Poole celebrates first birthday

Posted by | July 23, 2018 6:13 pm

   Aden Ray Poole, son of Sierra Henry and Dylan Poole of Swainsboro, turned 1-year-old May 22, 2018. He celebrated the occasion with a party on May 19 with a Mickey Mouse-themed party, complete with grilled hot dogs, chips and dip, cheese puffs, cheese and crackers, and the customary cake and ice cream.
   Attending the party were Aden’s parents; Bob and Barbara Poole; Mitchell, Brenda, and Austin Henry; BJ and Tristan
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No injuries in 18-wheeler crash on U.S. 1

Posted by | July 23, 2018 6:11 pm

   On July 9, while traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 1 near Highway 192, the operator of a semi was temporarily distracted by a passing vehicle. As a result, he drove off-road down the soft shoulder and crashed into the woods. Although there were no injuries, the Freightliner tractor was heavily damaged. Emanuel County sheriff’s deputies assisted Georgia State Patrol troopers with the crash.

Tire failure causes roll-over crash on US Highway 1

Posted by | July 23, 2018 6:10 pm

   For the second time in a week, a motor vehicle crash has resulted from a tire failure.
   On July 9,  a Ford F-150 was southbound on U.S. Highway 1 in the vicinity of Bird Flanders Road when the tread on the rear tire separated from the tire body.
   This was not a blow-out but a fully inflated tire now on its side walls and steel belts. This
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November wedding planned for Miss Lanier, Mr. Turner

Posted by | July 23, 2018 6:09 pm

      Patti Lanier of Metter is pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Miss Marlee Lanier, to Chad Waylan Turner, son of Ronnie and Connie Turner of Canoochee. The bride-elect’s father is the late Barry Lanier.
   A 2007 graduate of David Emanuel Academy, Miss Lanier graduated in 2012 from Armstrong State University with a Bachelor of Science as a respiratory therapist. She will receive a Bachelor of
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Tomlinson speaks to Kiwanians

Posted by | July 23, 2018 6:08 pm

   The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting Tuesday, July 10, at Catered Creations at 7 p.m. with President Jim Clapham presiding. Twenty-four members attended.
   The program for the evening was hosted by Wanda Ellis, who introduced Ken Tomlinson, owner of Tomlinson Funeral Home and committee chairman of the Herrington Homestead. During his time at the meeting, Tomlinson discussed the Vital ICE program sponsored by his funeral home. Vital
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BOE prepares for new school year

Posted by | July 23, 2018 6:07 pm


   The board of education held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 16, at 7 p.m. Mase Henry gave the invocation, and Johnny Parker led the Pledge of Allegiance.

   In reference to superintendent comments:

   • Dr. Kevin Judy stated that an administration retreat for principals, assistant principals, and directors would be held Tuesday, July 17, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. This retreat covered events for the Read More

Balloonist brings smiles to library

Posted by | July 23, 2018 6:04 pm

   Children love balloons, and if they’re shaped like a dog or a flower, all the better! Scott Routsong, talented balloon artist and storyteller, formed those shapes and more as the closing act for the Children’s Summer Reading Program. He fashioned delightful objects that the youngsters got to take home. He also spoke about music and performed a mini jam session with willing participants. Also, here’s an interesting tidbit—Routsong’s artistry is Read More

Fleming wins tickets to Statesboro water park

Posted by | July 23, 2018 6:02 pm

   Brook Fleming, 9 of Swainsboro, was recently rewarded for her participation in The Blade’s Fourth of July coloring contest. By submitting her winning entry in this Walmart-sponsored contest, Fleming received two tickets to Splash in the Boro.

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