Owen Lamar “Lee” Studstill Jr., 63

Posted by | September 5, 2019 4:29 pm

Owen Lamar “Lee” Studstill Jr., 63, of Arlington, IL, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2019 after an extended illness at Heartland Health Care Center in Henry, IL.

Memorial services were held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at the Mueller Funeral Home, Peru, IL with Pastor Brett Todd of Grace United Methodist Church, LaSalle, IL officiating. Visitation was held from 4 until 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Read More

Myrtle Ruth Coleman Flanders

Posted by | September 5, 2019 4:28 pm

Myrtle Ruth Coleman Flanders, 98, of Garden City, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Monday, August 26, 2019 at her home under the care of Hospice Savannah and surrounded by her loving family.
A native of Emanuel County, Flanders was the daughter of the late Jordan and Mary Jane Curl Coleman. She was a very active member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church until its closing, and
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Myrna Ruth Coursey Warf, 62

Posted by | September 5, 2019 4:27 pm

Myrna Ruth Coursey Warf, 62, of Swainsboro passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, surrounded by those she loved.

Born July 30, 1957 in Savannah, she was the youngest child of the late Robert Perry Coursey and Minnie Ruth Boyles Coursey of Guyton. She was married to the late Nicholas Henry Warf Jr. in 1977 and enjoyed 38 years of loving matrimony before becoming a widow. Warf was immensely proud Read More

Mills selected for special performance during upcoming Bulldog football season

Posted by | September 5, 2019 4:26 pm


Hunter Mills was one of four Redcoat Band members chosen to play the Battle Hymn solo at the home games for the Georgia Bulldogs. Mills is a 2018 graduate of Swainsboro High School and is in his second year at UGA as a music performance major. He is the son of Johnny and Stacy Mills of Swainsboro.  He will perform the solo at two of the Read More

Lady Dawgs continue hot streak with two wins

Posted by | September 5, 2019 4:25 pm


The ECI softball had two more victories last week to extend their winning streak to nine games, losing their last game on August 14 against GMC.  They are 14-2 overall and are undefeated in region play with a 4-0 record.

“The girls are finding out that when you have such a hot start to the season, it puts a bullseye on you,” commented coach Frank Wimberly on Read More

James Roy Sikes, 77

Posted by | September 5, 2019 4:24 pm

Mr. James Roy Sikes, 77, of Twin City, passed away on Wednesday morning, August 21, 2019 at University Hospital in Augusta after a brief illness.

He was born on March 29, 1942 to Mr. Robbie and Mrs. Bertie Holland Sikes in Cobbtown. In 1978, he moved back to this area from Gastonia, North Carolina. He was employed as a mechanic with Emanuel County for several years and was of the Read More

Freddy A. Hayslip, 68

Posted by | September 5, 2019 4:23 pm

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of  Mr. Freddy A. Hayslip, age 68, of Midville on Sunday, September 1, 2019, at his residence.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. Keith Claxton officiating. Interment followed in the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery near Kite. The family received friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 6-8 p.m.

Pallbearers wereRead More

Wells instructs workshop at Franklin Memorial

Posted by | September 5, 2019 4:21 pm

On Wednesday, August 28, Franklin Memorial Library sponsored a make-and-take needlepoint on canvas workshop. Each participant was presented canvas, needle, scissors, and yarn along with a precut pattern. Phyllis Wells, instructor, guided the attendees through threading the needles, choosing the right yarn, and stitching techniques.

Several of her completed projects were on display to show the variety of possible items that could be transformed with plastic canvas and yarn. Wells Read More

EGSC professor writes article for criminal justice publication

Posted by | September 5, 2019 4:21 pm

Dr. Brittany Strickland, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminal Justice Coordinator at East Georgia State College in Swainsboro, will have a published article in The Pursuit Journal in September. The Pursuit Journal is peer-reviewed publication of the Criminal Justice Association of Georgia. Dr. Strickland’s article will be published in issue three of volume three.

Dr. Strickland currently teaches the Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminology, Courts and Basic Criminal Procedure, Read More

DAR announces upcoming meeting

Posted by | September 5, 2019 4:19 pm

The Governor David Emanuel-Adam Brinson Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its first meeting of FY 2019-2020 on Thursday, September 12, at 3 p.m. at the Norma and Julian Sconyers Clubhouse, located at 110 Cain St. in Swainsboro.

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