What will 2005 bring?

Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am

Rev. Donna Ashworth

A new year awaits us. What will it bring? Will it bring happiness? Will it bring sorrow? Will it bring material gain? Will it bring poverty?

Will it bring new health or will it bring illness? Will it bring peace or will it bring more war?

Actually the year itself in only a time period. It won’t bring anything.

Many people today look to a psychic or … Read More

One cited for DUI

Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am

The following is a list of all DUI citations released from files of Georgia State Patrol for Emanuel County and Swainsboro Police Department this week.

Those cited for DUI are as follows:

Georgia State Patrol:

Melinda G. Cooper, 36, 3656 Hwy. 25 S., Waynesboro, Dec. 24, 12:40 a.m.

Swainsboro Police Department:


Recreation Department schedule

Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am

Friday, Dec. 31, and Saturday, Jan. 1 – The Recreation Dept. Will be closed for New Years holidays.

Monday, Jan. 3

Pee Wee Boys Basketball

Bucks vs. Hawks – 4:30 p.m.

Mite Boys Basketball

Kings vs. Lakers – 4:30 p.m.

Midget Boys Basketball

Clippers vs. Warriors – 5:30

Sonics vs. Heat – 5:30

Tuesday, Jan. 4

Mite Girls Basketball

Rockets vs. Hornets – 4:45

Midget Girls Basketball

Jazz vs. Celtics … Read More

Vida Lee Martin, 85

Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am

FORSYTH—Graveside service for Vida Lee Martin, 85, was held Monday, Dec. 27, 2004 at 11 a.m. at Swainsboro City Cemetery. She died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004.

Mrs. Martin was born in Johnson County to the late Press and Mattie Burns. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Dewell Martin. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Kite and was retired from a shirt manufacturing company.

Survivors … Read More

Submitted photo Memory lane

Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am

George Hall of Twin City submitted this photograph of the Emanuel County Institute Bulldogs team of 1935-36. Go dawgs!

  • Submitted photo Memory lane

  • Unsolved Pestana-Mason murder tops 2004 news

    Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am

    From staff reports

    For the third year in a row, the yet-to-be solved 2002 murder of East Georgia College professor Dr. Emily Pestana-Mason has topped our list of top 10 news items for the year 2004 at

    number one

    . In the Aug. 4 issue of

    The Forest-Blade

    , we announced that investigators may have a new suspect in the April 2002 murder of Dr. Pestana-Mason. Georgia Bureau of Investigation … Read More

    Submitted photo

    Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am


    The seventh grade OUTLOOK class at Swainsboro Middle School participated in a trial simulation called “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.” Mrs. Sonya Cowart’s reading class served as the jury that found the defendant in the case guity. Pictured are Hunter Gay, Abrill Adams, Natasha Hildebaugh, Tiffany Hopkins, Miriam Durden, Rick McNeeely, Allison Byrd and Ricky Adams.

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