Local History, May 1975

Posted by | May 22, 2017 11:00 am

Remember when?

How time has changed from 1975 to 2017. You don’t see this very often, but only in the movies.

Mrs. Johnny Williams, the for former Glenda Davis started her new job at  Swainsboro  Police Department as the meter maid. She started on May 1st of 1975 distributing complimentary tickets to parking violators. She will begin strict enforcement of parking regulations come Monday.


Fire off Old Reidsville Rd

Posted by | May 19, 2017 5:28 pm

A hay baler has caught fire and spreaded into wheat field. Swainsboro Fire Dept is on scene along with Twin City Fire Dept and other volunteer fire fighters.

Want to learn to weld? Don’t wait!

Posted by | May 19, 2017 12:45 pm

Have you ever considered welding as a career choice? With the retiring of baby boomers, the shortage of welders is becoming increasingly larger. Still, the younger generations are shying away from skilled labor trades like welding. If you’re one of those, think again before choosing your career! Most industry experts are projecting that there will be a shortage of 300,000 welders by the year 2020, and that figure is expected … Read More

Who Remembers When?

Posted by | May 19, 2017 10:04 am

From the files of The Forest Blade 1975

Members of the First Methodist Church of Swainsboro got “shook up” when this for sale sign showed of on their front lawn recently. The pastor, the Rev Donald Sparks, said it was the work of a prankster. The small note on the side says: “Please do not remove this ‘For Sale” sign until Mr. Sparks see it.” Staff photo by Bill Rogers … Read More

Melanie Ray Naprstek Strange, 52

Posted by | May 19, 2017 9:10 am

   Funeral services for Melanie Ray Naprstek Strange, 52, will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel. Burial will take place at Lake Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Friday, May 19, 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home. She died early Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at her residence.

   Ms. Melanie Ray Naprstek Strange was born in Savannah to Melvin Ray … Read More

STC the place to learn about diesel mechanics

Posted by | May 18, 2017 5:22 pm

Diesel service technicians/mechanics inspect, repair, and overhaul trucks, buses, farm equipment, and other types of diesel engines. Job opportunities for these workers are expected to increase in the agriculture, timber, and commercial truck driving industries. Qualified diesel mechanics will be needed to maintain the additional equipment to support the expected growth of these industries. Southeastern Tech offers a program for those who wish to pursue a career in diesel mechanics. … Read More

Join the Fulford Center for summer camps

Posted by | May 18, 2017 3:10 pm

East Georgia State College’s Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center is the place to be this summer! They have a variety of great summer camps for kids.

From June 5 – 8 at 8:30 a.m. to noon, the Fulford Center will hold Camp Adventure VI, one of their most requested camps. Structured for rising third through fifth graders, this camp is $25 and is limited to 22 students. Camp Adventure … Read More

You don’t see this often

Posted by | May 18, 2017 10:51 am

Staff photo from the Forest Blade in 1975, Howard Henson captured this photo and there was no explanation needed for him or least to the Swainsboro residents who have had their garbage bags torn open by the dogs on occasions. Now all the residents have to worry about are cats, coons, possums and the like.


Joyce Clifton Oglesby, 90

Posted by | May 17, 2017 11:44 am

Funeral services for Joyce Clifton Oglesby, 90, will be held Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Adams, Rev. Tommie Pullium, and Rev. Dr. Ray Freeman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Crowe-Fields Funeral Home. She died Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at her residence.

Mrs. Joyce Read More

STC adds Business Healthcare Technology program

Posted by | May 17, 2017 11:23 am

In recent years, Southeastern Technical College (STC) has continuously expanded its list of available programs that are offered to current and incoming students. In doing this, STC has remained a competitive and diversified school that offers students access to a variety of programs that appeal to them.

The most recent example of expansion can be seen in the creation of a new program that broadens the current Business Technology program … Read More

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