Question of the week:

Posted by | March 30, 2005 12:00 am

Do you think it should be required that Georgia high school students pass the High School Graduation Test in order to graduate?

“No, I don’t feel that four years of education should be decided on one test to graduate.” -Swainsboro High Athletic Director Shane Williamson, Swainsboro

“No, if the students pass all their classes they should be able to graduate, so it is unfair.” —Swains-boro High sophomore, Bri-anna Jones, Swainsboro… Read More


Teen Miss

Posted by | March 30, 2005 12:00 am

Winners in the Teen Miss Relay for Life pageant are fourth runner-up, Taylor Breedlove; second runner-up, Nikki Ellison; Teen Miss, Ashley Dunmire; first runner-up, Jordan Mason; and third runner-up, Tiffani Rowland.

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  • Hooks named scholarship finalist

    Posted by | March 30, 2005 12:00 am

    Crystal Hooks was recently named one of 10 state finalists in the Georgia Farm Bureau Scholarship program. A student at Swainsboro High School, she is an active member of Emanuel County 4-H and FFA programs. Hooks has won numerous awards in both organizations.

    She is a member of Georgia Jr. Cattlemen’s Association’s state board of directors. She has been active in Swainsboro High School Student Council for al four years … Read More


    Masons honor Morris T. Riner for 60 years service

    Posted by | March 30, 2005 12:00 am

    Many Masons and friends gathered at Anderson Lodge No. 243 F&AM Saturday evening, March 12, to pay tribute to Morris

    T. Riner Jr. for 60 years in the fraternity. Riner was initiated as Entered Apprentice Nov. 24, 1944, passed to the degree of Fellowcraft Dec. 19, 1944, and the sublime degree of Master Mason Feb. 20, 1945.

    Attendees gathered in the lodge hall and were welcomed by Tracy Clements, Worshipful … Read More


    ‘Change clock, change battery’ on April 3 Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they chang

    Posted by | March 30, 2005 12:00 am

    In conjunction with the “Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery” fire safety program sponsored by the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the American Burn Association, Oxendine says the annual change from standard time to daylight saving time in the spring is a good time to make sure your smoke alarm is working as it should.

    “Every year in Georgia we have numerous fire fatalities in homes that didn’t have … Read More



    Savvy Senior Buying Drugs from Canada

    Posted by | March 30, 2005 12:00 am

    Dear Savvy Senior, I’m 61-years-old and I’ve reached my boiling point. I refuse to pay these ridiculous prices for my prescription medications. I’m now looking into buying my drugs from Canada over the Internet to save some money but I have a few questions. What I’d like to know is, how safe is it, how much can I save, how do I go about it, and will it get me … Read More



    USDA announces sign-up for CDP

    Posted by | March 23, 2005 12:00 am

    Eligible producers may sign-up for the Crop Disaster Program (CDP), a program that authorizes crop loss assistance for producers who suffered 2003 or 2004 and certain 2005 crop losses from damaging weather announced Martha B. Kent, County Executive Director, of the Emanuel Farm Service Agency. Sign-up began March 14.

    “We are pleased to be able to provide these benefits to producers as quickly as possible,” Kent said. “Drought, floods and … Read More


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