Harold Beecher Sr., 82

Posted by | February 20, 2019 2:56 pm

Funeral services for Harold Beecher Sr., 82, of Twin City were held Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Riverside Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida with Brother Terry Williamson officiating. He passed away Monday, February 11, 2019 at his residence.

Mr. Harold Beecher Sr. was born September 22, 1936 in Baxley, Appling County, to the late Gordon and Donie McDaniel Beecher. He was a retired truck driver and a Read More

Dudley receives certificate of achievement

Posted by | February 18, 2019 4:14 pm

Twin City’s mayor, Eileen Dudley, received a certificate of achievement from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute during the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Annual Mayors’ Day Conference on Sunday, January 27.

The Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute, a cooperative effort of GMA and the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government, provides a nationally recognized series of training opportunities for city officials. To receive a certificate of Read More

Swainsboro High School FBLA hosts region conference

Posted by | February 18, 2019 4:13 pm

The Swainsboro High School Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America hosted the 2019 Region 4 Leadership Conference at the school Tuesday, January 29. Nearly 400 FBLA high school and middle level members and advisors representing 30 schools from across the region competed at the conference.

The SHS FBLA chapter and its members experienced much success while at the conference.

Esmeralda Hernandez, local chapter president, serves as Georgia FBLA Region Read More

SHS Beta members moving on to nationals

Posted by | February 18, 2019 4:12 pm

Swainsboro High School’s Beta Club experienced a successful and rewarding week at the 2019 Georgia Senior Beta Club Convention. Held at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center January 23-25, this event is a unique, energetic gathering that offers club members an opportunity to share project ideas and showcase their academic and leadership abilities with peers from around the state.

Swainsboro High had a total of 56 members attend, along Read More

Swainsboro Tigers move on to state playoffs

Posted by | February 18, 2019 4:11 pm


The Swainsboro Lady Tigers will be playing in the first round of the state playoffs later this week as they travel to East Laurens to take on the No. 2 seed from Region 3-AA on Friday night. The Tigers will be the No. 3 seed from Region 2-AA, having lost to Woodville-Tompkins last Friday before taking the consolation game against Jeff Davis on Saturday. Woodville-Tompkins went on Read More

SES students see science in action

Posted by | February 18, 2019 4:10 pm

On January 29, fifth grade students at Swainsboro Elementary School learned about chemical and physical changes through their science studies.

Erin Youmans and Darlene Jordan from East Georgia State College helped the students with hands-on investigations to help them learn the differences between the two types of changes. Students worked with clay and bubble wrap to investigate physical changes, and they investigated chemical changes by observing the effects of steel Read More

UGA Extension to conduct ServSafe training course at EGSC

Posted by | February 18, 2019 4:09 pm

UGA Extension will conduct a ServSafe manager training course on March 20 and March 21 at the Sudie Fulford Community Learning Center at East Georgia State College in Swainsboro. The registration fee is $140 with a deadline of Tuesday, February 19.

ServSafe is a nationally recognized course, certified through the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Registration includes the course book, ServSafe Manager 7th Edition. This is the only acceptable Read More

News from under the Gold Dome

Posted by | February 18, 2019 4:07 pm

by REP. BUTCH PARRISH, District 158


Last week, the House passed several pieces of legislation on the House floor, including important measures like the Amended Fiscal Year (AFY) 2019 budget and an adjournment resolution that sets the legislative calendar for the remainder of the session. I highlighted the AFY 2019 in one of my previous newsletters. The House version of the AFY 2019 budget prioritizes areas like our Read More

EGSC students graduate with three degrees

Posted by | February 18, 2019 4:05 pm

During the Fall 2018 Commencement Ceremony at East Georgia State College, two students, Amber Brown and Blaine Bellflower, graduated with three college degrees: an Associate of Science in Chemistry, an Associate of Science in Biology, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. EGSC first offered the Bachelor of Science in Biology during Fall 2012, while both Associate of Science in Biology and Chemistry have been offered since Fall 2017.
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