Barbara P. Green, 80

Posted by | August 8, 2018 4:45 pm

   Funeral services for Barbara P. Green, 80, of Swainsboro will be held Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home at 3 p.m. with Reverends Donnie Daniels, Bennie Brinson, and Shannon Boula officiating. Interment will follow in Lamb’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Chapman Funeral Home. She passed away Saturday, August 4, Read More

Allene Johnson Hooks, 83

Posted by | August 8, 2018 4:44 pm

   Funeral services for Allene Johnson Hooks, 83, of Swainsboro were held Sunday, August 5, 2018, at The Rock Worship Center at 2:00 p.m. with Reverends Ronnie Collins and Robert Beckhum officiating. Interment followed in New Hope Church Cemetery. She passed away Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Allene Johnson Hooks was born January 30, 1935, in Swainsboro to the late Beecher
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18-Wheel trailer fire in Oak Park

Posted by | August 7, 2018 3:42 pm


   On Thursday, July 25, fire units were dispatched to 3129 Highway US 1, The Red Roof, for a reported trailer truck on fire by the fuel pumps. Due to the nature of the call, multiple agencies were dispatched. Swainsboro Engine 200 arrived on scene to find large earth mover tires on a flat bed trailer involved in flames blocking Highway 46. Using a foam additive Read More

EGSC to hold groundbreaking ceremony

Posted by | August 7, 2018 3:14 pm

On August 16, 2018, beginning at 11 a.m., East Georgia State College will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Jean A. Morgan Student Activities Center Expansion Project. Join the college as they take their next step in meeting the needs of students on campus.

The expansion project will add approximately 15,000 square feet to the existing facility and will provide much-needed student activity space, including a large multi-purpose room, digital … Read More

Goodman speaks to Kiwanis

Posted by | August 7, 2018 2:29 pm

   The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting, Tuesday night, June 26, at Catered Creations at 7 p.m. with President Jim Clapham presiding. Twenty-one members attended.

   The program for the evening was hosted by Chip Durden. Jane Durden introduced Tim Goodman, the lieutenant governor-elect for Division 17. Goodman summarized two new district initiatives this coming year, Georgia Officer and Board (GOB) training and the Governor’s Cup Award.
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Kiwanians hold cookout for Family Connection

Posted by | August 7, 2018 2:27 pm

   On Tuesday, July 17, the Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro prepared hot dogs for participants in the Fly Guy Book Bash, the second book bash party of Family Connections Summer Literacy Grant. The mini-grant was awarded by the Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy.

   To become a member of the Swainsboro Kiwanis Club, please call membership chair Jane Durden at 478-494-4113, or email her at To find Read More

Minor injures reported in two Highway 121 crashes

Posted by | August 7, 2018 2:26 pm


   On Saturday July 29, a vehicle operating northbound on Highway 121 drifted off road after the driver over compensated and lost control of the vehicle. As a result, the Honda SUV went off road and struck some trees at the wood line. One occupant received minor injury and was treated and released by EMS. Twin City Fire, Emanuel EMS, and Emanuel County Sheriff’s deputies responded. Read More

Hot dog party caps off Summer Reading Program

Posted by | August 7, 2018 2:25 pm

   What better way to end a month of hard work than with good food? Thanks to the Swainsboro Kiwanis Club, more than 100 children and parents were served at Franklin Memorial Library’s annual end of summer party. In doing so, 13 Kiwanians manned grills and serving tables so that participants could enjoy hot dogs, potato chips, cookies, and lemonade.

Exchange Club recognizes local beekeeper

Posted by | August 7, 2018 2:24 pm

   In 2009, Andy Williams began his love affair with honeybees and since then, it has only grown. When Williams met his wife, Melissa Ann, “the honey bee queen,” their first encounter was based on conversation of bees. Their second was inspecting one of Williams’ beehives in Savannah.

   Moving to Emanuel County approximately four years ago, the couple brought their love of farming, beekeeping, and each other with them. Together, they Read More

Emanuel County TSA students attend national conference

Posted by | August 7, 2018 2:23 pm

   This summer, members of Swainsboro High School and Emanuel County Institute Technology Student Association (TSA) chapters traveled to Atlanta to participate in the annual TSA national conference. During the conference, members participated in several leadership building workshops and competed in several competitive events, including Technology Problem Solving, Technology Bowl, On Demand Video, and CO2 Dragster Design.    

   During the evenings, students also toured CNN Center, The World of Coke, and attended Read More

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