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SHS Tigers prep for showdown with Jeff Davis

Posted by | January 23, 2020 4:58 pm


The Swainsboro Tigers (19–2) continue to roll with three more wins during the week as their focus shifts to Friday’s home matchup with Jeff Davis. A win against the Yellow Jackets would move the Tigers into the region’s top spot heading into the region playoffs. MaxPreps has Swainsboro ranked as the No. 1 team in Class AA while having Jeff Davis (16–5) ranked No. 8.

Swainsboro started Read More

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | January 23, 2020 4:58 pm

by SEN. JACK HILL, 4th District


The Senate passed, by a vote of 40-9, the Conference Committee Report on HB276. This bill extends the collection of sales taxes on internet sales through third parties.

Dubbed “The Marketplace Facilitator Bill”, it extends the responsibilities for collecting, reporting, and paying to the state sales taxes for third parties by entities like Amazon, Google and others. These taxes are Read More

Savvy Senior: Why the risk of heart attack rises in winter

Posted by | January 23, 2020 4:57 pm

Dear Savvy Senior,

I’ve read that people with heart problems need to be extra careful during the winter months because heart attacks are much more common. Why is this?

Cautions Senior

Dear Cautious,

Everyone knows winter is cold and flu season, but many don’t know that it’s also the prime season for heart attacks too, especially if you already have heart disease or have suffered a previous heart attack. Here’s Read More

Opal Fails, 71

Posted by | January 23, 2020 4:53 pm

Funeral services for Opal Fails, 71 of Swainsboro, were held Friday, January 17, 2020 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Pastor Chad Kennison and Pastor Cameron Kennison officiating. Entombment followed at Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum. The family received friends Friday, January 17, 2020 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home. She passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at University Hospital of Augusta following Read More

Norma Lee Greenway Hooks, 100

Posted by | January 23, 2020 4:52 pm

Mrs. Norma Lee Greenway Hooks, 100, died Thursday evening, January 16, 2020 at Emanuel County Nursing Home.

Mrs. Hooks was born in Emanuel County, daughter of the late Frank Thomas Greenway and Hattie Joyner Greenway. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Lorinza Hooks. Mrs. Hooks had worked as an inspector for Creston and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Funeral services for Mrs. Norma Read More

In case you missed it… Miss Jackson, Mr. Shafer plan spring wedding

Posted by | January 23, 2020 4:51 pm

Alton and Jodi Reynolds and Mitch Jackson of Swainsboro are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Maegan Nicole Jackson, to Mr. Cody James Shafer. He is the son of Bart and Gayle Shafer of Warrenville, South Carolina.

The bride-elect is a 2010 graduate of Swainsboro High School. She continued her education at East Georgia College, graduating with an associate degree. She then pursued and Read More

Three vehicle collision injures one person

Posted by | January 23, 2020 4:50 pm


As a result of a crash involving three vehicles at the intersection of West Main and South Racetrack Streets, the female operator of a sedan was transported to Emanuel Medical Center by EMS.

The collision on Wednesday afternoon, January 15, involved a Chevrolet 2500 pick-up truck and a Buick LeSabre sedan, and the force of the crash pushing the Buick into a stopped Ram 1500 Read More

One injured in two tractor-trailer crash

Posted by | January 23, 2020 4:49 pm


The collision of two tractor-trailers on I-16 resulted in one driver being transported to a trauma center in Savannah by Emanuel County EMS. The crash caused the westbound lanes of the interstate being shut down during the early hours of Wednesday, January 16.

The crash occurred when a 10-wheel tractor towing a dump trailer struck the rear of a container trailer stopped in the right-hand Read More

Emanuel native graduates from ABAC

Posted by | January 23, 2020 4:43 pm

A total of 270 students completed the requirements for graduation from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College at the end of Fall 2019 semester. 

Matthew Bowen of Garfield was one of those 270 students. He received his Associate of Science degree during the fall commencement ceremony on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 10 a.m. in ABAC’s Howard Auditorium.

Kiwanians hear from Roberts about decorating White House for Christmas

Posted by | January 23, 2020 4:42 pm

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held one of its weekly meetings Tuesday, January 14, at Catered Creations at 7 p.m. with President Petite Garrett presiding.

Twenty-one members were joined by five guests: EGSC Circle K’ers Anita Cerpovicz, Jennifer Castro, Sara Bell, and Cynthia Ruiz, as well as Jim Roberts, who was the guest speaker for the evening.

The program was hosted by Dess Smith III, who introduced Roberts, owner and Read More

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