Nordson Corporation presents robotics equipment to SHS

Posted by | January 24, 2019 10:28 am

Employees of Nordson visited Swainsboro High School on Thursday, January 17, to personally present VEX Robotics equipment to the engineering and technology department.

The purchase of the robotics equipment was made possible thanks to a $10,000 Community Grant funded by Nordson Corporation.

By studying robotics in the engineering and technology pathway at SHS, students will be learning various branches of engineering and science, including mechanical, electronics, and information engineering as Read More


STEM isn’t boring—it’s tasty!

Posted by | January 24, 2019 10:26 am

While some people might think science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is uninteresting, the students in Barbara Poole’s class at Swainsboro Elementary School might disagree! These third graders recently designed and built gingerbread houses out of graham crackers, frosting, candies, and a milk carton. The students worked hard on their creations, then enjoyed eating them once completed.


Five SAR attend South Atlantic District meeting

Posted by | January 24, 2019 10:18 am

The South Atlantic District of the Georgia Society – Sons of the American Revolution held its quarterly meeting at 4 p.m. on January 18 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Five members of the East Region attended. Woody Woodard, Steve Burke, Lee Smith, Wilder Smith Jr., and Dess Smith III made the 204-mile trip.

The South Atlantic District is made up of SAR chapters in Florida, South Read More


Two from Wiregrass Chapter attend meeting in Statesboro

Posted by | January 24, 2019 10:17 am

The Mill Creek Chapter of the GASSAR held its monthly meeting Tuesday, January 15, at Fordham’s Farmhouse Restaurant at 6 p.m. in Statesboro. East Region vice president Sonny Pittman presided, and 10 members were joined by an equal amount of guests.

Swainsboro native Dess Smith was on hand and delivered an update on the planned 240th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Brier Creek. The event will be held March Read More


SAR members pay homage to Cowpens hero with laying of carnations

Posted by | January 24, 2019 10:16 am

Five compatriots of the Georgia Society – Sons of the American Revolution (GASSAR) traveled 204 miles to attend the annual Daniel Morgan Statue Ceremony in downtown Spartanburg, South Carolina.

These five men presented their SAR chapters’ carnation in honor of the statue’s namesake, a hero in the American Revolutionary War’s Battle at Cowpens.

Brigadier General Daniel Morgan and his militia completely defeated Lieutenant Col. Banastre Tarleton and his British forces Read More


SAR members lay wreaths, receive streamers at Cowpens anniversary celebration

Posted by | January 24, 2019 10:15 am

Members of various Sons of the American Revolution chapters from across the United States traveled to attend the 238th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Cowpens. Because of the federal shutdown, the national park was closed for this year’s celebration, thus the celebration was moved to the Cherokee County History and Art Museum in Gaffney, South Carolina.

Even with the change of plans, approximately 80 different SAR and Daughters of Read More


Old Settlers Cemetery gets facelift

Posted by | January 24, 2019 10:13 am

On January 11, members of the American Legion’s Post 103 of Swainsboro paid a visit to Old Settlers Cemetery, where they conducted clean-up work as part of the group’s community service projects. This cemetery is located at the corner of East Main Street and South Coleman Street.


First UMC pastor speaks to Kiwanians

Posted by | January 24, 2019 10:09 am

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its one of its weekly meetings Tuesday, January 15, at 7 p.m. at Catered Creations with President Cheryl Goodman presiding.

Nineteen members were joined by one guest, David Unkles, who was on hand to present the evening’s program.

Unkles has been pastor of Swainsboro First United Methodist Church for approximately one year and seven months.

While with the Kiwanians, he talked about his trip Read More


The George’s hits 82-year mark

Posted by | January 24, 2019 10:06 am

by HALEI LAMB

Happy birthday to The George’s Flower Shop! Though the exact date isn’t known, this business opened its doors sometime in 1937. This year marks The George’s 82nd year in operation, making it the oldest flower shop in Emanuel County.

Its storied history begins with Mr. and Mrs. H.I. George, who opened the establishment on North Racetrack Street. In 1957, Edna George Bailey took over. Then came Betty Read More


Parade of Little People

Posted by | January 24, 2019 10:05 am

ATTENTION  Parents and Grandparents its that time again to show off your little ones. No matter where your little one lives or how old he or she is, their pictures will be accepted. Look for the form in this weeks paper. Deadline is Friday February 15th @ 4pm. Hurry… Hurry time is running out!


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