Fall capping rebound year for vegetable growers

Posted by | January 2, 2005 12:00 am

By Brad Haire University of Georgia

By Brad Haire University of Georgia

Georgia’s fall vegetable crop looks good. A University of Georgia expert says it’s just another positive bounce in what has been a rebound year for the state’s vegetable production.

Last fall, four tropical storms knocked yields to the ground in south Georgia, where most of the state’s vegetables are grown. Prices were good, but there wasn’t much to … Read More

Legal Notices

Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am

By virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Security Deed And Security Agreement from Nicole Gillis to Branch Banking and Trust Company, dated January 7, 2004, recorded January 8, 2004, in Deed Book 218, Page 119, Emanuel County, Georgia Records, said Security Deed having been given to secure a Note of even date in the original principal amount of FORTY-FIVE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND 00/100 DOLLARS ($45,900.00), … Read More

The year 2004 in review

Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am

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Jan. 7, 2004

• At its first meeting of the year Monday night, Swainsboro city council tabled the motion to adopt a parking ordinance on the north side of West Main Street. The proposed ordinance is a result of an unresolved parking dispute between owners of Bangles and Alterations on West Main.

• Darryl Gray, former library manager at Franklin Memorial Library, has been appointed to … Read More

The ACLU’s war with God

Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am

Bobby Beecher

Everyone knows that the Christmas season is the busiest time of the year. But nobody knows that better than the lawyers who work for the American Civil Liberties Union.

After all, Christmas is when the ACLU’s legal gadflies take aim at all those pernicious public Nativity scenes. Indeed, given the zeal with which these uncivil libertarians attack every crèche in the country, one might think that plastic figures … Read More


Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am

We know that many of you are probably making that famous “New Year’s Resolution” this week. Here are some interesting facts about those resolutions:

• 63 percent of people keep their resolutions after two months.

• 67 percent of people make three or more resolutions.

The top four resolutions are:

1. Increase exercise

2. Be more conscientious about work or school

3. Develop better eating habits

4. Stop smoking, drinking, … Read More

Altamaha Area Agency on Aging to conduct public hearing

Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am

Heart of Georgia Altamaha RDC Area Agency on Aging will be conducting a public hearing during the month of January. Purpose of the hearing is to provide interested persons with an opportunity to voice concerns on programs affecting older citizens and their caregivers in the Heart of Georgia Altamaha area. Emanuel County is included in this region.

Public hearing is scheduled for Jan. 11, 2005 at 10 a.m. at Chatter’s … Read More

Letters To The Editor

Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am


As the doors of Emanuel Medical Center Recovery Program are closed, we, as a staff, would like to take this opportunity to thank the communities of this and surrounding counties, the fellowship of AA and NA, local employers and businesses, churches and numerous individual concerned citizens, law enforcement, the judicial system, service agencies, etc. for the generous support you have offered us during our two years of providing … Read More

FSA emergency loans are available

Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am

Steve Newton, Farm Service Agency executive director, has announced that the Presidential Major Disaster Declaration M1560 now includes 23 additional Georgia counties, including Emanuel, due to damages caused by tropical storm Frances that occurred in September.

Emergency loan applications will be received through May 27, 2005. Objective of the emergency loan program is to provide financial assistance to eligible farmers who sustained qualifying losses and are unable to obtain credit … Read More

Riley speaks at Kiwanis

Posted by | December 29, 2004 12:00 am

Andy Riley, president of Swainsboro/Emanuel County Joint Development Authorities, was guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club’s year-end meeting.

Riley gave an overview of some of the projects JDA is working on and reviewed some of the year’s accomplishments. He said there are some very promising projects on the horizon and local economy should continue to improve both in commercial and industrial employment. JDA’s activities over the past two years have … Read More

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