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Now that the City of Swainsboro has entered its third century of “official” existence, The Blade thought it would be a good time to take a look back at the first 200 years. For the next 12 weeks …

Brier Creek President & Officers Installed

The Brier Creek Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution held its monthly meeting on Thursday night, January 5, 2023, at Walls Restaurant in Sylvania with President Wayne Howard …

2023 STAR Students and Teachers Announced

Emanuel County Institute senior, Karly Olliff, Swainsboro High School senior, Manuel Fernandez, and David Emanuel Academy senior, Peyton Free, have been named the 2023 PAGE STAR Student for their …

BOC holds meeting of the year with many new changes

The Emanuel County Board of Commissioners convened for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 17, at 6:00 p.m., at the John C. Coleman Hotel in Downtown Swainsboro. Alongside …

Chamber Member Spotlight: Emanuel County Schools

Emanuel County Schools is a public, pre-kindergarten through the twelfth-grade school district that serves 4,079 students and comprises six schools and an Early Learning Center. Swainsboro Primary …

Historic Society to meet

The Emanuel County Historic Preservation Society will host its January meeting on Thursday, January 26 at 7 p.m. at the Varner 4-H Building. Bring a dish to share in our potluck supper. Our program …

Kiwanis Holds Weekly Meeting

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting Tuesday night, January 17, 2023, at the Rustic Grille at 7:00 p.m. with President Tammy Allen presiding, and 26 in attendance including two …

Letter to the Editor

On December 20, 2022, at about 1:54 a.m., I received a phone call from my sister, Robin, that there was water “everywhere” in her apartment. I asked her where it was coming from but she could not …

News From Under the Gold Dome

On Monday, January 9, 2023, the Georgia General Assembly convened for the first day of the 157th Legislative Session. Since Monday marked the start of the 2023-2024 legislative term, the first day of …

Patrick Carr Holds Quarterly Meeting

The Patrick Carr Rangers Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution held its meeting in Waynesboro at President David L. Hargrove's home on Monday night December 12, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. …

SMS Announces Honor and Star Honor Roll

Swainsboro Middle School held its Mini Awards Program for the 2nd 9 Weeks on Friday, January 20th. The following students received Honor Roll and Star Honor Roll. 6th Grade Honor Roll: SanQuan …

Speaker John Burns appoints Special Committee on Healthcare

Rep. Butch Parrish to Chair Committee Overseeing Healthcare Policy ATLANTA – Speaker Jon Burns (R-Newington) appointed a House Special Committee on Healthcare to be chaired by Rep. Butch Parrish …

Swainsboro celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

If you were in a plane, 500 feet above Swainsboro’s downtown streets on Monday, January 16, you may have looked out of your window and caught a glimpse of what seemed like beautiful, natural …
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Obituaries
Sarah Chance, 78
Sarah Chance, age 78, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2023. A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, January 21, at 1 p.m. at L.W. Jackson & Family Mortuary in Brunswick with Dr. Johnny Wrice …
Larry Harmon, 62
Mr. Larry Harmon, age 62, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2022, at Piedmont Health Hospital in Augusta. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 2 p.m. at Columbia County …
Annie Louise Collins, 83
Ms. Annie Louise Collins, age 83, of Wrightsville, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at her residence, following an extended illness. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, …
Crime
    • ECSO 1.25.2023

      According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… January 16 Deputy responded to Mill St. in Adrian in reference to a burglary. …

    • Jail 1.25.2023

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

    • SPD 1.25.2023

      Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… January 9, 2023 Officer was sitting stationary on Coleman St. when a …

    • Jail 1.18.2023

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

    • ECSO 1.18.2023

      According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… January 9 Deputies were dispatched to W. Broad St. in reference to an unwanted …

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Education
TCE 2022 - 2023 2nd nine weeks honors
PERFECT ATTENDANCE 1ST GRADE: Reed Baird, Marshall Canady, Jayden Jones, Ramiro Reyes, Aiden Sapp 2ND GRADE: Avery Frye, Camden Hughes, Ethan Renew, Jaiden Sapp, Dalaysia Stokes 3RD …
A lasting impression: Meet inspiring teacher, Katie Cowart
It’s safe to say that we have all experienced at least one inspirational teacher who helped us to understand their subject more and taught us to become a better person. The best teachers pass on …
Twin City Elementary Second Graders Visit Nursing Home
The second-grade students at Twin City Elementary sponsored a sock drive. The students at TCE brought in men’s and women’s socks for the residents at Twin City Health Care Center. The second …
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Faith
Today, things seem to be getting scarce. For whatever the reasons may be, items are getting "out of stock". Ordering parts are continually on back order. There is also a price increase with less …
Mt. Shady Baptist Church, located at 19 Mt. Shady Church Road, Swainsboro, will have a 5th Sunday Gospel Sing this Sunday, January 29, beginning at 10 a.m. Lunch will follow in the church social …
As life progresses, we see things change swiftly and drastically before our eyes. When we think we have everything in place, changes are made. To name a few; there are cars running by electricity, …
Features
The journey to give the long overdue honor and recognition to the historic team of the 1973 State Track and Field and 1st Integrated championship team of Swainsboro High School and Emanuel County …
On Monday, December 19, three local men were sentenced in Superior Court by Judge Robert S. “Bobby” Reeves, in the murder of JaMichael Jerrod Walker, age 31 of Swainsboro. The sentencing phase …
Opinion
A few years ago, I was asked to introduce Sonny Perdue at a fundraiser in Emanuel County. He was running for Governor as a Republican against then-Governor Roy Barnes, a long-time, dyed in the …
by DWIGHT WATT Answer: Emails that are sent that have lots of visible email addresses are valuable on the dark web and to phishers and spammers. Emails get forwarded to different people and the …
I arrived on campus at the University of Georgia in 1968, 3 years after Coach Dooley got there. It was a big deal to a 17-year-old from Swainsboro, Georgia. After my parents deposited me and all my …
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