Robert Dylan Anderson, 17

Posted by | December 13, 2018 4:23 pm

   Funeral services for Robert Dylan Anderson, 17, of Wrightsville will be held Thursday, December 13, 2018, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Palma officiating. Interment will follow in Anderson Cemetery near Kite. The family will receive friends rom 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday evening, December 12, 2018, at Chapman Funeral Home. They will also receive friends at the residence of Carol and Gary Odom, Read More

Bell makes history in Dublin performance

Posted by | December 13, 2018 4:22 pm

On Saturday, December 8, and Sunday, December 9, 11-year-old Yi’zhariah Bell made history by being the first African American to play the leading role of Clara in Dublin Theatre’s Nutcracker. She is a 5th grade student at Swainsboro Elementary School in Ms. Rachel Burkeholder’s homeroom class and an active member of Jr. Beta. She is the daughter of Jessica Holmes and Christion Bell.

Bell began dancing at the age of Read More

Cope awaits ruling following insanity plea

Posted by | December 13, 2018 4:21 pm


Despite being a rare occurrence, one defendant awaits a ruling from a superior court judge after pleading not guilty by reason of insanity.

Oliver Baylen Cope and his attorney, Daniel Snipes, appeared before The Honorable Judge Kathy S. Palmer last Wednesday, December 5, for his involvement in the Taco Bell crash which occurred last fall.

The defense originally entered into the not guilty plea earlier this year Read More

Swainsboro celebrates annual Christmas parade

Posted by | December 13, 2018 4:20 pm

Despite the dropping temperatures, crowds flocked to downtown Swainsboro last Thursday evening as the Swainsboro Christmas Parade rolled through town. Santa Claus himself escorted dozens of entries along the parade route as they spread holiday cheer to those in attendance.

The float contest brought fierce competition to the parade this year, and after the points were tallied, first place went to Emanuel Medical Center’s “The Polar Express,” second place went Read More

Board recognizes out-going members, awards students

Posted by | December 13, 2018 4:19 pm


The Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, December 10, at the central office. Beginning at 6:30, a reception for three out-going board members was held. Those being honored were 4-year board member Bill Rogers Jr., 8-year board member Adam Lane, and 20-year board member Frank Ellis. The three received praise for their hard work as board members, as well as the many accomplishments Read More

ECSO Report 12-12-18

Posted by | December 13, 2018 4:17 pm

Deputies with the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office reported…

December 4

Deputies were dispatched to Wild Cat Road in reference to a domestic dispute.

December 5

Deputies responded to Fannie Brewer Road in reference to a private property crash.

Complainant reported disorderly conduct.

December 7

Deputies responded to Modoc Road in reference to a domestic dispute.

December 9

Deputies were dispatched to Alcott Drive in reference to a domestic dispute.

Deputies Read More

Stormie, Michael, and Dakota

Posted by | December 13, 2018 4:17 pm

This week’s Cooks of the Week are Stormie Dunaway, Michael Bravo, and Dakota Bravo.

Stormie is the 17-month-old daughter of Lester and Kimbrough Dunaway.

Michael is a 10th grader at Swainsboro High School, and Dakota attends fifth grade at Swainsboro Elementary School. They are the son and daughter of James and Ashley Bravo.

Stormie loves reading, taking baths, dancing, watching Disney Junior channel, and spending time with her family. Michael Read More

SHS FBLA, Beta Club to sponsor 5K benefit run for Clay family

Posted by | December 13, 2018 4:15 pm

At 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19, Swainsboro High School (SHS) will host a 5K for Clay benefit run fundraiser for Katy Clay, teacher at SHS. Clay gave birth to triplets at 27 weeks, in which two of the three did not survive. In effort to raise proceeds to help with expenses of Clay and her family, the benefit run idea was originated.

The registration deadline for this event was Read More

Johnson Grove MBC to honor pastor this Sunday

Posted by | December 13, 2018 4:13 pm

Johnson Grove Missionary Baptist Church (MBC) will host its third appreciation service honoring Reverend and Sister Joel Davis on Sunday, December 16. Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by mass meeting an hour later at 10:30. Guest churches will include Willow Spring, Newton Grove, Union Chapel, Mount Gilead, and Durden Grove. Following the service, dinner will be served. The community is invited.

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