Morgan shares WWII memories with audience at library

Posted by | March 2, 2005 12:00 am

World War II veteran Jimmy Morgan was recently interviewed at Franklin Memorial Library before an audience. His almost four years in service was filled with a variety of assignments and interesting adventures. While on the island of Puerto Rico, enemy submarines cut off supplies and the American forces were unable to receive mail or get needed gas for their vehicles.

Later in the war he was sent to Fort Ord, … Read More

James Robert Boatright, 75

Posted by | March 2, 2005 12:00 am

ATLANTA—Funeral for James Robert (Bodie) Boatright was held Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005 at 1 p.m. at Peebles-Curry-Durden Funeral Home with Elder Tommy Rountree officiating. Burial was in Old Canoochee Cemetery. He died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005 at his Atlanta residence after an accidental fall.

A native of Emanuel County, Mr. Boatright was born on Sept. 19, 1929. He was a veteran of both the Army and Air Force and served … Read More

Free tax help available at library

Posted by | March 2, 2005 12:00 am

The UGA Cooperative Extension Service has announced that free tax preparation is available for Emanuel County residents’ federal and state returns. This service is made possible by a grant to the Consumer Financial Literacy Program, which targets working families in selected Georgia counties.

“Rosa Rubio will be at Franklin Memorial Library each Thursday in March from 1 until 6 p.m.,” said a spokesperson. “Call 912-685-2408 to make an appointment. If … Read More


Posted by | March 2, 2005 12:00 am

Ogeechee Community Service board meeting will be held Tuesday, March 8 at 1 p.m.

Senate’s ‘anti-gang’ bill: Now whose ox is getting gored?

Posted by | March 2, 2005 12:00 am

State Senator Vincent Fort is upset. The Atlanta Democrat thinks a new “anti-gang” bill is unfair to blacks and other minorities and could lead to the pernicious practice of “racial profiling.”

Fort’s carping is, to say the least, ironic.

That’s because Senator Fort is himself an inveterate “profiler.” As the state’s leading proponent of “hate crimes” laws, he specializes in the exploitation of negative stereotypes. But his targets are usually … Read More

SECRD Midget Allstars to play for state championship

Posted by | March 2, 2005 12:00 am

Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department Midget Boys Allstar team will compete in the 2005 Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA) State Class B Basketball Tournament being played at Upson County Civic Center in Thomaston March 4-5. The Midget Boys advanced to the state tournament after capturing the GRPA First District title Saturday, Feb. 26. They defeated Vidalia 55-52 in the championship game of the Class B District Tournament hosted by Waynesboro-Burke … Read More

William Henry Kennedy Jr.

Posted by | March 2, 2005 12:00 am

AWENDAW, S.C.—Funeral for William Henry Kennedy, Jr. will be held Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at 10 a.m. in Ocean Grove United Methodist Church in Awendaw, S.C. Burial will be in Twin City City Cemetery Wednesday, March 2 at 4 p.m. He died on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005.

Mr. Kennedy was a retired Air Force Load Master.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma B. Kennedy of Awendaw, S.C.; four sons and two … Read More

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