GSP cites one for DUI

Posted by | February 7, 2019 4:04 pm

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

Richard Ervin Badie, 53 of Twin City, was arrested February 3 at 9:24 p.m.

Gowen named Hometown Hero at February meeting

Posted by | February 7, 2019 4:02 pm


Mayor Charles Schwabe and City Council met on Monday, February 4, at 6 p.m. at the City Hall. Calling the meeting to order, Mayor Schwabe welcomed all before Reverend Tim Nary led the prayer of invocation followed by the pledge.

Minutes from the last meeting were motioned for approval by Julian Sconyers and seconded by Johnny Ray Stafford. All voted in favor. John E. Parker made motion Read More

Givens arrested for ex-girlfriend’s homicide

Posted by | February 7, 2019 3:59 pm


Murder suspect Tommy Lee Givens Jr., 46 of Swainsboro, made his first appearance in court Friday, February 1. He is accused of shooting and killing a 41-year-old Swainsboro woman, Sarah Kay Akridge.

The Honorable Kathy Stephens Palmer presided over his initial appearance Friday afternoon. Givens is charged with malice murder, felony murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by Read More

Stroud and Davis to wed

Posted by | February 7, 2019 3:58 pm

   Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lin Stroud, of Swainsboro, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Wrena Stroud to Rocky Davis. The future groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Davis of Swainsboro.

   The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Homer Wren and the late Mr. and Mrs. Roy Stroud. The groom is the grandson of Mrs. Dorothy Rowland of Swainsboro.

   Miss Stroud is a Read More

Prom show to be held at DEA

Posted by | February 7, 2019 3:57 pm

In honor of David Emanuel Academy’s 50th year, the school’s 2019 prom fashion show will be themed “Reminiscing Back to the 50s.” Slated for Sunday, February 10, at 3 p.m. in the gymnasium, tickets can be purchased in advance for $7 or purchased at the door for $10.

COTW: Diane Lee

Posted by | February 7, 2019 3:53 pm

This week’s Cook of the Week is Diane Lee of Garfield. Born in Cherry Point, North Carolina, she and her family moved to Twin City after her father retired from the Marine Corps. Diane attended and graduated from ECI, where she met her high school sweetheart and husband of 40 years, Dwain. Together, they have two adult children, Cade and Johnna. Diane is a certified Georgia Master Florist and has Read More

Voices United to celebrate choir anniversary

Posted by | February 7, 2019 3:51 pm

On Sunday, February 24, Voices United will celebrate its 26th choir anniversary with a service beginning at 3:30 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church. Featured groups will include Voices United, Greater Macedonia North Praise Team of Dublin, Mount Zion Youth Choir of Soperton, and many more. The public is invited.

Gospel sing next weekend

Posted by | February 7, 2019 3:50 pm

Safe Harbor Worship Center in Adrian will host a gospel sing beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 16. Featured guests will include Sandra & Friends of Adrian and southern gospel singer/songwriter Michael Bright of Swainsboro.

The church is located at 111 Nora Boulevard. Admission is free, and a love offering will be received. 

Thomas to preach Black History Month program at Piney Grove

Posted by | February 7, 2019 3:49 pm

At 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in the Cross Green Community will welcome Superintendent Kenneth H. Thomas for its Black History Month celebration.

Themed “Black Migrations,” this year’s event will focus honor African Americans in motion as they moved from farms to cities and from poverty to the national stage in business, politics, literature, and the arts from the 20th century to present day.Read More

Ohoopee Grove MBC to observe Black History Month with special service

Posted by | February 7, 2019 3:48 pm

On Sunday, February 17, Ohoopee Grove Missionary Baptist Church (MBC) will celebrate Black History Month with a service beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Syvetta D. Young will present a program on Harriet Tubman and explain the history and significance of Black History Month.

Pastor Reverend Alan Moss and the congregation of Ohooppee Gove invite the community.

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