Savvy Senior:Macular Degeneration

Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

Dear Savvy Senior,

A local ophthalmologist recently told my mother that she has macular degeneration. He also told her there isn’t a cure for it so she should get prepared for the inevitable. Can you tell me about this disease and is there anything at all we can do to help prevent her loss of vision?

Sandy See

Dear Sandy,

Your ophthalmologist is right. There is currently no cure, but … Read More


Parents not familiar with teen driving restrictions

Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

The Department of Motor Vehicle Safety (DMVS) urges parents of newly registered drivers to know the rules of the road for teens. A recent survey showed that the passenger and curfew restrictions for young drivers are unknown or misunderstood by many parents.

On-the-road test appointments are mandatory for those under the age of 18 who have held a learner’s permit for one year and one day. A recent survey of … Read More



Heard it through the grapevine…

Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

Jacquie Brasher

Through the intricate (and most often amusing) Swainsboro grapevine, I’ve heard my share of juicy stuff said about me by certain people who don’t agree with, or have trouble tolerating my political point of view. For instance, I have heard that I am someone who is a member of “the Taliban,” that I should “go back to China,” and that I am “unpatriotic.” I know, I shouldn’t even … Read More


Recreation Department schedule

Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

Monday, Nov. 29

Boys Basketball Evaluations

Ages 8-10: 4:30

Ages 11-12: 5:30

Ages 13: 6:30

Tuesday, Nov. 30

Girls Basketball Evaluations

Ages 8-10: 4:30

Ages 11-12: 5:30

Ages 13: 6:30

Wednesday, Dec. 1

Boys Basketball Evaluations

Ages 8-10: 4:30

Ages 11-12: 5:30

Ages 13: 6:30

Thursday, Dec. 2

Girls Basketball Evaluations

Ages 8-10: 4:30

Ages 11-12: 5:30

Ages 13: 6:30



DEA JV girls’ basketball beats Twiggs

Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

By ANDY CALLAWAY

By ANDY CALLAWAY

David Emanuel Academy’s JV girl’s basketball team got the 2004-05 season off to a great start by winning the championship of the Twiggs Academy Tip Off Tournament in Jeffersonville this past weekend. DEA was able to claim the title by winning two very close games as they edged Sacred Heart School 22-21 on Friday then nipped Windsor Academy 14-12 in the championship game on … Read More



SMS wins in region play

Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

Swainsboro Middle School Fastpitch Softball Team began region play with a victory over Dublin Thursday, Oct. 28, in Swainsboro. Macy Lawson and Jade Newsome shared the mound with a total of 11 strikeouts. Jade Newsome contributed to the win with an inside the park three run homer. The game was called after five innings due to the run limit. The Tigers won 11-0. Leading hitters were: Nicolette Cuthrell, Macy Lawson, … Read More


Georgians can now apply for child support help online

Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

Parents who need help to obtain a child support order or enforce an existing order, and non-custodial parents who would like to open a case in order to establish an official record of their payments, may now apply for these services on the Internet. They may also pay the application fee online or make child support payments online, using a credit or debit card. The Georgia Department of Human Resources … Read More


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