Telephone scam in operation

Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am

According to Emanuel County Sheriff Tyson Stephens, Emanuel County residents have received telephone calls from someone claiming to work for the Social Security Administration, or that the resident has won a sweepstakes. The caller has knowledge of the person’s name and telephone number, including unlisted numbers, and claims the government owes the resident money or that he or she has won a sweepstakes. The caller then proceeds to ask for … Read More


Myrtle Peebles Curry, 79

Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am

SWAINSBORO—Funeral for Myrtle Peebles-Curry, 79, was held Friday, Dec. 17, 2004 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Southern Heritage Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Jenkins and Rev. Marty McLeod officiating. Burial was in Eastbrook Cemetery in Swainsboro. She died Dec. 15, 2004 at Swainsboro Nursing Home after a brief illness.

Mrs. Curry was born in Emanuel County and a member of Calvary United Methodist Church. She served as treasurer … Read More


LaKeith Hughes graduates from Georgia Tech

Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am

LaKeith Hughes recently graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology and has accepted a position with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a BS in Industrial Engineering.

LaKeith’s mother, Lillie Hughes, works at Swainsboro Technical College. After attending the graduation ceremony, Mrs. Hughes commented, “I am very proud of LaKeith. He has worked hard to obtain his education and I feel that he will be a … Read More


Savvy Senior:Choosing Assisted Living

Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am

Dear Savvy Senior,

A friend of mine was telling me recently about an article she read in

USA Today

a while back about assisted living facilities and mistakes that have been made with people living there. My brother and I are thinking about an assisted living center for Mom – she’s 80 and she is starting to need some help. We are planning to visit some local centers and were … Read More


Arnold Bennett, 65

Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am

MILLEN—Funeral for Arnold Bennett, 65, was held Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Deep Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Barksdale and Bobby Taylor Jr. officiating. Burial was in Bennett Family Cemetery. He died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004 at Syl-View Nursing Home after an extended illness.

Mr. Bennett was a native of Jenkins County and retired from Jockey International. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, … Read More



Jail Activity

Posted by | December 29, 2004 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




Carolyn Durden, 64

Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am

SWAINSBORO—Funeral for Carolyn Durden, 64, was held Monday, Dec. 27, 2004 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Heritage Funeral Home with Elder Tom Rountree, Rev. Robert Webb, Rev. Donnie Bush and Rev. Kelmer Durden officiating. Burial was in Swainsboro City Cemetery. She died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004 at Emanuel Medical Center.

Ms. Durden was born May 8, 1940 and was a lifelong resident of Emanuel County. She was … Read More


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