BOE executive session release

Posted by | May 15, 2019 4:31 pm

The following information has been released in reference to an executive session held by the Board of Education on Monday, May 13:

The board approved the employment of the following certified teachers, pending NCIC results: Adele Bauman, Steven Cooler, Troy Hester, Cameo Holloway, Jane Riner, and Thomas Sconyers. Also approved were Ronald Hirst, assistant principal, and Loretta Johnson, counselor.

Michelle Scott was approved by the board as a 49 percent Read More

Board of ed recognizes valedictorians, salutatorians during Monday’s meeting

Posted by | May 15, 2019 4:30 pm


The Emanuel County Board of Education convened for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, May 13, at 7 p.m. at the central office.

Student recognition honoring valedictorians Anna Wiggins (ECI), Esmeralda Hernandez (SHS); salutatorians Camryn Rountree (ECI) and Charlsey Kelly (SHS); and FFA and CTI state participants were first on the agenda and were presented by Assistant Superintendent Toni Terwilliger and Stefanie Mason, director of assessment Read More

ECSO Report 5-15-19

Posted by | May 15, 2019 4:27 pm

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

May 6

Complainant reported theft of automobile.

Complainant reported an unknown subject continues to play loud music in the area of Wallerwood Circle.

Complainant reported a lost or mislaid firearm.

Victim reported a known offender entering a residence and stealing change without permission. Loose change was also reported being missing from vehicle at residence.

Deputy responded to the area of Magnolia Read More

New Mount Moriah postpones revival

Posted by | May 15, 2019 4:25 pm

The annual spring revival for New Mount Moriah AME Church scheduled for May 23 and May 24 has been postponed until a later date. The church apologizes in advance for any inconvenience this postponement may have caused.

New Mount Moriah’s annual Men and Women’s Day will still be held May 26 at 2 p.m. The guest speaker for this occasion will be the dynamic Rev. Minnie Pitts, pastor of Saint Read More

Women’s conference to be held at New Hope World Outreach

Posted by | May 15, 2019 4:23 pm

New Hope World Outreach, located at 211 Lee Street in Swainsboro, will host its annual women’s conference May 15 through May 17 at 7 p.m. nightly.

Guest speakers for this event will include First Lady Jennifer Rackins of Bethlehem Temple on Wednesday, Dr. Catherine Braswell of Hand of God Ministry on Thursday, and Reverend Minnie Pitts of St. Paul A.M.E. of Summertown on Friday. The theme for the conference is Read More

Local church to mark anniversary

Posted by | May 15, 2019 4:22 pm

Johnson Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 120th anniversary with services on Friday, May 17, and Sunday, May 19.

Friday’s service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Reverend Levi Sapp will be the guest speaker.

Sunday’s service will kick off with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by mass meeting at 10:30. Juroil and Earnestine Williams will be master and mistress of the ceremony. Dinner will follow.

Various guest churches Read More

Anniversary services announced Garfield church

Posted by | May 15, 2019 4:12 pm

Johnson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will host anniversary services on May 14 through May 16 at 7:30 p.m. nightly and on Sunday, May 19, at 12 p.m.

Guest ministers will include Pastor Robert Johnson Jr. on Tuesday, Pastor James Waltower on Wednesday, and Pastor Dr. Ricky Arthur on Thursday. Sunday’s service will feature Bishop Dr. K.E. McNeal. Johnny L. Branch, assistant youth pastor, and Evangelist S. Wadley, church daughter of Read More

Holy Zion to host revival

Posted by | May 15, 2019 4:11 pm

This week, Holy Zion Church of Metter will host spring fellowship revival services featuring Apostle T.V. Outen of Savannah. A slate of guest churches will be in attendance each night.

The weekday services on Thursday, May 16, and Friday, May 17, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Services on May 19 will begin with Sunday school at 10:30 a.m., followed by the worship service at 11:30.

Pastor Johnny Ray Jones invites


Posted by | May 15, 2019 4:10 pm

Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church started revival Tuesday, May 14. The services will continue Wednesday, May 15; Thursday, May 16; and Sunday, May 19. Rev. Carl Wardlaw Jr. will be the speaker.

This is a correction for information that appeared in last week’s edition, which stated that revival would be on “Tuesday, May 16;” “Wednesday, May 17;” and Thursday, May 18.”

Also, Rev. Pastor Melvin Adams Jr. will be the Read More

Celia Mae Addison Byrd, 91

Posted by | May 15, 2019 4:09 pm

   Funeral Services for Celia Mae Addison Byrd, 91, of Swainsboro will held at St. Philip Missionary Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service. Interment will follow in the Swainsboro City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Chapman Funeral Home. She passed away Thursday, May Read More

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