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Drawing a crowd

by BRITTANY HALL Swainsboro is known for many things. It’s the crossroads of the great south with that small town, cinematic feel that you just can’t replicate anywhere else. It has a cultural …

Miss Rigdon, Mr. Scott announce wedding plans

Mr. and Mrs. Benji Rigdon of Metter proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Railey Fayeth Rigdon, to Mr. Kenton Bishop Scott. Mr. Scott is the son of Mr. and …

Fire destroys Joe Bynes Road home

by BILL CAHILL Fire of unknown origin caused major damage to the home at 53 Joe Bynes Road. Firefighters from Swainsboro, Summertown and Canoochee were dispatched to the scene at 11:55 AM on …

COTW: Gracie Durden

This week’s Cook of the Week is Gracie Durden. Gracie is the 8-year-old daughter of Whitley Clifton and David Durden. She attends Twin City Elementary School and is in Miss Teresa Hatcher’s third …

New Flag Flies High at Veterans Monument in City Cemetery

This past Monday, August 15, SAL, Squadron 103, replaced the flag at the Veterans monument at Swainsboro City Cemetery.

Grand Jury Returns 16 True Bills, 1 No Bill

The July 2022 term of the Emanuel County Grand Jury convened Tuesday, August 9. With the Honorable Judge Tommy J. Smith presiding, he swore in John Allen Bailey to serve as bailiff. Elected by the …

STC Graduates Honored for Associate of Science in Nursing Bridge

The ASN faculty of Southeastern Technical College (STC) proudly pinned graduates in the 2022 Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Bridge Option program in a ceremony held in the Toombs Auditorium on …

Derden speaks to the Wiregrass Chapter, SAR

The Wiregrass Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution held its monthly meeting on Thursday night, August 14, at the New China Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. With President Wilder Smith, Jr. …

Burke speaks to the Brier Creek Chapter

The Brier Creek Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, held its monthly meeting, Thursday night at the American Legion, Sylvania at 7 P.M. With President Wayne Howard presiding, …

Burke speaks to Brier Creek Chapter, SAR

On Thursday night, August 4, the Brier Creek Chapter held its monthly meeting at Walls Diner in Sylvania at 7 p.m. With Sgt-at-Arms Don Bazemore presiding, there were eleven members in attendance. …

Lady Dawgs Continue to Roll

by RON WEATHERFORD The ECI Lady Dawg softball team improved to 4-0 last week defeating 2 more higher classification teams. Tuesday, they defeated 3A Harlem 4-1 in the home opener and continued …

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Obituaries
Gregory Elliott “Greg” Barwick, 58
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors, announces the death of Mr. Gregory Elliott “Greg” Barwick, age 58, of Adrian, on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at Ogeechee Hospice in Statesboro. Funeral services …
William O. “Billy” Overstreet, 81
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. William O. “Billy” Overstreet, age 81, of Swainsboro, on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at the Emanuel Medical Center. Funeral services were …
Frances Delaine Claxton Sumner, 82
Frances Delaine Claxton Sumner, age 82, departed this life on August 6, 2022, surrounded by her family. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 9, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral …
Crime

ECSO 8-17-22

According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… August 7 Deputy was involved in a foot pursuit while assisting another agency. Deputies stopped on New Street to assist with a call SPD was …

  • Jail List 8-17-22

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

  • ECSO Reports 8-10-22

    According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… August 1 Complainant went to ECSO to file a …

  • SPD Reports 8-10-22

    Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… July 25 Officer noticed the …

Education
Riner announced as 2023 Teacher of the Year for Emanuel County School District
Emanuel County Schools is proud to announce Cindy Riner, a math teacher at Swainsboro High School, is the 2023 Emanuel County School District’s Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Riner is a veteran …
SHS slates parent meeting
Swainsboro High School will host a parent meeting on Thursday, September 1, to review documents and solicit parent input. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with the Parent Involvement Plan, followed …
ECI announces Parent Night
Emanuel County Institute will host Parent Night on Monday, August 29. The event will begin with a Title I Annual Review session in the school cafeteria at 5 p.m. Parent meetings will follow in the …
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Blundale Baptist Church WMU will host a chicken plate sale on Saturday, September 10. The cost per plate will be $10 and tickets are being sold now. Pick up will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at …
Now it doesn't take a rocket scientist to determine that our world is in evil times. As a matter of fact, you don't have to check out the world, just check yourself, your home, your community. It …
Swainsboro Church of Christ, located on Turner Drive in Swainsboro, will host a free clothing give away for all ages and genders on Saturday, August 27, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Features
Midville resident Frances Cross spent 13 days at Emanuel Medical Center during her bout with COVID-19. Cross credits the work of many departments at EMC, nursing, respiratory and many more, with …
by BRITTANY HALL Since the beginning of time dogs have been inspiring us to live more mindfully and love ourselves for who we are, truth be told, they know more about heart than some of us could …
For the third consecutive year, Boneyard BBQ in Reidsville has been voted by its loyal and new customers as the BEST BBQ in Tattnall County for 2022. "I am really appreciative of this honor and …
Opinion
Summer used to be my favorite season. Sunshine, going to the beach, and especially enjoying sliced tomatoes and garden vegetables were just a few of the reasons. Now I question my loyalty to that …
Just went into the Busy Bee in Swainsboro, Georgia. The two owners attack me. Why I was waiting for my food. The wife assault me during the time I standing waiting for some wings. This is place that …
Starting this week and going through Labor Day, Halloween, Election day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s is, let’s say it all together, Football !   If you love football, …
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