Fire at First Baptist
by Emanuel County Live | July 27, 2005 12:00 am
First Baptist Church of Swainsboro experienced a minor fire Thursday, July 21 when the roof caught fire after being hit by lightning. According to the church’s pastor, Rev. Dr. Bob Blankenship, “Someone saw smoke and called 911. The fire department was timely and efficient. They did a good job.” There is some structural damage in the bell tower, but the fire was contained.