Calvary UMC announces Vacation Bible School

Posted by | May 10, 2018 4:20 pm

   Volunteers at Calvary United Methodist Church are busy preparing for Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2018, entitled “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus.” The event is slated for Saturday, May 19. Registration for the day-long event will begin at 9:30 a.m., and it will feature classes for children ages 3-year-olds through current fifth graders. The day will conclude at 5:30 p.m. with a cookout for all participants and families.

   According to Linda Carmichael, Read More

Cassandra Eyvette Baldwin, 63

Posted by | May 10, 2018 4:19 pm

   Funeral services for Cassandra Eyvette Baldwin, 63, were held Sunday, April 29, 2018, at St. Philip Baptist Church with Rev. James E. Love presiding. She died Sunday, April 22, 2018.

   Ms. Cassandra Eyvette Baldwin was born in Emanuel County on December 6, 1954, to loving parents, Charles Crosby Baldwin II and Precious Easter Baldwin. She was reared in a Christian home and, at a very early age, accepted Christ into Read More

Bill Tant, 65

Posted by | May 10, 2018 4:17 pm

   Funeral services for Bill Tant, 65, of Swainsboro were held Sunday, May 6, 2018, in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home at 2 p.m. with Reverend Charles Hodges officiating. Interment followed in the Sardis Cemetery near Kite. He passed away Friday, May 4, 2018, at his residence following an extended illness.

   Mr. Bill Tant was born July 16, 1952, in Milledgeville to the late Andrew Tant and Ruby Hooks Tant. Read More

Beta Beta Chapter holds Founders’ Day celebration, installs new officers

Posted by | May 10, 2018 4:15 pm


   Delta Kappa Gamma President Lynn Torrance called the April 23rd meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. at Catered Creations and thanked all who had battled the elements to attend and for supporting Beta Beta. She thanked the hostesses for the beautiful graduation themed decorations and thanked the staff of Catered Creations for the delicious meals served.

   The first item on the agenda was the Read More

Project SAFE Modified Trap competes at district

Posted by | May 10, 2018 4:13 pm

   On April 21 and 28, the Emanuel County 4-H Project SAFE Modified Trap team competed at district qualifiers in Washington and Toombs counties. Competing were Blake Akridge, Daren Akridge, Marshall Amerson, Cole Bell, Conner Bell, Dustin Cavanah, Trey Chapman, Charles Colston, Jeremiah Colston, Christopher Denmark, Josie Drake, Justin Drake, Jacob Durden, Phoebe Durden, Austin Eubanks, Luke Fagler, Mason Funderburk, Riley Griner, Lexie Hammond, Ridge Henry, Gage Hooks, Nix Hooks, River Read More

SPD cites two DUI’s

Posted by | May 9, 2018 4:52 pm

   The following is a list of all DUI citations released from files of the Swainsboro Police Department for Emanuel County this week:

   Jonquez Tyneal Williams, 25, of Swainsboro was arrested April 28 at 5:20 p.m.

   Brain Maurice Rucker, 37, of Swainsboro was arrested April 28 at 10:44 p.m.

SPD Report 5-9-18

Posted by | May 9, 2018 4:50 pm

   Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

   April 27

   Victim reported battery.

   Officer collected a found phone.

   Complainant reported a reckless driver.

   Officer was dispatched to Mason Drive in reference to a smell of marijuana.

   April 28

   Officer conducted a traffic stop.

   Officer conducted an additional traffic stop.

   Officer conducted a traffic stop.

   April 29

   Complainant reported theft by taking of $1500 or less.

   Officers conducted an arrest.

   Complainant Read More

SHS Spanish class visits Dragon Loco

Posted by | May 9, 2018 4:50 pm

   On Friday, April 27, Swainsboro High School students in Alexandra Flowers’ Spanish III class visited Mexican restaurant El Dragon Loco for lunch. As a grade for their class, students placed their orders, asked the waiter/waitress for items, and paid while speaking in Spanish. Flowers said, “This is a real life experience that my students enjoyed. I am a proud teacher and have been blessed to have these smart, sweet kids Read More

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | May 9, 2018 4:48 pm

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District


    The arrival in grocery stores of delicious sweet Vidalia Onions in the last week or so only serves to remind us of our wonderful ability to grow food on our farmlands. I wonder if we take for granted sometimes that we can walk into a grocery store and find a bounty of fresh vegetables. For a good bit Read More

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