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News from Under the Gold Dome

On Tuesday, February 20, the House reconvened for another week of the 2024 legislative session. During week seven of the session, we met in the House Chamber for three days. It was a short but packed …

Griswold records and produces new song with acclaimed Nashville music producer

Acclaimed Nashville based music producer, singer-songwriter and podcast host Tony Mantor is once again putting his music and production skills into action by doing good and making a difference in …

Emanuel County Republican Party to hold Caucus and County Convention

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. Photo ID …

Griswold crowned Miss Emanuel County Teen

The Miss Emanuel County/Southeast Board proudly presents our newly crowned Miss Emanuel County Teen Katie Griswold. Katie is the 16-year-old daughter of Lanier and Joy Griswold of Swainsboro. Through …

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 …

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Obituaries
Deacon Jeremiah Foots, 82
Jeremiah Foots, age 82, departed this life on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at 2:30 p.m. at Emanuel Medical Center. A Homecoming Celebration was held Saturday, February 17, at 11 a.m. with Pastor …
Thelma Dixon Sweat, 79
Mrs. Thelma Dixon Sweat, age 79, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at Fairview Park Hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 24, at 11 a.m. at the Wrightsville Church of the …
Sidney B. Shephard, 89
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. Sidney B. Shepherd, age 89, on Friday, February 23, 2024, at Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro. Funeral services will be conducted, …
Crime
    • SPD: 2.28.24

      Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… February 15 Officer observed a vehicle with no tag, at which time he …

    • JAIL: 2.28.24

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

    • ECSO: 2.28.24

      According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… February 19 Deputies responded to Hwy 57 in reference to a domestic …

    • 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 …

Education
Recent blood drive exceeds expectations: FBLA's commitment to saving lives
The recent blood drive organized by the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) has proven to be a resounding success, with overwhelming participation and generous donations from students, staff, …
EGSC announces Fall 2023 Dean’s List
East Georgia State College (EGSC) is excited to recognize students named to the Dean’s Honor List and Dean’s Merit List for the 2023 Fall semester. To be named to the Dean’s Honor List, a …
TCE February Students of the Month
Congratulations to the February Students of the Month! They were chosen for exemplifying the character trait of kindness. They enjoyed a donut breakfast with their parents/guardians in the lunchroom …
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Twin City Lions Club celebrates 60 years

The Twin City Lions recently celebrated their 60th year as a civic organization in Twin City. The organization was charted on February 20, 1964. The Lions Club members and their spouses were treated …

Thompson crowned TCE Princess

The Twin City Elementary pageants were held on Saturday, February 10, at the ECI Auditorium. Congratulations to the following students that placed in the pageants. TCE Princess Pacey Thompson, …

Swainsboro Kiwanis Club presents check to Seedling Garden Club

Cheryl Goodman, President of Swainsboro Kiwanis Club, presented a check to Seedling Garden Club at their meeting on February 12. The check is to help with expenses of the Seedling Garden Club's …

Miss Prather, Mr. Flowers to exchange vows

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Prather of Matthews are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ansley Prather, to Jared Flowers. Mr. Flowers is the son of Ms. Gail M. …
Features

A Black History Moment: Mrs. Daisy Small Thomas

Daisy Thomas was born September 11, 1920, in Boston, Georgia, the youngest of five children born to the late Wesley and Martha Hackett Small. She received Christ at an early age at Centenary …

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 …

Board of Education has busy February meeting

The Emanuel County Board of Education met on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. at Swainsboro Middle School with the following members in attendance: Brandon Jones, Cherie Hooks, Del Brown, …

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, …
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

Painted in a corner

All the rage now in internet purchasing is Temu. Everywhere you look, or don’t want to look but have to, is filled with “gotcha” sponsored sites. Most all seem to have one thing in common. If …

Paper Route Economics

Who has the worst job in America? I don’t have any factual information to back it up, but if I had to throw one out there, I would say the poor souls who have to make a living doing surveys on the …

The headless woman

It was deathly quiet and still. The sun was slowly dying in the west as it slipped behind the flaming, red horizon, while resting on thin mysterious clouds of pink, blue and gold. Soon, it would be …
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