Holy Zion Church to celebrate 39 years with Pastor Jones

Posted by | September 14, 2017 11:24 am

In honor of Pastor Johnny Ray Jones and his wife, Holy Zion Church will host its 39th pastoral anniversary on September 14, 15, and 17. Pastor Dr. Braswell and guest churches The Hand of God, Stillmore Sanctuary, Jones Temple, Pentacostal Living Way, New Life Baptist, and Cooper Baptist Church of All People will kickstart services on Thursday night, Sept. 14. On Friday, Sept. 15, the featured guest speaker will be … Read More

Corinth UMC invites public to gospel sing

Posted by | September 14, 2017 11:21 am

Sandra and Friends will be in concert Sunday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m. at Corinth United Methodist Church, located at 1989 Meeks Road in Kite. This southern gospel concert will mark the beginning of the church’s revival, which will run September 17-20. Rev. Chance Ward will be the featured revivalist. For additional information, contact 478-668-3372.

John E. Marion Sr., 71

Posted by | September 14, 2017 11:14 am

   Funeral services for John E. Marion Sr., 71, were held Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Smith Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Isaac Culbreth presiding. He was called to rest on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at home with his family by his side.

Mr. John E. Marion Sr. was educated in the Emanuel County School System. As a child, he joined Smith Grove Missionary Baptist Church. For many … Read More

Brenda Ann Johnson Williams, 61

Posted by | September 14, 2017 11:09 am

   Funeral services for Deaconess Brenda Ann Johnson Williams, 61, were held Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Melvin Adams Jr. officiating. She died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at Pruitt Health and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness.

Mrs. Brenda Ann Johnson Williams was born in Swainsboro on September 18, 1955, to the late William Johnson and Mariah (Joseph Lee) Jackson. … Read More

Michelle Anderson Daley, 35

Posted by | September 14, 2017 11:06 am

   Funeral services for Michelle Anderson Daley, 35, of Swainsboro, were held Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Dellwood Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Bedgood officiating and Rev. Brad McKenzie assisted. Interment followed in Eastbrook Cemetery. She died Saturday, September 9, 2017. Mrs. Michelle Anderson Daley was born July 8, 1982 in Claxton. She was a graduate of Swainsboro High School, Class of 2000. She was a loving and … Read More

’OurTown Hero’ names at City Council meeting

Posted by | September 14, 2017 11:03 am


The regular meeting of the mayor and city council was held Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. at Swainsboro City Hall. Mayor Charles Schwabe presented the OurTown Hero Award for the month of September to Swainsboro’s Dixie Youth baseball team, who won the Georgia state championship in the minor division. The team and coaches were commended for their hard work and dedication, as well as for finishing … Read More

Driggers reports for first appearance hearing following escape

Posted by | September 14, 2017 10:55 am


Wednesday, Sept. 6, at approximately 10 a.m., Justin Mark Driggers reported to the Emanuel County Courthouse for his pre-indictment hearing. The Honorable Robert S. Reeves presided and informed him of the charge being brought against him, felony escape. Driggers, 27 of…


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Eagles take down Vidalia Heritage 40-8

Posted by | September 14, 2017 10:52 am

Eagle football fans were in for a treat Friday night as the home team suited up to take on Vidalia Heritage Academy. The end result was a staggering win for David Emanuel, 40-8. The Eagles got on the board first 6-0 by way of a 22-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Baylor Smith to Ashton Greene. Ethan Wells and Dane Arrington combined for a 2-point conversion to make the score 8-0. … Read More

Twin City City Commission discusses 2013 audit’s preliminary findings

Posted by | September 14, 2017 10:43 am


One lone business item headlined the Twin City City Commission’s monthly workshop, held Tuesday, Sept. 5, inside City Hall. The topic? Findings from one of the city’s audits. Since the emergence of new leadership in Mayor Eileen Dudley and Mayor Pro-Tem Matt Donaldson, the current governing body has nonstop worked to right the city’s finances. Part of that process includes submitting audits from years past to bring … Read More

EGSC to reopen Augusta, Swainsboro tomorrow

Posted by | September 13, 2017 12:24 pm

Wednesday, September 13, 12 noon

East Georgia State College will reopen for students, faculty and staff at the Swainsboro and Augusta campuses on Thursday, September 14.  EGSC Statesboro campus classes are cancelled Thursday and Friday, September 14 & 15, and will resume Monday, September 18. 

Faculty and staff at all three EGSC campuses are to report Thursday, September 14.

Classes that meet totally online via GA View D2L Brightspace will Read More

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