Rains cancel Thunder event

Posted by | April 27, 2005 12:00 am

Heavy rains washed out the O’Reilly United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder event at Swainsboro Raceway on Friday night. The event that was to also open the O’Reilly USCS Southern Thunder Tour has been rescheduled for Friday night, July 22.

The 23 cars that were in the Swainsboro Raceway pit area loaded up after the rainout to head for the next O’Reilly USCS event on Saturday night at Oglethorpe Speedway … Read More

Cathy off to slow start, but…

Posted by | April 27, 2005 12:00 am

Bill Shipp

Fate did not smile on Cathy Cox’s announcement for governor last week. News of seemingly greater significance broke out everywhere, overshadowing the debut of the secretary of state’s bid for Georgia’s highest office.

Cox’s attempt to make an opening argument that she would be a fine governor was all but drowned out by news that:

— The Roman Catholic Church has selected a new pope. In a not-so-distant … Read More

Professors Dallas, Hughes, Strickland collaborate on study abroad project

Posted by | April 27, 2005 12:00 am

East Georgia College Professors Martha Hughes, Mark Dallas, and David Strickland collaborated on a research project and presentation titled “Study Abroad: Students Opening Doors for Students” for the Conference on College Composition and Communications. Ms. Hughes and Mr. Dallas delivered the presentation at the national conference in San Francisco last month.

They shared statistics on the growth of study abroad in Georgia and at East Georgia College in recent years … Read More

DEA golf team wins Region 2A title By ANDY CALLAWAY

Posted by | April 27, 2005 12:00 am

The David Emanuel Academy golf team won the GISA region 2-A championship by recording a team total of 331 at the region meet last Monday at the Willow Lake Golf Club in Metter. The Eagles, state champions in 2000 and 2002, will compete for another state championship on May 9 in Cordele.

Junior Tyler Williams and sub-freshman Gavin Harper both shot 77 to lead the Eagles. Jason Cochran at 87 … Read More

Emanuel County Active Duty

Posted by | April 27, 2005 12:00 am

The Forest-Blade will keep an active duty list of all Emanuel County natives serving at home and abroad.

Submit name, rank, branch and hometown to The Forest-Blade, PO Box 938, Swainsboro, Ga 30401; call 237-9971; or e-mail us at news@forest-blade.com


ATM2 Patrick O. Andrews, Naval Magazine Indian Island Port Hadlock, Washington.

Anthony Wayne Archer, Twin City, ET2, US Navy, Seattle, Washington. Presently on USS Carl Vinson, Persian Gulf.… Read More

Bolton enlists in Navy

Posted by | April 27, 2005 12:00 am

Jason L. Bolton, son of Ida M. and Arnold L. Bolton of Swainsboro recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Jacksonville, Fla.

Bolton will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy’s Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.

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