Flower show

Posted by | April 13, 2005 12:00 am

Meeting with Glad Garden Club April 11 to offer expert advice on arrangements for the April 30-May 1 standard flower show is Bobbie Reid (right) of Millen, accredited flower show judge. She is pictured with Debbie Kersey, (center) president of Glad Garden Club and chairman of the show, and Gloria Mason, (left) co-chairman. The show, a Pine Tree Festival event, will be held this year at Emanuel County Courthouse and … Read More

Swainsboro Wal-Mart Supercenter celebrates grand opening

Posted by | April 13, 2005 12:00 am

Creating 150 new jobs and focusing on charitable support and every day low prices, the newly relocated Wal-Mart Supercenter in Swainsboro will celebrate its grand opening at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April

13. Doors will open at 8 a.m. The store is located at 414 S. Main St.

Store features

Originally opened in 1987 at 501 S. Main St., the newly relocated store has gained more than 116,824 additional square … Read More

SHS FBLA is ‘chapter of year’

Posted by | April 13, 2005 12:00 am

Thirty members of the Swainsboro High School Future Business Leaders of America Chapter attended the FBLA State Leadership Conference on March 17-20 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Over 2800 FBLAers from across the state of Georgia attended the leadership conference—one of the largest state conferences in the history of Georgia FBLA. Swainsboro High School FBLA was crowned Georgia FBLA’s Chapter of the Year for the second year in a row. … Read More

Looking back 5 Years Ago

Posted by | April 13, 2005 12:00 am

TSgt. Leroy Sapp has been selected the 390th Intelligence Squadron’s Noncommissioned Officer of the year for 1999. Sapp is the son of Lillie Sapp of Twin City. He is the son-in-law of Amos and Annie Handsom of Twin City.

Robby Kasper and the Swainsboro Tigers scalped the Vidalia Indians 4-0 to take the South Champion title of the Citizens Bank Invitational Tournament, Mar. 6

Wes Simmons shot a 74 and … Read More

Miss Belcher, Mr. Bell honored at shower

Posted by | April 13, 2005 12:00 am

Miss Toni Belcher and Joshua Benjamin Bell, future bridal couple, were honored Saturday night, March 19, at a couples/handyman shower at the lovely home of Jerry and Gail Johnson. The party was hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Braddy, Jason Sapp, Mrs. Lynn Kirkland and Mr. and Mrs. Andy Worthington.

Tables, set up outdoors on the patio of the Johnson home, were centered with arrangements of … Read More

Burgamy picks up first win of season By Candy Green

Posted by | April 13, 2005 12:00 am

Drivers began lining up Saturday morning to get into Swainsboro Raceway for the best racing action yet. Due to heavy rain over the past week, the Super Street Challenge #1 was changed to a one-day show on Saturday.

Racing action began Saturday afternoon with qualifying in the Super Street division. With the track conditions not the best, drivers had to fight to work their way to the top of the … Read More

What to know about mercury in fish By CHANDRA BROWN Canoochee Riverkeeper

Posted by | April 13, 2005 12:00 am

Recently, Canoochee Riverkeeper conducted a study to look at mercury levels in fish from the Canoochee River. What we found was quite disturbing: 6 out of 7 (over 85%) of the largemouth bass in the Canoochee River had mercury levels twice what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says is safe for human consumption.

The redbreast fared somewhat better with 4 out of 10 (40%) of the redbreast having mercury levels … Read More

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