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To better serve the community, Summertown Food Pantry at Summertown Baptist Church will hold its first-ever Saturday distribution day from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on July 24. Bring containers to … more
Dear Editor,I wanted to take the time to share my appreciation and highlight a local Walmart Pharmacy employee. Although I don’t know the employee’s name, I am hoping this letter reaches … more
he following occurred during the Emanuel County Superior Court July 2021 term: Dustin Allen Macaulay negotiated a plea of guilty on one count criminal attempt to commit felony – furnish … more
Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…July 2Officer was dispatched to Rodeway Inn due to complainant stating someone stole her handgun from her room. She stated that … more

According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office…July 1Daniels Chevrolet contacted the SO in reference to someone cutting the fence to the impound lot and siphoning gas from … more
The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Jeffrey Brewer, on warrants obtained by one of several local law enforcement agencies, designated … more
by BILL CAHILL Two drivers were injured yesterday evening when two 18-wheelers collided at the intersection of U.S. 1 South and I-16 in Oak Park. More details to come in next week's edition of The … more
Mercer University conferred bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to more than 2,200 students at five commencements held in May in Macon and Atlanta. Of the 2,200 students was Kyra Jackson of … more
Valdosta State University is proud to announce the members of its graduating class of Spring 2021, including the following area residents:Kaylee Brown of Twin City earned the Master of Education in … more

Downtown Development Authority of Swainsboro announces an upcoming event - Back to School Movie Night. The movie event featuring Tom and Jerry is set for Friday, July 30, at 8 p.m. at The Boneyard in … more
Jeremy Trey Ellington of Swainsboro was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Ellington was … more
Crider Foods is excited to launch its Teacher Pay it Forward Program, where Crider Foods gives schools and the community the opportunity to nominate a teacher that has inspired them for a chance to … more
Recently, The Blade had an opportunity to sit down with Mayor Charles Schwabe and discuss some of the current issues the City of Swainsboro is dealing with and what's to come in the future:Blade: … more

The Swainsboro Kiwanis Club prepared a lunch of grilled hot dogs, chips and cookies at the Vann Community House for the Franklin Memorial Library Children's Summer Reading program at 11 a.m., … more
Emanuel County Farm Bureau sponsored a For the Love of Pets program at the Vann Community Center as part of Franklin Memorial Library's Summer Reading Program - Tails and Tales.Shari Watt and Dana … more
The City of Swainsboro has been designated as a 2021 Accredited Main Street™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards. Each year, Main Street America and its partners announce … more
A retirement ceremony honoring U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant Dennis L. Merrion, Jr. was held Wednesday, June 30, at 9 a.m. at Patriot Square in Downtown Swainsboro. Special speaker Captain … more
The following occurred during the Emanuel County Superior Court April 2021 term:Tiffany Latosha Daniels negotiated a plea of guilty (Alford) on one count aggravated battery family violence. She was … more

Shortly after 11 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29, a single vehicle wreck occurred at 901 5th Avenue. Twin City fire and police arrived on scene and located a vehicle that crashed through a chain link fence … more
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