Nichols case: A test of leadership

Posted by | March 23, 2005 12:00 am

Bill Shipp

Brian Nichols’ tragic binge of murder and mayhem in Atlanta has set up revealing leadership tests for Gov. Sonny Perdue, Attorney General Thurbert Baker and Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin.

Whether any of the three has the wit or will to tackle the challenge remains to be seen. So far, they have done little more than hunker down, waiting for the storm of public anger and shock to pass. … Read More


Rambling through the Stillmore woods Jacquie Brasher

Posted by | March 23, 2005 12:00 am

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.—Robert Frost.

Over the weekend I had a chance to view a very unique art show in Stillmore called “Art in the Woods.” The installation was a collaborative effort of seven artists who call themselves Stillmore Roots Group. The artists themselves are from various parts of this country and started their one-of-a-kind show in the woods in Stillmore three years ago. Having missed the … Read More


Last chance to register for River Race

Posted by | March 23, 2005 12:00 am

Canoochee Riverkeeper will hold a special registration day and time for racers on Friday, April 1, 2005 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the race start line located off of 301 in Claxton. “We’re calling all racers to come and join us,” states Patsy Wilcher, outreach coordinator for Canoochee Riverkeeper, “Pre-registration on April 1 is the last time you will be able to register for the River Rats category. … Read More


Deputies recover stolen vehicle, seize drugs

Posted by | March 23, 2005 12:00 am

According to Emanuel County Sheriff J. Tyson Stephens, on Wednesday, March 16 at around 7:15 p.m., Emanuel County Sheriff’s Deputies initiated a traffic stop on a white van on West Moring Street in Swainsboro for a traffic infraction. The driver was unable to produce a license and the tag came back as a stolen vehicle from Bibb County. The driver was arrested.

During further investigation and upon a search of … Read More


What’sup?

Posted by | March 23, 2005 12:00 am

Friday, March 25

Entertainment for the Ohoopee Jamboree, Nora Blvd., Adrian, will be Beasley Brothers, 7 to 8 p.m.; Gospel Bluegrass Expressed, 8 to 9 p.m.; and Georgia Bluegrass, 9 to 10 p.m.

Saturday, March 26

“Live from Swainsboro—it’s Saturday Night,” Swainsboro-Emanuel County Auditorium, 8 p.m.

You Can Quote Me…

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people … Read More



Cancer awareness

Posted by | March 23, 2005 12:00 am

The Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation (CRPF) and its 54 collaborating partners recently kicked off the sixth annual National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (NCRCAM) campaign in March. The annual campaign, founded by the CRPF in 2000, has been successful raising awareness about this highly preventable disease. Today, millions of Americans are learning about the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer — and lives are being saved.

The Cancer … Read More


Johnny Ray “Buddy” Brinson, 58

Posted by | March 23, 2005 12:00 am

MIDVILLE—Funeral for Johnny Ray “Buddy” Brinson, 58, was held Saturday, March 18, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Hines Baptist Church with Rev. Homer Aspray officiating. Burial was in Hines Cemetery. He died Thursday, March 17, 2005 at his residence after an extended illness.

Mr. Brinson was born on Aug. 6, 1946 and was a lifelong resident of Emanuel County. He was a retired master welder in the iron fabrication industry. … Read More


Robert “Bob” L. Johnson, 77

Posted by | March 23, 2005 12:00 am

GARFIELD—Funeral for Robert “Bob” L. Johnson, 77, was held Saturday, March 18, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Osborn officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery. He died Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at St. Joseph’s Candler Hospital in Savannah after a brief illness.

Mr. Johnson was born on March 15, 1928 and had been a lifelong resident of Emanuel County. He was … Read More


Knotty Pine race slated May 7

Posted by | March 23, 2005 12:00 am

The Knotty Pine 5K Run will again be held as part of the Kiwanis Pine Tree Festival. This year’s 5K Run will begin at Harmon Park at 8 a.m., May 7, and end in front of the Bone Yard Pavilion. This year’s race will again be one of 225 races that the “2005 Run & See Georgia Grand Prix Series” sponsors. The Run & See Georgia series started in 1990 … Read More


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