A eulogy for three extraordinary wise men

Posted by | July 11, 2019 5:30 pm

editorial column by DICK YARBROUGH

I called them the Three Wise Men. They came not bearing gifts of gold, myrrh and frankincense. They brought service, dedication and integrity. And as with all wise men, they lived their example.

No exotic names like Gaspar, Melchior and Balthazar. Theirs were ordinary names: John. Roy. Raymond. But they were anything but ordinary. Although they were never to meet, they shared a common bond. Read More



Walter Wiles, 83

Posted by | July 11, 2019 4:30 pm

Mr. Walter David Wiles, 83, resident of Swainsboro, died Saturday evening at Emanuel Medical Center. Mr. Wiles was born February 18, 1936 in Branchville, South Carolina, son of the late Willie and Mattie  Coursey Wiles. Mr. Wiles was a welder and auto mechanic during his working years. He was a United States Air Force veteran and attended Dellwood Baptist Church.

Funeral services for Mr. Walter David Wiles were held Tuesday, Read More


VSU announces Spring 2019 graduates

Posted by | July 11, 2019 4:00 pm

Valdosta State University is proud to announce the members of its graduating Class of Spring 2019. This includes the following area residents:

Kaylee Brown of Twin City earned a Bachelor of Science in Education in Communication Disorders. Terrence Holman of Swainsboro earned a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership. Lana Chalkley of Vidalia earned the Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership, and Stephanie Stanley of Vidalia earned the Bachelor of Read More


Fourteen sentenced in Superior Court

Posted by | July 11, 2019 3:30 pm

During Emanuel County Superior Court’s April 2019 term, the following were sentenced:

Samuel Lamar Carlyle Jr. negotiated a plea of guilty (Alford) on one count sale of methamphetamine and one count sale of marijuana. He was sentenced to 30 years, 5 years of which are to be served in confinement and the remainder on probation. He also negotiated a plea of guilty (Alford) on one count simple assault (reduced). For Read More



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