News

Tim Davis, Chainsaw Carver

Some people draw. Some people paint. Tim Davis cuts! A second-generation carver, Davis began hand carving wood in his grandfather’s workshop at an early age. “I kind of stayed out there in the …

Swainsboro High School Class of 2024 Honor Graduates

Mckayla Hall (Valedictorian), Elaina Hutcheson (Salutatorian), Sarah Beasley, Jayden Bene-teau, Sha’mya Benjamin, Sadie Boulineau, Zoe Carter, Ella Canady, Yaretzi Castro, Brandon Chapman, …

Veterans hosted by Emanuel County Historical Preservation Society

The Veterans at the Library traveled to the Emanuel County Historical Preservation Society Museum for visitation, lunch and a special program on Monday, April 15, at 10 a.m. With Chair Johnny Tapley …

Veterans at the Library

Veterans at the Library met Monday, April 8. They had one new veteran attend, Veteran Alfred Gregary Perry. Perry served in the U.S. Army from June 20, 1977, to June 21, 1980. He served with …

Twin City to celebrate Georgia Cities Week

Twin City officials announced the city will be celebrating "Georgia Cities Week" April 21-27. The theme of this year's Georgia Cities Week is "Soaring to New Heights". "We're very proud of our …

Three deputies complete LIDAR course

Emanuel County Sheriff’s Officers Corporal Cody Usry, Lieutenant Curtis Armstrong and Deputy Mason Russell recently completed a LIDAR Speed Measurement course taught by the Georgia Police Academy …

Officers get more drugs off the streets

Ricky Thomas, age 38, of Swainsboro was arrested twice in two months on drug related charg-es. The first arrest was made February 9, 2024. Following crack cocaine purchases made by un-dercover …

March Food Service Establishment Inspection Reports

Listed below are Georgia Department of Public Health Food Service Establishment Inspection Reports for the month of March 2024, along with the violations: Brown Bag Cafe – 98 A …

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, During the week of April 21-27, Twin City will join other cities across Georgia in celebrating Georgia Cities Week. This week has been set aside to recognize the many services city …

Book signing to be held

Franklin Memorial Library is pleased to announce an author book signing of Mrs. Helen Leonard on Monday, April 29, at 10:30 a.m. Mrs. Leonard married Swainsboro native Pete Leonard some fifty years …

Milton sentenced for death of 31-year-old Swainsboro resident

Peggy Ann Milton, 34-year-old Twin City resident, appeared before the Honorable Judge Robert S. Reeves in Emanuel County Superior Court for a first appearance hearing on Mon-day, July 11, 2022, in …

Emanuel County children represented by pinwheels

174 children in Emanuel County are represented by pinwheels due to abuse or neglect detect-ed from April 2023 to March 2024. Local DFCS officials and board members work together in the ongoing …

ECHS to hold annual meeting

Do you know what this picture is of? Many would say a moonshine still, and yes, that would be a good guess; however, it is actually a turpentine still. It works on the same principle of gas …

Sports
Sports Headlines
Obituaries
Mary Denise Fuller, 64
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Mary Denise Fuller, age 64, of Metter, on Thursday, April 11, 2024, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be …
Marvin Wyatt Youngblood, 84
Tomlinson Funeral Home & Crematory announces the death of Mr. Marvin Wyatt Youngblood, age 84, of Swainsboro, on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at his residence. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, …
Steve Edward Riner, 65
Mr. Steve Edward Riner, 65, of Swainsboro, passed away Monday, April 1, 2024, at Memorial Health University Medical Hospital in Savannah. Memorial service was held Thursday, April 4, at 5 p.m. in the …
Crime
    • SPD: 4.17.24

      Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… April 1 Officer took a walk-in report in reference to stolen …

    • JAIL: 4.17.24

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

    • ECSO: 04.17.24

      According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… April 9 Deputies assisted SPD with a traffic stop on N. Coleman St. Offenders were …

    • SPD: 4.10.24

      Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… March 28 Officer observed offender driving with prior knowledge of …

    • Four sentenced in Superior Court

      The following occurred during the Emanuel County Superior Court January 2024 term: Jermaine Smith, repeat offender, negotiated a guilty plea …

    • JAIL: 4.10.24

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

Education
Family Connection partners with STEAM
Family Connection partners with the STEAM teachers to promote healthy snacks and simple food skills for students at SPS. In Ms. Keri Claxton's class, students learned how to make yo-gurt bunny cups …
Family Connection holds Spring coloring contest
Family Connection offered a Spring coloring contest to the Early Head Start families to pro-mote WIC benefit use. The families were asked to circle the foods that were on the WIC ap-proved food list …
Woods named Vice President for Information Technology at East Georgia State College
East Georgia State College (EGSC) recently named Ashley Woods Vice President for Information Technology after a full, open search for the next leader of the department. Woods has been serving as the …
Trending Video
SOCIAL
Social

Skunk Brigade rides in Annual Livestock Parade

On Saturday, March 30, 2024, members of the East Fall Line Region Skunk Brigade traveled to Sylvania to participate in the Annual Livestock Parade. The Skunk Brigade has been par-ticipating in the …

Kiwanis Club holds their weekly meeting

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting on Tuesday night, April 2, at 7 p.m. at the Rustic Grill. With President Cheryl Goodman presiding, there were 21 in attendance including three …

Calvary Methodist gearing up for VBS

Calvary Methodist members are busily preparing for VBS 2024. Scheduled for June 8th, the theme of Bible School will be “Jesus is my Strength”. Using a circus setting, students will study the …

Brier Creek Artillery travels to Living History event

Members of the Brier Creek Artillery traveled to Aiken, SC on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, to participate in the Living History event at the South Aiken High School. This event was spon-sored by Ted …
Features

County Commission back to full strength

The regular meeting of the Emanuel County Board of Commissioners was held on Monday, April 15, 2024, at the John C. Coleman County Office Building. Commissioners present were Chairman Hugh Foskey, …

Beware of a Scam!

Have you received a call from someone posing as a Federal Agent stating you had not ap-peared as a juror in Federal Court? If you haven’t yet, you could receive that call. This is a scam! The …

Emanuel benefits from bridge construction

Record rainfall in the past 30 days may have some folks thinking about trading in their cars and trucks for boats. At least the Georgia Department of Transportation and our local Coun-ty …

Coleman wins Commissioner post runoff

Another election has been decided in the crowded 2024 political sweepstakes of Emanuel County. The official numbers for the runoff between Kwame Coleman and Chris Jukes for County Commissioner, …
Faith

Stillmore Missionary Baptist Church to hold Spring Revival

Stillmore Missionary Baptist Church will have their Spring Revival April 7 through April 10, at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Tommy Henry from Oak Chapel in Kite. Sunday services will begin at 6 …

Voices United to hold first membership drive

Voices United Community Choir will hold their first membership drive on Thursday, April 11, at 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 21, at 3 p.m. at New Hope World Outreach, 211 Lee Street, Swainsboro. They are …

Sunrise Service to be held at Eastbrook Cemetery & Mausoleum

Opinion

Some sweet talk about the Vidalia onion

Let’s face it. We’re a blessed people. Not only do we have the oldest state-chartered university in the nation with two recent National Football Championships and 27 Rhodes Scholars (but who’s …

Mother Nature in charge

It may seem completely unrelatable for most of the younger crowd, but way back in the day, there was a popular TV commercial that claimed Chiffon margarine was so good and buttery, it could even fool …

No dogs in Heaven?

They say how glorious Heaven is going to be, streets paved with pure gold, and walls of Jasper adorned with precious stones are just a few things that will be pleasing to our earthly eyes. Spiritual …
Special Sections