Political science major selected for prestigious national security program

Posted by | March 21, 2019 4:19 pm

East Georgia State College political science major and Correll Scholar Shawn Smith has been selected to attend the Alexander Hamilton Institute’s prominent Washington Program on National Security in Washington, D.C.

The program is hosted by the Institute and housed at George Washington University. The program begins mid-June and is directed by AHI Senior Fellow Dr. Juliana Pilon. The Alexander Hamilton Institute selects approximately 20 students each year from leading American Read More


Shah becomes fifth Emanuel County 4-H’er to perform with Jennifer Nettles

Posted by | March 21, 2019 4:18 pm

With a performance during the 10th Annual National 4-H Legacy Awards at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C., Arham Shah fell in line as one of the few 4-H’ers from Emanuel County who has performed with Jennifer Nettles. He plays saxophone and is photographed with Nettles and guitarist Bram Rawlings.

Twelve years ago, four other local young people had the chance to take the stage with Nettles, then lead vocalist Read More


ECI JROTC takes second place in region drill competition

Posted by | March 21, 2019 4:17 pm

Emanuel County Institute’s JROTC drill team competed in the Female Unarmed Squad Drill and placed second in the Region 9 Championship Drill Competition in Statesboro on March 9. They also qualified to compete in the state drill competition, which will be held March 23 in Griffin.

Members of the female unarmed squad drill consist of cadet captain Tionna Young, captain Antoinette Steele, captain Savannah Bush, first lieutenant Jasmine Young, private Read More



Prayer walk next weekend!

Posted by | March 21, 2019 4:12 pm

The Swainsboro Prayer Walk will be held from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Harmon Park on Saturday, March 30. Using strategically placed flags bearing written decrees as alters, participants are encouraged to bring bottles of olive oil to anoint the ground around each flag as a prophetic act of God’s presence coming over the city. Those in attendance are requested to rebuke all negativity and hold cell phone conversations Read More


Special guest to visit Orianna Baptist

Posted by | March 21, 2019 4:11 pm

Gospel singer Wade Spencer will perform at Orianna Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 24. Reverend Arthur Conley and congregation invite all. For additional information, including directions, call 478-668-3949 or 478-237-5691.


Brenda Joyce Mincey, 65

Posted by | March 21, 2019 4:10 pm

   Funeral services for Brenda Joyce Mincey, 65, were held Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Rountree Island Baptist Church of Midville with Reverend Richard Lawrence Jr. serving as eulogist. Interment followed in Kirkland Cemetery. She died March 1, 2019 following a brief illness.

Ms. Brenda Joyce Mincey was born September 21, 1953 to the union of James Albert Mincey and Viola Williams Mincey in Statesboro. Some of her Read More


Agatha “Polly” Hodges Hooks, 86

Posted by | March 21, 2019 4:08 pm

A graveside service for Agatha “Polly” Hodges Hooks, 86, were held Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Hawhammock Baptist Church. She died Monday, March 18, 2019 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Agatha “Polly” Hodges Hooks, an Emanuel County native, lived most of her life in Statesboro. She was a homemaker after working at Rose’s Department Store for 21 years, and was a member of Canoochee Baptist Read More


Benton requests new trial

Posted by | March 20, 2019 5:09 pm

Robert Michael Benton appeared before The Honorable Judge Kathy Palmer today, March 20, 2019 to request a new trial following convictions in 2013. To get the full scoop, check out next week’s edition of The Blade!


Woodmen of the World presents gifts to SPS teacher

Posted by | March 20, 2019 5:03 pm

As part of its Life Insurance Project, the ladies from Woodmen of the World voted on an outstanding teacher to receive a surprise gift. The lucky recipient was Macy Fagler, first grade teacher at Swainsboro Primary School.

The outstanding teacher received a plant and some supplies for her classroom. Her students were treated to cupcakes and juice as well.

Club members say they chose a teacher who made a difference Read More


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