Ruth “Ruthie” Lumpkin Simpson, 88

Posted by | October 5, 2017 4:10 pm

   Graveside memorial services for Ruth “Ruthie” Lumpkin Simpson, 88, of South Carolina will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, M.D. in October. She passed away Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

   Mrs. Ruth Lumpkin Simpson was born in Atlanta to the late William and Eugenia Ingram Lumpkin. She attended Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C., where she met her future husband Dr. Robert “Bob” Simpson. While married Read More


Notes from the Senate 10-4-17

Posted by | October 4, 2017 3:51 pm

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District

   700 COLUMNS

   When they told me the column this week would be the 700th NOTES FROM THE SENATE, I was a little taken aback.

   Don’t think we have missed many weeks over the years. So if we normally would publish about 52 per year, then we’ve been cranking these out for about 13 and one half years which would put the beginning date sometime … Read More


Appreciation dinner to be held tomorrow

Posted by | October 4, 2017 3:48 pm

Tomorrow, Oct. 5, beginning at 6:30 p.m., the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 103 will host an appreciation dinner at the Swainsboro Jaycee Fairgrounds. The dinner will provide meals to all emergency response personnels, law enforcement, EMS, firefighters, and first responders. To RSVP, contact Henry Thompson at 478-331-0320 or Wayne Davis at 478-331-8183.


One sentenced for child molestation charges

Posted by | October 4, 2017 3:45 pm

In Emanuel County Superior Court’s July 2017 term, Christopher Obearon Thomas negotiated a plea of guilty (Alford) on two counts child molestation. The first count rendered a 20-year prison sentence without parole. Count 2 rendered a 20-year probation sentence, which will run consecutively with Count 1. He also faced two additional counts of child molestation, both of which were deemed nol pros. Total, Thomas was sentenced to 40 years, the … Read More


Eunice Fields Scott Sconyers, 91

Posted by | October 4, 2017 3:40 pm

   Graveside services for Eunice Fields Scott Sconyers, 91, of Swainsboro were held Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at 1 p.m. in the Swainsboro City Cemetery with Rev. Keith Claxton officiating. She passed on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2017, at Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home.

   Mrs. Eunice Fields Scott Sconyers was born November 24, 1925, in Swainsboro to the late Hartridge W. Fields  and Carmel Bramlitt Fields. She retired from Independent Life Insurance … Read More


Jail List 10-4-17

Posted by | October 4, 2017 3:38 pm

   Quinton Jerome Andrews, 43, Swainsboro; entered 10/2/17; Child Support/Superior Court Contempt Order VGCSA Marijuana/poss less than oz; SPD

   Brandon Jermaine Armstrong, 28, Swainsboro; entered 9/26/17; COURT-Brought from Another Agency/Facility; ECSO

   Sheila Renee Boatright, 52, Swainsboro; entered 10/2/17; Dui/drugs, Failure to Maintain Lane; SPD

   Yaheed Tyquan Brooks, 24, Statesboro; entered 9/27/17; Burglary, Armed robbery, Murder, Murder; GBI

   Artavius Roddrigess Brown, 19, Swainsboro; entered 10/2/17; Aggr battery, Aggr assault, Armed robbery, Poss … Read More


ECSO Report 10-4-17

Posted by | October 4, 2017 3:36 pm

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

   September 14

   Deputy responded to 2689 Highway 1 North in reference to a domestic dispute.

   September 22

   Complainant requested a report in reference to a new license plate.

   September 23

   Complainant stated he and the offender were moving into a residence together. Complainant stated the offender took items belonging to the him, left, and went to her mother’s house.

   Complainant struck a … Read More


SPD Report 10-4-17

Posted by | October 4, 2017 3:35 pm

Officers with Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

   September 21

   Officer conducted a traffic stop at 212 North Main St. in reference to reckless driving.

   Officer conducted a traffic stop on Lambs Bridge Road.

   Officer conducted a traffic stop due to a vehicle out of compliance with headlight requirements.

   Officer was dispatched to Lucky Street in reference to a dog chasing cars and people. Dog owner was located and issued a … Read More


Community invited to Public Safety Education Day

Posted by | October 4, 2017 3:33 pm

   Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., citizens are invited to a public safety education seminar at the Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department located on McLeod Bridge Road. Tips on improving safety in the home, in the car, and during travel will be discussed.

   Those who attend will have an opportunity to visit the fire safety house, see a demonstration of a grease fire, watch a demonstration of the … Read More


Macy Lynn Purvis Mullis, 23

Posted by | October 4, 2017 3:28 pm

   Funeral services for Macy Lynn Purvis Mullis, 23, will be held Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of James Funeral Home with Father Patrick Otor officiating. Interment will follow in the Reedy Creek Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, from 6 – 8 p.m. She tragically lost her life in a vehicular accident at a restaurant … Read More


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