Gibson, Chesani to wed in October

Posted by | August 23, 2018 5:27 pm

   Mr. and Mrs. John Chesani of Augusta are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Chesani, to Joseph Gibsons of Grovetown. He is the son of Mrs. Trina Gibson of Twin City and Joey Gibson of Sardis, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Faircloth of Twin City and Dorothy Gibson of Swainsboro.

   The bride-elect attended Greenbrier High School and Augusta University, where she obtained a bachelor of Read More


Garretts take The Blade to Amsterdam

Posted by | August 23, 2018 5:25 pm

   At the end of a 14-day river cruise which included excursions in Hungary, Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands, Travis and Petite Garrett of Swainsboro disembarked in Amsterdam. The highlight of their 2-day trip of Amsterdam was a tour of the annex where Anne Frank and her family lived in secret for more than two years during World War II. With careful and long range planning, the Garretts were able to Read More


Swainsboro stuns Jefferson County in season opening thriller

Posted by | August 23, 2018 5:24 pm

by TROUP BRINSON
   The Swainsboro Tigers opened the season with a thrilling road win last Friday night over the No. 8 ranked Jefferson County Warriors, 14-12. A large crowd of excited Tiger fans urged their team on as Swainsboro expelled every ounce of energy to keep the Warriors off the scoreboard, driving in the final minute of the contest. Swainsboro won at Warriors Field for the first time since 1997,
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Join EGSC for its annual convocation

Posted by | August 23, 2018 5:22 pm

   East Georgia State College’s Annual Convocation is just around the corner. At 11 a.m. on September 13, 2018, join EGSC’s students, faculty and staff at the Luck F. Gambrell Center’s Auditorium on EGSC’s Swainsboro campus as guest speaker Will Storr discusses his book, Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It’s Doing to Us.

   “Each year a primary text for our convocation is selected by faculty and staff and Read More


East Georgia DreamMaker wins Enhancing Lives, Improving Homes Award

Posted by | August 23, 2018 5:21 pm

   DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of East Georgia has been awarded the company’s annual Enhancing Lives, Improving Homes Award for the second year in a row at the company’s annual reunion.
   They were chosen by an independent panel outside the DreamMaker team.
   Clients say that the DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of East Georgia team sets clear expectations and then delivers on those expectations with great communication and craftsmanship. One client said,
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Flowers winner of Bus Safety contest

Posted by | August 23, 2018 5:19 pm

   Recently, Kaley Flowers, 7-year-old daughter of Daniel and Kristi Flowers, was rewarded for being the winner of the Bus Safety contest sponsored in The Blade! In doing so, she was rewarded with tickets to Splash-in-the-Boro.


Fire damages Overstreet Road building

Posted by | August 23, 2018 5:18 pm

by BILL CAHILL, SFD PIO
   A fire on Friday evening, August 18, caused damage to a structure at 70 Overstreet Road. The fire caused heavy smoke and heat damage to the contents of the building located behind the home. Firefighters from Swainsboro and Norristown responded to the call. Emanuel County sheriff’s deputies assisted at the scene. The cause of the fire was electrical in nature.


Bulldogs lose to Dublin 42-7

Posted by | August 23, 2018 5:17 pm

by RON WEATHERFORD
  
Usually if a team rushes for 196 yards, it most of the time means they had a good night on the scoreboard, but not when your opponent rushes for 400 yards.
   The Bulldog backs rushed for 196 hard earned yards, fighting for every inch against Dublin.
   The Irish made but one sustained scoring drive. The longest scoring drive for the Irish during the game was 6 plays,
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Scott awarded GSU scholarship

Posted by | August 23, 2018 5:16 pm

   Recently, Alaina Scott, salutatorian of David Emanuel Academy’s Class of 2018, was named a Georgia Southern University Parent & Family Association Scholarship winner. There are five scholarship types available within the organization. Scott was named one of… 

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Seniors to be celebrated at Piney Grove MBC

Posted by | August 23, 2018 5:14 pm

   Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church of the Cross-Green Community will host its annual Senior Citizens Day, along with regular service, on Sunday, August 26, beginning at 9:10 a.m. This year’s theme is “It’s Not the Years in Your Life that Counts; It’s the Life in Your Years.” Lunch will be served. Pastor Thomas will present the message. All are invited.


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