Posted by Whitley Clifton | August 30, 2019 4:52 pm
Posted by Whitley Clifton | August 30, 2019 4:50 pm
Our office will be closed Monday, September 2, in observance to Labor Day. We will return to normal business hours on Tuesday. From our staff to you and yours, have a safe and happy holiday weekend!
Posted by Whitley Clifton | August 30, 2019 4:45 pm
Myrtle Ruth Coleman Flanders, 98, of Garden City, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Monday, August 26, 2019 at her home under the care of Hospice Savannah and surrounded by her loving family.
A native of Emanuel County, Flanders was the daughter of the late Jordan and Mary Jane Curl Coleman. She was a very active member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church until its closing, and … Read More
Posted by Whitley Clifton | August 30, 2019 4:35 pm
source NATIONAL DAY CALENDAR
Labor Day on first Monday of every September recognizes the men and women who labor to build this country. Through a time-honored tradition with roots in the coordinated efforts of the labor movement of the 1800s, we salute the American workforce.
Since the founding of the United States, the country has relied on its workforce for its infrastructure. From its streets and buildings to its transportation … Read More
Posted by Whitley Clifton | August 30, 2019 4:33 pm
We have a winner! Congratulations to April Williams! She is the winner of our Email Sign-up Sweepstakes and the proud owner of a new YETI Tundra 45 cooler!
Thanks to everyone who entered! Watch for more special offers, updates and maybe even future chances to win😉 in your inbox!
Posted by Whitley Clifton | August 30, 2019 4:15 pm
Funeral services for William “Billy” Earl Drake, 77, were held Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Midville First Baptist Church with Reverend Louis Pearce and Reverend Leonard Quick officiating. Interment took place at Hawhammock Baptist Church Cemetery in Swainsboro. The family received friends at Midville First Baptist Church from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to the funeral. He died Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Pruitt Hospice of Swainsboro … Read More
Posted by Whitley Clifton | August 30, 2019 4:05 pm
Featured is Mr. Edger Wiggins of Swainsboro. When asked what he enjoys most about reading the weekly edition of The Blade, he stated: “I love The Forest-Blade because it gives me the weekly news that an old, retired person needs.”
Want to be a future feature seen in an upcoming subscription ad? Submit a picture of yourself reading The Blade along with the reason as to why you enjoy reading … Read More
Posted by Whitley Clifton | August 30, 2019 4:00 pm
by TROUP BRINSON
The Swainsboro Tiger softball team stepped into deeper waters this past week, matching up against Bryan County and Bacon County, dropping both contests. Swainsboro lost to Bryan County 2-1 in Pembroke before losing 8-0 to Bacon County at home.
The Tigers (6-4, 3-2) pitched well, especially against Bryan County, as Zaid Brown allowed only 2 hits and a walk over seven innings. However, Swainsboro could not get … Read More
Posted by Whitley Clifton | August 30, 2019 3:45 pm
Millie Hooks, a member of Swainsboro High School’s FFA chapter, recently attended area officer training. This conference is for a select forty-eight students who were chosen to serve as area FFA officers.
Area officer training was hosted at Camp John Hope in Fort Valley. The theme for this year’s training was “Excavate: Dig Deeper.” Participants attended workshops that focused on self-discovery, teamwork, creating a mission statement, the Georgia Agricultural Education … Read More
Posted by Whitley Clifton | August 30, 2019 3:30 pm
Dear Savvy Senior,
I will be enrolling in Medicare in a few months, and would like to know how Medicare covers vision services? I currently have vision insurance through my employer but will lose it when I retire.
Many people approaching 65 are unclear on what Medicare does and doesn’t cover when it comes to vision services. The good news is that original Medicare covers most … Read More