CAITLIN COOPER, Intern for Savannah Tanner

Ponds can provide fun-filled memories if you are a sportsman, enjoy swimming, or simply relaxing on the bank, but like most things, fish ponds require proper management if you want to realize their full potential. There are a few things that can be done to improve the quality of your pond. Here are some tips:

Fertilizing gives the water a slight green Read More


Vereen retires from STC

Posted by | July 17, 2019 10:35 am

Southeastern Technical College (STC) announces the retirement of registrar Karen Vereen. Vereen’s decision to retire was effective June 27, 2019.

Vereen served STC for 20 years, first as administrative secretary where she maintained budgets and kept up with advisory board meetings and minutes, to director of admissions and registrar when the college was Swainsboro Technical College, and most recently registrar for STC.

Vereen worked in the registrar’s office for 15 Read More


STC Childcare students volunteer at Little Folks Farm

Posted by | July 17, 2019 10:11 am

Early Childhood Care and Education students from the Vidalia campus of Southeastern Technical College (STC) volunteered to assist at Little Folks Farm and Childcare facility on June 24.

Little Folks Farm and Childcare is a quality-rated center from Bright From the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. The mission of Little Folks Farm and Childcare is to give children an outdoor classroom so they have the opportunity to Read More


Class of ’69 celebrates 50-year reunion

Posted by | July 17, 2019 10:05 am

Swainsboro High School Class of 1969 held its 50th reunion Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Cadle Barn in Swainsboro. Class members and guests enjoyed a seafood buffet prepared by Off the Hook with special desserts prepared by class members.

Attending were 46 class members: Mary Frances Allen, Mary Alice Applegate, Cal Avery, Jeanie Cadle Bradshaw, Buddy Breedlove, Rhunette McKenzie Brinson, Patricia Bellamy Brown, Ann Chapman Buxton, Michael Buxton, Jerry Read More


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