Sarah Kay Mosley Akridge, 41

Posted by | February 5, 2019 11:21 am

   Funeral services for Sarah Kay Mosley Akridge, 41, of Swainsboro will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Revered Robert Beckum and Speaker Keith Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Stillmore City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, at Chapman Funeral Home. She passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019.… Read More


Lamerle Kersey Whitfield, 95

Posted by | February 4, 2019 10:26 am

Funeral services for Lemerle Kersey Whitfield, 95, of Swainsboro will be held Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Union Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Sam Bowen officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Tomlinson Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, February 4. He died Sunday morning, February 3, 2019 at Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home.

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Sarah Kay Mosley Akridge, 41

Posted by | February 4, 2019 9:43 am

Arrangement services for Sarah Kay Mosley Akridge, 41, of Swainsboro are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Chapman Funeral Home. She passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019.

Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of arrangements.


Charles “Charlie” Edward Screws, 69

Posted by | February 4, 2019 9:37 am

   Private services will be held for Charles “Charlie” Edward Screws, 69, of Lyons. He passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019 at his residence following an extended illness.

Mr. Charles “Charlie” Edward Screws was born August 13, 1949 in Reidsville to the late Walter Screws and Bertha Glisson Screws.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra P. Screws of Lyons; daughters, Bobbie Jo Barwick, Missy Loper, Michelle Hall, and Charlie Rogers; sisters, Christine … Read More


Ollie Johnson, 71

Posted by | February 1, 2019 5:04 pm

   Funeral services for Ollie Johnson, 71, of Swainsboro will be held in the Swainsboro City Auditorium at 1 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, 2019. Interment will follow in Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Chapman Funeral Home. He passed away Monday, January 28, 2019 at Pruitt Nursing Home of Swainsboro following an extended illness.

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Garden club holds first meeting of 2019

Posted by | February 1, 2019 4:38 pm

Lucille Braswell, president of the Seedling Garden Club, called the first meeting of 2019 to order on January 14. Held inside Swainsboro First United Methodist Church’s social hall, 15 members and two guests attended.

Yonna Bailey, vice president of the club, introduced the program. Orleander District director June Thomas and Mary Ogden, co-director, presented a PowerPoint called “What Is This Thing Called Garden Club?”. The educational program described the workings Read More


Storm, Dream, Hawks, Kings, and Celtics win basketball titles

Posted by | February 1, 2019 4:37 pm

Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department announced its 2019 basketball championship teams Monday. They were as follows:

The Storm won the Mite Girls division. Players included Senaria Hillman, Caidence Gorden, Ja’Miya Mack, Ja’Niya Mack, and Kaci Nicole Smith. They were coached by Valese McAllister.

The Dream won the Midget Girls division. Zybrionna Ford, Sanaye Scott, Makasia Worthen, Treasure Phillips, Dayla Bethea, and Hannah Howard were led to victory by coach Dave Howard.Read More


Smith III among four recipients of prestigious GASSAR medal

Posted by | February 1, 2019 4:36 pm

The Georgia Society – Sons of the American Revolution held its annual conference January 25 and January 26 at the Sonesta Hotel in Duluth.

Each year, the Georgia Society looks to its members for nominations to award a special medal to four outstanding compatriots. This medal is awarded only by a state society and is the highest award given for service at the state level. It may only be received Read More


Smith presents streamer to Four Rivers Chapter

Posted by | February 1, 2019 4:35 pm

The Four Rivers Chapter of the Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution held its first meeting of the year on Thursday, January 17, at 6 p.m. at Chatters Restaurant in Lyons. Five members and three guests attended as President Matt Oxley presided.

Near the end of the meeting, President Oxley called on dual member Wilder Smith Jr. for a special presentation.

On November 17, 2018, Smith represented the chapter Read More


Local Ridgeway Lodge sees new leadership

Posted by | February 1, 2019 4:27 pm

Ridgeway Lodge No. 104 of Garfield recently installed its 2019 officers. Serving this year are Mike Hatcher as worshipful master, Patrick Sweet as senior warden, Garrett Edwards as junior warden, Don Edwards as senior deacon, and Glenn Grimes as junior deacon. Ashley Baird entered the office of senior steward, Joey Allen took office as junior steward, Hal Bridges is treasurer, Chris Carr is secretary, Howard Miller is chaplain, Jimmy Phillips Read More


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