Ansley Lumley celebrates birthday

Posted by | December 8, 2004 12:00 am

Ansley Grace Lumley, daughter of April and Terry Lumley, was honored at a birthday party on Nov. 21 at Vann Community Center in Swainsboro. Ansley was 5 years old Nov. 22.

The theme of the party was “Little Mermaid.” Refreshments included hot dogs with all the trimmings, Rice Krispie treats, chips and dip, cheetos, theme came, ice cream, Cokes and punch.

Party guests enjoyed playing on a “Super Slide” and … Read More

2004 Hometown Holiday Shopping Spree winners announced

Posted by | December 8, 2004 12:00 am

Winners of the 2004 Hometown Holiday Shopping Spree are Brenda Henry, $100; Mary Louise Wadley, $75; and Jerod Goodman, $50. The shopping spree is an annual event sponsored by local businesses to promote shopping locally for the holidays.

Congratulations, winners!

Parents pay child support to get driver’s licenses back

Posted by | December 8, 2004 12:00 am

Some Toombs County children were the winners when their parents responded to a “one time offer” to get their driver’s licenses back by paying up overdue child support, according to Connie Brewer, a supervisor in the Middle Judicial Circuit/Swainsboro office of the Georgia Department of Human Resources Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE). The office sent letters to all 126 of the county’s parents whose licenses had been suspended, inviting … Read More

FBC, FUMC to present Christmas concert

Posted by | December 8, 2004 12:00 am

The combined choirs and orchestra of First Baptist and First United Methodist churches of Swainsboro will present “Sing We Now Christmas; A Symphonic Celebration in Carols” Sunday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. The service will be held at First United Methodist Church’s sanctuary and will be under the direction of Rev. Gilbert Westberry, minister of music at First Baptist Church.

The opening section of the program will provide an opportunity … Read More

‘Tis the season!

Posted by | December 8, 2004 12:00 am

Photo by Jacquie Brasher

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially at Emanuel Medical Center as members of Glad Garden Club decorate the lobby of the hospital. The effort is made possible by the club’s various fund raising events. Among members decorating are, clockwise from bottom left, Pat Head, Helen Center, Martha Brown, Debra Rich and Shelba Youmans.

  • ‘Tis the season!

  • Celebrations

    Posted by | December 8, 2004 12:00 am

    The holidays Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa share certain similarities: They are all celebrated in the month of December. Several of the holidays involve getting together with families, and gift-giving rituals. This year, Hanukkah falls on Dec. 8 (first night was Dec. 7).

    We hope the month of December will be full of joy and family reunions for all of you in Emanuel County. May the spirit of togetherness, love, unity … Read More

    Sheriff’s Report: Numerous reports made

    Posted by | December 8, 2004 12:00 am

    Emanuel County Sheriff’s deputies reported numerous cases this week. Logged are:

    Nov. 23

    An Oak Grove Church Rd., Swainsboro, man reported someone has cashed his checks on an account that has been closed.

    An Allen Dr., Swainsboro, man reported someone has tampered with his meter box in an attempt to steal electricity.

    Nov. 25

    A Sandy Lakes, Oak Park, woman reported she got in a fight in a bar in … Read More

    Expanding the moral beachhead

    Posted by | December 8, 2004 12:00 am


    Georgia Republicans won more than simply control of the state Legislature in the Nov. 2 election. The state GOP captured what it sees as the moral high ground.

    Newly anointed legislative leaders are likely to move quickly in the upcoming General Assembly session to expand their “morality” position.

    Arguments over equalizing school taxes may be postponed. Tort reform proposals may bog down. The budget debate is likely to turn … Read More

    TC UMC to feature live Nativity scene

    Posted by | December 8, 2004 12:00 am

    Twin City United Methodist Church will feature a live Nativity scene Dec. 11-12 at 6 p.m.

    “The Story will begin on the front steps of the church where the angel appearing to Mary will be played out,” said a spokesperson. “Then, the scene will move to the parsonage next door where Joseph and Mary will meet the innkeeper. Lastly, the Holy Couple will go to the stable where Jesus was … Read More

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