EGSC receives grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

Posted by | January 18, 2019 2:55 pm

East Georgia State College is proud to announce the receipt of a $5,900 grant to participate in the GOHS Georgia Young Adult Program. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety addresses young adult driver crashes, injuries, and fatalities and partners with colleges and universities throughout the state to implement the Georgia Young Adult Program (GYAP). This program has proven to be successful using strategies such as peer education, providing educational speakers Read More

Dr. Derden to speak at upcoming historic society meeting

Posted by | January 18, 2019 2:52 pm

The Emanuel County Historic Society will host its January quarterly meeting at the Varner 4-H Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 24. Members and nonmembers are invited to hear Dr. John Derden talk about the Native Americans’ role in the Civil War. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a dish to share; the meat and drinks will be provided. For more information, contact Missy Elder at 763-3631.

Diesel spills from overturned trailer

Posted by | January 18, 2019 2:51 pm


A parked, fully-loaded refrigerated trailer full of frozen chicken suddenly overturned on Friday, January 11, when an asphalt parking lot collapsed under the weight of the trailer. Diesel fuel leaking from the refrigeration unit was clamped off by Swainsboro firefighters, OMI was requested to the scene with dirt and sand to cover the spill, and a heavy-duty wrecker from Randy’s of Metter was called to upright the Read More

Rose Marie Hutcheson, 86

Posted by | January 18, 2019 1:04 pm

Mrs. Rose Marie Hutcheson, 86, of Swainsboro passed away Friday, January 18, 2019 at Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home. Funeral services are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date.

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph Emery Koss Jr., 59

Posted by | January 18, 2019 12:53 pm

   Mr. Joesph Emery Koss Jr., 59, of Swainsboro passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Doctor’s Hospital of Augusta following an extended illness.

Mr. Joseph Emery Koss Jr. was born July 25, 1959 in Augusta to Joseph Emery Koss Sr. and Janice Rumbley Koss. He loved building things, fishing, going to the beach, and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. Koss was of the Pentecostal faith. He was preceded Read More

Birthday shout-out: Halei Lamb

Posted by | January 18, 2019 9:46 am

Today, we celebrate another one of our very own’s birthday, Halei Lamb! She is our managing editor here at The Blade! Her expertise in this area shines with every piece of work processed and every built paper.

Birthday shout-out from your co-workers: Halei, we hope today is more than amazing for you! We are so proud to have you as a team leader. We hope today is nothing short of … Read More

Correction on Scott article

Posted by | January 17, 2019 3:45 pm

Due to incorrect information submitted, the news article related to Dakota “Cody” Scott has been found to be incorrect. Scott did not receive any burns. Instead, he suffers with a busted forehead and nose, as well as several fractured bones. While speaking with his significant other, who is assisting in caring for him, it has been reported that Scott has been transferred into a normal hospital room and is in … Read More

TCE names honor students

Posted by | January 17, 2019 1:57 pm

According to Principal Todd Williford, the following students at Twin City Elementary (TCE) were named to the below honor lists for the second nine weeks:

Honor roll

First grade — Hendley Blackburn, Justin Nobles, Kyra Pounds, Lane Sherrod, Christian Silas, JJ Alen, Kayleigh Carver, Tyler Ishie, Dorsey Lovett, Ja’Mir Robinson, Jayla Wilkerson, Carla Santo Avalos, Leshaun Parrish, Bruno Lopez, Remington Kirkland, William Ansley, Brayden Burke, Carley Freeman, Eli Lane, Sarah Read More

Swainsboro Lady Tigers hitting on all cylinders

Posted by | January 17, 2019 1:56 pm


The Swainsboro Lady Tigers (13-2) are a team to be reckoned with and have become one of most entertaining Swainsboro teams to watch in recent memory. The Tigers haven’t lost in more than a month and recently knocked off an undefeated Class 5A Statesboro team. Swainsboro has lost just once in the region, and that loss was by 4 points to an undefeated Bryan County team.

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SES plans events

Posted by | January 17, 2019 1:55 pm

Swainsboro Elementary School invites all parents and stakeholders to attend its annual PTO meeting and Family Math and Science Night at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22.

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