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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

Carl “Buck” Bryant, 46

Posted by | April 16, 2020 10:16 am

Graveside service for Carl “Buck” Bryant, 46 of Swainsboro. will be held Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum with Rev. Chad Kennison officiating. A walk-in viewing was held from 1 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at Chapman Funeral Home. In compliance with the guidelines set by the CDC, the 10 people, 6 feet rule was enforced during the walk-in viewing. He … Read More

Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center to host Virtual 10-year Anniversary Celebration

Posted by | April 13, 2020 12:27 pm

The Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center, located on the campus of East Georgia State College, will celebrate its 10th anniversary on April 30.  EGSC will host a Virtual Celebration to mark the special occasion.  Everyone is asked to view EGSC’s special page at http://www.ega.edu/Fulford-Center-10th-Anniversary and all social media accounts of EGSC starting at noon on April 30 to view photos and a video to remember and celebrate the … Read More

EGSC nationally named in top three most affordable colleges for nursing

Posted by | April 8, 2020 2:44 pm

East Georgia State College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program was recently nationally ranked on the 2020 Most Affordable Colleges by OnlineU. This list highlights 25 schools, all of which offer affordable online bachelor’s in nursing degrees. The rankings are based on a combination of manually researched tuition and accreditation. EGSC’s RN-BSN Program costs on average around $2,850 giving EGSC the third place ranking on the list.

“We are so … Read More

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