USDA announces sign-up for CDP

Posted by | March 23, 2005 12:00 am

Eligible producers may sign-up for the Crop Disaster Program (CDP), a program that authorizes crop loss assistance for producers who suffered 2003 or 2004 and certain 2005 crop losses from damaging weather announced Martha B. Kent, County Executive Director, of the Emanuel Farm Service Agency. Sign-up began March 14.

“We are pleased to be able to provide these benefits to producers as quickly as possible,” Kent said. “Drought, floods and … Read More

Rhodney Lamar, 47

Posted by | March 23, 2005 12:00 am

REIDSVILLE—Memorial service for Rhodney Lamar, 47, was held Sunday, March 20, 2005 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Reidsville in Metter at 4:30 p.m. He died Thursday, March 17, 2005 at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.

Mr. Lamar was a native of West Palm Beach, Fla. and attended schools in Palm Beach County. In 1980, he moved to Brooklyn, N.Y. and began a career as a full-time … Read More

Alice Imogene Mason, 91

Posted by | March 23, 2005 12:00 am

THOMASVILLE—Graveside services for Alice Imogene Mason of Thomasville are at 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at Laurel Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Bob Dixon, the Rev. Waymon Cleveland and the Rev. Leigh Ann Raynor will officiate. The family will receive friends at their residence. She died March 21, 2005 at Archbold Hospital.

Mrs. Mason was born Dec. 26, 1913, in Summertown, S.C. She was the daughter of the late … Read More

Bulldogs triumph in first region game

Posted by | March 23, 2005 12:00 am



On March 7, the ECI Bulldogs traveled to Statesboro to battle the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets. The result was a heart-breaking 4-3 defeat for the Bulldogs. Jon Black was on the mound for the Dawgs and was counted with the loss even though he was at his best, sitting down 10 SEB batters, walking two and giving up only two hits in … Read More

Nichols case: A test of leadership

Posted by | March 23, 2005 12:00 am

Bill Shipp

Brian Nichols’ tragic binge of murder and mayhem in Atlanta has set up revealing leadership tests for Gov. Sonny Perdue, Attorney General Thurbert Baker and Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin.

Whether any of the three has the wit or will to tackle the challenge remains to be seen. So far, they have done little more than hunker down, waiting for the storm of public anger and shock to pass. … Read More

Rambling through the Stillmore woods Jacquie Brasher

Posted by | March 23, 2005 12:00 am

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.—Robert Frost.

Over the weekend I had a chance to view a very unique art show in Stillmore called “Art in the Woods.” The installation was a collaborative effort of seven artists who call themselves Stillmore Roots Group. The artists themselves are from various parts of this country and started their one-of-a-kind show in the woods in Stillmore three years ago. Having missed the … Read More

Last chance to register for River Race

Posted by | March 23, 2005 12:00 am

Canoochee Riverkeeper will hold a special registration day and time for racers on Friday, April 1, 2005 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the race start line located off of 301 in Claxton. “We’re calling all racers to come and join us,” states Patsy Wilcher, outreach coordinator for Canoochee Riverkeeper, “Pre-registration on April 1 is the last time you will be able to register for the River Rats category. … Read More

Deputies recover stolen vehicle, seize drugs

Posted by | March 23, 2005 12:00 am

According to Emanuel County Sheriff J. Tyson Stephens, on Wednesday, March 16 at around 7:15 p.m., Emanuel County Sheriff’s Deputies initiated a traffic stop on a white van on West Moring Street in Swainsboro for a traffic infraction. The driver was unable to produce a license and the tag came back as a stolen vehicle from Bibb County. The driver was arrested.

During further investigation and upon a search of … Read More


Posted by | March 23, 2005 12:00 am

Friday, March 25

Entertainment for the Ohoopee Jamboree, Nora Blvd., Adrian, will be Beasley Brothers, 7 to 8 p.m.; Gospel Bluegrass Expressed, 8 to 9 p.m.; and Georgia Bluegrass, 9 to 10 p.m.

Saturday, March 26

“Live from Swainsboro—it’s Saturday Night,” Swainsboro-Emanuel County Auditorium, 8 p.m.

You Can Quote Me…

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people … Read More

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