War bride

Posted by | December 5, 2019 3:19 pm

This tale is too, too good not to be told, although the speaker asked that her name not be used. She was much too modest to have her name in the paper. However, if you live around Norristown, you have probably heard the story of this war bride.

Many romantic stories came from World War II. Later wars played out on TV, but WWII stories were told by the actual Read More

Trudie Rose Lee Branch (Baewinna), 77

Posted by | December 5, 2019 3:17 pm

Funeral services for Trudie Rose Lee Branch (Baewinna), 77, were held Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion AME Church in Garfield with Pastor V. Lewis officiating, assisted by Pastor Robert Johnson. Interment followed at Mount Zion AME Church Cemetery. She passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 8:53 a.m. under the care of Swainsboro Nursing Home and Pruitt Hospice.

Ms. Trudie Rose Lee Branch (Baewinna) was Read More

Tips for your live Christmas tree

Posted by | December 5, 2019 3:16 pm


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Chances are, you sang that when you read it. Along with Christmas music, Santa Claus, trees, candies, fruit cakes, parades, and smells are in full swing as we prepare for the holiday season. One of my favorite parts of Christmas is the beautifully decorated Christmas tree so many of us decorate as family traditions. Below are some tips for Read More

Food pantry in Summertown to open December 19

Posted by | December 5, 2019 3:15 pm

Summertown Food Pantry, located at Summertown Baptist Church, will be open Thursday, December 19, from 1:30 until 5 p.m. The pantry is open to Emanuel County residents. A new eligibility form is required each year, as well as proof of residency such as a utility bill.

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | December 5, 2019 3:13 pm

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District


As families and friends gather for the Thanksgiving holiday, undoubtedly a certain amount of stories and sharing of the past will occur. During this time of thoughtful thankfulness, it may be interesting to know about the Georgia Archives and the role it plays in preserving the state’s history.


The Georgia Read More

Savvy Senior: How seniors can get free legal assistance

Posted by | December 5, 2019 3:12 pm

Dear Savvy Senior,

Can you recommend any resources that provide free or low-cost legal services to seniors? I’m 68 and need some professional legal assistance but have limited funds.

Need Help

Dear Need,

There are actually a number of free and low-cost legal resources that can help seniors in need, but what’s available to you will depend on where you live, the type legal assistance you need and your financial Read More

Bazemore speaks to Wiregrass Chapter

Posted by | December 5, 2019 3:03 pm

The Wiregrass Chapter of the Georgia Society – Sons of the American Revolution held its monthly meeting Thursday, November 14, at 7 p.m. at New China Restaurant with President Wilder Smith, Jr. presiding.

Twenty-one members, including six guests—Ginny Smith, Mary Ellen Smith, Jane Durden, Judy Womack, Joyce Fennell, and prospective member Alton Reynolds—attended.

The program for the evening was presented by Brier Creek Chapter treasurer and member Adam Bazemore. The Read More

Two injured in Highway 297 crash

Posted by | December 5, 2019 3:02 pm


At 6:13 a.m. on Sunday, December 1, emergency units were dispatched to a single-vehicle rollover crash on Highway 297 at the intersection of New Hope Church Road. A male passenger was ejected during the wreck and was transported to Augusta in critical condition by Emanuel EMS. The female driver was transported to Emanuel Medical Center and later transferred to Augusta.

Emanuel County sheriff’s deputies assisted Read More

Midville Holiday Parade draws crowd

Posted by | December 5, 2019 3:01 pm

The City of Midville held its holiday parade Saturday, November 30. John “Ben” Thurman III, retired captain for Delta Airlines and a retired lieutenant colonel of the U.S. Air Force, was the grand marshal of the event.

The winners of the float contest received plaques. Faith Independent Missionary Baptist Church received first place, Midville United Methodist Church received second place, and Bark Camp Baptist Church received third place.

Hundreds of Read More

Linda Ann Robinson Wilkerson, 71

Posted by | December 5, 2019 3:00 pm

Linda Ann Robinson Wilkerson, 71 of Adrian, died Saturday morning, November 30, 2019 at Emanuel Medical Center. Memorial services were held Monday evening, December 2, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home with Reverend Ervin Stapleton and Reverend Louis Pearce officiating. The family received friends from 6 p.m. until the time of service at Tomlinson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Linda was born January 9, 1948 in Washington Read More

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