Savvy Senior: How to choose a good home stair lift

Posted by | November 1, 2019 4:34 pm

Dear Savvy Senior,

Can you recommend some good stair lift companies? I have a difficult time getting up and down the stairs anymore and am interested in purchasing a stair lift for my house but could use some help choosing one.

Arthritic Ann

Dear Ann,

A good home stair lift is an excellent solution for those with mobility challenges who have trouble with steps. A stair lift will carry you Read More


Palmer delivers program on Battle of Oriskany

Posted by | November 1, 2019 4:21 pm

The Brier Creek Chapter of the Georgia Society – Sons of the American Revolution (GASSAR) held its monthly meeting on Thursday, October 3, at R&D’s Restaurant in Sylvania at 6:30 p.m. with President Lee Smith presiding.

Eighteen members attended, including GASSAR President Scott Collins and East Fall Line Region Vice President Sonny Pittman and his lady, Sue.

The program for the evening was presented by Bill Palmer, commander of the Read More


Little River Chapter holds charter banquet

Posted by | November 1, 2019 4:20 pm

SAR, DAR, and Patriotic people from all over Georgia traveled to Thomson to attend the Little River Chapter’s charter banquet at the Belle Meade Country Club on Saturday, October 5, at 7 p.m. Seventy-four people attended as Georgia Society – Sons of the American Revolution President Scott Collins presided.

The banquet began with the presentation of colors by the award-winning GASSAR Color Guard commanded by Compatriot Bill Palmer. After the Read More


Burton speaks to Fall Line Chapter

Posted by | November 1, 2019 4:19 pm

The Fall Line Chapter of the Georgia Society – Sons of the American Revolution (GASSAR) held its monthly meeting Tuesday, October 8, at 7 p.m. at the Farm Bureau building in Sandersville with President Sandy Mercer presiding. Fourteen people attended.

The program for the evening was introduced by dual member Dess Smith III, who introduced LTC (ret.) Emory Allen Burton, history professor at Augusta State University and resident of Washington. Read More


Burke speaks to DAR chapter in Warthen

Posted by | November 1, 2019 4:18 pm

Compatriot Steve Burke traveled 60 miles to Warthen to present a program to the Jared Irwin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Approximately 20 members attended the meeting at the DAR clubhouse at 3:30 p.m. on October 2.

Sandra Avant of Deepstep Deepstep introduced him. Burke’s presentation was on life during colonial times in the backcountry. He brought with him two tables of items that would have been Read More


Mural of Brier Creek Battlefield dedicated in Sylvania

Posted by | November 1, 2019 4:17 pm

The dedication of One Gallant Stand, an American Revolutionary War mural, was held Thursday, October 3, at 5 p.m. in downtown Sylvania.

The award-winning color guard of the Georgia Society – Sons of the American Revolution (GASSAR) led by Commander Bill Palmer presented the colors to start the dedication, and the national anthem was sung by A Few Good Men. Daniel Johnson presented the history of the battle, and artist Read More


Ruby Lee Badie, 90

Posted by | November 1, 2019 4:16 pm

Funeral services for Ruby Lee Badie, 90, of Swainsboro were held Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 1 p.m. at St. Galilee Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Thomas officiating. Interment followed at St. Galilee Church Cemetery in Summertown. She passed away Monday, October 23, 2019 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.

Mrs. Ruby Lee Badie was born April 11, 1929 in Swainsboro to the late Wilkerson Read More


Rex Marvin Rigdon, 60

Posted by | November 1, 2019 4:15 pm

Mr. Rex Marvin Rigdon, 60, died Saturday, October 26, 2019 at his residence under the care of Kindred Hospice.

Born in Norfolk, Virginia, he lived in Candler County for several years. Rigdon was raised in the Portal area and graduated from Portal High School in 1976. Following graduation, he attended Swainsboro Technical College, from which he graduated with an auto service technician degree. He worked for several years with Dillard Read More


Retired Educators Day is November 3

Posted by | November 1, 2019 4:13 pm

More than 130,000 retired educators have devoted their time and talents to public education in our state, fostering the academic development of millions of outstanding citizens in the state of Georgia. Retired educators touched and influenced the lives of generations of young people, motivating and inspiring their students to use their innate talents and abilities to the fullest, prompting them to become responsible, contributing citizens of the community and state.Read More


Myra Mae Downer, 92

Posted by | November 1, 2019 4:12 pm

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Myra Mae Downer, 92, of Swainsboro on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Emanuel Medical Center.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Swainsboro First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jack Whitehead officiating and Rev. David Unkles to assist. Interment followed in the Hawhammock Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home from 5 until Read More


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