Posted by | December 8, 2004 12:00 am

The holidays Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa share certain similarities: They are all celebrated in the month of December. Several of the holidays involve getting together with families, and gift-giving rituals. This year, Hanukkah falls on Dec. 8 (first night was Dec. 7).

We hope the month of December will be full of joy and family reunions for all of you in Emanuel County. May the spirit of togetherness, love, unity … Read More

Sheriff’s Report: Numerous reports made

Posted by | December 8, 2004 12:00 am

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

Nov. 23

An Oak Grove Church Rd., Swainsboro, man reported someone has cashed his checks on an account that has been closed.

An Allen Dr., Swainsboro, man reported someone has tampered with his meter box in an attempt to steal electricity.

Nov. 25

A Sandy Lakes, Oak Park, woman reported she got in a fight in a bar in … Read More

Expanding the moral beachhead

Posted by | December 8, 2004 12:00 am


Georgia Republicans won more than simply control of the state Legislature in the Nov. 2 election. The state GOP captured what it sees as the moral high ground.

Newly anointed legislative leaders are likely to move quickly in the upcoming General Assembly session to expand their “morality” position.

Arguments over equalizing school taxes may be postponed. Tort reform proposals may bog down. The budget debate is likely to turn … Read More

TC UMC to feature live Nativity scene

Posted by | December 8, 2004 12:00 am

Twin City United Methodist Church will feature a live Nativity scene Dec. 11-12 at 6 p.m.

“The Story will begin on the front steps of the church where the angel appearing to Mary will be played out,” said a spokesperson. “Then, the scene will move to the parsonage next door where Joseph and Mary will meet the innkeeper. Lastly, the Holy Couple will go to the stable where Jesus was … Read More

‘Dr.’ Shipp’s cure for the Democratic blues Bobby Beecher

Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

The recent round of elections produced a lot of surprises. President Bush defeated John Kerry with relative ease, defying the pollsters and dismaying the liberals so profoundly that many New Englanders are threatening suicide or secession. Leftist lunatic Michael Moore has even produced a map of the new United States of Canada.

In Georgia, decades of Democratic dominance evaporated like the morning dew. The GOP now controls both Houses of … Read More

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