Posted by Pam Akridge | February 2, 2018 3:45 pm
We hope to see you Saturday February 2nd, at our second sale of the year. We can get you ready for summer with an assortment of outdoor goods for your patio and outdoor space. As always, we will have a wide selection of decorative throw pillows, dog beds, and other home goods. Do you own a business and are interested in selling? Contact us about bulk buying at 478-231-8148 or … Read More
Posted by Halei Lamb | February 2, 2018 3:45 pm
Each year, The Blade host many contests for readers to participate in. For our 2018 New Year’s Resolution contest, readers were asked to describe some changes or improvements they hope to make this year. The contest winner is Gail Heggs of Swainsboro.
Hegg’s goal for 2018 stated the following: My goal this year is to “continue to further my college education. In 2015, I lost my job of 21 years. … Read More
Posted by Halei Lamb | February 2, 2018 3:43 pm
by KRISTINE COULTER, Southern Duchess News, Wappingers Falls, N.Y.
Leigh Ellen Hall was installed as the Rector of St. Nicholas-on-the Hudson Episcopal Church in New Hamburg. Hall moved to New York from Georgia in May 2017.
“All my ministries have been in the southern part of Georgia,” said Hall on a recent Wednesday. “Most recently I was an associate rector in a place called Albany, Georgia.”
Before that, she spent … Read More
Posted by Halei Lamb | February 2, 2018 3:39 pm
Governor Nathan Deal has appointed local attorney Jess W. Clifton to be the new solicitor general of Emanuel County State Court, following the retirement of Franklin Edenfield.
Clifton was sworn in by Governor Deal during a ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the State Capitol. In addition to Mr. Clifton’s family, among those in attendance were State Senator Blake Tillery, Sheriff Tyson Stephens of Emanuel County, and Solicitor General J. … Read More
Posted by Halei Lamb | February 2, 2018 3:36 pm
by TOM CORWIN, Staff Writer at The Augusta Chronicle
A new federal grant will allow Augusta University to create a two-way connection with emergency rooms at five rural hospitals, helping them gain expert consults and potentially opening the way to provide new coverage.
The move is critical at a time many of those hospitals are struggling to recruit physicians, a situation that could only be worsened by a looming physician … Read More
Posted by Halei Lamb | February 2, 2018 3:29 pm
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 region this winter!
American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. … Read More
Posted by Halei Lamb | February 2, 2018 3:25 pm
Recently, Louisville pre-K students met at Franklin Memorial Library in January for Story Hour. Shari Watt took the youngsters on a winter journey, where they learned all sorts of information about staying warm. Not only did children learn how to dress properly in order to be protected from the cold, they learned how to keep their pets warm as well. Watt also taught them how wild animals stay warm.
After … Read More
Posted by Halei Lamb | February 2, 2018 3:22 pm
Family Connection supports Emanuel County Schools and its students who are striving for success. One of the ways Family Connection does this is by offering special programs for learning. Family Connection’s current emphasis is on improving children’s nutrition and literacy.
The program’s family cabbage growing contest was…
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Posted by Halei Lamb | February 2, 2018 3:17 pm
East Georgia State College held its inaugural white coat ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in the Luck F. Gambrell Building Auditorium on the Swainsboro Campus. The white coat ceremony recognized the first two classes of EGSC’s RN to BSN Bridge Program, which allows working nurses to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree entirely online at an affordable, local institution.
Dr. Jimmy Wedincamp, dean of the School of … Read More
Posted by Halei Lamb | February 2, 2018 3:13 pm
East Georgia State College’s Bobcat athletics had a busy week January 20-27, 2018.
On Wednesday, Jan. 24, the Bobcat basketball teams took the court at home against Georgia Highlands College. The Lady Bobcats fell 46–39, while the men’s Bobcat basketball team fell 76–68.
Friday, Bobcat baseball took on Chattahoochee Valley in the first of three home games against the nationally-ranked team. The Bobcats fell Friday by a score of 14–9, … Read More