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Swainsboro defense shuts down Bryan County
by TROUP BRINSONThe Swainsboro Tigers claimed their third consecutive shutout last Friday night by completely dismantling the Bryan County Redskins 41-0. Bryan County was able to muster only 41 yards against the swarming Tigers and crossed midfield just once on the night.Kade Youmans had another big
2018 ECI homecoming queen crowned
On Friday, October 5, Jenna Hinson was crowned Emanuel County Institute’s (ECI) homecoming queen during the halftime show of the varsity football game. Members of the senior homecoming court were Miranda Wilkerson, Caroline Kraus, Rose Baker, Jade Hughes and Jamyra Brown.
Police looking for this man
Investigators say William Jermaine Mason, 30, is wanted in a theft by deception case.
Georgia Southern students hold protest over racist comments
STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - A text message attributed to a Georgia Southern student over the summer continues to draw outcry. The text included a racial slur and they want the student disciplined.Students want the student accused of sending the message removed from the university swim team. That’s why t
Fagler home named Yard of the Month
The Seedling Garden Club proudly announces that the home of Mitchell and Stephanie Fagler represents Emanuel County as October 2018’s Yard of the Month. The Faglers work hard to keep their yard, located at 705 Golf Drive in Swainsboro, immaculate. It is a reflection of the pride they take in helping
Black Senior Citizens Told To Get Off The Bus Taking Them To Vote
A group of black senior citizens weren’t allowed to take a bus to their polling stationDozens of black senior citizens set out to vote in Louisville, Georgia this week. The mood was joyous as they gathered together, with lots of grooving, clapping, and chanting: “black votes matter.” Then, just as t
Norristown crash results in a death
On Thursday evening, October 11, shortly after 6 p.m., 911 operators began receiving numerous reports of a serious crash at the intersection of Highway 80 West and Highway 221.
How Stacey Abrams has gotten within one point of Georgia governor’s mansion
Stacey Abrams, former Georgia house minority leader and a self-described “nerd,” is on a mission to capture the governor’s mansion. With 1 point separating her and her opponent, Ms. Abrams could become the first black woman in America to lead a state. “Leadership is combining vision with good govern
Emanuel County Schools one of 84 districts to be recognized for farm to school innovation
The Golden Radish Award publicly recognizes Georgia school districts for best practices in farm to school programs, such as local food procurement, exposing students to new foods through taste tests and incorporating cooking, and gardening activities in curriculum.
UPDATE | DeGhelder person of interest indicted on charges unrelated to case
Thursday, October 18, 2018COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Court records show a person of interest in the Andrya DeGhelder murder investigation has been indicted on multiple charges unrelated to the case.According to court documents, Christopher Gibson has been indicted on one entering an automob
Local party leader fires back claiming Jefferson County voter suppression
Chairwoman Diane Evans was brought her to tears during her NewsChannel 6 interview. She claims she and Black Voters Matter never made plans to take seniors at the Jefferson County Leisure Center to vote. Instead, she fired back at county leaders saying they, in fact, denied seniors the right to vo
Georgia Mayor Compares 'Black Voters Matter' To Suicide Cult In The Wake Of Bus Controversy
A mayor in Jefferson County, Georgia, whereofficials ordered dozens of black elderly voters off a busheaded for the polls earlier this week, posted an apparently racist message on the Facebook page of Black Voters Matter.
Swainsboro dominant against Bacon County
“Kade has been playing at a high level since game one, but he’s getting better every week,” said head coach Scott Roberts. “He is the best I’ve ever coached throwing the football and managing the game as a junior.”
Statesboro PD looking for suspect after robbery at hotel on S. Main Street
STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Statesboro Police are investigating an off-campus armed robbery that took place shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday.Georgia Southern University posted to Facebook, saying it happened at The Baymont Inn on S. Main Street.A suspect has not been arrested. A description was also not
A day chock full of activities at Swainsboro Middle
For starters, administration, staff, and students observed Back the Blue Day. Students and teachers dressed in blue attire, and members of local law enforcement agencies were invited to eat lunch with the students. Officers with Swainsboro Police Department, deputies with the Emanuel County Sheriff’
ECI FBLA installs new officers, inducts new members
On Thursday, September 27, Emanuel County Institute’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter held its annual new member induction and officer installation ceremony.
Hernandez is DAR recipient for Swainsboro High
Swainsboro High School (SHS) recently named Esmeralda Hernandez its DAR Good Citizen for the Class of 2019.Sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Good Citizen Award was created in 1934 to recognize and reward individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leader
Single by local artist to air on MTV
Emanuel County native Tony Brown is excited to announce the airing of his approved single “Lightbulb” by Proper Einstein, Brown’s stage name, on Friday, October 19, between 4 and 5 p.m. on MTV.
Garrett named Kiwanian of the Year
The newest Kiwanian of the Year recipient is Travis Garrett, who has been, according to the local Kiwanis Club, an “outstanding Kiwanian for many years,” 10 of which he has served as treasurer. He attends all weekly meetings as…
DEA picks up fourth win in a row
Despite Hurricane Michael, David Emanuel Academy’s varsity football team suited up and hit the field Friday night, taking on Nathanael Greene Academy in Stillmore after volunteers righted the facility for play.