Lane recognized for years of devoted service at Commissioners meeting

Posted by | November 23, 2018 11:48 am

by WHITLY CLIFTON

The Emanuel County Board of Commissioners held its monthly meeting Monday, November 19. Chairman Keith Thompson called the meeting to order at 6 p.m., and Desse Davis opened with a prayer of invocation. The commissioners then reviewed the minutes from their October 15 meeting. Davis motioned for approval, Matt Blackburn seconded, and all voted accordingly.

In reference to new business, the following items were discussed:

• County Read More


Greater Good, Atlanta Humane Society assist Animal Shelter with rescue transports

Posted by | November 23, 2018 11:47 am

by WHITLEY CLIFTON

On Monday, October 29, Atlanta Humane Society visited Emanuel County’s animal shelter free of charge to begin the process of transporting local shelter dogs to rescues. The purpose of the collaboration was to lessen the population Betty Gambrell Animal Shelter, which was at max capacity beforehand.

The out-of-town humane society began pulling information charts on each shelter dog and assisted with vetting needs and health certificates. With Read More


American Pickers looking for leads in Emanuel County

Posted by | November 23, 2018 11:46 am

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Georgia! They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout the state in February 2019, and they’re looking for possible leads here in Emanuel County!

American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on History. The hit show follows Wolfe and Fritz, two of the most skilled pickers in Read More


Truck fire on Route 1 impacts traffic

Posted by | November 23, 2018 11:45 am

by BILL CAHILL, SFD PIO

On Thursday, November 15, shortly after 4 p.m., 911 received reports of a gasoline tanker truck on fire at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Business 1.

Due to the nature of the call, three engines from Swainsboro, along with Emanuel County sheriff’s deputies and Swainsboro police officers, were dispatched.

Arriving on scene, responders found smoke coming from the rear drive wheels of the tractor. Read More


Four generations at Emanuel Medical Center

Posted by | November 23, 2018 11:44 am

There’s a spectacular occurrence going on at Emanuel Medical Center—four generations of the Ray family are serving in different respects.

More than 40 years ago, Dr. James Ray started his career at Ray Medical Clinic. Throughout those years, he has made many rounds at Emanuel Medical Center, Emanuel Medical Nursing Home, Twin View Nursing Home, Pruitt Health – Swainsboro, Scott Health and Rehab, and the local retirement homes. He has Read More


26 Bulldogs selected for all-region

Posted by | November 23, 2018 11:43 am

by RON WEATHERFORD

Twenty-six Bulldog football players have been selected on the all-region offensive and defensive teams for 2018.

Three Bulldog players were selected with top honors.

For the third consecutive year, a Bulldog player has been honored at Region Player of the Year. Eric Dixon was selected as the 2018 Player of the Year. Dixon ended the year with 2,005 yards rushing with 26 touchdowns.

For the third year Read More


Sophomore at DEA raises awareness about epilepsy

Posted by | November 23, 2018 11:42 am

AnnaKade Clemens, a 10th grader at David Emanuel Academy, has chosen epilepsy as the focal point of her 4-H project.

Starting November 1, she placed donation jars in every homeroom class. Students have been contributing change to them ever since. At the end of the month, the funds will be donated to the National Epilepsy Foundation, and the homeroom who collected the most change will be rewarded with a pizza Read More


Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Posted by | November 21, 2018 5:23 pm

The Blade will be closed tomorrow, November 22, and Friday, November 23, in recognition of the holidays. We wish all safe travels and time well spent with those you cherish. Happy Thanksgiving to all!


Twin City Fire Department to host annual Christmas event

Posted by | November 21, 2018 5:20 pm

On Saturday, December 1, beginning at 11 a.m., Twin City Fire Department will host its annual Christmas parade. Line-up will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Participation forms are due Friday, November 23. These can be submitted via email at fire@twincityga.com; mailed to P.O. Box 980, Twin City, GA, 30471; or dropped off at Twin City City Hall.

There will be no fee for float entries.

Following the parade, there will Read More


SPD reports one DUI

Posted by | November 21, 2018 5:19 pm

The following is a list of all DUI citations released from files of Swainboro Police Department (SPD) this week:

John Edward Murdock, 33, of Swainsboro was arrested November 14 at 3:39 p.m.


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