Benton requests new trial

Posted by | March 20, 2019 5:09 pm

Robert Michael Benton appeared before The Honorable Judge Kathy Palmer today, March 20, 2019 to request a new trial following convictions in 2013. To get the full scoop, check out next week’s edition of The Blade!

Woodmen of the World presents gifts to SPS teacher

Posted by | March 20, 2019 5:03 pm

As part of its Life Insurance Project, the ladies from Woodmen of the World voted on an outstanding teacher to receive a surprise gift. The lucky recipient was Macy Fagler, first grade teacher at Swainsboro Primary School.

The outstanding teacher received a plant and some supplies for her classroom. Her students were treated to cupcakes and juice as well.

Club members say they chose a teacher who made a difference Read More

Mallot sentenced in Emanuel County Superior Court

Posted by | March 20, 2019 5:02 pm

During Emanuel County Superior Court’s March 2019 term, Robert Juan Mallot negotiated a plea of guilty (Alford) on one count burglary. He was sentenced to five years in prison.

In a separate case, Mallot negotiated a plea of guilty (Alford) on one count theft by taking, one count DUI, and one count driving with a suspended license. He was sentenced to 10 years with the first five to be served Read More

Brown named Sportsman of the Year for 2018

Posted by | March 20, 2019 5:01 pm

The Emanuel County Sportsman’s Club recently held its February 2019 Ladies Night meeting at McKinney’s Pond Restaurant. Reynolds Cable and Queensborough National Bank offered their support as official co-sponsors of the club’s meeting that month. 

During the meeting, the club’s president, Terry Reynolds, recognized Von Brown as the club’s Sportsman of the Year for 2018. The award is given annually to a selected member who has displayed a strong participation Read More

SPD Report 3-20-19

Posted by | March 20, 2019 5:00 pm

Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department recently reported…

March 11

Officers were dispatched to South Main Street in reference to theft by taking.

Officer responded to South Main Street in reference to a shoplifter being detained. One arrest was made.

Officer responded to North Coleman Street in reference to a dispute. One arrest was made.

March 12

Officer made a traffic stop in reference to a top break light not Read More

School council to meet

Posted by | March 20, 2019 5:00 pm

Swainsboro Elementary School will host a school council meeting on Tuesday, April 9, at 5 p.m. inside the media center’s conference room. Dionne Gamble, Emanuel County Schools social worker, will present the program. Principal Valorie Watkins will also discuss school data, school updates, and upcoming events. All SES parents and stakeholders are invited.

Legals 3-20-19

Posted by | March 20, 2019 4:58 pm



All creditors of the estate of JAMES MONROE HILL, decedent late of Emanuel County, State of Georgia, are hereby notified to render in their demands to the undersigned according to law and all persons indebted to said estate are required to make immediate payment to me.

This the 22nd day of February, 2019

ROSEMARIE HEY HILL, executor/executrix of the estate of JAMES MONROE HILL, Read More

Jail list 3-20-19

Posted by | March 20, 2019 4:57 pm

The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Tyson Stephens on warrants obtained by one of several local law enforcement agencies designated by each name: Drug Task Force (DTF); Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI); Georgia Department of Pardons and Parole (GAPP); Georgia State Patrol (GSP); Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO); Swainsboro Police Dept. (SPD); Stillmore Police Dept. (SMPD); Twin City Police Department (TCPD); Read More

GSP cites two for DUI

Posted by | March 20, 2019 4:56 pm

The following is a list of all Emanuel County DUI citations for the past week released by Georgia State Patrol’s Post 19:

Clayton Frank Brown, 60 of Swainsboro, was arrested March 16 at 3:28 a.m.

Leticia Tylean Tucker, 42 of Swainsboro, was arrested March 17 at 1:45 a.m.

Commissioners approve purchase of demo truck for fire department after main engine totaled in I-16 accident

Posted by | March 20, 2019 4:55 pm


The Emanuel County Board of Commissioners held its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, March 18, at 6 p.m.

The commissioners heard a request for a fire truck purchase from County Administrator Guy Singletary and Swainsboro Fire Department’s Chief Mike Strobridge.

An important fire truck used to respond to emergencies was left totaled during a recent accident on Interstate 16.

Needing to replace the important engine, a Read More

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