Wellness Series continues September 11 at Fulford Center

Posted by | August 28, 2018 4:55 pm

   The third session of the 2018 Total Wellness Series will be held Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at noon at the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center, located at East Georgia State College’s Swainsboro campus. The session will be provided by East Georgia Healthcare Center, and the topic to be addressed is “Detect. Protect. Correct. Managing High Blood Pressure.”

   High blood pressure is often referred to as the silent killer, seldom Read More


Watt brings national BB competition update to fellow Kiwanians

Posted by | August 28, 2018 4:51 pm

   The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting Tuesday, August 14, at 7 p.m. at Catered Creations with President Jim Clapham presiding. Twenty-two members attended, along with one guest, J.T. Tillman.

   The program for the evening was hosted and presented by Swainsboro Kiwanian Dwight Watt. Watt is also a member of the Fort Oglethorpe Kiwanis Club and was a candidate for governor of the Tennessee-Kentucky District at its convention Read More


SMS announces Title I meeting

Posted by | August 28, 2018 4:50 pm

   Swainsboro Middle School’s (SMS) annual Title 1 parent meeting will be held Thursday, September 6, from 3:30 until 4 p.m. in the school’s media center.
   During this meeting, the Title I program and its benefits for Swainsboro Middle School will be reviewed. All parents and stakeholders are encouraged to attend.
   For additional information, contact Dr. Willie A. Gibson at 478-237-8047 or Gail Greenway at 478-237-6674.


Two injured in Garfield crash

Posted by | August 28, 2018 4:46 pm

by BILL CAHILL, SFD PIO

  A 2-vehicle collision on Canoochee-Garfield Road resulted in two drivers being injured. The crash occurred Tuesday, August 14, at 7:15 p.m. when a KIA Spectra sedan rear-ended a Chevrolet Cruze by Lewis Circle. The injured were transported to Emanuel Medical Center by Emanuel County EMS. Garfield firefighters were assisted at the scene by first responders from Canoochee and Twin City. Deputies from the Emanuel County Read More


Hullander, Clemens speak to Exchangites

Posted by | August 28, 2018 4:38 pm

   The Swainsboro Exchange Club held its regular meeting at Catered Creations on Tuesday, August 14. In charge of the day’s program was Don Wilkes, who introduced Renia Hullander, business and development/community coordinator at Community Service Board (CSB) of Middle Georgia, and Tina Clemens, substance abuse/drug and Voices of Hope coordinator. Together, the two ladies delivered a program on suicide prevention.


Car fire on Lewis Street

Posted by | August 28, 2018 4:36 pm

by BILL CAHILL, SFD PIO

   Just before noon on Thursday, August 16, 911 was notified of a vehicle on fire at the housing authority complex at 419 Lewis Street. Swainsboro Engine 3 was dispatched and arrived to find heavy smoke and fire showing from the engine compartment of a Dodge Stratus sedan. A 1.75” attack line was deployed and quickly knocked down the fire and contained it to the area Read More


Brier Creek hears from Lisenby

Posted by | August 28, 2018 4:35 pm

   The Brier Creek Chapter of the Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution (GASSAR) held its monthly meeting Thursday, August 2, at R&D’s Restaurant in Sylvania.
   Seven members attended, and they were joined by seven guests: Dennis Wiggins, Mike Lisenby, Laura Howard, Logan Hughes, Danny Rybicki, Jonnie Rybicki, and Gary Hill.
   President Lee Smith presided. Chaplain Wayne Howard opened the meeting with an invocation and a blessing, then the attendees
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Webb to be featured guest at upcoming revival

Posted by | August 28, 2018 4:34 pm

   The Second Union Missionary Baptist Association will host a 1-night revival on Thursday, August 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Rountree Island Baptist Church featuring Reverend Mario Webb, pastor of Gethsemane Baptist Church. Reverend Richard Lawrence Jr. and Reverend Muriel Bell invite all.


Dean Cheek’s books to be housed at national museum

Posted by | August 28, 2018 10:19 am

The Lee-Fendall House and Museum, located in historic Alexandria, Va., has requested and will now offer  to the public and visiting researchers books and research materials by East Georgia State College’s Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences Dr. H. Lee Cheek.

Located on property of Major-General Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee, one of greatest heroes of the American Revolution, ninth Governor of Virginia, and father of General Robert E. Lee, … Read More


Rotary District Governor Speaks at Swainsboro Rotary

Posted by | August 27, 2018 3:19 pm

The Rotary Club of Swainsboro held its August 27, 2018 meeting at Catered Creations in Swainsboro. Cason DeVane welcomed everyone to the meeting and asked for a Moment of Silence in memory of the tragic loss of lives that transpired over the weekend. Steven Rigdon provided the invocation and Athen Walden led the pledge, and Rotary Four-Way Test. DeVane reminded everyone about the Wounded Warrior Banquet on September 27. For … Read More


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