Teens celebrate Christmas at Franklin Memorial

Posted by | January 11, 2019 8:30 am

Teenagers from all around gathered at the library on December 21 for the annual teen Christmas party. The walls of the event room were decorated with Christmas scenery. A beautifully adorned Christmas tree, snowman, and giant Christmas cards graced the corners of the room, and for those wishing for a white Christmas, snowflakes were hung from the ceiling.

The youth got to know each other through conversation and interactive game Read More

DEA honor students recognized

Posted by | January 11, 2019 8:00 am

According to Haylee Free, headmaster of David Emanuel Academy, the below-listed students have earned the following honors:

Honor Roll — Temperance Blackmon, Zaylee Braddy, Madison Bush, Chloe Daniel, Jillian Davis, Jace Farmer, Jack Evan Fields, Presley Gowen, Shelby “Scout” Hall, Lexa Jukes, Karson Kettles, Emily McRae, Gracie Scruggs, Brailee “Madison” Slater, Thompson “Bentley” Smith, Anna Sutton, Hensley Terwilliger, Berklie Bishop, Paxton Dixon, Ethan Fields, James “Tucker” Free, Braydon Lawson, Payton Read More

Fennell receives award from Wiregrass Chapter

Posted by | January 10, 2019 11:07 am

The Wiregrass Chapter of the Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution held its monthly meeting Thursday, December 13, at Norma and Julian Sconyers’ Clubhouse.

With President Wilder Smith, Jr. presiding, there were 25 members in attendance. This Christmas event has been sponsored by the Sconyerses for several years. Julian and his son, Jay, are members of the Wiregrass Chapter. This year, Norma and Julian, assisted by Buddy Cobb, served Read More

LOL Surprise-themed party held to celebrate Strobridge’s 12th birthday

Posted by | January 10, 2019 11:06 am

D’Ayla Strobridge, her family, and her friends gathered at Pizza Hut on December 27 to celebrate her 12th birthday. The party was themed around popular brand LOL Surprise, and the attendees enjoyed playing games and eating pizza, chips, and cake.

When Strobridge opened her presents from family and friends, she was delighted to receive numerous large LOL Surprise dolls.

Helping her celebrate turning 12-years-old were her mother, Daphne Strobridge; grandparents, Read More

Six graduate from STC’s radiologic tech program

Posted by | January 10, 2019 11:05 am

Six students from Southeastern Tech graduated from the radiologic technology degree program. To celebrate the graduating class, a pinning ceremony was held on the Vidalia campus.

The graduates were Brandi Rose Camacho from Reidsville, QuaShanna Alexis Daughtry from Twin City, Valerie Davis from Vidalia, Katie Michelle Lamb from Mount Vernon, Dakota Reece Logue from McRae, and Shannon Lindsey Rutan from Vidalia. 

The speaker was Keegan Spell, a former graduate of Read More

STC graduates honored for Associate of Science in Nursing

Posted by | January 10, 2019 11:04 am

The ASN faculty of Southeastern Technical College proudly pinned graduates in the Fall 2018 Associate of Science in Nursing program on December 10. A ceremony was held in the Toombs Auditorium on the Vidalia campus.

The graduates were Brooke Braddy, Ramie Davis, Jennifer Jones, and Taylor Moore from Lyons, Rainey Canady from Twin City, Carsen Cobb from Metter, Simmie Driggers and Jaime Savage from Glennville, Faith Dudley, Tracer Gould, and Read More

Swainsboro blasts Vidalia with important region win

Posted by | January 10, 2019 11:02 am


The Swainsboro Tigers had their biggest win of the season on the road Friday, knocking off the previously 15-1 Vidalia Indians and thrusting themselves back into the competition for a top region spot. Swainsboro, Vidalia, Metter, and Jeff Davis are all battling for positioning behind undefeated and top-ranked Woodville-Tompkins.

Swainsboro entered the weekend with a modest 6-7 record against one of the hottest teams in the state, Read More

Sherman’s March campsite marker unveiled and dedicated

Posted by | January 10, 2019 11:01 am

The second of Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails, Inc. (GCWHT) markers to be installed in Emanuel County was unveiled and dedicated on Friday, November 30, at Noah’s Ark Church along Old Savannah Road. The unpaved portion of the road is considered one of the best preserved of the routes used by union forces during their march from Atlanta to Savannah in the fall of 1864.

Among those attending the brief Read More

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | January 10, 2019 11:00 am

by SEN. JACK HILL, 4th District


As we enter the 2019 Session of the General Assembly, there is a certain air of anticipation due to the changes brought about by the recent elections, bringing new leadership for our state in Governor-Elect Brian Kemp.  Here in the Senate, there is a new Lt. Governor, Geoff Duncan and a new Majority Leader, Mike Dugan.

In the Senate, we Read More

Christmas at the nursing home

Posted by | January 10, 2019 10:59 am

The residents of Emanuel County Nursing Home recently had a day full of holiday cheer. The Christmas event started with a group of carolers comprised of Emanuel Medical Center staff, then the residents were treated to a snack of Christmas cookies and punch. Finally, residents’ family members joined as Santa Claus (Pete Sutherland) passed out gifts and spread Christmas cheer to all. Many gifts were kindly donated from the medical Read More

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