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On Monday, January 11, 2021, the first session of the 156th Georgia General Assembly officially began. While every session brings with it new faces, new chairmen and new legislative priorities, we …

2021 Wiregrass officers installed

The Wiregrass Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, held its monthly meeting on Thursday night, Jan. 14, at the New China Restaurant at 6:30 p.m.  With President Wilder Smith …

EGSC professor’s article published in SAR Magazine

Dr. John Derden, a professor at East Georgia State College, recently had an article published in The Sons of the American Revolution Magazine (SAR). The article is the text of a speech Dr. Derden …

Hometown public servant: Swainsboro Fire Department Chief Mike Strobridge

This week’s hometown public servant is Swainsboro Fire Department Chief Mike Strobridge. At the young age of 16-years-old, Chief Strobridge began his career with the Swainsboro Fire Department …

SECRD announces Spring Registration

Swainsboro-Emanuel County Parks and Recreation Department will hold Spring Sports Registration January 25 through January 29 at the Recreation Department, located at 632 McLeod Bridge Road in …
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Sports
On Wednesday, Dec. 9, Swainsboro High School senior Phoebe Durden committed to play softball with Middle Georgia State University. A four-year starter for the Lady Tigers, Durden played shortstop and …
With her family, friends, softball and basketball teammates looking on, Taylor Radford signed a letter of commitment to continue her softball career at the next level.Radford will be playing close to …
Obituaries
Sandra Faye Durden Brooks, 66
Mrs. Sandra Faye Durden Brooks entered into her eternal rest on January 3, 2021. Graveside service was held Saturday, January 9, at 2 …
Millard Fillmore Williams, 88
Mr. Millard Fillmore Williams, Sr., age 88, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021 at the Augusta University Medical Center. Private …
Jeanine Carter Reddish, 91
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Jeanine Carter Reddish, age 91, of Swainsboro, on Tuesday, January 05, …
Mary Ellen Johnson, 76
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson, age 76, on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at her residence …
Lucille Thompson, 74
On Friday, January 1, 2021, Miss Lucille Thompson departed this life, following a short illness. Graveside service was held Wednesday, …
Education
EGSC to host virtual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Jan. 21
East Georgia State College is hosting their Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration virtually this year. The video event will go live …
Rachel Jane Frederick scholarship application deadline set for Jan. 31
The family of Rachel Jane Frederick, an East Georgia State College Alumni, is awarding an EGSC student a scholarship in her memory. …
Swainsboro native and EGSC Alumni publishes first book
In April 2018, at the age of 19, God took Mikella Hansley into a vision. In the vision, she was consumed by a large body of water, but …
Library gets a Christmas check
The Mill Creek Foundation recently awarded Franklin Memorial Library $5,000 for fine art programs in our community. In addition to …
Emanuel County Schools postpone in-person learning due to COVID case rise
FROM EMANUEL COUNTY SCHOOLS: To All Emanuel County Parents, The past several days, we have been in constant communication with …
Three DEA students place in VFW Patriot’s Pen essay contest
David Emanuel Academy is happy to announce student winners that participated in the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW) …
SOCIAL

Brier Creek SAR 2021 officers installed

The Brier Creek Chapter of the Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution held its monthly meeting Thursday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. at the American Legion in Sylvania. With President Lee Smith …

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Crime
Jail List 01-20-21
The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Tyson Stephens, on warrants …
SPD 01-13-21
Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…December 29, 2020Officer met with complainant in reference to a …
ECSO 01-13-21
According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office…January 1Complainant sated his brother made threats of grave bodily harm …
Jail List 01-13-21
The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Tyson Stephens, on warrants …
TCPD 01/06/21
Officers with the Twin City Police Department (TCPD) reported…December 26Officer responded to the area of King St. in reference …
Faith
Unity. How significant is unity? Why even ask about unity and harmony? It is amazing how pleasant music sounds when all instruments are in unity and harmony. Life is pleasant when things are …
January 14, 2021, Thursday night at 7:30 with Guest speaker: Pastor Johnson. Guest Churches: Holy Zion Church of Statesboro, Mount Zion, New Testament Bethlehem Baptist Church of Statesboro.January …
We, as a society today, have lost our respect for the structure of the family unit. There has been an attack to cause men and women to not value the sanctity of the family. This comes at the fault of …
Features
Our hometown public servant for this week is Teresa Buckles, FNP. A resident of Millen, Buckles began her employment with PruittHealth Hospice and Palliative Care of Swainsboro on Aug. 10, 2020. …
Since Nov. 25, clients of the Braswell House have traveled every Wednesday to the Betty Gambrell Animal Shelter to provide volunteer services to shelter staff and canines and to participate in a new …
As the owner of Southern Traditions Floral and Gifts in Swainsboro, Jim Roberts has been creating masterful holiday décor and arrangements for customers for more than two decades. This year, …
Opinion
Last month, HealthCare.gov's open enrollment period concluded. But consumers may still be able to sign up for coverage. People who have lost employer-sponsored insurance, moved or experienced other …
She wasn’t thrilled when I told her I had been invited to write an occasional column for a local publication. After more than three decades in the Bell System and three arduous years as part of …
Dear Savvy Senior,I understand that a portion of my Social Security benefits may be taxable when I retire. Can you tell me how to calculate this?Ready to RetireDear Ready,Whether or not you’ll …
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