Annual canning contest announced

Posted by | September 29, 2016 2:11 pm

It is time, once again, to recognize the great cooks and “home canners” in our area. If you have canned produce such as pickles, tomatoes, jellies and other items, please bring them to the Jaycee Fairgrounds Sunday, Oct. 9 between 2 and 4 p.m. No exhibits will be accepted on Saturday or after 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Please bring canning jars with completed entry forms. These forms, along with contest … Read More

Exchange Club announces annual pancake supper plans

Posted by | September 29, 2016 2:00 pm

This year’s annual Swainsboro Exchange Club pancake supper is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 4. Proceeds from the supper are used to benefit The Sunshine House Regional Children’s Advocacy Center, which serves children and their families in Candler, Emanuel, Jefferson, Toombs and Washington Counties who have been victims of criminal abuse.

   Dr. Bobby Sasser and Judge Bobby Reeves are once again serving as captains of the competing teams. Judge Reeves has … Read More

Happy National Coffee Day

Posted by | September 29, 2016 1:35 pm

What is your favorite coffee? Let us know. Listed below are a few National Coffee Day deals:

• Dunkin’ Donuts. The chain, with 12,000 locations worldwide, plans to use the occasion to celebrate its 66th birthday. Dunkin’ Donuts says it will be selling medium cups of coffee for 66 cents.

Its also says it is going to “surprise” 66 of its Twitter followers with gift cards good for a year’s … Read More

Check out these community events

Posted by | September 29, 2016 1:33 pm

5th Quarter Community Celebration

Twin City Memorial Welcome Center

September 30, 9:30 – 11:30 p.m.

Twin City Farmers Market & Pumpkin Sale

Twin City Memorial Welcome Center

October 1, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Emanuel County Farmers and Artisans Market

Welcome Center, Twin City

October 1, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Thomas Collins and Sallie McCullough Reunion

Corinth Free Will Baptist Church near Oak Park

October 1, 11 a.m.

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Services Offered

Posted by | September 28, 2016 10:43 pm

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Next Relay For Life meeting to be held October 3

Posted by | September 28, 2016 5:00 pm

national-rfl-colour-on-white-background   Team captains and co-captains for Emanuel County’s Relay For Life are encouraged to attend the next relay team meeting, which will be held Monday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Franklin Memorial Library. This event will serve as an opportunity to register your teams.

   The 2017 Relay For Life will be held on April 21 of next year at the Swainsboro Jaycee Fairgrounds from 6 p.m. until 12 a.m. The … Read More

Do you have an anniversary or birthday coming up?

Posted by | September 28, 2016 4:00 pm

Do you know someone celebrating a birthday or anniversary today? Send us a message with their name and photo. We’ll give them a shout-out! Send your submissions to or, or message us on Facebook at Emanuel County Live!

Fourth grade OUTLOOK students contruct dog houses

Posted by | September 28, 2016 1:00 pm

   Fourth grade OUTLOOK students at Swainsboro Elementary School recently finished their novel study for the first nine weeks. Students in Brooke Frye’s OUTLOOK class have been reading Shiloh for the past several weeks.

   As a culminating project for their novel study, students created dog houses from materials of their choice. Everything from repurposed wood pallets to cardboard boxes was used for the projects.

   Students also wrote an informational essay … Read More

Meet our staff!

Posted by | September 28, 2016 11:16 am

   Halei Lamb is the editor of The Forest-Blade. She began her employment with us last year. She is the 23-year-old wife of Chris Lamb of Midville. A native of Johnson County and Swainsboro High Class of 2011 graduate, Halei is currently pursuing an English degree to improve her capabilities as an editor. She and Chris have two dogs: a Siberian husky, Neyla, and a Labrador retriever, Dux. In her … Read More

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