Looking back over the years in Emanuel County…

by | June 28, 2006 12:00 am

5 Years Ago

Emanuel County Board of Education will advertise the Summertown school property for sale by sealed bids. The board voted to advertise the property for the next two weeks.

After much wrangling, Emanuel County Board of Commissioners voted to purchase 12 new fire trucks for the rural fire departments across the county. Trucks will cost the county $1,392,994, more than the $1.1 million allocated for the purchase, but rather than seven for the count, all rural departments will now have new equipment.

Georgia’s General Assembly passed a $1.8 billion supplemental appropriations bill which included $3.92 million dollars for a new and much needed economic development/technology building to be constructed

on the northeast section, previously the old Swainsboro High School football stadium, of the Swainsboro Technical College campus.

In just under a year’s time, Emanuel County is expected to finally have a courthouse. Emanuel County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to award the low bid of $2.56 million to Proctor Construction. Proctor expects to have the project complete in 300 calendar days.

10 Years Ago

Under action taken by Swainsboro City Council, the city will enter a 10 year waste management agreement with the county. An agreement was reached by the Swainsboro City Council.

Swainsboro Mayor James Buckley swears in H. Kemp Jones for the position of Swainsboro City Council Ward 2 Jones had no opposition in the special election.

Swainsboro Tech student Wilder Kirkland will represent Georgia technical institutes at national competition in Orlando next month, following his first place win in the recent Georgia Delta Epsilon Chi sales management competition.

Emanuel County Sheriff has announced the exact route the Olympic Torch will take during its more than two-hour trip through Emanuel County.

25 Years Ago

Emanuel County’s five banking institutions have posted a combined increase of $12,105,608 in assets over the past years.

Some 100 publishers and newspaper employees from across Georgia will visit Swainsboro. They’ll be here to attend the annual Mechanical

Seminar sponsored by Georgia Press Association. The seminar will be held at the Forest-Blade building.

The one-act play cast of SHS went to regional competition, where they competed with other schools in our regional school system. Four schools were represented at the competition. Out of the four, SHS got second place, with Tomson winning first.

50 Years Ago

The Swainsboro Junior Women’s Club held its November meeting in the private dining room of Key’s Cafe with the president, Mrs. W.A. Bishop, presiding.

The referendum on upland cotton marketing quotas, to be held throughout cotton-producing areas on Dec. 15, will be the 13th time growers have registered their choice on how they want to market their crops.

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