Car fire on Lewis Street

Posted by | August 28, 2018 4:36 pm


   Just before noon on Thursday, August 16, 911 was notified of a vehicle on fire at the housing authority complex at 419 Lewis Street. Swainsboro Engine 3 was dispatched and arrived to find heavy smoke and fire showing from the engine compartment of a Dodge Stratus sedan. A 1.75” attack line was deployed and quickly knocked down the fire and contained it to the area Read More

Brier Creek hears from Lisenby

Posted by | August 28, 2018 4:35 pm

   The Brier Creek Chapter of the Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution (GASSAR) held its monthly meeting Thursday, August 2, at R&D’s Restaurant in Sylvania.
   Seven members attended, and they were joined by seven guests: Dennis Wiggins, Mike Lisenby, Laura Howard, Logan Hughes, Danny Rybicki, Jonnie Rybicki, and Gary Hill.
   President Lee Smith presided. Chaplain Wayne Howard opened the meeting with an invocation and a blessing, then the attendees
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Webb to be featured guest at upcoming revival

Posted by | August 28, 2018 4:34 pm

   The Second Union Missionary Baptist Association will host a 1-night revival on Thursday, August 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Rountree Island Baptist Church featuring Reverend Mario Webb, pastor of Gethsemane Baptist Church. Reverend Richard Lawrence Jr. and Reverend Muriel Bell invite all.

Dean Cheek’s books to be housed at national museum

Posted by | August 28, 2018 10:19 am

The Lee-Fendall House and Museum, located in historic Alexandria, Va., has requested and will now offer  to the public and visiting researchers books and research materials by East Georgia State College’s Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences Dr. H. Lee Cheek.

Located on property of Major-General Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee, one of greatest heroes of the American Revolution, ninth Governor of Virginia, and father of General Robert E. Lee, … Read More

Rotary District Governor Speaks at Swainsboro Rotary

Posted by | August 27, 2018 3:19 pm

The Rotary Club of Swainsboro held its August 27, 2018 meeting at Catered Creations in Swainsboro. Cason DeVane welcomed everyone to the meeting and asked for a Moment of Silence in memory of the tragic loss of lives that transpired over the weekend. Steven Rigdon provided the invocation and Athen Walden led the pledge, and Rotary Four-Way Test. DeVane reminded everyone about the Wounded Warrior Banquet on September 27. For … Read More

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

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