Lloyd Johnson, 79

Posted by | August 30, 2019 1:30 pm

Lloyd Johnson, 79 of Stone Mountain, passed away August 19, 2019.

Born and raised in Garfield, Lloyd moved to Stone Mountain in 1960 and worked as a plumber with Local 72 before founding Lloyd Johnson Plumbing in 1983. He was a member of Stone Mountain Masonic Lodge #449 F.&.AM, a member at Mount Olivet Baptist Church, and attended Stone Mountain First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his Read More

Jerry Garrison Jr., 78

Posted by | August 30, 2019 1:15 pm

Funeral services for Jerry Garrison Jr., 78, were held Friday, August 23, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Williams Chapel Holiness Church with Elder D.G. Mosley presiding. Interment was held at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery. He passed away August 13, 2019.

Mr. Jerry Garrison Jr. was born to Jerry Sr. and Laura Ella Golson Garrison in Montgomery, Alabama, on May 19, 1941. He was the second of 12 children. Garrison Read More

Qualified candidates to run in November election

Posted by | August 30, 2019 1:00 pm

According to the Emanuel County Elections Office, the following candidates have qualified for the upcoming election set for November 5, 2019:


Ward 1 — Sue Bragg (incumbent) and Ricky D. Stevens

Ward 2 — Julian H. Sconyers Jr. (incumbent)

Ward 5 — John E. Parker (incumbent) and Paul Weaver


Mayor — Regan Slater

City Council — Brad Daughtry

City Council — Eddie Dean Allen

Twin City

Mayor — Read More

Lady Dawgs outscore their three opponents 39-3

Posted by | August 30, 2019 12:45 pm


The ECI Bulldogs softball team’s bats were hot last week, scoring 39 runs while the defense and pitching staff yielded just 3 runs and 8 hits against their three opponents.

Tuesday, August 20, the Bulldogs hosted Montgomery County in a region match-up. ECI put the game out of reach in the bottom of the first inning, scoring 13 runs. They plated 4 more runs in the second Read More

Elizabeth (Betty) “Babe” Foster, 86

Posted by | August 30, 2019 12:30 pm

Elizabeth (Betty) “Babe” Foster Fulghum, 86, of Midville died Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Emanuel Medical Center. “Babe” was born in Gordon, daughter of the late Roy G. Foster Sr. and the late Lulee Stokes Foster. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Heyward Fulghum Sr.; a brother, Roy G. Foster Jr.; a sister, Virginia Foster Thurston; and a grandson, Matthew D. Mason.

Babe was a graduate of Read More

Total Wellness part three slated for September 10

Posted by | August 30, 2019 12:15 pm

Maintaining a healthy diet is about feeling great, having more energy, improving your health, and boosting your mood, and it doesn’t have to be overly complicated. To maintain a healthy weight, how much you eat is just as important as what you eat.

Creating a Healthy Lifestyle/Portion Control is the third session of the Total Wellness Series to be held September 10 at noon at the Fulford Center at East Read More

EGSC students see success through FESA program

Posted by | August 30, 2019 12:00 pm

East Georgia State College is the only college in the state of Georgia to offer a bachelor’s degree in Fire and Emergency Services Administration (FESA), and students are already seeing the benefits of the program. Since the bachelor’s program began in Spring of 2016, five people have graduated with the degree.

EGSC’s Fire and Emergency Services Administration program offers both an associate and bachelor’s degree track. The bachelor’s track is Read More

Heathy roots develop fruit

Posted by | August 30, 2019 11:45 am


When you become a student of God’s Word, you begin to desire a change in your behavior. But so often, as soon as you deal with one bad behavior, another immediately pops up to replace it. Why? Because bad fruit comes from a bad root.

For example, as long as we feel bad about ourselves, we will produce bad fruit of some kind. It might be anger, Read More

James Roy Sikes, 77

Posted by | August 30, 2019 11:42 am

Mr. James Roy Sikes, 77, of Twin City, passed away on Wednesday morning, August 21, 2019 at University Hospital in Augusta after a brief illness.

He was born on March 29, 1942 to Mr. Robbie and Mrs. Bertie Holland Sikes in Cobbtown. In 1978, he moved back to this area from Gastonia, North Carolina. He was employed as a mechanic with Emanuel County for several years and was of the Read More

For our country’s sake

Posted by | August 30, 2019 11:30 am


In case you don’t know or haven’t recognized it, we’re living in perilous times. We are living in wicked, dangerous, unsafe times. The Word of God declared that the time would come when men would kill you and think they are doing God’s will. While we say this country was founded on God and “in God we trust,” where is your faith and trust in God? Read More

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