Notes from the Senate

Posted by | January 2, 2005 12:00 am



Second Month of Post-Katrina/Energy Increases – Cautiously OK

Most of the effect of the September sales tax suspension on gasoline was recognized in the October numbers but there was some residual loss of revenue in the November numbers. That effect plus a rather large corporate income tax refund held November’s increase to 2.0% (as compared to last November).… Read More

Emanuel County Forestry Pageant to be held in Swainsboro

Posted by | January 2, 2005 12:00 am

The Emanuel County Forestry Scholarship Pageant will be held in Swainsboro at the Swainsboro/Emanuel County Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 14. Applications are currently being accepted for ages zero to 23 years. All age divisions are open to contestants from all over Georgia with the exception of the Miss age division which is limited to contestants who reside, work or attend school in Emanuel County. Winners in the Tiny, Little, Junior, … Read More

Thompson at Kiwanis

Posted by | January 2, 2005 12:00 am

Garland Thompson recently performed a Christmas musical program for the Swainsboro Kiwanis. Thompson, who used to teach guitar in the Augusta area, performed a number of vocal solos of Christmas songs accompanied by his guitar. He also led the club in singing a number of carols. The program ended with the group singing We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Thompson was a guest of Ed Bolton, program chair for the … Read More

Phi Mu collects canned goods

Posted by | January 2, 2005 12:00 am

Sammi Jo Lawson, Phi Mu Sorority Kappa Mu Chapter member at Georgia Southern University, and chapter members collected canned goods for needy families as a philanthropy project. These can good were donated to Swainsboro Jaycees to help with the Jaycee Empty Stocking Fund. Sammi Jo Lawson is a Civil Engineer Major at Georgia Southern University and the daughter of Al Lawson of Swainsboro and the late Mary Lou Lawson.

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    To be noted

    Posted by | January 2, 2005 12:00 am

    Eliot Bareford

    Eliot Bareford of Swainsboro recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Bareford received a master of fine arts degree in photography. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bareford of Swainsboro.

    Magnolia Midlands presents 2005 teacher of year award

    Posted by | January 2, 2005 12:00 am

    The Magnolia Midlands Georgia Youth Science and Technology Center, located at East Georgia College, recently presented its 2005 Science Teacher of the Year Award to Vicky Marshall. Ms. Marshall is a secondgrade teacher at Julia P. Bryant Elementary School in Statesboro. She was chosen from many impressive nominees because of her dedication to her students, her innovative teaching techniques, and her willingness to work as a team-player with her colleagues.… Read More

    Swainsboro student hosted at Southern Scholars Showcase

    Posted by | January 2, 2005 12:00 am

    Amos Black of Swainsboro High School was an invited guest as the recent Southern Scholars Showcase, Dec. 2-3, on the campus of Georgia Southern University.

    Seventy-five exceptional high-achieving students were invited to interview for Georgia Southern’s 1906 Scholars honors program, as well as other academic scholarships. The students were chosen based on superior SAT or ACT scores and grade point averages and demonstrated creativity and involvement in extracurricular activities and … Read More

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