Swainsboro First Baptist to celebrate 130th anniversary

Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

An extended 2005 celebration is under way in recognition of the 130th anniversary of First Baptist Church of Swainsboro. An opening event, a review of the church’s history, will be presented Sunday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

Jimmy Morgan, long time member of the local congregation, will share words and pictures of the church’s progress through the years. Morgan designed the present structure and various additions … Read More

Eggs are the topic of the week

Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

Wally Gallian

As a newspaper editor, a lot of mail crosses my desk each day. So far this week, the predominant topic seems to be eggs. So, let’s talk about eggs.

Personally, I am not that crazy about eating eggs, although I know they are in many of my favorite foods. I love almost any kind of cake and know that eggs are essential to making a good batter. At … Read More


Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

Submitted photo

Pack 75 Den 3 Weblos Ethan Coleman and Solomon Riner earned Engineering Activity badges Monday while on an afternoon excursion to Altamaha EMC of Swainsboro. As a requirement of the badge, the boys were taught how to locate underground power lines. As an added bonus, Bill Kennedy demonstrated the operation on the bucket truck. Pictured are Bill Kennedy, Ricky Coleman and Lester Fowler. Den 3 Weblos are sponsored … Read More

Veteran Frank Brown interviewed at library

Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

World War II veteran, Frank Brown, was interviewed at Franklin Memorial Library on Friday, Feb. 4. Mr. Brown was in Company E, 5th Regiment of the United States Marines. He was born in Lexsy and joined the Marines after graduating from high school. He served two tours of duty and went through basic training at Parris Island, S.C., and then received further training at Norfolk, Va.

He was then assigned … Read More


Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

Friday, Feb. 18

Ohoopee Jamboree, Nora Blvd., Adrian. Entertainment will be Dixie Fried, 7 to 8 p.m.; Glory Road Trio, 8 to 9 p.m.; and Georgia Bluegrass, 9 to 10 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 21

Presidents’ Day. All banks will be closed.

You Can Quote Me…

The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it; but it is also so clear that it is impossible to … Read More

BOE refinances bond series

Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am



At its meeting Monday night, Emanuel County Board of Education approved a resolution to refinance its 1995 Series Bonds from 20 years to 10 years at a lower interest rate. The resolution reads in part as follows: “The bond resolution of the Board of Education of Emanuel County to regulate and provide for the issuance of the Emanuel County School District general obligation refunding … Read More

Vandiver’s art featured at 114 West Main

Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

The recent artworks of Russell Vandiver are currently on view at 114 West Main Street restaurant. He has taught art at Emanuel County Institute for six years and is also part-time art instructor at East Georgia College. Vandiver resides in Statesboro with his wife Karen and 4-year-old daughter Ivy. He previously exhibited at the Kalmanson Gallery and a selection of those works will be on display. Four other pieces will … Read More

Gospel sing

Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

Trinity Baptist Church of Meeks will have a Gospel Music Worship celebration Saturday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. Featured guest singers will be “Hand in Hand” with Ray Foskey. Pastor is Rev Ron Starley. Light refreshments will be served.

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