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Derden presents history of Brier Creek Battlefield

Posted by | March 26, 2020 12:01 pm

The Wiregrass Chapter of the Georgia Society – Sons of the American Revolution held its monthly meeting Thursday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. at New China Restaurant. 

With President Wilder Smith Jr. presiding, 15 members and three guests (Joyce Fennell, Mary Ellen Smith, and Scott Oglesby) attended. 

President Smith introduced the program for the evening. Dr. John Derden, professor emeritus at East Georgia State College,and a member of the Wiregrass Read More

Event teaches history of Brier Creek Battlefield

Posted by | March 26, 2020 12:00 pm

On Friday morning at approximately 9:15 a.m., 200 students from Screven County eighth grade arrived at the Brier Creek Main Battlefield to be a part of a historic education event. The group was divided into four groups for a round-robin education of revolutionary times. 

Station No. 1 was an introduction into the Battle at Brier Creek and what happened on the site 241 years ago. Dr. John Derden led this Read More

Robins Financial Credit Union closes some branch locations to mitigate risk related to COVID-19

Posted by | March 26, 2020 11:59 am

Due to health and safety concerns for our members and staff during the current global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Robins Financial Credit Union will be limiting access to physical branch locations to limit exposure and minimize risk beginning Tuesday, March 24.

Drive-thru service will be available at branches as well as limited in-branch appointments. Requests for appointments will be done using the request form on the COVID-19 information page on the Read More

Order of Confederate Rose

Posted by | March 26, 2020 11:57 am

The Order of Confederate Rose was formed in 1993 by wives and daughters of the Alabama Sons of Confederate Veterans members in an effort to protect Confederate Civil War historical monuments and other historical symbols. The first formal division formed was Alabama in 1993 borrowing from the purposes and structure of what was then Georgia’s Royal Order of Robert E. Lee. The name of the organization was inspired by the Read More

Saturday afternoon crash leaves one deceased

Posted by | March 26, 2020 11:56 am

On Saturday, March 21, at approximately 3:35 p.m., troopers from the Georgia State Patrol were dispatched to Highway 221 at Alton Lawson Road for a reported crash.

Arriving on scene, officials found an involved 2017 Kubota tractor and a 1998 Kenworth construction vehicle.

According to the crash report, the driver of the Kubota, 59-year-old James Mimbs of Adrian, failed to yield to the Kenworth, driven by 57-year-old Ty Powell of Read More

Mary Rose Brown, 81

Posted by | March 26, 2020 11:55 am

A graveside service for Mary Rose Brown, 81 of Swainsboro, was held Friday, March 20, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Swainsboro City Cemetery with Reverend David Unkles officiating. The family received friends Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home. She passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Emanuel County Nursing Home following an extended illness.

Ms. Mary Rose Brown was born August 11, 1938 Read More

A trip to remember

Posted by | March 26, 2020 11:54 am

Cherokee roses bloomed profusely on the old fences at Garfield Grammar School. If that weren’t enough, brown thrasher birds were plentiful on campus. The two were Georgia’s state flower and state bird. How could a small school be so blessed?

We had perfect teachers who read us Bible stories each morning and often quoted valuable lessons and proverbs from the good book. God always came first.

As the old reliable Read More

Glad gardeners attend member celebration

Posted by | March 26, 2020 11:53 am

Glad Garden Club was thrilled to be one of five garden clubs participating in the Oleander District Member Celebration held February 27 at Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro. The event was chaired by Oleander District Director Diana Malone and co-chaired by Lisa Hall to celebrate all the hard work members have done throughout the year to promote garden club mission and vision. 

After registration, members were greeted with a bounty Read More

Alone Together

Posted by | March 26, 2020 11:52 am


Two words: “alone together.” Said or written independently, these two words are complete opposites. Said or written together, however, the two form an oxymoron. However strange it may sound, we must live “alone together” for the next few weeks, and it’s going to take a village.

Quarantining, social distancing—whatever you call it, keeping apart from our neighbors and friends until COVID-19 passes is vital. We as Read More

Rev. Eugene Davis, 80

Posted by | March 26, 2020 11:34 am

Funeral services for Rev. Eugene Davis, 80, were held Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Swainsboro with Dr. Alfred Cason presiding. Interment was held at Swainsboro City Cemetery, and repast took place inside Oak Grove’s Family Center. He departed this life Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in Atlanta following an extended illness.

Rev. Eugene Davis was born in Jenkins County to the late Read More

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