Obituaries
Bennie “Grayhead Stranger” Williams, 83
Graveside services for Bennie “Grayhead Stranger” Williams, 83, were held Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 11 a.m. at …
Charlie “Speed” Merrion Sr., 93
Funeral services for Mr. Charlie “Speed” Merrion Sr., 93, were held Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. at Swainsboro …
Dorothy Mae Reed, 76
A virtual memorial service for Dorothy Mae Reed, 76, was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 27, 2020. She passed away July 23, …
Ella Mae “Miss Doll” Phillips, 91
Mrs. Ella Mae Phillips, also known as “Miss Doll,” left this life peacefully July 25, 2020 at the age of 91. Born …
Ellen Faircloth Payne Patterson, 82
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Ellen Faircloth Payne Patterson, 82, of Swainsboro, on Sunday, August 2, …
News

Fields arrested for operation of narcotics network

A joint investigation between Swainsboro Police Department, Richmond County Sheriffs Office, and former Chief of Police of Twin City resulted in the arrest of a Swainsboro resident and the recovery …

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
During today’s unforeseen times, Emanuel Medical Center feels it is extremely important for the community to become more educated about the many local medical care providers here in Emanuel …
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, …
Opinion
In these days of discontent and destruction, hate and harangue, we could really use Roy Rogers. And Trigger, his Golden Palomino. Dale Evans and Bullet the Wonder Dog. Not to mention the Sons of the …
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 …
Education
EGSC graduates Staff Leadership Development Program participants
East Georgia State College graduated their second group of participants in the EGSC Staff Leadership Development Program in July. The …
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 …
Twin City Elementary Beta members place in national competition
The last few months, National Beta members from Twin City Elementary have been working diligently to submit entries for the National …
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. …
Crime

TCPD 8-5-20

Officers with the Twin City Police Department (TCPD) reported… July 27 Officer made a traffic stop for speeding. Investigation revealed the driver and passenger were both in possession …

SPD 8-5-20

Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… July 27 Complainant reported finding a 9mm bullet projectile in his deck at his residence on Willow Way. Victim reported …

ECSO 8-5-20

According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… July 20 Victim reported three firearms stolen from his locked vehicle. July 27 Deputies were dispatched to a Mount Olivet …

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 …
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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