SHS Tigers advance to Sweet 16

Posted by | February 20, 2020 3:53 pm


The Swainsboro Tigers knocked off the Jefferson County Warriors, 72–52, this past Saturday night in the first round of the state playoffs to advance to the Sweet 16 and a home date with South Atlanta. Swainsboro lost to South Atlanta in the state championship game three years ago but will have them in the Tigers’ Den this Thursday at 6 p.m.

The playoffs are a do-or-die proposition Read More

Bulloch First announces retirement of Johnson, names Simmons new president

Posted by | February 20, 2020 3:52 pm

William E. “Wes” Simmons Jr. has been named president of Bulloch First Bank, following the March 31 retirement of veteran Statesboro banker Gary Johnson. Johnson has served as president of the financial institution since it opened September 15, 2015.

Under Johnson’s leadership, the office has grown to over $65 million in assets and constructed a state-of-the-art banking facility, located at 1101 Brampton Avenue in Statesboro. Johnson will continue to serve Read More

News from under the Gold Dome

Posted by | February 20, 2020 3:48 pm

by REP. BUTCH PARRISH, 158th District


On Monday, February 10, my colleagues and I returned to the State Capitol for the fifth week of the 2020 legislative session. Previously, we voted on a legislative calendar to postpone meeting on the House floor in order to devote additional time to the state budgeting process, and last week, the House Appropriations subcommittees held several meetings to work to finalize the Amended Read More

Twenty-five attend mission study at Calvary UMC

Posted by | February 20, 2020 3:46 pm

The Northeast District United Methodist Women held its second mission study on Saturday, February 15, at Calvary United Methodist Church in Swainsboro. The topic was “Into the Future.”

Nancy Hudson of Jones County presented the program which covered the role of Methodist women in the past who have struggled against many prejudices (racial, societal, and cultural) to get where they are today and what they must overcome to move into Read More

The old Joiner place

Posted by | February 20, 2020 3:45 pm

Some things can’t be explained through logical thinking. There seems to be a hidden world all around us that can’t be known or understood by our minds and five senses.

For that reason alone, I am certain the old Joiner place was haunted. Our family had moved there from Statesboro. The street we had previously lived on was family-oriented and the bright street lights came on after sundown whereas the Read More

SAR members honor General Morgan

Posted by | February 20, 2020 3:42 pm

On January 17, members of the Wiregrass, Brier Creek, and Fall Line chapters of the Georgia Society – Sons of the American Revolution traveled to Spartanburg, South Carolina to present carnations at the General Daniel Morgan monument downtown.

General Morgan was an American pioneer, soldier, and politician from Virginia. He was one of the most gifted battlefield tacticians of the American Revolution.

During the Battle of Cowpens, his forces conducted Read More

Seedling Garden Club visits olive farm

Posted by | February 20, 2020 3:35 pm

On Monday, February 10, fourteen members of Seedling Garden Club traveled to Lyons to visit the Terra Dolce Olive Farm. Members were welcomed by Meredith Brodmax, who was the tour guide.

Terra Dolce Olive Farm was started December 6, 2013 by owner Tommy Williams, former state senator of Georgia. The site was chosen because of its fertile soil and the mild climate of southeast Georgia; both of these factors make Read More

Kilpatrick & Sconyers is now Sherman & Hemstreet Real Estate Company

Posted by | February 20, 2020 3:31 pm

Augusta-based Sherman and Hemstreet Real Estate Company is proud to announce the acquisition of the Kilpatrick & Sconyers Agency based in Swainsboro. This new partnership will allow Sherman and Hemstreet to expand its coverage of providing residents of southeast and central Georgia with residential and commercial real estate expertise as well as superior property management services.

With the acquisition of Kilpatrick & Sconyers, Sherman & Hemstreet is positioned to be Read More

Mary Ella Collins Howard, 87

Posted by | February 20, 2020 3:30 pm

Funeral services for Mary Ella Collins Howard, 87, were held Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Swainsboro Auditorium with Rev. Andre Patterson presiding and Rev. Minnie Pitts serving as the eulogist. Repast was held at Midville Community Center. She transitioned to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 6, 2020.

Mary Ella Collins Howard was born October 28, 1932 in Midville to William H. Collins and Eva Mae Read More

Two crashes on Highway 56 result in injury

Posted by | February 20, 2020 3:27 pm


Two persons were injured in two separate crashes at opposite ends of Highway 56.

At 7:26 p.m. on Friday, February 14, Emanuel County EMS, sheriff’s deputies, and firefighters/first responders from Summertown were sent to a crash at 2859 Highway 56 North for a single-vehicle crash. A Chevrolet pick-up truck had crossed the roadway, traveled into the ditch, and impacted with a concrete culvert. A female Read More

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