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Sylvania marks nation's birthday with Saturday 'Red, White & BOOM!'

The Screven County community has a great local opportunity to honor America while celebrating its birthday eight days early as the Chamber of Commerce will once again host the “Red, White & BOOM!” fireworks gala Saturday, June 26. “We are very excited about having the ‘Red, White & BOOM!’ event,”...
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SPLOST to fund high school tennis courts replacement

The Screven County High School tennis courts where the Gamecock programs have years of region-winning success now are destined to be completely redone after two rounds of bidding out the construction. In the school board’s first attempt to find a suitable contractor for the fenced-in six tennis court replacement project,...
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Screven County arrest tied to Jenkins County

According to Sylvania police reports, a routine traffic stop on Highway 301 south of Mims Road for an expired tag led to a late morning arrest on May 25. Officers with the Sylvania Police Department pulled over a 2006 gray Ford F-150 truck registered to James Jackson of a Williams Road address in Millen. It was discovered that Jackson had […]
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SCHS Class of 2022 to graduate week before last day of school

Looks like the seniors of the Screven County High School Class of 2022 will receive their diplomas one week earlier than expected as plans are in the works to hold graduation on the Friday prior to the completion of the 2021-2022 school year. The expectation to hold the graduation seven...
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Dickerson leaves sheriff's office to join GBI

As members of law enforcement, district attorney’s office, court system began to gather for a veteran officer’s going-away ceremony, the guest of honor was absent. That was because June 12 – although one of his last with the Screven County Sheriff’s Office – was another day in protecting the citizens for Lt. Brett Dickerson who served as the chief deputy. Dickerson was out with other agencies and K-9 unit in search of a suspect who attempted to avoid capture by splashing through one of the county’s swamps.
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Young wrestlers learn from accomplished instructors

Nearly 100 male and female youth wrestlers took to the mats in the Screven County Recreation Department gym for two days of intense training from instructors with winning pedigrees. “Ninety-five kids in the building is never something to be ashamed of,” said Andy Tomlin, a Screven County High School wrestling...
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Screven County recreation teams in district, state tournaments

The Screven County Recreation Department will host the Georgia Recreation & Park Association District 1 14U Baseball Tournament June 8-11 at the SCRD Complex. The Screven County 14U All-Stars will play their first game on Tuesday, June 8, at 6 p.m. against Hawkinsville on Field 3. The week of June...
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Man paralyzed after accident learns to hunt in wheelchair

SCREVEN COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - A Screven County man has spent decades learning how to hunt and fish again after a devastating injury. Now, he and his best friend devote their time to sharing the experience with others who need a helping hand. Jason Beard could have let his tragedy...
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Screven County's Class of 2021 earn diplomas

The temperature of 90 degrees with its high humidity showed no signs of discouraging attendance for the crowd that filled the home and band stands May 28 at Kelly Memorial Stadium for the evening graduation of the Class of 2021 for Screven County High School. The hundreds were able in...
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County to review more options about sanitation

Within the last year, the board of commissioners has made major changes in how garbage collection is done in Screven County – be it in the consolidation of collection sites down to teen numbers from 70-plus or the switch from county-run to privatization. However, talk of sanitation still remains a...
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Screven County dog-fighting case: What we know and what's ahead

One shop, just under two years old, especially keeps its customers in mind even after they leave. Two women are dead and five other victims are recovering in the hospital after a string of shootings Thursday in Augusta. Plus the U.S. is looking to ramp up cyber security after the pipeline attack. Here are your top stories from News 12 in the morning.
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Here's a unique look at Augusta University commencement ceremony

WCSC journalists analyze a newly released video on a Charleston County jail inmate death. Screven County dog-fighting case: What we know and what's ahead. Here's a look at how two people were arrested in a Screven County dog-fighting case — and what's ahead for the canines that survived. Hidden crosses:...
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SCHS Class of 2021 Senior Honors Night Tuesday, May 18

Screven County High School would like to take this opportunity to thank the community and parents for supporting the SCHS students. The staff would like to invite individuals to attend the SCHS Senior Honors Night Program on Tuesday, May 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The staff...
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Thompson to wrestle collegiately as a Baron

Screven County High School co-head wrestling coach Griffen Greene admits it would have been surprising for Cody Thompson to earn a college wrestling scholarship back when the now SCHS senior was on the mats as a seventh grader. But that surprise has become a reality because of Thompson’s determination, hard...
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Screven County deputies arrest Sylvania pair in over dog fighting

SYLVANIA, Ga. (WTOC) - Two Sylvania residents have been arrested in connection with an investigation into animal cruelty and dog fighting, according to the Screven County Sheriff’s Office. Andrea Sherica Lanier, 37, and Christopher Rodriquez Lovett, 37, were arrested and charged in connection with the investigation. Lanier has been charged...