Storm damage on Sycamore

Posted by | April 6, 2017 4:04 pm

Photo credit: Ronny Brown

Yesterday’s storm caused quite a scare for some! Thanks to a reader’s tip, we found this damage on Sycamore Street. Send us your storm photos to news@emanuelcountylive.com!


Traffic alert

Posted by | April 6, 2017 3:18 pm

Please drive with caution while in Swainsboro. Some areas of town, such as the intersection of Green and Moring and between the sheriff’s office and BB&T, are being prepared for repaving, leaving a few rough patches and divots in the roadways as seen in the photo attached.


Watch out for the workers!

Posted by | April 6, 2017 2:58 pm

If you are out and about it, be on the lookout for those who help keep Emanuel County nice and tidy. Shown in the picture is Perry Johnson, Public Works employee, with CH2M. With the weather warming up, you might see workers mowing the right-of-ways and others performing their daily duties. Drive cautiously, please!


Today in History

Posted by | April 6, 2017 9:50 am

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Jessie Lee “Bay” Tarver, 66

Posted by | April 5, 2017 3:34 pm

Funeral services for Jessie Lee “Bay” Tarver, 66, of Twin City were held Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11 a.m. at God’s Holy Tabernacle for All People Outreach Ministries with Pastor Amos Handsom Jr. presiding. Interment was held at Parrish Grove Baptist Church, and repast was held at Twin City Community House. He died Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Community Hospice House in Vidalia.

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STC to close at 3 due to weather

Posted by | April 5, 2017 2:18 pm

According to Vice President Gail Ware, Southeastern Technical College will close at 3 p.m. today due to the threat of inclement weather. Please share this post!


Kirby to be tried in Toombs County for Pestana-Mason murder

Posted by | April 5, 2017 2:14 pm

   The Emanuel County Superior Court case of State of Georgia v. Phillip Scott Kirby Sr. has been granted a change of venue. Kirby was indicted in 2015 for the alleged 2002 murder of Emily Pestana-Mason, a professor at East Georgia College in Swainsboro. The case has been moved to neighboring Toombs County. Emanuel and Toombs County are both part of the Middle Judicial Circuit of Georgia.

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Works in Progress to perform three winning plays

Posted by | April 5, 2017 11:39 am

East Georgia State College – Statesboro’s annual Works in Progress Readers Theatre performance will be held at the EGSC-Statesboro campus’s atrium on April 21, 2017 at 8 p.m. The innovative and creative project was developed in 1984 by Dr. Sebastian Verdis at Catonsville Community College in Catonsville, Md., to bring the arts community and college together to showcase the talent and creativity of students and give local playwrights a forum … Read More


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