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Swainsboro Kiwanis Club makes donation to DEA

Posted by | April 2, 2020 2:48 pm

The Swainsboro Kiwanis Club recently made a donation to David Emanuel Academy to be used by their elementary science department. Dana Durden, who teaches first grade science, will be using the donation toward the purchase of a greenhouse project and a classroom set of books to complement the study.

Science education encourages an attitude of inquiry in the world around us; excites an interest in the nature and process of Read More

GSP cites one for DUI

Posted by | April 2, 2020 2:44 pm

According to Post 19 of the Georgia State Patrol, Anilkumar J. Patel, 50 of Swainsboro, was arrested March 15.

Glad Garden Club hears from local florist

Posted by | April 2, 2020 2:44 pm

The Glad Garden Club held its regular meeting Monday, March 9, 2020 at the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center on the campus of East Georgia State College. Members were delighted to entertain a program presented by Jim Roberts, florist and owner of Southern Traditions Floral & Gifts.

The original program included a demonstration of floral arranging including use of greenery, flowers, and containers, but members couldn’t help but want Read More

Stay calm!

Posted by | April 2, 2020 2:43 pm

Local healthcare officials are urging citizens to remain calm and continue the precautionary measures promoted in the last few weeks as Emanuel County’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 was announced Monday, March 30. Around noon, East Georgia Healthcare Center published on Facebook a press release stating that its lab company sent word that a patient from Emanuel County had tested positive for coronavirus. Still, both EGHC officials and others in Read More

Citizens Bank names Johnson executive vice president

Posted by | April 2, 2020 2:41 pm

Gary Johnson has been named executive vice president and chief lending officer for The Citizens Bank of Swainsboro and subsidiary banks Bulloch First and Citizens Bank of Laurens County. Johnson will be managing the lending function for the company.

“We are fortunate that Gary has agreed to remain with our bank as the executive in charge of lending. His many years of experience as a lender and manager will be Read More

Farm Bureau recognizes six winners

Posted by | April 2, 2020 2:41 pm

Emanuel County Farm Bureau is proud to announce the winners of this year’s middle school essay contest.

Each year, Farm Bureau Women’s Committee sponsors this contest to help students understand the importance of agriculture in everyday life. In doing so, essay contestants must write on a certain topic. The topic this year was, “Describe the relationship between farmers and natural resources.”

Ben Bennett placed first, Peyton Lee placed second, and Read More

Farm Bureau encourages farm owners to apply for Centennial Farm Award

Posted by | April 2, 2020 2:40 pm

Even though most Georgians are several generations removed from their family farm, many can trace their family history back to a farm and even still have relatives farming the family home place. Emanuel County Farm Bureau encourages owners of farms continuously operating for 100 years or more to apply to be recognized by the Georgia Centennial Farm Program. This program recognizes centennial farm owners through one of three distinguished awards:Read More

COVID-19 guidance for restaurants and food service

Posted by | April 2, 2020 2:39 pm

by MARNIE DEKLE, Family & Consumer Sciences agent for Emanuel and Candler counties

The expanding global outbreak of respiratory infections due to a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has now been declared a pandemic. Cases of COVID-19 are rapidly increasing in Georgia.

Symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The best way to preventinfection with any respiratory virus is to use the same preventative strategies used during a Read More

Love includes everyone

Posted by | April 2, 2020 2:38 pm


The Bible teaches us that love is the most important thing—”the main thing”—and we should let the main thing be the main thing in our lives. Are you majoring in things that really don’t matter and paying very little attention to walking in love? For many years that was exactly what I did, and as a result I constantly felt unfulfilled and dissatisfied. I had a relationship Read More

Beta Beta Chapter celebrates 57th birthday

Posted by | April 2, 2020 2:36 pm

[Editor’s note: Due to incorrect information submitted for the March 25 edition of The Blade, this story is an updated version printed at the request of Beta Beta Chapter.]

The February 24 meeting of Beta Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma was called to order at Catered Creations at 6:30 p.m. by President Tammy Gray. She welcomed guests and members in attendance and thanked the hostesses for the beautiful Read More

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