Johnny James “Johnny Blue” Jackson, 59

Posted by | May 3, 2017 12:18 pm

   Funeral services for Johnny James “Johnny Blue” Jackson, 59, of Twin City were held Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 2 p.m. at God’s Holy Tabernacle For All People Outreach Ministries with Pastor Amos Handsom Jr. presiding. Interment was held at the Swainsboro City Cemetery, and repast took place in the church’s social hall. He died April 9, 2017.

   Mr. Johnny James “Johnny Blue” Jackson was born in Blackshear on June … Read More


Dean Cheek interviewed by Politifact on Trump presidency

Posted by | May 2, 2017 1:38 pm

East Georgia State College’s Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Dr. Lee Cheek, was recently interviewed by the Pulitzer Prize-winning PolitiFact, the country’s leading journalist agency for political research. Politifact was launched in 2007 to fact-check the 2008 presidential campaign and has since published more than 11,500 fact-checks. It fact-checks television, news and radio pundits through a spin-off website PunditFact, and it has built a national network of fact-checking … Read More


Total Wellness session to be held at Fulford Center

Posted by | May 2, 2017 10:31 am

The second session of the Total Wellness Series will be held Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at noon at the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center at East Georgia State College’s Swainsboro campus. Healthy Food Spiral is the session topic. Food Spiral is a tool that gives people of any age or health concern the ability to make the right food choices. It takes into account dietary challenges such as diabetes … Read More


Spring Commencement at EGSC this Friday

Posted by | May 1, 2017 2:58 pm

East Georgia State College will hold their Spring Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Gymnasium. The alumni speaker for the event will be Lisa Fields Bertoch, EGC Class of 1993, and the student representative will be Miley Keyton, Miss East Georgia State College 2017. Dr. Tim Goodman, Vice President for Academic Affairs, will give the commencement address.

Following the commencement ceremony, a reception will … Read More


Vess named Vice President for Academic Affairs at EGSC

Posted by | May 1, 2017 11:34 am

Following a national search, East Georgia State College (EGSC) has named Dr. Deborah Vess as the institution’s new Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA).  She will replace Dr. Tim Goodman, EGSC’s VPAA for the past 15 years, who will be retiring June 30.

As VPAA, Vess will oversee the institution’s overall academic program, and provide oversight for all accreditation and academic management needs of the College. She begins her new … Read More



What day is it???

Posted by | April 28, 2017 4:07 pm

National Superhero Day is observed annually on April 28.  This is a day to honor superheroes, real and fictional. Let your hero know you are proud of them!


Let’s hear about you!

Posted by | April 28, 2017 3:51 pm

Here at The Blade, we love to know the latest and we love to get the news out to our community as well! Send in any birthdays or anniversaries and let us celebrate with you!


Riddle of the day

Posted by | April 28, 2017 3:38 pm

No legs have I to dance,
No lungs have I to breathe,
No life have I to live or die
And yet I do all three.
What am I?



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