SES host BOE workshop meeting

Posted by | February 1, 2019 2:44 pm

by WHITLEY CLIFTON

On Monday, January 28, the Board of Education (BOE) gathered at 7 p.m. for the monthly workshop meeting. This particular meeting was held at Swainsboro Elementary School (SES), where Principal Valorie Watkins and staff presented a program on educational updates to board members.

Prior to the presentation of SES updates, the meeting was called to order by Chairman Mason Henry. The prayer of invocation was led by Read More


DA’s office receives reimbursement for recovery event

Posted by | February 1, 2019 2:43 pm

On Friday, January 25, Charlie Elliott, director of Swainsboro-Emanuel Area Recovery Community Help (S.E.A.R.C.H.), presented a check to District Attorney Tripp Fitzner on behalf of the Georgia Council of Substance Abuse. The funds were disbursed to cover expenses for the Rally for Recovery which took place in the fall.

S.E.A.R.C.H consists of a group of concerned individuals, groups, and agencies who are aware of the challenges faced throughout the area Read More


EGSC Foundation awarded Mill Creek Foundation Grant to support biology program

Posted by | February 1, 2019 2:41 pm

The Mill Creek Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to the EGSC Foundation to provide support to majors in biology at EGSC to take part in a week-long study abroad experience in Costa Rica during the Spring 2019 semester. This grant was submitted by Dr. John Cadle, EGSC associate professor of biology. This grant includes $4,000 in scholarships for students to defray the cost of the travel and lodging to Read More


Edenfields welcome baby boy

Posted by | February 1, 2019 2:39 pm

Proud parents Michael and Abby Edenfield of Swainsboro are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Sawyer Hayes Edenfield.

Born October 4, 2018 at 8:01 a.m. at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin, he weighed 8 lbs. 15 oz. and was 21.5” long.

Maternal grandparents are Jeff and Lisa Sammons of Wesley, and paternal grandparents are Becky Daniels of Swainsboro and Milton Edenfield of Swainsboro. Maternal great-grandparents are Marie Anderson Read More


ECI brings home honors from Beta convention

Posted by | February 1, 2019 2:38 pm

Several students from Emanuel County Institute attended the annual Georgia Senior Beta Convention at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center on January 23 through January 25. While there, they showcased their academic and leadership abilities. The students also brought home various awards.

Sophomore Jack Davis won first place with his Pedal Puppy in Recyclable Art. Recycled art is creative work made from discarded materials that once had other purposes. Read More


Love In Action to honor pastor

Posted by | February 1, 2019 2:34 pm

The community is invited to join Love In Action Worship Center for a celebratory event in honor of Pastor Willie & Elect-Lady Joyce Harden. The church’s pastor and his wife have been serving in their respective capacities for eight years now.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. February 12 through February 15, as well as Sunday, February 17, at 11 a.m. Various guest churches will attend each night, and Read More


Deputies make arrest in Thursday afternoon homicide

Posted by | February 1, 2019 2:09 pm

According to Emanuel County Sheriff J. Tyson Stephens, a Thursday afternoon shooting in the Dellwood community of northern Emanuel County led to the death of 41-year-old Sarah Kay Akridge.

At approximately 5 p.m., deputies responded to the area after receiving a 911 call of shots being fired. Upon arrival, Akridge was located in a vehicle slightly off the roadway and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators with the sheriff’s … Read More


Grand Jury indites 15 offenders

Posted by | January 31, 2019 11:35 am

During the Emanuel county Superior Court’s January 2019 term, the Grand Jury convened Monday, January 28, 2019 with the Honorable Robert S. Reeves presiding. Elected grand jurors included Mitchell Fagler, foreperson; Brandi Hudson, assistant foreperson; and Joy Griswold, clerk. Jimmy Harper was appointed by Judge Reeves to serve as bailiff. All were sworn into duties by Judge Reeves. The District Attorney’s Officer presented 16 bills of indictment, in which the Read More


SPD Report 1-30-19

Posted by | January 31, 2019 11:33 am

Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

January 17

Officer responded to the police department three different times in one day in reference to two  offendes pawning the titles to three different vehicles that did not belong to them. The owners of the vehicles reported the titles being stolen and their name forged on each. When asked for the return of vehicles, the lien holder declined due to lien Read More


SMS names honor students

Posted by | January 31, 2019 11:32 am

According to Principal Dr. Willie Gibson, the following students have been named to the below honor lists for the second nine weeks of the 2018-2019 school year:

Star honor roll

Sixth grade — Ariel Maurae Averett, Robert Parker Brown, Tucker Jake Bush, Jakayla Allissa Coleman, Samantha Jewel Coleman, Clara Beth Elsenrath, Griselda Sarai Gonzalez, Bin Huang, Joy Brieanna Jackson, Redleigh Sierra Jackson, Adam Nicholas Kay, Peyton Michael Lee, Ana Grace Read More


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