Emanuel County Family Connection kicks off summer programs

Posted by | June 14, 2018 5:30 pm

   Recently, Emanuel County Family Connection completed its first week of Emanuel Chopped Jr. with great success. The “chefs” were a wonderful group to work with in the kitchen. Family Connection is appreciative of all the volunteers (Sunny Rogers, Petite Garrett, Dionne Gamble, Jennifer Sapp, Lena Hall, AnnaLayne Scarboro, Kali Screws, and Briley Womack) who shared their time and skills to see that the participants had a fun learning experience.

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Patrick speaks to Kiwanis Club

Posted by | June 14, 2018 5:00 pm

   The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting on Tuesday, June 5, at 7 p.m. at Catered Creations with President Jim Clapham presiding. In attendance were 25 members.

   The program for the evening was hosted and presented by Deana Patrick. Patrick, a part-time, retired employee at Franklin Memorial Public Library, talked about the library’s summer program. She explained that the program is more than just a summer reading program, Read More

News From Under the Gold Dome

Posted by | June 14, 2018 4:30 pm



    I hope you are having a wonderful summer. I wanted to update you on a law that will take effect on July 1- the Hands Free Driving Bill. While texting and driving has been illegal in Georgia for some time, this new law makes holding your phone for any reason an offense.

    I know some people think you can’t use your device at Read More

Another year, lots more savings thanks to Durden Banking Company’s mini bank program

Posted by | June 14, 2018 4:00 pm

   Durden Banking Company, Inc. has completed another successful year for its mini bank program with Twin City Elementary (TCE) and Swainsboro Primary School (SPS).
   Originally started in 1987, as part of the Partners in Education Program with third grade students at Twin City Primary, the program has now expanded to include second grade at Swainsboro Primary and grades 2-5 at Twin City Elementary. Students can make deposits throughout the school
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$5000 Southland Insurance Showdown in the Boro!

Posted by | June 14, 2018 3:30 pm


   Swainsboro Raceway packed the house Saturday night with some of the best racing action in the South. After having several weekends off, drivers and fans brought the excitement with more than 130 cars packing the fields. The Zaxby’s Crate Late Model division took the track for the first 20 lap feature event of the night, paying $1500 to win. Caleb Gay earned the fastest qualifying time over Read More

Mann kicks off Summer Reading Program

Posted by | June 14, 2018 3:00 pm

   Franklin Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program got off to a great start with professional storyteller Barry Mann, who entertained youngsters with puppet Ricky the Raccoon and led several songs. He also got the children involved by having them act out parts in stories.

   Mann holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree. In addition to being a professional storyteller, he is also a writer, actor, and educator. His crafts have taken Read More

SECRD all-star teams prepare for district tournaments

Posted by | June 14, 2018 2:30 pm

   Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department’s (SECRD) girls softball and boys baseball all-star teams will compete in the Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) First District Class B Tournaments beginning June 22.

   The SECRD 8-and-under (8U) girls all-stars will begin district tournament play Monday, June 25, in Lyons. Hosted by Lyons Recreation Department, the softball tournament will be played June 25-28 at Partin Park. At 5:15 p.m., they will play Dublin. Playing Read More

A & O Men’s After Care Center seeking donations

Posted by | June 14, 2018 2:00 pm

   A and O Men’s After Care Center is an after-care housing center that will offer a six-month to one-year program for men. With intense, godly men on site, men will receive assistance with accountability as jobs will be already provided, as well as a transport van for ministry.

   In an effort to help reduce crime and assist men with nurturing their way back into society, building self-esteem, and encouraging broken Read More

Local ag instructors earn canning certification after trip to UGA

Posted by | June 14, 2018 1:30 pm

   Emanuel County School’s five agricultural education instructors—Tori Meadows, Faith Patrick, Ashley Henry, Justin Coleman, and John Harrison—recently attended the Better Process Controls School workshop for acidified foods provided by the UGA Food Science & Technology Extension. Numerous ag teachers from around the state attended as well.

   During the course, Arlyss Jones, FDA staff member, gave an overview of FDA regulations. Dr. Bill Hurst, Dr. Anand Mohan, Dr. Rakesh Singh, and Read More

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