Letters To The Editor

Posted by | November 17, 2004 12:00 am


Next Tuesday, Nov. 23, there will be a run-off to select a judge for the Georgia Court of Appeals. A low voter turnout is expected.

It is important for everyone to vote in this election. We need to insure the most qualified candidate is elected.

I encourage everyone to vote on Nov. 23.





Bobby Beecher’s column on “hate crimes” is right on … Read More

Council to request occupational licenses

Posted by | November 17, 2004 12:00 am



At its meeting Monday night, Swainsboro city council voted to study implementing occupational licenses on visiting vendors to the city. Mayor Ricky Stevens informed council that he has received several calls from local businesses and residents about vendors selling wares in parking lots and residents conducting frequent “yard sales” all across town.

Building Inspector Alton Lawson told council, “According to the state of Georgia, … Read More

Special Olympics

Posted by | November 17, 2004 12:00 am

Vanessa Wilkes, Lori Bonds and Angela Ray, all members of the newly formed chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, coach several students who are participating in the upcoming Special Olympics. This year’s Special Olympics will be held at East Georgia College, Friday, Nov. 19, at 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Beta Sigma Phi is one of the organizations volunteering their time for Special Olympics. If you or your organization are interested … Read More

Thanksgiving travel accident predictions

Posted by | November 17, 2004 12:00 am

Georgia Department of Motor Vehicle Safety (DMVS) and the Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) jointly released today the travel accident predictions for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Both Agencies urge caution, as the roadways will be crowded during this traditional time for families to get together.

The agencies estimate that approximately 3,470 accidents will occur resulting in 934 injuries and 20 fatalities. The counting period covers 102 hours beginning at … Read More


Posted by | November 17, 2004 12:00 am

In the photo caption on the front page of the Nov. 10 issue of

The Forest-Blade

, the name of one of the Lite-A-Lite organizers was inadvertently misidentified. Her name should be Stephanie Woods, not Meeks.

We regret the error.

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