Accepting Applications

Posted by | May 24, 2018 5:00 pm

Production supervisor for manufacturing plant. Applicant must have communication skills, organizational skills and problem solving skills to be able to deal with issues at hand and anticipate problems before they happen. Applicant must also possess leadership skills and critical thinking skills to resolve conflicts, as well as keep employees motivated and on-task and be able to devise plans of action and asses those plans regularly. Desirable applicants will have a … Read More

Smiths talk about Panda On! at latest Rotary meeting

Posted by | May 24, 2018 3:30 pm

   The Rotary Club of Swainsboro held its May 21 meeting at Catered Creations in Swainsboro.
   Al Lawson welcomed all and called the meeting to order. Kenny Griffin gave the invocation, and Stephanie Fagler led the pledge and Rotary Four-Way Test.

   Greg Hudgins introduced Laura and Eric Smith to present the day’s program. The Smiths own Panda On, where a portion of all proceeds goes to help families with children fighting Read More

Power Alley claims title

Posted by | May 24, 2018 3:00 pm

   Local travel baseball program Power Alley added to their trophy case, taking down their first championship of the season by defeating Valdosta over the weekend, further cementing what has been an amazing three years of excellence for this group of players. Power Alley is made up of local Emanuel County baseball talent and currently competes on the 16-and-under (16U) and high school aged circuit. In three years
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Bedford one of three sentenced in Emanuel County Superior Court

Posted by | May 24, 2018 12:32 pm

   In Emanuel County Superior Court’s April 2018 term, Million Lamar Bedford was convicted by jury on one count malice murder, one count armed robbery, one county burglary in the first degree, two counts felony murder, and five counts of possession of firearm during commission of a felony. He was sentenced to life without parole, with an additional five years added.
   Bedford was one of two defendants found guilty in the
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SPD reports one DUI

Posted by | May 24, 2018 12:28 pm

   The following is a list of all DUI citations released from files of the Swainsboro Police Department for Emanuel County this week:

   James Edward Connor, 53, of Savannah was arrested May 14 at 4:06 a.m.

SPD Report 5-23-18

Posted by | May 24, 2018 12:25 pm

   Officer with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

   May 11

   Officer made a traffic stop.

   Complainant reported theft by taking.

   May 12

   Officer made a traffic stop.

   Officer assisted ECSO with a traffic stop.

   Officer responded to 408 South Main St. in reference to a gasoline drive off.

   May 13 

   Officer responded to 537 South Main St. in reference to an affray.

   Officer responded to 824 W. Moring St. in Read More

Miss Sheppard, Mr. Dunn announce engagement

Posted by | May 24, 2018 12:22 pm

   Mr. and Mrs. Larry Sheppard Jr. of Rentz are pleased to announce the engagement and forth-coming marriage of their daughter, Miss Moriah Gabrielle Sheppard, to Mr. Robert Nikholas “Nik” Dunn of Statesboro, son of Robert and Margie Dunn of Newport, Tennessee.

   The bride-elect is the granddaughter of William and Brenda Henry Sr. of Swainsboro and Jean and the late Larry Sheppard Sr. of Swainsboro. The groom-elect is the grandson of Read More

Not too old for love

Posted by | May 24, 2018 12:19 pm


   The Emanuel County Humane Society is partnering with The Betty Gambrell Animal Shelter/Swainsboro Animal Shelter to showcase some of the most overlooked dogs of any shelter, senior dogs. Over the next few weeks, the partnering organizations will feature pictures and stories of senior residents at the shelter.

   Most of the time, when a potential adopter walks through a shelter looking at the dogs, the older, senior dogs Read More

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | May 24, 2018 12:17 pm

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District


    This week we take a look at State Revenues for April, a month usually marked by large amounts of refunds as taxpayers file returns. 


   April revenues edged up slightly, 2.2% in April following a negative month in March.  Individual Income Taxes, the largest category, was lethargic at 0.1% gain following a negative month in March. Corporate Income Read More

SECRD news: Week of May 7

Posted by | May 24, 2018 12:15 pm

   Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department has released its news for the week of May 7, 2018. The results are as follows:

   May 7

   Mite Girls

   Astros-12, Braves-6

   Leading hitters for the Astros: Jenna Grace Roberson, 3-3 (homerun); Kayley Flowers, 3-3; Brook Fleming, 3-3; Hensley Terwilliger, 2-2; Claire Akridge, 2-2;  Aa’Cayla Murphy, 2-3 (2 homeruns); Jayden Slater, 2-3; Harley Arnold, 1-2; Natalya Sannicolas, 1-2.

   Leading hitters for the Braves: Briley Womack, 2-2 Read More

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