Two groups to perform this weekend

Posted by | July 11, 2019 10:00 am

Safe Harbor Worship Center in Adrian will host a gospel sing Saturday, July 13, at 7 p.m. Sandra and Friends from Adrian as well as Summit Trace from Booneville, North Carolina will be the featured entertainment.

Admission will be free, and a love offering will be received. All community members are invited.

Crashes, fires, fireworks, thunder, and lightning keep emergency personnel busy this holiday weekend

Posted by | July 11, 2019 9:00 am


The long Fourth of July weekend started off with a single motor vehicle crash on Highway 192 South just north of Stillmore. On Wednesday, July 3, at 5:25 p.m., Emanuel County EMS, fire and rescue units from Swainsboro and Twin City, and sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the crash scene.

First responders arriving on scene found a damaged Toyota Avalon with an injured female passenger. Read More

Kiwanis Club spends day at Herrington Homestead

Posted by | July 11, 2019 8:00 am

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro traveled 12 miles to the Herrington Homestead in Emanuel County to provide lunch for staff and residents on Friday, June 21.

Kiwanian Pepper Fields arranged a visit from Swainsboro Fire Department’s firemen. They joined the lunch, brought their ladder truck, and taught the staff and residents about becoming a firefighter.

The group enjoyed pizza, drinks, ice cream, and cookies.

The Kiwanis Club’s mission is focused Read More

Johnson Grove MBC announces annual revival services

Posted by | July 11, 2019 7:00 am

Beginning July 15 through July 17, Johnson Grove Missionary Baptist Church will host its annual revival services at 7:30 p.m., nightly, and will feature guest minister Reverend Matthew Davis Sr.

Guest churches for the event are as follows:

Monday—Willow Spring Baptist Church, Forts Grove Baptist Church, Piney Grove Baptist Church, St. Galilee Baptist Church, and Brinson Rock Baptist Church.

Tuesday—Mt. Zion AME Church, Lester Grove Baptist Church, Durden Read More

Mary Beaudelle Woods Durden (Cherokee Indian name: “Wood Spirit”)

Posted by | July 10, 2019 2:00 pm

   Mary Beaudell Woods Durden. Born April 18, 1920, died July 2, 2019, Farmingville, N.Y. Born in Blundale, a hamlet, in Emanuel County, Georgia. Her “home” was Stillmore, Georgia.

She was the wife of Lucius Durden, of Swainsboro, Georgia, later of New York City, New York. Mary was the daughter of Sallie McGregor Woods and Will Woods. Mary had eight children born to her, Lucius, Lawton, Martha, Magdalene, Maryetta, Gerald, Anthony Read More

William L. McMurry, Jr., 83

Posted by | July 10, 2019 1:15 pm

   William L. McMurry, Jr., 83, widower of Mirriam McMurry, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta.

He was born December 6, 1935 in Whitmire, South Carolina, son of William L. McMurry Sr, and Nellie McMurry of Whitmire South Carolina. 

He is survived by his two daughters, Crystal Louann Cottrell of Spring Texas, and Angela Ham of Harlem; five grandchildren, Crystal Neesmith of Lyons, Michael McMurry Read More

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