Total Wellness Session to be held at Fulford Center

Posted by | May 3, 2018 9:57 am

The second session of the 2018 Total Wellness Series will be held Tuesday, May 15 at noon at the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center on the Swainsboro campus of East Georgia State College. Back by popular demand, Pam Thompson, RDN, LD, NHA, will share information about her Food Spirals program. Thompson was a presenter at one of the 2017 Total Wellness luncheons.

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Peebles sentenced in Daniels Chervrolet embezzlement case

Posted by | May 2, 2018 3:33 pm

On Wednesday, April 25, in Emanuel County Superior Court, Mintie Heather Lovett Peebles was sentenced to 40 years with the first five to be served in confinement and the remainder on probation for her involvement in an embezzlement case at Daniels Chevrolet of Swainsboro. The defendant was also ordered to pay $1,004,068.09 in restitution to Richard, Ed, and Sam Daniels/Daniels Chevrolet.

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SAR chapters participate in livestock parade

Posted by | May 2, 2018 3:25 pm

   The Brier Creek, Wiregrass, and Col William Few Chapters of the Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution traveled to downtown Sylvania on Saturday, March 31, to participate in the annual livestock parade.

   Members arrived at Screven County High School around 9:30 a.m. and prepared the 6-pound naval cannon trailer to carry eight members of the three chapters sitting on hay bales, with four members facing one side and the Read More


Grand jury returns 10 true bills

Posted by | May 2, 2018 3:23 pm

   The April 2018 term of the Emanuel County Grand Jury convened Tuesday, April 16, 2018, with The Honorable Sherri P. McDonald sitting for The Honorable Kathy S. Palmer.
   The grand jurors elected Bruce Sutton to serve as foreperson, Angelia Morris to serve as assistant foreperson, and Rachel Smission to serve as clerk. Judge McDonald appointed Jimmy Harper and John Allen Bailey to serve as bailiffs. The grand jurors and bailiffs
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Swainsboro SAR donated to Main Street Sylvania

Posted by | May 2, 2018 3:21 pm

   During the monthly meeting of the Brier Creek Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution held on April 5, President Wilder Smith of the Wiregrass Chapter presented a check for the amount of $150 to Main Street Sylvania member Deanne Fitzner. 

   This check will help reach the goal that the Main Street Sylvania has set to help pay for a mural of the Brier Creek Battle that will be Read More


In the Emanuel County Superior Court’s January 2018 term, the following were sentenced:

Posted by | May 2, 2018 3:19 pm

   Melissa Herring negotiated a plea of guilty on one count possession of marijuana, one count tampering with evidence, and one count possession of a drug-related object. She was sentenced to 10 years, the first three of which must be served in confinement and the remainder on probation.
   Jason Wayne Broome negotiated a plea of guilty on one count possession of meth, one count possession of marijuana, one count entering an
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SPD Report 5-2-18

Posted by | May 2, 2018 3:15 pm

   Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

   April 14

   Officer responded to 524 King Circle Dr. in reference to a damaged vehicle.

   April 18

   Officer was dispatched to 522 Richard St. in reference to damaged property.

   April 19

   Complainant reported damage to vehicle.

   Officer was dispatched to 106 W. Main St. in reference to damaged property.

   Complainant reported a lost change purse.

   April 20

   Officer responded to 204 S. Read More


Notes from the Senate

Posted by | May 2, 2018 3:14 pm

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District

   ALL ASPECTS OF EDUCATION A WINNER IN 2018

    Whether you are interested in more funding for public education, a better deal for charter schools, scholarship funds for private schools or the future of the Teachers Retirement System, the FY 2019 Budget and legislation passed this year held something you could like. This week’s column looks at education related legislation and funding initiatives that will Read More


Ronald Eugene Pyle, 76

Posted by | May 2, 2018 3:12 pm

   Funeral services for Ronald Eugene Pyle, 76, of Swainsboro were held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Harrison Funeral Home in Lewiston, New York. Interment followed in Mt. View Cemetery in Sanborn, New York. He died Saturday, April 21, at Georgia Regional Medical Center in Augusta.

   Mr. Ronald Eugene Pyle was born in Franklin, Venago County, Pennsylvania, on July 30, 1941, to the late John and Marjorie Patterson Pyle. He Read More


Ray Curtis Taylor Jr., 63

Posted by | May 2, 2018 3:11 pm

   Funeral services for Ray Curtis Taylor Jr., 63, of Swainsboro were held Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 2 p.m. in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. David Unkles officiating. Interment followed in the Swainsboro City Cemetery. He died Monday, April 23.

   Mr. Ray Curtis Taylor Jr. was born May 4, 1954 in Dublin, Laurens County. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force with 20 years of service, he graduated from Read More


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