Miss Turner, Mr. Rollins to wed

Posted by | August 2, 2017 2:11 pm

   Mr. and Mrs. Kelvin Turner of Canoochee are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Natalie Jade Turner, to Mr. Dylan Brett Rollins.

   The future groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Odom and Anthony Rollins and the late Ms. Meghan Rollins.

   Miss Turner is…

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Miss Durden, Mr. Williams united in holy matrimony

Posted by | August 2, 2017 2:08 pm

   Miriam Dalana Durden and Blake Wallace Williams were united in a Christian worship ceremony of marriage at First Baptist Church in Statesboro at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Pamela Gay Lee and Mr. Dal Dickson Durden. The groom is the son of Mrs. Lauralee Lanier Wood and Mr. Joel Preston Williams. Grandparents of the bride are Mrs. Mary Gay and the … Read More

God made everyone different

Posted by | August 2, 2017 2:04 pm


   I have always suffered from being overweight. Even as a kid, I was always the biggest kid, the kid who was picked on for being fat, the one nobody wanted to play with. But my wonderful gift for gab and my friendly personality won me over many friends, many who are still my close friends to this day. I was always picked on, even as a young … Read More

“You know when something’s wrong”

Posted by | August 2, 2017 2:01 pm


   I keep hearing the words, “You know when something is wrong with your body,” in Facebook videos by Jolly Martin. Despite having seen three doctors in the last three years who found nothing, I still felt there was something wrong. But, I began thinking my symptoms was just something I had to live with and my problems were really nothing.

   You know, God really works in mysterious … Read More

Gospel sing slated for Saturday

Posted by | August 2, 2017 1:59 pm

   The Holy Zion Church of Metter, located on Mincy Street, will host a gospel sing on Saturday, August 5, beginning at 6 p.m. This event will feature Holy Zion’s senior choir, The Moses Brothers, Rev. Joe Davis and the Mellow Toner of Swainsboro, The Trumpets of Joy, and Deacon Ronald McCarr and The Gospel Travelers of Savannah. Refreshments will be served. Pastor Johnny Ray Jones and members of Mt. Zion … Read More

McKenzie reunion planned

Posted by | August 2, 2017 1:53 pm

   Descendants of George B. and Isabell Youmans McKenzie and Mattie Harrell McKenzie will gather for their annual family reunion at the Vann Community House in Swanisboro on August 6. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Lunch will be served around 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Cassandra Hall at 478-469-5712.

Fighting for the quality of life

Posted by | August 2, 2017 1:44 pm


    Picture this. It’s getting close to summertime, meaning everyone is going to want that beach-glow look. You’ve heard of the hazards caused by ultraviolet radiation. But come on, out of all the people in this world, certainly your heath is well enough that it won’t affect you. Wrong. To be more exact, that thesis is extremely inaccurate. In fact, no one is promised the gift of superb … Read More

SPD Report 8-2-17

Posted by | August 2, 2017 1:41 pm

   Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

   July 24

   Officer responded to 732 Prosperity Dr. in reference to a stolen push mower.

   Officer responded to 220 Lee St. A. in reference to a stolen push mower.

   Officer responded to 414 S. Main St. in reference to shoplifting.

   Officer responded to 335 New St. in reference to criminal trespass on private property.

   June 25

   Officer responded to 414 S. Main … Read More

Sheriff Report 8-2-17

Posted by | August 2, 2017 1:39 pm

July 23

   Deputy responded to Old Wadley Rd./Hawhamock Ch. Rd. in reference to damaged public property.

    July 25

   Deputy responded to 423 Hwy. 46 E. in reference to a civil matter.

   Deputy responded to 155 Glenwood Rd. in reference to family violence.

   Complainant reported a sign, with post, located at the intersection of Hwy. 56 and Wadley Coleman Lake Rd. was stolen.

   July 26

   Deputy responded to 154 Harrison Dr. … Read More

Jail list 8-2-17

Posted by | August 2, 2017 1:34 pm

   Mason Thomas Wheelock, 19, 2 Brookview Tarris, Saratogo Springs, N.Y.; entered 7/24/2017; D.U.I./drugs, VGCSA/CIO ga control substantice, Failure to maintain lane, Less Safe/Refusal, Improper U-Turn, Trafficking Schedule IV; WALK IN

   Mark James Brock, 60, 2212 Euclid Cir. S., Clearwater, Fla.; entered 7/24/2017; VGCSA Marijuana/poss less than oz, Commercial Vehicle Driver using/possessing alcohol; released 7/24/2017; MCCD

   Josephine Hernandez, 29; entered 7/24/2017; Suspended Registration, Driving while unlicensed/expired; released 7/24/2017; OPPD

   Tom May … Read More

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