Published and proud! DEA class authors ‘Just Be Kind’

Posted by | January 17, 2020 6:00 am

by HALEI LAMB

Most authors are up in age and have disregarded many rejection letters before their own work is finally published, but a group of special students at David Emanuel Academy have defied the odds! Dana Durden’s first grade class recently held a book signing ceremony to celebrate the publication of their book, “Just Be Kind.” The proud authors are Evie Moore, Beau Andrews, Bryton Rowland, Mary Bess Fields, Read More


New faces on Twin City City Commission

Posted by | January 17, 2020 5:45 am

by HALEI LAMB

The personnel changes to the Twin City City Commission since the November 2019 election formally went into effect last Tuesday night as the body of government kicked off the first meeting of the new year with a swearing-in ceremony. Emanuel County Probate Judge Don Wilkes gave the oaths of office to two incumbents who retained their seats, Mayor Matt Donaldson and long-time commissioner Jesse Brown, and two Read More


Connor to lead 2020 MLK Parade

Posted by | January 17, 2020 5:30 am

The annual Martin Luther King Parade in Swainsboro will be held Monday, January 20, at 1 p.m. Line-up will begin at 12 p.m. at the 4-H Clubhouse. An entry fee of $25 will be applicable for all participating floats, vans, and trucks; the entry fee for cars will be $20. Leading this year’s parade will be Mary Merrion Connor.

There will also be a commemoration service for Dr. martin Luther Read More


Lamb promoted to chief appraiser

Posted by | January 17, 2020 5:15 am

Joyce Lamb has been appointed as the new chief appraiser for the Emanuel County Tax Assessor’s Office.

Lamb’s employment with the tax assessor’s office began when she was hired in 1995. The office had just converted over to computers and needed someone with sound computer knowledge. Lamb had just received a diploma as a micro-computer specialist at Swainsboro Technical Institute and was the best fit for the job.

Since then, Read More


Mayor Smith intends to put Adrian back on the map

Posted by | January 17, 2020 5:00 am

by WHITLEY CLIFTON

On Thursday, January 9, the City of Adrian convened at 5:30 p.m. at the Community House in Adrian for the purpose of installing and swearing-in newly elected officials.

Present for the ceremony was The Honorable Judge Don Wilkes, who swore in city councilpersons Ed Brown, Jesse Yawn, and Michelle Love.

The meeting was historic in that the City of Adrian also saw its first African American mayor—its Read More


General Assembly needs to take a hard look at film tax credit scheme

Posted by | January 16, 2020 10:56 am

Another session of the General Assembly is upon us. This is an election year and there will be more posturing under the Gold Dome than a prima ballerina in a performance of “Swan Lake.”

One of the big issues will be how to deal with Gov. Brian Kemp’s call for the Legislature to cut 4% from many program budgets this fiscal year and 6% next year in case of an Read More


William H. Trammell, 61

Posted by | January 16, 2020 10:54 am

Mr. William H. Trammell, 61 of Oak Park, died January 5, 2020 in Savannah at Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Mary Trammell of Oak Park; brother Mark Trammell Jr.; his mother, Betty Jean Craigo Trammell; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, January 10, 2020 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Read More


Walter Ralph Foskey, 86

Posted by | January 16, 2020 10:53 am

Walter Ralph Foskey, 86 of Swainsboro, entered into eternal rest on January 12, 2020 at Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro.

A native of Adrian, Mr. Foskey was born September 4, 1933 to Elmer and Wilma Kitchens Foskey. He grew up in Adrian, graduating from Adrian High School in 1950. On December 12, 1954, he married Mary Carroll of Wrightsville. The couple recently celebrated the 65th anniversary of their marriage.

Funeral Read More


Swainsboro playing at an elite level

Posted by | January 16, 2020 10:52 am

by TROUP BRINSON

The Swainsboro Tigers (16–2) demolished two region opponents last week, beating Metter 89–47 and Toombs County 92–53, both on the road, as they continue to march towards the playoffs and a possible region championship. Swainsboro is ranked by MaxPreps as the No. 1 team in Class AA and lately, they have looked the part.

Neither Metter nor Toombs County could find a solution to Swainsboro’s stifling defense, Read More


Emanuel County Senior Center celebrates new year

Posted by | January 16, 2020 10:51 am

Emanuel County Senior Center hosted its annual New Year’s Eve Celebration on Tuesday, December 31, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. for all residents of Emanuel County ages 60 and older. Performing live for this event was Bruce Bradford from Bruce B. and the Desperados, and the event featured food and festivities for all.


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