Canady story on Smith published in Statesboro magazine

Posted by | June 8, 2005 12:00 am

High School, recently had his article on local singer Curtis Smith published in Secrets of the South: Statesboro magazine’s May-June issue.

Canady is a freshman at Georgia Southern University majoring in journalism. He was alpreviously employed at The Forest-Blade as sports editor.

in the music business. Smith has been the opening act for Edwin McCain twice, in Statesboro and Milledgeville. He recently received a record contract with OMG Records.

Canady … Read More



DEA holds sports banquet

Posted by | June 8, 2005 12:00 am

David Emanuel Academy held its 2005 Spring Athletic Banquet on Thursday, May 12 at the school gymnasium. Athletes that participated in wrestling, tennis, golf, track, basketball and baseball were honored at the event with the coaches of the respective sports handing out the awards.

Varsity award winners were as follows:

Wrestling, Coach Danny Lanier: Most Improved, Matt Hendrix, Coaches Award, Chris Henry, Most Valuable, Chris Lanier.

Tennis, Coach Andreas Koth: … Read More


Swainsboro veteran competes in national games in Oklahoma

Posted by | June 8, 2005 12:00 am

Calvin King, Air Force veteran from Swainsboro, was one of more than 500 veterans in their “golden age” who are in Norman, Okla., from May 21-26, competing in the 19th National Veterans Golden Age Games—the largest sporting event in the world for senior veterans. All participants are U.S. military veterans from across the country age 55 and older, receiving medical care through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).King, 60, currently … Read More


Names in the wind: Meredith, Miller, Hillary, Reed

Posted by | June 8, 2005 12:00 am

Bill ShippUniversity System chancellor Tom Meredith may wish to consider a career in the theater when he departs his Georgia post, probably in September.

Meredith turned in a stunning performance at a recent closed-door session of the Board of Regents, according to sources who were present. Faced with all-but-certain dismissal and termination of his contract, the head of Georgia’s vast college network threw himself on the mercy of the … Read More


ECI holds Honors Night

Posted by | June 8, 2005 12:00 am

  • Dr. Shellie Louis, DMD, of Swainsboro, Georgia would like to announce
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  • ECI holds Honors Night

  • Lottie Claxton crochets blankets for infants, children

    Posted by | June 8, 2005 12:00 am

    By MARY ALICE APPLEGATE

    By MARY ALICE APPLEGATEMany infants and children in the North Florida region are enjoying the softness of hand crocheted blankets, thanks to the nimble fingers of Ms. Lottie Hatcher Claxton. Ms. Claxton, age 96, resides at a retirement home in Swainsboro, not too far from her childhood home in Kite.

    Ms. Claxton learned to crochet in 1980, after her retirement from the payroll department of … Read More


    Register to win when giving blood

    Posted by | June 8, 2005 12:00 am

    Giving blood or platelets this summer can now save you miles. One lucky blood donor and one lucky platelet donor will walk away this summer with a $1,500 CITGO gas card. Donors may enter the drawing at any Red Cross donor center or blood drive. Participants are eligible during June 1 through July 31.

    A blood drive will be held at Vann Community Center Thursday, July 14 from 2 to


    Dr. Shellie Louis, DMD, of Swainsboro, Georgia would like to announce

    Posted by | June 8, 2005 12:00 am

    the engagement of his daughter, Latina Louis. She will marry Mr. Juran Bolden of Tampa, Florida at a prominent country club in the Atlanta, Georgia area this July.

    Latina is also the daughter of Mildretta Louis Penn, of Atlanta, Georgia, and Pecola Louis.

    In 1983 Dr. Louis moved to Swainsboro with his wife, Pecola, and younger son, Shellie. Although Latina lived in Atlanta for most of her life, she considers … Read More



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