From the February 14, 2001 edition of The Forest-Blade:
Rocking the house
Swainsboro basketball players Tony Newton, Tre’ Robinson, Aljeana Harden, Adrienne Moore, Charles Silas, Tracy Harden, Titus Peebles, Maurice Mincey, Rocky Trice and Shatoya Hunt expect Swainsboro’s gym to be packed and rockin’ during this week’s tournament action.
Donating to Sunshine House
Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro makes a contribution to The Sunshine House Children’s Advocacy Center from donations they received during one of their many Christmas projects. Kiwanis Club chose to donate the proceeds from this Christmas project to The Sunshine House Children’s Advocacy Center. Kiwanis president Gary Couse presents a check to Leah Rehberg, community education coordinator of The Sunshine House as Kiwanian Chip Durden looks on.
Seven Tigers take first step toward college careers on signing day
Seven Swainsboro Tigers took the next step and inked letters of intent to play football at the college level on National Signing Day, Feb. 7, in the school’s media center. Five of the seven, Brandon Andrews, Titus Peebles, Charles Silas, Damien Coleman, and Jason Samples signed with Division I schools while Cameron Brazzell and Kyle Palmer signed with Division II schools. Andrews will play at Georgia Southern, Silas will be a Gamecock at Lou Holtz’s University of South Carolina, Peebles will play in the Sunbelt conference at Middle Tennessee State University, Coleman and Samples will both help Troy State enter the Division I ranks as the school steps up from Division II, Brazzell is headed to Tennessee and the University of the South at Sewanee, and Palmer is headed to West Georgia University in Carrollton.
Connie Thurman featured in Atlanta newspaper
Connie Thurman, owner and operator of Coleman House Inn and Catered Creations in Swainsboro, was recently highlighted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitutions Chefs of the South feature. The article highlighted Thurman’s accomplishments including the fact that she caters several special events for Georgia Southern University, local civic clubs, and organizations at Catered Creations. Thurman carves Georgia Southern College’s Eagle logo into chocolate and other foods she prepares for the school.