Miss Lanier to marry Mr. Johnson on May 4

Posted by | February 20, 2019 3:19 pm

Stanley and Connie Lanier of Metter are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Haley Michael Lanier, to Mr. Tommy Evan Johnson, son of Trai and Pam Johnson of Twin City.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Charles and Nancy Lanier and the late Harris and Camilla Collins.

A 2014 graduate of Metter High School, she graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2018 Read More


Jail List 2-20-19

Posted by | February 20, 2019 3:17 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


Margaret Copeland Hopkins, 91

Posted by | February 20, 2019 3:15 pm

   Local funeral services for Margaret Copeland Hopkins, 91, will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 12 p.m. in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Elder Tommy Rountree officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

There will also be a funeral service Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 3 p.m. inside the funeral chapel of Key Read More


George Freeman Spivey, 56

Posted by | February 20, 2019 3:14 pm

Graveside services for George Freeman Spivey, 56, of Dublin were held Friday, February 15, 2019 at 4 p.m. at Silver Leaf Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Al Soles officiating. He passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Coliseum Hospital in Macon after an extended illness.

Mr. George Freeman Spivey was born November 12, 1962 in Dublin to the late Ellis and Lessie Braswell Spivey. He was employed by Telfair Read More


Alton W. Lawson, 83

Posted by | February 20, 2019 3:10 pm

   Funeral services for Alton W. Lawson, 83, of Swainsboro were held Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Swainsboro First Baptist Church with Reverend Casey Shaw officiating. Interment followed at Swainsboro City Cemetery with full military honors. He passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Emanuel Medical Center following an extended illness.

Mr. Alton W. Lawson was born July 8, 1935 in Swainsboro to the late Alton B. Lawson Read More


Doris “Blue Eyes” Stephens Jones, 90

Posted by | February 20, 2019 3:09 pm

   Graveside services for Doris “Blue Eyes” Stephens Jones, 90, of Swainsboro were held Friday, February 15, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Swainsboro City Cemetery with Elder Tommy Rountree officiating. She passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Emanuel County Nursing Home after an extended illness.

Mrs. Doris “Blue Eyes” Stephens Jones was born September 24, 1928 in Swainsboro to Charles A. Stephens and Mary Elizabeth Douglas Stephens. She was a Read More


Bright singing on the road again

Posted by | February 20, 2019 3:07 pm

In 1995, Michael Bright recorded his own southern gospel CD. After releasing his songs to radio stations and calling disc jockeys, his music started reaching more and more people. This led to an amazing outcome for Bright as he became the first southern gospel music singer to have five songs simultaneously chart in the Top 25. Two of those songs, “By Faith” and “It’s Gonna be a Good Day,” hit Read More


Willie Lee Gunn, 60

Posted by | February 20, 2019 3:06 pm

   A homegoing celebration for Willie Lee Gunn, 60, was held Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Rountree Island Baptist Church in Summertown with Rev. Richard Lawrence Jr. presiding and Pastor Mildred Phillip serving as eulogist. He passed away Friday, February 8, 2019 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Willie Lee Gunn was born October 20, 1958 in Emanuel County to Thurston Barney Sr. and Lizzie Mae Gunn Barney. Read More


GSP reports four DUIs

Posted by | February 20, 2019 3:04 pm

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

Jerry T. Wilkerson, 46 of Swainsboro, was arrested February 15 at 9:26 p.m.

Jeffery Dewayne Watson, 44 of Swainsboro, was arrested February 16 at 9:36 p.m.

Kenneth Elvis Moore, 55 of Swainsboro, was arrested February 16 at 9:39 p.m.

Christopher L. Carswell, 30 of Swainsboro, was arrested February


Dads and daughters share special night together

Posted by | February 20, 2019 3:04 pm

A record 80 couples attended this year’s daddy-daughter dance hosted by Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department.

Held Friday, February 8, at Vann Community House, the event was for girls ages 4 and up and their father (or an adult escort). The girls enjoyed an evening of socializing and dancing to a variety of music provided by disc jockey Joey Crapps, and refreshments were enjoyed by everyone throughout the evening.


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