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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Flashback Friday!

Posted on January 31, 2020 11:11 am by Whitley Clifton

Did you know the very first movie house of Emanuel County was said to be located in Stillmore???

We hope you enjoy this flashback!


Happy Friday!

Posted on January 31, 2020 11:11 am by Whitley Clifton

May your weekend be safe and filled with lots of fun!


Private school voucher proponents blowing more smoke

Posted on January 31, 2020 11:11 am by Whitley Clifton

You know that an organization that thinks Big Tobacco is getting a raw deal is just the group you want shilling for private school vouchers. That brings me to the Heartland Institute, which is doing both. I am still researching their other policies, including whether or not the Earth is flat.

I have discovered they once undertook a short-lived effort to debunk global warming with an advertising campaign featuring a Read More


How to treat yard stickers

Posted on January 31, 2020 11:11 am by Whitley Clifton

by SAVANNAH TANNER, Emanuel County Agriculture & Natural Resources agent

Spring is the perfect time to spend days outside after a long, cold winter. However, it’s not as enjoyable when your yard is plagued with a prickly weed. The most common yard sticker found in this area is lawn burweed (Soliva pterosperma). It’s also referred to as spurweed, stickerweed, sandbur, sanbur, and sandspur. Tim R. Murphy, Extension Weed Read More


Swainsboro High School FBLA hosts leadership conference

Posted on January 31, 2020 11:11 am by Whitley Clifton

Swainsboro High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter hosted Region 4’s leadership conference at the school on Tuesday, January 21. Nearly 400 FBLA high school and middle level members and advisers representing 30 schools from across the region competed at the conference.

The SHS FBLA chapter and its members experienced much success while at the conference and received the Georgia FBLA Region 4 Sweepstakes Award for their competitive events Read More


Savvy Senior: Monitoring solutions for loved ones with dementia

Posted on January 31, 2020 11:11 am by Whitley Clifton

Dear Savvy Senior,

My husband, who lives at home, has dementia and I worry about him wandering off and not being able to get back. Can you recommend some monitoring technology devices or any other solutions that can help me keep tabs on him? 

Exhausted Spouse

Dear Exhausted,

This is a concern for millions of Americans caring for a loved one with dementia at home. About 60 percent of people Read More


Rotarians learn about FCA

Posted on January 31, 2020 11:11 am by Whitley Clifton

Swainsboro Rotary Club met at Catered Creations on January 27 at noon. President Kristin Hall called the meeting to order, and Craig McNeely introduced the speaker, Mary Moon, area director of East Georgia Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She, along with Justin Drake, a sophomore at Swainsboro High School, presented the program.

Moon’s territory consists of Emanuel, Montgomery, Tattnall, Toombs, and Treutlen counties. FCA’s mission is to lead every coach and Read More


Mary Leola Bedgood Usry, 81

Posted on January 31, 2020 11:11 am by Whitley Clifton

Mary Leola Bedgood Usry, 81, loving wife of 63 years to James Usry, entered into rest on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Doctors Hospital of Augusta.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Monday, January 27, 2020, at Harlem Baptist Church with the Reverend Carson Britt officiating. Interment followed in Harlem Memorial Cemetery. The family received friends on Monday afternoon from 2 until 3 p.m. at the Harlem Baptist Read More


Leola S. Freeman, 95

Posted on January 31, 2020 11:11 am by Whitley Clifton

Leola S. Freeman, 95, of Wadley was granted her angel wings on January 22, 2020 surrounded by family and friends that Mrs. Leola had touched in some way throughout her very memorable life. She loved her family, her church, cooking  and sitting on her front porch.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Ollie Edward Freeman Sr.; her parents, Henry Hampton Slater and Cora Lee Flanders Slater; four brothers, Read More


First-ever Read Across Georgia Day a hit at SPS, thanks to Kiwanians

Posted on January 31, 2020 11:11 am by Whitley Clifton

Twelve members of the Swainsboro Kiwanis Club participated in the debut of Kiwanis Read Across Georgia Day on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, a statewide project initiated by Dr. Rick Townsend, state chair of the Young Children Priority One Committee.

All the first graders at Swainsboro Primary School listened as Kiwanians read Pete the Cat Out of This World. Each Kiwanian then gave the book to the classroom teacher.

Coordination of Read More


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