Golden Deeds winners

Posted by | December 22, 2004 12:00 am

Photo by Mark Williams Studio

Dr. Madison Dixon of Swainsboro Exchange Club recently presented the Book of Golden Deeds Award, on behalf of Swainsboro Exchange Club, to Marie and Chuck Wofford for outstanding service to the community. They have served as volunteers with the Make-A-Wish program, worked tirelessly to help establish the recycling center and together established the Emanuel County Relay For Life program serving as chairs for four years … Read More

Health care: Gov. Perdue’s winning strategy

Posted by | December 22, 2004 12:00 am

Despite what you may have inferred from this space or elsewhere, please understand this: Gov. Sonny Perdue knows what he is doing — or not doing.

He is not rocking the boat. Perdue knows why he sits in the governor’s suite today. He defeated a governor who did too much. Roy Barnes was hyperactive. He made everybody in sight angry or apprehensive. He even tried to engage health-care issues in … Read More

Savvy SeniorLife Settlements

Posted by | December 22, 2004 12:00 am

Dear Savvy Senior,

I am a 73-year-old widow and have been thinking about dropping my life insurance policy because I really don’t need it any longer. A friend of mine recently suggested that I sell my policy to a life settlement company, but I don’t know anything about this. Can you tell me about this option and if it’s a good idea?

Unsettled Sam,

Dear Unsettled,

Life settlements are a … Read More

“If God is for us…”

Posted by | December 22, 2004 12:00 am

Bobby Beecher

Is America’s superpower status the result of religious devotion? Many Christians believe it is. They can’t prove, of course, that a correlation exists between faith and firepower or wealth and worship. But there’s no doubt that the rich and robust United States is one of the most pious nations on Earth.

Religious faith is indeed pervasive in America, despite secularizing pressures from the mass media and the “wall … Read More

Mary Blatt receives Gartland award

Posted by | December 22, 2004 12:00 am

Mary Blatt, member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Swainsboro, is the recipient of the 2004 Bishop Gartland Service Award from the Catholic Diocese of Savannah.

A member of Holy Trinity since 1999, Blatt is the president of the Parish Council and the Women’s Outreach Committee. “She is a woman of great compassion with a desire to serve and share her faith,” said Rev. Victor Subb, pastor of Holy Trinity.… Read More

Submitted photo

Posted by | December 22, 2004 12:00 am

Mason puts away a nine-point

Wess Mason, son of Stefanie and Tim Mason of Swainsboro, recently killed this nine-point buck that weighed 183 pounds. Wess shot the animal with his .223 rifle from 70 yards.

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