Roberts speaks to Rotarians about region championship team

Posted by | November 1, 2018 12:28 pm

The Rotary Club of Swainsboro held its October 29 meeting at Catered Creations in Swainsboro. Wade Johnson provided the invocation; Milton Gray led the pledge and Rotary Four-Way Test.

Mitchell Fagler was in charge of the program and introduced Swainsboro High School head football coach Scott Roberts. Roberts graduated from Georgia Southern University with a finance degree but got into coaching when his passion for football led him down his Read More

Turkey Tune-Up at Swainsboro Raceway

Posted by | November 1, 2018 12:27 pm


After several weeks off, drivers and fans were anxious for some dirt track racing Dixie Style at Swainsboro Raceway Saturday night, October 27.

Drivers from several states rolled in for the annual Turkey-Tune Up, preparing for the biggest upcoming race of the year, paying $20,000-to-win in the Zaxby’s Crate Late Model Division.

Saturday night’s racing action got underway with 31 drivers battling for $4,400 in the Scare Read More

Tragic ATV crash in Blun

Posted by | November 1, 2018 12:26 pm


On Saturday night, October 27, 911 operators received a report of a serious ATV crash on Cross-Jones Road in the Blun Community area.

Emergency response units located an overturned ATV and a 28-year-old victim identified as J. D. McCain of Midville, in a curve on Cross-Jones Road. EMS declared the victim deceased at the scene.

Emanuel County sheriff’s deputies assisted troopers from Post 19 of the Georgia Read More

Marie Fann, 69

Posted by | November 1, 2018 12:25 pm

   Funeral services for Marie Fans, 69, were held Saturday, October 20, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Oak Grove MBC of Swainsboro with Mr. Guye Akins presiding. Interment followed in the Swainsboro City Cemetery. She died Monday, October 15, 2018.

   Ms. Marie Fans was born in Brooklet on February 10, 1949, to the late Retha Mae Akins and Frank Howard. She was educated in the Emanuel County Schools System. Fans loved Read More

Stacey Abrams and Francys Johnson, carrying the promise of a stronger Georgia

Posted by | November 1, 2018 12:19 pm

“We have the ability to build a stronger, brighter Georgia.  It is time for transformative leadership, powered by all of us.” — Stacey Abrams

“I believe in my neighbors and my neighbors know they can count on me, as a pastor, lawyer, and friend… It’s time we put people first, and remind America that out best days are ahead.”  Francys Johnson

Georgia’s political life has already been greatly enriched Read More

Kiwanis Club hears the latest about Pack 75

Posted by | November 1, 2018 12:18 pm

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held one of its weekly meetings Tuesday, October 9, at Catered Creations at 7 p.m. with President Cheryl Goodman presiding. Sixteen members were joined by three guests.

The program for the evening was hosted by Jim Daughtry, who introduced three scout leaders, Brandon Powell, May Barrett, and Jessica Ishie, all from Cub Scout Pack 75. Ishie is the cubmaster for Pack 75, Powell and Barrett Read More

Wallace running for Midville City Council

Posted by | November 1, 2018 12:17 pm


Wallace Lemons has announced his candidacy for Midville City Council.

He is married to Cynthia Lemons, and he has three children: Shonda, Walisa, and Wallace II. His three grandchildren are Zaria (19), Marcus (15), and Walia (13). Wallace is the son of the late R.L. Lemons Sr. and Annie Lemons. He has three sisters and three brothers.

The city council hopeful attended Blakeney High School in Waynesboro, Read More

East Georgia I-16 Industrial Park infrastructure enters next phase

Posted by | November 1, 2018 12:16 pm

This past Monday, sewer infrastructure construction began at the East Georgia I-16 Industrial Park.

The sewer will be installed along U.S. Highway 1 back to the sewerage treatment facility in Swainsboro.

In addition to providing sewer for the I-16 Park, it will open the entire corridor along U.S. 1 from the park to Swainsboro for future development.  The sewer will also provide sewer for the Highway 297 Park, which will Read More

SFD, ECSO respond to vehicle fire

Posted by | November 1, 2018 12:15 pm

Recently, emergency personnel responded to a call from a female driver who reported signs of smoke coming from her vehicle. Concerned, she stopped her white SUV and before long, the vehicle was consumed by fire.

Responding to the scene were Swainsboro Fire Department and deputies from the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO).

EGSC FESA Program holds annual Advisory Council meeting

Posted by | November 1, 2018 12:14 pm

On Thursday, October 28, 2018, the Fire and Emergency Services Administration Program at East Georgia State College hosted its fourth annual FESA Advisory Council meeting, held at the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center on EGSC’s Swainsboro campus.

Participants were updated on the states of both the bachelor’s and associate programs in Fire and Emergency Services Administration (FESA), as well as the availability of new scholarships for the program. Battalion Read More

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