From Rainbow Antique to Cotton Belt Collective

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

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by WHITLEY CLIFTON

After being in the antiques and auctioneer business for approximately 25-years plus, Leonard Richards has officially sold his Main Street business, Rainbow Antiques, as of December 15, 2018 to Katheryn Woods.

Changing the name of the business to Cotton Belt Collective, Woods  plans to continue selling quality antiques and also incorporating shabby chic distressed furniture to unsalvageable antique collectables. In addition to this, she plans to sell Read More


Woman breaks into Oak Park residence

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

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by WHITLEY CLIFTON
On Tuesday, January 8, Oak Park Police Department was notified of an emergency call from an Emanuel County residence regarding a woman breaking into a home with a knife.
According to Oak Park Police Department’s Lieutenant Ken Kelly, the male and female victims were housesitting a residence on Long Bay Drive when the family relative arrived on scene with a knife. Reportedly, the offender, identified as Donna … Read More


ECI alum earns academic honors in college

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

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Peyton James Mercer made the dean’s list at the University of Georgia for Fall 2018 semester. He is a forestry major, and he graduated from Emanuel County Institute in May 2018.


Peebles speaks to Kiwanis Club

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

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The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held one of its weekly meetings Tuesday, January 8, at 7 p.m. at Catered Creations.

With President Cheryl Goodman presiding, 17 members heard a program from Jeffrey Peebles.

Hosting the program was Jane Durden, who introduced the guest speaker.

Peebles is the coroner for Emanuel County and has served in that respect for approximately 30 years.

According to his talk at the Kiwanis meeting, he Read More


Hand gun recovered at ECI

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

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by HALEI LAMB

Between 8 and 9 a.m. on Wednesday, January 9, the School Resource Unit of Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office sprang into action when an alternative school teacher at Emanuel County Institute reported the possibility of a hand gun on the premises.

According to the incident report, the teacher had information that the suspect, a 16-year-old male student, had a weapon. Reportedly, the hand gun had been stolen from Read More


Son of Swainsboro native a regular headliner in Massachusetts football

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

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On the gridiron, Jack Herman is a force to be reckoned with. He’s made a big name for himself in the Massachusetts International Athletic Association over the course of his high school career, and the Marblehead High School senior in Marblehead, Massachusetts has accumulated numerous honors. According to a December 27 announcement, he made USA TODAY High School Sports’ 2018 ALL-USA Massachusetts Football Team. Sponsored by American Read More


The Blade goes to Colorado!

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

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The Garrett Family traveled to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, for their eighth annual family Christmas vacation. Skiing, snow mobiling, and tubing were some of the highlights of their trip.


Harrison, Parker selected as grand marshals for MLK parade

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

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   The annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade will be held Monday, January 21, at 1 p.m. Line-up for this event will begin at 12 p.m. at the 4-H clubhouse. An entry fee of $25 will be applicable for all floats. Vans, trucks, and cars entered will be $20. The theme of this year’s event will be “Never Lose Hope, Unity Wins.”

This year’s grand marshals will be Elizabeth Harrison and Read More


Don’t miss the 21st Economic Outlook Luncheon

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

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The Georgia Economic Outlook series annually draws several thousand influential business and governmental leaders to luncheons around the state. Directed by the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, this popular program has become the most comprehensive and detailed look at the future economy in Georgia.

On Monday, January 28, East Georgia State College will host an economic outlook luncheon, locally sponsored by the Swainsboro/Emanuel County Chamber of Read More


Three DEA grads return to speak to students

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

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On Monday, January 7, three members of David Emanuel Academy’s Class of 2018 returned to their alma mater for a panel discussion with current juniors and seniors about life after high school.

Sydney Hood, Cameron Hadden, and Alaina Scott discussed their college experiences and provided insight on topics such as college expectations, major differences between high school and secondary education, and adjustments to college life in general.

Every year, David Read More


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