Monthly Archives: August 2017

Family Connection holds meeting

Posted on August 31, 2017 3:03 pm by Halei Lamb

On Thursday, August 17, the Emanuel County Family Connection collaborative held its first meeting of the new year at the EGSC Sudie Fulford Center. With 22 members in attendance, projects and plans focused on reducing childhood obesity and improving literacy rate were discussed. One recent project of Emanuel County Family Connection was supplying more than 50 free books to the “mini libraries” located in Twin City. In an effort to … Read More


Blast from the past

Posted on August 31, 2017 3:03 pm by Halei Lamb

Check out this “blast from the past,” courtesy of Barbara Jones. This clipping was passed down by her late grandmother mentioned in the article, Pinkie Durden. The article is believed to have been printed in an 1890 edition of either of Emanuel County’s two most prominent newspapers at the time, The Swainsboro Herald or The Pine Forest. (The Blade as we know it today wasn’t born until 1903.) To be … Read More


Forestry unit, Smokey the Bear visits TCE

Posted on August 31, 2017 3:03 pm by Halei Lamb

Twin City Elementary’s (TCE) second grade students recently read a story about fighting forest fires. Following the completion of this book, students were visited by the Georgia Forestry Commission’s Emanuel County unit. Visitors from the unit included Bubba Bird, Brandon Beasley, Carson Jones, and Doug “Smokey” Claxton. After visiting with the students and talking about forest fires and the importance of…

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Great Dane delivers pizza to summer readers

Posted on August 31, 2017 3:03 pm by Halei Lamb

Franklin Memorial Library wrapped up the 2017 Children’s Summer Reading Program with a pizza party on Tuesday, July 18. Participants were treated to Domino’s pizza and lemonade. Pizza was provided by Great Dane of Statesboro, being personally delivered by employee Steven Vinson. What a delightful way to end this year’s rewarding Reading Program!

This year’s Summer Reading Program was made possible through donations from Emanuel County Family Connection, Mill Creek … Read More


Oakie Willis Moore, 91

Posted on August 31, 2017 3:03 pm by Halei Lamb

   Funeral services for Oakie Willis Moore, 91, of Swainsboro were held Monday, August 28, 2017 in the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home with Reverend Allen Meeks and Reverend Paul Leigh officiating. Interment followed in the Swainsboro City Cemetery. She died Friday morning, Aug. 25, 2017, at Emanuel County Nursing Home. Mrs. Oakie Willis Moore was a native and lifelong resident of Emanuel County. She was the daughter of the late … Read More


Mary Edmond Murphy, 72

Posted on August 31, 2017 3:03 pm by Halei Lamb

   Funeral services for Mary Edmond Murphy, 72, were held Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at Trinity Baptist Church in Swainsboro with Elder D.G. Mosley II presiding. Interment followed at the Swainsboro City Cemetery. She died August 23, 2017. Mrs. Mary Edmond Murphy was born February 6, 1945, in Brunswick to the late John Edmond and Fannie Mae Clark. She later moved to Swainsboro, where she spent most of her life. Murphy … Read More


Anna Ruth Tiller, 66

Posted on August 31, 2017 3:03 pm by Halei Lamb

Funeral services for Anna Ruth Tiller, 66, of Morganton, N.C., were held recently. She passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at her home. Mrs. Anna Ruth Tiller was born May 29, 1951 in Morganton, N.C., to the late James W. Tiller Sr. and Ruth H. Tiller. Her childhood was spent in Swainsboro. Later, she became a long-time resident of Longboat Key, Fla. She moved to Blue Ridge in 2014. In … Read More


Shirley Ely, 81

Posted on August 31, 2017 3:03 pm by Halei Lamb

   Funeral services for Shirley Ely, 81, of Dellwood will be held in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2017, with Reverend Morris Brantley and Reverend Arthur Conley officiating. Interment will follow in the Eastbrook Cemetery & Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 1 – 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at Chapman Funeral Home. She passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017, at … Read More


Franklyn Alexander Barnes Sr., 41

Posted on August 31, 2017 3:03 pm by Halei Lamb

   Funeral services for Franklyn Alexander Barnes Sr., 41, were held Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at 3 p.m. at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Swainsboro with Rev. Dr. Alfred Cason presiding. He departed this life August 14, 2017, after an extended illness. Mr. Franklyn Alexander Barnes Sr. was born April 26, 1976, to Gloria Miller Wadley and the late Arcelious Wadley. He attended public schools in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was … Read More


Joyce Smith Lumpkin, 69

Posted on August 31, 2017 3:03 pm by Halei Lamb

   Funeral services for Joyce Smith Lumpkin, 69, of Adrian were held Tuesday, August 29, 2017 in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home at 3 p.m. with Reverend Burt Flanders, Reverend Ricky Downs, and Reverend Jack Stafford officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church cemetery. She passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Joyce Smith Lumpkin was born February 8, 1948 … Read More


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