Son of Swainsboro native a regular headliner in Massachusetts football

Posted by | January 17, 2019 1:43 pm


On the gridiron, Jack Herman is a force to be reckoned with. He’s made a big name for himself in the Massachusetts International Athletic Association over the course of his high school career, and the Marblehead High School senior in Marblehead, Massachusetts has accumulated numerous honors. According to a December 27 announcement, he made USA TODAY High School Sports’ 2018 ALL-USA Massachusetts Football Team. Sponsored by American Read More

The Blade goes to Colorado!

Posted by | January 17, 2019 1:41 pm

The Garrett Family traveled to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, for their eighth annual family Christmas vacation. Skiing, snow mobiling, and tubing were some of the highlights of their trip.

Harrison, Parker selected as grand marshals for MLK parade

Posted by | January 17, 2019 1:40 pm

   The annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade will be held Monday, January 21, at 1 p.m. Line-up for this event will begin at 12 p.m. at the 4-H clubhouse. An entry fee of $25 will be applicable for all floats. Vans, trucks, and cars entered will be $20. The theme of this year’s event will be “Never Lose Hope, Unity Wins.”

This year’s grand marshals will be Elizabeth Harrison and Read More

Don’t miss the 21st Economic Outlook Luncheon

Posted by | January 17, 2019 1:37 pm

The Georgia Economic Outlook series annually draws several thousand influential business and governmental leaders to luncheons around the state. Directed by the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, this popular program has become the most comprehensive and detailed look at the future economy in Georgia.

On Monday, January 28, East Georgia State College will host an economic outlook luncheon, locally sponsored by the Swainsboro/Emanuel County Chamber of Read More

Three DEA grads return to speak to students

Posted by | January 17, 2019 1:36 pm

On Monday, January 7, three members of David Emanuel Academy’s Class of 2018 returned to their alma mater for a panel discussion with current juniors and seniors about life after high school.

Sydney Hood, Cameron Hadden, and Alaina Scott discussed their college experiences and provided insight on topics such as college expectations, major differences between high school and secondary education, and adjustments to college life in general.

Every year, David Read More

Chamber to host annual banquet

Posted by | January 17, 2019 1:35 pm

On Thursday, January 31, the Swainsboro-Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce will conduct its yearly membership meeting and awards banquet at the Swainsboro Golf & Country Club. The evening will begin with a social at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7. The cost is $40 per person and is by reservation only. The deadline is January 21. To make an RSVP, call 237-6426.

Elder Fowler to speak at fellowship service

Posted by | January 17, 2019 1:33 pm

On Sunday, January 27, at 4 p.m., Elder Clyde Fowler Jr. of William Chapel Holiness Church will bring a special message during New Hope World Outreach’s fellowship service. The theme of the event is “Walk In Unity.” The host church is located at 211 Lee Street in Swainsboro. Pastor Jeanette Harden, founder/CEO Apostle Dr. Debra Allen, and congregation invite all to attend.

Greater St. James MBC to celebrate 3-year tenure of Rev. Adams

Posted by | January 17, 2019 1:30 pm

On Sunday, January 27, Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church (MBC) will celebrate Pastor Reverend Melvin Adams Jr.’s third year as pastor beginning at 3 p.m. Dinner will be served. All are invited. For additional information, contact Doris Curry at 478-237-2458.

Victim burned in barrel explosion

Posted by | January 17, 2019 1:29 pm


During the evening hours of Friday, January 11, emergency personnel were dispatched to 3017 Canoochee Garfield Road for a male who had been burned during a barrel explosion.

The victim, 25-year-old Cody Scott, was cutting the top off of a 55-gallon steel drum when vapors from a former product ignited violently, injuring and burning the victim and causing damage to the roof system of the building.

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Humane society donates to shelter

Posted by | January 17, 2019 1:21 pm

Due to cold temperatures and the heating unit at Emanuel County Animal Shelter not working properly, the Emanuel County Humane Society recently donated two heaters to the shelter as well as extension cords and surge protectors. This presentation was made Thursday, January 10.

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