Notes from the Senate

Posted by | July 25, 2018 4:38 pm

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District
The FY 2019 Budget contained $1.18 billion in projects to be paid for in bonds. On June 20, the State of Georgia sold $1.32 billion in bonds on the open market. Due to its AAA rating, Georgia borrowed those funds at the very low end of the market. Under the leadership of Governor Deal, the Senate and the
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Ray “Sonny” Morris Scott Jr.

Posted by | July 25, 2018 4:36 pm

   Funeral services for Ray “Sonny” Morris Scott Jr. were held on Friday, July 20, 2018, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Christ in Macon with Reverends Scott Dickison and Romelle Jones officiating. Interment followed at 3:30 p.m. at Swainsboro City Cemetery. He passed away on Monday, July 16.

   Mr. Ray “Sonny” Morris Scott Jr. was married to Lynn Scott for 53 years and grew up in Swainsboro. He Read More

Patsy Rich Gray, 77

Posted by | July 25, 2018 4:35 pm

   Funeral services for Patsy Rich Gray, 77, of Swainsboro were held Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home at 5 p.m. with Rev. David Uncles officiating. Interment followed in Eastbrook Cemetery & Mausoleum. She passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018, at University Hospital following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Patsy Rich Gray was born December 14, 1940, in Swainsboro to the late Elmo Rich and Lena Mae Read More

Leila Hand Corbin, 94

Posted by | July 25, 2018 4:33 pm

   Funeral services for Leila Hand Corbin, 94, resident of Swainsboro were held Thursday, July 19, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Emanuel Christian Ministries with Reverend Brad McKenzie and Reverend Bunny Hudson officiating. Interment followed in the Corbin Cemetery in Oak Park. She died Tuesday, July 16, 2017, 2018, at Emanuel Medical Center.

   Mrs. Leila Hand Corbin was born in Emanuel County, daughter of the late Thomas Lester Hand and Annie Read More

Legals 7-25

Posted by | July 25, 2018 4:31 pm








TO: RANDALL GILLIS JR. and JAY LYNN GILLIS and to whom it may concern:

DELORES GILLIS has petitioned for to be appointed Administrator of the estate of CHARLIE L. GILLIS deceased, of said County.  (The Petitioner has also applied for waiver of Read More

John Wayne Kersey, 74

Posted by | July 25, 2018 4:30 pm

   Funeral services for John Wayne Kersey, 74, of Swainsboro were held Sunday, July 22, 2018, at New Hope Primitive Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with Elder Craig Lanier and Rev. Rusty Moore officiating. Interment followed in the New Hope Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. He passed away Friday, July 20, 2018 at Emanuel Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. John Wayne Kersey was born October 10, 1943, in Swainsboro to
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Jail List 7-25

Posted by | July 25, 2018 4:27 pm

   Jamie Lamont Carlton, 34, 409 Lewis St., Apt. 520; entered 7/16/18; VGCSA trafficking Marijuana, VGCSA possession Marijuana, Vgcsa/vio ga control subst act; ECSO

   Debbie Marie Meeks, 42, 947 U.S. Hwy. 1 North; entered 7/16/18; Probation/Swainsboro PD/Middla Ga Probation; released 7/17/18; SPD

   Michael Holden, 54, 223 East Pine Street, Apt. B-4; entered 7/17/18; Probation/Superior Court; WALK-IN

   Renita Lyane Bush, 37, 1840 Days Drive, Augusta; entered 7/17/18; Probation/State Court/Middle Ga Probation; released Read More

Jack Lewis Waller Sr., 83

Posted by | July 25, 2018 4:26 pm

   Funeral services for Jack Lewis Waller Sr., 83, were held Monday, July 16, 2018, at Fleming Baptist Church in Augusta with Pastor Billy Adkins and Rev. Patrick Latta officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

   Mr. Jack Lewis Waller Sr. was a longtime member of Fleming Baptist Church of Augusta. He served as a deacon, greeter, Sunday school teacher, was a former RA Leader, and served on many mission trips. Read More

GSP issues four DUIs

Posted by | July 25, 2018 4:25 pm

      The following is a list of all DUI citations released from files of the Georgia State Patrol Post 19 for Emanuel County this week:

   Dylan Austin Tanner, 23, of Ludowici was arrested July 21 at 3:37 a.m.

   Holden Andrew Woodcock, 25, of Jesup was arrested July 21 at 3:37 a.m.

   Jessie Dawayne Weeks, 20, of Adrian was arrested July 21 at 10:11 p.m.

   Nicole Garrett Kersey, 27, of Adrian was

Suspect in Wilson homicide makes first appearance in court

Posted by | July 25, 2018 4:24 pm

   Priscilla Riner, 45, made her first court appearance Friday, July 20, in Emanuel County Superior Court. She is charged with malice murder, felony murder, involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, and four counts possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
   A specially called grand jury convened Thursday, July 19, and heard sworn testimony from the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI)
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