Looking back

by | November 30, 2005 12:00 am

5 Years Ago

Air Force Airman Carlos M. Renfroe has graduated fro basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During six weeks of training, the airman studied Air Force mission, organization and customs and received special training in human relations. The son of Frederick and Rosa Renfroe of Swainsboro, he is a 1997 graduate of Swainsboro High School.

Tammy Davis has been chosen Teacher of the Year at Langston Chapel Middle School in Statesboro. Nomination was made by faculty members. Davis was cited for designing and implementing a new alternative learning program at LCMS. Davis is the daughter of Tommy and Dottie Rountree of Swainsboro. She is a 1988 honor graduate of David Emanuel Academy.

Swainsboro High School Tigers will face their toughest challenge in their last home game of the season when they meet Appling County on Oct. 27. Billed as “the biggest high school football game of the season in southeast Georgia.” this contest features two of the top three class AAA teams in the state. Swainsboro is 19-2 for the last two seasons, and Appling County, at 20-1, was stopped at the Dome in the semifinals last year.

10 Years Ago

Don Arastus Gay III and Don Arastus Gay IV took trophies in their respective divisions in the Lions Spirit Run held in Dublin recently. The elder Gay placed second in the 5K run, boys 10 years and under. His younger brother took first in the 2K run, boys five and under. The runners are sons of Don Arastus Gay Sr. and Langga Gay of Garfield.

Audrell Grace of the Screven County Gamecocks made his first appearance in several weeks after recuperating from a knee injury, and the Tigers’ welcome back was as complete as it was awesome. Grace carried the ball 12 times for 19 yards, yet the Gamecocks managed only 13 yards of total offense as the Tigers slipped away 7-0 winners. Anthony Kellman, author and associate professor of English and creative writing at Augusta College, will speak at East Georgia College on Nov. 9. Born in Barbados, Mr. Kellman earned his master of fine arts degree in creative writing at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

25 Years Ago

After reaching the edge of outer space, a 600-foot high research balloon fell to earth recently and landed on the edge of a vacant field near Swainsboro. The instrument pod and its parachute touched down in a soybean field near Garfield. The equipment was launched by the University of Chicago to study cosmic waves, according to government officials.

Lee Arthur Williams has announced his intentions to become a candidate in the Nov. 17 City of Swainsboro elections. He said he plans to seek a position on the Swainsboro City Council as a councilman representing Ward 6.

50 Years Ago

The Board of Directors of the Viking Manufacturing Company, Inc., with home office in Anaheim, Calif., has announced its willingness to open a second factory unit in Swainsboro, according to the company. The Viking Manufacturing Company, Inc. manufactures mobile homes.

The Swainsboro Chapter of the Junior Classical League, known locally as the Latin Club, observed Latin Week, May 12-16. The purpose of the observance is to acquaint students with the importance and value of studying Latin in high school.

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