Miss Lane, Mr. Jones to wed

Posted by | July 26, 2018 2:09 pm

   Mr. Johnny and Mrs. Donna Lane of Canoochee are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Hope Lane, to Mr. Bowen Jones of Metter. He is the son of Mr. John and Mrs. Alicia Jones of Metter.
   The bride-elect graduated from Emanuel County Institute in 2006. She attended Southeastern Technical College and is now enrolled at Ogeechee Technical College pursuing a nursing degree. Miss Lane
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Miss Lewis turns 2-years-old

Posted by | July 26, 2018 2:08 pm

   On Saturday, June 30, Isabella Lewis celebrated her second birthday with a party at the home of her maternal grandparents, Jerry and Joanne Long of Macon.
   The theme for the party was shimmer and shine, and the lovely home was decorated with balloons, streamers, and colorful spirals matching the theme. The patio tables were covered with aqua, blue, and purple tablecloths with balloon bouquets.
   The “grillmaster,” Jerry, grilled a delicious
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Swainsboro officers make multiple arrests following investigation

Posted by | July 26, 2018 2:07 pm

   Swainsboro Police Department’s drug suppression unit continues to work diligently in combating the sale and distribution of illegal substances within its jurisdiction. The unit understands that by suppressing the sale and distribution of drugs on the streets, it also reduces a number of other crimes linked with such criminal activity. The cooperation of citizens continues to support Swainsboro Police Department and its drug suppression unit by providing much needed information Read More

Co-defenders in Twin City murder sentenced

Posted by | July 26, 2018 2:04 pm

   During the April 2018 term of Emanuel County Superior Court, two defenders in the murder of Johnny James Jackson were sentenced.
   Emily Prescott negotiated a plea of guilty on one count malice murder reduced to voluntary manslaughter. She was sentenced to 30 years, the first 15 of which must be served in confinement and the remainder on probation. She also faced two counts possession of a firearm Read More

Grand jury returns true bills in Mosses murder

Posted by | July 26, 2018 2:02 pm


   The two defenders in the murder of Michael Cole Mosses earlier this year have been indicted.
   On July 26, 2018, the grand jury returned true bills for both Desmond Amiri Gatson and Malik Jamel Steele. They each face one count malice murder, two counts possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and one count felony murder.
   Gatson and Steele are allegedly responsible for the
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Dixie Youth 10U bound for World Series!

Posted by | July 26, 2018 2:00 pm

   A second team of the Swainsboro Dixie Youth League organization has qualified for the World Series! The 10-and-under (10U) boys won their state tournament last weekend, joining the 8-and-under team in earning a berth to the national stage.

   Split into two weekends, the 10U state tournament was held July 13–15 and July 20–22 in Manchester. Total, 12 teams duked it out to see who would become this Read More

Farmers market at Boneyard this Saturday

Posted by | July 26, 2018 1:59 pm

   The Emanuel County Farmers & Artisans Market will be at The Boneyard in Swainsboro on Saturday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The vendors will be under the covered area.
   “We had such a great turnout last Saturday that our vendors wanted to come back,” said Jacquie Brasher, organizer. “The Boneyard is so easily accessible now that it has been renovated. We had numerous customers visit us last
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Clay completes AHI Washington Program on National Security

Posted by | July 26, 2018 1:58 pm

   East Georgia State College Correll Scholar Program and political science alumna Brianna Clay recently completed the Alexander Hamilton Institution’s prestigious Washington Program on National Security. She is the second EGSC student to be awarded admittance and to participate in the program. Caitlan Coleman, a political science alumna as well, was EGSC’s first participant. Clay was joined by students from the University of Hawaii, Princeton University, Colgate University, American University, Villanova Read More

Emanuel County Schools asking for input

Posted by | July 26, 2018 1:56 pm

   Parents and community stakeholders are invited to review and offer input in the Consolidated Improvement Plan and the District Parent Involvement Plan for Emanuel County Schools. There will be two opportunities for input: one on Monday, July 30, from 4 until 6 p.m. at Swainsboro Primary School and another on Thursday, August 2, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Emanuel County Board of Education’s Central Office.

ECI FBLA members attend SLOTS

Posted by | July 26, 2018 1:54 pm

   Twelve FBLA members from Emanuel County Institute attended the Georgia FBLA Summer Leadership & Officer Training Summit (SLOTS) at Swainsboro High School, where more than 250 FBLA members from throughout central and south Georgia attended the training.

   This training workshop is meant to prepare local chapter officers and…

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