Notes from the Senate

Posted by | August 10, 2017 11:51 am

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District

NINE (COUNT’EM) TAX CREDIT/EXEMPTION BILLS PASSED IN 2017 There’s a saying that nothing is safe when the Legislature is in Session and that may go double for tax bills. My experience is that where there is a tax bill, there’s a lobbyist not far away. Sometimes there is altruism and a legislator is trying to promote certain behavior that may result if a tax … Read More


Documents available for review at ECI

Posted by | August 10, 2017 11:48 am

Emanuel County Institute (ECI) invites all school stakeholders to give feedback and insight on several important documents. Interested persons may stop by the school’s front office where the documents will be available for review according to the following schedule:

• School Improvement Plan — August 28, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

• Title I Parent/Student Compact — August 29, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

• Parent Involvement Plan — August 30, 7:30 … Read More


Letter to the Editor

Posted by | August 10, 2017 11:27 am

Dear Editor,

Mrs. Gloria Mason is a good ambassador for the city of Swainsboro. This ageless lady has always volunteered when a new project called for her help or expertise. She has worn many hats over the years and has fulfilled those jobs admirably. You’ll find her, if the weather permits, sitting outside her antique shop, The Pawn and Peddler, near the old courthouse square. She’ll be casually passing out … Read More


Football, cheer, and soccer registration still open

Posted by | August 10, 2017 11:18 am

Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department (SECRD) is still registering area youth for football, cheer, and soccer. Football and cheer registration began Monday, Aug. 7, and will continue through this Friday, Aug. 11. Those looking to register for these sports should report between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Youth soccer registration will be held Monday, Aug. 14, through Friday, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tot soccer registration will also … Read More


Chamber of Commerce Spotlight: The chamber and you

Posted by | August 10, 2017 11:04 am

by JACK BAREFORD, President
In last month’s Community Development Spotlight, we mentioned that in a rural community, competing with larger communities and metropolitan areas, the incentive package will be very important to a location decision.
The development authority, the city and the county governments, and the chamber of commerce work together to evaluate a potential industry’s economic benefit to the community when creating an incentive package. As mentioned in a … Read More



Pets of the Week: Jaycee and Amber

Posted by | August 9, 2017 3:17 pm

   Jaycee is a 1.5 year old mix breed. She is dog friendly and has the most stunning eyes! Her kennel mate, Jayla, was recently adopted so Jaycee is in hopes to be leaving her kennel and finding her fur-ever-home soon.

   Amber is a female bulldog, approximately 2-3 years old. She is dog friendly and walks well on a leash. Amber is a very well mannered girl. Being brought in as Read More


Don’t forget EGSC’s ribbon cutting and open house

Posted by | August 9, 2017 3:07 pm

   On August 17, 2017, beginning at 11 a.m., East Georgia State College will hold a ribbon cutting and open house for their Academic Building Expansion. This GO Bond-funded project adds more than 13,000 square feet to the original building constructed in 1974. Three new state-of-the art biology labs to support the…

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Mimbs family welcomes baby girl

Posted by | August 9, 2017 3:04 pm

   Amanda and Jeremiah Mimbs of Oak Park proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Adalynn Grace Mimbs. Born at Augusta University on July 3, 2017 at 2:30 a.m., she weighed 2 lbs., 15 oz., and was 16” long.

   Adalynn is the…

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Swainsboro judge, attorneys named to State Bar of Georgia committee posts

Posted by | August 9, 2017 3:01 pm

   Two attorneys and a judge based in Swainsboro have been appointed by the 49,000-member State Bar of Georgia to serve as committee members for 2017-18.

   Middle Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Kathy S. Palmer was named to the Bench & Bar Committee, which oversees the Judicial District Professionalism Program and works to identify and facilitate solutions to issues of mutual interest between the state’s judges and lawyers for the benefit … Read More


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