Smith Grove Missionary Baptist announces anniversary, revival

Posted by | May 16, 2018 1:26 pm

   On Wednesday, May 16, through Friday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. nightly, Smith Grove Missionary Baptist Church (MBC) will host a spring revival featuring guest minister Jerry Walden of Wrightsville.

   Guest churches to be welcomed on Wednesday service will include Lester Grove MBC, Oak Grove MBC, St. Paul AME, McCloud Covenant, and St. Galilee. Thursday will see Rountree Island MBC, Willow Spring MBC, Trinity MBC, Coleman Chapel AME, and New Read More


Johnson Chapel MBC to host annual spring revival, church anniversary

Posted by | May 16, 2018 1:25 pm

   On May 16 and May 17 at 7 p.m. nightly, Johnson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church (MBC) will continue hosting its annual spring revival.
   The revival began Tuesday, May 15, with guest minister Pastor Mario Webb and visiting churches Gethsemane and choir of Lexsy, Dickey Grove, Needful of Millen, Jones Temple, Roundtree Chapel, Skull Creek 1, Roundtree Grove, Gordon Grove, Oak Grove of Swainsboro, and True Deliverance of Lexsy.

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Holy Zion announces fellowship revival

Posted by | May 16, 2018 1:24 pm

   On May 17-20, Holy Zion Church of Metter will host a fellowship spring revival, with service times at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.

   Thursday night services will welcome guest speaker Apostle T.V. Outen, along with guest churches Holy Zion of Twin City, Holy Zion of Statesboro, Mercey Grove, Lake Side First Baptist of Metter, Roundtree Chapter, Stillmore Sanctuary, Mt. Gilead, Jones Temple of Millen, Read More


Bradley “Brad” K. Jones, 51

Posted by | May 16, 2018 1:21 pm

   Funeral services for Bradley K. “Brad” Jones, 51, of Kite were held on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church near Kite with Elder Lindy Webb officiating. Interment followed in Sardis Primitive Baptist Cemetery. He died Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at East Georgia Medical Center in Statesboro.

   Mr. Bradley “Brad” K. Jones was born January 31, 1967, in Augusta, Richmond County. He graduated from North Read More


Auction tomorrow night!

Posted by | May 16, 2018 1:15 pm

On May 17, at 6 p.m. at the Cadle Barn, the Foundation of Emanuel Medical Center will host an auction for the hospital’s intensive care unit. For details, see page 3A!


Use Caution

Posted by | May 15, 2018 9:49 am

Please use caution while traveling on Hwy 1 near Oak Park at I-16 and #1. There has been a 18 wheeler wreak.



Jones wins The Great Pine Cone contest

Posted by | May 14, 2018 6:26 pm

   Though many entries were received, only one winner claimed the prize of $250 for locating all 25 pine cones from the April 18 edition of The Great Pine Cone contest. That winner was Hazel Jones of Swainsboro.

   The Blade has received multiple request on the exact placement of all pine cones. With the contest being over, we will now reveal the answers…

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Swainsboro High, Swainsboro Middle announce annual banquet

Posted by | May 14, 2018 6:25 pm

   Swainsboro High School (SHS) and Swainsboro Middle School’s (SMS) FFA chapters will hold their annual joint parent and member awards banquet on Thursday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m. inside the high school’s auditorium. There will be a silent auction this year with items donated by local businesses.

   The auction is slated to begin at 5 p.m., dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria, and the banquet in Read More


SECRD news: Week of April 30

Posted by | May 14, 2018 6:22 pm

   Swainsboro-Emanuel Recreation Department has released its news for the week of April 30, 2018. The results are as follows:

   April 30

   Midget Girls

   Tigers-8, Mets-5

   Leading hitters for the Tigers: Jocie Hendrix, 1-1; Callie Powell, 3-4.

   Leading hitters for the Mets: Brianna Wimberly, 2-2 (homerun); Emma Proctor, 2-2; Kyle Bell, 2-3.

   Phillies-11, Royals-5

   Leading hitters for the Phillies: Miranda Williamson, 3-4; Sarah Cate Fennell, 3-4; Savannah Hooks, 3-4; Kristen Mulrooney, Read More


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