From the July 25, 2001 edition of The Forest-Blade:
HALEY SMITH TAKES TOP HONORS IN VACATION READING PROGRAM
Haley Smith was top reader during Franklin Memorial Library’s Summer Vacation Reading Program. Haley read 698 of those books totaled. According to Gray, around 350 children signed up for the program with an attendance of over 2,400 for the 8 week event. The children of Swainsboro/Emanuel County read 8,556 books during the time.
DYL MAJOR LEAGUE DISTRICT 4 CHAMPIONS
Michael Singletary, Justin Burrell, Micah Strickland, Cody Kersey, Lance Simmons, Justin Newsome, Anson Walden, Shot Scarboro, Richard Gilmer, Chandler Woods, Jody Hudson, Brett Beneteau, Zach Sherrod, with Coaches Bill Kennedy, Jeff Newsome, Jim Sherrod, and Wayne Scarboro.