Joseph Lee Bivins, 70

Posted by | January 17, 2017 1:57 pm

Funeral services for Joseph Lee Bivins, 70, were held Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Swainsboro with Rev. Bennie Brinson presiding and Rev. Melvin Adams Jr. bringing the eulogy. Interment was held at Swainsboro City Cemetery with military and Masonic rites. He died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at his home for two years, the Carl Vinson Veterans Hospital in Dublin.

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Mattie F. Sherrod, 92

Posted by | January 17, 2017 1:35 pm

   Funeral services for Mattie F. Sherrod, 92, of Midville will be held Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Union Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Randy Carnley and Rev. Lee Pettis officiating. Interment will follow in the Union Grove United Methodish Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 from 5 – 7 p.m., and the body will lie in state Read More


Juanita Bryan, 79

Posted by | January 17, 2017 1:22 pm

Memorial services for Juanita Bryan, 79, of Twin City will be held Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home at 1 p.m. with Reverend Ervin Stapleton officiating. Interment will follow in the Sandersville City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 – 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 at Chapman Funeral Home. She died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at Community Hospice House Vidalia following Read More


Peebles named Associate Director of Financial Aid

Posted by | January 17, 2017 11:13 am

East Georgia State College recently announced the appointment of Ciara Peebles to the position of Assistant Director of Financial Aid/Processing and Default Management. She will manage the day-to-day processing of student financial aid, train new staff and oversee the Federal Work Study Program and Default Management initiatives at EGSC.

Peebles previously worked as EGSC’s Interim Enrollment Management Lead Counselor and was a Student Affairs Assistant in the office of Financial … Read More


Bobbie W. Brown, 79

Posted by | January 17, 2017 8:45 am

Funeral services for Bobbie W. Brown, 79, of Twin City were held Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home at 3 p.m. with Reverend Franklin Sasser officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Cemetery near Portal. She died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at Emanuel Medical Center following an extended illness.

Mrs. Bobbie W. Brown was born October 11, 1937 in Garfield to the late Read More



Did you know…

Posted by | January 16, 2017 3:16 pm

That the small stream which runs through the city park and alongside the First United Methodist Church was called “Hangman’s Branch”. The branch was the scene of several lynchings (illegal) and hangings (legal) in Swainsboro’s earlier days.


New “Emanuel’s Children” writing posted

Posted by | January 16, 2017 12:39 pm

Teenagers Alice and Maude Stroud and their younger nephew Ellie Scott enjoyed living in Swainsboro, free from the hardscrabble routine of the farm. Maude facilitated the clandestine romance between her friend, Nesbit Rogers, and an older man, Johnny Christian. See “Town Kids” for the full story.

Swainsboro native Ron Seckinger is publishing true stories about his grandmother’s generation at http://ronseckinger.com. “Emanuel’s Children: Stories of a Southern Family” follows the lives … Read More


Imagine this

Posted by | January 16, 2017 11:45 am

Can you imagine this house sitting on Main Street? This would be a beautiful sight for sore eyes in this day and time. This was John C. Coleman’s residents in Swainsboro, as it appeared in early 1900s. It was situated on South Main Street in the area now occupied by  John Thompson office building. Behind that as you can see was then Davis Pharmacy building and now houses Red Nelly’s.… Read More


Traffic Blocked

Posted by | January 16, 2017 11:25 am


Please use caution while traveling on West Morning street. A bicycle accident has occurred. Traffic is blocked both ways. Please use extreme caution.


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