Eight to vie for title of Miss DEA 2019

Posted by | September 20, 2019 4:03 pm

David Emanuel Academy is pleased to announce its contestants for this year’s Miss DEA pageant. Bailey Overstreet and Cayley Flanders will represent the freshman class. Moya Collier and Catherine Hood are the two representatives for the sophomore class. Carrie Newsome, Allie Slater, Chloe Calhoun, and Kaitlyn Reininger will compete as juniors.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 28. The community is invited.

Don’t keep records

Posted by | September 20, 2019 4:01 pm


Love forgives; it does not hold a grudge. It is not touchy, easily offended, nor is it fretful or resentful. Some people get their feelings hurt about everything. It is very difficult to be in a relationship with people like this. We have many opportunities every day to get offended; each time we must make a choice.

If we choose to live by our feelings, we will Read More

Buford Daniels, 87

Posted by | September 20, 2019 3:58 pm

Funeral services for Buford Daniels, 87, of Twin City were held Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 11 a.m. at New Testament Missionary Outreach Church with Evangelist Becky Trammell officiating. Interment followed in the New Testament Missionary Outreach Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, August 19, 2019 at New Testament Missionary Outreach Church. He passed away Saturday, August 17, 2019 at his residence following an extended Read More

SHS Tigers dominant in victory over Cross Creek

Posted by | September 20, 2019 3:50 pm


The Swainsboro Tigers bounced back from their first loss of the season with an impressive 48–0 win over Cross Creek to celebrate homecoming week. The defense took control early and suffocated the Razorbacks for Swainsboro’s first shutout of the season.

Swainsboro (2–1) got on the board early as senior DE Nekel Bostic blew off the left end and made the tackle in the end zone for a Read More

Roll over at Hawhammock Church and Old Wadley Road

Posted by | September 19, 2019 5:18 pm

A one-vehicle rollover has been reported to have occurred at Hawhammock Church Road and Old Wadley Road. Please plan detour route or use caution while traveling this area until the scene is cleared by emergency personnel.

Tragedy strikes Shellman with lighting of candle

Posted by | September 19, 2019 5:15 pm

by KATHLEEN RUSSELL, The Darien News

Tragedy struck Shellman Bluff with a deadly explosion on Sept. 12, by the lighting of a candle.

It was a Thursday afternoon living the “Bluff Life” at Shellman Bluff for Irma “Pug” Hutchinson, her son Chuck, her niece, Vicki; and her husband, Tommy Gilder, while they were preparing their cook house on Pug’s property for a Friends of Shellman Bluff board meeting that was Read More

Young Farmers meet, hear from Bontrager

Posted by | September 19, 2019 5:14 pm

Emanuel County Young Farmers met September 5 at the Farm Bureau building.

After the meal, Parker Bontrager of SESACO presented a program on growing sesame seed as another crop for rotations. SESACO is the premier genetic developer, processor, and marketer of U.S. grown sesame. He covered the many advantages of sesame, as well as growing and harvesting the crop.

Membership in Georgia Young Farmer Association is open to anyone who Read More

A stark reminder that life is a precious gift

Posted by | September 19, 2019 5:13 pm

We are no strangers to hospitals, my bride and I. Over the past several years we have dealt with her broken leg (twice) and my almost having bought the farm or kicked the bucket or some other clever way of saying I nearly died from septic shock. A return visit to the hospital is never out of the realm of possibility for us. Good thing, because we did just that Read More

Tommy, 59, and Vicki, 66, Gilder

Posted by | September 19, 2019 5:12 pm

Tommy Gilder and his wife, Vicki, died in a tragic accident in their cook house on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Shellman Bluff. They died together with Pug Hutchinson, Vicki’s aunt.

Tommy was born on May 11, 1950, a special Mother’s Day gift. He graduated from Dublin High School in 1968. He attended Brewton Parker College in Mt. Vernon and University of Georgia. He served in the Navy. After the Read More

Patriot Day observed at downtown fountain

Posted by | September 19, 2019 5:11 pm

A small group gathered at the square last Wednesday, September 11, to honor the lives lost in the terror attacks 18 years ago in New York City and Pennsylvania. Mayor Charles Schwabe and Randy Ellison, chief of Swainsboro Police Department, offered a few words before the playing of Taps. The event was coordinated by the American Legion.

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