Looking back

by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

5 Years Ago

The Emanuel County Board of Education named Linda Hooks special education director for the system to replace Lee Martin who passed away last month. Also, Swainsboro Primary School Principal Erma Jenkins was named elementary curriculum director for the system effective July 1.

Emanuel County Commissioners voted 4-to-1 during a special session to exercise an option for purchase of the lot adjacent to the old federal courthouse building for construction of a new courthouse.

A Swainsboro man has been charged with motor vehicle theft in connection with the theft of a Swainsboro Police car Jan. 27, according to Swainsboro Police Chief Johnny Shuman.

A Twin City police officer was injured Jan. 28, during the altercation with a suspect involved in a domestic violence case.

Donna G. Bellamy has been promoted to chief financial officer and Jim Harrell has been promoted to senior vice president for The Citizens Bank of Swainsboro.

10 Years Ago

Nine Swainsboro High School band members have been selected for inclusion in the 1994-1995 1st District Honor Band, the highest musical honor possible in Georgia at district level. Students are Donald Beckworth, Carl Peebles, Adam Agress, Christy Bowen, Artis Kelly, Ira Bragg, Crystal Brantley, Frannie Beckworth, Jeb Cameron.

The Swainsboro Tiger basketball team led by Sergio Washington’s 20 points, won a key region game here Dec. 16, downing Tattnall County, 78-51. The win puts the Tigers at 4-0 for the season.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Fred Lamon Gillis recently retired after 30 years of service to the state of Georgia. A native of Emanuel County, Gillis is the son of Mrs. Fred Gillis of Swainsboro.

Brad Headley, M.D., recently completed a training course on pacemaker implantation. The program, conducted at the Healthwest Regional Center Training and Research Center in Phoenix, Ariz., offered a combination of classroom training and hands-on pacemaker implant techniques.

25 Years Ago

Jim Karrh and Travis McKinley, students at David Emanuel Academy, Stillmore, received state honors in the Southeastern Independent Schools literary meet. Literary competition was held at Mercer University, Macon.

Over 1,000 people from south-central Georgia converged on a Pecan orchard at SaDo farms near Garfield in April for a “Georgians for Herman Talmadge Rally.” Speakers at the rally were Congressman Bo Ginn, Dolan Brown, and Senator Talmadge.

Miss Tammy Johnson of Canoochee has been installed as state historian, Georgia Future Homemakers of America. A junior at Emanuel County Institute, Twin City, Miss Johnson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Johnson of Canoochee.

50 Years Ago

Ernest Rogers, well-known columnist of an Atlanta newspaper, will be principal speaker at the eleventh annual Emanuel County Pine Tree Festival, April 27.

U.S. Highway 1 has been named as a “Blue Star Memorial,” Highway, in conjunction with a beautification program of the garden clubs of Georgia.

Mar. 26, the Feb. Adjourned Term of the United States District Court for the Swainsboro Division will convene here, according to the Deputy Clerk, Martha M. Daniel.

The Ohoopee River, one of the principal rivers in this area has been restocked with fish in the hopes that the people of Emanuel County will have one of the best fishing streams in the state.

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