Rodney Dale Goggans Sr., 51

Posted by | November 17, 2004 12:00 am

SWAINSBORO—Funeral for Rodney Dale Goggans, Sr., 51, was held Saturday, Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary with Elder Tommy Rountree officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Dellwood. He died Thursday, Nov. 11 at the Emanuel Medical Center after a brief illness.

Mr. Goggans was a native of Ft. Payne, Ala., worked with Watkins BP and had worked with Penske Truck Leasing Co. for … Read More

The new speaker and new taxes

Posted by | November 17, 2004 12:00 am

Bill Shipp

Rep. George T. Smith, D-Cairo, was once asked how many votes he needed to become Georgia House speaker.

“One,” Smith replied. “The governor’s.”

Smith articulated that frank and brief explanation of legislative power more than 40 years ago. Now a private attorney and retired state Supreme Court justice, Smith was the last House speaker handpicked by the governor. Then-Gov. Carl Sanders sent word to the House membership that … Read More

Beth Lane

Posted by | November 17, 2004 12:00 am

Beth Lane of Swainsboro participated in the 2004 Fall Fitness 1 Mile and 5K Run held Saturday, Nov. 13 in Baxley.She won first place in her age group in both races.

Local Governor’s Honors candidates are selected

Posted by | November 17, 2004 12:00 am

Local students to represent Emanuel County in the 2005 Governor’s Honors competition were selected recently. This year Emanuel County will have five eleventh grade students competing for the opportunity to attend the six-week Governor’s Honors Program.

This year’s county representatives are Tim Jones, Mike Peaden, Amos Black and Asia Andrews of Swainsboro High School and Samantha Gay of Emanuel County Institute.

Tim, nominated in the area of math, is the … Read More

Thank you, Laity

Posted by | November 17, 2004 12:00 am

Chaplain Judy Davis

Scripture: But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. And if they were all one member where were the body? But now they are many members, yet but one body. An the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of … Read More

Bernice E. Hall Bailey, 89

Posted by | November 17, 2004 12:00 am

SUMMERTOWN—Funeral for Bernice Eugenia Hall Bailey, 89, was held Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Summertown Baptist Church with Rev. Craig Tillman, Rev. Ed Thompson and Rev. Leonard Quick officiating. Burial was in Brinson Cemetery. She died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004 in Dublin.

Mrs. Bailey was born in Emanuel County and lived most of her life in Summertown. She was retired from Emanuel County Hospital, a member of … Read More

Special delivery

Posted by | November 17, 2004 12:00 am

Chuck Martin owner/operator of Martin’s Grocery receives a Troy State University Trojans football autographed by former SHS standout Jason Samples. Martin has been collecting memorabilia from local athletes in both the college and professional programs and welcomes more. Making the hand-off to Martin is Carlton Brown, Samples’ father, looking on is Samatha Samples, mother of the TSU senior.

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