Savvy Senior Will Power

Posted by | April 27, 2005 12:00 am

Dear Savvy Senior, My mom and dad are both in the real estate business and have done pretty well financially but are getting older now. They are in their upper 60’s and they haven’t taken the time get a will done. My mom says she’s afraid to get a will or trust because she’s not ready to die yet. But with five siblings, two of them not speaking, I really … Read More

Southern Dance Connection dancers to compete in New York

Posted by | April 27, 2005 12:00 am

Dancers from The Southern Dance Connection (SDC) are off to New York July 5 for a week in the Big Apple. The girls, instructors Melonie Thompson Jones, Valerie Meeks Claxton, Chawny Stewart, Brooke Boatright and their parents will attend the Dance America/Dance Olympus National competition/ convention. The event will be at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers.

The dancers competed regionally in February at Gwinnett Civic Center with dancers … Read More

Book sale

Posted by | April 27, 2005 12:00 am

Franklin Memorial Library will have a book sale through Thursday, April 28. Call 237-7791 for more information.

Early alert system back

Posted by | April 27, 2005 12:00 am

Swainsboro’s early alert system is finally back in operation. Swainsboro Fire Department (SFD) has attempted to repair and relocate the early alert system for years but funding was usually inadequate. “It has been more than 15 years since the fire whistle was last heard,” said Fire Chief Mike Strobridge. “There is a sentimental aspect of once again hearing this whistle blow.”

After a number of meetings and comparisons of products … Read More

Bill Shipp’s Georgia: white makes right Bobby Beecher

Posted by | April 27, 2005 12:00 am

Here’s an unpleasant fact: On a list of America’s 10 most dangerous cities, a list derived from FBI crime figures, Atlanta ranks number three. Only Camden, New Jersey and Detroit, Michigan are more dangerous.

Now, here’s an unpleasant opinion: Atlanta is the nation’s third most dangerous city because its black police chief (and Fulton County’s black sheriff and district attorney) are stupid and incompetent.

But that’s not my opinion. That’s … Read More

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