What to know about mercury in fish By CHANDRA BROWN Canoochee Riverkeeper

Posted by | April 13, 2005 12:00 am

Recently, Canoochee Riverkeeper conducted a study to look at mercury levels in fish from the Canoochee River. What we found was quite disturbing: 6 out of 7 (over 85%) of the largemouth bass in the Canoochee River had mercury levels twice what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says is safe for human consumption.

The redbreast fared somewhat better with 4 out of 10 (40%) of the redbreast having mercury levels … Read More

Go Tell Crusade slated April 17-20

Posted by | April 13, 2005 12:00 am

The East Georgia Go Tell Crusade featuring Evangelist Rick Gage will be held at Tiger Field on the campus of Swainsboro High School, April 17 through April 20. Services will begin nightly at 7 p.m.

Among other events planned for the crusade includes the final Saturday of the Crusade Invitation Campaign to be held April

16. Teams of volunteers will meet at the Boneyard in Swainsboro at 9 a.m. and … Read More

Tech’s CCR&R offers records-keeping workshop

Posted by | April 13, 2005 12:00 am

Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) of East Georgia of Swainsboro Technical College will offer a ‘Record Keeping’ Workshop on Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Appling County Community Center, 305 Harvey Street, in Baxley. The workshop is designed for regulated day care providers and allows three State approved credit hours for those attending.

Participants will be shown useful information on ways to improve current … Read More

Miss Wilkerson to wed Mr. Kubitz May 21

Posted by | April 13, 2005 12:00 am

Danny W. Wilkerson of Twin City and Mrs. Theodosia N. Durden of Marietta announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandy Nicole Wilkerson, to Bryan Coleman Kubitz of Atlanta. The future groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Eric Kubitz of Lawrenceville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Leon Durden Jr. of Augusta and J.D. (Jake) Wilkerson and the late Mrs. Mary Hall Wilkerson. A … Read More

Ryne Sutton receives honors

Posted by | April 13, 2005 12:00 am

Ryne Sutton of Swainsboro Elementary School recently won the Georgia CIS Student Achievement Month Award in Computer Technology in the Elementary School Division. He gained statewide recognition by State School Superintendent Kathy Cox when he was presented to the Georgia School Board in March. He was also honored by Gov. Perdue’s Educational advisor, Dr. Ben Scafidi.

Sutton received a computer, monitor, digital camera and an assortment of software appropriate for … Read More

To be noted Shrine barbecue

Posted by | April 13, 2005 12:00 am

Swainsboro Shrine Club, located on Highway 56 North, will sponsor a barbecue Saturday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Barbecue pork or chicken plates will be available. Proceeds will benefit the local Shrine Club.

Howard reunion

The Howard brothers and sisters reunion will be Saturday, April 23, at 5 p.m. at the home of Tony Howard in Swainsboro. Children of the late Jason and Hattie Howard are invited … Read More


Posted by | April 13, 2005 12:00 am

GORDON, MARTIN ON ROLL, EARNHARDT IN SLUMP. By Gerald Hodges/the Racing Reporter Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin are two drivers that are on the upswing heading into this week’s race at Texas Motor Speedway, while Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his team are struggling. Gordon rallied from a three-lap deficit early in the race to win Sunday’s Advance Auto Parts 500 at Martinsville Speedway, his 71st career victory and Kasey Kahne … Read More

Mildred Peacock Cowart, 80

Posted by | April 13, 2005 12:00 am

STATESBORO—Funeral for Mildred Peacock Cowart, 80, was held Sunday, April 10, 2005 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Chapel with Rev. Stewart Moody officiating. Burial was in Twin City Cemetery in Twin City. She died Thursday, April 7, 2005 at Heritage Inn Nursing Home.

Mrs. Cowart was a native of Treutlen County and a member of First Baptist Church of States-boro where she was a Sunday school teacher. She was … Read More

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