Rigdon Presents at Rotary

Posted by | August 6, 2018 2:00 pm

The Rotary Club of Swainsboro held its August 6, 2018 meeting at Catered Creations in Swainsboro. Cason DeVane welcomed everyone to the meeting. Tobe Karrh provided the invocation and led the pledge, and Rotary Four-Way Test.  DeVane reminded everyone about the Rotary District Governor’s upcoming visit to Swainsboro on August 27. He also reported Rotary Board decisions to the group before turning the program over to Steven Rigdon.

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Fulford Center to offer AARP driver safety course

Posted by | August 6, 2018 1:12 pm

The AARP Smart Driver™ course will be offered August 20, at the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center at East Georgia State College. Founded in 1979, the course has helped millions of drivers stay safe on the roads. It is the nation’s first and largest refresher course designed specifically for drivers age 50 and older.

The course will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. AARP Driver Safety instructor, … Read More

Wilkes prepares for exciting school year

Posted by | August 3, 2018 3:37 pm

   School bells are beginning to ring. Emanuel County Public School students returned today, August 1. David Emanuel Academy students will return August 10.

   Weighing 43 lbs. and measuring 43” tall, six-year-old Tate Wilkes, is excited to begin his first day of K5 at DEA on August 10, 2018. The son of Weston Wilkes and Shea Sherrod, Tate says he loves to play with friends, play baseball, and talk. His favorite Read More

SPS releases new pick-up procedures

Posted by | August 3, 2018 3:32 pm

   Beginning this school year, Swainsboro Primary School (SPS) will be conducting new pick-up procedures for afternoon car riders. Guardians will have the following two options available, drive-up pick-up or walk-up pick-up. Rules are as follows:

   Drive-up will consist of a single-file car line going through the front circle of the school. Drivers must have pick up tag hanging on rear view mirror in order to pick up child (just like Read More

Swainsboro Police recover stolen van

Posted by | August 3, 2018 3:30 pm


   Shortly after a BOLO was issued on a red and white in color Doge can from Garfield Wednesday July 25, a Swainsboro officer observed the wanted vehicle. With resources in place, a traffic stop was conducted at the intersection of East Pine and North Coleman Streets. Two subjects were taken into custody and transported to the Emanuel County Jail.

Black retires from SECRD

Posted by | August 3, 2018 3:29 pm

   On September 29, 2005, Roy Black began his employment with Swainsboro-Emanuel County Parks and Recreation Department (SECRD). As of July 25, 2018, Black has entered into retirement after 12 years of dedicated employment.

McNeely speaks at rotary meeting

Posted by | August 3, 2018 3:27 pm

BY GAIL WARE, Swainsboro Rotary Club chair of public relations

   The Rotary Club of Swainsboro held its monthly meeting on Monday, July 30, at Catered Creations. Al Lawson Jr. welcomed everyone to the meeting. Richard McNeely provided the prayer of invocation, and John Allen Bailey led the pledge, and Rotary Four-Way Test. 

   McNeely called on Gail Ware to introduce guests from Southeastern Technical College. Ware introduced Blythe Wilcox, executive director Read More

Peebles reunion slated for August

Posted by | August 3, 2018 3:25 pm

   Descendants and friends of Willie Jordan and Arrie Ophelia Flanders Peebles will gather on Sunday, August 12, at the Swainsboro Shrine Club, located on Highway 56 North. Family members are asked to bring a meat, vegetable, casserole, salad, dessert, or beverage to share. Paper products will be provided. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. For questions, call 478-237-6185.

Nordson makes donation to Swainsboro Primary School

Posted by | August 3, 2018 3:24 pm

   Nordson recently made a donation of 48 book bags, along with necessary supplies, for students at Swainsboro Primary School (SPS). The company also provided a $100 Wal-Mart gift card for the school to purchase any other supplies students may need. SPS is so appreciative to Nordson and its employees for their hard work and dedication to its community and students of Emanuel County.

Allen speaks to Kiwanis

Posted by | August 3, 2018 3:23 pm

   The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting, Tuesday, July 24, at 7 p.m. at Catered Creations. With President Jim Clapham presiding, there were 21 members in attendance and no guests. 

   The program for the evening was hosted by Tim Goodman, who introduced Kiwanian Tammy Allen, director of Emanuel County Family Connections. Allen presented an update on the Summer Literacy Mini-Grant Connections awarded for summer. The mini-grant was awarded Read More

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