James Dwight Kirby, 51

Posted by | October 11, 2017 4:20 pm

   Funeral services for James Dwight Kirby, 51, of Midway were held in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, with Reverends Tim Hicks and Jim Harrell officiating. Interment followed in the New Hope Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. He passed away Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at his residence following a brief illness.

   Mr. James Dwight Kirby was born June 2, 1966, in Swainsboro to … Read More


Bobby Mason Peebles, 82

Posted by | October 11, 2017 4:18 pm

   Funeral services for Bobby Mason Peebles, 82, of Adrian will be held Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Emanuel Christian Ministries Church with Rev. Bunny Hudson and Rev. Brad McKenzie officiating. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 12:30 p.m. until the time of service. Interment will follow in the Swainsboro City Cemetery. He passed away Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at his residence.

   Mr. Bobby … Read More


Elizabeth Mincey Mills Welch, 90

Posted by | October 11, 2017 4:16 pm

   Funeral services for Elizabeth Mincey Mills Welch, 90, were held Friday, Oct. 2, 2017, at 10 a.m. in Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Reverend Franklin Sasser officiating. Interment followed in Hebron Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Garfield. She passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2017, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mrs. Elizabeth Mincey Mills Welch was born February 3, 1927, in Garfield to the late Willie and Ada Bell Hendley Mincey. She was … Read More


Thomas Amerson Sr., 68

Posted by | October 11, 2017 4:05 pm

Funeral services for Thomas Amerson Sr., 68, of Twin City were held Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, in the chapel of Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Williams officiating. Interment followed in the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville. He died on September 27, 2017, at Candler County Hospital under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice.

Mr. Thomas Amerson was a retired veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded … Read More


Sam Purvis Jr., 81

Posted by | October 11, 2017 4:04 pm

   Funeral services for Sam Purvis Jr., 81, of Wadley were held in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, with Reverend Joe Bedgood officiating. Interment followed in the Rich Family Cemetery. He passed away Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at his residence following an extended illness.

Mr. Sam Purvis Jr. was born August 18, 1936, in Wadley to the late Sam Clark Purvis Sr. and … Read More


SPD Report 10-11

Posted by | October 11, 2017 4:00 pm

Officers with Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

   September 27

   Officer conducted a traffic stop on Industrial Way.

   Officer responded to Williams Street in reference to terroristic threats.

   Victim reported terroristic threats.

   Officer was notified of a wanted individual.

   Victim reported his identity had been stolen.

   September 28

   Officer was dispatched to 654 South Main St. in reference to criminal trespass.

   September 30

   Officer responded to North Main Street in reference … Read More


Jail List 10-11

Posted by | October 11, 2017 3:58 pm

   Patrick Lerunn Marion, 50, 215 Brown St.; entered 10/2/2017; aggravated assault, firearm possession by convicted felon, theft/receiving/stolen property; SPD

   Christopher Blake Cannon, 27, 32 Apostlic Ln.; entered 10/2/2017; VGCSA/VIO Ga control substance, probation/Superior Court; theft/taking; ECSO

   Sheila Renee Boatright, 52, 713 Longview Rd.; entered 10/2/2017; DUI/drugs, failure to maintain lane; released 10/2/2017; SPD

   Artavius Roddrigess Brown, 21, 529 Gumlog Rd., Apt. D4; entered 10/2/2017; aggravated battery, aggravated assault, armed robbery, … Read More


ECSO 10-11

Posted by | October 11, 2017 3:56 pm

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

   October 5

   Complainant struck a deer while traveling on Highway 57 East.

   October 6

   Complainant struck a deer while traveling on Highway 56 South.

   Complainant struck a deer while traveling on Highway 1 South.

   Complainant’s tire blew out while traveling on Interstate 16 East, causing her to wreck.

   Deputies were dispatched to US 1 South in reference to a domestic in … Read More


Local Green Beret killed in Niger attack

Posted by | October 11, 2017 3:53 pm

by HALEI LAMB

An Emanuel County native, Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, has been identified as one of four Green Berets killed in ambush while stationed in West Africa. The attack occurred Wednesday, Oct. 4. He was 29-years-old. Wright and three fellow Green Berets—Sgt. La David Johnson of Florida, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson of Ohio, and Staff Sgt. Bryan Black of Washington state—had been patrolling with Nigerien forces when they were … Read More


Judge McNeely speaks at EGSC

Posted by | October 11, 2017 11:10 am

Recently, State Court Judge Richard McNeely visited East Georgia State College to speak to the first-year Correll Scholars on the value of community engagement.

Judge McNeely, who currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the EGSC Foundation, discussed the value of a community in the shaping of one’s personal and intellectual wellbeing. Taking a page from French thinker De Tocqueville, he reminded students that most of what is learned takes … Read More


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