Greater S. James will celebrate first choir anniversary Jan. 23

Posted by | January 19, 2005 12:00 am

Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its first choir anniversary Sunday, Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. Rev. Bennie Brinson is pastor.

Guest choirs will be St. James Youth, mass and male choirs, St. Paul of Register, Holy of Twin City, Uplifted Voices and Johnson Chapel.

Refreshments will be served.


Billie Overstreet Lamb, 77

Posted by | January 19, 2005 12:00 am

COLUMBUS—Funeral for Billie Overstreet Lamb, 77, was held Friday, Jan. 14, 2005 at 12 noon at Bithynia Primitive Baptist Church in Swainsboro with Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. She died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005 at St. Francis Hospital.

Mrs. Lamb was born in Swainsboro on Nov. 14, 1927 to the late William Henry Overstreet and Belle McBride Overstreet. She live din Columbus since 1952 and … Read More


Submitted photo Top rifle scorer

Posted by | January 19, 2005 12:00 am

Soldiers from Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 214th Field Artillery, Georgia Army National Guard in Waynesboro, performed their Annual Weapons Qualification at Ft. Gordon Jan. 7-9. Soldiers qualified with their individual weapon, the M16A2 rifle. The qualification range consists of 40 multiple pop-up targets varying from distances of 50 to 300 meters. Sgt. Chaum Moody of Swainsboro was the top rifle scorer for the Waynesboro unit. Soldiers also qualified with the … Read More



Undefeated Pinewood takes two from DEA

Posted by | January 19, 2005 12:00 am

By ANDY CALLAWAY

By ANDY CALLAWAY

Pinewood Christian Academy’s boys and girls basketball teams both remained undefeated as each cruised to victory over David Emanuel Academy in Stillmore last Saturday night.

Junior guard Ric Roderick pumped in 17 points as the Patriots won the boys game by a score of 57-31. Speer Brannen added 11 more as nine Pinewood players scored in the non-region win. The Patriots led 14-6 after … Read More


Coach Mark Richt to speak at Sunshine House benefit

Posted by | January 19, 2005 12:00 am

University of Georgia Head Football Coach Mark Richt will speak in Sandersville Thursday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. at a fundraiser for The Sunshine House Children’s Advocacy Center in Swainsboro. Tickets are $35 each for the event which also includes dinner, special presentations and door prizes. All $1,000 sponsors for the event will be seated at the Coach’s table and receive a football signed by the coach.

Coach Richt became UGA’s … Read More


Pedro Andrews, 88

Posted by | January 19, 2005 12:00 am

TWIN CITY— Funeral for Pedro Andrews, 88, was held Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Twin City First Baptist Church with Rev. Franklin Sasser officiating. Burial was in Poplar Springs Cemetery. He died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005 at Johnson County Nursing home in Scott.

Mr. Andrews was a native of Emanuel County and employed with Miami Carey-Liberty Bell for many years. He was a member and deacon of … Read More


Living together

Posted by | January 19, 2005 12:00 am

Dr. Robert Blankenship

A common reality is that “living” together is not the same as “existing” together. Though we desire to exist as humans, the valued judgment in how we do this is paramount. Just existing leaves a lot to be desired. Ralph W. Emerson once said something very similar to these words: “Life is not only having existed; it is having availed.” Within the context of our socio-religious-cultural tradition, … Read More



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