Hooks named scholarship finalist

Posted by | March 30, 2005 12:00 am

Crystal Hooks was recently named one of 10 state finalists in the Georgia Farm Bureau Scholarship program. A student at Swainsboro High School, she is an active member of Emanuel County 4-H and FFA programs. Hooks has won numerous awards in both organizations.

She is a member of Georgia Jr. Cattlemen’s Association’s state board of directors. She has been active in Swainsboro High School Student Council for al four years … Read More

Masons honor Morris T. Riner for 60 years service

Posted by | March 30, 2005 12:00 am

Many Masons and friends gathered at Anderson Lodge No. 243 F&AM Saturday evening, March 12, to pay tribute to Morris

T. Riner Jr. for 60 years in the fraternity. Riner was initiated as Entered Apprentice Nov. 24, 1944, passed to the degree of Fellowcraft Dec. 19, 1944, and the sublime degree of Master Mason Feb. 20, 1945.

Attendees gathered in the lodge hall and were welcomed by Tracy Clements, Worshipful … Read More

‘Change clock, change battery’ on April 3 Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they chang

Posted by | March 30, 2005 12:00 am

In conjunction with the “Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery” fire safety program sponsored by the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the American Burn Association, Oxendine says the annual change from standard time to daylight saving time in the spring is a good time to make sure your smoke alarm is working as it should.

“Every year in Georgia we have numerous fire fatalities in homes that didn’t have … Read More

Savvy Senior Buying Drugs from Canada

Posted by | March 30, 2005 12:00 am

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m 61-years-old and I’ve reached my boiling point. I refuse to pay these ridiculous prices for my prescription medications. I’m now looking into buying my drugs from Canada over the Internet to save some money but I have a few questions. What I’d like to know is, how safe is it, how much can I save, how do I go about it, and will it get me … Read More

USDA announces sign-up for CDP

Posted by | March 23, 2005 12:00 am

Eligible producers may sign-up for the Crop Disaster Program (CDP), a program that authorizes crop loss assistance for producers who suffered 2003 or 2004 and certain 2005 crop losses from damaging weather announced Martha B. Kent, County Executive Director, of the Emanuel Farm Service Agency. Sign-up began March 14.

“We are pleased to be able to provide these benefits to producers as quickly as possible,” Kent said. “Drought, floods and … Read More

Rhodney Lamar, 47

Posted by | March 23, 2005 12:00 am

REIDSVILLE—Memorial service for Rhodney Lamar, 47, was held Sunday, March 20, 2005 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Reidsville in Metter at 4:30 p.m. He died Thursday, March 17, 2005 at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.

Mr. Lamar was a native of West Palm Beach, Fla. and attended schools in Palm Beach County. In 1980, he moved to Brooklyn, N.Y. and began a career as a full-time … Read More

Alice Imogene Mason, 91

Posted by | March 23, 2005 12:00 am

THOMASVILLE—Graveside services for Alice Imogene Mason of Thomasville are at 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at Laurel Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Bob Dixon, the Rev. Waymon Cleveland and the Rev. Leigh Ann Raynor will officiate. The family will receive friends at their residence. She died March 21, 2005 at Archbold Hospital.

Mrs. Mason was born Dec. 26, 1913, in Summertown, S.C. She was the daughter of the late … Read More

Bulldogs triumph in first region game

Posted by | March 23, 2005 12:00 am



On March 7, the ECI Bulldogs traveled to Statesboro to battle the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets. The result was a heart-breaking 4-3 defeat for the Bulldogs. Jon Black was on the mound for the Dawgs and was counted with the loss even though he was at his best, sitting down 10 SEB batters, walking two and giving up only two hits in … Read More

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