COTW: Raelyn Nichole Romig

Posted by | October 26, 2018 7:30 am

This week’s Cook of the Week is Raelyn Nichole Romig. She is the 5-year-old daughter of Wesley and Rachael Smission and Dustin and Nicole Romig. Her grandparents are Bobby and Melinda Wilkerson and Donnie Brown. She is the sister of Remington, Jaxson and Lincoln Smisson and Brooklyn and Brinsley Romig. Raelyn is in first grade at Swainsboro Primary School. In her spare time, she enjoys competing in pageants, going to Read More

Twin City participating in Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade

Posted by | October 25, 2018 5:00 pm

The City of Twin City will be doing its part to make the holiday season special for residents of Georgia’s hospitals serving persons with developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs.

For 59 years, cities across Georgia have brought the joy of the holiday season to patients at Georgia’s regional behavioral health hospitals through the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade.

The program, begun by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) in cooperation with Governor Read More

TCE honor students named

Posted by | October 25, 2018 4:30 pm

According to Principal Todd Williford, the following students at Twin City Elementary (TCE) were named to the below honor lists for the first nine weeks:

Star Honor Roll

First grade — Gabby…

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Tru Flame cuts ribbon in Emanuel County

Posted by | October 25, 2018 4:00 pm

   On Tuesday, October 16, Tru Flame held its ribbon cutting event, making their establishment prominent in the community of Emanuel County. The event was held from 3-5 p.m., encouraging locals to visit and inquire information, as well as enter to win drawing prizes.

   With offices located in Augusta, Waynesboro, Statesboro, Swainsboro, Sylvania, and Springfield, the locally family-owned company holds over 150 years of combined propane experience, and is managed by Read More

SHS class sends thanks to military

Posted by | October 25, 2018 3:30 pm

   Students in Selena Reynolds‘ class participated in the BIG THANK YOU project by handwriting thank-you letters for deployed military members who will be away from their families at Thanksgiving. The Georgia Department of Education has partnered with The Bert Show to challenge all schools and students to participate in the program. Letters will bring service members a voice of gratitude, and a taste of home.  

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | October 25, 2018 3:00 pm

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District


Every month I report on the numbers from the Department of Revenues’ report and discuss how the state is doing. It hasn’t always been this strong or positive for the state. And there are sections of the Revenue Report that have a history. This seemed like a good time to both compare where the state is Read More

Emanuel County celebrates Purple Thursday

Posted by | October 25, 2018 2:30 pm

   On Thursday, October 18, individuals and businesses of Emanuel County dawned purple attire in support of domestic violence awareness month.

   The Refuge of Vidalia sponsored this community event with a display of shirts made by victims of domestic abuse that portrayed their stories of before and after leaving domestic relationships. The display was arranged at the downtown Swainsboro Fountain, where locals gathered for a balloon release in honor of victims. Read More

Letter to the Editor: Think before you vote!

Posted by | October 25, 2018 2:00 pm

Dear Editor,

No one should ever underestimate the political savvy of professional democratic operatives. Even while cries of “Russian collusion” and “illegitimate election” were echoing, they were busy privately assessing what really happened in the 2016 election. After reaching a conclusion, they developed a plan of action of compete in so-called red states.

Raising almost unlimited money was easy because emotions were raw. That allowed them to initiate and fully Read More

Hoods featured on Georgia Peanut Tour

Posted by | October 25, 2018 1:30 pm

   Emanuel County Young Farmer members Carl and Clay Hood were recently a featured farm tour stop on the 32nd annual peanut tour sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission. Carl began farming in 1970.  Clay, one of five kids born into the Hood family, now farms Canoochee Creek Farms, alongside his dad, and has done so for 25 years now. 

   Carl and Clay plant Georgia 09B variety peanuts, which…

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Wincore Window Company to create 150 Jobs in Emanuel County

Posted by | October 25, 2018 1:00 pm

Leading manufacturer of vinyl windows and fiberglass entry systems to invest $6.5 million in Swainsboro facility

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Wincore Window Company LLC, a leading American manufacturer of premium vinyl windows and fiberglass entry door systems, will create 150 new jobs and invest $6.5 million in a manufacturing facility in Swainsboro.

“Our highly skilled workforce, proximity to the Southeastern market and unmatched logistics infrastructure continue to attract Read More

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