William “Billy” R. Johnson, 71

Posted by | March 30, 2005 12:00 am

TWIN CITY—Funeral for William “Billy” R. Johnson, 71, was held Sunday, March 27, 2005 at 3 p.m. at Garfield Baptist Church with Elder Tommy Rountree and Rev. Scott Osborne officiating. Burial was in Hebron Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. He died Friday, March 25, 2005 at his residence after an extended illness.

Mr. Johnson was born on Sept. 22, 1933 and was a lifelong resident of Emanuel County. He was a … Read More

Calling all enthusiastic bicyclists Wally Gallian

Posted by | March 30, 2005 12:00 am

I am writing this column early to give all bicyclists and potential cyclists enough time to start training and limber up for the Pine Tree Breeze bicycle ride on Saturday, April

30. While this important event is a month away, it is a good benefit in our community and deserves our attention.

The Pine Tree Breeze directly benefits the Herrington Homestead for Boys. All proceeds generated by the ride go … Read More

Jail Activity

Posted by | March 30, 2005 12:00 am

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 Dept. (TCPD); … Read More

Ovid H. “Judge” Beasley, 60

Posted by | March 30, 2005 12:00 am

KITE—Funeral services for Ovid H. “Judge” Beasley, 60, was held Saturday, March 26, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Oaky Grove Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Lee Price officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Born in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Donieree Poole Beasley. He was a member of Oaky Grove Primitive Baptist Church and was retired from Georgia Southern University. Mr. Beasley passed away Wednesday … Read More

Jacob Grimes celebrates at ‘SpongeBob’ party

Posted by | March 30, 2005 12:00 am

Jacob Grimes, son of Glenn “Bubba” and Wendy Grimes, celebrated his birthday Feb. 26 at the Open Door Youth Center. Jacob was 2 years old Feb.


The theme of the party was “SpongeBob. Decorations included pineapples, palm trees, grass skirts, sand and balloons.

Guests were served a delicious meal of “Krabby Patties,” (hamburgers), Rotel dip and chips, Goldfish, ice cream, punch and birthday cake made by Jacob’s mother.

Jacob … Read More

New Arrivals

Posted by | March 30, 2005 12:00 am

+++ Jessica Nichole Woods of Swainsboro announces the birth of her daughter, Sha’Quantiana Lydae Woods, March 16 at Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro. Maternal grandmother is the late Deloris Gadson. Sha’Quantiana was welcomed home by her brothers, Ja’Derrius, Ja’Quavious and Antonio.

+++ Larry and Julie Perkins of Swainsboro announce the birth of their son, Jake Christian Perkins, March 17 at Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro. Maternal grandparents are Sally Robertson … Read More

Paralegal certificate course offered at EGC

Posted by | March 30, 2005 12:00 am

East Georgia College will offer a Para-legal Certificate Course on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays April 4, to May 26 from 6:-9:30 p.m.The curriculum, designed by the Center for Legal Studies, is for beginning as well as advanced legal personnel and consists of 84 hours of instruction over seven week period. All students completing the course will receive a Certificate from East Georgia College.

“Students will be trained to assist trial … Read More

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