Posted by Whitley Clifton | November 28, 2019 2:00 pm
by TROUP BRINSON
The Swainsboro Tigers faltered in the second round of the state playoffs, losing 70–28 to a Hapeville Charter team clicking on all cylinders. Swainsboro finishes the season at 8–4, closing the chapter for a senior-laden squad that electrified and entertained Tiger Nation for many seasons.
Swainsboro took to the road, playing at Banneker High School on a turf much more conducive to fast-paced offense following the muddy … Read More
Posted by Whitley Clifton | November 28, 2019 1:30 pm
Dear Savvy Senior,
Can you write a column on ethical wills and how to make one? The attorney that made up my will recently suggested I write one as a tool to explain the intentions of my will, as well as express my thoughts and feelings, but I don’t know where to start.
An ethical will–also referred to as a legacy letter–can be a valuable complement … Read More
Posted by Whitley Clifton | November 28, 2019 1:00 pm
The Fall Line Chapter of the Georgia Society – Sons of the American Revolution held its monthly meeting November 12 at the Farm Bureau building with President Sandy Mercer presiding
Fourteen members were entertained by Don Betts, member of the Revolutionary War Veterans Association. The Ailey resident talked about the Appleseed marksmanship project, which is a 2-day program that teaches young people and adults the importance of handling firearms and … Read More
Posted by Whitley Clifton | November 28, 2019 12:30 pm
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. William Perry “Pete” Rountree Sr., 75 of Twin City, on Monday, November 18, 2019 while tending to his bees.
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Swainsboro First Baptist Church with Rev. Franklin Sasser officiating with Rev. Casey Shaw assisting.
Interment followed at Coleman-Twin City Cemetery.
The family received friends at the church one hour prior to … Read More
Posted by Whitley Clifton | November 28, 2019 12:00 pm
The greatest piece of advice I’ve ever received about writing came from one of my professors at Andrew College. In a nutshell, he told me that to write well, you should always write what you know—and it should come from the heart. That’s why I often go months without an editorial column. I don’t reach for topics. Instead, I let them come to me. It seems fitting that a column … Read More
Posted by Whitley Clifton | November 28, 2019 11:30 am
The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held a weekly meeting on Tuesday, November 19, at 7 p.m. with President Petite Garrett presiding. Twenty-three members and six guests—Juanita Porter, Jimmy Allen, and Circle K’ers Anita Cerpovicz, Mya Sanders, Eriyona Stokes, and Sanjuanita Cordero—attended.
Jim Daughtry hosted the evening’s program, which was presented by Porter, care coordinator for Emanuel Medical Center.
The care program was staretd in 2016 by then-governor Nathan Deal for … Read More
Posted by Whitley Clifton | November 28, 2019 11:00 am
Mr. John Osborne Brogdon, 100 of Swainsboro, died Thursday morning, November 21, 2019 at his residence.
Brogdon was born August 23, 1919 in Suwanee, son of the late John W. Brogdon and Corrie Osborn Brogdon. He had lived in Lake City, Florida before moving to Swainsboro 14 years ago. He was a United States Navy veteran of WWII. Brogdon was a sheet metal machinist and was a member of Oak … Read More
Posted by Whitley Clifton | November 28, 2019 10:30 am
Margie Kirby Canady Hall, 87 of Nunez, died Friday morning, November 15, 2019 at her home.
Mrs. Margie Kirby Canady Hall was born May 28, 1932, daughter of the late Horace Greely Kirby and Shellie Strange Kirby. She attended Wesley School, transferred to Swainsboro High School, and graduated in the Class of 1949. She was a member of Emanuel County 4-H. She owned and operated Matt’s Mart in Nunez for … Read More
Posted by Whitley Clifton | November 28, 2019 10:00 am
During the month of December, George L. Smith State Park will host two events, Campfire and S’mores and Meet Watson the Gopher Tortoise.
Kicking off the first two events will be Campfire and S’mores, set to begin at 6 p.m. Friday, December 13. This outdoor fun will feature a cozy warm fire, good company, and free s’mores!
The second event, Meet Watson the Gopher Tortoise, will take place Saturday, December … Read More
Posted by Whitley Clifton | November 28, 2019 9:30 am
The Farm-City Celebration is held each year to recognize the relationship between the agriculture and city community and their contribution to each other. A farm family and a city person/family were honored for their contribution to agriculture and their community at the Farm-City Breakfast held Tuesday, November 19, at Catered Creations.
Ricky Henry was recognized as the 2019 Farm Family. After finishing high school and time in the Army National … Read More