Swainsboro Tigers fall to Jeff Davis

Posted by | November 8, 2019 11:53 am


The Swainsboro Tigers (7–2) had a chance to clinch their second consecutive region championship on Friday night in Hazlehurst but instead were pushed around and frustrated by a motivated Jeff Davis team in a 21–14 loss. The No. 8 ranked Tigers still have the opportunity clinch the championship and the No. 1 seed against Toombs County this Friday night at Tiger Field.

The Yellow Jackets are a Read More

Savvy Senior: 2020 Census offers temporary jobs ideally suited for retirees

Posted by | November 8, 2019 11:52 am

Dear Savvy Senior,

The U.S. Census Bureau is in the process of recruiting thousands of workers for temporary jobs to help collect valuable data for the 2020 Census, and retirees are ideal candidates. Can you write a column to get the word out? Thanks for your help!

Census Recruiter

Dear Recruiter,

I’m happy to oblige, and I agree. This once-a-decade job opportunity is a great fit for retirees that have Read More

Pamela Denise “Pam” Allen, 54

Posted by | November 8, 2019 11:51 am

Pamela Denise “Pam” Allen, 54, of Kingston, Tennessee, formerly of Swainsboro, went to be with the Lord Thursday evening, October 31, 2019.

She was of the Baptist faith, and she was a former employee of U.S. Cellular. Allen loved photography, enjoyed going to New York City, and being with her fur babies, Phoebe, Annabelle, and Roxy. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Zilly Holton, Edward and Beatrice Allen. Read More

One injured in Lambs Bridge Road crash

Posted by | November 8, 2019 11:50 am


A 34-year-old Swainsboro resident was seriously injured in a spectacular single-vehicle crash on Lambs Bridge Road. Emanuel County 911 dispatch was notified of the crash at 11:17 a.m. on Monday, November 4. First arriving units found a 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck in Little Canoochee Creek. The truck had struck the concrete bridge abutment and landed upright in the creek bed.

County firefighters used the eDraulic Read More

Papa was a Rolling Stone

Posted by | November 8, 2019 11:48 am

Mama knew the way to Daddy’s heart; she never let his sweet tooth candy supply run out. She kept a stash of Mr. Goodbars, Snickers, Milky Ways, and Butterfingers in their bedroom bureau.

I actually don’t think he would have married Mama if she hadn’t discovered that he was especially partial to chocolate. Before he became engaged to her, she thought it was strange that he asked her if she Read More

Huddle House of Swainsboro to show appreciation for military on Veterans Day

Posted by | November 8, 2019 11:46 am

Known for bringing friends and family together and for its commitment to the community, Huddle House in Swainsboro is showing respect and support for those who have and continue to protect our country by offering a free order of Sweet Cakes of any variety to all active duty, retired, and veteran military members from November 8 through November 11 by showing a valid military ID.

To show respect and express Read More

SFD hands over $551,000 check to city council

Posted by | November 8, 2019 11:45 am


Swainsboro Mayor Charles Schwabe and city council members convened at 6 p.m. Monday, November 4, at City Hall for their monthly meeting.

The meeting opened with Mayor Schwabe welcoming all, Reverend Shannon Boula, pastor of Blundale Baptist Church, leading the invocation, and the Pledge of Allegiance being recited by all.

Minutes from the previous council meeting were reviewed and approved as presented prior to council’s review of Read More

Bulldog C–team defeats North Tattnall for championship

Posted by | November 8, 2019 11:43 am


The middle school ECI Bulldogs beat North Tattnall on Thursday, October 31, to capture the Southeastern Middle School Championship.

The game remained scoreless until ECI scored with 15.9 second left in the game to take the title over the Battle Creek Warriors 8–0.

After some pre–season games and scrimmages, there wasn’t any indication that this might be a championship season from this young team.

The team Read More

On to the semi-finals!

Posted by | November 8, 2019 11:40 am


The Eagles are heading to the state finals after beating Hearts Academy this past Friday night 36–0!

Hosting the playoffs for the first time in many years, David Emanuel got off to a great start with a 31-yard touchdown run by Racyn Faircloth to put the home team up 6–0. Jesse Moore hauled in a pass from Ethan Wells for the 2-point conversion, and the Eagles went Read More

Purple isn’t just for October!

Posted by | November 8, 2019 11:39 am


What if I told you having a seizure doesn’t mean you have epilepsy? I’m not a doctor, but what if I told you that wearing purple isn’t just for promoting Domestic Violence Awareness Month? What if I told you that local students have a chance to win a special treat just for helping raise awareness for epilepsy?

At the age of 10, AnnaKade Clemens, 11th grader at Read More

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