Tuttle wins Father’s Day giveaway

Posted by | July 12, 2019 11:00 am

Paul Tuttle of Swainsboro is a lucky father! Not only does he have a daughter who adores him, but he’s now $100 richer!

Every year, The Blade and several corporate sponsors partner to put on Like Father, Like Child, a contest that calls for letters from area children to explain how they are similar to their fathers.

Rayney Tuttle was this year’s winning entry. In her explanation, she said she Read More


NATIONAL SIMPLICITY DAY – COLLECTOR CAR APPRECIATION DAY – PAPER BAG DAY – NATIONAL DIFFERENT COLORED EYES DAY – EAT YOUR JELLO DAY – NATIONAL PECAN PIE DAY

Posted by | July 12, 2019 10:30 am

source: NATIONAL DAY CALENDAR

NATIONAL SIMPLICITY DAY

National Simplicity Day honors transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. The day advocates a life of simplicity and recognizes the life of Thoreau.

Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862)  lived his life as many things including an author, naturalist, philosopher, and historian. He was also known to be a tax resister, abolitionist, development critic, and surveyor. His book, Walden, is … Read More


Calling all super agents!

Posted by | July 12, 2019 10:00 am

Funded by The Mill Creek Foundation, Family Connection is sponsoring a “secret agent party” on Tuesday, July 16, beginning at 11 a.m. at Franklin Memorial Library for children 11-years-old and younger. Each child will receive lunch, two free books, and other secret agent giveaways. Pre-registration is required at the library, and the limit of attendees will be capped at 50. For additional information, contact Tammy Allen at 478-237-7266.



America the beautiful, ongoing experiment in democracy

Posted by | July 12, 2019 9:00 am

Editorial column by Steve Bullington

“ …the big winner in 2016 was a politics of despair and division, the feeling that one side can be                                     happy only if another side is sad, that there is no collective hope.” (Bad Stories, Steve Almond)

Holidays and celebrations are so important. They celebrate the stories that have shaped who we are and what we aspire to. Independence Day offers us the Read More


Riddle me this!

Posted by | July 12, 2019 8:30 am

Two fathers and two sons are in a car, yet there are only three people in the car. How is this possible?


Saint Paul–Noah’s Ark AME to honor Rev. Pitts

Posted by | July 12, 2019 8:00 am

Members of Saint Paul–Noah’s Ark AME Church in Summertown invite the community to its pastor’s first appreciation service on Sunday, July 14, at 2 p.m. Rev. Amos Darrisaw and his congregations from Burnett Grove and Mount Pleasant in Washington County will be in charge.

Rev. Darrisaw is an ordained itinerant deacon of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He is a tenured assistant professor of mathematics at Georgia State University Perimeter Read More



Blessings & Breakthrough with Bennett

Posted by | July 12, 2019 7:00 am

Do you feel overwhelmed, discouraged, beat down, depressed, inadequate, or along? Pastor Timothy Bennett encourages all to learn how to turn things around and live in victory by attending a two-night Blessings and Breakthrough event at the 4-H Center, located at 220 South Circle Dr. The event is planned for Thursday, July 18, and Friday, July 19, at 7 p.m. nightly. Doors will open at 6 p.m. For more information,


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