Looking back over the years in Emanuel County

by | March 31, 2008 12:00 am

5 Years Ago

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life opened a Relay store for the first time. Items for sale at the Relay store included frisbees, lighted yo-yos, hats, flashlights, Koozie, fanny packs, aprons, relay tattoos, large house flags, license plates, sweatshirts and garden flags with the Relay for Life logo. It was located at First National Bank and Trust Company, right across from Tiger Field.

10 Years Ago

The City of Swainsboro received a $500,000 Drainage Improvement block grant from the Department of Community Affairs to help alleviate drainage and flooding problems in the Lincoln Park area. Washington, Booker, Carver and Brown streets were all in the area known as Lincoln Park and were the target areas for proposed repairs.

25 Years Ago

Signs designating handicap parking spaces were positioned in the uptown area to comply with city regulations. “Official court business” decals were issued to three judges and two court recorders were made during the regular monthly meeting between former Mayor Roger Shaw and the Swainsboro councilmen. The number of parking in Swainsboro brought about this increase in handicap parking spaces.

50 Years Ago

Mr. Green Underwood was named the new manager of the John C. Coleman Hotel. He was a veteran of the hotel business and was with the Coleman Hotel for 18 years as night clerk. He replaced Mr. Ray Maddox, who was promoted to general manager to two north Georgia hotels that were acquired by Anchor Hotels, Inc.

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