Notes from the Senate 7-24-19

Posted by | July 31, 2019 4:38 pm

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District


Laws are by their nature legal documents with, as we read it, complicated legal language.   They are drafted that way, upheld in that form or changed in the courts, all with legal language. When many bills are presented to the House or Senate, their technical nature makes them a natural to be assigned to one of the two Read More

DEA’s Reininger receives national honor

Posted by | July 31, 2019 4:37 pm

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced July 15, 2019 that student Kaitlyn S. Reininger from David Emanuel Academy has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.

“On behalf of Read More

General Assembly plays by a different set of rules

Posted by | July 31, 2019 4:36 pm

KNOCK! KNOCK! KNOCK! “Folks, may I have your attention, please! My name is Figby and I have been asked to convene a short meeting of members of the General Assembly this morning.”

“Who the dickens are you, squirt? Where is David Ralston, our beloved speaker?”

“As I said, my name is Figby. I am chief conciliator for the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in Greater Garfield, Georgia. Read More

Question: What is computer literacy?

Posted by | July 31, 2019 4:35 pm


Computer literacy is defined as a person’s ability to utilize computers on a basic level. This is similar to literacy that many define today as the ability to read on a fourth-grade level. In many ways, both are needed to exist in today’s world.

To be considered computer literate, you need to know how to turn a computer on and off, be able to start and use a web Read More

Storm causes tree damage, power outage in sections of Twin City

Posted by | July 31, 2019 4:34 pm


At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, the National Weather Service in Peachtree City issued a severe weather advisory for eastern Emanuel County.

Within a few minutes, heavy rain, wind gusts, and thunder were observed. Around 4:45 p.m., there were several lightning strikes in the downtown area of Twin City.

The first call sent Twin City police to Highway 23 South (Fifth Avenue) and Read More

Notes from the Senate 7-17-19

Posted by | July 31, 2019 4:33 pm

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District


June marks the end of the state’s 12 month fiscal year. June’s report showed a gain of 7.4%, an increase of $146.04 million for the month. After a topsy turvy year of up and down revenue reports, June’s report pushed the total revenue increase to over one billion dollars on total revenues of $22.7 billion. 


Smith presents program on national anthem

Posted by | July 31, 2019 4:31 pm

The Wiregrass and Brier Creek chapters of the Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution met jointly for their July meetings.

The Brier Creek Chapter’s meeting, according to their normal schedule, would have had them meet on July 4, so they elected to meet a week later with the Wiregrass Chapter in Swainsboro. Both chapters held their meetings Thursday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. at New China Restaurant in Swainsboro. Read More

Rotarians hear about Hansley Foundation

Posted by | July 31, 2019 4:31 pm

   Swainsboro Rotary Club met Monday, July 15, at Catered Creations at noon. New president Kristin Hall opened the meeting, then the prayer, pledge, and Four-Way Test followed.

The speaker for the meeting was Joe Hansley, who was also joined by his cousin, Mikayla Hansley.

Joe is the founder of the Hansley Foundation that awards athletic, academic, and military scholarships to students in the southeastern United States. The organization also provides Read More

Grilling safety tips

Posted by | July 31, 2019 4:27 pm

Grilling during the summer is a fun and exciting activity, but we should not forget about fire safety. Agent Jordan Peavy of State Farm Insurance Agency is teaming up with the Georgia Arson Control Board to urge the citizens of Emanuel County to take proper precautions when enjoying outdoor activities such as grilling.

According to Lewis, “While grilling can be an enjoyable outdoor activity for families and friends, it is Read More

Air Evac responds following U.S. 1 wreck

Posted by | July 31, 2019 4:25 pm


At 12: 33 p.m. on Friday, July 26, Emanuel County 911 dispatched emergency personnel to a two-vehicle motor vehicle accident (MVA) at the intersection of U.S. Bypass 1 and Old Nunez Road.

The incident, involving a tractor-trailer and a white-in color mini-van, left both south-bound lanes closed for several hours as the scene was being cleared. Sheriff deputies assisted in directing traffic.

The driver of the tractor-trailer Read More

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