Michael “Mike” Ray Thigpen, 50

Posted by | February 13, 2019 11:06 am

   Funeral services for Michael “Mike” Ray Thigpen, 50, of Swainsboro were held Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Reverend Cail Pressey officiating. Interment followed at Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery. He passed away Monday, February 4, 2019 at Emanuel Medical Center following a brief illness.

Mr. Michael “Mike” Ray Thigpen was born June 22, 1968 in Swainsboro to Ray Thigpen and Margie Read More


Mary Ruth Brown Cooper, 83

Posted by | February 13, 2019 11:04 am

Funeral services for Mary Ruth Brown Cooper, 83, will be held Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Wadley Baptist Church with Reverend Tom Harrison and Reverend Gene McCoy officiating. Interment will follow at Wadley Cemetery. She died Saturday evening, February 9, 2019 at Marshall Pines Assisted Living in Evans.

Mrs. Mary Ruth Brown Cooper was born in Emanuel County to the late Harley Daniel Brown and Ruth Beasley Read More


Legals 2-13-19

Posted by | February 13, 2019 11:03 am

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IN THE PROBATE COURT OF EMANUEL COUNTY  STATE OF GEORGIA

IN RE:

PAUL MICHAEL BUSH, ESTATE NO. 19E0011

DECEASED

NOTICE OF PETITION TO FILE FOR YEAR’S SUPPORT

The Petition of SHARON JEAN BUSH, for a year’s support from the estate of PAUL MICHAEL BUSH, Deceased, for Decedent’s Surviving Spouse, having been duly filed, all interested persons are hereby notified to show cause, if any they have, on or Read More


Jail List 2-13-19

Posted by | February 13, 2019 11:02 am

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 cites multiple DUI’s

Posted by | February 13, 2019 11:01 am

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

Niko Demarious Washington, 21 of Swainsboro, was arrested February 9, 2019 at 10:53 p.m.

Shanjunyea Lee Wadley, 21 of Swainsboro, was arrested February 9 at 10:53 p.m.

Roberto Juan Malott, 23 of Wadley, was arrested February 10 at 1:16 a.m.

Johnny Shanon Averett, 41 of Swainsboro, was arrested


Gamble makes Lincoln University Dean’s list

Posted by | February 13, 2019 11:00 am

Casey A. Gamble was named to the dean’s list for fall 2018 semester at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. The dean’s list is an academic honor awarded to students who achieved a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Gamble is a sophomore majoring in social work. He is the son of Casey and Dionne Gamble and a 2017 graduate of Emanuel County Institute. Gamble is Read More


Williams signs to play at UWG

Posted by | February 13, 2019 10:56 am

by ANGELA HOOKS

Swainsboro High School senior Keenan Williams took part in National Signing Day February 6 as he signed a letter of intent to play football for the University of West Georgia in Carrollton.

Williams played defense for the Tigers as a linebacker and defensive end.  He was named one of the team captains by his coaches and teammates. He was also named to the 2-AA first region team Read More


SPD makes arrests in gang-related drug trafficking

Posted by | February 13, 2019 10:54 am

   Swainsboro Police Department periodically conducts license check points for multiple reasons. This type of enforcement event is usually conducted during the periods of time that have the highest probability of success. More often than not, officers not only find violations of traffic laws but encounter more serious criminal violations as well.

On February 2 at 11:36 p.m., officers encountered a Nissan Altima occupied by four individuals while conducting a road Read More


BOE approves installation of Centegix Crisis Alert System for upcoming school year

Posted by | February 13, 2019 10:53 am

by WHITLEY CLIFTON

The Board of Education held its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, February 11, at 7 p.m. at the central office. Calling the meeting to order, Chairman Mason Henry welcomed all before calling upon Del Brown to lead the prayer of invocation, followed by the pledged of allegiance led by Johnny Parker.

Moving along with the night’s agenda, Parker motioned to adopt the presented agenda. Tanya Lane Read More


ECSO Report 2-13-19

Posted by | February 13, 2019 10:52 am

The following are reports from the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office…

February 2

A victim stated that she had a TPO against an offender, yet he called her 11 times from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. on the day she filed the report.

February 5

A complainant filed a report in reference to an offender threatening a victim. According to the complainant, the victim and the offender have been together off Read More


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