Ellis Mosley, 61

Posted by | January 5, 2005 12:00 am

TWIN CITY—Funeral for Ellis Mosley, 61, was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005 at the W.H. Whitaker Memorial Chapel at Whitaker Funeral Home in Metter. Burial was in the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery in Emanuel County. He died Thursday, Dec.30, 2004 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro.

Mr. Mosley was a native and lifelong resident of Emanuel County. For many years he was employed by … Read More

Mauldin on All-Star rugby team

Posted by | January 5, 2005 12:00 am

Brett Mauldin, graduate of Gatewood in Eatonton and now a senior at Lee University of Cleveland, Tenn., was honored in 2004 as the first and only Lee University rugby player selected to the All-Stars Collegiate Men First Team Travel Squad of the Mid South Area. The Mid South area is comprised of Tennessee, Arkansas and Kentucky.

The Mid South team played the Florida All-Stars at Furman University and won 22-21 … Read More

Jail Activity

Posted by | January 5, 2005 12:00 am

The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Tyson Stephens, on warrants obtained by one of several local law enforcement agencies, designated by each name: Drug Task Force (DTF); Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI); Georgia Department of Pardons and Parole (GAPP); Georgia State Patrol (GSP); Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO); Swainsboro Police Dept. (SPD); Stillmore Police Dept. (SMPD); Twin City Police Dept. (TCPD); … Read More

DFCS ranked among state’s best

Posted by | January 5, 2005 12:00 am

Emanuel County Department of Family and Children Services was ranked among the state’s best in delivering services to its citizens in 2004. Emanuel County tied for fifth place among Georgia counties in achieving its performance goals for fiscal year 2004.

Emanuel County DFCS was especially strong in three key areas: Improving TANF work participation rates, reunifying foster children with natural parents and improving the food stamp accuracy rate. Emanuel County … Read More

‘May I see your papers, please?’

Posted by | January 5, 2005 12:00 am

Bobby Beecher

President Bush signed the 9/11 Commission’s intelligence reform bill into law with typical Washington hype and hyperbole. The president, who was surrounded by bureaucratic bootlickers and liberal legislators, said the new law helps the federal government “protect the American people” from terrorists. Mr. Bush did not tell us, however, who’ll protect the American people from the federal government.

The intelligence reform law is a Big Government attempt to … Read More

Morgan to speak at library

Posted by | January 5, 2005 12:00 am

Jimmy Morgan will be the featured speaker for History Break at Franklin Memorial Library at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11 in the George L. Smith Room at Franklin Memorial Library.

A former columnist for

The Forest Blade

and community leader, Morgan will make a presentation about local history in Emanuel County. The focus of his presentation will be a 1953 Community Scrapbook that won second place in the Georgia … Read More

Letters To The Editor

Posted by | January 5, 2005 12:00 am


Congratulations to Mack Griffin for organizing an absolutely super Christmas parade!

There was a lot of local participation in the event and many Shriners from throughout the region brought their own special fun to the festivities.

The weather was even perfect.

It is unfortunate that so few people took the opportunity to enjoy the parade. A lot of effort was put into planning and participating in this event … Read More

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