Obituaries
Josephine Peebles Boatright, 84
Josephine Peebles Boatright passed away Friday, July 3, 2020 surrounded by family at her home of 64 years. She was lovingly known as …
Julia Bell Rountree, 84
A graveside service for Julia Bell Rountree, 84 of Adrian, was held Friday, July 3, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Swainsboro City Cemetery. The …
Anthony “Andy” Walden Worthington, 81
Mr. Anthony Walden "Andy" Worthington, 81, resident of Swainsboro, died Sunday morning, July 5, 2020 at his residence.  Mr. …
George Frank Kirkland Sr., 75
A graveside service for George Frank Kirkland Sr., 75 of Summertown, was held Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at Summertown …
Ronald Thomas Gay, 67
Funeral services for Ronald Thomas Gay, 67, were held Monday, June 29, 2020 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Jesup with Dr. Mike …
News

Letter to the Editor: 'Good, honest, and Christian people' still exist

Dear Editor, My nephew, Ben Trimble, is in the music business in New York. He had been dreaming about a two-month travel venture through the states, visiting family, friends, and sites along the …

Social
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 …
Proud parents Billy and Mandi Brinson of Swainsboro are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ryker Charles Brinson. Born May 14, 2020 at 8:03 a.m. at Doctors Hospital of Augusta, he weighed …
The Seedling Garden Club proudly announces that the home of Mary Pate and M.L. Gay represents Emanuel County as July 2020’s Yard of the Month. Mary Pate and M.L. live at 134 Patrick Street in …
Allen and Peggy McDaniel of Swainsboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Harlie Nicole McDaniel, to Mr. Boulder Ryan Brown, son of Del and Joy Brown of Kite. The …
Features
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 …
As old as he is, he still misses his dad. Coach Bobby Andrews was a great man, a Swainsboro High School legend, and, above all else, a father beyond comparison. His legacy is certainly …
Opinion
Sorry to disappoint you football fans, but I’m not talking about the XFL started this year. No, there’s something better—I freely admit the word “better” is used …
The scene: A grocery store aisle, one-way, 6 feet from another human being, masked and looking for any available paper products since toilet tissue seems to be as rare as a singing frog these days. …
Answer: Traditionally, computer users had larger systems called servers that organizations used to do most of most of their work on. These servers were also the place data was stored. The physical …
“Summertime and the livin’ is easy.” — Miles Davis When school was out, feet were bare, tomatoes red and ripe, and trees were hanging with peaches, we celebrated the prime …
Education
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 …
STC ranks No. 1 in Georgia PN schools
Southeastern Technical College (STC) has been ranked #1 in Georgia’s practical nursing colleges by
Emanuel County BOE holds regular monthly meeting
The Emanuel County Board of Education held their regular monthly meeting at the Central Office Tuesday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m. with the …
EGSC professor re-elected to state political science executive committee
East Georgia State College political science professor, Dr. H. Lee Cheek, has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Georgia …
Crime

Jail List 7-8-20

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 …

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. …

SPD 7-8-20

Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… June 28 Victim reported theft by taking of a gray in color 2012 Buick Regal. June 29 Officer made a traffic stop in …

Operation Sunrise shuts down cockfighting operation

More than 200 individuals could face federal felony or misdemeanor charges for operating or participating in animal fighting ventures. Two major federal prosecutions in the Southern District of …
Sports

Youmans, Drake win Stat Cat Scholarship

The Danny “Stat Cat” Henry Athletic Scholarship for 2020 was awarded to Kade Youmans and Josie Drake last week. The two were photographed with Henry on Tiger Field on June 19 as the …

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