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Jimmie Alderman, 79

Posted by | April 16, 2020 2:22 pm

Mr. Jimmie Alderman, 79, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020 at his home under the care of Bethany Hospice.

Mr. Alderman was born August 31, 1940 in Statesboro to Mr. Emmitt A. Alderman and Mrs. Mary Frances Woodcock Alderman. He graduated from Savannah High School and later from Bolen Draughon Business College in Savannah. Mr. Alderman worked for Fredman in New York, where he helped develop early model answering machines. … Read More

James “Rabbit” L. Cooper, 76

Posted by | April 16, 2020 2:20 pm

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. James “Rabbit” L. Cooper, 76 of Kite, on Monday, April 6, 2020 at Select Specialty in Augusta.

Private graveside services will be conducted at Kite City Cemetery in Kite with Rev. Lamar Kersey and Rev. Burton Dixon officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Lee, Sonny Norris, Forrest Lee Davis, Alton Hooks, Billy Taylor, Jason Lee, Johnny Conley, Grady Riner, and Franklin Davis, III.… Read More

Jack Sutton Hill, 75

Posted by | April 16, 2020 2:18 pm

Monday, April 6, 2020 will be remembered as a sad day for many in the state of Georgia. State Senator Jack Sutton Hill, 75, passed away unexpectedly at his district office in his hometown of Reidsville.

The native of Tattnall County lived his entire life in Reidsville. His love for his hometown and surrounding community was evident throughout his life. After graduating from Reidsville High School and Georgia Southern University, … Read More

Sheriff’s office recovers stolen off-road vehicles, issues warrants

Posted by | April 16, 2020 2:16 pm

According to Chief Deputy Rocky Davis, investigators and deputies with the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office have been successful in recovering several stolen off-road recreational vehicles over the past week.

On Wednesday, April 8, the sheriff’s office received a report of a dirt bike and four-wheeler that had been stolen from a residence on Fannie Brewer Road. Later in the day, investigators received reliable information that the dirt bike was in … Read More

Republican attorney Palmer announces bid for Senate District 4

Posted by | April 16, 2020 2:12 pm

Kathy Palmer of Swainsboro has announced her candidacy for Georgia’s Fourth Senatorial District. The district was served by Jack Hill prior to his passing last week.

Palmer served the Middle Judicial Circuit for 20 years as superior court judge. She had decided to retire from the bench when her term expired at the end of this year. According to Palmer, “The citizens of the Fourth District lost a senator who … Read More

South Georgia ‘Hill’ becomes a ‘mountain’

Posted by | April 16, 2020 2:10 pm


If you’re looking for a mountain in South Georgia, stop.

But wait a minute.

A Tattnall County “Hill” is rising from the sweet-onion country’s sandy soil to become a very notable “mountain.”

How’s that?

A “hill” can become a “mountain” if it’s named for the late Jack Hill. Sen. Hill’s death on April 6 was a thunderbolt to all who knew him. Tributes to the humble Reidsville … Read More

Durden seeking election

Posted by | April 16, 2020 10:48 am

Allen Keith Durden has officially qualified as a candidate for sheriff of Emanuel County. He is a lifelong resident of Emanuel County, as were his parents, Johnny and Jeanelle Durden. He has been married to his wife, Dottie Rowland Durden, for 31 years, and they have two daughters, Allison and Allaina. The candidate and his family attend Emanuel Christian Ministries.

Durden attended Emanuel County Schools and graduated from Swainsboro High … Read More

Primary election pushed to June

Posted by | April 16, 2020 10:46 am


According to Elections Director Kerry Curry, the primary election originally set for next month has been postponed due to COVID-19 implications. The decision was made by state officials Thursday, April 9.

Early voting for the primary will now begin May 18, and the deadline to early vote is June 5. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Voters may also cast their votes Saturday, … Read More

Countywide prom being organized for students

Posted by | April 16, 2020 10:33 am


Area students who were heading to this year’s prom, especially seniors, will be pleased to hear their planning will not have been in vain. One local woman, Brandi Canady-Taylor, has been working behind the scenes over the last few weeks to ensure students get their momentous occasion after all.

The worry over prom plans began when Emanuel County Schools announced April 1 that the events for Swainsboro … Read More

Daniel Harry “Dan” Kimball, 70

Posted by | April 16, 2020 10:17 am

Mr. Daniel Harry “Dan” Kimball, 70 of Kite, went to be with his Lord on March 15, 2020. Dan enjoyed country music, especially the sounds of the guitar and dobro. He liked living in the country—the closer to the woods, the better. Taking pictures of the wildlife that found their way into his front yard gave him much pleasure. He often planted rye in his field to feed the deer.… Read More

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