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This week’s hometown public servant is Swainsboro Fire Department Chief Mike Strobridge. At the young age of 16-years-old, Chief Strobridge began his career with the Swainsboro Fire Department … more
Our hometown public servant for this week is Teresa Buckles, FNP. A resident of Millen, Buckles began her employment with PruittHealth Hospice and Palliative Care of Swainsboro on Aug. 10, 2020. … more
Since Nov. 25, clients of the Braswell House have traveled every Wednesday to the Betty Gambrell Animal Shelter to provide volunteer services to shelter staff and canines and to participate in a new … more
As the owner of Southern Traditions Floral and Gifts in Swainsboro, Jim Roberts has been creating masterful holiday décor and arrangements for customers for more than two decades. This year, … more

Georgia Trend recently released its list of 2020 Top Hospitals in Georgia, and Emanuel Medical Center (EMC) was at the top, named #1 of medium-sized hospitals (hospitals with 100-249 beds) in the … more
by WHITLEY CLIFTON photo credit BILL CAHILL, SFD PIO The social hall of First Baptist Church Swainsboro served as the host spot for Emanuel County’s first annual Faith and Blue program … more
When you give a girl a father, there’s not much more that could be asked for; and when you give a man a daughter, there’s no limits set on the lengths that man would go for his little girl. When … more
Lauren Canady is proof you don’t have to make an overwhelmingly grand gesture during the pandemic to make a difference. Sometimes, less and simple are the way to go if you want … more
Boneyard BBQ has been opened in Reidsville for less than two years, yet it has quickly become a favorite spot in Tattnall County! Patrons picked the restaurant for Best BBQ in Tattnall as well as … more

On Thursday, July 30, 9-year-old Colbie Radford set up a stand in downtown Swainsboro in front of RoofUS on West Main Street. Her purpose? Selling lemonade and bracelets to raise funds for horseback … more
On Friday, July 31, Ava Mincey of Statesboro set up a lemonade stand in front of Twin City Drug Co. Boutique and Gifts to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease while promoting her personal … more
During today’s unforeseen times, Emanuel Medical Center feels it is extremely important for the community to become more educated about the many local medical care providers here in Emanuel … more
The COVID-19 pandemic leaves many feeling helpless, but one Mercer University School of Law graduate found purpose up in the air. Ivy Cadle, a 2007 graduate, literally took to the skies as an … more
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
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