Obituaries
Ben F. Johnson, 76
Ben F. Johnson, 76 of Millen, died Friday, July 24, 2020 at Emanuel Medical Center.  Mr. Ben F. Johnson was born September 13, …
Omar "Big Bear Mantequilla" Rodriguez Moran, 27
A memorial service honoring Omar “Big Bear Mantequilla” Rodriguez Moran, 27, of Oak Park will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, …
Sydney Kate Smith, 16
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of  Miss Sydney Kate Smith, 16, of Swainsboro. She passed away Saturday, July, …
Charles Wilcher, 89
Graveside services for Charles Wilcher, 89 of Swainsboro, were held Friday, July 10, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Swainsboro City Cemetery. He …
Shane Rich, 48
Shane Rich, 48 of Swainsboro, died Sunday, July 5, 2020.  Mr. Shane Rich, son of Dennis Rich and the late Peggy Tapley Rich, was …
News

Have you voted yet?

As of 4:45 p.m. today, there have been 549 total votes cast for the August 11 runoff. Of those 549, 125 are early voters and 424 are absentee ballots. In early voting, there have been 32 …

Social
Spencer and Wanda Wood of Swainsboro are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, Mr. Zachary Wood, to Miss Caitlin Cato, of Bainbridge. She is the daughter of Dennis …
Mr. Gerald Bruce “Andy” Andrews of West Point and Mrs. Gina Lynn McDiarmid of Pensacola, Florida announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth …
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Newkirts celebrated their 50th family reunion on the Fourth of July, highlighting the oldest living sibling, Dr. John Cleveland Newkirt Sr. of Garfield. His is one …
Stormie Kimbrough Dunaway celebrated her third birthday on June 27 with an Elsa, Ahna, and Minnie Mouse-themed party. The birthday girl woke up to find balloons in the home’s den entryway. For …
Features
Tripp Fitzner says his desire to be a lawyer dates back to his high school debate years at Darlington School in Rome. He still remembers the moment his debate coach won him over and how that moment …
Upcoming senior twins Fred and Ced Seabrough talk about their athleticism and what's next for them.
Forget everything you know about a good life—Austin Carruth (26), Madison Curl (24), and Landon Kennedy (23) have truly experienced the magic! After all, all three of them have eaten, slept, …
At just 24-years-old, Brittany Sherrod has more sky miles than most. The former pageant queen has been to six different countries in less than a year, most recently visiting Madrid and …
Opinion
I could tell by the way the phone jumped straight up when it rang who was on the line. It could be none other than Skeeter Skates, owner of Skeeter Skates Tree Stump Removal and Plow Repair, located …
As Dad got older, he often asked me to take him back to the old homeplace just outside the city limits of Garfield. He never complained about his new life in Swainsboro, but he began to have a strong …
Answer: Wireshark is a program that allows people to watch and analyze network traffic. More specifically, it is a free, open-source program cybersecurity folks use to analyze the traffic going …
In the month of Independence Day after writing about past celebrations, I had to follow up with remembrance of a patriot who honored the flag and went into battle for the country he loved. Readers …
Education
Camp Invention goes virtual this summer
Camp Invention, a nationally recognized program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame®, has been a popular summer destination for …
From the headmaster: DEA ready for new school year
We at DEA always ask the Lord to guide us and direct our paths, and He did just that when our 15-person committee met to review CDC …
BOE announces reopening plan for upcoming school year
The Board of Education convened Tuesday, July 14, at 5:30 p.m. at the Swainsboro Middle School for its regularly scheduled meeting. …
DEA gives awards to standout students for 2019-2020 school year
Due to COVID-19, David Emanuel Academy, along with other area schools, was unable to hold its annual Honors Day program. The following …
A community update from EGSC
Accreditation Update In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the college is moving steadily forward with its decennial accreditation …
Crime

Jail List 7-29-20

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 …

Three shootings within four-day timespan believed to be gang-related 

At approximately 11:27 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, an officer with Swainsboro Police Department responded to the area of Lincoln Street and Gumlog Road after hearing what sounded like shots fired within …

Winters, Jackson, Osborn, and Reese sentenced

During Emanuel County Superior Court’s January 2020 term… Donna Winters negotiated a plea of guilty on one count possession of meth and one count possession of drug-related objects. …
Sports

Seabrough twins part of team crowned co-champion of 17U showcase

Fred and Ced Seabrough, the rising senior standouts for Swainsboro High School, added another feather to their cap when they recently played in and co-championed the 17U LakePoint LIVE Showcase. The …

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