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There’s nothing like Summer Camp!

Over 50 young inventors, explorers and dreamers are attending Camp Invention on the campus of East Georgia State College this week. Since 2014, the camp has been held at the Sudie A. Fulford …

Rogers recognized as 2024 Georgia 4-H Achievement Scholarship recipient

On Saturday, June 22, FaithAnn Rogers, an Emanuel County 4-H member and recent Swainsboro High School graduate, was recognized as the recipient of the Idelle Lee Carter Memorial Scholarship during a …

Keep Emanuel Beautiful gets boost from Mill Creek Foundation

Keep Emanuel Beautiful held its monthly meeting on Thursday, June 20, in the County Commissioners Board Room of the Coleman County Office Building. A big announcement and a major step forward in the …

Hunters Safety Course to be held

Ridgeway Lodge #104 of Garfield will be hosting a Hunters Safety Course on July 20, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 124 Hall Street in Garfield. The course will be conducted by Georgia DNR free of …

God bless the USA

As we celebrate Independence Day, let’s remember how blessed we are to be a part of the great nation, the United States of America. The song ‘God Bless the USA,’ written and recorded by Lee …

Wilson arrested on multiple charges

On Friday, June 28, 2024, Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant on the res-idence of Rodney Wilson. The following day, Saturday, June 29, Emanuel County Sheriff’s Of-fice, …

Ten sentenced in Superior Court

The following occurred during the Emanuel County Superior Court April 2024 term: James Bush, repeat offender, negotiated a guilty plea on one count possession of meth w/intent. He was fined $500 …

Smith repaints Eagle

The Veterans at the Library held their weekly meeting at the Franklin Memorial Library Monday morning, July 1, at 9 a.m. With Scotty Nasworthy presiding, they had 40 in attendance. Joyce Fennell …

Hyundai supplier in Emanuel County

The ripple effects of the new Hyundai Meta Plant near Savannah are beginning to be felt in Emanuel County. On Monday of this week, representatives of the Blade spoke with Kukhui Yu, a Director at …

City Council meeting covers “old ground”

The July session of Swainsboro City Council took place July 1, 2024, at the Swainsboro Fire Department Headquarters at 6 p.m. Present were Mayor Bennett, Councilmembers Collins, Davis, Quarterman, …

Don’t get burned by fireworks laws

On July 1, 2024, new Georgia law moved the permitting of public fireworks display to the control of local fire departments. Georgia State law overrides local laws and regulations and now requires …

David couple sentenced to life

Nathaniel and Lashawna David were sentenced Wednesday, June 26, for the murder of Connie Mercer-Webb. Both pled guilty to the following charges: Nathaniel - malice murder, possession of firearm …

Williams crowned 2024 Tiny Miss Georgia Forestry Queen

Braylee Jade Williams is the six-year-old daughter of Kylie and Jeremy Williams of Swains-boro. She is an upcoming first-grade student at David Emanuel Academy. On April 27, 2024, Braylee won the …
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Durden Bank - Spotlight on 4 Locations

Durden Banking Company has a decades long history, with their original office in Twin City, GA. But over time, they built the business with a branch in Swainsboro, Millen and the addition of Metter …

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Obituaries
Paul Michael McDaniel, 71
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. Paul Michael McDaniel, age 71, of Swainsboro, on Wednesday, July 3, 2024. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 7, at 4 p.m. in the …
Madelyne Hall Meeks, 56
Mrs. Madelyne Hall Meeks, 56, of Lyons, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2024, at Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. Memorial services will be Wednesday, July 10, at 6 p.m. in the Chapel of …
Levie Ann George, 74
Levie Ann George, age 74, passed away Monday, June 24, 2024. A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, July 6, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Stillmore with Pastor Walter George …
Crime
    • SPD: 7.10.24

      Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… June 28 911 dispatched officers to respond to South Main Street to meet …

    • JAIL: 7.10.24

      The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Jeffrey Brewer, on warrants obtained by one …

    • ECSO: 7.10.24

      According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… July 1 Deputy met with victim in reference to a theft on a construction site. Items …

    • SPD: 7.3.24

      Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… June 21 Officers received a call to La Rosita in reference to a female …

    • JAIL: 7.3.24

      The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Jeffrey Brewer, on warrants obtained by one …

    • ECSO: 7.3.24

      According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… June 21 Deputies were notified by complainant that the tag off his motorcycle was …

Education
Scavenger Hunt for Books breaking news
Week 4 was a tough one. The hunters were stumped by the elusive clues and some even had to ask for secret message help before finding the location to get their books. Great sleuthing skills paid off …
Summer Scavenger Hunt for Books!
Week three was another fun week of following clues to the great free books to read during the summer months. Family Connection would like to thank this week's "secret business", the Emanuel County …
Special assistance alternative community eligibility provision
By participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) and eliminating the need for meal applications, Emanuel County School District will reduce administrative and printing costs. Families …
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Hot enough for you?

How many times have you heard that one? Well, no matter because you probably will be hearing it more than you ever have before according to the National Weather Service. We have already been under …

Emanuel County Historic Society to hold meeting

he Emanuel County Historic Society will host its July quarterly meeting on Thursday, July 25, at 7 p.m. in the Varner 4-H building. It will be our usual potluck meal, so please bring a dish to share. …

Elder speaks to Kiwanis

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting Tuesday night, July 2, at the Rustic Grille Restaurant at 7 p.m. With President Cheryl Goodman presiding, they had 17 in attendance including …

Derden speaks to Four Rivers Patriots

The Four Rivers Patriots, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, held its monthly meeting Thursday night, June 20, at Chatters Restaurant in Lyons at 6 p.m. With President Steve DeWeil …
Features

Emanuel Medical Center receives grant to expand Emergency Department

Governor Brian P. Kemp recently announced that Emanuel Medical Center is among 13 Georgia rural hospitals to receive grant awards totaling $6 million as part of the Dual Track Rural Hospital Support …

Junior & Daughters Museum holds grand opening

On Saturday, June 22, 2024, the community and fans from afar came out to support Junior Brinson at his auto museum grand opening by attending his First Annual Cruise In. The Cruise In was held from 8 …

“Coming Attractions”

On Thursday of last week, a new show premiered at the Karrh Theater in downtown Swainsboro. The star of the show was the theater itself and the amazing changes that have taken place in the …

Hattaway receives Exchangite Award

Scotty Hattaway was presented the Exchangite of the Year Award (Josh Hunnicutt Award) on Tuesday, June 18, at the Exchange Club meeting. He has done an exceptional job this year serving as the Club …
Faith

Living Way Ministries to hold annual women conference

Living Way Ministries will have their annual women conference Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 9, at 2:30 p.m. The theme for the conference will be ‘Surely God can do …

Oak Chapel renovation

About the time Covid reared its ugly head early in 2021 and churches were suspending in-house services for a while, another problem arose at Oak Chapel Baptist Church. While inspecting some low spots …

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church to hold VBS

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church near Garfield has planned Vacation Bible School for June 4-7 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each night. Classes will include ages 0 - 19. The theme ‘Breaker Rock Beach, God's …
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Atlanta veterans attempt to set the record straight on Vietnam War

Let’s face it. The Vietnam War was not our finest hour. The Greatest Generation that took on Germany and Japan in World War II and prevailed came home and spawned a Not-So-Great Generation who put …

Junior-Senior Prom

The school term has ended. Seniors have graduated. Juniors are looking forward to being in grade twelve and enjoying the festivities of their senior year. However, the year 1951 changed the …

National “Just because I want to” Day

This week, the week after July 4th, is one of the busiest times of the year. Oh yes, it’s a well-known fact. You might think it’s the slow, sleepy days of summer, but actually, there is a …
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