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Art Block Party on Green Street

Emanuel Arts Council will host its first Art Block Party on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. The 100 block of Green Street will be closed during that time. All artwork will be displayed …

EREA held September meeting

The Emanuel Retired Educators Association held its September meeting in the Swainsboro High School Media Center on Wednesday September 21, 2022, at noon. President Jean Schwabe called the meeting to …

ECI Celebrates Homecoming 2022

Emanuel County Institute is celebrating Homecoming this week with several fun activities. Dress-up days for students, faculty, and staff were “No Mirror” Monday (PJs or tacky attire), Tuesday was …

Carr receives SAR streamer

On Monday, September 12, the Patrick Carr Rangers of the Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution held their quarterly meeting at 7 p.m. with President David Hargrove presiding and eight …

Notice of NAACP meeting

The October meeting of The Emanuel County NAACP Branch #5199 will meet in person at the Sudie A. Fulford Center at East Georgia State College on Thursday, October 13, 2022. The purpose of this …

Lisenby Speaks to the Fall Line Chapter

The Fall Line Chapter Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution held its monthly meeting, Thursday, September 13, 2022, at the Chamber of Commerce in Sandersville at 7:00 p.m. with President …

Bulldogs Lose to Trojans in Overtime

by RON WEATHERFORD In a tale of two halves, the Bulldogs lost in overtime to fifth ranked Johnson Co. Friday night 27-21. The game did not start out well for the Bulldogs in the first half with …

Lady Dawgs Improve to 5-0 in region

by RON WEATHERFORD The ECI Lady Dawg had a rare one game week. Tuesday, they hosted Portal, taking the game 2-0 to remain undefeated in region play. Both pitchers in the game were dealing as they …

Middle School Eagles defeat Sparta Rebels

Middle School Eagles from David Emanuel Academy traveled to Sparta to play John Hancock Rebels on Thursday, September 22, and came back with a 20 – 8 victory. Tucker Free ran the ball 1-yard to …

Eagles return from Watkinsville with 42 – 2 win

David Emanuel Academy Varsity Eagles traveled to Watkinsville last week for some football action against the Westminster Christian Academy and returned to Stillmore with a 42 – 2 win over the Lions …

Swainsboro Raceway Twin 20’s

Swainsboro Raceway held its Daniels Chevrolet Road Warrior Twin 20’s race on Saturday, September 17. The field was split into two features with twenty laps each, each paying $1000 to the winner. …

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Obituaries
Wilbur “Flip” Eugene Jackson, 100
Mr. Wilbur “Flip” Eugene Jackson, age 100, passed away Monday, September 19, 2022, at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, September 23, at Corinth …
Mary Evelyn Williams, 89
Mrs. Mary Evelyn Williams, 89, of Swainsboro, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at Emanuel County Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services were held at 5 p.m. Saturday, …
Marie R. Johnson, 80
Tomlinson Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Marie R. Johnson, age 80, of Swainsboro, on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at her residence. Funeral services were held Friday, September 23, at 11 …
Crime

SPD Reports 9-28-22

Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… September 16 Officers were dispatched to North Green Street in reference to a damage to vehicle report. Upon arrival, …

  • SPD Reports 9-21-22

    Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… September 7 Officer …

  • Jail List 9-21-22

    The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County …

  • ECSO Report 9-21-22

    According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… September 11 Deputies were …

Education
SPS teachers and mentors receive new books
Swainsboro Primary School's first and second-year teachers and their mentors received a gift coupon to purchase new books for their classrooms. The anonymous donor from the First United Methodist …
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery: Meet inspiring teacher Keri Claxton
by BRITTANY HALL Teachers are like North Stars, guiding the younger generation towards a prosperous life and driving away the darkness of the world with the light of knowledge. Their patience and …
F.A.M.I.L.Y., P.A.U.S.E. and S.A.S. recipients recognized at August BOE meeting
The Emanuel County Board of Education met on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. at the Emanuel County Institute auditorium with the following members in attendance: John Allen Bailey, Del …
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First Baptist Church of Swainsboro is hosting their third annual Christmas Craft and Vendor Market on November 12, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. This annual event is a fundraiser for the FBC youth to be …
Plans have been completed for Homecoming at Calvary United Methodist Church in Swainsboro to be held Sunday, October 9, 2022. The worship service will begin at 11:00 a.m. and will celebrate the …
The world seems to be in a very dark place right now. As each day goes by it seems to be getting darker. When I say dark, I speak of gloom and unrest. Darkness indicates no sight and no insight. When …
Features
by BRITTANY HALL Have you ever been told a story through unspoken words? If you’ve ever been a guest of the symphony, then you absolutely have. Only there can you feel the powerful emotions of a …
by BRITTANY HALL The importance of self-care cannot be taught, it can only be experienced. We’ve all heard the saying, “You can’t pour from an empty cup”, and know that a day of treating …
Swainsboro resident Harriett Lawson had a long history with Emanuel Medical Center, just never as a patient. That changed in 2020 after she was admitted with COVID. Her recovery included a transfer …
Opinion
by DARBY GATES Cooler temperatures mean a myriad of things. Warm sweaters, comfy boots, throw blankets, hot drinks, head colds, congestion, and flu. We as a society, prepare ourselves for …
Labor Day has passed and that “use to be” the beginning of a new school term. It was exciting to walk into the class of your higher grade, dressed in the latest school fashions and meet your new …
Every once in a while, we should make it a point to stop and think about all the good things that surround us here in Emanuel County. If we sat down together and tried to list them all, we would end …
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