Verlyn Paul Arrington, 80

Posted by | May 3, 2019 3:00 pm

   Funeral services for Verlyn Paul Arrington, 80, of Swainsboro were held Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Southside Baptist Church at with Reverends Chad Kennison and Earl Warnock officiating. Interment followed at Swainsboro City Cemetery. He passed away Monday, April 22, 2019 at his residence following an extended illness.

Mr. Verlyn Paul Arrington was born October 8, 1938 in Emanuel County to the late Jessie James Arrington and Samantha Louise Fields Read More


Daphne Taylor Elliott, 93

Posted by | May 3, 2019 2:47 pm

   Funeral services for Daphne Taylor Elliott, 93, of Swainsboro will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church with The Very Rev. Denise Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Swainsboro City Cemetery. She passed peacefully Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Emanuel County Medical Center Nursing Home.

Mrs. Daphne Taylor Elliott was born February 5, 1926 in Havana, Cuba to the late Read More


Larry Leon Martin, 77

Posted by | May 3, 2019 2:44 pm

   Memorial services for Larry Leon Martin, 77, of Twin City will be held Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home with Scott Weigl officiating. The family will receive friends at Tomlinson Funeral Home Sunday, May 5, from 2 p.m. until time of service. He died Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at his residence.

Mr. Larry Leon Martin was born October 5, 1941 in Swainsboro, Read More


SHS students participate in state CTI conference

Posted by | May 3, 2019 2:00 pm

The Georgia Career and Technical Instruction, Inc. (CTI) student organization held its 38th Annual State Leadership Competition Conference April 17 through April 19 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center located in Eatonton.

Georgia CTI provides an avenue for students to learn self-advocacy, career exploration, and the employability skills needed for successful transition into their career goals after graduation.

The Georgia CTI State Leadership Conference (SLC) is a highlight of the organization’s Read More


Queensborough National Bank & Trust celebrates 20 years in Swainsboro

Posted by | May 3, 2019 1:00 pm

April marked the 20-year anniversary for Queensborough National Bank & Trust in Swainsboro. To celebrate this milestone, Swainsboro hosted a Swainsboro-Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce after hours event at its Swainsboro branch on April 2. Chamber members, bank customers, and community members gathered to fellowship with the branch staff and Queensborough leaders.

“Queensborough is honored to serve the Swainsboro community and Emanuel County. We are thankful for the opportunities in Read More


Car Show Trophies!

Posted by | May 3, 2019 12:25 pm

An annual event of The Pine Tree Festival is the car show, hosted by Oak Park Shiners and Swainsboro Ford-Lincoln! This event will be held tomorrow in the area of West Main Street in Downtown Swainsboro! Aren’t these trophy awards stunning? We can’t wait to find out this year’s winners!


Derden speaks to Kiwanians about Titanic passenger

Posted by | May 3, 2019 12:00 pm

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held one of its weekly meetings Tuesday, April 23, at Catered Creations at 7 p.m. with President Cheryl Goodman presiding. Twenty-one members and two guests, Carolyn Derden and Breana Librizzi, attended.

The program for the evening was hosted by Dwight Watt.

In Watt’s absence, Tim Goodman introduced Dr. John Derden, retired East Georgia State College administrator and emeritus professor of history.

Although Dr. Derden is Read More



Ohoopee Grove plans spring revival

Posted by | May 3, 2019 11:00 am

Ohoopee Grove Missionary Baptist Church will host spring revival services beginning May 8 through May 10 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Services will feature guest minister Reverend Benjamin Marin, pastor of Soperton’s Mount Zion Baptist Church.

Wednesday’s service will host guest churches Coleman Chapel, Stillmore First Baptist, Mt. Moriah, and Willow Spring.

Thursday, the church will welcome Team Effort Missionary Baptist Church, Smith Grove, Oak Grove, Roberts Grove, and Johnson Chapel.Read More


Who Wore It Best Contest!

Posted by | May 3, 2019 10:30 am

Aren’t you diggin’ this year’s t-shirts presented by The Forest-Blade? Let’s take a poll as to who wore theirs the best! Drop a photo of you wearing our exclusive 2019 Pine Tree Festival t-shirt for a chance to be chosen as an upcoming feature AND receive a prize! Let’s see who’s rockin’ their “T” the best!


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