John Wayne Kersey, 74

Posted by | July 25, 2018 4:30 pm

   Funeral services for John Wayne Kersey, 74, of Swainsboro were held Sunday, July 22, 2018, at New Hope Primitive Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with Elder Craig Lanier and Rev. Rusty Moore officiating. Interment followed in the New Hope Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. He passed away Friday, July 20, 2018 at Emanuel Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. John Wayne Kersey was born October 10, 1943, in Swainsboro to
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Jail List 7-25

Posted by | July 25, 2018 4:27 pm

   Jamie Lamont Carlton, 34, 409 Lewis St., Apt. 520; entered 7/16/18; VGCSA trafficking Marijuana, VGCSA possession Marijuana, Vgcsa/vio ga control subst act; ECSO

   Debbie Marie Meeks, 42, 947 U.S. Hwy. 1 North; entered 7/16/18; Probation/Swainsboro PD/Middla Ga Probation; released 7/17/18; SPD

   Michael Holden, 54, 223 East Pine Street, Apt. B-4; entered 7/17/18; Probation/Superior Court; WALK-IN

   Renita Lyane Bush, 37, 1840 Days Drive, Augusta; entered 7/17/18; Probation/State Court/Middle Ga Probation; released Read More

Jack Lewis Waller Sr., 83

Posted by | July 25, 2018 4:26 pm

   Funeral services for Jack Lewis Waller Sr., 83, were held Monday, July 16, 2018, at Fleming Baptist Church in Augusta with Pastor Billy Adkins and Rev. Patrick Latta officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

   Mr. Jack Lewis Waller Sr. was a longtime member of Fleming Baptist Church of Augusta. He served as a deacon, greeter, Sunday school teacher, was a former RA Leader, and served on many mission trips. Read More

GSP issues four DUIs

Posted by | July 25, 2018 4:25 pm

      The following is a list of all DUI citations released from files of the Georgia State Patrol Post 19 for Emanuel County this week:

   Dylan Austin Tanner, 23, of Ludowici was arrested July 21 at 3:37 a.m.

   Holden Andrew Woodcock, 25, of Jesup was arrested July 21 at 3:37 a.m.

   Jessie Dawayne Weeks, 20, of Adrian was arrested July 21 at 10:11 p.m.

   Nicole Garrett Kersey, 27, of Adrian was

Suspect in Wilson homicide makes first appearance in court

Posted by | July 25, 2018 4:24 pm

   Priscilla Riner, 45, made her first court appearance Friday, July 20, in Emanuel County Superior Court. She is charged with malice murder, felony murder, involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, and four counts possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
   A specially called grand jury convened Thursday, July 19, and heard sworn testimony from the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI)
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Board members vote on purchasing gas-fueled buses

Posted by | July 25, 2018 4:21 pm


   On Monday, July 23, the board of education held its monthly workshop meeting at 7 p.m. Mase Henry led the prayer of invocation and John Allen Bailey led the Pledge of Allegiance.

   In reference to superintendent’s comments:

   • Dr. Kevin Judy presented a review of the recent administrative retreat held last week. He then announced that a new teacher orientation would be held Tuesday.

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ECSO Report 7-25

Posted by | July 25, 2018 4:20 pm

   Deputies with the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) reported…

   July 15

   Complainant struck a deer while traveling on Old Nunez Road.

   July 16

   Deputy responded to 1759 Highway 80 East in reference to a complainant’s cat being killed by a neighbor’s dog.

   Complainant reported a civil incident.

   Complainant reported theft by taking.

   Deputy was dispatched to 478 Quick Road.

   Complainant reported damaged property.

   Complainant reported disorderly conduct.

   July 17

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COTW: Sandra Kay Scarboro

Posted by | July 25, 2018 4:19 pm

   This week’s Cook of the Week is Sandra Kay Scarboro, wife of Glenn Scarboro. She has three daughters (Wendi, Ski, and Halei) and three grandchildren (Jackston, Kingston, and Ace). She has been the manager of East Georgia Financial for approximately eight years now. When she’s not busy spending time with her beloved grandsons, she can be found in the kitchen, whipping up delicious Sunday meals for her family. Here are Read More

Alma M. Neal, 90

Posted by | July 25, 2018 4:17 pm

   A celebration of life and homegoing service for Alma M. Neal, 90, of Kite will be held Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Kite First Baptist Church with Rev. Arthur Conley officiating and Rev. Allen Meeks assisting. Interment will follow in the Kite City Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. She passed away Monday, July 23, 2018, at Read More

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