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EMC Swing Bed Program offers patients transitional care

Emanuel Medical Center's Swing Bed Program offers patients in rehabilitation to be close to family and friends while making a transition between acute care and a return home. Margo Robertson, …

Happy Memorial Day!

Recognized every year on the last Monday of May is perhaps one of our nation's most revered observances, Memorial Day. On this day, we pay solemn tribute to those who gave their all so that American …

Don’t miss the blood drive at Emanuel Medical Center

Shepeard Community Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive inside Emanuel Medical Center, located at 117 Kite Road, on Wednesday, May 25, from 1pm until 5:30pm. At this time, all blood donors are …

Durden Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Katie Durden of Swainsboro was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Durden was initiated at …

Durden Banking Company donates to honor graduates

Representatives from Durden Banking Company recently met with local area high school honor graduates. Each honor graduate was given a gift on behalf of Durden Banking Company for their dedication, …

Spring Spiritual Garden

Life is simple and sometimes it takes simple things that we use every day to fix the complexity of our lives. The answers we need for spiritual growth can be right before our eyes. So today I will …

Brier Creek Artillery starts Golf Scramble

Brier Creek (BC) Artillery’s Commander Steve Burke, Don Bazemore and Dess Smith III, traveled to Brier Creek Country Club in Screven County on May 21 for this year’s third annual Cpl G. Alex …

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Obituaries
Timothy Darnell McCalla, 45
Timothy Darnell McCalla, age 45, of Swainsboro, a native of Elberton, entered his eternal rest on Thursday, May 5, 2022. Funeral …
Sandra S. Hall, 73
Sandra Hall, age 73, resident of Swainsboro, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022, at her home. A private memorial service was held in her …
Rose Snellgrove Derriso, 89
Tomlinson Funeral Home and Crematory announces the death of Rose Ellen Snellgrove Derriso, age 89, of Swainsboro, on Friday, May 20, …
Crime

SPD Report 5-25-22

Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… May 12 Officers performed a traffic stop due to a driver not wearing a seatbelt. When pulled over, the officer noticed a strong …

  • Jail List 5-25-22

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

  • ECSO Reports 5-25-22

    According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… May 15 Complainant stated someone used her …

  • SPD Reports 5-18-22

    Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… May 3 Officers performed a …

Education
Emanuel Retired Educators Association celebrates 50 years
Under the theme “Celebrating 50 Years of Service,” nearly 60 retired educators and special guests gathered at East Georgia State …
Skipper graduates with honors
Bradley and Christa Braswell proudly announce the recent graduation of their daughter, Savannah Skipper, Swainsboro High School honor …
Graduation 2022 Copy available in print and digital
Check out this year's annual Graduation Publication in print or online by visiting the following …
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Faith
by BARBARA STOKES Mark your calendar – June 5, 2022. We hope you are “coming home” for the Bishop Chapel Church and Cemetery Homecoming on Sunday, June 5, 2022. We are thrilled to be …
All ages from 0 -19 are invited to join in on some creative fun while learning at Spark Studios, Mt. Olivet Baptist near Garfield. Participants in Spark Studio VBS will focus on how all are created …
Team Effort Missionary Baptist Church located at the corner of Six and Elm St. in Twin City with Rev. Samuel Carlyle as Pastor, has a clothes give-away every Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Items …
Features
by BRITTANY HALL Ludwig Van Beethoven once said; “I have never thought of writing for reputation and honor. What I have in my heart must come out; that is the reason why I compose.” A notion …
by BRITTANY HALL They say that God moves in mysterious ways. Through people, places, moments, and words. Beloved Evangelist Billy Graham once said, “My home is in Heaven. I’m just passing …
Graduation Ad deadline has been extended to May 11th at 4 p.m. Get your ad in and let your graduate know how proud you are of them!
Opinion
Dear Editor: On behalf of the Seedling Garden Club, I want to thank you and your staff for the great coverage you gave the club this past club year. Through your publishing of the events of the …
This past month, my family and I established the Jane J. Yarbrough Endowed Nursing Scholarship in the WellStar School of Nursing at Kennesaw State University. The scholarship will be awarded to …
On the way to our sister city Vidalia, most of us are aware of strongman Paul Anderson’s Youth home for boys, it was founded on strong criticism values. And morals, and sits proudly …
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