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PruittHealth began as Toccoa Nursing Center in 1969 and was founded by Neil Pruitt, Sr. Since then, the PruittHealth community of services has grown to encompass more than 90 post-acute, skilled … more
This week’s Hometown Public Servant is Jessica Sumner, Twin City Police and Municipal Court clerk. Today, Sumner celebrates one year of employment since accepting her current job title on June 9, … more
This week’s Cook of the Week is Aden Poole. He is the four-year-old son of Dylan Poole and Sierra Henry. Aden will be starting school this fall at The First United Methodist Church. He loves … more
In 1935, America faced the long road to recovery following the turmoil and uncertainty of the Great Depression. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had just announced a massive new public works program … more

This week's Hometown Public Servant is Timmy Oliver, volunteer fire fighter and first responder 20-08 with Twin City Volunteer Fire Department. Oliver, a native of Emanuel County, grew up in the … more
This week's Hometown Public Servant is Kayleigh McVey, officer with the Swainsboro Police Department. Born and raised in Emanuel County, McVey is a native of the area. She credits her desire to serve … more
On January 1, 1941, Franklin Discount Company was founded by Ben F. Cheek, Jr. in Toccoa, GA. The first transaction was an automobile sales contract for $34. In the decades that followed, the Company … more
This week’s Cook of the Week is Kylie Davis. She is the 19-year-old daughter of Jed and Shaye Davis of Swainsboro. She and Jay Williams are the proud parents of three-year-old Braylee Williams. … more
Shop Rite Pharmacy opened its doors in 1975 with the founders and owners, the late Danny Tapley and his business partner at the time, Butch Parrish. Tapley and Parrish had a dream to create a local, … more

This week’s Cook of the Week is Falan Bailey. Bailey is a hairstylist at Shine Salon. She and her fiancé, Ronnie McMahan, are engaged to wed this weekend. Together, the couple share one … more
This week’s Hometown Public Servant is Wendy Bell, emergency medical technician (EMT) and nurse technician. Responding to her heart’s desire to serve the local community, Bell began her … more
This week’s Hometown Public Servant is Captain Richard Peacock with the Swainsboro Police Department. Captain Peacock has been a resident of Swainsboro since moving to the area with his parents … more
Mill Pond Kayak was founded in 2009 by Wesley Hendley. After earning a zoology degree from the University of Georgia in 1983, Hendley’s career path led to 25 years as a manufacturing engineer. … more

Vyve Broadband, via the acquisition of Northland, has been an active member of the Chamber of Commerce since 1994. They’ve been working non-stop upgrading their fiber-based network to deliver … more
This week’s Cook of the Week is Allison Johnson. Allison is the proud wife of Perry Johnson and overjoyed mother to their precious daughter, Olive Johnson. Allison has a true passion for … more
This week’s Cook of the Week is Wyatt Logan, son of Stone and Kelly Logan. He is the grandson of David and Stephanie Barnett, Jeff and Joyce Glover, and Pete and Brenda Sutherland. Wyatt is … more
Atlanta was one of the first cities in Georgia to demand electric lighting. In 1883, its citizens organized and promoted the formation of an electric company, Georgia Electric Light Company of … more
This week’s Hometown Public Servants are the employees of Emanuel County’s Betty Gambrell Animal Shelter.The job description of our local shelter staff varies greatly and include feed, … more

At a young age, during his teenage years, Mr. Edgar Wiggins entered into the work field as an employee of The Dixie Theater. His first job role was taking up tickets for the shows. During this time, … more
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