Savvy Senior Holiday Blues

Posted by | December 15, 2004 12:00 am

Dear Savvy Senior,

The holidays are stressful enough for everyone these days but I am worried about my 77-year-old mom. She has always loved getting ready for Christmas but this year, mom has been acting uninterested. For the first time ever, she did not send out Christmas cards, nor did she want to decorate her house like she usually does. It seems like mom has become very depressed and I … Read More

Annual Christmas parade slated Dec. 18

Posted by | December 15, 2004 12:00 am

The third annual Swainsboro-Emanuel County Christmas Parade will be Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. Line-up will begin at 10 a.m. There is no entry charge. Applications for entrants in parade can be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce or First National Bank and Trust in Swainsboro.

Letters To The Editor

Posted by | December 15, 2004 12:00 am


Thank to Ogeechee Behavioral Adolescent Center for inviting our residents for a beautiful day of fishing. The young men who participated in assisting our residents bait their hooks provided laughter and kindness and were truly a blessing to our residents and staff. Thank you to Mr. Danny DeLaigle, administrator, staff and young men.

Thank you to God’s Holy Tabernacle, who provided our residents with wheelchair transport; and to … Read More

Gift-making get-togethers

Posted by | December 15, 2004 12:00 am

Do your holidays usually go by in a blur of swarming shopping malls, flying pine needles, roaring vacuum cleaners and frenzied parking lot traffic jams? Striking the perfect balance between necessity and festivity is one of our biggest challenges during this season: We’re expected to accomplish so much, and yet still have time to celebrate with family and friends. Now you can throw fun and function into one happy occasion … Read More

Is “intelligence reform” really needed? Bobby Beecher

Posted by | December 15, 2004 12:00 am

President Bush has had a tough time pushing an intelligence reform bill through Congress. Supporters of the measure, which calls for the creation of a cabinet-level intelligence director, blame a handful of powerful legislators. They say these “highly conservative Republicans,” along with “senior Pentagon officials” who see a new spy chief as a bureaucratic redundancy, comprise an obstructionist cabal. The alleged conspirators look like traitors now, but they could look … Read More

Miss Riner and Mr. Stubbs announce May 21 wedding date

Posted by | December 15, 2004 12:00 am

Mr. and Mrs. William Martin Riner of Swainsboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Nicole Riner, to Jared Garlon Stubbs of Thomaston. The future groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Gellos of Greenwich, Conn., and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Stubbs of Thomaston.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ms. Betty Woods of Swainsboro and the late Jimmy Woods, the late Earl and Annie Lee Sconyers and … Read More

Empty Stocking Fund

Posted by | December 15, 2004 12:00 am

Photo by Jacquie Brasher

Once again, Swainsboro Jaycees have collected toys for Emanuel County families during its annual Empty Stocking Fund. The presents were collected at Northland Cable. Helping sort the gifts are Northland Cable employees Becky Williams and Dottie Durden; and Jaycees Chairperson Chris Griner.

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  • Beth Lane

    Posted by | December 15, 2004 12:00 am

    Beth Lane of Swainsboro participated in the Run & See Candy Land 5K held Saturday, Dec. 11 in Eastman.She won first place in her age group.

    Poinsettia passion

    Posted by | December 15, 2004 12:00 am

    Submitted photo

    Tabethia Amerson, left, vice president of Circle K Club at East Georgia College, and Circle K President Angela Cable, assist in the delivery of flowers during the Swainsboro Kiwanis Club’s Annual Poinsettia Sale. The East Georgia College advisors for the Circle K Club are Dr. Tim Goodman and Dr. Paul Cerpovicz.

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