Have been experimenting with the new Twitter fad — http://twitter.com/kathyt923
So far it’s better than facebook
Posted in Everday Life in Rural America, Host Family Adventures, tagged emanuel county, host family, Host Family Adventures, host family experiences, Swainsboro, Swainsboro Ga on January 8, 2009| 1 Comment »
There has been some sort of “Super Bug” living in my house the past few months. Herman began getting sick just before Thanksgiving and after many weeks of being he merely had a virus a dose of antibiotics fixed his issues. Kat came down with the same thing just after Christmas and a round of antibiotics was all it took for her to get better. I on the other hand have now taken 3 rounds of antibiotics since Thanksgiving. I have gone through an upper respiratory infection, a sinus infections and now I am battling bronchitis. Here’s hoping that attacking everything in the house with Lysol, Clorox wipes, and straight up bleach will kill it.
Posted in Everday Life in Rural America, German exchange Student, Host Family Adventures, Uncategorized, tagged exchange program, Exchange student, exchange student program, German exchange Student, host family, Host Family Adventures, host family experiences, Savannah Georgia, Swainsboro, Swainsboro Georgia, Swainsboro news on December 17, 2008| Leave a Comment »
I just wanted to apologize for such a slim number of updates lately. We are now in the full swing of Christmas plans. It has been very crazy around here with both Kat and Holly having such full social calendars. We have all been sick at some point since Halloween with various illnesses. Our little exchange group has to see two of the members off this coming weekend. It will involve two separate days of driving to Savannah for us, but we want to be there, so that the students will know that yes they did touch all of our lives.
Hopefully after Christmas, I will have the time and energy to post somke updates and brag a little about how well both Kat and Holly have been doing in school and outside of school.
Posted in Uncategorized, tagged American electoral process, American South, election day, emanuel county, Forest-Blade, Georgia, German exchange Student, smal town America, Swainsboro, Swainsboro High School, The Forest-Blade on November 5, 2008| Leave a Comment »
Yesterday was election day. Holly and I went in to vote around 2 pm. There was absolutely no line. I thought it was important for Holly to see the American electoral process in action. I am not going to tell you who I voted for, but let’s just say that my side didn’t win in every political race. i was very surprised that no even questioned my having Holly at the voting terminal with me, but I guess that is small town American South for you. They actually at first thought she was there to vote.
Emanuel County preliminary election results are in
Published: Tuesday, November 4, 2008 10:09 PM EST
As of press time on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 13 of 14 precincts reported their unofficial and incomplete voting results. The fourteenth precinct is the provisional precinct, which is where those with difficulty voting are counted. The results for that precinct will be available Thursday.
For County Commissioner District 3, Democratic Incumbent Brad Hooks received 679 votes or 41.28%. Republican Hugh Foskey received 965 votes or 58.66%. There was one write in or 0.06% of the vote.
For Board of Education District 1, Democratic Incumbent Loy D. Cowart received 828 votes or 74.19%. Republican Kennedy Lacue received 287 votes or 25.72%. There was one write in or 0.09% of the vote.
For State House Representative 156, Republican Incumbent Butch Parrish received 5066 votes or 70.99%. Democrat Jonathan McCollar received 2068 votes or 28.98%. There were two write ins or 0.03% of the vote.
For U.S. House 12 Congress, Democratic Incumbent John Barrow received 4283 votes or 55.2%. Republican John Stone received 3474 votes or 44.77%. There were two write ins for 0.03% of the vote.
For President of the United States, Republican John McCain received 5105 votes or 61.96%. Democrat Barack Obama received 3060 votes or 37.14%. Libertarian Bob Barr received 56 votes or 0.68%. There were 18 write ins for 0.22% of the vote.
For U.S. Senate, Republican Incumbent Saxby Chamblis received 4289 votes or 59.61%. Democrat Jim Martin received 3073 votes or 40.78%. Independent Allen Buckley received 171 votes or 2.27%. There were three write ins for 0.04% of the vote.
Copyright © 2008 – The Forest Blade
Posted in Everday Life in Rural America, tagged Dublin Fightin' Irish, Dublin Ga, high school football, real Simple, Real Simple magazine, Swainsboro, Swainsboro Ga, Swainsboro High School, Swainsboro Tigers, The Learning Channel, TLC on October 17, 2008| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Everday Life in Rural America, knowledge is POWER !!, new experiences, tagged CEMA, Charleston SC, Chatham County, Chatham County Annex; 295 Police Memorial Drive, Chatham County Emergency Management Agency, critical weather, damaging winds, Doppler radar, Dustin Hetzel, flooding rainfall, funnel clouds, Ga, hail, Mitch English, National Weather Service, National Weather Service Office, NOAA, Savannah, Savannah Georgia, Spotter Training Class, Swainsboro, Swainsboro Ga, tornadoes, Weather, weather enthusiast, weather guy, Weather Spotter Training on October 8, 2008| Leave a Comment »
This is something I would be interested in if it weren’t on a weeknight. Too much goes on during the week for me to drive to Savannah. 😦
The National Weather Service Office in Charleston, SC, in conjunction with the
Chatham County Emergency Management Agency, will be offering a Weather
Spotter Training Class on November 6, 2009. The cost of the training is
FREE , but space is limited. If you are a weather enthusiast, and are interested in this
great opportunity to serve your community, be sure to reserve your spot by
th, 2008. Weather spotters have served as the “eyes” of the National Weather Service for
more than 60 years, assisting in the process to warn their communities of
potentially hazardous weather. Although the National Weather Service utilizes
the cutting edge technology, such as: Doppler Radar and hi-resolution satellite
imagery, nothing has proven more effective than the human eye to observe and
report adverse weather.
This training session will last approximately 90 minutes, and will focus on
preparing individuals to report severe weather, including: funnel clouds,
tornadoes, hail, damaging wind and flooding rainfall. In addition, the importance
of weather safety when observing and reporting critical weather will be
We look forward to seeing you on November 6th.
Chatham County Annex; 295 Police Memorial Drive, Savannah, GA
Dustin Hetzel @ (912) 201-4500 or DJHetzel@chathamcounty.org to
Posted in Everday Life in Rural America, Uncategorized, tagged enviornmental, enviornmental issues, green living, Starbucks, Starbucks coffee, Swainsboro, The Sun, wasteful, wasting water on October 6, 2008| Leave a Comment »
I admit I’m not much of a coffee drinker myself, but is this for real??? I am hoping someone out there can tell me if they really do this at Starbucks shops. I can’t beleive that no one has ever noticed this before in all the years the coffee shops have been around.
Here’s the article that appeared in The Sun — http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article1771553.ece
Needless to say, we don’t have a Starbucks in Swainsboro, so I can’t just run down to the corner and investigate for myself.