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Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am

Do you have a New Year’s resolution?

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    Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am

    Hooks recognized

    Linda Hooks, director of special services for Emanuel County Schools, accepts a Certification of Recognition from the Georgia Department of Education for outstanding efforts to improve the performance of students with disabilities in the areas of transition to postgraduate outcomes and percentage meeting or exceeding state achievement standards. Presenting the certificate during the December Board of Education meeting are Superintendent Butch Frye (from left), and BOE members John … Read More

    Times Not Forgotten: Another Christmas has come and gone ChristineColeman

    Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am

    I hope you had a wonderful time and that all your expectations were met. Most of all, I hope you took the time to reflect upon what the season is all about.

    Remember how we hurriedly shopped (and watched others busily purchasing their gifts) in order to fill every slot on every list?And did you notice how everyone greeted each other with a smile and went out of their way … Read More

    John Price receives Walgreens scholarship

    Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am

    John Price of Twin City was recently recognized by Mercer University’s Southern School of Pharmacy during the School Honors Luncheon in Atlanta. A third-year pharmacy student, Price received a Walgreens Company Scholarship.

    Police Report

    Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am

    Due to the holidays, this is a partial list of cases

    Dec. 20

    Employee at W. Main BP reported someone pumped $10 in gas and did not pay.

    A Ponderosa Dr. man reported unknown persons came into his workshop and stole a cordless drill and saw.

    Dec. 21

    A woman sitting in her car at JRJ Snacks reported a man, whom she identified, grabbed her and pushed her down.

    A … Read More

    Finding the silver lining

    Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am


    Looking for some good news? You have come to the right place. As 2004 fades into the ages and 2005 begins, there may be plenty to celebrate, even in politics.

    In some ways, the nascent 2005 offers more hope than any year since 2000. The terrible events of 9/11/01 knocked the breath out of us for awhile. But we seem to be recovering.

    Sure, gloom and doom still dominate … Read More

    Telephone scam in operation

    Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am

    According to Emanuel County Sheriff Tyson Stephens, Emanuel County residents have received telephone calls from someone claiming to work for the Social Security Administration, or that the resident has won a sweepstakes. The caller has knowledge of the person’s name and telephone number, including unlisted numbers, and claims the government owes the resident money or that he or she has won a sweepstakes. The caller then proceeds to ask for … Read More

    Myrtle Peebles Curry, 79

    Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am

    SWAINSBORO—Funeral for Myrtle Peebles-Curry, 79, was held Friday, Dec. 17, 2004 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Southern Heritage Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Jenkins and Rev. Marty McLeod officiating. Burial was in Eastbrook Cemetery in Swainsboro. She died Dec. 15, 2004 at Swainsboro Nursing Home after a brief illness.

    Mrs. Curry was born in Emanuel County and a member of Calvary United Methodist Church. She served as treasurer … Read More

    LaKeith Hughes graduates from Georgia Tech

    Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am

    LaKeith Hughes recently graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology and has accepted a position with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a BS in Industrial Engineering.

    LaKeith’s mother, Lillie Hughes, works at Swainsboro Technical College. After attending the graduation ceremony, Mrs. Hughes commented, “I am very proud of LaKeith. He has worked hard to obtain his education and I feel that he will be a … Read More

    Savvy Senior:Choosing Assisted Living

    Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    A friend of mine was telling me recently about an article she read in

    USA Today

    a while back about assisted living facilities and mistakes that have been made with people living there. My brother and I are thinking about an assisted living center for Mom – she’s 80 and she is starting to need some help. We are planning to visit some local centers and were … Read More

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