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Bridget Rencher came from very humble beginnings. In fact, her family didn’t have indoor plumbing until she was 10 years old. The daughter of a sharecropper, Rencher grew up work-ing in tobacco … more
Swainsboro High School’s Demello Jones officially signed with the University of Georgia to play football Dec. 20, with his family alongside him. Jones made his commitment to UGA back in March of … more
The song, ‘O Holy Night’, reminds us that Jesus, holy Jesus, was born in a manger. Through his humble beginnings, we remember to love mankind through Jesus’ example. We fall on our knees in awe … more
Swainsboro City Councilman John E. Parker has been named in a felony indictment returned in the October term of an Emanuel County grand jury. Parker has been the subject of an extended investigation … more

The Lazarus Project Food Pantry officially opened in Swainsboro this week from a $50,000 grant from Aetna Better Health of Georgia and Beacon of Home Church of God. The food pantry is the result of a … more
On Monday, December 18, at approximately 3:15 p.m., Swainsboro Police Officers were dispatched to an address on North Racetrack Street in reference to shots being fired. Upon officers’ arrival, … more
The last baseball awards were given out a few days ago with one Bulldog coach and one player receiving top honors. Head baseball coach Brooks Collins was selected at the Georgia Dugout Club Class A … more
In a momentous event that united hearts and hands for a common cause, The Lazarus Project marked its expanded services with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on December 11, 2024, in partnership with Emanuel … more
This year’s “Shop with a Cop” event was held Tuesday, December 12. The event began at 6 p.m. at Swainsboro-Emanuel County Auditorium with a brief introduction on plans for the evening. Children … more

As the children and adults lined the downtown streets of Swainsboro anticipating the start of this year’s Christmas parade, Santa arrived just in the nick of time to catch a ride on the firetruck. … more
The votes are in! We have a winner of our annual Downtown Storefront Decoration Contest. We are excited to announce 1st place goes to Gifts Galore for their rendition of “The Grinch Stole … more
Swainsboro’s Main Street Market Antique Mall has been voted 2023 “Best of Georgia” in the antique store category by the Georgia Business Journal for the third consecutive year. Every month, … more
Luke Lanier, Ag Lending Specialist for Durden Banking Company, discusses the vital role that farmers have on our local economy. Local banks, like Durden Banking Company, can help farmers navigate … more
The teaching profession draws many exceptional people into its ranks, and their best qualities thankfully are reflected in the students who come into their lives and into their classroom. That … more

The East Georgia State College (EGSC) Foundation hosted its first Casino Night fundraising event on Thursday, November 9. The event was held at the Swainsboro Country Club and featured casino games … more
Most Americans have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner of turkey or ham and the fixings. However, Grayson, age 6, and Roselyn, age 5, have their own ideas on Thanksgiving dinner this year. Their main … more
It’s safe to say that we have all experienced at least one inspirational teacher who helped us understand their subject more and taught us to become a better person. The best teachers pass on this … more
This time of the year we hear a lot about UGA Bulldog pride, but this week Bulldog pride has a very special meaning for Swainsboro. University of Georgia President Jere Morehead announced on Monday … more
Swainsboro High School senior Lenox Lively signed a letter of intent on National Signing Day to play baseball at Queens University, a Division I school in Charlotte, North Carolina. Lenox is … more

The Seedling Garden Club proudly announces that the November 2023 Yard of the Month is the home of Bryson Greenway Shepard. Bryson’s home is located in Crossroads Landing in Swainsboro. Bryson … more
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