Reunion for Akridge family to be held

Posted by | February 14, 2019 2:19 pm

Descendants of Jim and Trudie Akridge are invited to the Akridge Family Reunion on Sunday, March 3, at noon. The reunion will be held at the Swainsboro Jaycees Fairgrounds, located on Fairground Road. A covered dish lunch will be served.

Modified trap season just around the corner

Posted by | February 14, 2019 2:18 pm

4-H Project SAFE: Modified Trap registration has begun! This activity is open to all students in grades seven through 12 who live or go to school in Emanuel County.

To register for this year’s program, stop by the extension office to complete all forms and pay the nonrefundable $100 participation fee. Forms and payment must be returned at the Emanuel County Extension Office before 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1, Read More

Throw Back Thursday!!!

Posted by | February 14, 2019 1:40 pm

   ****Click on link to see all picures attached****

In honor of Throw Back Thursday, I stepped in our back room to take a look back in time! Wondering what happened the year of 1993 (26 years ago), the year I was born (I’m showing my age now), this is what I found!

Hope you enjoy this Throw Back Thursday! —Whit

Marine Christopher M. Peacock was promoted to the rank of … Read More

Harold Beecher Sr., 82,

Posted by | February 14, 2019 9:31 am

Funeral services for Harold Beecher Sr., 82, of Twin City will be held Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Riverside Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida with Brother Terry Williamson officiating. The family will receive friends at Riverside Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville from 12 p.m. until time of service. He passed away Monday, February 11, 2019 at his residence.

Mr. Harold Beecher Sr. was born September 22, 1936 in Read More

We want to hear from YOU!!

Posted by | February 13, 2019 11:21 am

Good morning ladies and gentlemen! We hope you are having a spectacular day on this beautiful Wednesday! Have you made your Blade purchase for the day? If not, be sure to grab one to check out the latest news for Emanuel County!

We love hearing from our valued readers, so we decided to do a poll! What was your favorite post to have been posted today? What do you like … Read More

Howell family welcomes baby Walker Lane

Posted by | February 13, 2019 11:15 am

Proud parents Chase and Lindsey Howell of Kite are pleased to announces the birth of their son, Walker Lane Howell. Born on January 15, 2019 at 12:10 p.m. at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro, he weighed 8 lbs., 9 oz., and was 21 3/4” long.

Maternal grandparents are Darrell and Sharon Wilson of Kite, and paternal grandparents are Patty Graybill and Jerry and Lynn Howell, all of Wrightsville.Read More

SPD cite two for driving under the influence

Posted by | February 13, 2019 11:14 am

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

Cedric Bernard Smith, 29 of Swainsboro, was arrested February 1 at 7:24 p.m.

Thomas Lee King Jr., 19 of Soperton, was arrested February 2 at 11:36 p.m.

SPD Report 2-13-19

Posted by | February 13, 2019 11:13 am

Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

February 5

Officer made an arrest.

Officer responded to South Main Street in reference to damaged property.

Officer was dispatched to South Main Street in reference to two unwanted subjects on the premises.

Officer was dispatched to South Main Street in reference to shoplifting.

February 6

Officer responded to South Central Street in reference to a damaged vehicle.

Victim reported financial transaction Read More

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | February 13, 2019 11:12 am

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District


The Senate passed SB 25, clarifying 2018 legislation on passing a stopped school bus and correcting a drafting error from the bill.

A bill passed in the 2018 Session that changed state law concerning when a driver must stop for a stopped school bus.

Current law, as a result of that bill now holds that a driver on a Read More

Patricia Beck Collins, 76

Posted by | February 13, 2019 11:11 am

Funeral services for Patricia Beck Collins, 76, of Swainsboro were held Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home with Reverend Louis Pearce officiating. She died Thursday morning, February 7, 2019 at Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home.

Ms. Patricia Beck Collins was born in Milledgeville to the late Ralph Beck and Nancy Lucille Blount Beck. She graduated from college with a degree in journalism Read More

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