Local softball team places third

Posted by | March 2, 2005 12:00 am

The 14 and under Heatwave fastpitch softball team placed 3rd on Feb. 19 in the USFA “Let’s Get Started” Tournament. The tournament was held in Dublin. There was 17 teams in the 14 and under division. The HeatWave played 7 games, 6 games back to back. Pictured are front (l-r) Brittany Gray, Swainsboro; Ashley McLamb, Metter; Marissa Brown, Vidalia; Lorin Richardson, Hazlehurst; Erin McIntyre, Swainsboro; back, Coach Jeff Newsome; Jade … Read More


Eunice Greenway Wiggins, 86

Posted by | March 2, 2005 12:00 am

KITE—Funeral for Eunice Greenway Wiggins, 86, was held Friday, Feb. 25, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Mintons Chapel Advent Christian Church with Rev. Ray Brown and Rev. R.L. Rathbun officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. She died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005 at Emory Adventist Hospital in Smyrna.

Mrs. Wiggins was a native of Kite and a member of Mintons Chapel Advent Christian Church and a homemaker.

Survivors include three … Read More


Black History program featured at Swainsboro Middle School

Posted by | March 2, 2005 12:00 am

Swainsboro Middle School held its annual Black History Program on Tuesday, Feb. 22. Speaker for the occasion was Ron O. Spry, head men’s basketball coach and athletic director at Paine College in Augusta. Also on the program were Jessie Webb, Patrick Hall, Appolonia Strobridge, Lashoundria Strobridge, Paige Johnson, Jordan Griswold, Bennie Johnson, Quantavious Foster, Amber Fields, Gerrie Brown, Hikera Clark, Stephanie Page, Mrs. Darlene Jordan and Dr. Ken Daniels.

Other … Read More



Lane E. Brinson, 36

Posted by | March 2, 2005 12:00 am

WARNER ROBINS—Funeral for Lane E. Brinson, 36, was held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005 in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home in Warner Robins. Burial was at 4 p.m. in Brinson Cemetery in Emanuel County.He died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005 at Portsbridge Hospice of Macon.

Mr. Brinson was born in Warner Robins on Dec. 28, 1968 to Lewis and Judy Brinson. He was a member of Byromville … Read More


SECRD schedule

Posted by | March 2, 2005 12:00 am

Feb. 23 – March 4

Spring Sports Registration – 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. – Recreation Deptartment (T-Ball, Girls Softball, Youth Baseball.)

Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department is located at 632 McLeod Bridge Road, Swainsboro. Phone number is 237-8098.


Needed: Restraints not secrecy

Posted by | March 2, 2005 12:00 am

Bill Shipp

The real story of a just-tabled economic development bill sends a clear signal about the leaders of New Georgia.

Lawmakers and lobbyists designed House Bill 218 as more than an official secrets act. It was meant to be a blank check for devil-may-care industrial recruiters.

Georgia legislators and the Perdue administration failed to tell Georgians the whole truth about this legislative measure and others aimed at keeping hidden … Read More


Fire hydrants

Posted by | March 2, 2005 12:00 am

Over the next few months, Swainsboro Fire Department will be flushing, testing and painting fire hydrants within the city of Swainsboro. “This is part of our new standard operational procedures,” said Fire Chief Mike Strobridge. “We apologize for any inconvenience that may occur during our test period.”




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