Monthly Archives: June 2017

Twin City Lions installs new leaders

Posted on June 29, 2017 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

On June 15, the Twin City Lions Club hosted its annual Ladies Night at Catered Creations. At the event, new officers and directors were installed.


Miss Brock, Mr. Woods to exchange vows

Posted on June 29, 2017 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

Mr. Jay and Mrs. Crystal Brock of LaFayette and Mr. Russ and Mrs. April Ronda of Ringgold are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, JoElla DeAnne Brock of Perry, to Mr. Benjamin Chase Woods. The future groom is the son of Mr. Ben and Mrs. Denise Woods of Perry.
The bride-elect is a 2014 graduate of Warner Robins High School. She is the…

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Georgia Power helps light the way to success

Posted on June 29, 2017 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

One of the many goals of Southeastern Technical College (STC) is to help all students graduate and go to work. The Southeastern Technical College Foundation (STCF) works to provide monetary aid in the form of scholarships to students who struggle with financial burdens.
The foundation has made it possible for many struggling students to earn degrees and go on to find a successful career. The STCF has made it their … Read More


Retirement on a positive note

Posted on June 29, 2017 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

Joan Bishop Funderburk, a native of Emanuel County, was born in Summertown and raised in Midville. She thinks Emanuel County is a good place to retire, as she has resided here for the past 81 years.
Like all places, Emanuel County has its pros and cons. Funderburk thinks Emanuel County needs more industries so traveling will not be necessary. She currently enjoys doing her shopping in Statesboro.
She has three … Read More


Living by faith, not by sight

Posted on June 29, 2017 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

Mytrice Sconyers loved reading until suffering from molecular vision. She would read every word of The Blade, from beginning to end. Sconyers has been a native to Emanuel County her whole life. When asked if she thought Emanuel County is a good place to retire, she replied, “Sure do. It’s got a lot of good people here, people can get jobs jobs, and we have good churches.”
She finished school … Read More


Who are you, Mr. Lou?

Posted on June 29, 2017 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

It’s 1956. The Rock and Roll dance craze is sweeping the world, black and white portable television sets hit the market, the cost of coffee is $0.85 per pound, postage stamps are only $0.03 cents, a loaf of bread can be purchased for a heaping amount of $0.18 cents, gas only costs $0.22 cents per gallon, and the yearly average income is based around $4,450. The ladies’ hearts flutter as … Read More


A grand, golden life

Posted on June 29, 2017 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

When retirement knocks on the door, most people see it as an eviction notice. They mull it over, discuss the idea with friends and family, pack up their belongings, and fly south to nicer views and warmer weather to spend their leisure years. Jim and Imogene Buckley, however, did things a little differently. In 1997, the two set out for Lake Oconee to spend their retirement. Fifteen years later, they … Read More


Woodard installed as new Brier Creek member

Posted on June 29, 2017 3:03 pm by Halei Lamb

The Brier Creek Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), installed its newest chapter member at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 1. Collectively, there were 19 members and guests in attendance.
In the absence of President Craig Wildi, Chaplain Lee Smith presided over the meeting and installed Woody Woodard. Also installed that evening but unable to attend were Woodard’s son, Mark, and grandson, Mark Jr. They will be formally installed … Read More


Notes from the Senate

Posted on June 29, 2017 3:03 pm by Halei Lamb

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District
GEORGIA KEEPS ‘AAA’ RATING ON BOND SALE
This week the state went to the bond market for the sale of $1.39 billion in bonds for various infrastructure projects around the state. Additionally, the state saved $43.8 million in interest by refunding previously issued bonds. All three major rating agencies affirmed the state’s triple ‘AAA’ rating which is the highest grade for ratings, and affirmed … Read More


News from the Georgia General Assembly

Posted on June 29, 2017 3:03 pm by Halei Lamb

by REPRESENTATIVE BUTCH PARRISH, 158th District
I want to wish you all a happy first day of summer! I hope you and your family are enjoying all the fun times that summer brings.
I also wanted to share with you some good news regarding making sure Georgia, and particularly rural Georgia, has a sufficient number of physicians in Internal and Family Practice. Just recently I attended the first graduation
of … Read More


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