Benefit trail ride this weekend

Posted by | November 8, 2017 5:11 pm

   Saddle Trails will host a benefit event for the Adam Brinson Historic Society on Saturday, Nov. 11. Scheduled rides will begin at 10 a.m. and will end at 4 p.m. Riders may camp November 10 or November 12 at non-electric campsites free of charge. If power is desired, riders can opt to pay a fee of $10 per night to stay at a powered campsite. The riding fee per horse … Read More


Ted Coatland Mason, 91

Posted by | November 8, 2017 5:07 pm

   Funeral services with military honors for Ted Coatland Mason, 91, of Lexington, N.C., were held Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, at Jersey Baptist Church with Reverend Matt Riggsbee officiating. The burial of ashes will be held in Swainsboro at a later date. He passed away Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at Brookdale of Lexington.

   Mr. Ted Coatland Mason was born June 11, 1926, in Emanuel County to Clifford Seals Mason and Lillian … Read More


Michael “Mike” Paul Bush, 58

Posted by | November 8, 2017 5:05 pm

   Funeral services for Michael “Mike” Paul Bush, 58, of Swainsboro were held at Southside Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, with Reverends Chad Kennison, Baron Powell, Paul Leigh, and Tommy Rountree officiating. Interment followed in the Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum. He passed away Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, at his residence following a brief illness.

   Mr. Michael “Mike” Paul Bush was born September 20, 1959, in Dublin to … Read More


Mary Kay Scarboro, 59

Posted by | November 8, 2017 5:04 pm

   A celebration of life service for Mary Kay Scarboro, 59, of Lake City, Fla., will be held at Ohoopee Music Park on November 11, 2017, at 2 p.m. Her classmate, Rev. Billy Brinson, will officiate. She passed away October 21, 2017, at her residence.

   Ms. Mary Kay Scarboro was born and raised in Swainsboro, graduating from Swainsboro High School and attending First United Methodist Church. She worked as a dental … Read More


Jerry Wilson, 77

Posted by | November 8, 2017 5:02 pm

   Funeral services for Jerry Wilson, 77, of Sanderson, Fla., were held at First Baptist Church of Sanderson on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at 11 a.m. with Bro. Roy Vining and Bro. Bob Christmas officiating. Graveside services and interment took place Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Zion Cemetery Norristown with Reverend Phil Wilson and Reverend Hal Wilson officiating. He passed away October 31, 2017.

   Mr. Jerry Wilson … Read More


Eddie L. Carswell Jr., 75

Posted by | November 8, 2017 5:01 pm

   Funeral services for Eddie L. Carswell Jr., 75, of Long Beach, Calif., were held Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at 11 a.m. in Grant AME Church of Long Beach, CA. with Pastor Eagle officiating. Interment followed October 30, 2017 at 12:45 p.m. at Riverside National Cemetery. He passed on October 14, 2017.

   Mr. Eddie L. Carswell Jr. was the second born child to Eddie Lee Carswell Sr. and Gertrude Carswell in … Read More


Clyde S. Rowland Sr., 82

Posted by | November 8, 2017 4:59 pm

   Funeral services for Clyde S. Rowland Sr., 82, of Lyons were held Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Elder Michael Meek and Elder George McNure officiating. Interment followed at Sardis Primitive Baptist Cemetery. He passed away October 31, 2017, at Oxley Health and Rehab in Lyons.

   Mr. Clyde S. Rowland Sr. was born April 16, 1935, in Kite, Johnson County, to the late … Read More


James H. “Billy” Boatright, 81

Posted by | November 8, 2017 4:58 pm

   Funeral services for James H. “Billy” Boatright, 81, of Pembroke were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in the chapel of Flanders Morrison Funeral Home with Dr. Lawrence Butler and Rev. Jeff Spencer officiating. Interment followed in Northside Cemetery. He passed away Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, while fishing.

   Mr. James H. “Billy” Boatright was born July 9, 1936, to James O. and Louella Jones Boatright. He was retired … Read More


Amy Paul Hood, 54

Posted by | November 8, 2017 4:55 pm

   Memorial services for Amy Paul Hood, 54, of Swainsboro will be held at the Swainsboro Kingdom Hall-Jehovah’s Witness at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, with Elder Scott Weigl officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, from 1 – 2 p.m. at Swainsboro Kingdom Hall-Jehovah’s Witness. She passed away Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, at Emanuel Medical Center following a brief illness.

   Mrs. Amy Paul Hood was born … Read More


SPD Drug Suppression Unit makes largest seizure in agency history

Posted by | November 8, 2017 4:39 pm

On the morning of Friday, Nov. 3, at approximately 9:45 a.m., officers with Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) responded to an address on McCloud Bridge Road in reference to a domestic dispute. Dispatchers with 911 informed officers that weapons were possibly involved, based on witness information.

Upon arrival, officers began attempting to make contact with residence occupants. Witnesses advised subjects involved in the dispute had re-entered the home. After several minutes … Read More


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