Francis “Frank” Lawton Wimberly, 85

Posted by | March 6, 2019 4:39 pm

   Funeral services for Francis “Frank” Lawton Wimberly, 85, were held Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home with Reverend Jim Harrell officiating. Interment followed at Swainsboro City Cemetery. He died Thursday, February 28, 2019 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Francis “Frank” Lawton Wimberly was born November 18, 1933 in Washington County to the late H.L. Wimberly and Mary Lovett Wimberly. He was Read More

Two arrested, charged with child abuse

Posted by | March 6, 2019 4:38 pm


photo credit WHITLEY CLIFTON

One man and one woman are now in custody after allegedly abusing a 3-month-old girl yesterday.

Investigators believe Brandy Lee, 32 of Swainsboro, left her daughter in the care of William Branden Woods, 39 of Swainsboro. During that time, Woods allegedly physically and sexually abused the child.

The two reported to the Emanuel County Courthouse for a first appearance hearing Thursday, February 28. Read More

ECSO Report 3-6-19

Posted by | March 6, 2019 4:37 pm

The following are reports from the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office…

February 25

A victim stated to an investigator that an offender had used her debit card to withdraw $480 from her account without her permission.

February 26

A complainant filed a report and stated that her son, the offender, had stolen various pieces of property from her house.

A deputy observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed Read More

Got storm damage?

Posted by | March 6, 2019 4:36 pm

Due to high winds resulting from Hurricane Michael on October 10, 2018 and October 11, 2018, some producers suffered severe storm damage in orchards such as broken limbs and possibly uprooted trees. Reports of debris on cropland was reported as well. Farms suffering severe damage may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) administered by the Emanuel County Farm Service Agency (FSA) if damage includes the following:Read More

ECI Beta members speak Rotarians

Posted by | March 6, 2019 4:33 pm

Three students bound for the National Beta Convention in Oklahoma City this June visited the Rotary Club on March 4 and addressed its members.

Jack Davis, Karime Gonzalez, and Morgan Rehberg represented Emanuel County Institute’s Beta Club. While on hand, the students shared with the Rotarians that they and 11 others qualified for nationals. Davis and Rehberg discussed their first place wins in the Visual Arts competition, and Gonzalez talked Read More

Earnestine Jackson Shuemake, 80

Posted by | March 6, 2019 4:32 pm

   Funeral services for Earnestine Jackson Shuemake, 80, were held Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 11 a.m. at New Mt. Moriah AME Church with Reverend James Days presiding. Interment followed at Swainsboro City Cemetery. She passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019 following a brief illness.

Mrs. Earnestine Jackson Shuemake was born April 8, 1938 in Stillmore to the late Earnest and Annie Jackson. She was a graduate of Emanuel County High Read More

Three from DEA play in all-star game

Posted by | March 6, 2019 4:31 pm

The 2019 GICAA Basketball All-Star Games were played this past Saturday at Central Georgia Technical College, and three players from David Emanuel Academy were invited to the Macon school to participate.

Laila Mercer and Carli Patterson, both seniors, suited up for the white team. Patterson scored 12 points and Mercer scored 9. Their team lost 61-57.

Ashton Greene, also a senior, scored 2 points for the white team. His team Read More

City council meets for month of March

Posted by | March 6, 2019 4:31 pm


Mayor Charles Schwabe and city council members convened for their monthly meeting on Monday, March 4, at 6 p.m. at Swainsboro City Hall.

Entering into the night’s agenda, John E. Parker made motion to accept minutes from the previous meeting. Stafford seconded this, and all voted accordingly, except Julian Sconyers, who was absent.

In reference to new business:

• Council approved an alcoholic beverage application for Read More

Pentecostal Lighthouse announces revival dates

Posted by | March 6, 2019 4:28 pm

Pentecostal Lighthouse Church, located on Highway 1 North, will begin revival services featuring Evangelist Aubrey Yoder tonight, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. Services will also be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 7, March 9, and March 14-16. Sunday revival dates will be March 10 and March 17 at 1 p.m.

R&F Marketing “Peaches to Beaches” Pillow Sale

Posted by | March 6, 2019 1:06 pm

R & F Marketing will be set up at Peaches to Beaches, Fri. and Sat., Mar. 8th & 9th, in Eastman, GA, at 956 McRae Hwy.
They will have over 2000 pillows to choose from!  They will also have a selection of outdoor cushions in great summer colors, and a lot more including:
Decorative throws only $5
Sets of curtain panels only $10, or 2 for $15
Table Runners only … Read More

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