Looking back 5 Years Ago

Posted by | April 27, 2005 12:00 am

Emanuel County Commissioners have reached a settlement with the tenant of the building on the site of the proposed new Emanuel County Courthouse for him to vacate the property.

Emanuel County Board of Education named Swains-boro Middle School teacher Valorie Smith as the new assistant principal at Swains-boro Primary School during its regular March meeting.

Swainsboro’s Kris Riner set a new course record for the Swainsboro Golf Course on March … Read More



Tech New Connections students complete training

Posted by | April 27, 2005 12:00 am

The New Connections Program at Swainsboro Technical College recently completed certificate training for their Geriatric Care Assisting Certificate. The training was held at the New Connections & Fatherhood Career Center at Swains-boro Technical College in Building 8. Instructors for the training were Ms. Karen Williams, Sharon Blankenship, Ms. Thelma Foreman and Ms. Char-lene Drummer. Twenty-three students completed the entire certificate. Five additional students completed the certified nursing assistant training and … Read More



Jail Activity

Posted by | April 27, 2005 12:00 am

The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Tyson Stephens, on warrants obtained by one of several local law enforcement agencies, designated by each name: Drug Task Force (DTF); Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI); Georgia Department of Pardons and Parole (GAPP); Georgia State Patrol (GSP); Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO); Swainsboro Police Dept. (SPD); Still-more Police Dept. (SMPD); Twin City Police Dept. (TCPD); … Read More



‘GO’ to fund grants, promote scholarships to increase graduation

Posted by | April 27, 2005 12:00 am

Fueled by the momentum of the recent kickoff of “Education. GO Get It,” University System of Georgia Chancellor Thomas Meredith announced the next steps the program will take to foster local community involvement in increasing high-school graduation and college enrollment in the state.

“Education. GO Get It,” also known as “GO,” is the name of the new statewide public/private partnership aimed at improving Georgia’s high-school graduation rates and increasing the … Read More


Rains cancel Thunder event

Posted by | April 27, 2005 12:00 am

Heavy rains washed out the O’Reilly United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder event at Swainsboro Raceway on Friday night. The event that was to also open the O’Reilly USCS Southern Thunder Tour has been rescheduled for Friday night, July 22.

The 23 cars that were in the Swainsboro Raceway pit area loaded up after the rainout to head for the next O’Reilly USCS event on Saturday night at Oglethorpe Speedway … Read More


Cathy off to slow start, but…

Posted by | April 27, 2005 12:00 am

Bill Shipp

Fate did not smile on Cathy Cox’s announcement for governor last week. News of seemingly greater significance broke out everywhere, overshadowing the debut of the secretary of state’s bid for Georgia’s highest office.

Cox’s attempt to make an opening argument that she would be a fine governor was all but drowned out by news that:

— The Roman Catholic Church has selected a new pope. In a not-so-distant … Read More


Professors Dallas, Hughes, Strickland collaborate on study abroad project

Posted by | April 27, 2005 12:00 am

East Georgia College Professors Martha Hughes, Mark Dallas, and David Strickland collaborated on a research project and presentation titled “Study Abroad: Students Opening Doors for Students” for the Conference on College Composition and Communications. Ms. Hughes and Mr. Dallas delivered the presentation at the national conference in San Francisco last month.

They shared statistics on the growth of study abroad in Georgia and at East Georgia College in recent years … Read More


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