City emergency units have a busy Saturday night

Posted by | February 19, 2020 5:14 pm


Saturday, February 15, kept Swainsboro fire and police answering four motor vehicle crashes in a six-hour span.

At 4:41 p.m., Swainsboro Squad 1, police, and Emanuel County EMS were sent to the area of 207 Industrial Way for a multi-vehicle crash. Units arrived to find that a Ford F-150 pick-up had struck a Ford Mustang and collided with a landscape trailer. An occupant of the Read More

EMC Nursing Home crowns queen

Posted by | February 19, 2020 5:12 pm

Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home recently hosted its Valentine’s Sweetheart Pageant for 2020. Joan Funderburk was crowned ultimate grand supreme.

The nursing home would like to recognize all the residents, family members, and staff who participated and helped make the event a success. PruittHealth Hospice and Emanuel Medical Center were the judges.

Legals 2-19-20

Posted by | February 19, 2020 5:12 pm



All creditors of the estate of WILLIAM P. ROUNTREE, decedent late of Emanuel County, State of Georgia, are hereby notified to render in their demands to the undersigned according to law and all persons indebted to said estate are required to make immediate payment to me.

This 17th day of January, 2020

Sandra Rountree, executrix of the estate of

William P. Rountree, decedent.

38 Read More

Jail List 2-19-20

Posted by | February 19, 2020 5:11 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

Local gas station, Georgia Lottery fall victim to theft

Posted by | February 19, 2020 5:10 pm


On Monday, February 17, Laura Taylor Radford, 22, surrendered herself to Twin City Police Department for her alleged involvement in falsely making, altering, forging, uttering, passing, or counterfeiting lottery tickets and theft by taking.

During the month of September 2019, Twin City Police Department was contacted by Wanda Hall, owner of Money Saver, known to many locals as “The Bulldog Store,” in reference to missing lottery tickets. Read More

Allen picks up fourth place finish at wrestling championship

Posted by | February 19, 2020 5:09 pm

Robert Allen placed fourth in the GHSA Class AA Wrestling State Championship at 160 pounds this past weekend.

Allen defeated Stone (South Atlanta) in the first round, then fell to area rival Campbell (Vidalia).

In the consolation rounds, he had to fight his way back defeating White (Elbert County), Baker (East Laurens), and area rival Lynn (Toombs County). Defeating Lynn put Allen in the consolation finals, where he faced Millhollan Read More

Pineland Cogentes merges with First Service Carolina

Posted by | February 19, 2020 5:09 pm

Pineland Cogentes, Inc., a subsidiary of Pineland Telephone Cooperative, Inc. and technology solutions and managed IT provider in Middle & Southeast Georgia, recently announced the merger of Pineland Cogentes and First Service Carolina.

First Service was founded in Raleigh, North Carolina by Mike Abbott and Brad Revels in 1991. First Service began providing maintenance and installation services of computer networks to small and medium sized businesses. The company has expanded Read More

Karrh seeking election as superior court judge

Posted by | February 19, 2020 5:08 pm

Attorney Tobe Karrh of Swainsboro has announced he is running for superior court judge of the Middle Judicial Circuit.

A native of Emanuel County, he is the son of Paula Karrh and the late Randy Karrh Sr. He, his two brothers, and two sisters were raised in Swainsboro.

Karrh graduated from the University of Georgia in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. While at UGA, he enlisted in Read More

Braddy running for magistrate

Posted by | February 19, 2020 5:07 pm

Dawn Braddy has announced her candidacy for magistrate judge. Her decision to run comes after 14 years with the court.

Born to Wilson “Boy” and Lynette Warren of Chatham County, middle daughter of three girls and two boys, she has lived in Emanuel County for 55 years, 42 of those years in Oak Park.

In 1976, she married Jimmy D. Braddy. They have three children: Jimmy W. and Polly Braddy Read More

Commissioners deny payment of retroactive retirement contributions

Posted by | February 19, 2020 5:05 pm


The Emanuel County Board of Commissioners convened Monday, February 18, at 6 p.m. at the John C. Coleman Hotel for their regularly scheduled meeting. Calling the meeting to order, Chairman Desse Davis welcomed all before calling upon Commissioner Keith Thompson to lead in the prayer of invocation.

First on the agenda were public comments from Randall Snellgove and Barb Moore.

Snellgrove addressed concerns, from a trucker’s standpoint, Read More

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