Sherman’s March campsite marker unveiled and dedicated

Posted by | January 10, 2019 11:01 am

The second of Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails, Inc. (GCWHT) markers to be installed in Emanuel County was unveiled and dedicated on Friday, November 30, at Noah’s Ark Church along Old Savannah Road. The unpaved portion of the road is considered one of the best preserved of the routes used by union forces during their march from Atlanta to Savannah in the fall of 1864.

Among those attending the brief Read More


Notes from the Senate

Posted by | January 10, 2019 11:00 am

by SEN. JACK HILL, 4th District

NEW YEAR-NEW SESSION-NEW LEADERSHIP

As we enter the 2019 Session of the General Assembly, there is a certain air of anticipation due to the changes brought about by the recent elections, bringing new leadership for our state in Governor-Elect Brian Kemp.  Here in the Senate, there is a new Lt. Governor, Geoff Duncan and a new Majority Leader, Mike Dugan.

In the Senate, we Read More


Christmas at the nursing home

Posted by | January 10, 2019 10:59 am

The residents of Emanuel County Nursing Home recently had a day full of holiday cheer. The Christmas event started with a group of carolers comprised of Emanuel Medical Center staff, then the residents were treated to a snack of Christmas cookies and punch. Finally, residents’ family members joined as Santa Claus (Pete Sutherland) passed out gifts and spread Christmas cheer to all. Many gifts were kindly donated from the medical Read More


OFTC announces fall 2018  president’s, dean’s list

Posted by | January 10, 2019 10:57 am

Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) President Dr. Lloyd Horadan is pleased to announce the students on the president’s and the dean’s list for the 2018 fall semester.  

To be eligible for the president’s list, OFTC students must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher with a course load of at least 12 credit hours during the semester. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must maintain a 3.0 Read More


New Year starts off busy for city and county firefighters

Posted by | January 10, 2019 10:52 am

by BILL CAHILL, SFD PIO

New Year’s day’s first fire call was shortly after 2 p.m. for a fire on Shearhouse Street in Swainsboro. The resident was cooking a large pot of oil when it burst in flames. As she attempted to remove the flaming pot from the house, it spilled onto the couch and herself, setting both on fire. As the fire department was responding, a neighbor used a Read More


Kiwanis Club times 5K in Twin City

Posted by | January 10, 2019 10:50 am

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro traveled 13 miles to Twin City to time this year’s Light the Night Reindeer 5K. Six Kiwanians made the trip to help make the event possible for the 31 runners who weathered a light rain to complete the run. Twin City Police Department also assisted to ensure the runners’ safety.


Brinson speaks to Kiwanis Club

Posted by | January 10, 2019 10:49 am

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held one of its weekly meetings Tuesday, December 18, at 7 p.m. at Catered Creations.

Twenty-two members were joined by three guests: Mayor Charles Schwabe, Clerk of Superior Court Kristin Hall, and Downtown Development Authority Director Lynn Brinson. President Cheryl Goodman presided.

The program for the evening was hosted by co-chair Ginny Smith, who introduced Brinson. She delivered an update on the status of the Read More


21st Economic Outlook Luncheon to be held at EGSC

Posted by | January 10, 2019 10:48 am

The Georgia Economic Outlook series annually draws several thousand influential business and governmental leaders to luncheons around the state. Directed by the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, this popular program has become the most comprehensive and detailed look at the future economy in Georgia.

On Monday, January 28, 2019, East Georgia State College will host an economic outlook luncheon, locally sponsored by the Swainsboro/Emanuel County Chamber Read More


Youngsters enjoy movie, hot chocolate, and visit from Santa at Franklin Memorial

Posted by | January 10, 2019 10:47 am

December 20 gave area youth the opportunity to relax in their pajamas and watch The Polar Express while munching on popcorn and sipping hot chocolate.

For those who are unfamiliar with the movie starring Tom Hanks, the cinematic picture revolves around a young boy whose belief in Santa is waning until he and a group of children board a magical train bound for the North Pole. (Want to know what Read More


Franklin Memorial welcomes adults for Christmas crafting

Posted by | January 10, 2019 10:45 am

To quote an infamous unsigned editorial printed by The New York Sun in 1987, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Clause,” and he was immortalized on canvas by 13 adults and one youngster during the December craft class.

Led by instructor Ellen Durden, each adult awakened her inner child as she painted her own unique version of Santa while the only child in the group simply followed her natural instincts.Read More


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