Notes from the Senate

Posted by | August 23, 2018 5:36 pm

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District


   With school starting back, now is a good time to reflect on the hard work that teachers dedicate to educating our children. Teachers across the state not only educate over 1.7 million students from kindergarten through 12th grade, but also serve as mentors, after-school tutors, coaches and supervisors of extra-curricular activities, among other roles.

   Teacher pay has Read More

Miss Owens, Mr. Crabb to marry next month

Posted by | August 23, 2018 5:35 pm

   Joey and Kami Grant of Swainsboro are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Britney Brookale Owens, to Mr. Wendell Brock Crabb, son of Scott Crabb of Jacksonville, Florida and Katina Carpenter of Pineville, Louisiana.

   The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Wayne and Candy Powers of Swainsboro and Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Owens of Anderson, South Carolina. She is a 2010 graduate of Swainsboro High Read More


Posted by | August 23, 2018 5:33 pm

   Due to incorrect information submitted, the following error occurred in last week’s Blade:
   Three Emanuel County students—Sheree Corley, Rusty Soles, and Cora Williams—were listed as part of Oconee Fall Line Technical College’s president’s list for Summer 2018. However, these three students should have been listed as dean’s list students.

Single-vehicle crash on I-16

Posted by | August 23, 2018 5:31 pm

   On Friday, August 17, a rain storm occurred in the Oak Park area. The operator of a Honda Accord driving eastbound on Interstate 16 hydroplaned off the roadway and overturned, striking three trees. The occupants were able to crawl out of the vehicle uninjured. Units from the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Georgia State Patrol with the crash.

Letter to the Editor

Posted by | August 23, 2018 5:29 pm

   Dear Editor,

   I came to what is now East Georgia State College (EGSC) as a member of the mathematics faculty in the fall of 1995 and have lived in Swainsboro for more than 20 years. Swainsboro has been my home and EGSC an integral part of my life. 

   I liked being a teacher. Teaching is an act of faith, and teachers often do not know they’ve left their mark. It’s Read More

Hatcher celebrates turning 10 mermaid style

Posted by | August 23, 2018 5:28 pm

   On Saturday, July 21, Halle Jade Hatcher celebrated her 10th birthday at her parents’ residence in Canoochee.

   The celebration was decorated in the theme of a mermaid party. Tables were draped in purple and blue tablecloths, each decorated with sea shells found on beach trips Halle took with her family and blue and purple streamers with assorted balloon bouquets in the middle. The cake table was covered with a shimmery Read More

Gibson, Chesani to wed in October

Posted by | August 23, 2018 5:27 pm

   Mr. and Mrs. John Chesani of Augusta are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Chesani, to Joseph Gibsons of Grovetown. He is the son of Mrs. Trina Gibson of Twin City and Joey Gibson of Sardis, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Faircloth of Twin City and Dorothy Gibson of Swainsboro.

   The bride-elect attended Greenbrier High School and Augusta University, where she obtained a bachelor of Read More

Garretts take The Blade to Amsterdam

Posted by | August 23, 2018 5:25 pm

   At the end of a 14-day river cruise which included excursions in Hungary, Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands, Travis and Petite Garrett of Swainsboro disembarked in Amsterdam. The highlight of their 2-day trip of Amsterdam was a tour of the annex where Anne Frank and her family lived in secret for more than two years during World War II. With careful and long range planning, the Garretts were able to Read More

Swainsboro stuns Jefferson County in season opening thriller

Posted by | August 23, 2018 5:24 pm

   The Swainsboro Tigers opened the season with a thrilling road win last Friday night over the No. 8 ranked Jefferson County Warriors, 14-12. A large crowd of excited Tiger fans urged their team on as Swainsboro expelled every ounce of energy to keep the Warriors off the scoreboard, driving in the final minute of the contest. Swainsboro won at Warriors Field for the first time since 1997,
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Join EGSC for its annual convocation

Posted by | August 23, 2018 5:22 pm

   East Georgia State College’s Annual Convocation is just around the corner. At 11 a.m. on September 13, 2018, join EGSC’s students, faculty and staff at the Luck F. Gambrell Center’s Auditorium on EGSC’s Swainsboro campus as guest speaker Will Storr discusses his book, Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It’s Doing to Us.

   “Each year a primary text for our convocation is selected by faculty and staff and Read More

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