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Judge to decide whether to grant insanity plea after fatal Taco Bell crash in Swainsboro
EMANUEL COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - There’s been a turn in the case against a teenager accused of driving into a crowded restaurant last fall in Swainsboro. Prosecutors joined the defense in asking the defendant to be ruled insane.
SAR workshop held in Swainsboro
In response to a request from Sonny Pittman, vice president of the East Region of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), the Wiregrass Chapter hosted a registrar workshop Saturday, December 1, from 9:30 a.m. until noon inside New China Restaurant’s conference room.
Police seek to ID suspect accused of using stolen card at Savannah hospital
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) - Police are working to identify a man accused of using a stolen credit card at St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital. According to the Chatham County Police Department, the card was stolen at another location several days before being used at the hospital on Nov. 4.
Guido lights to shine this Friday night
Some pass down beloved ornaments and heirloom decorations to perpetuate the spirit of Christmas to the next generation. When Mary Guido inherited the family Christmas treasures, she was entrusted with more than 2 million lights and somewhere between 50 and 60 larger-than-life displays.
Minor injuries in Highway 23 North crash
The driver of a white Toyota Corolla received minor injuries when she struck the rear of a truck. She was protected by her seatbelt as well as the air bags. The crash occurred on Friday, November 30, on Highway 23 North in Garfield. Emanuel County EMS and Emanuel County sheriff’s deputies responded,
Swainsboro Christmas Parade this Thursday
Swainsboro will officially swing into the holiday season as the annual Christmas parade rolls through town this Thursday, December 6. The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. in downtown Swainsboro, starting south of Harvey’s Supermarket on South Main Street, flowing north to West Pine Street, and then en
Swainsboro tax practitioner completes rigorous National Tax Practice Institute
Tina Hall, EA, has earned the prestigious Fellow designation from the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA) for completing the three levels of the National Tax Practice Institute (NTPI). This achievement demonstrates Tina Hall, EA’s dedication to protecting taxpayer rights and attests to he
City of Metter upgrading Welcome Center
METTER, GA (WTOC) - If you travel anywhere between Savannah and Macon, you’ve likely stopped in Metter once or twice. City leaders hope what they’re doing with their Welcome Center will give you a chance to stop and learn more about their town.
Georgia: 6 UGA Annual Ag Forecast Meetings, Jan. 22-Feb. 1
Sam Pardue, dean of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), will serve as the keynote speaker at the upcoming Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series set for Jan. 22 through Feb. 1. The annual meetings allow UGA agricultural economists to address Georgia’s far
LOCAL SPORTS: Georgia Southern finishes strong to beat Mercer 89-74
MACON — Ike Smith was 5 of 9 from long range to total 24 points and Isaiah Crawley added 19 to go with 10 rebounds as Georgia Southern took control late for its sixth win, beating Mercer 89-74 on Saturday.
East Georgia Health Care Update Presented at Rotary
The Rotary Club of Swainsboro held its December 3, 2018 meeting at Catered Creations in Swainsboro. Ken Warnock provided the invocation and Gail Ware led the pledge, and Rotary Four-Way Test.
TONIGHT: Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a special First Friday at the Morgan House
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Stillmore Holiday Market slated for this weekend
The Emanuel County Farmers & Artisans Market will host a special holiday market on Saturday, December 8, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Stillmore City Park. “Among the many items for sale at this market will be local honey, baked goods, hand-sewn goods, handmade wooden crafts, lotions, soaps, and arti
Small plane lands in Candler County cotton field
CANDLER CO., GA (WTOC) - The Candler County Sheriff’s Office is working an off-airport landing off Portal Highway. Luckily, the pilot is not injured. However, the sheriff’s office is asking everyone to avoid the area at this time.
Twin City reschedules parade for this weekend
Due to inclement weather, Twin City’s Christmas parade has been rescheduled to Friday, December 7, at 6 p.m. Hosted by Twin City Volunteer Fire Department, all proceeds collected from this event will go toward parade necessities and assisting with the purchase of fire safety equipment worn by the ci
Georgia Tech hires Temple's Geoff Collins to replace Johnson
ATLANTA (AP) - Collins, a Conyers, Georgia native, is a former Florida and Mississippi State defensive coordinator who was 15-10 in two seasons at Temple. Georgia Tech announced the hire on Friday and planned a news conference for later in the day.
A Guatemalan Mother Could Lose Her Daughter, Because She’s an American
Her heart in tatters, the 38-year-old Guatemalan woman was sent back to the Georgia detention center without her daughter, Yeisvi, 11. “The others got their children back,” she said, “I was left with my despair.” She hasn’t seen her daughter since they were separated in May, but they talk on the pho
Dr. Howell to speak at EGSC Fall Commencement Ceremony
East Georgia State College will hold their Fall Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the Gymnasium on the Swainsboro campus. Speaker for the event will be Dr. Jeff Howell, while the Alumni speaker will be Matt Donaldson and the student representative will be Rebecca Maso
East Georgia State College named most affordable online college for nursing
SWAINSBORO, GA (WTOC) - East Georgia State College in Swainsboro has been named the 2019 most affordable online college for nursing degrees in the nation. Every year, OnlineU publishes a list of the most affordable colleges across the nation, providing unbiased rankings based on affordability, acces
Oak Park to celebrate holiday season with parade this weekend
The community of Oak Park invites the public to its Christmas parade on Saturday, December 8. Line-up will begin at 4 p.m., and the parade itself will commence an hour later at 5.