Scotty Lawson, 57

Posted by | June 21, 2017 4:02 pm

   Graveside services for Scotty Lawson, 57, of Swainsboro were held Monday, June 19, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the Swainsboro City Cemetery with Rev. Jenkins officiating. He passed away Friday, June 16, 2017.

   Mr. Scotty Lawson was born May 12, 1960, in Swainsboro to the late Kenneth and Patsy Price Lawson. He was a 1978 graduate of Swainsboro High School and was later employed with Southern Nuclear Operating Company’s Plant … Read More

Headed to the bigs by the “grace of God”

Posted by | June 21, 2017 4:00 pm

Picture this. You’re 18 years old. It’s the last semester of your senior year. Graduation is knocking on your door. You’re all set for the future. Only one decision looms over your head — college. As if the process isn’t difficult enough, you’ve received multiple football scholarships from several Division I schools in the south. You tour these universities and finally make a choice. National Signing Day
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Judge Palmer serves as president of Council of Superior Court Judges of Georgia

Posted by | June 21, 2017 3:56 pm

   Superior Court Judge Kathy Stephens Palmer, Middle Judicial Circuit, Swainsboro, became president of the Council of Superior Court Judges on May 1, 2017. Her term of office and those of Council President-Elect Judge Stephen D. Kelley, Brunswick Judicial Circuit, Brunswick, and Secretary-Treasurer Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua, Atlanta Judicial Circuit, Atlanta, will run from May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018.

   The Honorable Kathy Stephens Palmer graduated magna cum laude from … Read More

Local queen to compete at Miss America 2017

Posted by | June 21, 2017 3:52 pm

Photo credit: Matt Boyd Photography

Photo credit: Gambrell Photography

   On June 13-17, Miss Emanuel County, Miss Southeast Georgia, and their Outstanding Teens competed at the Miss Georgia Pageant in Columbus. During the week, each of the girls competed in a private interview, talent, swimsuit/fitness wear, evening gown, and on-stage question preliminaries.

   Our area was well-represented by Brittany Sherrod, Miss Emanuel County. Alyssa Beasley, Miss Southeast Georgia, was crowned Miss Georgia 2017 and was also awarded … Read More

Washington and friends win $5,000 through Family Connection fundraiser

Posted by | June 21, 2017 3:46 pm

   Last week, Delane Washington and friends pocketed a hefty prize of $5,000, thanks to the Family Connection “Bacon Bingo Pig Plop” fundraiser.

   The event was held on the hot afternoon of June 14 at Harmon Park. The young pig was energetic and on the move inside the marked arena. It didn’t take long before “Blue”…

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SPD Report 6-21-2017

Posted by | June 21, 2017 3:41 pm

   Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

   June 11

   Complainant reported a hit-and-run at 202 S. Main St.

   Officer responded to 206 Lee St. in reference to a break in. Upon arrival, the victim informed the officer that both doors remained locked and nothing seemed to be out of the ordinary, other than the broken glass on the front door.

   Officer was positioned at 212 N. Main St. conducting … Read More

Jail List

Posted by | June 21, 2017 3:40 pm

   Marshay Eugenia Emmons, 18, 605 Summit Ave.; entered 6/12/2017; theft/shoplifting; released 6/14/2017; ECSO

   Nathan Allen McDaniel, 23, 2811 Meeks Rd., Kite; entered 6/13/2017; Disorderlyt conduct, improperly transferred tag, No insurance; released 6/16/2017; SPD

   Ronald Brad Kirby Jr., 22, 482 Quick Rd.; entered 6/13/2017; Disorderly conduct, previous bond; SPD

   Brantley Wood Williams, 20, 242 Glenwood Rd.; entered 6/14/2017; Parole violation; Walk in

   Jonathan One Smith, 29, 66 Rufus Cross Rd.; entered … Read More

ECSO Report 6-21-2017

Posted by | June 21, 2017 3:38 pm

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

   June 12

   Complainant stated that the offender came to his residence, dropped off a vehicle, and took a different vehicle from the compainant’s property. Complainant also stated that the offender’s son took the keys to the vehicle that was left, leaving him with no way to travel.

   Magristate signed off on a shoplifting warrant after a probable cause hearing.

   Deputy was … Read More

Celebrate Independence Day with Twin City!

Posted by | June 21, 2017 3:35 pm

   Grab your beach towels and lounge chairs! Main Street Twin City/HTCGA, Inc. invite the public to help them celebrate the 4th of July with a Splash Day on the lawn of the Twin City Welcome Center across from Twin City City Hall. There will be a double waterslide, a slip-n-slide, water guns, and water balloons. Popcorn, drinks, snow cones, ice cream, and watermelons will be available for purchase to help Read More

Swainsboro looking festive!

Posted by | June 21, 2017 3:28 pm

   Downtown Swainsboro is looking patriotic, thanks to the efforts of the Downtown Development Authority’s Decorations Committee. Its newest and youngest member, Miss Presley Gowan, joined the committee on Monday, June 19, to hang flags…

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