Jessica “Jessi” Ann Thompson, 35

Posted by | August 16, 2018 4:54 pm

   Funeral services for Jessica “Jessi” Ann Thompson, 35, of Kite were held Monday, August 13, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with Reverends Craig Tillman, Josh Black, and Jonathan Shepard officiating. Interment followed in Rehoboth Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. She died Thursday, August 9, 2018.

   Ms. Jessica “Jessi” Ann Thompson was born on February 7, 1983, in Swainsboro to Dany Thompson and Janelle Langley. She Read More

One injured in Highway 57 crash

Posted by | August 16, 2018 4:53 pm


   While on routine patrol on the afternoon of Monday, August 13, Emanuel Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Davis discovered an overturned red Saturn Vue SUV on Highway 57 East by Sand Hill Road. Finding the female driver injured, he requested EMS to the scene. The driver was transported to Emanuel Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.  The crash was investigated by the Georgia State Patrol from Post 19. 

Hooks awarded for 65 years of membership

Posted by | August 16, 2018 4:51 pm

   On August 13, W.A. Hooks of Garfield received a 65-year certificate for his membership of Ridgeway Lodge 104. His certificate was presented by Mike Hatcher.

Bulldogs close out pre-season scrimmages

Posted by | August 16, 2018 4:50 pm


   The ECI Bulldogs played their second and final scrimmage game Friday, hosting Telfair County from McRae.

   The format was the varsity teams playing the first three quarters, with the JV teams closing out the game in the fourth.

   ECI defeated the Trojans 27-13 the first 36 minutes, and the JV won their quarter 8-6 to close out the pre-season games.

   After the Bulldog defense forced a 3-and-out Read More

BOE recognizes Teachers of the Year

Posted by | August 16, 2018 4:49 pm


   The Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, August 13, at 7 p.m. Present board members were Bill Rogers Jr. John Allen Bailey, Mason Henry, and Johnny Parker, along with Superintendent Dr. Kevin Judy.

   In reference to superintendent comments:

• Teachers of the Emanuel County Schools district were awarded shirts for being nominated by fellow staff as recipients for Teachers of the Year. Upon Read More

Faye Galbreath, 76

Posted by | August 16, 2018 4:47 pm

   Funeral services for Faye Galbreath, 76, of Swainsboro were held Saturday, August 11, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Reverend Joe Bedgood officiating. Interment followed in Bithynia Baptist Church Cemetery. She passed again Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at her residence following and extended illness.

   Ms. Faye Galbreath was born on December 9, 1941, in Swaisnboro to the late Allen Floyd Webb and Ida Bell Read More

Dr. Palumbo receives grant

Posted by | August 16, 2018 4:46 pm

   Dr. Carmine Palumbo, East Georgia State College’s director of study abroad, recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of State to attend a Gilman Scholarship workshop at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinoise on Friday, August 10. This workshop is one of three held nationally to train study abroad advisors to assist students in applying for Gilman Scholarships.

   The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables Read More

Hess named head baseball coach at EGSC

Posted by | August 16, 2018 4:44 pm

   East Georgia State College recently named Dusty Hess head baseball coach. Hess had been serving as interim head coach during last season but will take the reins this season as head coach.

   Last season, Hess led the Bobcats to a 32-17 win-loss record, gaining several school records and clinching the conference championship before falling to South Georgia State College in conference play.

   Hess says that he is looking forward to Read More

Lady Eagles defeat Pinewood Patriots

Posted by | August 16, 2018 4:43 pm

   On Tuesday, August 7, David Emanuel Academy varsity softball team hit the road for its first away game. The Lady Eagles started the season off with a bang, beating the Tigers of Claxton High School 8-0.

   Senior Carli Patterson put on a stellar performance, ringing up 14 hitters in just five innings to complete a no-hitter.
   Offensively, DEA brought the hammer down with eight hits combined throughout
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David Lee Coleman, 52

Posted by | August 16, 2018 4:41 pm

   Funeral services for David Lee Coleman, 52, of Swainsboro will be Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Mount Shady Baptist Church with Rev. Rusty Moore officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. He died August 10, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri.
   Mr. David Lee Coleman was born April 6, 1966, in Swainsboro, Emanuel County,  to the late Arthur “Hobby” Coleman
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