Third U.S. Flag Certificate goes to tax commissioner’s office

Posted by | January 16, 2020 10:48 am

President Lee Smith traveled 35 miles to Waynesboro to present the Brier Creek Chapter’s third U.S. Flag Certificate to the Burke County Tax Commissioner’s Office.

Debra Thames and Andrea Bing received the “certificate of commendation” from President Smith. The certificate was presented in recognition for the office correctly displaying the U.S. flag.

Recognizing people, businesses, organizations, and governments with this particular certificate is an ongoing project of the Brier Creek Read More

Brier Creek presents U.S. Flag Certificate

Posted by | January 16, 2020 10:44 am

The Brier Creek Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution presented its second U.S. Flag Certificate to Burke County Library in December 2019. President Lee Smith presented the “certificate of commendation” to Gwendolyn Jackson in recognition of exemplary patriotism for displaying the flag of the United States of America in the correct way.

Recognizing people, businesses, organizations, and the government with a U.S. Flag Certificate is a project of Read More

Rotarians hear about theatre progress

Posted by | January 16, 2020 10:43 am

Swainsboro Rotary Club met January 6 at Catered Creations at lunch.

After President Kristin Hall called the meeting to order, the invocation, and the assembled recited the pledge and the Four-Way Test, Al Lawson spoke briefly, giving the Rotarians a breakdown of some of the tax expenditures for the City of Swainsboro, including details about the police and fire department budgets. He then introduced the guest speaker, Lynn Brinson.

Brinson, Read More

Pauline Coleman Flanders, 66

Posted by | January 16, 2020 10:42 am

Funeral services for Pauline Coleman Flanders, 66 of Swainsboro, were held Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Reverend Lamar Kersey and Rev. Joe Bedgood officiating. Interment followed at Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum. The family received friends Friday, January 10, 2020 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. She passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at AU Medical Center in Read More

Ouida Portwood Lipiro, 92

Posted by | January 16, 2020 10:40 am

Ouida Portwood Lipiro passed away December 27, 2019 in Lawrenceville.

Born in Twin City on February 3, 1927, she was the firstborn child of Burl and Iris Portwood. She grew up there, attended school at Emanuel County Institute, graduating in 1943. She then went to Draughon’s Business College in Savannah. She lived and worked there until her marriage to Sam Lipiro in 1946 following World War II, in which he Read More

Beasley, Shaw featured in new book released posthumously

Posted by | January 16, 2020 10:39 am

Brandon Beasley of Oak Park, along with Ron Shaw, are featured in the new book written by his friend and hunting companion, Glen Solomon, which was released December 27, 2019, posthumously.

Around mid-June, 2019, Glen Solomon of Jeff Davis County, who was a well- known southeast Georgia sportsman and author of short stories, gave a manuscript for a book he was writing  to Bill Prince, his friend who is a Read More

Driver facing charges after crash

Posted by | January 16, 2020 10:37 am


Shortly after 3:20 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 911 received a report of a single-vehicle wreck.

Emanuel County EMS, sheriff’s deputies, firefighters from Twin City, and Twin City police responded to 1360 Scarboro Church Road. Units arrived to find that a 2014 Ford Mustang GT had crashed through a wooden fence and rolled over into the field. The male operator was transported to Emanuel Medical Read More

Garden club visits community

Posted by | January 16, 2020 10:36 am

Last month, just before the holidays, members of Glad Garden Club spent a day traveling and visiting two places in town.

Their first stop on December 16 was at Pruitt Health on Highway 1 South, where members delivered small Christmas stockings to the residents. Approximately 75 stockings were distributed among some smiling faces. Staff greeted members with smiles as it is always nice to be remembered during the holidays, and Read More

Happenings 1-15-20

Posted by | January 16, 2020 10:35 am

DEA Basketball

Away vs. The Habersham School

January 17, 6 p.m.

ECI Basketball

Away vs. Jenkins County

January 17, 7:30 p.m.

SHS Basketball

Away vs. Bacon County

January 17, 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Martin L. King Jr.

Weekend Breakfast

Vann Community House

January 18, 10 a.m.

ECI Basketball

Home vs. Metter

January 18, 7:30 p.m.

SHS Basketball

Home vs. Wilkinson County

January 18, 8:30 p.m.

Annual MLK Jr. Parade


January Read More

Unattended pot leads to kitchen fire

Posted by | January 16, 2020 10:35 am


An unattended pot of oil left on the stove is responsible for a kitchen fire at a clubhouse on Roy Lee Road.

At 5:15 p.m. on January 11, 911 received a report of a fire believed to be out but needed to be checked for any hidden fire.

Emanuel County firefighters from Crossing Green, Dellwood, and Swainsboro responded. They used a thermal imager to check Read More

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