Looking back

by | December 28, 2005 12:00 am

5 Years Ago

Audrey Perkins, 17, of Swainsboro, will be among five other models to be featured in People magazine, tentatively scheduled for release sometime in December. Perkins is considered one of the top six plus-size models in the country. She is the slaughter of Vicki and Nicky Perkins of Swainsboro.

Swainsboro Tigers hosted the first round of the state playoffs recently, shutting out the Thomasville Bulldogs 20-0. Thomasville, seeded third in Region 1, was punished on the ground and in the air by the impressive Tigers defense. Swainsboro Tiger senior running back Brandon Andrews finished the game with 267 yards rushing on 31 tries.

Gov. Roy Barnes has awarded two separate grants to Emanuel County. One grant is in the amount of $125,000 and will fund a Crimes Against Children Unit. The other grant is in the amount of $235,000 to fund a Multi Jurisdictional Task Force. Both grants will assist area officials in protecting citizens from crime and violence associated with illegal drug activity.

10 Years Ago

The ECI Bulldogs won the Sub-Region 4-A South Championship Friday night with a 6-0 win over the Warriors of Jefferson County. The win move the Dogs to 8-2 for the year and a perfect 5-0 in the sub-region.

Barbara Carlyle’s shot at the “big time” will come Nov. 18 in New York City. That’s when the Twin City native will appear before casting directors, agents and producers from all over the world as she appears on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam. She is the daughter of Sarah Carlyle and mother of 3year-old Niamani.

Joseph F. Mathis, formerly of Twin City, has assumed responsibilities as executive director of Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce, Prattville, Ala. Mathis, the son of Bonnie Mathis of Twin City and the late J.F. (Foots) Mathis, was selected for the position from a field of 40 candidates.

Seven students have been selected to represent Emanuel County in the 1996 Governor’s Honors competition. The 11th grade students will be competing for state honors. Chris Thompson of Emanuel County Institute will be competing in the area of science.

Swainsboro High School students selected to represent the county are Kathleen Ashcroft, communicative arts; Sloan Edenfield, science; Ashley Clyborne, executive management; Adam Agress, instrumental music; and Johnna Ware and Evamarie McRae, dance.

25 Years Ago

James R. Smith, member of the Swainsboro City Council, qualified recently as a candidate for reelection in the Nov. 17 city election, representing District No. 4. President of the Citizens Bank of Swainsboro and attended North Georgia College at Dahlonega. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and was recalled to active duty during the Korean Conflict. He is the a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Roy C. Smith of Swainsboro.

50 Years Ago

R.J. Waller, Jr. recently stated he will offer for reelection to the office he now holds as County Commissoner of Emanuel County. Mr. Waller has served as County Comissioer for several years and is well known for his participation in pomoting industry and payroll for Emanuel County.

Farm Safety Week will be observed during July 20-26 period. During Farming Safety Week, authorities will deal with all manner farm hazards and show how they can be eliminated or minimized. It’s an opportunity tat agricultural America can not afford to miss.’

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