Jail List 9-19

Posted by | September 19, 2018 4:41 pm

      The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Tyson Stephens, on warrants obtained by one of several local law enforcement agencies, designated by each name: Drug Task Force (DTF); Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI); Georgia Department of Pardons and Parole (GAPP); Georgia State Patrol (GSP); Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO); Swainsboro Police Dept. (SPD); Stillmore Police Dept. (SMPD); Twin City Police Department (TCPD); Read More

GSP reports four DUIs

Posted by | September 19, 2018 4:40 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:

   Shaquille Oneal Cowart, 25 of Swainsboro, was arrested September 12 at 11:01 p.m.
   Joseph Hunter Vanryswyk, 19 of Midville, was arrested September 15 at 11:19 p.m.
   Walter Lee Morris, 39 of Swainsboro, was arrested September 15 at 12:14 a.m.
   Francisco Escobar, 54 of Norcross, was arrested

Career drug dealer sentenced to 140 months in prison: Trafficker distributed cocaine, crack in Richmond and Emanuel counties

Posted by | September 19, 2018 4:36 pm

   A Swainsboro, Ga., man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison for his role in a drug trafficking operation that distributed cocaine and crack cocaine in Emanuel and Richmond counties.

Tony Lanard Williams, 43, received the sentence of 140 months in federal prison from United States District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood. The leader of a drug trafficking organization that involved numerous other individuals, Williams was subject Read More

Lane selected to represent Georgia as NAA Ambassador

Posted by | September 19, 2018 4:35 pm

   Local auctioneer Rusty Lane of South Auction and Realty recently was appointed by the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) to be an NAA Ambassador for the state of Georgia.
   The NAA Ambassador program was started to enhance communication between state auctioneer associations and the National Auctioneers Association. Ambassadors will provide insight and guidance to the NAA Membership Department in order to enhance the NAA membership experience. They also act as liaisons
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Commissioners approve fire fee resolution

Posted by | September 19, 2018 4:34 pm


   The Board of Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, September 14. With several items on the agenda, the board opened the floor for public comments from Dianna Weddingcamp.

   Weddingcamp addressed the rising issue of sludge concerns. Working with a United Sludge Alliance, she presented concerns of sludge applications on farmlands and its affects on nearby areas. She requested that a specialized attorney Read More

Claxton family welcomes home baby girl

Posted by | September 19, 2018 4:33 pm

   Proud parents BJ and Lindsay Claxton are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Louise Claxon. Born July 30, 2018 at 5:57 p.m. at University Hospital of Augusta, she weighed 6 lb. 10 oz. and was 20” long.

   Ava Louise is the granddaughter of Ken and Sharon Tomlinson and Bobby and Melissa Claxton. She was welcomed home by her big brother, Ellis.

ECSO Report 9-19

Posted by | September 19, 2018 4:32 pm

Deputies with the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office reported…
   September 7

   Complainant reported fraud.

   Deputy assisted Twin City Police Department.

   September 8

   Victim reported a miscellaneous offense.

   Deputy assisted the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) with a 1-vehicle accident on Highway 56 North.

   Deputies assisted the GSP with a 3-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 80 and Highway 121.

   September 9

   Complainant reported harassing communications.

   Complainant reported a TPO violation.

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Sixth annual Gold Out Game this weekend at Rountree Stadium

Posted by | September 19, 2018 4:31 pm

   With September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, ECI will continue bringing awareness to the cause in its sixth year. Cherry Carruth, Karen Moxley, ECI, and the ECI boosters would like to invite the public to attend ECI’s Gold Out Game for Childhood Cancer on Friday, September 21.

   This year, five gold painted footballs signed by ECI football players will be presented to survivors, and one additional gold ball will be Read More

Donny Ray Jenkins, 62

Posted by | September 19, 2018 4:29 pm

   Funeral services for Donny Ray Jenkins, 62, of Kite were held Saturday, September 15, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Reverends Louis Pearce and Phil Wilson officiating. Interment followed at Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum. He died Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Community Hospice following an extended illness.

   Mr. Donny Ray Jenkins was born February 10, 1956 in Millen to Ray Edward Jenkins and Mary Read More

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