Join EGSC for the annual Patriotic Concert

Posted by | June 21, 2019 3:11 pm

On Monday, June 24, 2019, East Georgia State College will host its 7th Annual Patriotic Concert featuring the Columbia County Orchestra. An indoor picnic and cookout will begin at 5 p.m. in the Luck Flanders Gambrell Center Rotunda, and the concert will follow at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. A special part of this year’s gathering will be a celebration of President Emeritus Dr. Willie Gunn. Dr. Gunn served as Read More

Youth Explosion set for this weekend

Posted by | June 21, 2019 3:11 pm

Directors Vernessa Pierce, Regina Harris, and Matt Howard invite all to attend Summer Youth Explosion 2019 on Saturday, June 22. The service will begin at 5 p.m. and will be hosted at Mount Zion Baptist Church of Soperton.

Voices United–Mount Zion Youth and Young Adult Fellowship Mass Choir will be the featured entertainment. Uvalda Community Choir, First Baptist Youth Choir of Soperton, and Dublin’s Majesty Dance Ministry will also be Read More

Melodyaires to perform at Oak Chapel

Posted by | June 21, 2019 3:10 pm

The Melodyaires of South Carolina will be at Oak Chapel Baptist Church on Sunday, July 23. The performance will begin at 10:30 a.m. instead of the regular worship hour at 11 a.m.

This high-energy group performs a mixture of progressive and traditional Southern Baptist music, making them one of the most popular quartets in the area. John Baker is lead and manager of the group. Mike Galloway is tenor, Steve Read More

Bobby Josey, 69

Posted by | June 21, 2019 2:50 pm

Bobby Josey, 69, resident of Swainsboro, died Thursday morning, June 20, 2019 at Community Hospice House in Vidalia. Josey was born in Swainsboro, daughter of Willie G. Lawson and  LaVay Hope Hall Lawson on May 30, 1950. She had retired from the State of Georgia and was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.

Memorial services will be held Saturday evening, June 22, 2019 at 7 p.m. from the chapel Read More

Loyd “Spanker” Giles Jr., 81

Posted by | June 21, 2019 2:48 pm

Funeral services for Loyd “Spanker” Giles Jr., 81, of Kite will be Sunday, June 23, 2019 3 p.m. in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Rev. Louis Pearce officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home. He passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Serenity Place following an extended illness.

Mr. Loyd “Spanker” Giles, Jr. was born October Read More

Polly Alesia Spearman, 59

Posted by | June 21, 2019 2:33 pm

   Graveside services for Polly Alesia Spearman, 59, of Swainsboro will be held at Braswell Cemetery in Adrian at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2019 with Dr. Hal Wilson officiating. She passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at her residence following a brief illness.

Ms. Polly Alesia Spearman was born April 4, 1960 in Swainsboro to J. M. Spearman and Polly Drake Spearman and grew up on the family farm Read More

Mr. Electric offers home safety advice

Posted by | June 20, 2019 5:30 pm

Mr. Electric of Emanuel County, a locally owned and operated franchise with corporate headquarters neighborly located in Waco, Texas, focuses on the safety of its customers and would like to address the local public with simple tips to ensure homes are safe and alerted in the chance a fire.

The company offers complimentary home safety checks, including interior and exterior, for dangerous electrical situations at every service call for the Read More

Sarah Lois Riner Scott, 92

Posted by | June 20, 2019 5:00 pm

   Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Ms. Sarah Lois Riner Scott, 92, of Snellville, formerly of Swainsboro, on Thursday, June 13, 2019 following a brief illness.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 17, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Swainsboro First Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Robert Blankenship officiating, assisted by Rev. Larry Price and Rev. Casey Shaw. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Sunday, June 16, 2019 Read More

Highway 192 South crash results in serious injuries

Posted by | June 20, 2019 4:30 pm


Once again, Highway 192 South between Twin City and Stillmore was the scene of a motor vehicle crash.

Around 6:50 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, Emanuel County EMS, sheriff’s deputies, Rescue 1 from Swainsboro, and Twin City Engine 20 were dispatched to mile marker 9 for a single vehicle crash with entrapment and a report the vehicle was smoking.

First-arriving deputies were unable to open Read More

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