2022-07-27 E-Edition

County in shock over Blanchard death

County residents were in shock last week over the suspected murder of 22-year-old Dolan Blanchard. Dolan was discovered on Maria Sorrel Road, off Clito Road in Bulloch County just before 2 a.m. Sunday, July 17th. When law enforcement arrived on the scene, Blanchard was discovered with gunshot wounds. Before Air Evac could arrive, the young male died from his injuries. […]

Potter arrested for suspected child molestation

George Ezra Potter, Jr. was arrested last Monday, July 18 as The Times was going to press on a warrant for suspected child molestation. Potter was being held without bond at the Screven County jail pending a bond hearing in Superior Court. No information is available as this is an ongoing investigation.(photo contributed)

Hospital unveils new Emergency Department

State of the art facility opens in Sylvania

Optim Medical Center- Screven opened their new state of the art Emergency Department last week with a ribbon cutting. The state of the art facility includes, “a dedicated airborne isolation room, the newest technology on medical vacuum and medical gas systems, a decontamination room, as well as expanded ambulance loading and off loading,” Lagina Evans, CEO of the local medical […]

Hollingsworth bids farewell to Health Department

On Friday, July 29th, Margaret Hollingsworth will bid a fond farewell to the Screven County Health Department after holding the reins for the past fourteen years, she has been there over 20 years. “I think it’s time to give someone else a chance to put their mark on the job. I need to spend time with my family,” Margaret explains […]

Overton big winner of Rebel Yell

The second night of the Rebel Yell was just as action-packed as the first night. Ms. Brooke Collins performed the national anthem that was as soul-stirring as the race itself. After the opening ceremonies, there wasn’t much time to sit around for anyone cause the action was under way! Fans got to see some hot laps by different classes but […]

Door Knock Recipes

with Talmadge Fries

This Peanut Butter cookie recipe is one of the best! Peanut Butter Cookies ½ c peanut Butter Honey roast smooth 1 egg¾ c sugar1 c self-rising flour1/2 c brown sugar1 tsp baking soda¼ cup butter Crisco1 tsp vanilla Mix peanut butter, 1/2/ c sugar, brown sugar, Crisco, egg, flour, baking soda and vanilla. Roll cookie dough into 1-inch balls, put […]


Market on Maple Every Thursday 3-6 p.m. through September 117 Maple St. Sylvania, GA 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. PRAYER WALK Sunday, July 31 2:30 p.m. at the courthouse […]

Dozier’s Doggie Daze

Top 20 Real Stories of Heroic Dogs Saving Human Lives Story 13 MAYA: The Pitbull Maya belongs to a special breed of dogs called pitbulls that are strong, good fighters, and are usually raised to be brave enough to hold their own against bigger animals, like bulls, for example. Bulls are boy cows that are also sometimes trained to fight. […]

From the Editor’s Desk

With all the storms we have been having lately I am reminded of childhood once again. The latest one caused a power outage at our house that lasted well into the night. It’s amazing how much light our DVD players, microwaves, and even coffee pots give us that goes unnoticed until they are suddenly winked out. What’ s also amazing […]