Notes from the Senate

Posted by | October 25, 2017 4:45 pm

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District

   GEORGIA’S PRE- K PROGRAM PART II

   Recently, this column noted Georgia’s highly successful Pre- K Program, a public- private program funded by the Georgia Lottery. Georgia has one of the few state- funded public Pre- K programs and the state appropriation of $364.8 million in Lottery proceeds funds about 84,000 Pre- K slots. In 2011, the legislature funded an evaluation study of the Pre- … Read More


Jail List 10-25

Posted by | October 25, 2017 4:43 pm

Nicole Nisha Thomas, 34, 202 Crescent Dr., Apt. 3731, Savannah; entered 10/16/2017; no insurance, suspended registration, driving license suspended/revoked; released 10/16/2017; OPPD

   Da’Von Terrell Robinson, 22, 209 West Church St.; entered 10/16/2017; DUI/alcohol, failure to maintain lane; released 10/16/2017; SPD

   Vernon Earl Sanders II, 37, 1829 Mitchell St., Savannah; entered 10/16/2017; failure to exercise due care, windshields/front door fracked/tinted/matls proh., VGCSA marijuana/poss. less than oz.; released 10/16/2017; OPPD

   Charlie Fluellen … Read More


SPD Report 10-25

Posted by | October 25, 2017 4:41 pm

Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

   October 16

   Mother reported an altercation between her son and another juvenile.

   Victim and his wife reported terroristic threats.

    Officers were dispatched to 207 New St. in reference to a fight and shots fired.

   Officer responded to 223 North Anderson Dr. in reference to theft by deception.

   Officer responded to 612 Prosperity Dr. in reference to a stolen outboard motor.

   Officer responded … Read More


ECSO 10-25

Posted by | October 25, 2017 4:39 pm

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

   October 19

   Complainant struck a deer while traveling Highway 57 East.

   Complainant struck a deer while traveling on Lawrence Sherrod Road.

   Complainant struck a deer while traveling on Highway 1 South.

   Complainant struck a deer while traveling on Wes Lawson Road.

   October 20

   Victim stated he paid the offender for a service and thereafter, the offender did not finish the job. … Read More


A candidate biography: Rhonda Jones

Posted by | October 25, 2017 4:33 pm

Meet Rhonda Jones, candidate for Stillmore City Council. She is the mother of two children, Kinton Raymond, 20, and Monroe Raymond, 14. She is currently employed as a skill trainer and hostess/server at Statesboro Cracker Barrel, as well as a substitute teacher for the Tatnall County School System. Jones also attends Sanctuary Church of the Living God in Stillmore under Bishop Bertha Jones. She has lived in Emanuel County her … Read More


A candidate biography: Francis Creech

Posted by | October 25, 2017 4:31 pm

by WHITLEY CLIFTON   Meet Francis Creech, council member candidate for the upcoming election of Stillmore.

   Born in Swainsboro, Creech moved to Stillmore at 2-months-old, where she lived until graduating from ECI in 1956. Upon graduation, she married the late John B. Creech, and together, they traveled, living from East Coast to West Coast during Mr. Creech’s 23-year career in the Navy. In 1979, the couple moved back to Stillmore to … Read More


A candidate biography: Jule Badie Jr.

Posted by | October 25, 2017 4:28 pm

   Meet Jule Badie Jr., current resident of Twin City and native of Garfield.

   Badie recently announced his intent to run for Twin City City Commission. He is a deacon and member of Mt. Zion Church located in Garfield, and he has been married to Shelonda Badie of Glenwood for one year. Together, the couple has a total of 11 children and 11 grandchildren. Badie also owns of his own trucking … Read More


Staff Sergeant Dustin Michael Wright, 29

Posted by | October 25, 2017 3:45 pm

   Funeral services for Staff Sergeant Dustin Michael Wright, 29, of Lyons were held Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Booster Stadium in Lyons with Pastor Efton Green, Pastor Steven Toole, and Mr. Brian Fitzgerald, Captain Scion Brannah, Mr. Will Wright, and Teresa McCullough officiating. Burial followed in the Hardens Chapel Cemetery with military honors. He died from wounds sustained during combat operations in Niger, Africa, on Wednesday, Oct. … Read More


Geraldine Williford Sego, 85

Posted by | October 25, 2017 3:41 pm

   Funeral services for Geraldine Williford Sego, 85, of Twin City were held Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at Twin City United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. with Reverend Gregory Ely officiating. Interment was held in the Coleman Cemetery in Twin City. Surrounded by her family, she passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Cedar Plantation Assisted Living after an extended battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

   Mrs. Geraldine Williford Sego, widow of … Read More


Gregory Scott Poole, 66

Posted by | October 25, 2017 3:39 pm

   Gregory Scott Poole, 66, resident of Twin City, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at his residence.

   A native of Lakewood, N.J., Mr. Gregory Scott Poole served in the United States Air Force, serving in Operation Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. He was of the Catholic faith and was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander and Jean K. Poole.

   Survivors include a daughter, Ashlee Poole; sons, Gregory Poole Jr., Keith … Read More


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