Lady Bulldogs split two games

Posted by | September 11, 2018 4:24 pm

by RON WEATHERFORD
   The Lady Bulldog softball team split the two games played last week, losing to East Laurens while defeating Portal in a region match-up.
   Wednesday, ECI traveled to Laurens County for a rematch game with East Laurens.
   The game was a pitchers’ duel for 5 innings. Zera Edenfield and Rebecca Fordham were the only players from either team to reach second base during the first five innings.
   In
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Program of Inspiration Enjoyed by Rotary

Posted by | September 10, 2018 5:52 pm

The Rotary Club of Swainsboro held its September 10, 2018 meeting at Catered Creations in Swainsboro. Cason DeVane welcomed everyone to the meeting. Richard McNeely provided the invocation and Craig McNeely led the pledge, and Rotary Four-Way Test. Terry Reynolds reminded everyone about the Wounded Warrior Banquet on September 27. For more information about the Wounded Warrior Banquet, contact Terry Reynolds. Cason DeVane recognized and welcomed Rocky Davis. Joey Goodman … Read More


Georgia Aquaculture Association to meet at EGSC

Posted by | September 7, 2018 4:01 pm

On September 12, 2018, beginning with registration at 9:30 a.m., The Georgia Aquaculture Association will hold their Annual Meeting at East Georgia State College’s Swainsboro campus. There will be presentations from researchers on projects related to water and fish.

The aquatics workshop in the afternoon will offer two hours of herbicide credit for commercial aquatic herbicide applicators. Pond owners and lake managers are invited to enjoy that workshop. There will … Read More



Pillow Sale Saturday September 8th

Posted by | September 7, 2018 1:40 pm

Due to the holiday weekend, R & F Marketing will be having our monthly pillow sale next Saturday September 8th from 7-12 at 610 East Main St. in Swainsboro. Pillows will range from $2 to $5
We will have new Fall and Hallloween pillows.
Decorative throws only $5
Cube ottomans only $6
Table Runners only $3
Crate mats for only $4
Single Chair Cushions only $5
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Watt completes cybersecurity training

Posted by | September 6, 2018 5:08 pm

   In mid-June of 2018, Dwight Watt began instructor a training course, Cisco CCNA Cybersercurity Operations, from Stanly Community College in North Augusta. He completed this course on Saturday, August 25.

   Requirements of this 70-hour course included a 13-chapter test, more than 60 labs, a final exam, as well as a lab final.

   The course taught how to prevent and identify threats to a network and computers. Items including learning how Read More


Three structure fires over the weekend

Posted by | September 6, 2018 5:06 pm

by BILL CAHILL, SFD PIO

   At 4;18 p.m. on Friday, August 31, fire units from Dellwood, Norristown, and Swainsboro were dispatched to 36 Earl Lane, located off Cow Ford Bridge Road, for a structure fire. First on scene, Dellwood firefighters reported a single wide home fully involved, with most of it already consumed. The Swainsboro Red Cross Disaster Services Unit was contacted to assist with the loss. Emanuel EMS and Read More


Swainsboro Primary School receives donation of Buddy Benches

Posted by | September 6, 2018 5:05 pm

Swainsboro Primary School (SPS) would like to express its appreciation to Growing Communications for donating new “Buddy Benches” for the SPS playground. Jill Scarboro, owner of Growing Communications, presented the benches at our PTO meeting on Thursday, August 23. Students will be taught that when they need a buddy or someone to talk to, they can sit down on these benches on the playground. When another child sees someone sitting Read More


Tigers lose home opener to Dublin

Posted by | September 6, 2018 5:04 pm

by TROUP BRINSON
   The Swainsboro Tigers hosted the Dublin Irish last Friday, losing a physical battle to one of their longest standing rivals, 20-13. The game hinged on several key moments and controversial officiating decisions that all seemed to swing Dublin’s way.
   Swainsboro kicked off to Dublin to open the game and the Irish returned it to the Tigers’ 45 yard line to immediately test Swainsboro’s powerful defense. The Tigers
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Notes from the Senate

Posted by | September 6, 2018 5:02 pm

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District

   LOOKING TO THE FUTURE – SOME STATES STUCK

   Recent national news has highlighted the number of states that may be unprepared for the next budget crunch.  Some states haven’t yet built up the fiscal resilience to prepare for the next downturn. Data from the National Association of State Budget Officers compiled by the Pew Center on the States reveals that as a percentage of Read More


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