Local Kiwanians marking organization’s centennial with benevolent project

Posted on January 18, 2019 3:03 pm by Whitley Clifton

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The Georgia District of Kiwanis is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019. In honor of the historic event, the Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro will be distributing 100 or more items each month to various groups in Emanuel County.

The first quarter of the club’s year began October 1, 2018, and the club gave away more than 100 bags of popcorn, bags of cotton candy, and apples to children at the Read More


SPD responds to altercation at Walmart

Posted on January 18, 2019 2:02 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Swainsboro Police Department was dispatched by 911 to Walmart at approximately 6:40 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, in reference to a physical altercation between two individuals.

Upon arrival, officers were directed by people on scene to the self-checkout area in front of the store. Officers observed two gentlemen covered in blood due to the assault that had occurred. The two individuals were identified as Jason Williams, 27 of Nunez, and Read More


Washington to speak at EGSC MLK Day Program

Posted on January 18, 2019 2:02 pm by Whitley Clifton

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On January 24 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m., join East Georgia State College for a special Martin Luther King, Jr. Program in the Luck F. Gambrell Center Auditorium. The speaker for the event will be Richard Allen Washington Sr.

Washington serves as the pastor of Saint John Methodist Episcopal Church, located in Columbus. He holds the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and English from the University of West Georgia located Read More


EGSC receives grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

Posted on January 18, 2019 2:02 pm by Whitley Clifton

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East Georgia State College is proud to announce the receipt of a $5,900 grant to participate in the GOHS Georgia Young Adult Program. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety addresses young adult driver crashes, injuries, and fatalities and partners with colleges and universities throughout the state to implement the Georgia Young Adult Program (GYAP). This program has proven to be successful using strategies such as peer education, providing educational speakers Read More


Dr. Derden to speak at upcoming historic society meeting

Posted on January 18, 2019 2:02 pm by Whitley Clifton

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The Emanuel County Historic Society will host its January quarterly meeting at the Varner 4-H Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 24. Members and nonmembers are invited to hear Dr. John Derden talk about the Native Americans’ role in the Civil War. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a dish to share; the meat and drinks will be provided. For more information, contact Missy Elder at 763-3631.


Diesel spills from overturned trailer

Posted on January 18, 2019 2:02 pm by Whitley Clifton

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by BILL CAHILL

A parked, fully-loaded refrigerated trailer full of frozen chicken suddenly overturned on Friday, January 11, when an asphalt parking lot collapsed under the weight of the trailer. Diesel fuel leaking from the refrigeration unit was clamped off by Swainsboro firefighters, OMI was requested to the scene with dirt and sand to cover the spill, and a heavy-duty wrecker from Randy’s of Metter was called to upright the Read More


Birthday shout-out: Halei Lamb

Posted on January 18, 2019 9:09 am by Whitley Clifton

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Today, we celebrate another one of our very own’s birthday, Halei Lamb! She is our managing editor here at The Blade! Her expertise in this area shines with every piece of work processed and every built paper.

Birthday shout-out from your co-workers: Halei, we hope today is more than amazing for you! We are so proud to have you as a team leader. We hope today is nothing short of … Read More


Correction on Scott article

Posted on January 17, 2019 3:03 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Due to incorrect information submitted, the news article related to Dakota “Cody” Scott has been found to be incorrect. Scott did not receive any burns. Instead, he suffers with a busted forehead and nose, as well as several fractured bones. While speaking with his significant other, who is assisting in caring for him, it has been reported that Scott has been transferred into a normal hospital room and is in … Read More


TCE names honor students

Posted on January 17, 2019 1:01 pm by Whitley Clifton

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According to Principal Todd Williford, the following students at Twin City Elementary (TCE) were named to the below honor lists for the second nine weeks:

Honor roll

First grade — Hendley Blackburn, Justin Nobles, Kyra Pounds, Lane Sherrod, Christian Silas, JJ Alen, Kayleigh Carver, Tyler Ishie, Dorsey Lovett, Ja’Mir Robinson, Jayla Wilkerson, Carla Santo Avalos, Leshaun Parrish, Bruno Lopez, Remington Kirkland, William Ansley, Brayden Burke, Carley Freeman, Eli Lane, Sarah Read More


Swainsboro Lady Tigers hitting on all cylinders

Posted on January 17, 2019 1:01 pm by Whitley Clifton

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by TROUP BRINSON

The Swainsboro Lady Tigers (13-2) are a team to be reckoned with and have become one of most entertaining Swainsboro teams to watch in recent memory. The Tigers haven’t lost in more than a month and recently knocked off an undefeated Class 5A Statesboro team. Swainsboro has lost just once in the region, and that loss was by 4 points to an undefeated Bryan County team.

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