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Millen Garden Clubs Promote Garden Week in Georgia!

The State of Georgia has proclaimed April 21-27 as Garden Week in Georgia. The state recognizes the fact that gardeners seek to add beauty, splendor, fragrance, and nutrition to our lives through the growing of herbs, vegetables, foliage and flowers. Gardening also promotes a healthy lifestyle that


Storm damage in Bulloch County

BULLOCH COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) - Over in Bulloch County, strong winds damaged the roof of one person's place. The owner of the building, that's located in the Brooklet area, said it was his hunting clubhouse. However, that was just some of the damage left behind in the area.


Georgia Southern Statesboro Campus, city of Statesboro team up to improve health

City of Statesboro employees are improving their health and wellness thanks to the help of Georgia Southern University faculty and students who have customized a worksite wellness program that meets the needs of the city’s diverse workforce.


Cooking fire damages Twin City home

A 1:14 a.m. call to 911 started Twin City firefighters in route to 1040 Coursey Road for a reported stove/grease fire. Arriving on scene, the fire was in the overhead cabinets and exhaust fan over the stove. Additional County firefighters from Canoochee and Garfield were dispatched to the scene. Fir


City of Statesboro to soon have new city manager

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - If you live in Statesboro, you will have a new city manager in the near future. Current City Manager Randy Wetmore is set to retire this summer. One council member we spoke with said he and other city leaders took several factors into account when naming Charles Penny as thei


Twin City to host Tire Amnesty Day

The City of Twin City, in conjunction with its Citywide Clean-up and celebration of Georgia Cities Week, will hold Tire Amnesty Day on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.


Georgia Southern University to open business incubator in Metter

METTER, Ga. (WSAV) - A partnership between the city of Metter and Georgia Southern University could bring more opportunities for entrepreneurs to the area due to the university opening a business incubator there.


TCE announces Golden Ticket winner

Twin City Pre-K student Harper Hill was recently named a Golden Ticket winner through a fundraising project. She received $100. Hill is a student in Amanda Reynolds’ homeroom class at Twin City Elementary and is the granddaughter of first-grade teacher Patty Collins.


Eight locals compete for second Statesboro Voice title

Updated: April 18, 2019, 5:01 p.m. A plumber with three kids, a junior in high school, three church worship leaders, a full-time nursing student with two kids and two budding singer/songwriters are the diverse contestants vying to be the next Statesboro Voice.


Wilson murder case moving to trial ‘very rapidly’

Priscilla Riner could stand trial as early as this summer or sometime in the fall, according to Hayward Altman, district attorney for the Middle Judicial Circuit. The Blade last reported on the case in July 2018 when Riner was awarded bond. There has been little noise about the case since then, but


20 year old charged with murder in Tattnall County killing

"On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) arrested Rashaun McRae, age 20, on charges of Murder for the death of Elroy Miller, age 58. On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, the GBI was requested by the Tattnall County Sheriff’s Office to assist with a death investigation. At ap


Kiwanians hear Pine Tree Festival plans

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro met Tuesday, April 9, at Catered Creations at 7 p.m. with President Cheryl Goodman presiding with 25 members present. Bobby Seamans hosted the program. He introduced Lynn Brinson, director of the Downtown Development Authority.


Statesboro PD says new marijuana ordinance looks to be a success

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Statesboro Police just finished their first three months under a new ordinance that keeps some misdemeanor marijuana possession suspects from going to jail.


Legendary Vidalia coach and Athletic Director retiring

VIDALIA, Ga. — A long time, legendary coach and Athletic Director is calling it a career at the end of the current school year. Vidalia High Athletic Director Charles "Chunk" Reid has announced he's retiring due to continuing health problems.


Full slate of events planned for Georgia Cities Week

Historic Twin City/Main Street will be celebrating Georgia Cities Week April 21 through April 28. The city will be hosting a variety of events throughout the week. The theme of this year’s Georgia Cities Week is “Georgia Cities: True Colors.”


Have you seen Oscar???

The Cowart family is in hopes of finding their fur-baby, Oscar. He is a mature male beagle, approximately 3-4 years old, and is said to be very gentle and friendly. Oscar was last seen on the morning of Monday, April 15, in the Twin City area of Sam Overstreet Road, and was wearing a red collar with


HIGH SCHOOL NOTEBOOK: GHSA divides Class A public, private school regions

The recent decision by the Georgia High School Association to split Class A schools into separate private and public regions will have a big impact locally — with Savannah Christian, Calvary Day and Savannah Country Day affected.


Proudly it waves over Swainsboro

On Friday, April 12, the Sons of the American Legion presented a new 5’x8’ U.S. flag to be flown at Swainsboro Fire Headquarters. Henry Thompson, commander of SAL Squadron 103, stated the flag was dedicated to the memory of the late Alton “Al” W Lawson, an SAL member who passed in February.


Seedling Garden Club discusses upcoming flower show

The Seedling Garden Club met Monday, April 8, inside Swainsboro United Methodist Church’s social hall. The meeting featured a working session to help members better understand the designs that will be entered in the flower show.


A night in memory of Benjamin Woods at Swainsboro Raceway

Saturday evening, fans and drivers rolled into Swainsboro Raceway with heavy hearts, remembering one of its own No. 1 fans, Benjamin Woods, and his uncle, Irvin Woods, in thoughts and prayers. Swainsboro Raceway and Kart Track drivers and fans came together to remember and honor this family during t