2022-07-13

2022-07-13 E-Edition

County Commissioner faces day in court

Allison Willis strikes pregnant daughter


According to reports filed at the Screven County Sheriff’s Office, on July 6, the 19-year-old daughter of County Commissioner Allison Willis, Samantha Lee, reported to the authorities of an assault she received at the hands of her mother. Lee explained to deputies that what started as a verbal argument quickly escalated into a physical altercation over whether a minor child […]

Screven County Library Temporarily Moves


In the June 29 edition of The Sylvania Times, it was reported that the city was replacing a fuse at the transformer behind the library when the transformer blew up, causing the library to be in the dark. Since then, the library has operated until noon each day and held the summer reading programs at the Cail Center. All that […]

Screven gets much needed drought relief from heavy rains



If you have driven down either Mims Road or Rocky Ford Road, you have noticed Farm Bureau has had a sign posted that says, “Pray for Rain”. We prayed and He answered. Over the past couple of days, we have seen lots of that liquid stuff that waters our grass, fills our ponds, wells, and keeps all things beautiful. With […]

Claxton Poultry President acquitted

Mikel Fries acquitted of price-fixing on chicken products

Three executives who worked for poultry company Pilgrim’s Pride and two executives of Claxton Poultry Farms were found not guilty on Thursday of fixing prices in the poultry sector. A court official said on Thursday in an email that the five were acquitted, ending the Justice Department’s third attempt to win a conviction. Former Pilgrim’s Pride chief executives William Lovett […]

Mama Nell’s Southern Cookin’

“Great Recipes of the South”

These are recipes from my Grandmother, Nell Eades. I cherish her recipe book with all my heart. She was very special to me and the family. Hope you enjoy these as much as she did baking them for our family. Sam Eades, Publisher Hey Ya’ll, I thought I would share some of my Grandmother’s favorite recipes that she would cook […]

GRITS Summer Revival


In June, the GRITS Book Club broke out the funeral fans for a 1940’s revival. “A Man Called Peter” took to the pulpit, the biography written about Reverend Peter Marshall by his widow, Catherine Marshall. Immigrating from Scotland, Marshall began his pastoring in a small rural church in Covington, Georgia, but quickly moved to a larger congregation in Atlanta. His […]

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Market on Maple Every Thursday 3-6 p.m. through September 117 Maple St. Sylvania, GA Christmas in July! Thursday, July 21. See you there. Sylvania Giant Yard Games 1st Friday of each month – Park by fountain – come play chess, checkers and more City Council Meeting 1st & 3rd Tuesday 6 p.m. County Commission Meeting 2nd Tuesday 9 a.m. The […]

Dozier’s Doggie Daze

Top 20 Real Stories of Heroic Dogs Saving Human Lives Story 10 Shana, the She Wolf Wolves are wild dogs that nobody keeps as pets and that live outside of cities and away from people because they can be dangerous and mean. The very first dog a person ever kept as a pet or that ever became friends with a […]

From the Editor’s Desk



With our soaring temperatures lately, a good swim would have been in order. Those with pools don’t know just how lucky they are. As I listen to friends talk of swimming in their back yards or going to the lake, I am reminded of what some may call my deprived childhood. Growing up we had a swimming pool that I […]