ECSO Report 10-31-18

Posted by | October 31, 2018 2:35 pm

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

October 19

Deputy responded to Highway 57 East in reference to an abandoned vehicle.

October 20

Victim stated that an offender assaulted her.

October 22

Complainant filed a report in reference to a burglary at the fairgrounds.

Complainant alleged that an offender had failed to pay him a debt. Deputy referred the complainant to the magistrate.

Deputy assisted with a child Read More

Rountree Island MBC to acknowledge ushers

Posted by | October 31, 2018 2:34 pm

Rountree Island Missionary Baptist Church (MBC) of Summertown will celebrate Usher Ministry Day on Sunday, November 4, and will host guest speaker, Pastor Richard A. Lawrence Jr. Sunday school service will begin at 10 a.m., followed by morning worship at 11:15 a.m. All are invited.

Melodyaires to perform at Oak Chapel homecoming

Posted by | October 31, 2018 2:34 pm

J. T. Logue of Wrightsville will be the featured speaker at Oak Chapel’s homecoming on Sunday, November 4.  Services will begin at 10:30 that morning with music by the Melodyaires, a popular group from South Carolina. This group of talented men love the Lord, their families, and their church. Their traditional and progressive southern gospel music keeps Jesus as the focal point of their ministry as they sing all over Read More

Jones Temple to celebrate pastor’s 25 years of service

Posted by | October 31, 2018 2:31 pm

Starting October 31 and ending November 2 at 7:30 p.m., Jones Temple Pentecostal Church of Deliverance invites the community to join in the celebration of Elder Hattie M. Gordon’s 25th pastoral anniversary. The occasion was rescheduled due to Hurricane Michael.

Several guest speakers have arranged speaking engagements. Apostle Linda Stone Travett will deliver the message on Wednesday, October 31. Apostle Melvin Byne will preach Thursday, November 1, followed by Minister Read More

Garfield UMC to celebrate homecoming

Posted by | October 31, 2018 2:30 pm

Garfield United Methodist Church (UMC), pastored by Bryan Price, announces two homecoming services slated for the month of November.

Kicking on the celebration on Saturday, November 3, service will begin at 7 p.m. and will welcome The Nunez Baptist Gospel Group for music, and Retired Major Jeff Odegard as guest speaker. A desert fellowship will follow in the fellowship hall.

Homecoming service will be held at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, Read More

Atelia “Tillie” Idez Sweat Hopkins, 83

Posted by | October 31, 2018 2:28 pm

A memorial service for Atelia “Tillie” Idea Sweat Hopkins, 83, of Swainsboro was held Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Reverends Mark Sweat and and Jim Harrell officiating. Interment followed in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery in Soperton. She died Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at her residence following an extended illness.

Mrs. Atelia “Tillie” Idea Sweat Hopkins was born November 10, 1934, Read More

Coach Roberts Speaks at Rotary

Posted by | October 29, 2018 2:53 pm

The Rotary Club of Swainsboro held its October 29, 2018 meeting at Catered Creations in Swainsboro. Wade Johnson provided the invocation and Milton Gray led the pledge, and Rotary Four-Way Test.

Mitchell Fagler was in charge of the program and introduced Swainsboro High School Football Head Coach, Scott Roberts. Roberts is a finance degree graduate of Georgia Southern University. However, his passion for football became larger and he decided coaching … Read More

Swainsboro High School Class of 1949, 1950 holds reunion

Posted by | October 26, 2018 5:00 pm

On October 13, 2018, the Swainsboro High School Class of 1949 and 1950 had their annual class reunion at Lynn & Bob’s Restaurant in Swainsboro. In case you skimmed over what you just read let me reiterate the years—1949 and 1950. That is 68 and 69 years ago, respectively.
It still amazes me that this Class of ’49 and ’50 get together each year. As I
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Lonesome Doom Gang to celebrate 19 years

Posted by | October 26, 2018 4:30 pm

The Lonesome Doom Gang will celebrate its 19th anniversary on Sunday, December 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Varner 4-H Clubhouse in Swainsboro.

Amanda Roberts Brown will be the featured guest speaker, and former Georgia Mass Choir member Dr. Barbara Jordan will be the featured soloist.

Retired educators will also be acknowledged. These individuals include Johnetta Cross Brazell, Annie O. Russell Callum, Mary Moore Parker, Mattie Hodges Washington, and Carolyn Read More

Letter to the Editor: The intersection of commerce and community

Posted by | October 26, 2018 4:00 pm

Dear Editor,

For me to put pen to paper, something has gone wrong. I want to make this letter as clear as possible. I love commerce and I love my community, a bit of an oxymoron.

Recently, a business was located in our neighborhood, a car wash. I thought it was a thoughtful improvement, clean cars make us better! Unfortunately, the “franchise” came with defects.

Defects? But how, you may Read More

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