Posted by | November 11, 2019 5:21 pm

Homecoming is a special event to enjoy and anticipate for weeks ahead. I have attended many, including churches, football games, Class of ’53, Fabulous Fifties, and even a reunion of my husband’s air force squadron at the base where he learned to fly. All were exciting and brought back memories and special folks in my life, but none compare with the heartfelt joy when I cross the intersection of U.S. Read More

Senior Spotlight: Cole Bell

Posted by | November 11, 2019 5:18 pm


The life of a kicker on any football team can be a solitary one. They are often mostly on their own during practice, working on their craft on the side and when they are in the game, all eyes are frequently on them to execute in pressure-packed situations. Cole Bell has been one of the most consistent extra point artists in recent memory.

The past two seasons Read More

Swainsboro Tigers fall to Jeff Davis

Posted by | November 8, 2019 11:53 am


The Swainsboro Tigers (7–2) had a chance to clinch their second consecutive region championship on Friday night in Hazlehurst but instead were pushed around and frustrated by a motivated Jeff Davis team in a 21–14 loss. The No. 8 ranked Tigers still have the opportunity clinch the championship and the No. 1 seed against Toombs County this Friday night at Tiger Field.

The Yellow Jackets are a Read More

Savvy Senior: 2020 Census offers temporary jobs ideally suited for retirees

Posted by | November 8, 2019 11:52 am

Dear Savvy Senior,

The U.S. Census Bureau is in the process of recruiting thousands of workers for temporary jobs to help collect valuable data for the 2020 Census, and retirees are ideal candidates. Can you write a column to get the word out? Thanks for your help!

Census Recruiter

Dear Recruiter,

I’m happy to oblige, and I agree. This once-a-decade job opportunity is a great fit for retirees that have Read More

Pamela Denise “Pam” Allen, 54

Posted by | November 8, 2019 11:51 am

Pamela Denise “Pam” Allen, 54, of Kingston, Tennessee, formerly of Swainsboro, went to be with the Lord Thursday evening, October 31, 2019.

She was of the Baptist faith, and she was a former employee of U.S. Cellular. Allen loved photography, enjoyed going to New York City, and being with her fur babies, Phoebe, Annabelle, and Roxy. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Zilly Holton, Edward and Beatrice Allen. Read More

One injured in Lambs Bridge Road crash

Posted by | November 8, 2019 11:50 am


A 34-year-old Swainsboro resident was seriously injured in a spectacular single-vehicle crash on Lambs Bridge Road. Emanuel County 911 dispatch was notified of the crash at 11:17 a.m. on Monday, November 4. First arriving units found a 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck in Little Canoochee Creek. The truck had struck the concrete bridge abutment and landed upright in the creek bed.

County firefighters used the eDraulic Read More

Papa was a Rolling Stone

Posted by | November 8, 2019 11:48 am

Mama knew the way to Daddy’s heart; she never let his sweet tooth candy supply run out. She kept a stash of Mr. Goodbars, Snickers, Milky Ways, and Butterfingers in their bedroom bureau.

I actually don’t think he would have married Mama if she hadn’t discovered that he was especially partial to chocolate. Before he became engaged to her, she thought it was strange that he asked her if she Read More

Huddle House of Swainsboro to show appreciation for military on Veterans Day

Posted by | November 8, 2019 11:46 am

Known for bringing friends and family together and for its commitment to the community, Huddle House in Swainsboro is showing respect and support for those who have and continue to protect our country by offering a free order of Sweet Cakes of any variety to all active duty, retired, and veteran military members from November 8 through November 11 by showing a valid military ID.

To show respect and express Read More

SFD hands over $551,000 check to city council

Posted by | November 8, 2019 11:45 am


Swainsboro Mayor Charles Schwabe and city council members convened at 6 p.m. Monday, November 4, at City Hall for their monthly meeting.

The meeting opened with Mayor Schwabe welcoming all, Reverend Shannon Boula, pastor of Blundale Baptist Church, leading the invocation, and the Pledge of Allegiance being recited by all.

Minutes from the previous council meeting were reviewed and approved as presented prior to council’s review of Read More

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