Letter to the Editor

Posted by | November 6, 2019 6:23 pm

Dear Editor,

Even though 1 in 10 Americans will have a seizure at some point in their life, the public is largely unaware how prevalent and serious the condition can be. Although it’s a challenge to increase awareness, it’s time to learn the facts. November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month, and I am working with the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA to create a community that is safe and supportive of Read More


Posted by | November 6, 2019 6:22 pm


Why did you let me get into this condition, then dump me at the Mount Shady Church Road dumpster? I am in horrible condition. I have red, wrinkled, leathery skin with patches of hair loss all over my body. I have bleeding sores from scratching, which cause me pain and misery. Why didn’t you take me to a veterinarian to get help for me before I got Read More

‘We are the champions!’

Posted by | November 6, 2019 6:21 pm

According to Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department, the following teams won their respective leagues for the 2019 fall seasons:

The Cowboys won the flag football division. Team members were KJ Coleman, Tomorrion Daniels, Michael Foster, Victor Middleton, Ayden Wilkerson, Victor Ovalle, Jayden Patterson, Crushad Mincey, Josh Bedgood, Easton Freeman, and Vincent Bridges. They were coached by Josh Patterson.

The Seahawks won the mite football division. Players included Johnathan Hampton, Justin Nobles, Read More

Register for SECRD basketball today!

Posted by | November 6, 2019 6:20 pm

Swainsboro-Emanuel County Parks and Recreation Department will hold registration for youth basketball November 12-15 at the recreation department, located at 632 McLeod Bridge Road in Swainsboro. Hours will be 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Youth basketball is for girls and boys, ages 6-12. Participants must have turned 6-years-old before September 1, 2019 and cannot have turned 13 before September 1, 2019. First-time participants must bring a birth certificate. Registrations cannot Read More

Octavious TaShawn “Shawn” Linder, Bella Ann Linder

Posted by | November 6, 2019 6:19 pm

Funeral services for Octavious TaShawn “Shawn” Linder and for Little Miss Bella Ann Linder of Dublin were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Johnson County High School in the gymnasium in Wrightsville. Reverend Hayward Cordy delivered the eulogy. Interment followed in the Swainsboro City Cemetery. 

The Life of Octavious TaShawn Linder

Mr. Octavious TaShawn Linder was born on October 26, 1977 to Brenda Linder and Rev. Read More

Four inducted into SHS Hall of Fame

Posted by | November 6, 2019 6:17 pm

On Friday, October 25, Swainsboro High School and the SHS Athletic Booster Club held the 8th Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony at halftime of the football game. Four former athletes were inducted into the Hall of Fame this year.

Inductees included Samuel Daniels, a 1976 graduate of SHS, where he was a four-year member of the varsity Tiger baseball and football teams. While at Swainsboro High School, Daniels lettered Read More

SPD Report 11-6-19

Posted by | November 6, 2019 6:16 pm

Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

October 25

Officer made an arrest in reference to suspended license during a license checkpoint at the intersection of West Moring Street and South Racetrack Street.

An additional officer made an arrest in reference to a suspended license.

Complainant reported finding a bag and crowbar by the backdoor of a residence. Upon further investigation, it appeared as if no entry was attempted Read More

Disability Employment Awareness Month speaker visits STC

Posted by | November 6, 2019 6:14 pm

In recognition of Disability Employment Awareness Month, Southeastern Technical College (STC) Special Needs/Special Populations Office sponsored an informational lunch session featuring Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA).

GVRA Counselor Assistant Sarah Conners presented an informational session to the Vidalia campus Tuesday, October 22.

Every county in Georgia is served by a vocational rehabilitation office and is designed to help individuals with disabilities meet their employment goals. Many individuals with disabilities and Read More

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | November 6, 2019 6:12 pm

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District


Dual Enrollment for high school students has existed under different names such as “Move On When Ready” and “Accel” for a number of years.  High school students have always been able to enroll in colleges while still in high school but there were always impediments to full participation. One of the barriers was that school districts lost funding for Read More

Trail Life, American Heritage Troops to hold flag retirement ceremony

Posted by | November 6, 2019 6:08 pm

The United States Code stipulates, “When a U.S. flag is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, it should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”

Trail Life Troop 1842 and American Heritage Girl Troop 1842 invite the public to join them downtown on the square by the fountain for a respectful American flag retirement ceremony. This event will take place on Read More

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