Looking back 5 Years Ago

by | March 30, 2005 12:00 am

Dr. Leta Truett has received the doctor of philosophy degree at Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas. Her doctoral dissertation is entitled “Development of a Tool for Patients to Describe the Phenomenon of Suffering.”

Jennifer Price of Swains-boro graduated from University of Georgia during commencement exercises recently. Jennifer received a bachelor of arts degree with a major in psychology. She was also named to the dean’s list for fall 1999.

Four Augusta area residents have been arrested in connection with a flimflam scam operating in Emanuel County, according to Sheriff Tyson Stephens. The four were allegedly running a scam in rural Emanuel County by soliciting residents to repair or paint tin roofs.

10 Years Ago

Mary Alice K. Rollins of Kite is included in the 1995 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Rollins is one of 20 Georgia students that were honored.

Edna Dixon and Sergeant Kenneth Vaughn were selected as employees of the quarter by Emanuel Probation Detention Center. The presentations honored the employees’ work in the last quarter of 1994.

Georgia State Patrol at Post 19, Swainsboro, announced that 16 traffic accidents in Emanuel County were investigated during December. These accidents resulted in 21 injuries and one death. Savannah Luggage Works will be begin operations here Feb. 6. This was announced by Allen C. Rice, president of the company, and Dr. Jerry Ashcroft, chairman, Emanuel County Development Authority.

25 Years Ago

Roy Davis, member of the Swainsboro High School chapter, Future Farmers of America, won a first place honor and $50 in the State Forestry Field Day contest held in May. The student is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Davis of Swainsboro.

Henry Copeland, Andrew Stegall, Danny Terry, and Lee Rich received the top four honors, respectively, in the annual Cub Scout Pinewood Derby race here. The event was held on the Spivey State Bank parking lot, April 26.

Swainsboro High School Student Steve Meeks has earned the right to compete for state public speaking honors. He will represent the Swainsboro High School chapter, Future Farmers of America, and this district, in state competition during June.

Nineteen Emanuel County Junior College students were honored for academic excellence at special ceremonies on campus in May.

50 Years Ago

Webb Follin, past District Governor, Rotary International, is scheduled to speak before the Swainsboro Rotary Club April 25, according to Spencer Hagen, head of the public relations department of Rotary International of Evanston, Illinois.

Postmaster Carl Layton was named Georgia’s Postmaster of the year at the annual meeting of the Georgia Chapter of the National Postmaster League being held in Atlanta in April. Mr. Layton has been postmaster at Swainsboro for more than five years and at present is president of the Georgia Chapter of the League.

Pretty Miss Meredith Jenkins, 16-year-old Swainsboro High School junior, has been named as Queen of the Eleventh Annual Emanuel County Pine Tree Festival. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jenkins.

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