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With nursing home visitations being prohibited due to the Covid pandemic, Emanuel Medical Center wishes to share some positive cheer with its nursing home residents this year by encouraging local … more
by WHITLEY CLIFTON Please note, due to a change in press time associated with the Thanksgiving holiday, information collected for this week's COVID-19 update is based off of the most recent update … more
The Lonesome Doom Gang banquet, typically held the first Saturday in December, has been cancelled due to COVID-19, according to longtime member Angelia H. Walker. The Lonesome Doom Gang is an … more
by WHITLEY CLIFTON According to the county commissioners’ noon update before press time Tuesday, November 2, the total active cases of COVID-19 in Emanuel has increased from 42 to 62 since … more

by WHITLEY CLIFTON According to the county commissioners’ noon update before press time Tuesday, November 2, the total active cases of COVID-19 in Emanuel has decreased from 69 to 42 since … more
by WHITLEY CLIFTON According to the county commissioners’ noon update before press time Tuesday, October 27, the total active cases of COVID-19 in Emanuel has increased from 62 to 69 since … more
by WHITLEY CLIFTON According to the county commissioners’ noon update before press time Tuesday, October 20, the office announced that due to delayed information, daily COVID-19 update … more
According to the county commissioners’ noon update before press time Tuesday, August 11, the total active cases of COVID-19 in Emanuel has increased to 88. There have been … more
In response to the continuing spread of COVID-19 in the community, the City of Swainsboro is requesting that masks or face coverings be worn by all persons entering any municipal building until … more

According to the county commissioners’ noon update before press time Tuesday, July 14, the total active cases of COVID-19 in Emanuel has decreased to 46. There have been 231 … more
by PRESIDENT BOB BOEHMER Dear Friends of East Georgia State College Faculty and Staff, I am writing today to update you about steps we are taking at EGSC concerning protective face … more
According to the county commissioners’ noon update before press time Tuesday, July 7, the total active cases of COVID-19 in Emanuel has now reached 77. There have been 172 total confirmed … more
According to the county commissioners’ noon update before press time Tuesday, June 30, the total active cases of COVID-19 in Emanuel has now reached 60. There have been 121 total confirmed … more
East Georgia State College will hold its spring commencement ceremony virtually on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 6 p.m. The ceremony will be held virtually because of the recent COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony can be viewed in a watch party on the EGSC … more

by HALEI LAMB According to Elections Director Kerry Curry, the primary election originally set for next month has been postponed due to COVID-19 implications. The decision was made by state officials Thursday, April 9. Early voting for the primary … more
by HALEI LAMB Area students who were heading to this year’s prom, especially seniors, will be pleased to hear their planning will not have been in vain. One local woman, Brandi Canady-Taylor, has been working behind the scenes over the last few … more
by HALEI LAMB Del Brown has been a busy man over the last few weeks as concerns about coronavirus have grown locally. He and his employees at Pinetucky Country Meats in Swainsboro and Pinetucky Country Meats in Soperton have been working nonstop to … more
by HALEI LAMB Typically, absentee voting at the local level in normal elections hovers around 2 or 3 percent. Kerry Curry, who serves as elections director for Emanuel County, says her office is prepared for upwards of 50 percent absentee voting, … more
by HALEI LAMB According to Damien Scott, Emanuel County is ahead of the game right now in terms of preparedness for coronavirus. His statement to The Blade Tuesday morning comes after the opening of a local COVID clinic and quicker testing. This … more

by HALEI LAMB The shutdown of the state continues to unfold amid COVID-19, but two important events—the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 as well as a parade for the Swainsboro High School basketball state champions—will go on at some … more
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