Look what’s coming to town!

Posted by | February 22, 2018 2:36 pm


   Construction on Highway 1 at the entrance of the Walmart shopping center has been ongoing for a few weeks and has been the cause of much speculation around town. Alas, The Blade has the scoop!
   The new building will be home to a Wendy’s restaurant, and owner Danny Strickland says the tentative completion date is mid-March. There will be two days of in-store training, then the public
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Smith receives two Georgia Society SAR awards

Posted by | February 22, 2018 2:34 pm

   The Annual Georgia Society Board of Management Sons of the American Revolution Conference was held on January 26-27, 2018 at the Sonesta Hotel in Duluth. Wiregrass Chapter Registrar Dess Smith III attended, along with Wiregrass Chapter President Wilder Smith Jr. 

   The Georgia Society SAR Award Winning Color Guard presented the Commander’s Certificate for 2017 Militia Member of the Year, in recognition of his dedication to the Elijah Clarke Militia, to Read More

Two wrecks on same road, same night in Garfield

Posted by | February 22, 2018 2:28 pm

   On Saturday, Feb. 17, at 2:36 a.m., 911 dispatched units to Grey Mule Farm Road by Tulip Lane in Garfield for a roll-over wreck with entrapment.
   First-arriving units found a male pinned under an overturned GMC Yukon.
   EMS began treatment, including establishing an IV, and requested Air-Evac to the scene.
   Twin City Fire attached a winch line to stabilize the vehicle while the victim was
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EGSC president receives Shirley B. Gordon Award

Posted by | February 22, 2018 2:26 pm

   East Georgia State College’s president, Dr. Bob Boehmer, will be one of 35 college presidents across the nation to receive the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction during the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Catalyst 2018, the society’s annual convention, which will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, April 19-21.

   The Shirley B. Gordon Awards of Distinction honor college presidents who…

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Four promoted at Durden Banking Company

Posted by | February 22, 2018 2:24 pm


















    During the Jan. 16, 2018, meeting of the Board of Directors of Durden Banking Company Inc., several promotions were approved. According to bank president, G.W. Johnson Jr., the following employees were recognized for their service with appropriate promotions:

   Zachary D. Frye was promoted to…

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Dr. Davis named MVP

Posted by | February 22, 2018 2:20 pm

   The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) of Swainsboro recently presented its Most Valuable Partner (MVP) Award to Dr. David Davis and Central Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic.
   The MVP Award is given quarterly by the DDA in appreciation of local businesses that have shown tremendous support of the community, the organization, and the DDA’s downtown revitalization efforts.

   In presenting the award, DDA Board Chair Gary Mason stated, “Dr. Davis and his family Read More

Commissioners approve intergovernmental agreements

Posted by | February 22, 2018 2:18 pm


   The Emanuel County Board of Commissioners held its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19.

   In reference to new business:

   • County Administrator Guy Singletary called for discussion and/or action of 911 dispatching intergovernmental agreements as they pertained to non-emergent situations. Desse Davis made a motion to enter these agreements, Rusty Lane seconded, and all voted in favor.

   In reference to other business:

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Emanuel County 4-H’ers travel to capitol

Posted by | February 22, 2018 2:14 pm

   Six Emanuel County 4-H’ers joined youth from across the state for 4-H Day at the Capitol Thursday, Feb. 1, in Atlanta.
   These youth were given the opportunity to tour Georgia’s Capitol, see the General Assembly in session, meet Representative Butch Parrish, and enjoy remarks from Governor Nathan Deal, first lady Sandra Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, and Dr. Sam Pardue, dean and director of the University of Georgia’s College of
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Bobcat sports news: Week of February 15

Posted by | February 22, 2018 2:10 pm

   East Georgia State College’s Bobcats took to the court and the field this week in basketball, baseball, and softball with mixed results.
   On Feb. 15, the Lady Bobcats softball team took on Spartanburg Methodist in two games. They defeated the Lady Pioneers in Game 1 6–0 and in Game 2 9–1. They will take on Brenau University on their turf in Gainesville on Feb. 21 at 2 and 4 p.m.,
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Four Bulldogs sign to play college football

Posted by | February 22, 2018 1:15 pm

   Four Bulldog football players inked their names during college signing week to continue their football careers.
   Peyton Mercer will be moving to Athens to join the SEC champions, the Georgia Bulldogs. Mercer was offered a preferred walk-on (PWO) spot by Kirby Smart on a recent visit to ECI. He also received an offer from Navy.
   Preferred walk-ons receive the same benefits as the rest of the team
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