Jo Ann Hackle, 64

Posted by | February 27, 2019 3:34 pm

   Funeral services for Jo Ann Hackle, 64, of Kite were held Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Reverend Burt Flanders officiating. Interment followed at Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery. She passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019 at her residence following an extended illness.

Ms. Jo Ann Hackle was born October 24, 1954 in Adrian to Laudice Pernell and Evie Dell Cooper Pernell. Read More


Jail List 2-27-19

Posted by | February 27, 2019 3:23 pm

The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Tyson Stephens on warrants obtained by one of several local law enforcement agencies designated by each name: Drug Task Force (DTF); Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI); Georgia Department of Pardons and Parole (GAPP); Georgia State Patrol (GSP); Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO); Swainsboro Police Dept. (SPD); Stillmore Police Dept. (SMPD); Twin City Police Department (TCPD); Read More


GSP issues five DUI citations

Posted by | February 27, 2019 3:17 pm

The following is a list of all Emanuel County DUI citations for the past week released by Georgia State Patrol’s Post 19:

Makayla Rose Baggett, 19 of Swainsboro, was arrested February 18 at 8:52 p.m.

Kevin Allen Cartwright, 42 of Atlanta, was arrested February 18 at 3:53 p.m.

Kenneth Clinton Hurley, 57 of Hazelhurst, was arrested February 24 at 5:45 p.m.

Devin Walter Hall, 21 of Swainsboro, was arrested February Read More


Terwilliger named Georgia EMS Director of the Year

Posted by | February 27, 2019 2:28 pm

Emanuel County EMS Director Courtney Terwilliger has been chosen as Georgia’s EMS Director of the Year for 2018 by the Georgia Emergency Medical Services Association (GEMSA).  The award was presented at the EMS Awards banquet held at the GA Freight Depot on February 21, 2019 in Atlanta. The EMS Director of the Year Award is presented to a current Georgia EMS director who has contributed significantly to EMS at the Read More


ECSO Report 2-27-19

Posted by | February 27, 2019 2:24 pm

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

February 20

Complainant reported a firearm being stolen from a truck.

Complainant reported assault/battery.

February 21

Deputy made an arrest in reference to an outstanding probation violation warrant.

An additional arrest was made by a deputy in reference to an outstanding warrant in Appling County.

Complainant reported fraud after being informed that a first-time home buyer application had been made in the Read More


Donny Alan Benton Jr., 36

Posted by | February 27, 2019 2:20 pm

Graveside services for Donny Alan Benton Jr., 36, of Soperton will be held Thursday, February, 28, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Westview Cemetery in Wrightsville. Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Higgs Funeral Home in Soperton. He died Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Mr. Donny Alan Benton was born in Dublin and lived most of his life in Kite. He was an honor Read More


COTW: Justin Allen

Posted by | February 27, 2019 2:12 pm

This week’s Cook of the Week is Justin Allen. The 10-year-old son of John and Cindy Allen attends Twin City Elementary. When he is not outside chasing insects, he enjoys helping his mom make goodies in the kitchen. When Justin grows up, he wants to be an entomologist. Here are three recipes he would like to…

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Warner is Willow Springs’ Member of the Quarter

Posted by | February 27, 2019 2:06 pm

Willow Springs Missionary Baptist Church recently named Sis. Shewanda Warner Member of the Quarter.

Every three months, one member of the church is highlighted for his or her contributions to the ministry. For their service, the Member of the Quarter is recognized during the morning service, during which they receive a certificate and monetary gift.

Rev. Joel Davis is the pastor of Willow Springs.


R&F Marketing Pillow Sale

Posted by | February 27, 2019 12:03 pm

First pillow sale of 2019 this Saturday, March 2nd, from 7am – 12pm, at 610 E. Main Street in Swainsboro.
Starting this year, 2019, they are making changes to not only their prices, but the product as well.  Most items in the past have been stained, torn, over-runs, slightly damaged, etc.  This year there will be very few items of this nature.  They will be pulling in mostly new stock
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Welch awarded bond in recent hearing

Posted by | February 27, 2019 11:45 am

by WHITLEY CLIFTON

John Vernon Welch, 49, of Emanuel County appeared before The Honorable Judge Robert S. Reeves on Wednesday, February 20. Facing counts of child molestation and aggravated child molestation, Tom A. Peterson IV represented Welch in requesting bond. Assistant district attorney Courtney Patterson represented the State of Georgia.

On Tuesday, January 8, Welch turned himself in and was booked into the Emanuel County Jail following an investigation conducted Read More


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