From the July 28, 1971 edition of The Forest-Blade:
Playing on Swainsboro’s Dixie Youth League championship baseball team were Steve Riner, Richard Daniels, Tommy Davis, David Price, Ronnie Stroud, Brian Melanson, Rnk Kelley, Mike Wilson, Kenny Putnam, Randy Brown, Al Slawson, Steve Lindsey, Steve Townsend, Jerry Foskey, Jim Flanders, and Timmy Logue, with Coaches Otis Nasworthy and Wyatt Rich. The team won the District 4 championship and went to seek the state crown in Norcross.
PRINCESS PAULETTE DRIVES TRACTOR, ATTENDS COLLEGE
The Emanuel County beauty who laid claim to the 1971 Georgia Peanut Princess crown is one farmer’s daughter who isn’t anxious to swap country living for city life. Pretty Paulette Brown was selected by judges from a field of 16 contestants to serve as a representative for Georgia’s $145 million dollar peanut industry, lived on a farm some eight miles south of Swainsboro and “loves it”. Daughter of Mrs. Sally S. Brown and the late Parker Brown, the young lady was born and reared on the farm, the youngest of five children. After her father passed in February of the previous year, she and her mother ran the farm practically alone for the remainder of the year, with the assistance from two brothers who managed adjoining farms. While doing so, Paulette commuted to classes at Georgia Southern College.