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Sherman’s March campsite marker unveiled and dedicated

The second of Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails, Inc. (GCWHT) markers to be installed in Emanuel County was unveiled and dedicated on Friday, November 30, at Noah’s Ark Church along Old Savannah Road. The unpaved portion of the road is considered one of the best preserved of the routes used by union


Brinson speaks to Kiwanis Club

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held one of its weekly meetings Tuesday, December 18, at 7 p.m. at Catered Creations. Twenty-two members were joined by three guests: Mayor Charles Schwabe, Clerk of Superior Court Kristin Hall, and Downtown Development Authority Director Lynn Brinson. President Cheryl


Voices United plans MLK Youth Breakfast

On Saturday, January 19, at 9:30 a.m., Voices United will host its 10th annual Martin Luther King Youth Breakfast. Taking place at Swainsboro’s community house, the guest speaker for the evening will be Minister Damien Thrower. Also to be featured are Swainsboro Middle School’s step team, Mount Mori


Grand jury returns 13 true bills

The October 2018 term of the Emanuel County Grand Jury reconvened Tuesday, December 4, 2018 with The Honorable Kathy Palmer presiding. The minutes and indictments of the grand jury were opened and read at 10:03 a.m. on December 5, 2018 in Emanuel County’s open court.The district attorney’s office pr


GBI gives update on murder charges

On January 4 the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) issued a press release that details charges that have been filed against six individuals involved with the murder of Dennis Bryant on Sunday, December 30 at the Key West Inn in Baxley.


Lease Agreement Signed Without Council Approval

At Saturday’s called city council meeting, the agreement between the Greene County medical services provider and the Hazlehurst City Council was repeatedly referred to as a “verbal agreement” and a “handshake agreement.” — And Mayor Bayne Stone said several times that there was no contract signed to


Two burglary suspects arrested – Tracked by Evans County K9

Two suspects, Anthony Dale Lott, 20, of Claxton and Antonio Alampi, 23, of Glennville, are facing felony charges after being arrested Sunday. Lott was charged with burglary and possession of sawed off shotgun/rifle and Alampi was charged with burglary.


Lady Tigers lose to Toombs

On Friday the Metter Lady Tigers traveled to Lyons to take on the Toombs County Bulldogs. In a slow start, the local Ladies were down 18-9 at the end of the 1st quarter. By halftime, Metter scrapped and fought for rebounds and were down 23-16.


Council Backs Out of “Handshake” Agreement

While only one item was on the agenda for last Saturday’s called meeting of the Hazlehurst City Council, the time it took to discuss it clocked in at nearly two hours. The council met to talk about last-minute lease options on the former medical office of Dr. Sidney P. Johnson, a building the city r


Lady Tigers defeat Claxton, Millen over holiday break

Over the course of the winter break, most students enjoy waking up late or spending time with family and friends. The Lady Tigers, however, were busy playing basketball and bringing home two big wins.


Nagel to be inducted in Hall of Fame

Ask anyone in Metter about Monty Nagel and they will immediately begin talking baseball. Monty Nagel, a 32-year coaching veteran, is no stranger to high school baseball. Nagel retired last season from Metter High School where he not only enjoyed coaching the game but influencing the lives of many yo


PTO meeting, Family Math and Science Night to be held at SPS

Swainsboro Primary School invites all parents and stakeholders to attend its annual PTO meeting and Family Math and Science Night on Thursday, January 17. There will be an open house session beginning at 5:30 p.m. for parents to visit the teachers of their students prior to the PTO meeting, which wi


Matrix Cabinets Baxley’s Own Success Story

Just over ten years ago David Douglas purchased Matrix Cabinets from then owner Bob Wiggins. This little business located on City Circle Road employed five people. Now, Matrix Cabinets has blossomed into a 235,000 square foot facility with over 50 full-time employees and independent contractors! The


JV Tigers win over Claxton

The Metter JV Tigers came out firing on all cylinders in their recent game against Claxton High School. The JV Tigers took a 26 to 6 lead after the first quarter. Justin Walker and Devin Smith got hot from the field, combining for 18 of Metter’s 26 points.


More than 100 German Shepherds rescued over the weekend in need of homes

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ga. - Animal rescue groups across Georgia are caring for hundreds of German Shepherds saved over the weekend. Investigators found around 450 dogs at two different properties owned by the same woman.


MLK Grand Marshal and Parade Marshal named

The 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. parade in Claxton is set for Monday, January 21, at 3 p.m. The Grand Marshal for this year’s events is Reverend Vivian Welch Byrd and the Parade Marshal is Irene Young Burney.


Evans County has new K9

Meet Daxx, newest member of the Evans County Sheriff’s Office. “I made the decision in mid-2018 to try to get a K9 for the department,” said Evans County Sheriff Randall Tippins.


Briana Hayes crowned Miss University of Georgia 2019

Briana Hayes, a second-year health promotion student from Baxley, was crowned Miss University of Georgia 2019 at the annual scholarship competition held Jan. 12 in the UGA Fine Arts Auditorium. A 2017 graduate of Appling County High School, she is the daughter of James and Danita Hayes.


Animal rescue groups throughout the Southeast come to the aid of the dogs in Candler County

CANDLER COUNTY, Ga., (WSAV)- One hundred and sixty-seven dogs were found on the property of a suspected puppy mill owned by Angela Powell in Candler County. The dogs have been rescued by different animal groups throughout the Southeast, with one being the Atlanta Humane Society.


Tigers boast five-game win streak

The Metter Tigers, who played five games over the course of the winter break, now boast a five-game winning streak and an 11-3 overall record. The Tigers are also 4-1 in region play.