Santa will visit Swainsboro on Christmas Eve

Posted by | December 6, 2019 5:04 pm


Once again Jolly Saint Nick will visit Swainsboro neighborhoods for the fifth year. Santa has been in touch with Chief Mike Strobridge and the Swainsboro Firefighters requesting their assistance in guiding his annual trip to visit the good children. Santa will once again ride upon his highly decorated #7 Sleigh.

Beginning at 5 PM, Santa will travel down Main Street to Walmart, after a meet Read More

Not just Santa, but the Grinch, too!

Posted by | December 6, 2019 5:01 pm

News Flash!  Santa’s not the only one who’s coming to town in Twin City, but the Grinch is making an appearance as well. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, you can visit him at the recently refurbished Old City Jail, give him your Christmas complaint, and receive a Grinchy treat.

The Grinch will make his entrance this Saturday, Dec. 7, at 5:30.  He’ll be riding in the Twin City Christmas Read More

Part-time delivery driver needed

Posted by | December 6, 2019 9:33 am

Paper route delivery driver needed. Due to insurance purposes, must be at least 25-years old with clean driving record. Typical working hours will be Tuesday night until mid-day Wednesday; other hours will vary depending on publication schedule. To inquire, visit The Blade at 416 W. Moring Street, Swainsboro.

Looking for a weekend job…R&F is hiring!!!

Posted by | December 6, 2019 9:30 am

Weekend sewers and workers needed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 6am to 6pm.  If unable to work Friday, there is still Saturday and Sunday work available.  Competitive pay.  No phone calls or texts, apply in person at:

R&F Marketing

308 Glenwood Rd.

Swainsboro, GA 30401

You don’t wanna miss R&F’s pillow sale tomorrow, Dec. 7th!!!

Posted by | December 6, 2019 9:19 am

Holiday Deals continue Saturday, December 7th from 7am – 12pm @ 610 E. Main St, Swainsboro.  Go early for the best selection!!!  CASH ONLY!

Save $5 on orders of $50

End of the year deals on Christmas pillows, decorative pillows, and outdoor patio seating!

$10 Sheets (any size)

Dog beds starting at $4

Sheets All Sizes $10

2 Pc Bath Mat Sets $10

Shower Curtains w/Hooks $8

Flannel Throws $9… Read More

Consider vigilance as ‘broke-down vehicle’ ploy reportedly makes its way to Emanuel

Posted by | December 6, 2019 6:00 am


Not to question the validity of any of the accounts, but stories about the latest strange occurrences involving a van of some type and ill-intended people are a dime a dozen these days on Facebook and on the news. It’s no secret that the world isn’t the same it once was, but all too often in small-town America, we find ourselves thinking, “That’ll never happen here.” After Read More

Somerville, Bostic arrested in March 2019 homicide

Posted by | December 5, 2019 5:11 pm

On March 27 at approximately midnight, Swainsboro Police Department responded to 540 Gumlog Road to a business known as Gilley’s in reference to a gunshot victim.

Upon arrival responding officers observed a black male, later identified as Jamichael Jarrod Walker, lying outside the business. Further investigation revealed injuries on the body consistent with multiple gunshot wounds. Walker was pronounced dead at the scene.

During the ensuing months, investigators with Swainsboro … Read More

War bride

Posted by | December 5, 2019 3:19 pm

This tale is too, too good not to be told, although the speaker asked that her name not be used. She was much too modest to have her name in the paper. However, if you live around Norristown, you have probably heard the story of this war bride.

Many romantic stories came from World War II. Later wars played out on TV, but WWII stories were told by the actual Read More

Trudie Rose Lee Branch (Baewinna), 77

Posted by | December 5, 2019 3:17 pm

Funeral services for Trudie Rose Lee Branch (Baewinna), 77, were held Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion AME Church in Garfield with Pastor V. Lewis officiating, assisted by Pastor Robert Johnson. Interment followed at Mount Zion AME Church Cemetery. She passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 8:53 a.m. under the care of Swainsboro Nursing Home and Pruitt Hospice.

Ms. Trudie Rose Lee Branch (Baewinna) was Read More

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