Ray honored by fellow Exchangites

Posted by | June 28, 2019 3:30 pm

The Swainsboro Exchange Club met June 18 at The Cadle Barn for its annual ladies’ night, officer installation, and Exchangite of the Year event.

Marty Ray was the man of the hour as Gary Mason presented the Exchangite of the Year Award to him.

Individuals installed as leaders for this year were as follows: Mark Haddock, outgoing president; Dal Durden, president-elect; Ray, incoming president; Gary Mason, secretary; and Mack Griffin, Read More

EAC Lunar Art Camp held at Fulford Center

Posted by | June 28, 2019 3:00 pm

The Emanuel Arts Council’s 2019 Art Camp was held June 17-19 at the Sudie Fulford Community Learning Center of East Georgia State College.

“It was a huge success,” said Jacquie Brasher, EAC executive director. “We had a room full of students in rising third through fifth grade. Everyone had such a fun time!”

The art instructor for the second summer in a row was Mark Lillquist, art teacher at Emanuel Read More

Beta Sigma Phi names Lady of the Year

Posted by | June 28, 2019 2:30 pm

Beta Sigma Phi is a non-academic sorority with more than 200,000 members in chapters around the world. Founded in 1931, the organization now has chapters in every state in the country, every province in Canada, as well 30+ other countries around the world. The sorority was founded for the social, cultural, and civic enrichment of its members. As a social and cultural organization, it focuses mainly on community service but Read More

Rev. Thurman Walden, 89

Posted by | June 28, 2019 2:00 pm

   Thurman Walden, 89, husband of 66 years to Celia K. Walden, gained his wings Friday, June 21, 2019 surrounded by his family at his residence.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with Reverend Randy Walden and Reverend Mark Stewart officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Wallace Mumford, Wesley Williams, David Mumford, Brandon Read More

Proudly presenting… Community Spotlight!

Posted by | June 28, 2019 1:40 pm

As promised, The Blade is thrilled to debut its new video series, Community Spotlight! The inaugural edition features a longtime fixture of Emanuel County, Central Fence Company and the Dixon Family. They’ve been committed to our local community for more than 55 years. Here’s their story.

Don’t forget: Summer Fest is next week!

Posted by | June 28, 2019 1:30 pm

Join in on the fun while celebrating close to home at Twin City’s July 4 Summer Fest! Planned for Thursday, July 4, the event will feature a Meet the Chief Open House, parade, giant slip-n-slide, bounce house, fun run, water kick-ball, and snow cones. The fun begins at 11 a.m. at Twin City Welcome Center and will conclude at 6 p.m. All are invited.

Fireworks: Fun and dangerous

Posted by | June 28, 2019 1:00 pm

Fireworks can be fun and exciting, but they can also be dangerous if the proper safety precautions are not taken. Agent Jordan Peavey of State Farm Insurance Agency is teaming up with the Georgia Arson Control Board to remind the citizens of Emanuel County to make safety a main priority if they choose to handle legal fireworks.

According to Peavey, “By following a standard set of firework guidelines, our community Read More

Class of ’69 celebrates 50-year reunion

Posted by | June 28, 2019 12:30 pm

Swainsboro High School Class of 1969 held its 50th reunion Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Cadle Barn in Swainsboro. Class members and guests enjoyed a seafood buffet prepared by Off the Hook with special desserts prepared by class members.

Attending were 46 class members: Mary Frances Allen, Mary Alice Applegate, Cal Avery, Jeanie Cadle Bradshaw, Buddy Breedlove, Rhunette McKenzie Brinson, Patricia Bellamy Brown, Ann Chapman Buxton, Michael Buxton, Jerry Read More

Cuteness overload at Emanuel County Animal Shelter!

Posted by | June 28, 2019 12:02 pm

Look how precious these adoptable puppies are at the Emanuel County Animal Shelter! Pictured are three luv-pups who are ready to make your acquaintance!

The brown and white pups are said to be hound mixes, one female and one male.

The black and brown cutie is said to be a rottweiler mix female.

There are MANY more adoptables who are eagerly waiting to meet you! Be sure to stop by … Read More

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | June 28, 2019 12:00 pm

by SEN. JACK HILL, 4th District

June 21, 2019


Every legislative bill or resolution either has an effective date which can be upon signature of the governor or a date certain or automatically becomes law at the beginning of the Fiscal year July 1. Sometimes an effective date is set in the future to allow time for certain actions to take place in writing Read More

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