Riverkeeper leads canoe trip

Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

Chandra Brown, Canoochee Riverkeeper, led a canoe trip down the Canoochee River on Saturday, Nov. 6. Canoe trip participants met at East Georgia College and traveled to the starting point, the Daisy-Nevils Bridge in Evans County, to place the canoes in the Canoochee River. The participants canoed about six miles downstream to Groveland on Highway 280.

“While paddling down the river, paddlers saw a deer swimming across the river, abundant … Read More

The legacies of Linda

Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am


The election of Linda Schrenko as state school superintendent in 1994 appeared to be a dream come true.

She had shattered the glass ceiling. At last, Georgians had chosen a woman for a statewide constitutional office.

Conservative Republicans could rightly claim that one of their own had been elevated to a most important post. She seemed to be a “moral values” candidate in the truest sense.

Career educators were … Read More

Christopher Scott

Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

Christopher Scott, senior at Lovejoy High School, is one of 78 players from across the United States selected to participate in the U.S. Army All American Bowl on Jan. 15, 2005, at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, Texas. He is the grandson of Fannie Scott Hughes of Swainsboro and son of Harold and Tracey Scott. Harold Scott is a 1977 graduate of Swainsboro High School.

Freddie (Fred) Bush, 57

Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

NEWARK, N.J.—Funeral for Freddie (Fred) Bush, 57, was held Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004 at 11 a.m. at Perry Funeral Home Chapel in Newark, N.J. with Rev. Arthur C. Sessions officiating. Burial was in Heavenly Rest Memorial Park in East Hanover, N.J. He died Oct. 24, 2004.

Mr. Bush was born on Dec. 25, 1946 in Savannah to the late Robert and Louise Bush. He resided for 37 years in New … Read More

Marvin Odell Collins, 77

Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

SWAINSBORO—Funeral for Marvin Odell Collins, 77, was held Friday, Nov. 19, 2004 at 2 p.m. in the Swainsboro Presbyterian Church with Rev. Kathi Parchem, Rev. Kelmer Durden and Rev. Paul Baker officiating. Burial was in Eastbrook Cemetery. He died Wednesday, November 17, 2004, at the Emanuel Medical Center after an extended illness.

Mr. Collins was born in Emanuel County to parents, Thomas and Pearl Sanders Collins. He attended school in … Read More

Volunteers needed at Detention Center

Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

Emanuel Probation Detention Center in Swainsboro and Twin City needs volunteers to work with adult male detainees. Areas include basic literacy, music, parenting, military protocol, personal finance or job readiness.

One primary mission of the center is to prepare detainees to reenter their communities as more productive and positive citizens. Volunteers can have a tremendous impact in achieving that mission.

If interested, contact John Terwilliger in Swainsboro at 289-2751 or … Read More

Submitted photo

Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

UKC CH Ohoopee River’s Jazzy of Ruckus

Priscilla Hooks of Swainsboro recently traveled to Charlotte, N.C. for a United Kennel Club santioned show at the Peidmont Kennel Club. Her American Pit Bull Terrier “Jazzy” earned the title of Champion after only four show weekends and at the young age of only 10 months. In her short show career, Jazzy was awarded six first place class wins, three Best Female wins, … Read More

Savvy Senior:Macular Degeneration

Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

Dear Savvy Senior,

A local ophthalmologist recently told my mother that she has macular degeneration. He also told her there isn’t a cure for it so she should get prepared for the inevitable. Can you tell me about this disease and is there anything at all we can do to help prevent her loss of vision?

Sandy See

Dear Sandy,

Your ophthalmologist is right. There is currently no cure, but … Read More

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