President’s Day

Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

The original version of the holiday was in commemoration of George Washington’s birthday in 1796 (the last full year of his presidency). Washington, according to the calendar that has been used since at least the mid-18th century, was born on February 22, 1732. According to the old style calendar in use back then, however, he was born on February 11. In 1796, many Americans celebrated his birthday on the 22nd … Read More



Jail Activity

Posted by | February 16, 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



Pelosi’s speech shows Democrats are out of touch

Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

The 2004 elections proved that the gap between the Democrats and the American people is a wide one. But the gap between the Democrats and reality is even wider.

Perhaps we should call this divergent condition “Democratic dementia,” because only a serious mental disease could explain the remarks California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi made to the National Press Club on January 31.

Pelosi, who is the Democratic Party’s leader in the … Read More



SECRD Mite All Stars to play for district title

Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department Mite Boys All Star Basketball Team will compete in the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association Class “B” First District Tournament being held Feb. 19-23. Hosted by Effingham County Recreation and Parks, the basketball tournament is being held at Effingham County Recreation Gymnasium, 808 Highway 119 South, Springfield.

Members of the All Star team are Joe Knight, Darryl Brown, Verlon Wadley, Derek Sharpton, Antonious McGruder, Christopher Johnson, … Read More


Recovered loot

Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

Emanuel County Sheriff’s deputies recently recovered several items that had been stolen from residents on King Circle Drive and Miller Drive in Swainsboro. List of items recovered were eight rifles/shotguns, three handguns, nine knives, two DVD players, 34 DVD movies, collectible coins, music CDs and eight bottles of wine. Six arrests have been made in connection to the robberies. Three of those arrested were juveniles. Pictured with Sheriff J. Tyson … Read More



Parrish Grove MBC to celebrate friends and family

Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

Parrish Grove Missionary Grove Baptist Church will host a Family and Friends Night Saturday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. Speaker will be Evangelist Annie M. Handsom of God’s Holy Tabernacle.

Churches on the program are Gay’s Hill, God’s Holy Tabernacle, Banks Creek, Johnson Grove, Lane Grove, Newton Grove, Rountree Chapel, Mercer Grove, Lakeside First Baptist, Mt. Gilead, Rountree Chapel and St. Paul A.M.E.

Pastor in Rev. Dr. James Joyce. Refreshments … Read More


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