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Wounded Warriors Retreat, Inc.

Employees of Nordson Corporation recently showed their thankfulness and support to Wounded Warriors for their sacrifice to our country. Several employees, out of their own pockets, provided the …

SMS Jr. Beta and FBLA collect items for Swainsboro Animal Shelter

Swainsboro Middle School Jr. Beta and FBLA recently collected items for the animal shelter as their monthly service project. The students were excited to get a chance to deliver the dog food, treats, …

News from under the Dome: Week six

The Georgia House of Representatives kicked off the sixth week of the 2024 legislative session on Monday, February 12. We convened in the House Chamber for four days and made significant progress as …

Hickman: Week six Under the Gold Dome

We are officially more than halfway through the 2024 Legislative Session. While we have enjoyed a robust first half of legislative work, plenty of meaningful work lies ahead. We've been hard at …

SHS FBLA members attend Region Leadership Conference

Swainsboro High School FBLA members are successful at the Region Leadership Conference. Congratulations to the following students who placed at the FBLA Region Leadership Conference. 1st Place Client …

ECI FCCLA compete at Region STAR

ECI Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America competed at Region STAR events on Saturday, February 10, at Long County High School. Smith Willoughby competed in Job Interview Level 3. Grace …

Leader, final defendant in Augusta-area drug trafficking conspiracy sentenced to nearly 13 years in federal prison: Operation distributed methamphetamine and heroin

Justin Wayne Fields, 40, of Swainsboro, was sentenced to 168 months in prison after pleading guilty to Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute, and to Distribute, Methamphetamine and Heroin, …

EREA to hold meeting

The Emanuel Retired Educators Association will meet Wednesday, February 21, at 12 p.m. at Emanuel County Institute.

Emanuel County Republican Party to elect Delegates and Alternate Delegates

On Saturday, March 23,2024 at 9 a.m., The Emanuel County Republican Party will convene precinct Caucuses to elect Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the Emanuel County Convention. The County …

ECRD hosts Daddy-Daughter Dance

On Friday evening, February 10, over 130 couples enjoyed this year’s Daddy-Daughter Dance hosted by the Emanuel County Recreation Department. The annual event was held in the Recreation Department …

Called meeting – February 15, 2024

The Emanuel County Board of Education met on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 2:30 p.m. at the Central Office with the following members in attendance: Brandon Jones, Cherie Hooks, Del Brown, Tanya …

Representative Butch Parrish named House Rules Chairman, announces run for re-election

Today, Representative Butch Parrish (R-Swainsboro) announced his recent appointment as the Chairman of the House Rules Committee by Speaker Jon Burns as well as his decision to run for re-election in …

CEO Scott attends policy institute, meets with legislators

Emanuel Medical Center CEO, Damien Scott, attended the National Rural Health Association Policy Institute February 12 – 15 in Washington D.C. In addition to learning about pending legislation …
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Obituaries
Melvin Jackson, 64
Melvin Jackson, age 64, peacefully transitioned on Monday, February 12, 2024. A Celebration of Life was held Monday, February 19, at 1 p.m. at City of David Worship Assembly in Statesboro. Burial was …
Marvin Worthen, 69
Marvin Worthen, age 69, entered into eternal peace on Friday, February 9, 2024, at Augusta University Medical Center. A Life and Legacy was held Saturday, February 17, at 3 p.m. at St. Philip …
James “Derrell” Anderson, Sr.
James “Derrell” Anderson Sr., of Register, and husband of Sue Futch Anderson, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2024, at his residence surrounded by his family. Funeral service was held …
Crime
    • JAIL: 2.21.24

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

    • ECSO: 2.21.24

      According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… February 11 Complainant reported that her firearm was stolen out of the glove box on …

    • SPD: 2.21.24

      Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… February 12 Officer responded to WalMart in reference to a shoplifter who …

    • SPD: 2.14.24

      Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… February 1 Officer responded to E. Main St. in reference to an entering …

    • JAIL: 2.14.24

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

    • ECSO: 2.14.24

      According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… February 3 Deputy received a report of stolen property on Waldon Way. Complainant …

Education
Swainsboro Exchange Club makes donation
A $500 donation was presented to the Southeastern Technical College Foundation at the meeting of the Swainsboro Exchange Club on Tuesday, February 13.
Rose Hooks receives Kindness Award
During David Emanuel Academy's All School Chapel service on Wednesday, February 14, Rose Hooks, K4 student, was awarded our monthly Kindness Award. On a recent spirit day, Rose purchased a necklace …
Ellison named to Dean’s List, selected as Coaching Education Student
Chase Ellison, a senior at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, made the Dean’s List Fall Semester. To earn this achievement, a student must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 and …
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Veterans at the Library

The Veterans at the Library held their weekly meeting Monday, February 19, at the Swainsboro Moose Club at 9:15 a.m. With Chair Johnny Tapley presiding, there were 41 attending Tamera Gromala and …

Seven resources you can use to manage your mental health

Are you having trouble finding places to get some assistance for your mental health? Nowadays, many places have waiting lists, and some places can be very expensive. This can be very frustrating …

Martin and Burke speak to Four Rivers

The Four Rivers Patriots Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, held its monthly meeting Thursday night, February 15, at Chatters Restaurant in Lyons at 7 p.m. Eighteen members …

Herron speaks to Fall Line Chapter

The Fall Line Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, held its monthly meeting Tuesday night, February 13, at the Washington County Chamber of Commerce at 7 p.m. With President …
Features

Harrell crowned Miss Emanuel County

The Miss Emanuel County/Miss Southeast Georgia Scholarship Board proudly presented the 44th annual Miss Emanuel County/Miss Southeast Georgia/Miss Crossroads of the South Competition on Saturday, …

Kam can

Kameron Brown Perry is a Kindergarten student at Swainsboro Primary School. Kam is dif-ferent from your typical student. Kam was born with Spina Bifida. Spina Bifida is a disease of the spinal cord …

Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is today, Wednesday, February 14, and with it comes all the pink and red merch, sweet treats and extra-special date nights. But remember, sharing some LOVE on Valentine's Day is …

Jury Duty scammers target Georgians

The FBI Atlanta Division is warning the public about a telephone scam claiming you have failed to report to jury duty. During the call, the scammer impersonates a law enforcement officer or …
Faith

Mt. Shady to hold special song service

Mt. Shady Baptist Church, located at 750, Mt. Shady Church Road, Swainsboro, will have a special song service Sunday, February 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Featured singers will be the South Georgia …

Voices United 31st Choir Anniversary

Voices United will have their 31st Choir Anniversary Sunday, February 25, at 3:30 p.m. at St. James Baptist Church. Special guest will be Burke County High School Gospel Choir. Also featuring will be …

Voices United to hold 31st Choir Anniversary

The 31st Annual Choir Anniversary for Voices United will be Sunday, Feb. 25 at 3:30 p.m. at St. James Baptist Church. Special guests will be Burke County High School Gospel Choir. Also featured will …
Opinion

Some random thoughts on some random subjects

How’s this for unbridled hypocrisy? Fani Willis, who is prosecuting Donald Trump and oth-ers for election fraud, said when running for the job as Fulton County district attorney that she would not …

Your vote count?

If you are trying to keep up with the national news right now, it may seem like this country of ours is sort of like that unguided robot vacuum cleaner. You know, the one that slowly moves around the …

The old barn

The old barn was empty now. The mules, plows and farming implements were long gone. But the feeble, old man sometimes enjoyed climbing up the well-worn steps into the loft and falling asleep on the …
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