SPD Report 1-15-20

Posted by | January 15, 2020 4:54 pm

Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

January 6

Officer was dispatched to a Moreland Avenue address in reference to a report regarding stolen property. Officer responded to an Electric Drive address in reference to a report of entering of an auto with intent to commit theft.

Officer was dispatched to a South Main Street address in reference to a civil matter.

Officer responded to an address on Fowler Read More

Swainsboro High represented at Border Bowl VII

Posted by | January 15, 2020 4:54 pm


Three Swainsboro High School Tigers were invited to participate in the 7th Annual Border Bowl, a football game that pits the best high school players from Georgia and South Carolina against one another for bragging rights and to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta, which receive 100 percent of the proceeds from the events.

Kade Youmans, Ka’yun Davis, and Damian Tharpe traveled to Lucy C. Read More

SES names honor students for second quarter

Posted by | January 15, 2020 4:53 pm

According to Principal Valorie Watkins, the following Swainsboro Elementary School (SES) students were named to the below honor lists for the second nine weeks of the 2019-2020 school year:

Star honor roll

Third grade — Chase Banks, Christopher Barrett, David Bear, San Quan Benjamin, Ayden Bishop, Levi Bishop, Hannah Camarero, Jacob Carroll,Jamir Carter, Jayla Clark, Adalia Cloud,Kahlyn Crisp, Angel Guanon-Flores, Kaybreigh Hostilo, Rayleigh Hutcheson, Sydney Lively, Shaniyah Marion,Stella Kate Marsh, Read More

Registration for SECRD spring sports opening soon

Posted by | January 15, 2020 4:52 pm

Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department will hold spring sports registration January 27-31 at the recreation department, located at 632 McLeod Bridge Road in Swainsboro. Registration hours will be 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. First-time participants must bring a birth certificate. The registration fee is $35 with insurance available for $6 extra for the following sports:

• Tee ball (for 3- and 4-year-olds) and coach pitch (for 5- and 6-year-olds). Player must Read More

BCFD receives flag certificate from Brier Creek Chapter

Posted by | January 15, 2020 4:51 pm

During December 2019, President Lee Smith traveled to Waynesboro to present the Brier Creek Chapter’s fourth U.S. Flag Certificate to Burke County Fire Department.

Robert Parish III accepted the “certificate of commendation” on behalf of the fire department, who received the award for its exemplary patriotism by way of correctly displaying the American flag.

Recognizing people, businesses, organizations, and various governments with this award is a project of the Sons Read More

Robert Noel Adkisson Sr., 69

Posted by | January 15, 2020 4:49 pm

Graveside services for Robert Noel Adkisson Sr., 69 of Sandersville, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Midville City Cemetery with Rev. Andy Allen officiating. He passed away Tuesday, January 7, at AU Medical Center in Augusta following an extended illness.

Mr. Robert Noel Adkisson was born November 25, 1950 in Atlanta to the late Thomas Adkisson and Juanita Adkisson. He was of the Baptist faith Read More

Pedestrian struck on Kite Road

Posted by | January 15, 2020 4:48 pm


At 8:18 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, city and county units were dispatched to Kite Road for a pedestrian who had been struck by a car.

Due to the nature of the injures, the male was transported by Emanuel County EMS to Augusta Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Responding to the incident were Swainsboro Fire Squad 1, Swainsboro police officers, Emanuel County sheriff’s deputies, Read More

Wounded Warriors program delivered to Kiwanians

Posted by | January 15, 2020 4:47 pm

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held one of its weekly meetings Tuesday, January 7, at Catered Creations at 7 p.m. with President Petite Garrett presiding. Twenty members and three guests (Breana Librizzi, Robert Driggers, and Terry Reynolds) attended.

The program for the evening was hosted by Pepper Fields, who introduced Pastors Robert Driggers and Terry Reynolds of the Wounded Warrior Retreat, Inc.

The retreat has hosted hundreds of wounded warriors, Read More

Julia Douglass Spivey, 87

Posted by | January 15, 2020 4:46 pm

Energetic, fun, funny, irreverent, sense of humor — all attributes to describe Julia Douglass Spivey.

Born in Albany, she moved with her family to finish high school at Atlanta’s Washington Seminary in 1950. She was a 1954 graduate of Tulane University’s Sophie Newcomb College with a degree in history. She was a member of Atlanta Debutante Club, making her debut in 1952, and a member of Chi Omega. After graduation, Read More

Jail List 1-15-20

Posted by | January 15, 2020 4:45 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

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