Cahill wins first in Photo Portfolio division of GPA’s Better Newspaper Contest

Posted by | June 12, 2019 11:25 am

On May 30 through June 1, the Georgia Press Association (GPA) gathered for its 133rd annual convention at Jekyll Island Club Hotel, and The Blade returned home with four awards from various categories of the Better Newspaper Contest.

Judging for this year’s contest was conducted by the South Carolina Press Association. Publications from across the state submit their best advertising and editorial works. Entries are categorized by the publication’s circulation, Read More

Fagler promoted to division president

Posted by | June 12, 2019 11:24 am

Spivey State Bank, a division of Persons Banking Company, is proud to announce the recent promotion of Stephanie Stephens Fagler to division president.
Fagler has worked with Spivey State Bank for the past 21 years. She has trained in every department in the bank during her tenure but has spent most of her time in the loan department as a commercial lender and served as the bank’s senior vice president … Read More

BOE holds June meeting

Posted by | June 12, 2019 11:23 am


The Board of Education convened for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 10.

During superintendent comments, Dr. Kevin Judy announced the following:

• The board heard updates on the end-of-year celebration and gift bags disbursed to staff. Board members were also presented gift bags and commended for their work.

• Board members were presented an academic update from Dr. Judy, which detailed Read More

Family Connection puts on another Chopped Junior

Posted by | June 12, 2019 11:22 am

On June 3 through June 6, 22 students in grades second, third, and fourth attended the third annual Emanuel Chopped Junior cooking classes.

Students learned culinary skills and healthy nutrition during the 4-day class, which met from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily. Students learned safe food preparation and chef skills they will use for life.

The most anticipated parts of the week were the “Chopped Challenges.” Four teams competed Read More

ECSO Report 6-12-19

Posted by | June 12, 2019 11:21 am

Deputies with the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office reported…

June 3

Victim reported purchasing furniture from an offender on Facebook. After paying the offender a total of $200 for products during the month of May, the offender will not accept phone calls for the victim to receive purchased furnishings.

Complainant reported TPO violation after an offender followed and attempted to strike the complainant while riding down the road. It was further Read More

COTW: Stormie Kimbrough Dunaway

Posted by | June 12, 2019 11:19 am

This week’s Cook of the Week is Stormie Kimbrough Dunaway. Stormie is the 23-month-old daughter of Lester and Kimbrough Dunaway of Swainsboro. She will be 2-years-old on June 27. She is the maternal granddaughter of Martha Mulling and the late John Nesmith of Swainsboro, and the paternal granddaughter of the late Dorthy Crosby of Statesboro. Stormie loves to dance to Baby Shark, playing outside, being read to, bath time, helping Read More

Revival, homecoming to be held at McLeod Covenant

Posted by | June 12, 2019 11:18 am

On Friday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m., McLeod Covenant Baptist Church will hold its annual revival. The church’s very own Pastor Robert Fullwood will bring the Word of God.

On Sunday, June 16, McLeod will celebrate homecoming. Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m., and the pulpit service will start at 11. The guest preacher will be Rev. Hershal White, pastor of Hogan Grove of Dublin. Dinner will be served.Read More

Adrian Baptist holds recital

Posted by | June 12, 2019 11:15 am

Adrian Baptist Church hosted a spectacular recital for Sue Page’s pianists on Sunday, May 19, at 3 p.m. with a reception following.

Those performing were Sam Lawrence, Lyla Brantley, Lola Walden, Alexis Wilkes, Timothy Current, Katie Salter, Mary Cate Zurek, Grace Moore, Jonah Boatright, Lexsy Brown, Kaylee Moore, Emma Grace English, Anna Kade Clemens, India Cummings, Trevor Current, Dak Hardin, Kayla Powell, Wallee Kersey, and Jack Hagans.

Canady, Hendley announce upcoming wedding

Posted by | June 12, 2019 11:13 am

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Canady of Swainsboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Alie Shae Canady, to Mr. Tyler Mercer Hendley of Garfield, son of Jay Hendley and Patti Mercer Hendley.

The bride-elect is a 2012 graduate of David Emanuel Academy. She pursued her education at Georgia Southern University, where she was a member of the Kappa Mu Chapter of Phi Mu Sorority and graduated in Read More

Hazel M. Nasworthy, 81

Posted by | June 12, 2019 7:30 am

   Mrs. Hazel M. Nasworthy, 81, of Swainsboro, died Monday, June 10, 2019 at her residence. Nasworthy was born in Emanuel County, daughter of the late Willie G. Sconyers and Sallie Lee Brinson Sconyers.  She was preceded in death by her parents; and a granddaughter  Holly Brown.  Hazel was  a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Memorial services for Mrs. Hazel Nasworthy will be held Wednesday morning, June 12, at 11 Read More

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