GBI seeking public’s help in 2020 homicide investigation
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public’s help in gathering information about a Vidalia homicide, according to a Facebook post. On December 23, 2020, construction workers found the body of 17-year-old Zy’Aun Ceasar near Everett Street in Vidalia. The GBI says Ceasar was last seen on the 10th and 11th of December 2020. His mother reported him missing on the 17th.
🚧 Update: Extended Clear Time for I-16 West Crash at Pulaski Excelsior Rd in Candler County
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Georgia. CANDLER CO., GA - Commuters should expect extended delays on Interstate 16 West at Pulaski Excelsior Road (mile marker 111) due to a traffic collision. All lanes remain blocked and authorities previously anticipated the scene to be cleared by 6:30 am. However, the latest update from the Georgia Department of Transportation Southeast (@GDOTSoutheast) indicates that the estimated time for reopening the lanes is now 8 am. Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes and remain patient. For ongoing updates, please visit https://t.co/uwTGYOHMp3 and check the live status at https://t.co/cIUkLTSKQS.
Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…. Officer observed a vehicle with no tag, at which time he initiated a traffic stop. The driver had suspended license and was transported to EmCo Jail. Officer was dispatched to Mavis Tire where complainant stated he dropped his vehicle off to have...
According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office…. Deputies responded to Hwy 57 in reference to a domestic dispute. Deputy was dispatched to N. Old Reidsville Rd. in reference to a theft. Complainant stated she noticed a truck leaving from a barn at her residence and found a tiller to be missing. C/p further advised the truck has been seen at other locations in the area.
Embark on a Culinary Voyage: Swainsboro's Top Trio of Seafood Restaurants
In this article, we're going to explore three exceptional seafood restaurants in Swainsboro. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these places? If you have, we encourage you to share your experiences in the comments section below!
SPD celebrates annual Police Awards Banquet
The 2024 Swainsboro Police Awards Banquet was held Thursday evening, February 22, at Beaver Creek Plantation. Swainsboro Police Chief Randy Ellison opened the program with a welcome to everyone and a note of appreciation to the Webb Family of the Beaver Creek venue for their special support. The Chief also thanked Sgt. Grant, Administrative Assistant Zelda Sumner and his wife Wanda for decorating the room. Members of city council Julian Sconyers and Johnny Ray Stafford were in attendance as well as Mayor Greg Bennett and Municipal Judge Richard McNeely.
GSU Nutrition graduate students present program to Kiwanis
The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting Tuesday night, February 20, at 7 p.m. at the Rustic Grille. With President Cheryl Goodman presiding, 15 attendees were present, including four guests, Joelle Romanchik-Cerpovicz, Ava Willis, Avery Thompson and Trinity Nichols. The cake, donated by Edwin Canady, was won by Brenda Barber. The Domino’s pizza, donated by Domino’s, was won by Willis. Thompson and Nichols won the boxes of chocolates. The program for the evening was hosted by Paul Cerpovicz. He introduced his wife, Joelle Romanchik-Cerpovicz, who introduced Willis, Thompson and Nichols, first-year Graduate students in Nutrition at GSU. They gave a presentation on how to modify recipes and eating habits and choices to limit salt, sugar, and fat. While eliminating fat completely is not good, we should find ways to limit our fat intake. Substituting more good fats is one way of moderating our fat intake, as well as finding butter substitutes (applesauce). We need to cut back on added sugar and find naturally occurring sugar substitutes like fruits and dairy products. People usually exceed the amount of sodium they need. Lots of salt is in preserved and canned foods. When using canned vegetables, give them a sodium rinse before use. The key to modifying recipes is not “all or nothing,” but to start small and do what is best for you. President Goodman reported the donation to the Swainsboro Primary School Media Center. The donation was presented to Principal Sarah Tapley, Media Specialist Krista Hostilo and Media Center Clerk Princess Middleton. President Goodman noted that two of Kiwanis former members, Ginny Smith and Dr. John Black, had trees planted to honor them on Georgia Arbor Day. On February 9, the Seedling Garden Club planted a Japanese Magnolia tree in front of Swainsboro Primary School to honor Smith, who taught there for 40 years. Dr. Black was honored by EGSC with the planting of a Black Gum Tupelo tree on the college campus. Dr. Black was the fourth president of the college and was also president of the Swainsboro Kiwanis Club from 2006-2007.
Heroes of the Hornets’ Nest held commemoration
The annual Elijah Clarke Day, Heroes of the Hornets’ Nest Commemoration, was held Friday, February 9, at the Elijah Clarke State Park beginning at 9 a.m. The Brier Creek Artillery arrived at the park around 8 a.m. and started setting up their “Traveling Trunk” demonstration sites. Event Coordinator Bill Tankersley organized the event starting with the firing of all five cannons and flintlocks at 10 a.m. and then again at 11:45 a.m. Eight-five students from area schools enjoyed a morning of Revolutionary War artifacts and the firing of cannons and flintlocks. Those with traveling trunk sites were Steve Burke (Wiregrass Chapter – Swainsboro), Alton McCloud (Little River Chapter – Thomson), Ted Walker (President, South Carolina Society) and Bernard Martin (Brier Creek Chapter – Screven County). The Friends of the Park fed us a great lunch at 12 p.m. and the Commemoration began at 1:30 p.m. After the welcome by Coordinator Bill Tankersley, the invocation was said by the Georgia Society Chaplain Edward Anderson. The Combined SAR Color Guard, commanded by Scott Collins then presented the colors, then the National Anthem was sung, the Pledge of Allegiance was given, the pledge to the Georgia Flag was recited and the SAR Pledge was offered. Greetings were then given by GASSAR President Ed Rigel, Jr., NSSAR Secretary General Darryl Addington, NSSAR South Atlantic District Vice President General James Wyrosdick and GSSNS-DAR First Vice Regent Helen Powell. After the speaker, (Dr. Hubert P. Van Tuyll), presented his speech, the Heroes of the Hornet’s Nest Wreath Presenters, organizations and Descendants presented their Wreaths. There were 90 wreaths presented. Following this was the three-round volley of the Brier Creek Artillery’s five cannons and the Elijah Clarke Militia’s flintlocks. Taps was then played by Charles Hall, Jr., Coweta Falls Chapter. After this, the retirement of the Colors was performed by the Combined SAR Color Guard, the benediction was offered, the SAR Recessional was said and closing remarks were given by Bill Tankersley.
Vidalia® Onion Committee Announces Shane Curry as Executive Director; Cliff Riner Details
VIDALIA, GEORGIA - A new Executive Director is stepping in for the Vidalia® Onion Committee, harnessing an extensive background in agriculture and natural resources. Shane Curry will now take on this integral role, overseeing the Federal Marketing Order 955 and ensuring the success and growth of the Vidalia onion industry.
VHS Chess Team Continues to Shine
Members of the Vidalia High School Chess Team competed in the final Swainsboro Tournament on March 2, 2024, and finished as the Top High School Team, while 3 VHS players won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. In First Place was Sukumar Paidi, who went undefeated (5-0); Ethan Hart won Second...
Bulldogs Fall in Heartbreaking Fashion Despite Strong Offensive Showing
The Toombs County Bulldogs baseball team fell to the Coffee County Trojans in a dramatic 6-5 defeat on Friday. Despite out-hitting the Trojans and leading for most of the game, the Bulldogs couldn’t hold on in the final inning. Trailing 5-4 heading into the bottom of the seventh, the...
Bulldog Golf Continues to Shine at 1902 Cup and During Matches Against ECI
The Toombs County Bulldogs golf team enjoyed a successful week on the course, showcasing their skills and securing a victory in a match. On Monday, the boys competed in the 1902 Cup hosted by Benedictine Military School at the prestigious Savannah Golf Club. The team combined for a solid score of 357, led by Sophomore Vick Moore who carded an impressive 85.
Madison Morgan County shuts out Swainsboro
Madison Morgan County's defense throttled Swainsboro, resulting in an 8-0 shutout for a Georgia high school baseball victory at Swainsboro High on Feb. 29.
Today the gas price is close to $3.19 in Adrian as of 2024-03-03. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.346, a week ago the price is $3.262 , according to AAA.
Retired educators meet at Emanuel County Institute
Emanuel Retired Educators Association (EREA) members held their February meeting last week at Emanuel County Institute. ECI Principal Anetria Edenfield extended a warm welcome to the group and discussed the facility improvements that were underway at the school. Elease Turner provided an invocation, and members then enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by the school cafeteria and served by ECI students. The school also provided several delicious desserts from All the Fixins’. EREA wishes to thank Ms. Edenfield and ECI for the warm hospitality extended to members.
School of the Week: Students at Johnson County Schools are psyched about their newest sensory rooms
JOHNSON COUNTY, Ga. — You're going to see a lot more kids chilling out, relaxing and laughing at schools in Johnson County. They're psyched over their latest and greatest additions: sensory rooms. "It is designed with students with disabilities in mind, but overall it's supposed to help all students...
The family approves!
Swainsboro Police Chief Randy Ellison seems to have the OK from his family concerning his plans to retire at the end of this year. The Chief announced his retirement this past Thursday night at the annual Police Department Awards Banquet. This December, Ellison will close out a 35-year career in law enforcement including the past 15 years as Chief of the Swainsboro Police Department.
A Black History Moment: Mrs. Daisy Small Thomas
Daisy Thomas was born September 11, 1920, in Boston, Georgia, the youngest of five children born to the late Wesley and Martha Hackett Small. She received Christ at an early age at Centenary Missionary Baptist Church in Boston and her faith enriched her character. The Boston school system only went...
Vidalia beats South Effingham 4-2
The Vidalia Indians snatched the lead late in their 4-2 victory over South Effingham. Vidalia was down 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning when Lawson Lowe doubled, scoring three runs. Jackson Berry earned the complete game win giving up five hits while striking out eight. With the win...
SMS Band performs
The Swainsboro Middle School Band recently had an incredible performance opportunity. On Friday, February 2, 2024 band students took a trip to Enmarket Arena to perform the United States National Anthem as part of the pregame ritual for a Savannah Ghost Pirates ice hockey game. The band performed to a sold-out stadium of over 7,000 people before joining the audience to enjoy the game as a reward for all their hard work. Many fans, community members, and audience members expressed their delight with how skillfully the SMS Band played and how well they represented Swainsboro and Emanuel County. The SMS Band would like to thank Swainsboro Middle School Principal David Miller. Assistant Principal Steven Golden, Assistant Principal Angela Young, Dr. Gene Hundley, and everyone on staff who helped to make the trip happen. They would also like to thank Superintendent Scotty Hattaway and the Emanuel County Board of Education.