Miss McElroy to wed Mr. Jones this fall

Posted on September 19, 2018 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

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   Mr. and Mrs. Scott McElroy of Swainsboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Lindsay Nicole McElroy, to Mr. Christian Blake Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Jones Jr. and Ms. Mollie Scott of Swainsboro.

   The bride-elect graduated from Swainsboro High School in 2013 and Georgia Southern University in 2017. She is employed as a teacher at Toombs County Middle School. Her grandparents are Barbara Nunley Read More


SPD Report 9-19

Posted on September 19, 2018 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

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   Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

   September 10

   Officer was dispatched to 323 Poplar Street in reference to damage property.

   Officer was dispatched to 504 King Circle Drive in reference to disorderly conduct.

   Complainant reported a hit-and-run.

   September 11

   Officer was dispatched to 501 South Main Street in reference to criminal trespassing.

   Complainant reported theft by taking.

   Officers are dispatched to the area of 331 West Main Street Read More


Notes from the Senate

Posted on September 19, 2018 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

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by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District
   AUGUST IS A SPECTACULAR MONTH FOR REVENUES

   Led by the top two categories’ strong performance, August state revenues turned in a very strong month growing 7.0% on total revenues of $1.803 billion. The total gain over a year ago for the month was $117.4 million. This puts the state some $90 million ahead of budget for the two months of the FY 2019 budget.Read More


Jail List 9-19

Posted on September 19, 2018 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

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      The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Tyson Stephens, on warrants obtained by one of several local law enforcement agencies, designated by each name: Drug Task Force (DTF); Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI); Georgia Department of Pardons and Parole (GAPP); Georgia State Patrol (GSP); Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO); Swainsboro Police Dept. (SPD); Stillmore Police Dept. (SMPD); Twin City Police Department (TCPD); Read More


GSP reports four DUIs

Posted on September 19, 2018 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

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   The following is a list of all DUI citations released from files of the Georgia State Patrol Post 19 for Emanuel County this week:

   Shaquille Oneal Cowart, 25 of Swainsboro, was arrested September 12 at 11:01 p.m.
   Joseph Hunter Vanryswyk, 19 of Midville, was arrested September 15 at 11:19 p.m.
   Walter Lee Morris, 39 of Swainsboro, was arrested September 15 at 12:14 a.m.
   Francisco Escobar, 54 of Norcross, was arrested



Career drug dealer sentenced to 140 months in prison: Trafficker distributed cocaine, crack in Richmond and Emanuel counties

Posted on September 19, 2018 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

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   A Swainsboro, Ga., man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison for his role in a drug trafficking operation that distributed cocaine and crack cocaine in Emanuel and Richmond counties.

Tony Lanard Williams, 43, received the sentence of 140 months in federal prison from United States District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood. The leader of a drug trafficking organization that involved numerous other individuals, Williams was subject Read More


Lane selected to represent Georgia as NAA Ambassador

Posted on September 19, 2018 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

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   Local auctioneer Rusty Lane of South Auction and Realty recently was appointed by the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) to be an NAA Ambassador for the state of Georgia.
   The NAA Ambassador program was started to enhance communication between state auctioneer associations and the National Auctioneers Association. Ambassadors will provide insight and guidance to the NAA Membership Department in order to enhance the NAA membership experience. They also act as liaisons
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Commissioners approve fire fee resolution

Posted on September 19, 2018 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

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by WHITLEY CLIFTON

   The Board of Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, September 14. With several items on the agenda, the board opened the floor for public comments from Dianna Weddingcamp.

   Weddingcamp addressed the rising issue of sludge concerns. Working with a United Sludge Alliance, she presented concerns of sludge applications on farmlands and its affects on nearby areas. She requested that a specialized attorney Read More


Claxton family welcomes home baby girl

Posted on September 19, 2018 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

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   Proud parents BJ and Lindsay Claxton are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Louise Claxon. Born July 30, 2018 at 5:57 p.m. at University Hospital of Augusta, she weighed 6 lb. 10 oz. and was 20” long.

   Ava Louise is the granddaughter of Ken and Sharon Tomlinson and Bobby and Melissa Claxton. She was welcomed home by her big brother, Ellis.


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