Alma L. Newsome, 76

Posted by | September 12, 2019 5:05 pm

Funeral services for Alma L. Newsome, 76, of Swainsboro were held Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Reverend Joe Bedgood officiating. Interment followed at Blundale Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Chapman Funeral Home. She passed away Monday, September 2, 2019 at her residence following a brief illness.

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Let’s talk HOME

Posted by | September 12, 2019 12:12 pm

Home, a place where one resides.

There are many, many residents who live amongst the areas of our wonderful county. Some are natives, some are new residents, and some have moved away from Emanuel County but still consider it to be their “home.”

Natives, newcomers, and past residents, we want to hear from you!

What do you love most about living in Emanuel County?

*Responses and photos may be requested Read More

EGSC Bobcat Athletics begin fall season at softball showcase

Posted by | September 12, 2019 12:04 pm

East Georgia State College Bobcat Athletics kicked off the fall season Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the first GCAA Sophomore Softball Showcase in Macon, Ga., at Mercer University.  The EGSC softball team sent 10 participants to the event.

The event started with a pro-style tryout in front of over 20 four-year college coaches. During the tryout, athletes ran 20-yard dashes for times and made infield and outfield throws to showcase … Read More

Deputy recovering from injuries sustained in Oak Park incident, two in custody

Posted by | September 11, 2019 8:36 pm

An Emanuel County sheriff’s deputy is recovering from injuries received during an investigation. 

According to Chief Deputy Rocky Davis, on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at approximately 11:45am, deputies were dispatched to the Dollar General store in Oak Park in reference to a report of a suspicious person. 

Upon arrival, Lt. David McVey spoke with employees of the Dollar General and waited on a Georgia State Trooper in the area Read More

SHS celebrating homecoming this week

Posted by | September 11, 2019 4:30 pm


Swainsboro High School is celebrating homecoming this week with many activities to go along with the theme “Cannot Tame Our Tiger Pride.” Dress-up days included Mime Day on Monday, Twin Day on Tuesday, Animal Day on Wednesday, Circus Day on Thursday, and Spirit Day on Friday.

Additionally, each grade level selected representatives to serve on homecoming court. Ninth graders are Daniella Delgado and Lawren Wadley, 10th graders Read More

SPD Report 9-11-19

Posted by | September 11, 2019 4:29 pm

Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

August 29

Complainant reported finding a CCY 9MM inside her residence. The gun did not belong to her, but the complainant advised of its possible owner. The firearm was cleared by officer and its information ran by 911 indicated the firearm had no record.

Officer made a traffic stop after observing a driver operate a vehicle down in the wrong direction on Read More

Legals 9-11-19

Posted by | September 11, 2019 4:27 pm



All creditors of the estate of Wauneatha H. Wimberly, decedent, late of Emanuel County, are hereby notified to render in their demands to Jerry N. Cadle, P.C., P.O. Box 68, Swainsboro, GA 30401 according to law, and all persons indebted to said estate are required to make immediate payment.

This 15th day of August, 2019.

Charlyene W. Botley, Executrix of the Read More

Jail List 9-11-19

Posted by | September 11, 2019 4:26 pm

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 Department (TCPD); Read More

TCPD, other agencies make drug bust after three-month investigation

Posted by | September 11, 2019 4:25 pm

Robert T. Turner, 39-years-old of Twin City, was arrested on September 10, 2019 by Twin City Police Department and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine.

Turner was arrested at the conclusion of a three-month undercover investigation by TCPD, who was assisted by the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office, Swainsboro Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms throughout.

The investigation culminated with Turner’s arrest, the execution of a search warrant, Read More

Brewer seeking election to Office of the Sheriff

Posted by | September 11, 2019 4:24 pm

Jeffrey L. Brewer has officially announced his candidacy for Office of the Sheriff of Emanuel County.

The son of the late Mildred B. Brewer and Rev. Jesse E. Brewer of Twin City, he has been married to Connie Walker Brewer of Johnson County for 29 years. Together, they have four children: Jeffrey II and Rachel of Phoenix, Arizona; Seth and Tabatha of Swainsboro; and Ashley and Whitney, both of Statesboro. Read More

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