Posted by | November 12, 2018 10:35 am

ESTATE/GARAGE SALE:  Sat, Nov. 17 from 8am – 4pm @ 479 Mt. Shady Church Rd, Swainsboro.  Furniture, Outdoor Appliances, Automotive Equipment, Tools, 2 Camper tops.  Handyman & Yard Sale Treasures.

Homes for Rent to Own

Posted by | November 12, 2018 9:52 am

RENT TO OWN:  3BDR/1Bath fully remodeled.  105 SE Railroad Ave, Oak Park, GA.  $3000 down, $489/mth.  Call Andy @ 307.256.9548 or Joe @ 478.299.8084.

RENT TO OWN:  2BDR/1Bath fully remodeled.  104 NE Railroad Ave, Oak Park, GA.  $5000 down, $595/mth.  Call Andy @ 307.256.9548 or  Joe @ 478.299.8084.


To our veterans and those still serving

Posted by | November 10, 2018 2:05 pm

With tomorrow being Veteran’s Day, we at The Blade, send our sincere appreciation for those brave souls who have fought, still fight, and the fallen. Thank you for your service and for your efforts in keeping America safe! Happy Veteran’s Day weekend!

Rock Springs – 94, DEA – 58

Posted by | November 10, 2018 1:53 pm


David Emanuel Academy faced Rock Springs Christian Academy in the football quarterfinals and though the Eagles put up a fight, the Eagles from Milner came out on top 94–58 and ended DEA’s season.

Baylor Smith had 7 touchdown passes, one rushing touchdown, and one 2-point conversion.

Ashton Greene had 4 touchdown receptions and three 2-point conversions.

Dane Arrington had 2 touchdown receptions and 1 interception.

Rylie Rowland Read More

Swainsboro post office recognized by Wiregrass

Posted by | November 10, 2018 1:52 pm

The Wiregrass Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution recently presented the Swainsboro U.S. Post Office a U.S. flag certificate. The 30th certificate of its kind was given by Chair Al Smith to Postmaster Andy Simmons in recognition of exemplary patriotism in the correct display of the United States of America flag. 

Recognizing people, businesses, organizations, and governments with a U.S. flag certificate is an ongoing project of the Read More

Wiregrass Chapter members learn about Kings Mountain

Posted by | November 10, 2018 1:51 pm

The Wiregrass Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, held its monthly meeting on Thursday, October 11, with President Wilder Smith presiding. Thirteen members and three guests attended.

The evening’s program was presented by Compatriot John Derden. He has been a member of the Wiregrass Chapter since July 30, 2018, and his patriot ancestor is John Chastain, who served in Virginia during the American Revolution. Derden’s program was on Read More

Four soccer teams declared champions

Posted by | November 10, 2018 1:50 pm

Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department (SECRD) announced Friday, November 2, that the Force, the Rapids, the Fusion, and the Headers were this year’s soccer champions.

The Force won the Flea division. Abi Torpy, Bryton Rowland, Gavin Jones, Maddux Hendrix, Cayleigh Taylor, Jordyn Swans, Jaelyn Swans, Mathew O’Quin, Greyson Gowen, Anna Caroline Frye, and Dalton Flowers were on the team. Dean Gowen was their coach.

The Rapids won the Mite division. Their Read More

Seahawks, Eagles, and Steelers win football divisions

Posted by | November 10, 2018 1:49 pm

On Friday, November 2, Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department (SECRD) announced its 2018 football champions. The Seahawks won the Pee-Week football league, the Eagles won the Mite league, and the Steelers won the Midget league.

The Seahawks’ roster included Kelvin Branch, Charles Fields, Kenneth Gilmore, Hane Henry, Caden Howard, William Kennedy, Artis Kingsberry, Vaiden Kirkland, Brock Lamb, Eli Lane, Braylen Lanier, Jake Marsh, River McLeod, John Rowland Rehberg, Robert Reynolds, Leon Read More

Wiregrass, Brier Creek Chapters attend Siege of Savannah event

Posted by | November 10, 2018 1:48 pm

On Tuesday, October 9, three members of the Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution traveled to Savannah to participate in the annual Siege of Savannah battle event. The event began at 7 a.m. with a march from the Savannah History Museum and ended a short distance later at Battlefield Memorial Park. 

During the march, flintlock rifles and cannons were fired. At the end of the march, participants were seated Read More

Kiwanis holds annual OctoberFest event

Posted by | November 10, 2018 1:47 pm

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro participated in Swainsboro’s fall festival Tuesday, October 16. 

With OctoberFest Chair Deana Patrick supervising, there were 23 Kiwanians, five Circle K members, and three guests who prepared and served the cotton candy, popcorn, and fresh apples to hundreds of attendees. 

The OctoberFest event was originally planned and organized by Kiwanians Chip and Jane Durden in October 2000.

In October 2012, OctoberFest merged with Swainsboro’s fall Read More

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