Somerville, Bostic arrested on murder charges

Posted by | December 12, 2019 12:45 pm

Two men have been arrested in a homicide investigation from earlier in the year. Jerel Bostic reported for his first appearance hearing on Friday, December 6. As of the morning of December 10, Da’Korey Somerville was in custody in South Carolina. Chief Randy Ellison stated Somerville had waived extradition and will be transported back to Emanuel sometime this week for his first appearance hearing in the matter. The two are Read More

Six students honored by BOE at latest meeting

Posted by | December 12, 2019 12:42 pm


The Emanuel County Board of Education held its only meeting for December on Monday night at 7 p.m., and six students were recognized at that time for their academic achievements.

Superintendent Dr. Kevin Judy, Assistant Superintendent Toni Terwilliger, and the board first honored Swainsboro High School’s Andrew Lamb, who is the 2019 system-wide nominee for the United States Senate Youth Program.

This particular program was created in Read More

Uncontrolled field fire kills livestock

Posted by | December 12, 2019 12:41 pm


An attempt to burn trash in a field ended tragically on Thursday, December 5. The fire was able to spread to the pen and a small barn on Highway 56 North. As a result, unfortunately, three animals died and several others were burned. County firefighters from Swainsboro, Dellwood, and Summertown responded to the call around 3 p.m. Emanuel County EMS and sheriff’s deputies were also Read More

Everett Delano Flanders, 85

Posted by | December 12, 2019 12:40 pm

Everett Delano Flanders, 85, of Columbus, and previously a long-time resident of both Kite and Adrian, died Monday morning, December 9, 2019 at Columbus Hospice.

Mr. Everett Delano Flanders was born March 6, 1934 in Kite, son of the late Leon Flanders and Claudia Woods Flanders. He was an army veteran and retired commercial pilot, spending many years crop spraying.

Graveside service will be held Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Read More

Estes bags first deer

Posted by | December 12, 2019 12:39 pm

Nathan Estes, 13-year-old son of Amy and Shane Estes, recently bagged and tagged his first-ever deer—a buck at that! Accompanying him on his successful hunting trip here in Emanuel County was his uncle, Kyle Beach.

ECSO Report 12-11-19

Posted by | December 12, 2019 12:38 pm

According to deputies with Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office…

December 3

Complainant on Pinetucky Road reported that his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend had broken two bedroom windows, the front door, the main door, and put a hole in the siding of his residence.

December 4

Deputies responded to a domestic dispute on Nunez-Lexsy Road. Offender was transported to the jail and charged with disorderly conduct.

December 5

Deputies were dispatched to a residence Read More

Three from DBC visit Swainsboro High

Posted by | December 12, 2019 12:36 pm

Wade Johnson, Zac Frye, and Michelle Mercer-Millsaps from Durden Banking Company, Inc. spoke with Swainsboro High School seniors about financial literacy on November 4.

After the collaborative presentation, students asked questions, learned about scholarship options, and received an informative “Money Talk” newsletter.

COTW: Bailey Burke

Posted by | December 12, 2019 12:36 pm

This week’s Cook of the Week is Bailey Burke. She is the daughter of Joey and Terri Burke and the older sister of Hayden and Banks Burke. Bailey attends school at David Emanuel Academy, where she is a member of the Lady Eagle softball team and is a GAPPS all-region and all-state softball player. She was recently named Offensive Player of the Year as well as Player of the Year Read More

Dublin set to play for state championship against Brooks County

Posted by | December 12, 2019 12:35 pm


The high school football season is down to its final game as the Dublin Irish will match up with Brooks County for the state championship. It will be a rematch as the Irish beat the Trojans 49–35 back in September.

Brooks County took down a powerful Callaway team, trailing 35–33 in the fourth quarter. The Trojans scored 6 and shutout Callaway in the final period to send Read More

Irwin County versus Marion County in Class A state championship

Posted by | December 12, 2019 12:32 pm


Two past state champions will face each other in the Class A state championship Saturday in Atlanta.

Marion County won the state championship in 2013 while Irwin County’s one and only state football title was 34 years ago in 1975.

This marks the fifth time in the last six years Irwin County will play for the state championship. The Indians lost three games in the Georgia Dome Read More

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