DFCS ranked among state’s best

Posted by | January 5, 2005 12:00 am

Emanuel County Department of Family and Children Services was ranked among the state’s best in delivering services to its citizens in 2004. Emanuel County tied for fifth place among Georgia counties in achieving its performance goals for fiscal year 2004.

Emanuel County DFCS was especially strong in three key areas: Improving TANF work participation rates, reunifying foster children with natural parents and improving the food stamp accuracy rate. Emanuel County … Read More



‘May I see your papers, please?’

Posted by | January 5, 2005 12:00 am

Bobby Beecher

President Bush signed the 9/11 Commission’s intelligence reform bill into law with typical Washington hype and hyperbole. The president, who was surrounded by bureaucratic bootlickers and liberal legislators, said the new law helps the federal government “protect the American people” from terrorists. Mr. Bush did not tell us, however, who’ll protect the American people from the federal government.

The intelligence reform law is a Big Government attempt to … Read More


Morgan to speak at library

Posted by | January 5, 2005 12:00 am

Jimmy Morgan will be the featured speaker for History Break at Franklin Memorial Library at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11 in the George L. Smith Room at Franklin Memorial Library.

A former columnist for

The Forest Blade

and community leader, Morgan will make a presentation about local history in Emanuel County. The focus of his presentation will be a 1953 Community Scrapbook that won second place in the Georgia … Read More




Letters To The Editor

Posted by | January 5, 2005 12:00 am

DEAR EDITOR:

Congratulations to Mack Griffin for organizing an absolutely super Christmas parade!

There was a lot of local participation in the event and many Shriners from throughout the region brought their own special fun to the festivities.

The weather was even perfect.

It is unfortunate that so few people took the opportunity to enjoy the parade. A lot of effort was put into planning and participating in this event … Read More


Spring in January?

Posted by | January 5, 2005 12:00 am

Very mild temperatures have arrived in Emanuel County this week! This reading on Monday, Jan. 3 at Citizens Bank shows a balmy 73 degrees. So far, forecasters are predicting a pleasant rest of the week. Let’s hope so!

  • Spring in January?

  • KEB award

    Posted by | January 5, 2005 12:00 am

    Winner of the Keep Emanuel Beautiful beautification award is Main Street Styles in Swainsboro. KEB Director Joan Dunn presents the award to proprietors Missy Douglas and Michael Womack.

  • KEB award

  • Four cited for DUI

    Posted by | January 5, 2005 12:00 am

    The following is a list of all DUI citations released from files of Georgia State Patrol for Emanuel County and Swainsboro Police Department this week.

    Those cited for DUI are as follows:

    Georgia State Patrol:

    Lee Ryan Cook, 33, PO Box 509, Millen, Dec. 31, 2004 12:18 a.m.

    John Deron Lindsey, 36, 112 Ricky Rowland Dr., Oak Park, Dec. 31, 2004 10:05 p.m.

    John Marion, 36, 427 Robin Rd., Swainsboro, … Read More


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