Tough week for SHS softball squad

Posted by | September 4, 2019 3:26 pm


The Swainsboro softball team suffered a frustrating week, playing a gauntlet of talented foes and losing all 4 games as they search for offense. The Lady Tigers continued a fast and furious schedule, playing on 4 consecutive days and trying to right the ship after losing their last 6 games.

Swainsboro got off to a terrific start to the season at 6-2 and winning all 3 of Read More

Maci Evelyn Lamb, 24

Posted by | September 4, 2019 3:24 pm


Maci Evelyn Lamb, 24-year-old daughter of Robert “Bob” Marion Lamb and Pamela Bowen Lamb of Midville, was surrounded by her family at Augusta University Medical Center when she gained her angel wings and went to Heaven on Friday, August 30, 2019 at approximately 10:35 a.m. She fought a long, hard battle with cancer until Jesus called her home to be healthy and happy again—this time for eternity.Read More

Legals 9-4-19

Posted by | September 4, 2019 3:24 pm




All creditors of the estate of Daphne T. Elliott, decedent, late of Emanuel County, are hereby notified to render in their demands to Jerry N. Cadle, P.C., P.O. Box 68, Swainsboro, GA 30401 according to law, and all persons indebted to said estate are required to make immediate payment.

This 8th day of August, 2019.

David F. Glunt and Daniel Y. Read More

A childhood dream

Posted by | September 4, 2019 3:23 pm

Sometimes, when the moon and stars align in perfect formation, I dream I’m a child once again. When I’m in that carefree dream state, I can feel the warmth from the old fireplace and hear soft raindrops on the rusty, tin rooftop.

I realize mama and daddy are in the next bedroom because I hear the rise and fall of their breath. My younger siblings are further down the hall Read More

Jail list 9-4-19

Posted by | September 4, 2019 3:21 pm

The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Tyson Stephens, on warrants obtained by one of several local law enforcement agencies, designated by each name: Drug Task Force (DTF); Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI); Georgia Department of Pardons and Parole (GAPP); Georgia State Patrol (GSP); Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO); Swainsboro Police Dept. (SPD); Stillmore Police Dept. (SMPD); Twin City Police Department (TCPD); Read More

Stevens to seek council seat

Posted by | September 4, 2019 3:21 pm

Ricky D. Stevens has announced that he will seek election for Swainsboro City Council Ward 1 in the November 5, 2019 election.

Stevens was elected to represent City Council Ward 1 in 1986. While serving two terms, from 1986 to 1991, he served as chairman of the streets and sanitation department, police department, airport, and fire department.

In 1998, he was elected Mayor of Swainsboro and also served for two Read More

City of Twin City receives first grant funding since 2004

Posted by | September 4, 2019 3:20 pm

On Friday, August 30, Governor Brian Kemp announced that 59 Georgia communities will receive a total of $41 million in federal assistance to help grow their local economies. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated the funding to Georgia’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which is administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA).

Grant awards for this year, totaled at $38 million, will go Read More

Franklin Memorial Library is Celebrating Library Card Sign-up Month

Posted by | September 4, 2019 3:18 pm

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September. During this month, the American Library Association and Libraries unite in a national effort to ensure every child signs-up for their own library card.

Throughout the school year, public librarians and library staff will assist parents and caregivers with saving hundreds of dollars on educational resources and services for students. A library card is one of the most cost-effective Read More

Exchange Club presents donation to Sunshine House

Posted by | September 4, 2019 3:17 pm

The Swainsboro Exchange Club presented a check for $1,095, which were the proceeds from the Pine Tree Festival parade entries. The Exchange Club helps support the work of the Sunshine House through activities like this and the upcoming Pancake Supper to be held this year on Friday night, October 25, at Swainsboro High school cafeteria preceding the Vidalia /Swainsboro football game. Tickets are available from any Exchange Club member or Read More

ECSO Report 9-4-19

Posted by | September 4, 2019 3:16 pm

Deputies with Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office reported…

August 23

Victim reported criminal trespass and terroristic threats.

Complainant reported a hit and run.

August 24

Deputy responded to an address on Falcon Trail in reference to a domestic dispute. An arrest was made.

Deputy was advised of a possible offender involved in a burglary by a complainant. Contact was later made with the involved offender and an arrest was made.

Deputy Read More

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