Troop #30872 holds ceremony

Posted by | November 1, 2019 4:42 pm

Girl Scout Troop #30872 recently held its first Bridging Ceremony, a special occasion to celebrate the milestones each girl has made in her journey through Girl Scouts. 

Jordan Vonnordeck moved up from Daisy to Brownie, and Adrien Roark moved up from Brownie to a Junior. Laurie Hendrix, Sara Palmore, Savannah Powell, Sierra Kennerknecht, Teralynn Brinson and Brayleigh Albor all moved from Junior to Cadette.

The troop of girls is looking Read More

Student Advisory Board donates to Betty Gambrell Animal Shelter

Posted by | November 1, 2019 4:41 pm

On Monday, October 21, Shari Watt spoke to the 2020 Student Advisory Board for Citizens Bank of Swainsboro concerning community and volunteer services as well as the local animal shelter. Specifically, Watt discussed with the board about the importance of volunteering for causes within the community and the benefits it reaps.

The students were prepared to give back to their community as donations of dog food, puppy food, toys, and Read More

Hopkins joins STC Board of Directors

Posted by | November 1, 2019 4:38 pm

The Southeastern Technical College Board of Directors welcomed new board member Chris Hopkins at its October meeting. Toombs County Associate Probate Court Judge Tina Lindsey swore in Hopkins, who will represent Toombs County.

“I am excited to be joining the board at STC. It’s an honor to be able to serve our community in a role that fosters further education. As an employer in the agricultural field, I see first-hand Read More

Swainsboro shuts down Vidalia

Posted by | November 1, 2019 4:37 pm


The No. 6 ranked Swainsboro Tigers (8–1) took a giant leap toward the region championship, winning their most important game of the year against the Vidalia Indians 21–9. Swainsboro remains undefeated (4–0) in Region 2-AA and needs only to win this coming weekend in Jeff Davis or in the season finale against Toombs County to clinch their second consecutive region title. 

This battle of the top two Read More

Senior Spotlight: Ja’Michael Murphy

Posted by | November 1, 2019 4:36 pm


High school football programs depend on players tapping into their physical potential and working hard to toughen themselves mentally to be an important cog in a successful team. Ja’Michael Murphy is that type of player. He plays offensive and defensive line for Swainsboro and makes a difference each Friday night.

“I’m a great high school player who does his job on and off the field,” said Murphy.Read More

Senior Spotlight: Damian Tharpe

Posted by | November 1, 2019 4:35 pm


At 6’5” and 245 LBS, Damian Tharpe is easy to find on the football field. He towers above many teammates and opponents and presents problems for opposing defenses intent on chasing his QB. Tharpe has had a breakthrough senior season and is a big reason for his offense’s success each Friday night.

“I would describe myself as a persistent and fundamental player,” said Tharpe when asked about Read More

SHS plans FAFSA workshop

Posted by | November 1, 2019 4:35 pm

Swainsboro High School will host a workshop Tuesday, November 5, from 1 until 7 p.m. to assist seniors and their parents in completing the FAFSA. A representative from the Georgia Student Finance Commission will be available.

Parents will need to bring their 2018 tax information in order to complete this workshop. Please don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Savvy Senior: How to choose a good home stair lift

Posted by | November 1, 2019 4:34 pm

Dear Savvy Senior,

Can you recommend some good stair lift companies? I have a difficult time getting up and down the stairs anymore and am interested in purchasing a stair lift for my house but could use some help choosing one.

Arthritic Ann

Dear Ann,

A good home stair lift is an excellent solution for those with mobility challenges who have trouble with steps. A stair lift will carry you Read More

Palmer delivers program on Battle of Oriskany

Posted by | November 1, 2019 4:21 pm

The Brier Creek Chapter of the Georgia Society – Sons of the American Revolution (GASSAR) held its monthly meeting on Thursday, October 3, at R&D’s Restaurant in Sylvania at 6:30 p.m. with President Lee Smith presiding.

Eighteen members attended, including GASSAR President Scott Collins and East Fall Line Region Vice President Sonny Pittman and his lady, Sue.

The program for the evening was presented by Bill Palmer, commander of the Read More

Little River Chapter holds charter banquet

Posted by | November 1, 2019 4:20 pm

SAR, DAR, and Patriotic people from all over Georgia traveled to Thomson to attend the Little River Chapter’s charter banquet at the Belle Meade Country Club on Saturday, October 5, at 7 p.m. Seventy-four people attended as Georgia Society – Sons of the American Revolution President Scott Collins presided.

The banquet began with the presentation of colors by the award-winning GASSAR Color Guard commanded by Compatriot Bill Palmer. After the Read More

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