Swainsboro Raceway to present Peach State double-header

Posted by | April 20, 2005 12:00 am

The O’Reilly United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour will present a Peach State double-header with events at Swains-boro Raceway in Swains-boro Thursday, April 22, and at Oglethorpe Speed-way Park in Savannah on April 23. The two races will also be the first for the O’Reilly USCS Southern Thunder regional tour.

The defending and four-time O’Reilly USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, Tenn. will join the 2000 series national … Read More

Relay for Life 2005: Join us!

Posted by | April 20, 2005 12:00 am

Relay for Life, a signature event for the American Cancer Society, will be held April 22 and 23 at Swainsboro High School’s Tiger Field. The event will kick-off at 7 p.m. and conclude at 7 a.m. In the spirit of this year’s theme, participating teams will be decorated in their selected country’s colors, and will feature ethnic foods, games, goodies, and more. “This year’s teams have been working hard to … Read More

G’day, mates!

Posted by | April 20, 2005 12:00 am

This was the way Mrs. Brenda VanArsdale’s second grade social studies classes were greeted by their Australian visitors, the Close family. They shared pictures, stuffed animals and books with the students and showed them their native flag, money and many other items of interest.

They told how life in Australia compares to our life in the United States. The Close family now resides in Swainsboro. From left are Brice and … Read More

Recreation Department results Monday, April 11

Posted by | April 20, 2005 12:00 am

Mite Girls Softball Rockies-13, Padres-8 Leading hitters for the Rockies: Shiyonnia Allen, Sierra Crowe, 2-3.

Leading hitters for the Padres: Alie Canady, Janell Silva, Kelly Sutherland, 2-3.

Sr. Girls Fastpitch Softball

Astros-1, Blue Jays-0 Leading hitters for the Astros: Jordan Griswold, Rebecca Coleman, 1-1; Erin McIntyre, Sable Wren, 1-2.

Leading hitters for the Blue Jays: Hannah Irvin, 1-1; Haley Pepin, Amber Cady, Alicia Thompson, 1-2.

Angels-6, Orioles-1 Leading hitters for … Read More

Ricks team takes home double feature win at Swainsboro Raceway BY CANDY GREEN

Posted by | April 20, 2005 12:00 am

Saturday night’s racing at Swainsboro Speedway action got under way with the Pure Stock division. With a class of 24 cars, Jason Floyd took the lead on the second start. Floyd fought hard to maintain his position and after four laps Glen Watkins made his way to the first spot.

Bumper to bumper racing action began making it a three-way battle for the lead with Jason Burton joining in on … Read More


Posted by | April 20, 2005 12:00 am

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is an organization for key women educators, which encourages excellence in education. Each year Beta Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma presents two female college students, attending East Georgia College, scholarships of $400 each. This award is presented to students who plan to enter the field of education. From left are Ms. Becky Hill, scholarship recipient Sara Collins from Kite, Dr. Jean Bridges and … Read More

Recreation Department holds local track meet

Posted by | April 20, 2005 12:00 am

Swainsboro-Emanuel County Parks and Recreation Department’s Countywide Track and Field Meet was held Saturday, April 2, at Swainsboro High School. Boys and girls receiving ribbons for placing in the Countywide Track and Field Meet were:

50 Meter

7 & 8 year old girls: Diamond Badie-1st; Zyrna Brown-2nd; Thiyanna Coleman-3rd; Kaylee Brown-4th.

9 & 10 year old girls: Shamara Hill; Keona Rogers-2nd; Danielle Bostic-3rd;

Juquanna Washington-4th.

7 & 8 year old … Read More

Glad Garden Club meets

Posted by | April 20, 2005 12:00 am

April meeting of Glad Garden Club centered around a variety of activities in which the club is involved. Plans were completed for the presentation of the annual Pine Tree Festival Flower Show, an event on April 30-May 1. This year’s show will include a number of new features including a new location. Site will be the Emanuel County Courthouse, utilizing various spaces for designs, horticulture, educational and commercial exhibits. Co-chairing … Read More

Savvy Senior Stroke Screenings

Posted by | April 20, 2005 12:00 am

Dear Savvy Senior, My best friend who just turned 60 had a stroke recently and is now living out the rest of his days in a wheel chair and can hardly speak. What happened to him scares me more than anything. I can’t think of anything worse than a disabling stroke. Is there any new health test out there that can help predict or prevent a stroke? I’ve seen first … Read More

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