Officers needed

Posted by | March 16, 2005 12:00 am

If anyone is interested in officiating youth baseball or youth softball games, please contact Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department. You may call 237-8098 for information or go by the office located at 632 McLeod Bridge Road, Swainsboro.

Greater St. James

Posted by | March 16, 2005 12:00 am

Men’s Day will be celebrated at Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church Sunday, March 20 at 2:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Vernon Lloyd of Dublin. Rev. Bennie Brinson is pastor.

Jimmy Don Burke, 58

Posted by | March 16, 2005 12:00 am

LYONS—Funeral for Jimmy Don Burke, 58, will be held Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 3 p.m. at Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home in Sylvania. Burial will be in Screven County Memorial Cemetery. He died Friday, March 11, 2005.

Mr. Burke was a native of Screven County and was a maintenance technician. He enjoyed auto racing, fishing, camping and spending time with his grandchildren. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include two … Read More


Posted by | March 16, 2005 12:00 am

Swainsboro Middle School Science Olympiad Team competed in the Georgia Middle School Regional Tournament on March 5. The tournament was held at Augusta State College in Augusta, Georgia. The team members included: Steven Chrysosferidis (not pictured), Alex Ogle, Jacob Mulberry, Philip Torrance, Will Ross, Rick McNeely, Miriam Durden, Hunter Gay, Cameron Warnock, Tiffany Hopkins, Jade Newsome, Kelsey Moore, and Patrick Hall. The team members competed in 19 events that were … Read More

Linton Wilmer Pruitt, 83

Posted by | March 16, 2005 12:00 am

SWAINSBORO—Funeral for Linton Wilmer Pruitt, 83, was held Sunday, March 13, 2005 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary with Dr. Bob Blankenship and Rev. Robert Hunt officiating. Burial was in Eastbrook Cemetery. He died Friday, March 11, 2005, at Emanuel Medical Center after an extended illness.

Mr. Pruitt was a native of Union, S.C. and a World War II Navy veteran. He retired from Georgia Power as … Read More


Posted by | March 16, 2005 12:00 am

Emanuel County Board of Education’s March meeting, generally held on the third Monday, was rescheduled to Tuesday, March 15. A report of the meeting will be published next week.

Somewhere over the rainbow….

Posted by | March 16, 2005 12:00 am

Photo by Kathy Beecher

…way up high! This rainbow graced us with its presence last week on Highway 57 in Swainsboro. Is there a pot of gold at the end of it?

  • Somewhere over the rainbow….

  • Corey Kraus named Sportsman of the year

    Posted by | March 16, 2005 12:00 am



    The monthly Sportsman Club meeting was held at Terry Reynolds’ Clubhouse in Swainsboro. During the meeting, members discussed and voted on upcoming events and the Sportsman Of The Year Award was presented by Reynolds to member Corey Kraus. Kraus was given the award because “he displayed sportsmanship and was helpful to the club in many different ways.

  • Corey Kraus named Sportsman of the year

  • Tricking the mass marketers

    Posted by | March 16, 2005 12:00 am

    Wally Gallian

    As I have written before and probably will again, I hate telemarketers and the invasion of my “space” when they call. The “Do Not Call” list set up by the federal government was a good idea; I signed up immediately. While a good idea, “Do Not Call’ has not slowed down the calls to my house and to the best of my knowledge, no one has yet been … Read More

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