EGSC professor writes book about boxing hall of famer

Posted by | January 16, 2020 10:33 am

Robert Mullins, an attorney and assistant professor of political science at East Georgia State College’s Augusta campus, has recently written a book about Boxing Hall of Famer Sidney “Beau Jack” Walker. Mullins has authored numerous professional journal articles and regularly writes about local history. In his latest book, he writes about “Beau Jack’s” upbringing and his fighting career.

Among the great lightweights of the 1940s, Boxing Hall of Famer Sidney Read More

DEA basketball teams on a roll

Posted by | January 16, 2020 10:31 am


On Tuesday, January 7, DEA hosted Habersham of Savannah. The varsity Lady Eagles conquered their opponents 33–26, but the varsity boys fell short 85–27.

Scoring points for the girls were Bree Wimberly, 23; Liz Dye, 4; and Jordyn Bell and Molly Hammock, 3 each.

Though the varsity boys fell short to their opponents, credit for points earned by the Eagle team belongs to Ethan Wells, who scored Read More

Two DEA grads return to speak to students

Posted by | January 16, 2020 10:30 am

Recently, David Emanuel Academy alumnae Alexis Coleman and Emily Ely visited with DEA juniors and seniors for the annual alumni panel. Every year, DEA welcomes back recent graduates to discuss college life and answer any questions the students may have.

Comfort in the storm

Posted by | January 16, 2020 10:16 am


I believe God mourns with us when we suffer a great loss. After all, when Jesus taught us to pray, He told us to call God “Abba,” which is best translated as “Daddy.”

What daddy doesn’t ache when his little boy comes home defeated after striking out at his Little League game? What mother doesn’t feel her own heart break as her little girl comes home from Read More

Smith Grove plans service

Posted by | January 16, 2020 10:14 am

Smith Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 75th ushers’ anniversary beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday, December 19. Reverend Wilbert Kennedy invites all.

Jail List 1-8-20

Posted by | January 15, 2020 5:03 pm

The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Tyson Stephens, on warrants obtained by one of several local law enforcement agencies, designated by each name: Drug Task Force (DTF); Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI); Georgia Department of Pardons and Parole (GAPP); Georgia State Patrol (GSP); Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO); Swainsboro Police Dept. (SPD); Stillmore Police Dept. (SMPD); Twin City Police Department (TCPD); Read More

ECSO wins annual Top Shot Team Challenge

Posted by | January 15, 2020 4:57 pm

In December 2019, the annual Top Shot Team Challenge was held.

For the past eight years during the month of December, the best sharp shooters in local law enforcement compete in an intense shooting competition against fellow officers. Each participating agency’s top shooters face off in a head-to-head competition with each team consisting of the agency’s best four marksmen.

The challenge requires each shooter to use weapons he or she Read More

Superior Court rulings

Posted by | January 15, 2020 4:57 pm

During the October 2019 term of Emanuel County Superior Court…

Arthur Lee Williams Jr. negotiated a plea of guilty (Alford) on one count violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. He was sentenced to 20 years with the first 10 to be served in confinement.

Azavaion Watkins negotiated a plea of guilty on one count violation of Georgia Criminal Street Gang Act. He was sentenced to 20 years, serve Read More

Strobridge turns 13-years-old

Posted by | January 15, 2020 4:56 pm

D’Ayla Strobridge’s family and friends gathered at Dominos on December 27 to celebrate her 13th birthday.

D’Ayla and attendees enjoyed playing games and eating pizza, chips, and cake. When she opened her presents, she was delighted to receive numerous gifts.

Helping her celebrate were her parents, Freddy and Daphne Strobridge; grandparents, George and Mae Brinson; aunt, Denise Strobridge; cousins, Makayla, Faith, Kaitlyn, Christian, Heaven; and a few friends, Neveah, R’Reyana, Read More

SPS to hold PTO, STEAM Night

Posted by | January 15, 2020 4:55 pm

Swainsboro Primary School invites all parents and stakeholders to attend its annual PTO meeting and Family Math and Science Night (STEAM) on Thursday, January 16.

The PTO meeting will begin at 6 p.m. The first graders will put on a special presentation. All are encouraged to join in this night of learning and fun.

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