Gov. Kemp suspends McIntosh Clerk of Court for 60 Days; Committee recommends DA bring removal petition

Gov. Kemp suspends McIntosh Clerk of Court for 60 days; Committee recommends DA bring removal petition An executive order was issued on Monday, March 25, by Governor Brian Kemp to suspend Rebecca McFerrin, Clerk of McIntosh County Superior Court, for 60 days, and the investigative committee recommended District Attorney Tom Durden to bring a removal petition…

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Matt Elkins

Matt Elkins Matt Elkins, 57, of Jesup died Friday, March 22, 2019. The Ohio native and former Townsend resident had lived in Wayne County the past seven years.  He was of the Baptist faith, former Georgia DOT road crewman and a “Jack of all trades”. Matt was an avid fisherman and just enjoyed the outdoors. He was…

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ESPLOST Passes; Darien Brunch Referendum

ESPLOST passes Only 7.81 percent of the McIntosh County voters went to the polls for the March 19 Special Election, but those voters gave an 81.77 percent approval to continue the one percent Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST).   Yes:       610        (81.77%) No:         136        (18.23%)   Darien Brunch Referendum passes City of…

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Kenneth Watson

Kenneth W. Watson Kenneth W. Watson died Saturday, March 16, 2019, with his wife, Patricia West Watson, and brother-in-law, Ronald Marvin West, at his side. Survivors include his stepson, Adam W. Outlaw (Emma); and adored grandson, Abraham Joseph Outlaw.  Also surviving are Carleace  Nunnally and Sandi Falkenhagen of Birmingham, Alabama.  He is  preceded in death…

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Stephanie C. Vann

Stephanie C. Vann   Stephanie Cheryl Vann, formerly of Crescent, died Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Prospect Baptist Church in Crescent, with burial to follow in Belleville Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, March 22, from 5-7 p.m.…

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Bernice Gibbs

Bernice Gibbs 1926-2019 Bernice was born the 4th of 9 children to Clifford and Rufus Bennett, October 18, 1926 in Lakeland, FL. Her mother was a homemaker, her father was later a ferryboat captain who transported vacationing guests like the Ford’s and Rockefeller’s from Brunswick, Georgia, to the Jekyll Island Resort, where he was also…

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Viola Ford

Viola Ford Viola Ford, of Darien, died March 13, 2019 at Hospice of the Golden Isles. The funeral service will be held Saturday, March 23, at 2:30 p.m. at Victory Tabernacle Kingdom Church in Darien, with burial to follow in Upper Mill Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, March 22, from 5-7 p.m. at Victory…

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Henry Simpson Holley

Henry Simpson Holley Henry Simpson Holley, 88, died Thursday, March 7, 2019, surrounded by his family. Henry Holley was born in Live Oak, Fla., but Quincy, Florida, was the place he always called home. He joined the United States Navy in 1948 and served his country honorably as a member of the Seabees. Henry was discharged from…

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