COTW: Marshall Amerson

Posted by | January 3, 2019 10:40 am

This week’s Cook of the Week is Marshall Amerson. A sophomore at Swainsboro High School, he is a member of FFA, TSA, Emanuel County 4-H, and plays on the soccer team. Marshall recently competed in a 4-H cooking event held at the 2018 Georgia National Fair in Perry. There, he placed third in Pizza, fourth in Pantry Pride, and sixth in Wild Game Dish. Here are three recipes he would Read More


Smith Grove MBC to hold program

Posted by | January 3, 2019 10:39 am

Smith Grove Missionary Baptist Church (MBC) will hold its annual missionary program on January 6 at 2 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Jonathan Hampton. Pastor Wilbert Kennedy invites all.


Newly-elected officials sworn in

Posted by | January 2, 2019 3:42 pm

On Friday, December 28, at approximately 5:45 p.m., the newly-elected officials for Emanuel County took their oaths for their respective positions. They took office Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

Judge Don Wilkes swore in new solicitor general Connie Peebles Terwilliger. She was the sole campaigner for the office as she defeated Jess Clifton back in May of last year.

Also sworn in were new county commissioner for District 4, Jim Sherrod, … Read More


Rev. Wilmer Eugene Hall Sr., 87

Posted by | January 2, 2019 3:37 pm

   Funeral services for Rev. Wilmer Eugene Hall Sr., 87, of Metter were held Friday, December 28, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Shady Baptist Church with Rev. Rusty Moore officiating, assisted by Rev. Bunny Hudson. Interment followed at Mt. Shady Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Ervin Stapleton officiating. He died Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at his residence.

Brother Wilmer Eugene Hall Sr. was born September 27, 1931 in Kite, Johnson Read More


Tonya Stapleton, 37

Posted by | January 2, 2019 3:36 pm

   Funeral Services for Tonya Stapleton, 37, of Adrian were held at Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church 11 a.m. on Monday, December 31, 2018. Interment followed in Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church cemetery. She died Thursday, December 27, 2018, at Doctors Hospital of Augusta following a brief illness.

Mrs. Tonya Stapleton was born June 10, 1981, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Danny Robert Jump and Glenda Ann Williams Jump. She moved to Read More


City property tax deadline extended

Posted by | January 2, 2019 3:35 pm

The property tax deadline for payment of 2018 property taxes in the City of Swainsboro has been extended to Friday, Jan. 18 at 4 p.m. Please be sure to complete all payment transaction by this deadline to avoid any penalties.

Swainsboro City Hall will re-open after New Year’s holiday on January 2, 2019. at 9 a.m.  


ECSO Report 1-2-19

Posted by | January 2, 2019 3:34 pm

Deputies with the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office reported…

December 19

Deputy found a large packaging/shipping box in the roadway between Empire Expressway and Old Nunez Road. Box and its contents were taken to the sheriff’s office for safekeeping until the owner could be located.

Deputy responded to a domestic dispute on Johnson Powell Road.

Complainant reported her license as lost/misplaced.

Complainant filed a theft by taking report after four mud Read More


SPD Report 1-2-19

Posted by | January 2, 2019 3:32 pm

Officers with the Swainsboro Police Office (SPD) reported…

December 17

Officer responded to 822 West Moring Street in reference to disorderly conduct.

Officer was dispatched to 534 South Main Street in reference to criminal trespassing.

Officer was dispatched to 351 East Main Street in reference to harassing phone calls and harassing communications.

Officer was dispatched to 202 South Main Street in reference to a hit-and-run.

December 18

Officer was dispatched Read More


Robert Lee Stanford, 62

Posted by | January 2, 2019 3:31 pm

A homegoing celebration service for Robert Lee Stanford, 62, was held Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Mosley’s Funeral Home with Elder D.G. Mosley officiating. Interment followed at Swainsboro City Cemetery. He died Thursday, December 20, 2018 following a brief illness.

Mr. Robert Lee Stanford Sr. was born April 27, 1946 in Swainsboro to the late John Henry Stanford and Mary Lizzie Stanford. He attended school in Swainsboro Read More


Richard “Ricky” Newman, 57

Posted by | January 2, 2019 3:30 pm

Funeral services for Ricky Newman, 57, of Savannah were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2018 in the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home with Reverend Michael Williams officiating. Interment followed at Newman Cemetery. He died Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at his residence.

Mr. Richard “Ricky” Newman was born in Savannah to Dorothy Edenfield Newman and the late Leon Newman. He graduated from Savannah High School and was a Read More


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