Wall of Faces needs help locating photo of Emanuel County veteran

Posted by | June 5, 2019 2:23 pm


Janna Hoehn is a volunteer with the Wall of Faces, and she’s hoping to track down a photo of one particular Vietnam veteran who hailed from Emanuel County. The photo, if recovered, will be used on the Wall of Faces.

The Wall of Faces is a virtual project organized by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) that is dedicated to honoring and remembering every person whose name Read More

Swainsboro mom facing two counts child cruelty

Posted by | June 5, 2019 1:56 pm


On Tuesday, May 28, Richmond County deputies responded to an address on Peach Orchard Road in reference to children being left in a car unattended.

Once on scene, deputies made contact with a gray Honda Accord with two children located inside. The sheriff’s report noted that the assisting deputies found the car not running, the windows rolled up, and the doors locked with an outside temperature of Read More

Don’t miss First Friday at the Morgan House

Posted by | June 5, 2019 1:55 pm


On Friday, June 7, 2019, beginning at 5:30 p.m., join the East Georgia State College family for First Friday at The Morgan House.

Refreshments this month will feature ice cold watermelon, and there will be music by the EGSC MusicMakers as well as an art show, Poison & Antidote, by Anna Holland, Karly McDonald, Caleb Ely and Kyle Thatcher.

The Morgan House is located Read More

Changes in employment at recycling center

Posted by | June 5, 2019 1:53 pm


Members of Swainsboro City Council and Mayor Charles Schwabe convened for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, June 3.

At this particular meeting, council passed a 5-1 motion to remove Craig Johnson, director of recycling center, from his current position. This vote was approved by all, except Bobbie Collins who opposed.

In reference to new business:

• Council approved the re-certification of the Certified City of Read More

Pre-Father’s Day Cook-off to be held

Posted by | June 5, 2019 1:51 pm

The first Pre-Father’s Day Neighborhood/Community Cook-off will be held Saturday, June 8, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in DeAlva Park. Vendors are welcome, and there will be a water slide and a bounce house. First place will receive $100, and second place will be awarded $50. Judging will begin at 1 p.m. sharp. The entry fee is $25.90. Donations will be accepted at the event to help with additional Read More

ECSO Report 6-5-19

Posted by | June 5, 2019 1:50 pm

Deputies with the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) reported…

May 28

Deputy stopped to assist a stranded motorist while traveling within the area of U.S. Highway 1 Bypass near Old Nunez Road. Upon further evaluation, deputy noticed the vehicle was stuck in the ditch. After observing erratic behavior of the driver and the driver stating of having no recollection as to how the vehicle ended up in the ditch, assisting Read More

David Elmo Rich, 68

Posted by | June 5, 2019 1:48 pm

   Private memorial services will be held for David Elmo Rich, 68, of Swainsboro. He passed away Friday, May 31, 2019 at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mr. David Elmo Rich was born February 6, 1951 in Swainsboro to Wyatt Rich and Bessie Neele Oliver Rich. He enjoyed fishing, watching baseball games, and showing dogs. Rich once showed dogs at Madison Square Gardens. He had a four-year degree in psychology and was of Read More

COTW: Louise Oglesby

Posted by | June 5, 2019 1:47 pm

This week’s Cook of the Week is Louise Oglesby. A native of Emanuel County, Oglesby was born in 1933 in Garfield and married the love of her life, Buddy Oglesby, in 1950. She has three children and still resides in Garfield. She enjoys baking, crocheting, and working in her garden. She retired from food services under the employment of Emanuel County Schools. Oglesby was recently named the winner of the Read More

Burke presents traveling trunk program in Brunswick

Posted by | June 4, 2019 3:31 pm

Compatriot Steve Burke of the Wiregrass Chapter and President Lee Smith of the Brier Creek Chapter traveled 130 miles to Brunswick on Thursday, May 9, to attend a meeting of the Marshes of Glynn Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution. There, they presented their program on “Surviving the American Revolution.”

Compatriot Burke and Compatriot Smith set up a large display of artifacts that Compatriot Burke had fabricated and Read More

Tarleton program presented to Wiregrass Chapter

Posted by | June 4, 2019 3:30 pm

The Wiregrass Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, held its monthly meeting Thursday, May 9, at New China Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. with President Wilder Smith Jr. presiding. Sixteen members and four guests—Joyce Fennell, Allen Burton, Judy Womack, and Mary Ellen Smith—attended.

The program was hosted by Compatriot Dess Smith III, who introduced the speaker, Dr. (LTC ret.) Emory Allen Burton. Dr. Burton teaches history at Augusta State Read More

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