Couch potatoes

Posted by | January 8, 2020 3:41 pm


Do you realize that we have become a nation of couch potatoes? A woman I know says her husband hasn’t been out of his Lazy Boy recliner in five years, not counting the times he had to get up to use the bathroom.

She brings his breakfast, dinner, and supper to his armrest while he watches the sports channel from morning to midnight.

Back in the day, Read More

Sweet Mary returns

Posted by | January 8, 2020 3:38 pm


I was given the name “Sweet Mary” by my foster mom.  She thinks I’m just as sweet as sugar. She doesn’t understand how someone could just leave me behind at a dumpster. I’m friendly to everyone I meet except cats. You may remember me from an article in The Blade several months ago. I was the dog with the Demodex mange. I had been left at the Read More

Two sentenced in superior court

Posted by | January 8, 2020 3:37 pm

During the October 2019 term of Emanuel County Superior Court…

Tykeyvious McGahee negotiated a plea of guilty (Alford) on one count armed robbery and one count possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He was sentenced to 30 years with the first 10 years to be served in confinement. In addition, McGahee also negotiated a plea of guilty (Alford) on seven counts aggravated assault, seven counts possession Read More

SPD Report 1-8-20

Posted by | January 8, 2020 3:36 pm

Officers with Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

December 24

Complainant reported theft by deception regarding a counterfeit $100 bill.

Officer responded to a South Main Street address in reference to a damaged vehicle.

Complainant reported harassing communications.

December 25

Victim reported an unknown offender entering a vehicle and stealing items.

Emanuel County 911 dispatched officer to a Barbara Avenue address in reference to a TPO violation.

December 26

Officer responded Read More

SHS softball players recognized for outstanding season

Posted by | January 8, 2020 3:28 pm


The Swainsboro Tigers softball team celebrated a hard-fought season and recognized their players recently at their season-ending awards banquet. The Tigers battled to a 7–8 region record and enjoyed a bounce-back season. They will lose only two seniors heading into next year.

Phoebe Durden and Erin Hood received all-region first team honors, and Zaid Brown and Brianna Parks made the all-region second team.

Durden won Team Offensive Read More

Christopher receives Distinguished Service Medal

Posted by | January 8, 2020 3:27 pm

As president of the Brier Creek Chapter, President Lee Smith is authorized to present the John R. McKinney Distinguished Service Medal at his discretion. The recipient of last year’s award is Tommy Christopher.

Compatriot Christopher is a charter member of the Brier Creek Chapter. He has been very active in the club and has served the Georgia Society well.

Christopher is a member of the Brier Creek Militia as well Read More

Welcome, Baby Malmberg!

Posted by | January 8, 2020 3:19 pm

Proud parents Taylor Hood and Micah Malmberg are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Adeline Cierra Ashlyn Malmberg.

Born December 19, 2019 at 1:16 p.m. at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro, she weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz. and was 19.5” long. She is the granddaughter of Mike and Susan Malmberg of Waynesboro and Joey and Ashley Hood of Kite. Great-grandparents include Von Price of Swainsboro and Read More

Legals 1-8-20

Posted by | January 8, 2020 3:08 pm




KATHLEEN CROUCH AKINS,                 




[For Discharge from Office and all Liability]

IN RE: Petition for Discharge of Personal Representative

TO: FEDERICO CASTRO CORONA and to whom it may concern:

This is to notify you to file objection, if there is any, to the above-referenced Petition, in this Court on or Read More

Lt. McCoy retires after three decades with SPD

Posted by | January 8, 2020 2:47 pm

In November 1989, Swainsboro Police Department’s Bobby McCoy, 605, began his career as lieutenant supervisor at Swainsboro Police Department. After dedicating more than 30 years of service to the City of Swainsboro and its citizens, he has since become a sergeant first class, and as of December 28, 2019, Lt.  McCoy checked out of service for his final time.

During a sincere, heartfelt moment surrounded by fellow law enforcement officers, Read More

City property tax deadline extended

Posted by | January 8, 2020 2:46 pm

The deadline for payment of 2019 City of Swainsboro property taxes has been extended to Thursday, January 17, at 4:30 p.m. Please be sure to complete all payment transactions by this deadline to avoid any penalties.

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