Emanuel Baptist Association announces Arise and Shine service

Posted by | October 24, 2019 4:28 pm

In honor of Women’s World-Wide Day of Prayer, Emanuel Baptist Association will host an “Arise and Shine” prayer service followed by a salad lunch on Monday, November 4. With a set time of 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., the event will be held at the Emanuel Baptist Association Center, located at 228 West Moring Street in Swainsboro. For additional information, call Phyllis at 478-494-7655.

William Henry “Buddy” Lockhart, Jr., 72

Posted by | October 24, 2019 4:26 pm

William Henry “Buddy” Lockhart Jr., 72, husband of Lana Lockhart, entered into rest, Saturday, October 5, 2019 at his residence.

Memorial services were held Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Piney Mount United Methodist Church, located at 3065 Old Savannah Road, Tennille, with Reverend Wayne Usry officiating. Burial was held with full military honors at Zeta Cemetery in Tennille in the Lockhart family plot.

MSG (retired) Lockhart, son Read More

Lester Grove MBC announces mission anniversary celebration

Posted by | October 24, 2019 4:24 pm

Lester Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 37th mission ministry anniversary with a special service on Saturday, November 2, at 4 p.m. Presiding over service will be Daniel Andrews Jr. and Margie Faye Andrews. Johnnie Kennedy will present the introduction of guest speaker Reverend Wilbert Kennedy of Smith Grove Baptist Church and Smith Grove Choir will be in charge of music selections.

Guest churches will include First Baptist, Smith Read More

Gethsemane plans pre-Veterans Day events

Posted by | October 24, 2019 4:22 pm

For the last four years, Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church has organized a weekend of events preceding Veterans Day. The service and 5K have been successful, and the church is looking to make this year’s even better ahead of Veterans Day 2019, which falls on Monday, November 11.

The fifth annual event, as in the past, will begin with a 5K run/walk on Saturday, November 2, at 9 a.m. The route Read More

Garfield UMC announces homecoming services

Posted by | October 24, 2019 4:21 pm

Garfield United Methodist Church (UMC) will celebrate its homecoming with service on Sunday, November 3, beginning at 11:15 a.m. Preacher Tom Tidwell, formerly of Garfield UMC, will be the featured speaker and Kevin Rountree of Sylvania and other individuals will present special music. Following service conclusion, a covered dish lunch will be served in the fellowship hall.

No Sunday school will be held on Homecoming Sunday and no revival will Read More

SPD Report 10-23-19

Posted by | October 24, 2019 4:19 pm

Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

October 7

Officer made a traffic stop.

Complainant reported three dogs at large.

Officer made a traffic stop and an arrest.

Complainant reported a damaged vehicle.

Officer responded to an address on North Main Street in reference to an offender with an active warrant. An arrest was made.

October 8

Officer made a traffic stop.

Officer made an additional traffic stop. An Read More

SHS Class of 1949, 1950 meet once more

Posted by | October 24, 2019 4:17 pm


Swainsboro High School’s Class of 1949 and Class of 1950 met at Lynn and Bob’s Restaurant in Swainsboro on October 12, 2019. 

As I am endeavoring to write these few words to honor such a special group of people, the tears are already forming in my eyes. This reunion is 69 and 70 years after these dear people have graduated. The only word that comes to Read More

SES honor, star honor roll students

Posted by | October 24, 2019 4:15 pm

According to Principal Valorie Watkins, the following Swainsboro Elementary School students were named to the below honor lists for the first nine weeks:

Star Honor Roll 

Third grade — Christiopher Barrett, Mylie Beneteau, Ayden Bishop, Levi Bishop, Hannah Camarero, Joy Conley, Jeremiah Davis, Maurice Lane, Sydney Lively, Shaniyah Marion, Stella Kate Marsh, Payton McCullough, Parker Outlaw, Melina Ramos, Maritza Saldana-Martinez, Colt Scoyners,Isis Trice, McKinley Walden, Raleigh Walls, Raymond Williams, and Read More

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | October 24, 2019 4:12 pm

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District


Annually the Governor issues budget instructions to all executive agencies that establishes their amended and proposed budget parameters for the current and upcoming fiscal years. This year the instructions (available online at the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget Website available here: https://opb.georgia.gov/budget-documents/budget-instructions-current-year) covered the Governor’s priorities of reforming state government to make it more Read More

Wiregrass, Brier Creek members attend event in Augusta

Posted by | October 24, 2019 4:11 pm

Members of the Wiregrass and Brier Creek chapters traveled to Augusta in September to attend an event honoring Constitution Week as well as the marking of graves for American Revolutionary War Patriots John Bacon, John Bedingfield, Daniel Dill, Ambrose Gordon, and Alexander Lawson.

The event was held at Saint Paul Episcopal Church in Augusta, located downtown near the Savannah River, the site of former Revolutionary War Fort Cornwallis.

Members of Read More

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