Jail list 3-20-19

Posted by | March 20, 2019 4:57 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 cites two for DUI

Posted by | March 20, 2019 4:56 pm

The following is a list of all Emanuel County DUI citations for the past week released by Georgia State Patrol’s Post 19:

Clayton Frank Brown, 60 of Swainsboro, was arrested March 16 at 3:28 a.m.

Leticia Tylean Tucker, 42 of Swainsboro, was arrested March 17 at 1:45 a.m.


Commissioners approve purchase of demo truck for fire department after main engine totaled in I-16 accident

Posted by | March 20, 2019 4:55 pm

by WHITLEY CLIFTON

The Emanuel County Board of Commissioners held its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, March 18, at 6 p.m.

The commissioners heard a request for a fire truck purchase from County Administrator Guy Singletary and Swainsboro Fire Department’s Chief Mike Strobridge.

An important fire truck used to respond to emergencies was left totaled during a recent accident on Interstate 16.

Needing to replace the important engine, a Read More


Council declines funding for completion of Dixie Theatre project

Posted by | March 20, 2019 4:53 pm

by WHITLEY CLIFTON

Mayor Charles Schwabe and the Swainsboro City Council gathered Monday, March 18, at 6 p.m. at Swainsboro City Hall for a special called meeting.

Calling the meeting to order, council members discussed the funding of the Dixie Theatre.

Mayor Schwabe explained to council members that the committee has worked diligently to raise funds for the project. As of March 18, it was reported that approximately $800,000 has Read More


Special week honors Georgia’s school boards

Posted by | March 20, 2019 4:52 pm

Emanuel County Schools is joining in a statewide celebration this week to salute the efforts of local school board members. The week of March 18-22, 2019 has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia.

The week-long observance calls attention to the contributions of local boards of education.

“Citizens elect board members to represent the community’s voice on education matters and to set the vision for the school district,” said Read More


ECSO Report 3-20-19

Posted by | March 20, 2019 4:51 pm

The following are reports from Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office…

March 8

A complainant filed a report in reference to her missing dog.

A deputy visited an establishment on North Anderson Drive and arrested an offender who had an outstanding warrant.

March 11

A deputy spoke with a complainant over the phone and took a report. The complainant gave the deputy his name but stated he did not want to provide Read More


Bulldogs split games against two region opponents

Posted by | March 20, 2019 4:50 pm

The ECI baseball team played two important region games last week, splitting the two games. They defeated their rivals from Jenkins County on Tuesday but lost in Savannah Friday against the Raiders, who remain undefeated in region.

Tuesday, March 12, the Bulldogs hosted Jenkins County. Both teams came into the game with one region loss. ECI defeated their neighbors 12-4.

Tyler Flakes went the distance on the mound for the Read More


EAC to hold auditions for ‘Steel Magnolias’

Posted by | March 20, 2019 4:49 pm

The Emanuel Arts Council (EAC) will sponsor open auditions for ‘Steel Magnolias’ on Tuesday, March 26, at 5:30 p.m. at Vann Community House in Swainsboro.

The play, written by Robert Harling, became an instant hit Off-Broadway in New York City in 1987. The success of the play led to a major motion picture in 1989, starring Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Dolly Parton, Darryl Hannah, and Julia Roberts.

“We Read More


Double Dose Gymnastics heads to state, nationals

Posted by | March 20, 2019 4:47 pm

Local gymnasts of Double Dose Gymnastics began their season in October 2018 by competing throughout the state of Georgia. Since then, they have earned a spot in the state championships in Acworth as well as the national championships in Orlando, Florida.

Competitive gymnastics takes hard work and long hours in the gym. It also takes dedication and commitment not just from the athletes, but from their families, too. The coaches, Read More


Tough week of baseball for DEA

Posted by | March 20, 2019 4:45 pm

by HALEI LAMB

Last week was a hard one for David Emanuel Academy’s baseball team. The varsity boys dropped its second game of the season, losing 14–2 against Central Fellowship Christian Academy. The middle school boys lost to Vidalia Heritage Academy but managed to scratch out a win against CFCA.

DEA started the week on Thursday with a middle school road game against Vidalia Heritage and lost 4–1. Clayton Hood Read More


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