Mary Lynn Barton, 75

Posted by | January 8, 2019 2:10 pm

Funeral services for Mary Lynn Barton, 75, of Metter will be held Thursday, January 10, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Wood Funeral Home with Elder Tommy Rountree officiating. Interment will follow in New Beulah Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 9, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. She died Monday, January 7, at her residence.

Mrs. Mary Lynn Barton is was preceded in Read More


Lillier Mae Boatwright, 69

Posted by | January 8, 2019 11:49 am

   Funeral services for Lillier Mae Boatwright, also known as “Suga Mama” or “Sug,” 69, of Midville will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Clear Spring Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1813 Old Wadley Road, Midville. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, January 11, 2019 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Phinazee and Son Funeral Home of Waynesboro. She entered Read More


Tom “Buddy” May Jr., 81

Posted by | January 8, 2019 11:48 am

   A homegoing celebration for Tom “Buddy” May Jr., 81, was held Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 12 p.m. at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Leviticus Henderson Sr. presiding. Interment followed at Swainsboro City Cemetery. He passed away December 29, 2018.

Tim “Buddy” May Jr. was born February 2, 1935 in Johnson County to the late Tom May Sr. and Elizabeth Parker May. He was educated in the Johnson County Read More


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

by BILL CAHILL, SFD PIO

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


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