Gregory earns rank of chief master sergeant

Posted by | December 29, 2017 4:02 pm

   On December 6 at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, Daniel Gregory achieved the rank of chief master sergeant. In doing so, he entered the top 1 percent of the Air Force’s highest enlisted rank that he achieved for his career. He is the son of Leonard and Lillian Gregory of Emanuel County.

SHS athletes share the love

Posted by | December 28, 2017 12:55 pm

   Not only do they know how to put on a show when game day rolls around, but Swainsboro High School’s Lady Tiger basketball team and cheerleaders know how to give back! The group recently got together and bought gifts for Toys For Tots.

Golf association donated to DFCS

Posted by | December 28, 2017 12:47 pm


   Recently, the Swainsboro Men’s Golf Association (MGA) donated four bicycles to the Emanuel County Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) office. The association believes strongly in putting back into the local community, and giving to area youth is a great way to do it.

Lee pockets $100!

Posted by | December 28, 2017 12:44 pm

   Every year, The Forest-Blade and numerous other sponsors team up to host a Christmas-themed coloring contest. Contestants in two age groups (3-5 and 6-8) are asked to submit their drawing of what their perfect Christmas would look like. Winners earn themselves $100 to spend at any of the participating businesses.

   On December 21, Weston Lee was named the winner of the older age group. He reported to The Blade to … Read More

Jonathan Woodrow Mimbs, 43

Posted by | December 28, 2017 12:42 pm

   Funeral services for Jonathan Woodrow Mimbs, 43, of Swainsboro were held Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home at 2 p.m. with Reverend Conway Jones officiating. Interment followed in the Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. He passed away Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at Emanuel Medical Center.

   Mr. Jonathan Woodrow Mimbs was born February 23, 1974, in Swainsboro to Mark Mimbs and Patricia Hudson Mimbs. He … Read More

Garfield Community Club holds annual Christmas supper

Posted by | December 28, 2017 12:36 pm

The Garfield Community Club held its annual Christmas supper at 6:30 p.m. on December 8.

   More than 30 members and guests fellowshipped and enjoyed a meal. Nonperishable food items were collected for the needy. Those who did not join in the occasion have an open invitation to next year’s supper.

   Prior to the celebration, members gathered to decorate with embers had gathered prior to the celebration to decorate. The Garfield … Read More

Franklin Memorial celebrates holiday season with Christmas Story Hour

Posted by | December 28, 2017 11:31 am

   Story Hour at Franklin Memorial Library was rife with the Christmas theme, much to the delight of all who attended. The room looked like a winter wonderland, with the walls depicting everything from Frosty the Snowman to the Peanuts gang.

   The hour began with a puppet show featuring Santa’s reindeer, but it’s not the one you think! In this story, Prancer had a cold and needed a substitute, so Silvie … Read More

A year in review

Posted by | December 27, 2017 4:25 pm

January 4

   On Christmas Eve 2016, Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) seized 23 pounds of marijuana from a local hotel. Four persons were arrested, including Mandisa Rebba Lege, 27; Samuel Evans, 29; Sean Rios, 18; and Arrick James, 21.

   January 11

   On Monday, Jan. 9, the Emanuel County Board of Education (BOE) welcomed new members Del Brown and John Allen Bailey, and Wynola Smith, Suzanne Hutchinson, and Zelda Sumner joined Adrian … Read More

Happy New Year!

Posted by | December 27, 2017 4:23 pm

   Although only a few days old, Cooper Harrison Scarboro is wide awake and wants you to know he plans to have a great 2018 and hopes you will, too! He is the son of Shot and Caroline Scarboro of Claxton.

First appearance hearing held in Emanuel County for Washington County deputies involved in taser death

Posted by | December 27, 2017 4:21 pm


   Three former deputies of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office have been jailed after being accused of tasing a Milledgeville man to death.

   On Wednesday, Dec. 20, a preliminary hearing was held for Michael Howell, Rhett Scott, and Henry Copeland. For the convenience of the court, the three defendants reported to the Emanuel County Courthouse, as The Honorable Judge Kathy S. Palmer was on the bench to preside … Read More

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