DEA competes at state archery shoot

Posted by | January 24, 2019 9:51 am

During the weekend of January 11, students of David Emanuel Academy competed in a county-wide 4-H archery competition. The team also traveled to Perry this past weekend, January 18, to compete at the state level.

Two former Swainsboro bands to reunite for Incense and Peppermints concert at Averitt Center

Posted by | January 23, 2019 2:52 pm

Musicians from 15 bands which were popular in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s will share the stage for an all-star jam session at the Emma Kelly Theater on the last Saturday in January. Two of those bands hail from Swainsboro.

The Incense and Peppermints Retro Band Show comes to the Jan Brown Anderson stage on January 26. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and admission will be $20. Contemporary Read More

Superior Court sentences Thomas

Posted by | January 23, 2019 2:31 pm

During the Emanuel County Superior Court’s January 2019 term, Mario Thomas negotiated a plea of guilty on one count criminal trespass, one count interference with government property, one count obstruction, and four counts terroristic threats. He also faced one count criminal trespass deemed nol pros due to grand jury not returning this bill. Thomas was sentenced 10 years probation.

SPS students show appreciation for local law enforcement

Posted by | January 23, 2019 2:29 pm

Kindergarten students at Swainsboro Primary School recently observed Law Enforcement Appreciation Day by making gratitude cards and posters for every officer working in Emanuel County. Officers were also welcomed to visit with students and have lunch with them. The school resource unit of Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office will assist the students in handing out the cards to the various agencies in the county.

SPD Report 1-23-19

Posted by | January 23, 2019 2:27 pm

Officers from the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) recently reported…

January 7

Victim reported two class rings stolen, as well as three storage stands, two ankle weights, one tall door mirror, five make up boxes, and several food and school supplies.

January 11

Office performed a license check at the intersection of West Church Street and North Green Street.

Officer performed a check point set up at the intersection of East Read More

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | January 23, 2019 2:26 pm

by SEN. JACK HILL, 4th District


The Legislature kicked of the 2019 Session this week and the highlight, outside of the ceremonial activities, was the offering of Gov. Kemp’s versions of the Amended 2019 and FY 2020 General Budgets.


Gov. Kemp’s Amended FY 2109 budget increased spending 3.3%, totaling $26.933 billion.  Items of interest in the Amended Read More

Michael Patrick McGrew Sr., 72

Posted by | January 23, 2019 2:25 pm

Michael Patrick McGrew Sr., 72, of Swainsboro passed away Friday, January 18, 2019 at his residence.

Mr. Michael Patrick McGrew Sr. was born on October 31, 1946 in Kentucky to the late Mr. and Mrs. Barton McGrew. He was a member of Swainsboro United Primitive Baptist Church and Ridgeway Masonic Lodge in Garfield. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Maureen A. McGrew.

Survivors Read More

Legals 1-23-19

Posted by | January 23, 2019 2:21 pm



Under and by virtue of the Power of Sale contained in a Deed to Secure Debt given by RAMSEY CANDY COMPANY, INC. to DURDEN BANKING CO., INC. P.O. Box 160, Twin City, Georgia, 30471, dated February 12, 2014 and recorded in Deed

Book 396, pages 238-241, Emanuel County, Georgia Records, conveying the after-described property, there will be sold by the undersigned Read More

Jail List 1-23-19

Posted by | January 23, 2019 2:20 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

Hostilo celebrates third birthday

Posted by | January 23, 2019 2:19 pm

Kyson Shaw Hostilo, son of Kyle and Krista Hostilo of Adrian, turned 3-years-old on November 10, 2018. His family and friends joined him for a party at his home that afternoon. The occasion was themed “Young, Wild, and THREE!”

Adorned with brown tablecloths, each table had a centerpiece comprised of ferns, jungle animals, and safari hats. Around the party area were wooden cutouts of elephants, lions, hippos, giraffes, and zebras. Read More

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