Marvin Odell Collins, 77

Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

SWAINSBORO—Funeral for Marvin Odell Collins, 77, was held Friday, Nov. 19, 2004 at 2 p.m. in the Swainsboro Presbyterian Church with Rev. Kathi Parchem, Rev. Kelmer Durden and Rev. Paul Baker officiating. Burial was in Eastbrook Cemetery. He died Wednesday, November 17, 2004, at the Emanuel Medical Center after an extended illness.

Mr. Collins was born in Emanuel County to parents, Thomas and Pearl Sanders Collins. He attended school in … Read More


Volunteers needed at Detention Center

Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

Emanuel Probation Detention Center in Swainsboro and Twin City needs volunteers to work with adult male detainees. Areas include basic literacy, music, parenting, military protocol, personal finance or job readiness.

One primary mission of the center is to prepare detainees to reenter their communities as more productive and positive citizens. Volunteers can have a tremendous impact in achieving that mission.

If interested, contact John Terwilliger in Swainsboro at 289-2751 or … Read More


Submitted photo

Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

UKC CH Ohoopee River’s Jazzy of Ruckus

Priscilla Hooks of Swainsboro recently traveled to Charlotte, N.C. for a United Kennel Club santioned show at the Peidmont Kennel Club. Her American Pit Bull Terrier “Jazzy” earned the title of Champion after only four show weekends and at the young age of only 10 months. In her short show career, Jazzy was awarded six first place class wins, three Best Female wins, … Read More


Savvy Senior:Macular Degeneration

Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

Dear Savvy Senior,

A local ophthalmologist recently told my mother that she has macular degeneration. He also told her there isn’t a cure for it so she should get prepared for the inevitable. Can you tell me about this disease and is there anything at all we can do to help prevent her loss of vision?

Sandy See

Dear Sandy,

Your ophthalmologist is right. There is currently no cure, but … Read More


Parents not familiar with teen driving restrictions

Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

The Department of Motor Vehicle Safety (DMVS) urges parents of newly registered drivers to know the rules of the road for teens. A recent survey showed that the passenger and curfew restrictions for young drivers are unknown or misunderstood by many parents.

On-the-road test appointments are mandatory for those under the age of 18 who have held a learner’s permit for one year and one day. A recent survey of … Read More



Heard it through the grapevine…

Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

Jacquie Brasher

Through the intricate (and most often amusing) Swainsboro grapevine, I’ve heard my share of juicy stuff said about me by certain people who don’t agree with, or have trouble tolerating my political point of view. For instance, I have heard that I am someone who is a member of “the Taliban,” that I should “go back to China,” and that I am “unpatriotic.” I know, I shouldn’t even … Read More


Recreation Department schedule

Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

Monday, Nov. 29

Boys Basketball Evaluations

Ages 8-10: 4:30

Ages 11-12: 5:30

Ages 13: 6:30

Tuesday, Nov. 30

Girls Basketball Evaluations

Ages 8-10: 4:30

Ages 11-12: 5:30

Ages 13: 6:30

Wednesday, Dec. 1

Boys Basketball Evaluations

Ages 8-10: 4:30

Ages 11-12: 5:30

Ages 13: 6:30

Thursday, Dec. 2

Girls Basketball Evaluations

Ages 8-10: 4:30

Ages 11-12: 5:30

Ages 13: 6:30



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