Jerry “JB” Lee Bright, 64

Posted by | May 16, 2018 1:54 pm

   Funeral services for Jerry Lee Bright, 64, were held Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Life’s Hope Ministries of Decatur with Pastor Eric Jackson officiating. Interment followed in Kennedy Memorial Gardens in Ellenwood. He died Saturday, May 5, 2018.

   Mr. Jerry “JB” Lee Bright was born in Swainsboro on August 16, 1953, as the fifth of eight children to the late Samuel and Ethel Bright. He graduated from Read More

Jail list 5-16-18

Posted by | May 16, 2018 1:53 pm

   Shonquzz Javon Bostic, 32, 225 Washington Ave.; entered 5/7/2018; Probation/Swainsboro PD/ Middle Ga Probation; released 5/7/2018; SPD

   Alissa Eileen Ackerson, 29, 303 Carriage Oaks Dr., Tyrone; entered 5/8/2018; Dui/alch, Driving lic susp/rev VGCSA Possession of Drug Related Object, Failure to Maintain Lane, Poss of TNC Oil, Poss with intent to dist. Meth; released 5/9/2018; OPPD

   Shanna Marie Stevens, 34, 554 Turner Dr.; entered 5/8/2018; Hold for Out of County Billing, Read More

GSP issues four DUIs

Posted by | May 16, 2018 1:51 pm

      The following is a list of all DUI citations released from files of the Georgia State Patrol Post 19 for Emanuel County this week:

   Paul Fontenot, 48, of Millen was arrested May 12 at 10:15 p.m.

   Ricardo Jose Monjaraz, 36, of Oak Park was arrested May 13 at 12:48 a.m.

Sheriff issues statement regarding unauthorized use of campaign photo

Posted by | May 16, 2018 1:41 pm

   From the office of Emanuel County Sheriff J. Tyson Stephens on May 10, 2018:
   “To Whom It May Concern,
   An advertisement for State Court Solicitor candidate Jess Clifton appeared on Page 2-A of the May 9, 2018 edition of the Swainsboro Forest Blade newspaper. In this campaign ad, a photograph was used that shows myself, Clifton and Governor Deal.
   The photograph used in this ad was taken in Governor Deal’s
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Mason seeking BOE seat

Posted by | May 16, 2018 1:40 pm

   Tracy Mason has qualified to run for the Emanuel County Board of Education District 4 seat.
   Mason and her husband, Cliff, are lifelong residents of Emanuel County and have two children, Ethan (7) and Caroline (14).
   She attended Emanuel County Schools and graduated from Swainsboro High School in 1987. She is a graduate of East Georgia State College and a summa cum laude graduate of Strayer University with a bachelor’s
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Make plans to attend big check ceremony for Dixie Theatre!

Posted by | May 16, 2018 1:38 pm

   Tomorrow, May 17, at 3 p.m., the Fox Theatre Institute, The Historic Dixie Theatre, and the City of Swainsboro will host a big check ceremony at the Emanuel County Courthouse in recognition of a recent grant received from the Fox Theatre Institute.


Posted by | May 16, 2018 1:30 pm

   Due to incorrect information submitted, the date of the annual joint FFA parent and member awards banquet for Swainsboro High School and Swainsboro Middle School will be held on Thursday, May 17. The article that ran in last week’s edition was erroneous, as it stated the event was slated for Tuesday, May 23.

ECSO Report 5-16-18

Posted by | May 16, 2018 1:29 pm

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

   May 7

   Complainant reported a civil incident.

   Complainant reported a civil incident.

   Complainant reported striking a deer while traveling west on I16.

   Deputy responded to 199 Eagle Pass in reference to theft of articles from a vehicle.

   Deputies responded to 896 Sunset Dr. in reference to a domestic dispute.

   Deputies responded to 119 S. Church St. in reference to a domestic Read More

Clay “Ft. Lauderdale” Foster, 46

Posted by | May 16, 2018 1:28 pm

   Funeral services for Clay “Ft. Lauderdale” Foster, 46, of Swainsboro were held Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 1 p.m. at St. Philip Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Delmus Mosley officiating. He died Sunday, May 6, 2018, following a sudden illness.

   Mr. Clay “Ft. Lauderdale” Foster was born on August 11, 1971, as the second born child of Mary Ann Foster and the late Julius Foster Sr. He was a member Read More

Smith Grove Missionary Baptist announces anniversary, revival

Posted by | May 16, 2018 1:26 pm

   On Wednesday, May 16, through Friday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. nightly, Smith Grove Missionary Baptist Church (MBC) will host a spring revival featuring guest minister Jerry Walden of Wrightsville.

   Guest churches to be welcomed on Wednesday service will include Lester Grove MBC, Oak Grove MBC, St. Paul AME, McCloud Covenant, and St. Galilee. Thursday will see Rountree Island MBC, Willow Spring MBC, Trinity MBC, Coleman Chapel AME, and New Read More

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