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Spencer Newton “Junior” Beasley Jr., 89

Posted by | March 20, 2020 5:00 pm

Mr. Spencer Newton “Junior” Beasley Jr., 89, formerly of Soperton and presently of East Dublin, passed away Friday morning, March 13, 2020 at Scott Health and Rehabilitation Center in Scott.

Born in Emanuel County, he was the eldest of eight children born to the late Spencer Newton Beasley Sr. and Mary Etta McNeely Beasley. The son of a sharecropper, Mr. Beasley grew up in Emanuel County until moving to Treutlen Read More

Don’t post signs on state right of way

Posted by | March 20, 2020 4:30 pm

The following is a press release from the Georgia Department of Transportation:

Posting unauthorized signs on the state’s right of way are a safety hazard and illegal.

Whether it’s a political sign, yard sale, real estate, or goods and services, signs on the state highway system—interstates and state routes—must be approved and permitted to be placed on the right of way.

Unauthorized signs can create safety hazards by distracting drivers Read More

Bench dedicated for Caraway

Posted by | March 20, 2020 4:00 pm

Swainsboro High School held a bench dedication ceremony on the front lawn of the school for Hunter Caraway on Tuesday, March 10. Caraway, a member of the Class of 2020, lost his life on November 16, 2019 due to a brief illness.

Hunter’s grandfather is Bennett Caraway. On Bennett’s birthday, Hunter’s family, classmates, the faculty of SHS, Emanuel County Schools’ central office staff, and community members gathered to remember a Read More

Swainsboro drops two to Vidalia

Posted by | March 20, 2020 3:35 pm


The Swainsboro Tigers baseball team dropped all three games last week, losing to Bleckley County in a non-region game before losing their first two region games to Vidalia. The Indians are one of the top teams in the state this year and with an 11-1 record on the season, they have gotten off to a hot start. Swainsboro moves to 4-6 on the year with the season Read More

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | March 20, 2020 3:00 pm

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District


The decision on March 12th by state leadership to suspend the State Legislature happened before the Senate could get into the development of the budget for FY 2021. The House had passed its version on March 10th and the Senate had scheduled Subcommittee Meetings for March 13th-17th. These have been cancelled and the Senate Read More

Seedling Garden Club holds monthly meeting

Posted by | March 20, 2020 2:30 pm

The Seedling Garden Club held its monthly meeting Monday, March 9, at 5:30 p.m. at Franklin Memorial Library. President Lucille Braswell called the meeting to order and welcomed the 18 members and one guest. Ann Peebles, chaplain, opened with the devotion titled “It’s Up to You.”

After the approval of the minutes from last meeting by secretary Cheryl Goodman and the treasurer’s report by Kay Peacock, Yonna Bailey introduced the Read More

Rayford “Ray” Wallace Mullis Jr., 77

Posted by | March 20, 2020 2:10 pm

Mr. Rayford “Ray” Wallace Mullis Jr., 77 of Sylvester, died Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at First Baptist Church of Sylvester, and interment followed in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Donnie Duncan officiated.

Mr. Mullis was born on April 29, 1942 in Ocilla to the late Rayford Wallace Mullis Sr. and Evelyn Reid Read More

Circle K’er speaks to Kiwanis

Posted by | March 20, 2020 1:30 pm

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting Tuesday, March 10, at Catered Creations at 7 p.m. with President Petite Garrett presiding. There were 19 members in attendance and one guest, Breana Librizzi. 

The program for the evening was hosted by Dianna Wedincamp, who introduced her niece, 16-year-old EGSC Circle K’er Librizzi. Librizzi is a joint enrollment student at East Georgia State College in psychology and a recent Read More

News from under the Gold Dome

Posted by | March 20, 2020 1:00 pm

by REP. BUTCH PARRISH, 158th District


On Monday, March 9, the Georgia House of Representatives returned to the Capitol for week nine of the legislative session, which was the busiest week of the session so far, and on Thursday, March 12, we reached Legislative Day 28, or “Cross Over Day.” Cross Over Day is a critical deadline in the General Assembly, as it is the last day a piece Read More

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