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Swainsboro High School FBLA hosts region conference

The Swainsboro High School Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America hosted the 2019 Region 4 Leadership Conference at the school Tuesday, January 29. Nearly 400 FBLA high school and middle level members and advisors representing 30 schools from across the region competed at the conference.


UGA Extension to conduct ServSafe training course at EGSC

UGA Extension will conduct a ServSafe manager training course on March 20 and March 21 at the Sudie Fulford Community Learning Center at East Georgia State College in Swainsboro. The registration fee is $140 with a deadline of Tuesday, February 19.


Sheriff: Georgia firefighter stole from burning home

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Deputies in Coweta County have arrested a firefighter after they say he went into a burning house to steal from the homeowner. According to the Coweta County deputy's report, fire crews were called to a home on Cannon Road in Sharpsburg, Georgia the night of Jan.


WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Flash flood watch issued for metro Atlanta

» For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page. A flood watch for northwest Georgia was replaced with a flash flood watch at noon, and it now includes all of metro Atlanta.


Georgia food stamp recipients will get March benefits in two parts

The 1.6 million Georgia residents who receive food stamps will get their benefits in two parts next month. Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services announced the change to the normal timing of food stamp distribution as a way to make sure recipients won’t have to wait too long between gett


SPD cite two for driving under the influence

Cedric Bernard Smith, 29 of Swainsboro, was arrested February 1 at 7:24 p.m. Thomas Lee King Jr., 19 of Soperton, was arrested February 2 at 11:36 p.m. By submitting a comment you grant Emanuel County Live a perpetual license to reproduce your words and name/web site in attribution. Inappropriate an


Authorities seize 140 pounds of marijuana in south Georgia

VALDOSTA, Ga. - A man is accused of transporting 140 pounds of marijuana when he was pulled over last week in south Georgia, the Valdosta Daily Times reported. Armondo Padron-Ramirez is charged with felony trafficking, Lowndes County Sheriff Ashley Paulk told the newspaper.


10U all-stars coming to Swainsboro for district tournament

Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department will host the 2019 GRPA District 1 Class B 10U Boys Basketball Tournament February 15-19 at the Connie Kight Recreation Center Gym. The 10-team tournament will feature all-star teams from Rincon, Dublin-Laurens, Statesboro-Bulloch, Effingham County, Vi


Georgia Senate committee approves Gov. Kemp's Medicaid waiver proposal

ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A proposal to allow Gov. Brian Kemp to pursue Medicaid waivers from the federal government was approved by a Georgia Senate committee Tuesday. The Senate Health & Human Services Committee voted 9-4 to approve a bill authorizing Kemp's office to pursue the waivers after lawm


Teen arrested following mass shooting threat against South Georgia preschool

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WCTV) - Investigators say a 16-year-old student at Colquitt County High School has been arrested after he threatened to carry out a shooting spree at an unidentified preschool.


Trees down, roads closed, thousands without power across Georgia

PICKENS COUNTY, Ga. - Rain and storms caused major problems across parts of north Georgia Tuesday – and the issues are continuing Wednesday morning. Strong winds caused trees to come down, bringing power lines with them. There are more than 5,300 Georgia Power customers without power as of 6 a.m. We


Founder of international church to headline Fresh Fire Conference in Swainsboro

New Hope World Outreach, Inc. of 211 Lee Street in Swainsboro cordially invites the public to come and take part in its Fresh Fire Conference. Scheduled for February 11 and February 12 at 7 p.m. nightly, the guest revivalist will be Apostle Dr. Debra A. Allen, founder and senior pastor of New Hope W


Warning: Testing of alert system

As a precautionary measure, the Swainsboro Fire Department has announced it will be testing its alert system between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. today. By submitting a comment you grant Emanuel County Live a perpetual license to reproduce your words and name/web site in attribution. Inappropriate and irrel


Lawmaker seek tax break for Georgia songwriters

ATLANTA — Georgia lawmakers are pitching a tax break for songwriters, in an effort to jump start the state’s music industry. Some officials think it’s a natural fit with the state’s thriving moviemaking industry.


Movie Company in Georgia Cited by U.S. Dept of Labor for

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Eye Productions Inc. for failing to protect employees from hazards while filming a television show in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. Proposed penalties total $9,472.


UPDATE | Georgia Power on scene of Augusta house fire, no one injured

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Traffic has slowed down and Georgia Power is on the scene after a fire broke out at a home in Augusta early Wednesday morning. Dispatch tells News 12 it broke out around 4:48 a.m. on the 1600 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard. The fire was confined to the front door a


Georgia Authorities Nearing End Of Investigation In Case Of Woman Who Died While Attending Overnight Party

Tamla Horsford was found dead on Nov. 4, 2018, while attending an overnight party, raising questions and accusations of foul play online. Tamla Horsford was found dead in the backyard area of a home in north Forsyth, Georgia on Nov. 4, 2018, and since then her death has sparked questions online, lea


Swainsboro Tigers move on to state playoffs

The Swainsboro Lady Tigers will be playing in the first round of the state playoffs later this week as they travel to East Laurens to take on the No. 2 seed from Region 3-AA on Friday night. The Tigers will be the No. 3 seed from Region 2-AA, having lost to Woodville-Tompkins last Friday before taki


Could Georgia End Up With Its Own Blackface Scandal?

In 1832, playwright and peformer Thomas Dartmouth Rice used theatrical make-up to create a supposedly black character. The character's name was Jim Crow. That name later came to represent a system of extra-judicial terror and racial segregation laws that ended in 1965, but the recent political crisi


Man sentenced for 1987 murder, conviction affirmed by Supreme Court of Georgia

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – According to a news release from Houston District Attorney George Hartwig, Willie Winters’ 2016 murder conviction was unanimously affirmed by the Supreme Court of Georgia.