Getting ready for Ralph

Posted by | February 9, 2005 12:00 am

Bill Shipp

John Savage, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor three decades ago, delivered such an appealing campaign promise that even Democratic Gov. Jimmy Carter endorsed the notion.

Savage pledged that, if elected, he would seek to abolish the lieutenant governor’s office because it served no useful purpose.

Although Savage’s vow to eliminate the job he sought received wide attention, he was doomed to lose the election. Democrat Zell Miller … Read More


Council rescinds 50 percent fee increase for alcoholic beverage licenses

Posted by | February 9, 2005 12:00 am

By JACQUIE BRASHER

By JACQUIE BRASHER

At its meeting Monday, Feb. 7, Swainsboro City Council unanimously agreed to rescind its previous motion to increase alcoholic beverage licenses by 50 percent and to adopt a 10 percent increase instead. However, council reminded the public that this decision was for the year 2005 only.

The recommendation came from the committee that Mayor Ricky Stevens appointed to study the issue. Committee members were … Read More


Submitted photo Splitting the defense

Posted by | February 9, 2005 12:00 am

David Emanuel Academy’s Adam Callaway knifes his way between two defenders during action last Tuesday in Stillmore versus Bethesda day School.

  • Submitted photo Splitting the defense

  • Letters To The Editor

    Posted by | February 9, 2005 12:00 am

    DEAR EDITOR:

    I knew her as Cindy Clark, graduate of Emanuel County Institute 1980. She was a very kind, sweet and sincere person. I remember when she first befriended me. We were in the 6th grade, Mrs. Mildred Bunn’s class. She tried to teach me how to read Japanese writing. To this day, I truly believe she was making it up as she went. Nevertheless, she wanted me to feel … Read More


    We have a winner

    Posted by | February 9, 2005 12:00 am

    The winner of the Daniels Super Bowl XXXIX contest was John Williams of Swainsboro. He was 100 percent correct on every tie-breaker . Williams will receive a cash prize of $100.


    Four DEA wrestlers qualify for GISA

    Posted by | February 9, 2005 12:00 am

    By ANDY CALLAWAY

    By ANDY CALLAWAY

    Four members of the DEA wrestling team qualified for the GISA state finals by finishing in the top four of their respective weight divisions at the South Region Championships held at Southland Academy in Americus last Saturday. As a team DEA recorded 73 points and finished fifth out of ten teams.

    Chris Lanier, in the 145 pound division, and Chris Henry, in the 125 … Read More


    Sheriff’s Report: Deputies make arrests

    Posted by | February 9, 2005 12:00 am

    Emanuel County Sheriff’s deputies reported making several arrests this past week. Cases logged are:

    Jan. 27

    A woman at the circus at the National Guard Armory reported someone stole her purse.

    Jan. 28

    Employee at Time Saver in Oak Park reported someone pumped $10 in gas and did not pay. (Suspect later returned and paid.)

    An Overstreet Rd., Swainsboro, man reported someone broke into his clubhouse and stole a bucket … Read More


    Report shows welfare in sharp decline

    Posted by | February 9, 2005 12:00 am

    By MICK KERSEY

    By MICK KERSEY

    According to a recently released annual report by the Emanuel County Department of Family and Children Services, the number of people receiving government checks has significantly decreased in the last several years. Since the enactment of welfare reform and lifetime limits in 1997, the number of TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy Families) recipients has fallen from 537 to 203, this represents a 62 percent … Read More


    True Love Really Does Wait Rev. Cail Pressey

    Posted by | February 9, 2005 12:00 am

    Every February many churches across our land emphasize a program put out by Lifeway Church Resources called “True Love Waits.” In this study teenagers and single adults make a commitment to God to remain sexually pure and keep himself or herself for that one person that they will marry one day. The entire church can participate in the program where parents are closely involved in their teenager’s commitment to sexual … Read More


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