Posted by | October 18, 2019 3:10 pm


• Victims of intimate partner violence lose a total of 8.0 million days of paid work each year.

• The cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $8.3 billion per year.

• Between 21-60% of victims of intimate partner violence lose their jobs due to reasons stemming from the abuse.

• Between 2003 and 2008, 142 women were murdered in their workplace by their abuser, 78% of women killed Read More

Can we ever stop ranting and listen to each other?

Posted by | October 18, 2019 3:08 pm

Sometimes the best advice can come from the strangest places. Jackie Cushman has a new book out entitled, “Our Broken America: Why Both Sides Need to Stop Ranting and Start Listening.” Such advice could not come at a better time. Ranting has become our national pastime and it is hard to listen when we are ranting. And if we aren’t broken as a nation, we are badly bent.

The irony Read More

Senior Spotlight: Armanie Sims

Posted by | October 18, 2019 3:07 pm


Senior defensive lineman Armanie Sims isn’t your average football player. Sims is a leader on one of the most dominant and attacking defensive lines in the state and once he flips the switch, he is a tackling machine.

“I’m competitive with a very high motor,” said Sims. “Plus, I just love the game of football.”

Sims helps anchor a defensive front that lives in the offensive backfield Read More

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | October 18, 2019 3:06 pm

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District


It was hard to find good news in the state’s September Revenue Report as the total revenue of $2.2 billion only showed a $15.7 million gain, just 0.7%. September completes the first quarter of the 2020 Fiscal Year and the revenue results so far are dismal.

Presently, Year-To- Date totals are up only $21.1 million. So far this fiscal year, Read More

Rosa Lee “Rose” Edenfield, 88

Posted by | October 18, 2019 3:05 pm

Funeral services for Rosa Lee “Rose” Edenfield, 88, of Swainsboro were held Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home with Reverends Jimmy Allen and Earl Warnock officiating. Interment followed in the Antioch Church Cemetery. The family received friends at Tomlinson Funeral Home one hour prior to the service at 1 p.m. She passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at her residence. 

Mrs. Rosa Read More

Ora Kay Meeks, 64

Posted by | October 18, 2019 3:03 pm

Graveside services for Ora Kay Meeks, 64, of Adrian were held Friday, October 11, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Sardis Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Elder Charles Parrish officiating. The family received friends from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Chapman Funeral Home Friday, October 11. She passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at her residence following a brief illness.

Mrs. Ora Kay Meeks was born February 27, 1955 in Read More

Morris Tucker Mitchell, 65

Posted by | October 18, 2019 3:01 pm

A private memorial service will be held for Morris Tucker Mitchell, 65, of Swainsboro. He passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019 at East Georgia Regional in Statesboro following an extended illness.

Mr. Morris Tucker Mitchell was born March 23, 1954 in Sandersville to James Tucker Mitchell and Annie Myrtle Brantley. He loved NASCAR, fishing, and was a great handyman. Mitchell was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Read More

Mary Adina Hill Hodges, 90

Posted by | October 18, 2019 2:58 pm

Funeral services for Mary Adina Hill Hodges, 90, of Statesboro were held at 2 p.m. at Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church with Reverends Don Patterson and Chris Fowler officiating. Burial followed at Eastside Cemetery in Statesboro. The family received visitors on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. She passed away Wednesday morning October 9, 2019, at Southern Manor Retirement Inn in the Read More

New and improved

Posted by | October 18, 2019 2:56 pm

When you go to the store and you see your favorite item marked “New and improved,” it signifies the kiss of death for that product.

How can you improve on perfection? You’ve purchased that washing powder, face cream, hair color, shampoo, cereal, or brand named items for many years and you knew that it suited you without question. There was never a problem because you knew what you were getting. Read More

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