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After weeks of practice and 40 baseball games, the Bulldogs were one win away from their first baseball championship. ECI and Charlton split the opening doubleheader Tuesday in the best of three … more
The River Rats have toured the Ogeechee once again. On Friday, April 21, 34 boats carrying 70 citizens who call themselves the River Rats, set off at the Bull Hole in Jenkins County to make their … more
Swainsboro High School baseball player, River Greene, has been selected among the top players from four regions of Georgia, to play in the 2023 All Star-All State Baseball Tournament. Coaches and … more
It’s safe to say that we have all experienced at least one inspirational teacher who helped us to understand their subject more and taught us to become a better person. The best teachers pass on … more

It was Elmer Davis that said, “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than … more
David Emanuel Academy held their graduation ceremony Wednesday, May 17 at 6 p.m. Headmaster Haylee Free opened the program with the announcement of the first ever SOAR Teacher of the Year, Melissa … more
Durden Banking Company had the honor of presenting area high school graduates with $500.00 scholarships. All area high school graduating seniors had the opportunity to submit essays related to … more
Emanuel County Commission officials have received notification that the County will receive state grant awards of more than 6 million dollars for three upcoming projects. County Administrator Guy … more
Jami Norris and Jessi Norris, twin daughters of James and Tori Norris, will graduate as Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the 2023 Class at East Laurens High School. They are the granddaughters of … more

Emanuel County’s heritage is as rich as the honey that its state bee produces. It’s so easy to fall in love with its backroad smells of honeysuckle, pine and a fresh cut field, and just as easy … more
The ECI baseball team completed their third sweep in a best of three series last Wednesday to advance to the final four of the state playoffs. They sent the Towns Co. team back to Hiawassee, … more
The Emanuel County Board of Education met on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. at the Central Office with the following members in attendance: Del Brown, Mason Henry, Cherie Hooks, Tanya Lane, … more
On the morning of May 6, 2023, runners came to Swainsboro for the 22nd running of the Knotty Pine 5K Race as part of the Pine Tree Festival. The 5K was sponsored by the Swainsboro Kiwanis Club, who … more
Swainsboro High School held its annual senior honors program Monday, May 9 in the gym. Students who have exceeded expectations in academics and athletics were awarded with scholarships, recognitions, … more

It’s long been said that seeing isn’t always believing. Although there are many skeptics who need their dosage of truth in the form of something tangible and concrete, sometimes your heart knows … more
This year’s honoree and recipient of the green Jacket is a lifelong resident of Swainsboro. He is a 1960 graduate of Swainsboro High School and holds degrees from Georgia Military College and … more
On May 3, 2023, Emanuel County Institute celebrated 2023 Future Educator Signing Day! Five students signed while all of the seniors cheered for them. Abby Nichols, Maggie Smith, Bailey Arnold, … more
The ECI baseball team swept their second round series last Thursday taking both games against Lanier Co. ECI entered the game as the number two ranked team and took care of the number five ranked … more
East Georgia State College (EGSC) art students recently visited the SCAD Museum of Art and the Jepson Center in Savannah, Georgia. The two-dimensional design course students were chaperoned on the … more

The 2023 Miss Pine Tree Festival Pageant was held Saturday, April 29, at the Swainsboro-Emanuel County Auditorium. The pageant began at 10 a.m. and featured nine groups - Baby Miss, Toddler Miss, Wee … more
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