Rescue 1: A toolbox on wheels

Posted by | March 27, 2019 10:31 am

by BILL CAHILL, SFD PIO

In the last months of 2018, the County of Emanuel purchased a walk-in heavy rescue truck for the county fire department.

Housed at Fire Headquarters in Swainsboro, the new truck has had many modifications done to better serve the residents of Emanuel County.

Riding on an International 4400 series chassis, it is powered by a Navistar DT530 diesel engine combined with an Allison automatic transmission.Read More


Benton requests new trial

Posted by | March 27, 2019 10:30 am

by WHITLEY CLIFTON

During a request for a new trial, Robert Michael Benton appeared before The Honorable Judge Kathy Palmer on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 to dispute charges from a crime that occurred in 2013.

In May 2013, the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office, Emanuel County EMS, and Emanuel County first responders responded to an Oak Park residence in reference to a 4-month-old infant being found unresponsive.

After waking from a Read More



Immediate Full-Time Position Available

Posted by | March 26, 2019 3:45 am

Plaza Pharmacy has an immediate full time position available. Looking to hire a self motivated, mature person with a clean driver license. Work hours include Monday through Friday 9a.m. to 6p.m. and every other Saturday 9a.m to 2p.m.. Work detail includes sales clerk, checking in stock and putting stock out, running cash register, using a computer and waiting on customers. Working on displays and making flower arrangements(however being artsy isn’t … Read More


Martha Ann Durden, 80

Posted by | March 25, 2019 11:47 am

   Funeral services for Martha Ann Durden, 80, will be held Monday, March 25, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors with Reverend Harold Jones officiating. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until time of service. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. She entered into rest Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

Mrs. Martha Ann Durden was born in Johnson … Read More


Prayer Walk this Saturday, March 30th!

Posted by | March 25, 2019 10:27 am

The Swainsboro Prayer Walk will be held this Saturday, March 30, from 8am until 5pm, at Harmon Park. 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 and other … Read More


#FlashBackFriday

Posted by | March 22, 2019 4:55 pm

 #FlashBackFriday! This week features scenes are from the year 1974. Enjoy!

The Blade announces Open House to its new home on West Moring Street! We are still located at this same location! Come and see us!

Michael Strobridge named Teenager of the Week. At the time, the 16-year-old chased fires as a volunteer firefighter. Today, he is still chasing fires for our country and has earned his rank as Chief … Read More


School Board Appreciation Week

Posted by | March 22, 2019 1:51 pm

This week not only recognizes Agriculture and Small Business, but it also recognizes school boards as well. In honor of School Board Appreciation Week, we would like to acknowledge our board members for Emanuel County Schools! Can you name our board members???


Hey small businesses, we appreciate you!

Posted by | March 22, 2019 1:45 pm

This week also observes small businesses! There are several amongst Emanuel County who deserve recognition for their contributions to Emanuel County! What’s your favorite hometown small business??



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