Posted by Halei Lamb | April 8, 2020 10:15 am
Jesus Christ, 33 of Nazareth, died Friday on Mount Calvary, also known as Golgotha, the place of the skull. Betrayed by the apostle Judas, Jesus was crucified by the Romans by order of the ruler Pontius Pilate. The causes of death were crucifixion, extreme exhaustion, severe torture, and loss of blood.
Jesus Christ, a descendant of Abraham, was a member of the House of David. He was the son of … Read More
Posted by Halei Lamb | April 8, 2020 9:46 am
On April 1, while patrolling the area of 5th and South Railroad Avenues, an officer of Twin City Police Department observed a driver fail to stop at a four-way stop sign. The officer then attempted to make a traffic stop, and the driver showed no intention to stop, proceeding to travel toward Highway 80.
The driver then turned onto Highway 80 East into oncoming traffic and proceeded the wrong way … Read More
Posted by Halei Lamb | April 8, 2020 9:25 am
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 should be welcomed news by the community in spite of the total cases growing to 3, according to the Department of Public Health’s website just before 3 p.m. … Read More
Posted by Halei Lamb | April 8, 2020 9:02 am
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 point.
During a press conference on Wednesday, April 1, Governor Brian Kemp signed an executive order closing all schools across the state for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school … Read More
Posted by Whitley Clifton | April 2, 2020 2:59 pm
In 1984 when former Vice President Walter Mondale was running for president, he said something during the campaign he wished he had not said and later tried to correct his mistake. I don’t remember the details, but I do remember ABC’s Peter Jennings discussing the matter with political pundit George Will one evening.
Jennings said he thought Mondale had done a good job of explaining what he had meant. Wills … Read More
Posted by Whitley Clifton | April 2, 2020 2:58 pm
This column must start with a spoiler alert. I always try to select subjects to share with my hometown readers that are nostalgic and hopefully amusing. This is a time when we must be afraid and careful. Activities are cancelled and grocery shelves are bare. Not to be an alarmist, but we must obey the regulations and not contribute to the spreading. As with any crisis, if we keep up … Read More
Posted by Whitley Clifton | April 2, 2020 2:57 pm
On March 26, 2020, Governor Brian Kemp issued an executive order stating that all “public post-secondary schools shall remain closed for in-person instruction with limited exceptions for the rest of the semester.” Therefore, as directed, Southeastern Technical College will not re-open either campus to the general public until the end of the current semester. Online instruction will continue.
The staff is working diligently to find the answers to many questions … Read More
Posted by Whitley Clifton | April 2, 2020 2:56 pm
by SEN. JACK HILL, 4th District
WHAT IF YOU HAD TO JUST STOP FOR TWO WEEKS?
“Deep beneath an undisclosed location….” No, actually from my office! I have been working every day using the phone and computer to stay in touch and work on problems and issues for constituents. By the time many of you read this, my quarantine period, March. 30, will be over. Good news is I feel … Read More
Posted by Whitley Clifton | April 2, 2020 2:54 pm
Dear Savvy Senior,
I’ve heard that the Social Security Administration has closed all their offices because of the coronavirus pandemic. How are they accommodating people while they’re closed down?
Yes, that’s correct. The Social Security Administration has closed its 1,200 field offices throughout the country to protect benefit recipients and workers from the coronavirus pandemic. Their offices have been closed since March 17. How long they … Read More
Posted by Whitley Clifton | April 2, 2020 2:53 pm
Congress recently passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which will provide many resources to small businesses, in addition to certain nonprofits and other employers.
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans are one part of this act and will provide cashflow assistance through 100 percent federally guaranteed loans to qualifying employers affected by Covid-19 who maintain their payroll during this emergency. Among other features, PPP offers forgiveness of … Read More