Letters To The Editor

Posted by | January 19, 2005 12:00 am


The city of Swainsboro has a rich history. My family and I moved here in the summer of 1961.

Little by little, we’ve seen so much growth and change. Building have been torn down and new structures have gone up. The Super Wal-Mart has replaced many of the so-called Mom and Pop stores.

But downtown Swainsboro still retains much of its former charm. The store fronts look as … Read More

Of Sonny & Glenn & Big Brother

Posted by | January 19, 2005 12:00 am


Despite overblown generalities and time-filling platitudes, Gov. Sonny Perdue made one item abundantly clear in his State of the State speech last week: This is indeed a new day in Georgia government.

Gone is the high-flown rhetoric of exponentially improving public schools, of reducing class size and measuring teacher competence.

Gone are promises of vastly improved transportation systems; of new initiatives to protect the environment, repair the health-care system, … Read More

We love a parade!

Posted by | January 19, 2005 12:00 am

Photos by Jacquie Brasher

In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Swainsboro held its annual Martin Luther King Day Parade on Monday, Jan. 17. Our very own Swainsboro High School band was among the local bands marching. Also participating were young children from Kiddie Kampus.

  • We love a parade!
  • We love a parade!

  • And now, on a ‘positive’ note…

    Posted by | January 19, 2005 12:00 am

    Jacquie Brasher

    A few months ago, back in the dark ages of 2004, I was told by someone Who-Shall-Remain-Nameless, that I have never written anything positive about the current President, or our community in my personal columns. I take exception to his statement; I have never criticized Emanuel County. As for the President, well, that’s a different story.

    But, the person Who-Shall-Remain-Nameless, told me that I should write about more … Read More

    C. Oliver Fruitticher, 88

    Posted by | January 19, 2005 12:00 am

    SWAINSBORO—Funeral for C. Oliver Fruitticher, 88, was held Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home with Rev. Nita Crump-Howard officiating. Burial was in Swainsboro City Cemetery. He died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005 at Emanuel County Nursing Home.

    Mr. Fruitticher was a native of Bibb County and had lived in Swainsboro for the last 48 years. He was a member of First United Methodist … Read More

    Sheriff’s Report: Busy week reported

    Posted by | January 19, 2005 12:00 am

    Emanuel County Sheriff’s deputies reported many cases this week. Logged are:

    Jan. 6

    A Hwy. 1 S., Twin City, woman reported someone stole her vehicle.

    Jan. 7

    A man driving on I-16 W. reported hitting a deer.

    A man driving on Hwy. 56 S. reported hitting a deer.

    A Watson Rd., Summertown woman reported someone took her vehicle without permission.

    A Woodpecker Tr., Twin City, man reported someone stole some … Read More

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