Garfield Community Club meets for picnic

Posted by | August 11, 2017 3:25 pm

The Garfield Community Club held its annual summer picnic August 4 at Sweet Tea Grille at 5 p.m. Members and guests included Janice Hendley, Wesley Hendley, and Patty Hendley, Chaplain Judy Phillips, Jimmy Phillips, Sharon Cowart, Tommy Cowart, Lynda Mitchelll, Ellen Evans, Donna Jo Campbell, Debbie Gay, Dot Cowart, Ray Bryant, Charlene Oglesby, Josephine Heilig, Rose Frew, and Joann Trammell. President Campbell welcomed all, and Chaplain Phillips gave the prayer … Read More


Walker attends anniversary celebration

Posted by | August 11, 2017 3:15 pm

East Georgia State College’s Beverley Walker, program director and professor for the Fire and Emergency Services Administration degree program, was honored to participate in the 30th Anniversary Celebration at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the facility, which is located in Forsyth. The event included multiple demonstrations of firefighting, vehicle extraction, a motorcycle todeo, shooting competition and a public safety product showcase. The … Read More


‘Peanut butter war’ declared

Posted by | August 11, 2017 3:11 pm

ECI FBLA and FCCLA are hosting a peanut butter drive for Weekend Blessings, a backpack program that provides a weekend supply of kid-friendly, nutritious food to children that are at risk for food insecurity in Emanuel County. Until the end of the first quarter of the annual ECI versus SHS football game on August 25, schools throughout Emanuel County will compete in a “peanut butter war” to stockpile Weekend Blessings’s … Read More


Swainsboro band students perform at Grand Ole Opry

Posted by | August 11, 2017 3:07 pm

Seven outstanding Swainsboro High School band students were recently awarded tuition scholarships to attend the Fine Arts Summer Academy (FASA), sponsored by the Annie Moses Band in Nashville, Tenn. The Annie Moses Band typically sponsors two full tuition scholarships for this camp (seventh grade through college sophomore). Not only were all seven of the local students accepted over many students with far more experience, but each of them were also … Read More


Black Creek Boy Scout Camp presents plaque to Brier Creek Chapter

Posted by | August 11, 2017 3:04 pm

During the monthly meeting of the Brier Creek Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, President Craig Wildi received a plaque from the Coastal Council Boy Scouts of America. During the month of June, the Boy Scout camp in Screven County, Black Creek Camp, asked the Brier Creek Chapter to present an American Revolution program to the scouts attending. The programs were given on Tuesdays of three different weeks. … Read More


Three lieutenant governors visit Swainsboro Kiwanians

Posted by | August 11, 2017 2:58 pm

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting on Tuesday night, July 25. Three Kiwanis lieutenant governors from two different districts , or states, attended the meeting. Jim Campbell, a member of the Statesboro Kiwanis Club, is the Division 17 lieutenant governor-elect in the Georgia District. Dwight Watt, a member of the Fort Oglethorpe Kiwanis Club is a lieutenant governor of the Tennessee/Kentucky Kiwanis District, and Gary Howard, a … Read More


Georgia SAR agrees to fund ground-penetrating radar

Posted by | August 11, 2017 2:54 pm

During the monthly meeting of the Brier Creek Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, Compatriot Tommy Christopher reported to the chapter the great news and support from the Georgia Society. Compatriot Christopher is a member of the Brier Creek Chapter in Screven County and is the chair of the Brier Creek Battlefield Committee. During the Georgia Society SAR Board of Management meeting held Saturday, July 29, Compatriot Christopher … Read More


Kathlene Wheeler Coxwell, 87

Posted by | August 10, 2017 2:56 pm

   Funeral services for  Kathlene Wheeler Coxwell, 87, of Kemp were held Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jack Stafford officiating. Interment was followed in the Oak Park City Cemetery. She dies Sunday, August 6, 2017.

   Mrs.  Kathlene Wheeler Coxwell was born on May 7, 1930 in Emanuel County to the late Grady and Mamie Collins Wheeler. Coxwell was a homemaker and a … Read More


Ruby Lee Henry, 82

Posted by | August 10, 2017 2:54 pm

   Funeral services for Ruby Lee Henry, 82, of Swainsboro were held Friday, Aug. 5, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home with Reverence Arthur Conley and Reverend Joe Bedgood officiating. Interment followed at the Eastbrook Cemetery. She died Wednesday morning, Aug. 2, 2017 at Candler County Hospital.

   Mrs. Ruby Lee Henry was a native and lifelong resident of Emanuel County. She was the daughter of the … Read More


Gerald Raymond Green, 75

Posted by | August 10, 2017 2:53 pm

   Memorial services for Gerald Raymond Green, 75, of Metter will be held privately at a later date. He passed away Monday morning, July 31, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness.

   Mr. Gerald Raymond Green was born January 28, 1942, in Lansing, Mich., to the late William Ora Green and Katherine Lucille LeBlanc Green. He was a Christian believer and was preceded in death by his parents.

   Survivors include … Read More


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