Weblos

Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

Submitted photo

Pack 75 Den 3 Weblos Ethan Coleman and Solomon Riner earned Engineering Activity badges Monday while on an afternoon excursion to Altamaha EMC of Swainsboro. As a requirement of the badge, the boys were taught how to locate underground power lines. As an added bonus, Bill Kennedy demonstrated the operation on the bucket truck. Pictured are Bill Kennedy, Ricky Coleman and Lester Fowler. Den 3 Weblos are sponsored … Read More


Veteran Frank Brown interviewed at library

Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

World War II veteran, Frank Brown, was interviewed at Franklin Memorial Library on Friday, Feb. 4. Mr. Brown was in Company E, 5th Regiment of the United States Marines. He was born in Lexsy and joined the Marines after graduating from high school. He served two tours of duty and went through basic training at Parris Island, S.C., and then received further training at Norfolk, Va.

He was then assigned … Read More


What’sup?

Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

Friday, Feb. 18

Ohoopee Jamboree, Nora Blvd., Adrian. Entertainment will be Dixie Fried, 7 to 8 p.m.; Glory Road Trio, 8 to 9 p.m.; and Georgia Bluegrass, 9 to 10 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 21

Presidents’ Day. All banks will be closed.

You Can Quote Me…

The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it; but it is also so clear that it is impossible to … Read More


BOE refinances bond series

Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

By JACQUIE BRASHER

By JACQUIE BRASHER

At its meeting Monday night, Emanuel County Board of Education approved a resolution to refinance its 1995 Series Bonds from 20 years to 10 years at a lower interest rate. The resolution reads in part as follows: “The bond resolution of the Board of Education of Emanuel County to regulate and provide for the issuance of the Emanuel County School District general obligation refunding … Read More


Vandiver’s art featured at 114 West Main

Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

The recent artworks of Russell Vandiver are currently on view at 114 West Main Street restaurant. He has taught art at Emanuel County Institute for six years and is also part-time art instructor at East Georgia College. Vandiver resides in Statesboro with his wife Karen and 4-year-old daughter Ivy. He previously exhibited at the Kalmanson Gallery and a selection of those works will be on display. Four other pieces will … Read More


Gospel sing

Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

Trinity Baptist Church of Meeks will have a Gospel Music Worship celebration Saturday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. Featured guest singers will be “Hand in Hand” with Ray Foskey. Pastor is Rev Ron Starley. Light refreshments will be served.



Arthur D. Watt Sr., 83

Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

VIENNA, VA.—Funeral for Arthur D. Watt Sr., 83, was held Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Money & King Funeral Home in Vienna, Va. Burial services were private. He died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005 at Annaburg Manor in Manassas, Va.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine P. Watt; children, Dwight Watt of Swainsboro; Samuel Watt, Leslie Watt and Deborah Harvey; sister, Roberta Troxell; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Money … Read More


Medicaid: Georgia’s untamed monster

Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

Roy E. Barnes must still be lurking in the state Capitol, just waiting to seize the governor’s office again.

There is no other reasonable explanation for Gov. Sonny Perdue’s behavior, except that he is afraid of Barnes, more than two years after he decisively defeated the Democratic incumbent.

Perdue’s frozen-at-the-throttle approach to slowing the runaway cost of Medicaid and avoiding yet another brush with state insolvency (or big-time borrowing or … Read More



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