Birthday shout-out: Halei Lamb

Posted by | January 18, 2019 9:46 am

Today, we celebrate another one of our very own’s birthday, Halei Lamb! She is our managing editor here at The Blade! Her expertise in this area shines with every piece of work processed and every built paper.

Birthday shout-out from your co-workers: Halei, we hope today is more than amazing for you! We are so proud to have you as a team leader. We hope today is nothing short of … Read More

Correction on Scott article

Posted by | January 17, 2019 3:45 pm

Due to incorrect information submitted, the news article related to Dakota “Cody” Scott has been found to be incorrect. Scott did not receive any burns. Instead, he suffers with a busted forehead and nose, as well as several fractured bones. While speaking with his significant other, who is assisting in caring for him, it has been reported that Scott has been transferred into a normal hospital room and is in … Read More

TCE names honor students

Posted by | January 17, 2019 1:57 pm

According to Principal Todd Williford, the following students at Twin City Elementary (TCE) were named to the below honor lists for the second nine weeks:

Honor roll

First grade — Hendley Blackburn, Justin Nobles, Kyra Pounds, Lane Sherrod, Christian Silas, JJ Alen, Kayleigh Carver, Tyler Ishie, Dorsey Lovett, Ja’Mir Robinson, Jayla Wilkerson, Carla Santo Avalos, Leshaun Parrish, Bruno Lopez, Remington Kirkland, William Ansley, Brayden Burke, Carley Freeman, Eli Lane, Sarah Read More

Swainsboro Lady Tigers hitting on all cylinders

Posted by | January 17, 2019 1:56 pm


The Swainsboro Lady Tigers (13-2) are a team to be reckoned with and have become one of most entertaining Swainsboro teams to watch in recent memory. The Tigers haven’t lost in more than a month and recently knocked off an undefeated Class 5A Statesboro team. Swainsboro has lost just once in the region, and that loss was by 4 points to an undefeated Bryan County team.

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SES plans events

Posted by | January 17, 2019 1:55 pm

Swainsboro Elementary School invites all parents and stakeholders to attend its annual PTO meeting and Family Math and Science Night at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22.

Durden receives medal from Wiregrass Chapter

Posted by | January 17, 2019 1:53 pm

The Wiregrass Chapter of the GASSAR recently honored one of its biggest supporters.

During its monthly meeting Thursday, January 10, at New China Restaurant, President Wilder Smith Jr. presented Governor David Emanuel-Adam Brinson DAR Chapter regent Jane Durden with a medal of appreciation and a certificate.

Before she accepted the award, President Smith read a citation that explained the significance of Durden’s contributions to the Wiregrass Chapter. “There is no Read More

From Rainbow Antique to Cotton Belt Collective

Posted by | January 17, 2019 1:51 pm


After being in the antiques and auctioneer business for approximately 25-years plus, Leonard Richards has officially sold his Main Street business, Rainbow Antiques, as of December 15, 2018 to Katheryn Woods.

Changing the name of the business to Cotton Belt Collective, Woods  plans to continue selling quality antiques and also incorporating shabby chic distressed furniture to unsalvageable antique collectables. In addition to this, she plans to sell Read More

Woman breaks into Oak Park residence

Posted by | January 17, 2019 1:50 pm

On Tuesday, January 8, Oak Park Police Department was notified of an emergency call from an Emanuel County residence regarding a woman breaking into a home with a knife.
According to Oak Park Police Department’s Lieutenant Ken Kelly, the male and female victims were housesitting a residence on Long Bay Drive when the family relative arrived on scene with a knife. Reportedly, the offender, identified as Donna … Read More

Peebles speaks to Kiwanis Club

Posted by | January 17, 2019 1:46 pm

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held one of its weekly meetings Tuesday, January 8, at 7 p.m. at Catered Creations.

With President Cheryl Goodman presiding, 17 members heard a program from Jeffrey Peebles.

Hosting the program was Jane Durden, who introduced the guest speaker.

Peebles is the coroner for Emanuel County and has served in that respect for approximately 30 years.

According to his talk at the Kiwanis meeting, he Read More

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