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Wounded Warrior pheasant shoot

On Saturday, January 28, a pheasant shoot for Wounded Warriors was held at Mont Royal Plantation in Swainsboro. There were more than 50 people who attended that included about 15 Wounded Warriors. …

Veterans meet at the Library

The “Veterans at the Library” met at the Franklin Memorial Library on Monday morning, January 30, at 9:15 for coffee and breakfast. With Chair John Tapley presiding, they had 38 in attendance. …

New officers inducted into Garfield’s Ridgeway Lodge

The Ridgeway Lodge 104 of Garfield recently inducted their new officers for the 2023 year. New officers are WM Patrick Sweet, JW Donald Hall, Treasurer Hal Bridges, Secretary Chris Carr, SD Wesley …

McKinzie and Radford make President's and Dean's list for the Fall 2022

Mercer University recently announced the President's List and Dean's List for the fall 2022 semester. Inclusion on these lists requires students to meet rigorous GPA standards specific to the college …

Kirby named new DDA Director

Swainsboro City Council held a special-called meeting on Tuesday, January 24, at 6:00 p.m. with several items on the agenda for discussion. All council members were present. Minutes from the …

Housing Authority of City of Swainsboro provide bus stop shelters

Thank you to the Housing Authority of the City of Swainsboro for seeing and meeting the needs of students in Emanuel County Schools. Executive Director Trent Hall said, “A few months ago, we came …

The Historical Society to host an open house for Georgia Day

The Emanuel County Historic Society will host an Open House Sunday, February 5, from 1 until 4 p.m. at the museum, as part of celebrating Georgia Day. The Georgia Historical Society has several …

Governor David Emanuel-Adam Brinson Chapter to hold meeting

The Governor David Emanuel-Adam Brinson Chapter of the Daughter of the American Revolution will meet on February 9, at the Sudie Fulford Learning Center located on the campus of East Georgia State …

Georgia Senate Republicans announce legislative priorities

Yesterday, the Georgia senate republicans unveiled their legislative priorities for the 2023 session. "I am proud to be a part of such a hardworking group of men and women who are fighting every …

Five sentenced in Superior Court

The following occurred during the Emanuel County Superior Court January 2023 term: Kyle Matthew Edenfield negotiated a plea of guilty-Alford on one count possession of oxycodone. He was fined …

Emanuel County Democratic Committee attended Campaign Appreciation luncheon

Over the weekend, the Emanuel County Democratic Committee attended the Warnock for Georgia Campaign Appreciation Luncheon at The Historic Green Manor Restaurant. ECDC enjoyed visiting with all the …

Emanuel County 4-H Foundation – 4-H Volunteer Leaders’ Council 73rd annual meeting

The annual joint meeting of the Emanuel County 4-H Club Foundation and the Emanuel County 4-H Club Volunteer Leaders Council was held Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. at the Varner 4-H Center. …

EGSC hosts Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

East Georgia State College (EGSC) hosted their Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Thursday, January 19. The event was open to the public and held in the auditorium of the Luck F. Gambrell …
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Obituaries
William Denton “Dent” Beasley, 83
Mr. William Denton “Dent” Beasley, 83, of Swainsboro, passed away at Memorial Health in Vidalia on Saturday, January 28, 2023, following an extended illness. A memorial service was held at 5 p.m. …
Loretta Martin Keen Meeks, 95
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Loretta Martin Keen Meeks, age 95, of Swainsboro, on Monday, January 23, 2023, at Scott Health and Rehab in Adrian. Graveside services were …
Gregory Wayne Cross, 62
Gregory Wayne Cross, age 62, was called home on Saturday, January 21, 2023, after a short illness. A Celebration of Life was held Friday, January 27, at 1 p.m. at The Greater St. James Missionary …
Crime
    • SPD 2.1.2023

      Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… January 17 Officer responded to Pughsley Street in reference to a …

    • ECSO 2.1.2023

      According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… January 23 Deputies were dispatched to Beagle Rd. to meet with complainant about a …

    • Jail 2.1.2023

      The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Jeffrey Brewer, on warrants obtained by one …

    • ECSO 1.25.2023

      According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… January 16 Deputy responded to Mill St. in Adrian in reference to a burglary. …

    • Jail 1.25.2023

      The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Jeffrey Brewer, on warrants obtained by one …

    • SPD 1.25.2023

      Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… January 9, 2023 Officer was sitting stationary on Coleman St. when a …

Education
2023 STAR Students and Teachers Announced
Emanuel County Institute senior, Karly Olliff, Swainsboro High School senior, Manuel Fernandez, and David Emanuel Academy senior, Peyton Free, have been named the 2023 PAGE STAR Student for their …
Emanuel County Schools Student Advisory Council works to keep Emanuel Beautiful
Emanuel County Schools Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council community service volunteers cleaned up Twin City Elementary and Emanuel County Institute’s campuses this past Saturday.
SMS Announces Honor and Star Honor Roll
Swainsboro Middle School held its Mini Awards Program for the 2nd 9 Weeks on Friday, January 20th. The following students received Honor Roll and Star Honor Roll. 6th Grade Honor Roll: SanQuan …
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Faith
The Gospel Harmonettes of Swainsboro will celebrate their 47th anniversary Sunday, February 12, at 3 p.m. at Lester Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Swainsboro. Help enjoy an evening of good Gospel …
You may wonder, where is the peace with so much discourse around us? To create confusion is to get rid of peace. Just know that confusion and division will keep peace from existing. Now if you …
Today, things seem to be getting scarce. For whatever the reasons may be, items are getting "out of stock". Ordering parts are continually on back order. There is also a price increase with less …
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The journey to give the long overdue honor and recognition to the historic team of the 1973 State Track and Field and 1st Integrated championship team of Swainsboro High School and Emanuel County …
Opinion
A few years ago, I was asked to introduce Sonny Perdue at a fundraiser in Emanuel County. He was running for Governor as a Republican against then-Governor Roy Barnes, a long-time, dyed in the …
by DWIGHT WATT Answer: Emails that are sent that have lots of visible email addresses are valuable on the dark web and to phishers and spammers. Emails get forwarded to different people and the …
I arrived on campus at the University of Georgia in 1968, 3 years after Coach Dooley got there. It was a big deal to a 17-year-old from Swainsboro, Georgia. After my parents deposited me and all my …
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