Eagles win thriller at Providence

Posted by | February 9, 2005 12:00 am



David Emanuel Academy’s boys basketball team ended the 2004-05 regular season with a thrilling come-from-behind 49-41 win over Providence Christian last Saturday night in Savannah.

The Eagles trailed by ten late in the third quarter when Adam Callaway hit a baseline jumper and then nailed a 35 foot buzzer beater for three points to make the score 33-28 after three quarters of play. DEA … Read More

Johnson retires from Rayonier

Posted by | February 9, 2005 12:00 am

Mary Elizabeth Johnson recently retired after 35 years of dedicated service to the wood products industry. Mary began working with Allied Timber on Nov. 3, 1969. Through the years, multiple companies owned the manufacturing facility, including St. Regis, Champion and now Rayonier Wood Products. The last 11 years of Mary’s dedicated service were spent with Rayonier Wood Products.

Mary began working in Swainsboro at the home of Adrian Harrison and … Read More

Carvie “Buddy” Claxton Jr., 58

Posted by | February 9, 2005 12:00 am

SWAINSBORO—Funeral for Carvie “Buddy” Claxton, Jr., 58, will be held Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005 at 2 p.m. in the Eastwood Church of God with Rev. Jerry Greer and Rev. Billy Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Bruce Flowers officiating. He died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at his residence after an extended illness.

Mr. Claxton was a native of Emanuel County and served in … Read More

Drs. Derden, Toll to lead Sherman tour

Posted by | February 9, 2005 12:00 am

Dr. John Derden (East Georgia College) and Dr. Larry Toll (Brewton-Parker College) will host a tour of the routes and sites associated with Sherman’s March to the Sea in November and December of 1864 on Saturday, Feb. 19. The tour, which has been conducted annually since the 125th anniversary of the march in 1989, will begin with an orientation meeting in Room C-240 in the Academic Building of East Georgia … Read More

35 years

Posted by | February 9, 2005 12:00 am

Photo by Jacquie Brasher

Mike Tapley, right, is congratulated by Swainsboro Postmaster Jim Warnock for 35 years of service. Tapley started his career as a part-time clerk. During his career, he has held several positions including carrier, window clerk and acting supervisor at the Swainsboro office. “He takes pride in his work and is dedicated to the postal service,” said Warnock.

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  • Piney Grove to celebrate Black History

    Posted by | February 9, 2005 12:00 am

    Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in the Cross-Green Community will celebrate Black History Month Sunday, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. Theme will be “The Niagara Movement Black Protest Reborn 1905-2005.” Guest speaker will be Rev. Willie Tomlin.

    On the program will be June Powell, Rev. Robert Stephens, Rev. David Edmonds, Dr. Elvira G. Jackson, Barbara Gaskin, Clearsia Graham, Edna Mosley and Ralph Gordon. Piney Grove Choir and Youth Department will … Read More

    Submitted photo

    Posted by | February 9, 2005 12:00 am


    Adi Galloway, right, vice president for Fiscal Affairs at East Georgia College and Swainsboro Kiwanis member, recently presented a donation on behalf of the Swainsboro Kiwanis Club’s Children’s Priority One Project to the Sunshine House’s Children’s Advocacy Center in Swainsboro. Accepting the donation was Carol Donaldson, executive director of the Sunshine House. The donation will be used for forensic medical components at the Center.

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    Morgan to be in veteran’s interview

    Posted by | February 9, 2005 12:00 am

    Franklin Memorial Library has scheduled World War II veteran Jimmy Morgan for an interview on Thursday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. in the George L. Smith Room. Mr. Morgan is originally from Mississippi and came to Swainsboro after graduating from Georgia Tech. His career has included the automobile business, farming and banking as well as the newspaper business where he wrote a column for

    The Forest-Blade

    . He served in … Read More

    Beth Lane

    Posted by | February 9, 2005 12:00 am

    Beth Lane of Swainsboro participated in the Memorial Health Tybee 5K Run held Saturday, Feb. 5 at Tybee Island. She won third place in her age group.

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