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Mysterious social media account hides prizes across Swainsboro

Wednesday, August 15, 2018SWAINSBORO, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A mysterious Facebook account has been hiding prizes all across the city of Swainsboro.It is called theMystery Man in Swainsboro.The account was set up earlier this month and began hiding cash for followers to find.The person(s) responsible fo


Bishop takes checkered at Swainsboro Raceway!

Nearly 100 cars rolled into Swainsboro Raceway for Saturday night racing action with the Zaxby’s Crate Late Model Division paying $2,000. Racing action began with the Southland Insurance 602 Late Model division. After hot lap qualifying and heat races, Terry Lumley and Austin Scarboro both picked up


Police investigate death of local man

According to Police Chief James Godfrey, on August 6 at approximately 11:05 a.m., Baxley Police Officers responded to Vidal’s Mobile Home Park, Lot 14, in reference to a person not breathing and not responding. On arrival officers met with some friends who had come by to check on the resident and up


City, county, BOE back stadium-centered TAD

Three local governing boards unanimously approved the Old Register TAD last week to fund road construction and other infrastructure projects required for the planned Tormenta FC soccer stadium and surrounding commercial development, including foremost a grocery store.In fact, the intergovernmental a


Lawsuit raises fresh questions over safety of prison workers

In a series of stories last year, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution detailed how security lapses at Augusta State Medical Prison, the state's chief correctional medical facility, led several nurses to quit citing safety fears.


Local organizations gather to assist with medication expenses

Rotarians and MAP International, a Christian non-profit which distributes medicine to needy nations worldwide, are starting a 3-year pilot project with Mercy Ministries’ clinic in Lyons, which serves more than 500 people in Toombs and surrounding counties.


‘South Campus’ streets under construction

Traveling south on Lanier Drive beyond Veterans Memorial Parkway, curious drivers notice a new, well-appointed, two-lane divided street to the right across from The Islands housing development entrance at Aruba Avenue.What some local officials call the Aruba extension has been paved through a rounda

STATESBORO HERALD - 2018-08-18 20:08:00

The Long History Of Water Woes – By Tommy Purser

That quote from Edmund Burke has been on my mind a lot over the last decade or so. Because, after 45 years of chronicling the happenings in Jeff Davis County, I see the mistakes of history repeated over and over.


Week ends well for Lady Tigers

In the first inning, Metter got their offense started when Madi Spivey grounded out, scoring one run, but was unable to keep the momentum going.


3rd Greek Row Prayer Walk set for Wednesday evening

As college students settle in to Statesboro, either for the first time or as a returning student, filling their calendars with study groups and social life activities, a large number will gather on Georgia Southern University’s Greek Row to pray for the community and fellow students in Statesboro an

STATESBORO HERALD - 2018-08-18 20:11:00

Chamber of commerce, development authority slates annual golf tournament

On Friday, September 21, the Swainsboro-Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce and the Joint Development Authority (JDA) will host its 26th Annual Industry Appreciation Golf Classic at the Swainsboro Golf and County Club. Golfers will receive one lunch ticket for this event, and sponsors will receive tw


Starting senior year off right!

To kick off the inaugural Senior Day at Metter High School, students released balloons in memory of classmate Abby Hendrix who was killed in an auto accident on Jan. 18, 2017.


Rigdon speaks to Rotarians about identity theft

Cason DeVane welcomed all, and Tobe Karrh provided the invocation and led the pledge and Rotary Four-Way Test. DeVane reminded members about the Rotary district governor’s upcoming visit to Swainsboro on August 27, and he also reported Rotary board decisions to the group before turning the program o


Bulloch County's infamous 'Mull-Down' Battle of '37

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at places and events of interest in Bulloch County history.To most people, Bulloch County is not known as the site of one of Georgia's greatest culinary competitions. But in 1937, Statesboro's much-anticipated "Mull Down Battle," while at fir

STATESBORO HERALD - 2018-08-19 00:00:00

SHS softball of to a fast start

The Swainsboro Tigers softball team turned in an impressive opening week, winning three of their first four games, including two games in Harlem on Saturday to give this young squad a lot of positive energy and confidence to kick off their 2018 campaign.


Bulloch’s Night Out Against Crime

In the past, the annual “Bulloch County’s Night Out Against Crime” has been a popular family event, but organizers hope this year the crowd will be even bigger.Local businesses, church groups, civic clubs and others are encouraged to be a part of the fun, hosted by members of the Bulloch County Sher


Young Eagles Fall On Opening Night - Georgia Southern University

STATESBORO, Ga. –After a 45 minute lightning delay, the Georgia Southern women's soccer team began their 2018 campaign in Fort Myers, Florida. The Eagles faced off against eight-straight ASUN champions, Florida Gulf Coast, for just the second time in program history. The Blue and White were searchin


Gray speaks to Rotarians about tax appraisal

Rotarian Guy Singletary, county administrator, was in charge of the program and introduced Daryl Gray, chief appraiser of the Emanuel County Tax Assessor’s Office.


Councilman Stafford facing criticism for alleged racial slur

Friday, Aug. 17, 2018News 12 @ 6 O'clock / NBC 26 at 7SWAINSBORO, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- "If I said it, there were no intentions to be that way or mean that way, you know? Or be took that way," said Johnny Stafford, Swainsboro City Councilman.Dark clouds hanging over Swainsboro City Councilman Johnny St


‘We stand for the flag’: T-shirt for HS cheerleaders’ team called ‘politically divisive’—even racist

The cheerleading team at Dodge County High School in Eastman, Georgia, just had a T-shirt created to raise money for their club.