Martha Gwen Sconyers, 68

Posted by | January 7, 2019 12:45 pm

   Funeral services for Martha Gwen Sconyers, 68, of Kite will be held Monday, January 7, 2019, at 3 p.m. at Sardis Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Sam Adkins officiating. Interment will follow in the Sardis Primitive Baptist Cemetery. Sconyers will lie in state one hour prior to service. She passed away Friday, January 4, 2019, at the University Hospital in Augusta following an extended illness.

Ms. Martha Gwen Sconyers was Read More

Virginia Toler Peebles, 80

Posted by | January 7, 2019 11:44 am

   Funeral services for Virginia Toler Peebles, 80, of Swainsboro will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. Paul Leigh officiating. Interment will follow at Swainsboro City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, January 7, from 6-8 p.m. She passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019 at the Emanuel Medical Center.

Mrs. Virginia Toler Peebles was born September Read More

Curtis Jackson, 88

Posted by | January 7, 2019 11:40 am

Funeral services for Curtis Jackson, 88, of Swainsboro were held Friday, December 26, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Emanuel Worship Center with Pastor Mike Palmer officiating. Interment was held at Johnson Grove Church Cemetery. He passed away Monday, December 24, 2018 following an extended illness.

Mr. Curtis Jackson was a native of Swainsboro and a member of Emanuel Worship Center. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, Read More

Robbie McCoy, 73

Posted by | January 7, 2019 11:39 am

   A homegoing celebration for Robbie McCoy, 73, was held Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Union Chapel Baptist Church in Garfield with Bishop K.E. McNeal officiating and Pastor Raymond Hairston presiding. Interment was held in the church’s cemetery.

Mr. Robbie McCoy was born September 11, 1945 to the late Frances McCoy Branch and Bo Warren in Screven County. He was raised by his stepfather, Lester Branch. McCoy was Read More

Beatrice Stroud Allen, 90

Posted by | January 3, 2019 3:17 pm

Graveside services for Beatrice Stroud Allen, 90, of Swainsboro will be held Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Dellwood. She died Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at Heart of Georgia Hospice in Perry.

Mrs. Beatrice Stroud Allen was born in Emanuel County, daughter of the late  Daniel Stroud and Mary Beckworth Stroud. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. In addition to her parents, Allen Read More

One injured in Highway 23 crash

Posted by | January 3, 2019 11:06 am


On Friday, December 21, a motor vehicle crash was reported on Highway 23 North by the Jenkins County line. First Responders arrived to find a Saturn VUE SUV in a tree with a male driver still inside. At this time, a heavy downpour was occurring, and the vehicle had hydroplaned on the water covered roadway. Responding to the crash were Garfield Fire Department, Emanuel County Read More

Twin City host retirement reception for Chief Lane

Posted by | January 3, 2019 11:04 am

A retirement reception for Twin City Police Chief Johnny Lane was held Tuesday, December 18, in recognition of his years of service. The event, scheduled to be held at the Twin City Police Department/Public Safety Complex, was held at the Twin City Welcome Center due to the fact city officials were in the process of moving their offices from the Twin City Hall/Municipal Building to the facility. Chief Lane’s last Read More

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | January 3, 2019 11:00 am

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District


Back in the middle of the Great Recession in 2008 and 2009, there were few reasons to be optimistic.  The economy had tanked, unemployment rate was over 10%, banks were closing and state revenues dropped $3.5 billion in a year.

I wrote the “Ten Reasons” column starting in those years to try to find elements of positive Read More

One injured in crash on I-16

Posted by | January 3, 2019 10:54 am


The female operator of a Ford Escape was transported by EMS and treated at Emanuel Medical Center following a collision with an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer truck. The incident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. by mile marker 89 on the westbound side of I-16. Oak Park fire and police, as well as Emanuel County EMS, responded to the scene. The crash was investigated by a trooper from Post 19 Read More

Two-vehicle crash in Durdenville

Posted by | January 3, 2019 10:53 am


A crash at the intersection of Lambs Bridge Road and Highway 192 occurred on Saturday, December 22, shortly before noon. As a result of the crash, a GMC Yukon was rolled on its side in the roadway, and a Ford Escape ended up off the highway in the bushes. EMS transported the injured to Candler County Hospital in Metter. Twin City Fire Department, Emanuel County Read More

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