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Tripp Fitzner says his desire to be a lawyer dates back to his high school debate years at Darlington School in Rome. He still remembers the moment his debate coach won him over and how that moment … more
Upcoming senior twins Fred and Ced Seabrough talk about their athleticism and what's next for them. more
Forget everything you know about a good life—Austin Carruth (26), Madison Curl (24), and Landon Kennedy (23) have truly experienced the magic! After all, all three of them have eaten, slept, … more
At just 24-years-old, Brittany Sherrod has more sky miles than most. The former pageant queen has been to six different countries in less than a year, most recently visiting Madrid and … more

As old as he is, he still misses his dad. Coach Bobby Andrews was a great man, a Swainsboro High School legend, and, above all else, a father beyond comparison. His legacy is certainly … more
Lots of little boys across America play one season of little league and hope to make America’s favorite pastime their career. For a small percentage of those little boys, it happens. … more
If there’s someone who epitomizes the phrase “living your best life,” it’s Armani Moore. He is among the slew of gifted athletes who hail from Emanuel County, but he’s one of … more
by HALEI LAMB Sid Shepherd could have retired twice by now, but the long-time attorney says he won’t quit until he is toted out of his East Moring Street office. His passion is undeniable, given he reached the 60-year mark of practicing law on … more
Quan McKinney, also known as “Coach Q,” started dribbling a basketball when he was a kid and developed a serious love for the game, but he had no idea just how significant that passion would become. He grew up in the Black and … more

by HALEI LAMB Del Brown has been a busy man over the last few weeks as concerns about coronavirus have grown locally. He and his employees at Pinetucky Country Meats in Swainsboro and Pinetucky Country Meats in Soperton have been working nonstop to … more
As COVID-19 unfolds throughout the United States, Emanuel County Schools has taken precautionary measures to prevent the spread of this virus from happening within our county by announcing school closures effective Tuesday, March … more
Delmus G. Mosley Sr. has received the honor of Mortician of the Year from the 1st District of the Georgia Funeral Service Practitioners Association, Inc. The award celebrates his excellence in funeral service through Mosley Funeral … more
Clarke Schwabe, Jerry Tanner—doesn’t matter which one you call him. All you need to know is he makes a real difference at the University of Georgia. From writing seven-figure gift … more
The life of a kicker on any football team can be a solitary one. They are often mostly on their own during practice, working on their craft on the side and when they are in the game, all eyes are frequently on them to execute in … more

High school football programs depend on players tapping into their physical potential and working hard to toughen themselves mentally to be an important cog in a successful team. Ja’Michael Murphy is that type of player. He plays … more
At 6’5” and 245 LBS, Damian Tharpe is easy to find on the football field. He towers above many teammates and opponents and presents problems for opposing defenses intent on chasing his QB. Tharpe has had a breakthrough senior … more
Senior defensive lineman Armanie Sims isn’t your average football player. Sims is a leader on one of the most dominant and attacking defensive lines in the state and once he flips the switch, he is a tackling machine. “I’m … more
Senior defensive end Nekel Bostic has worked hard to become a terrific football player. An edge rusher on the defense, Bostic is tasked with setting that edge to keep running backs from getting outside for big yardage, but also for … more
Senior defensive back/wide receiver King Screws is a great example of what it’s like to be a complete student-athlete. A leader in the classroom, on the practice field, and especially on Friday nights, Screws sets the bar high for … more

When senior linebacker John Henderson intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter of the homecoming game against Cross Creek and took it 82 yards for the score, it seemed to finally shine a spotlight on a player who has been getting it … more
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