‘Blankies’ aren’t as comforting to plants

Posted by | January 2, 2005 12:00 am

By Sharon Omahen University of Georgia

By Sharon Omahen University of Georgia

Covering outdoor plants with blankets and plastic to protect them from the cold may make you feel better, but chances are it won’t keep them cozy.

University of Georgia horticulturist Orville Lindstrom says although it’s been done for years, giving your outdoor plants a blanket won’t keep them warm unless you find a way to anchor it.

“Even … Read More

Animal Shelter

Posted by | January 2, 2005 12:00 am


Rabbit is a female Rat Terrier-mix puppy who has lots of energy. She is looking for a good home.

To adopt Rabbit, call 237-4040. A $32 adoption fee will cover cost of spaying or neutering, required by Georgia law.

Donations of toys and food are always welcome. Monetary donations may be sent to:

Emanuel County Animal Shelter, PO Box 364, c/o Betty Gambrell, Swainsboro, GA 30401.

Looking for

your … Read More

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | January 2, 2005 12:00 am



Second Month of Post-Katrina/Energy Increases – Cautiously OK

Most of the effect of the September sales tax suspension on gasoline was recognized in the October numbers but there was some residual loss of revenue in the November numbers. That effect plus a rather large corporate income tax refund held November’s increase to 2.0% (as compared to last November).… Read More

Emanuel County Forestry Pageant to be held in Swainsboro

Posted by | January 2, 2005 12:00 am

The Emanuel County Forestry Scholarship Pageant will be held in Swainsboro at the Swainsboro/Emanuel County Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 14. Applications are currently being accepted for ages zero to 23 years. All age divisions are open to contestants from all over Georgia with the exception of the Miss age division which is limited to contestants who reside, work or attend school in Emanuel County. Winners in the Tiny, Little, Junior, … Read More

Thompson at Kiwanis

Posted by | January 2, 2005 12:00 am

Garland Thompson recently performed a Christmas musical program for the Swainsboro Kiwanis. Thompson, who used to teach guitar in the Augusta area, performed a number of vocal solos of Christmas songs accompanied by his guitar. He also led the club in singing a number of carols. The program ended with the group singing We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Thompson was a guest of Ed Bolton, program chair for the … Read More

Phi Mu collects canned goods

Posted by | January 2, 2005 12:00 am

Sammi Jo Lawson, Phi Mu Sorority Kappa Mu Chapter member at Georgia Southern University, and chapter members collected canned goods for needy families as a philanthropy project. These can good were donated to Swainsboro Jaycees to help with the Jaycee Empty Stocking Fund. Sammi Jo Lawson is a Civil Engineer Major at Georgia Southern University and the daughter of Al Lawson of Swainsboro and the late Mary Lou Lawson.

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