Smith Grove to celebrate 104 years

Posted by | May 10, 2019 10:26 am

Smith Grove Missionary Baptist Church will hold a 104th-anniversary celebration and spring revival May 15, May 16, May 17, and May 19.
The three-day revival will begin Wednesday, May 15. Oak Grove MBC, McCloud Covenant MBC, New Mount Moriah AME, and Coleman Chapel AME will be in attendance on this evening.
Thursday, May 16, will bring Saint Paul AME, Willow Spring MBC, Mount Giles’s MBC, and Rountree Island MBC to Read More

Metter pastor to preach revival at Antioch

Posted by | May 10, 2019 10:25 am

Antioch Primitive Baptist Church will hold spring revival Tuesday, May 14, and Wednesday, May 15. Services will begin at 7 p.m. both nights. Elder Scott Riner, pastor of Lake Primitive Baptist Church of Metter, will be the guest speaker. All in the community are invited.

Class of 2019 Parents, Family, & Friends

Posted by | May 10, 2019 9:31 am

TODAY, Friday, May 10th, is the deadline to get your ad(s) in The Forest Blade to congratulate your loved ones for reaching their milestone of graduating high school.  We need your info & pictures no later than 4pm today!


Taylor is Miss Pine Tree Festival 2019

Posted by | May 9, 2019 5:30 pm

The 2019 Pine Tree Festival Pageants were held April 27 at Swainsboro Auditorium. Young ladies of various ages competed in eight different divisions.

Morgan Taylor was crowned Miss Pine Tree Festival 2019. Her court consists of Haylie Durden, first runner-up; Kaitlyn Reininger, second runner-up; Jaci Martin, third runner-up; and Caitlin Moore, fourth runner-up.

Lily Diana Womack won the Teen Miss division. Megan Beth Morris placed first runner-up, Addilyn Marsh took Read More

Class of 2019 Parents, Family, & Friends

Posted by | May 9, 2019 5:04 pm

Tomorrow, Friday, May 10th, is the deadline to get your ad(s) in The Forest Blade showing your love, & to congratulate your loved ones for reaching their goal of graduating high school.  We need your info & pictures no later than 4pm tomorrow!


Regent Marsh to speak at EGSC commencement ceremony

Posted by | May 9, 2019 5:00 pm

East Georgia State College will hold their 60th commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10, at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium on the Swainsboro campus. The commencement speaker will be Regent Laura Marsh, while Zahnay Smoak will serve as student speaker and EGSC alumna Harley Strickland will serve as alumni speaker.

Commencement speaker Laura Marsh is a member of the law firm Taulbee, Rushing, Snipes, Marsh & Hodgin, LLC in Statesboro. Read More

SMS, SHS students participate in G.E.M.S.

Posted by | May 9, 2019 4:30 pm

On April 26, Swainsboro Middle and High School counselors Jamie Johnson and Monica Y.

Pace, along with Emanuel County Schools social worker Dionne Gamble, sponsored the

first Girls Expecting More through Sisterhood (G.E.M.S.) conference for middle and high

school female students.

The girls were treated with gift bags filled with items ranging from nail products, make-up bags, and lotions to stress balls. The gift bag items were all donated by Read More

Miss Whitfield, Mr. Buchli announce Fall ceremony

Posted by | May 9, 2019 4:00 pm

Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Deborah Whitfield are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dana Michelle Whitfield of Statesboro, to Samuel Ellis Buchli of Statesboro, son of Cindy Buchli and the late Martin ‘Buddy’ Samuel Buchli.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Bulloch Academy. She furthered her education at Armstrong Atlantic University, where she obtained a degree in communication science and disorders. Miss Whitfield is currently employed with Read More

Wagon Train to embark trail of Sherman’s March to Sea

Posted by | May 9, 2019 3:30 pm

Hitch up your wagons and saddle up your horses for a wagon train throughout the Heart of Dixie following Sherman’s March to Sea! Hosted by Spring Branch Farms of Soperton, the event will begin May 31 through June 5 on the historic Old Savannah Road, and will be the first organized wagon train to be held on this road since Sherman and Union troops made their travel to Savannah after Read More

Breakfast held for child abuse case workers

Posted by | May 9, 2019 3:00 pm

The Sunshine House Children’s Advocacy Center hosted a breakfast to honor members of the multidisciplinary team who work year-round on child abuse cases in Emanuel County.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and members of partner agencies had an opportunity to unite for breakfast at the Sudie Fulford Center with Jean Schwabe, hosting Sunshine House board member.

Members thanked the teams for working cooperatively all year. Agencies present included Emanuel Read More

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