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News from under the Gold Dome

Posted by | February 26, 2020 5:25 pm

by REP. BUTCH PARRISH, 158th District


The Georgia General Assembly returned to the Gold Dome on Tuesday, February 18 for the sixth week of the 2020 legislative session. With one-third of the legislative session already under our belts, the week was busy from start to finish. My colleagues and I met for four days in the House chamber last week to cast our votes on several pieces of legislation, Read More

Jail list 2-26-20

Posted by | February 26, 2020 5:24 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

Welcome, Baby Thompson!

Posted by | February 26, 2020 5:23 pm

Proud parents Samantha Hadden and Jordan Thompson are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Waylon Clint Thompson.

Born Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 12:57 p.m., he was 7 lbs. 7 oz. and 20.5” long. He was delivered at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin.

Grandparents include Lon and Nichole Hadden of Guyton, Clint Thompson and Denise Braswell of Swainsboro, Vickie Wilkerson of Wrightsville, and the late Sarah Akridge.

Two more arrested for lotto theft

Posted by | February 26, 2020 5:22 pm


A joint investigation involving Swainsboro Police Department and Twin City Police Department led to two additional arrests Tuesday, February 25, in connection with theft of Georgia Lottery tickets.

According to Chief Randy Ellison of SPD and Chief Randal Beach of TCPD, the investigation is ongoing and will eventually include the assistance of the Georgia Lottery’s investigative team. More information will be released as the investigation continues.

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Franklin Memorial Library offers adult painting workshop

Posted by | February 26, 2020 5:21 pm

Participants in Franklin Memorial Library’s recent adult painting workshop joined instructor Ellen Durden on a nature journey as they created an oak tree masterpiece.

With canvas, brushes, and acrylic paints in shades of green, brown, and blue, Durden started with showing the class how to layout their background of blue skies with clouds. She then proceeded with an outline of an oak tree while blending in green grass.

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EREA members learn about Alzheimer’s

Posted by | February 26, 2020 5:21 pm

The Emanuel Retired Educators Association (EREA) held its February meeting inside Swainsboro Elementary School’s media center on February 19 at noon.

President Lynn Torrance welcomed the group and introduced Principal Valorie Watkins and Assistant Principal Laura Norton. Watkins welcomed members and shared many of the exciting things currently in place at Swainsboro Elementary School.

Donald Jenkins gave the invocation, and members enjoyed a meal prepared by the school’s lunchroom staff Read More

ECSO Report 2-26-20

Posted by | February 26, 2020 5:20 pm

Deputies with Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office reported…

February 12

ECSO helped the FBI with an investigation.

February 16

Complainant reported harassing texts from an ex-boyfriend.

February 18

Abandoned vehicle was removed from Bishop Chapel Road.

February 19

Complainant reported a lost/stolen tag.

Victim stated offender stole several items from her when the two separated.

Deputy made a traffic stop, which led to a DUI arrest.

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Davis seeking election

Posted by | February 26, 2020 5:19 pm

Next week, Rocky Davis, the Chief Deputy of the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office, will formally qualify to be the next sheriff of Emanuel County. Current Sheriff J. Tyson Stephens has announced that he will retire from the position at the end of the year.

Rocky is the son of Glenn and Billie Davis and is a lifelong resident of Emanuel County. In 1980, he was born in what was then Read More

COTW: Damiana Soto

Posted by | February 26, 2020 5:18 pm

This week’s Cook of the Week is Damiana Soto. Born in Puerto Rico, Damiana was raised in Ohio by her aunt, Llolanda Gonzalez. She moved to Georgia in 2012 and has five children. Damiana says her passion has always been cooking; she has always loved watching cooking shows growing up. Being of Hispanic origin, Damiana always cooked Hispanic dishes until working at Hall’s Minit Mart #2, where she says she Read More

Rev. Holcomb to preach revival this week

Posted by | February 26, 2020 5:16 pm

Rev. Jamie Holcomb will be the guest speaker at Perfected Love Holiness Church’s revival this week, Wednesday, February 26, through Saturday, February 29. The weeknight services will begin at 7:30 p.m., and a dinner will be served after Friday night’s service. The purpose of this revival is to reach the lost and encourage the saints. All in the community are invited to come and hear anointed preaching and singing.

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