Recreation Department schedule

Posted by | February 23, 2005 12:00 am

Feb. 23 – March 4

Swainsboro-Emanuel County Parks and Recreation Department will hold Spring Sports Registration – 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. – Recreation Department.

T-Ball-Boys and girls ages 5 and 6. Must be 5 before Aug. 1 and cannot be 7 before Aug. 1.

Girls Softball-Ages 7 through 17. Must be 7 before Aug. 1 and cannot reach 18 years of age during current year.

Youth Baseball-Ages 13-14. Must … Read More

DEA Lady Eagles defeated at state

Posted by | February 23, 2005 12:00 am



Basketball season came to an end for the David Emanuel Academy girls basketball team as the Lady Eagles were defeated 35-25 by Westwood in the opening round of the Georgia Independent School Class A state tournament at Darton College in Albany.

DEA got off to a great start in the game as they were able to get the ball inside to post player Macy … Read More

Council commits to water meter upgrade; abolishes $6 user fee on bills

Posted by | February 23, 2005 12:00 am



Swainsboro city council agreed to upgrade its water meter system and to commit to a new program within 90 days. In agreeing to this motion, council also agreed to abolish the $6 user fee on city water bills on the premise that whatever new system the city installs will be more cost efficient.

Mayor Ricky Stevens recommended that council study different possibilities to be … Read More

Making history

Posted by | February 23, 2005 12:00 am


The Georgia Historical Commission should erect one of those handsome brass markers on the grounds of Atlanta’s sprawling Northside Hospital to commemorate Feb. 16, 2005, as an important date in state government.

Consider what happened at Northside Hospital on that fateful day:

— Gov. Sonny Perdue chose the hospital venue for signing into law what some observers believe is the most far-reaching tort-reform statute in the land. It was … Read More

Christy E. Sutton, 19

Posted by | February 23, 2005 12:00 am

STILLMORE—Funeral for Christy E. Sutton, 19, was held Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005 at 2 p.m. t St. Phillips Baptist Church with Rev. Eugene Davis officiating and Rev. Cecil Dunlap assisting. Burial was in Phillips Cemetery in Lexsy. She died Feb. 6, 2005.

Ms. Sutton was born on March 30, 1985 to Henry and Carolyn Sutton. She was a native of Emanuel County and a member of Full Deliverance Church of … Read More

SHS to participate in ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign

Posted by | February 23, 2005 12:00 am

Getting a driver’s license is an important time in every teenager’s life, but all too many times it can lead to the saddest day in a parent’s life. It has been shown that young inexperienced drivers have a higher rate of crashes, injuries and fatalities than older experienced drivers.

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety ( GOHS) has initiated a statewide program entitled: “Click It or Ticket to save lives … Read More

EMC construction in full swing

Posted by | February 23, 2005 12:00 am

Department managers at Emanuel Medical Center recently put on hard hats to get a sneak peek at the addition that will encompass 40,000 square foot of new area. Brad Blackmon, Assistant Administrator, Emanuel Medical Center conducted the tours for staff. “We are still several months from completion, but excitement is building as different areas begin to take shape,” said Blackmon.

An intensive care unit, surgical suites and recovery rooms, eighteen … Read More

UGA cracks global top 20 in agricultural sciences

Posted by | February 23, 2005 12:00 am

By Faith Peppers

By Faith Peppers

University of Georgia

Over the past decade, the University of Georgia has been among the world’s 20 most cited institutions in agricultural sciences, according to “In-Cites,” a Web site that keeps tabs on the research that most catches the eye of scientists worldwide.

In agricultural sciences, UGA is the 11th most cited among institutions worldwide, with 7,938 citations of its scientists’ research from Jan. … Read More

In memory

Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

On Arbor Day, Friday, Feb. 18 at 9:30 a.m. on the Swainsboro High School grounds, Keep Emanuel Beautiful will plant a tree in memory of William Strange, SHS Class of 2003,who died in the line of duty in Iraq while serving with the 1st Cavalry.The public is invited to attend the dedication.

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