Good news for college graduates Wally Gallian

Posted by | April 27, 2005 12:00 am

Graduating college students and their parents should be encouraged by indicators that this is the best year in the last five to be job-hunting with a fresh degree in hand.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) are reporting that employers plan to increase the hiring of newly graduated college seniors by 13% this year. This number represents the best outlook for graduating students since 2001. The numbers are … Read More

One cited for DUI

Posted by | April 27, 2005 12:00 am

The following is a list of all DUI citations released from files of Georgia State Patrol for Emanuel County and Swainsboro Police Department this week.

Those cited for DUI are as follows: Georgia State Patrol: Donald Hooks, 46, 59 Buckeye Rd., Twin City, April 16, 6:43 p.m.

Swainsboro Police Department:


Financial aid available at EGC, Tech

Posted by | April 27, 2005 12:00 am

Many potential students in our area, as well as throughout the state, miss out on a college education because they are not aware of the plentiful financial aid opportunities available to them. A partnership between East Georgia College and Swainsboro Technical College to help raise awareness in the region of the importance and necessity of attending college is underway. On Thursday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the EGC Auditorium … Read More

Suicide higher than homicide rates in Georgia

Posted by | April 27, 2005 12:00 am

In Georgia, more people die from suicide than homicide according to reports by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Annually, 850 people complete suicide while an estimated 17,000 Georgians will seek emergency care this year for injuries related to suicide attempts. Among certain groups, such as the aging population and teens, suicide rates are at epidemic levels. Yet, even with widespread loss – signs of problems and calls for … Read More

Savvy Senior Will Power

Posted by | April 27, 2005 12:00 am

Dear Savvy Senior, My mom and dad are both in the real estate business and have done pretty well financially but are getting older now. They are in their upper 60’s and they haven’t taken the time get a will done. My mom says she’s afraid to get a will or trust because she’s not ready to die yet. But with five siblings, two of them not speaking, I really … Read More

Southern Dance Connection dancers to compete in New York

Posted by | April 27, 2005 12:00 am

Dancers from The Southern Dance Connection (SDC) are off to New York July 5 for a week in the Big Apple. The girls, instructors Melonie Thompson Jones, Valerie Meeks Claxton, Chawny Stewart, Brooke Boatright and their parents will attend the Dance America/Dance Olympus National competition/ convention. The event will be at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers.

The dancers competed regionally in February at Gwinnett Civic Center with dancers … Read More

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