SPD hosts annual Shop with a Cop event

Posted by | December 13, 2019 3:01 pm

A good time was had by MANY kids, their family members, and law enforcement of Emanuel County and surrounding areas at Swainsboro Police Department’s annual Shop with a Cop event held last night! Be sure to check out next week’s edition of The Blade for the full details! In the meantime, enjoy some of the pictures taken from the event! Feel free to drop any photos taken from last night … Read More


Topic: All about photo resolution

Posted by | December 13, 2019 1:47 pm

I’ve been asked before about photo resolution. Simply put, resolution is how clear and sharp pictures are.

Resolution is usually measured in DPI, or dots per inch, which explains the number of pixels in a picture.

If you see resolution measured in DPI, that number is telling you how many dots are in one inch of a line in the picture. The DPI will vary according to where the picture Read More


SHS Basketball Tigers off to a fast start

Posted by | December 13, 2019 1:46 pm

by TROUP BRINSON

The Swainsboro Tigers jump-started a new season with a blistering schedule in preparation for a season packed with entertaining matchups. Swainsboro is 6–0 to get things going and 3–0 in region play, and the competition is about to ratchet up a notch this weekend.

The Tigers knocked off Jefferson County and Statesboro in non-region play before blowing out defending region champ Woodville-Tompkins 73–55 and Bacon County 77–60. Read More


SES Beta has great showing at convention

Posted by | December 13, 2019 1:46 pm

Twenty-nine members of Swainsboro Elementary School’s Junior Beta Club recently attended state convention in Savannah, and the club placed in eight events.

Receiving awards were Jacob Chalker, first place in Woodworking; Kyleigh Hostilo and Carly Jersey, first place in 2D Design Banner; Emma Grace Sconyers, first place in 3D Design; DeAsia Greene, second place in Digital Art; Emma English and DeAsia Greene, second place in Service Learning Showcase; DeiVion Davis, Read More


8U all-stars win district championship

Posted by | December 13, 2019 1:45 pm

 

Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department fielded four all-star teams this year—three football teams and one soccer squad. The 8U football team won its district championship and went on to finish second in the state. The 10U and 12U football teams, as well as SECRD’s first-ever all-star soccer team, also competed at district.

The 8U all-star team traveled to Effingham County Recreation Department to participate in the 2019 GRPA 8U District Read More


Ruth Palmer, 90

Posted by | December 13, 2019 1:43 pm

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Ruth Palmer, 90, of Swainsboro on Sunday, December 08, 2019 at Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home in Swainsboro.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Peebles-Curry Memorial chapel with Chaplain Franklin Sasser officiating and Rev. Casey Shaw assisting. Interment followed at Eatonton Memorial Garden Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Bill Kitchens. The family receivef friends Read More


Distracted driving ends in crash

Posted by | December 13, 2019 1:43 pm

by BILL CAHILL, SFD PIO

A driver using a cell phone caused an 18-wheeler to crash into the automobile. The wreck occurred on the bypass at Business 1 North around 9 a.m. on Wednesday, December 4.

The resulting crash caused a fully loaded container tractor-trailer to overturn with the container crushing the rear of a Buick sedan. There were no injuries reported, but there was a small fire in the Read More


Civic group organizes giveaway

Posted by | December 13, 2019 1:42 pm

Men Reaching Men’s annual toys giveaway will take place this Saturday, December 14, from 1 until 3 p.m. at 206 West Main Street in Swainsboro. If you have the matching number, you could win one of 15 bicycles to be distributed—but you must be present to win! For more information, contact 478-455-3226.


Kiwanis Club times Turkey Trot 5K

Posted by | December 13, 2019 1:41 pm

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro traveled 60 miles to Glennville Saturday morning to time the Turkey Trot 5K. The run had 56 runners, two of whom pushed their child in strollers.

The Swainsboro Kiwanis Club began assisting organizations with the timing of fun runs, 5K runs, and 10K runs several years ago. The group provides a complete “timing package” when needed.  This package includes three digital timers with printouts, one Read More


Community theatre is back!

Posted by | December 13, 2019 1:40 pm

Emanuel Arts Council presented Robert Harling’s timeless classic Steel Magnolias over the weekend of December 7 and December 8. The play was performed at the Luck Flanders Gambrell Auditorium of East Georgia State College.

“It was an astounding success and exceeded my wildest expectations,” said Jacquie Brasher, EAC executive director. “We couldn’t have asked for a better turnout for both performances, and we are overwhelmed by the love and support Read More


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