National Law Enforcement Officer Day

Posted by | January 9, 2019 4:22 pm

Today, people celebrate National Law Enforcement Officer Day! These men and women of every rank and file have chosen this profession, putting their lives on the line every day for their communities. Answering the call to public service is demanding and tends to go unappreciated. Thus, leading to National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day being founded in 2015. So…. if you haven’t done so already, be sure to thank a law … Read More

Grand jury returns 13 true bills

Posted by | January 9, 2019 4:00 pm

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 presented 13 bills of indictment to the grand jury, and the grand jury returned true bills for all cases, which were as Read More

Eleven sentenced in Superior Court

Posted by | January 9, 2019 3:30 pm

During Emanuel County Superior Court’s October and December 2018 terms, the following individuals were sentenced:

Corey Bergeson negotiated a plea of…

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Practical nursing graduates honored with ceremony at Vidalia campus

Posted by | January 9, 2019 3:00 pm

The practical nursing program of Southeastern Technical College honored fall graduates at a pinning ceremony December 6 in Vidalia.

The graduates were Maeghan Carver from Jeff Davis County, Hillary Clark, Nayeli Montes, Bethany Luke, Ebony Sharpe, and Cassie Oglesby from Toombs County, Krista Davis from Tattnall County, Katie Futch from Evans County, Yessica Gomez from Appling County, Melinda Monroe from Candler County, Michelle Page from Treutlen County, Gwantina Ryals from Read More

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

Posted by | January 9, 2019 2:30 pm

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 will begin at 6. The first graders will present a special program as well.

Assistant Principal Dondrea L. Geter looks Read More

Four receive DUI citations from SPD

Posted by | January 9, 2019 2:00 pm

The following is a list of all DUI citations released from files of Swainsboro Police Department this week:

Ronald Earl Williams, 44, of Swainsboro was arrested December 21 at 10:04 p.m.

Alfonza Brown, 31, of Swainsboro was arrested December 26 at 3:13 a.m.

Tramenkia Resha Branch, 40, of Millen was arrested December 27 at 10 p.m.

Trayoski Terrell Harris, 30, of Swainsboro was arrested January 4 at 12:10 a.m.

SPD Report 1-9-19

Posted by | January 9, 2019 1:30 pm

Officers with Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

December 26

Complainant reported deposit account fraud to an out-of-state bank.

Complainant reported theft by conversion.

Officer responded to East Pine Street in reference to a stolen vehicle. When the vehicle in subject was located and stopped, officer found that the driver/offender did not have a license.

While patrolling the area of Modoc Road, officer found two male subjects who appeared to be Read More

Woman breaks into Oak Park residence

Posted by | January 9, 2019 1:07 pm


On Tuesday, January 8, Oak Park Police Department was notified of an emergency call from an Emanuel County residence regarding a woman breaking into a home with a knife.

According to Oak Park Police Department’s Lieutenant Ken Kelly, the male and female victims were housesitting a residence on Long Bay Drive when the family relative arrived on scene with a knife. It was reported that the offender, … Read More

Mason celebrates 87th birthday

Posted by | January 9, 2019 1:00 pm

Gloria Mason and her son, Reverend Sonny Mason, celebrated her birthday last month as a special guest at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. She received more than 70 comments and likes on Facebook after posting about her trip. She turned 87-years-old on December 23, 2018.

To continue the celebration, she was also the guest of honor at a party at Calvert’s Restaurant in Augusta with family and friends, thanks Read More

21st Economic Outlook Luncheon to be held at EGSC

Posted by | January 9, 2019 12:51 pm

The Georgia Economic Outlook series annually draws several thousand influential business and governmental leaders to luncheons around the state. Directed by the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, this popular program has become the most comprehensive and detailed look at the future economy in Georgia.

On Monday, January 28, 2019, East Georgia State College will host an Economic Outlook Luncheon, locally sponsored by the Swainsboro/Emanuel County Chamber … Read More

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