Oak Chapel to host revival meetings

Posted by | August 23, 2018 5:13 pm

   Beginning Sunday, August 26, Dr. Robert Driggers of Hephzibah will lead fall revival meetings at Oak Chapel Baptist Church. Services will continue August 27-29 at 7 p.m. nightly. A covered dish luncheon will follow the Sunday morning service.

     Dr. Driggers has pastored several churches throughout Georgia during his ministry. He has served the last 17 years at Pine Hill Baptist Church in Hephzibah. He also serves as program representative of Read More


Homecoming this weekend at Blundale

Posted by | August 23, 2018 5:12 pm

   Blundale Baptist Church will host homecoming on Sunday, August 26, with Sunday school beginning at 9:45 a.m., followed by morning worship at 10:45. This year’s event will include special singing by The Cartwrights, and Associate Pastor Jason Edenfield will deliver the message.


Armstrong awarded Eloise Vining Scholarship

Posted by | August 23, 2018 5:10 pm

   On August 5, Jayla Armstrong was awarded the Ecoise Vining Scholarship from the Progressive ladies Club of St. Phillip Missionary Baptist Church. Armstrong is an honor graduate of Swainsboro High School and received numerous recognitions for her accomplishments.

   She will attend East Georgia State College in the fall as a freshman, majoring in biology with intentions of becoming a doctor or…

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Miss Bell, Mr. Brown to wed in September

Posted by | August 23, 2018 5:09 pm

   Ms. Laurie Bell of Charlotte, North Carolina is pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Miss Melina Victoria Bell, of Midville to Mr. Derek Cameron Brown of Adrain. He is the son of Donald and Judy Brown of Adrian. The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Victor Bell.

   Miss Bell serves as assistant director of Allison’s Learning Center. The groom-elect is the grandson of Read More



ECI announces Title I Parent Meeting

Posted by | August 23, 2018 11:16 am

   Emanuel County Institute (ECI) would like to invite school stakeholders to give feedback and insight on several important documents. Interested persons may stop by the school’s front office, where documents will be available for review according to following schedule: 

   Thursday, August 23        7:30-8:30 a.m.               School Improvement Plan

   Friday, August 24             7:30-8:30 a.m.               Title I Parent/Student Compact

   Monday, August 27           7:30-8:30 a.m.               Parent Involvement Plan 

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When life gives a church member lemons

Posted by | August 22, 2018 4:57 pm

   On Wednesday, August 8, Emanuel County Live, The Forest-Blade’s web outlet, interviewed Jaxson and Lawton Wiggins live on Facebook.

   Each year, the two boys set up a lemonade and ice cream cone sale to raise funds for their church, Nunez Baptist.
   This year’s event, the Wiggins boys raised a total of $78 dollars.
   With $75 in cash, they put the funds in a “thinking of you” card and
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Wanda Gail Barber, 63


Posted by | August 22, 2018 4:56 pm

   Funeral services for Wanda Gail Barber, 63, of Kite were held Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in the chapel of Chapman Funeral at 11 a.m. with Sister June Scott and Reverend Allen Green officiating. Interment followed in Liberty Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. She passed away Monday, August 13, 2018 at Community Hospice following an extended illness.
   Ms. Wanda Gail Barber was born March 11, 1955 in Jasper, Florida, to the late
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SPD Report 8-22

Posted by | August 22, 2018 4:54 pm

   Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

   August 10

   Officer assisted ECSO deputy with serving a warrant in reference to a probation violation.

   Complainant reported a dog at large.

   Officer responded to 414 South Main St in reference to a shoplifting.

   August 11

   Officers were dispatched to 322 South Main St. in reference to public intoxication.

   Officer made a traffic stop.

   Officer responded to 414 South Main St. in Read More


SHS softball picks up two region wins

Posted by | August 22, 2018 4:53 pm

   The Swainsboro softball Tigers continue to impress early, improving to 5-2 on the season and 2-1 in the region, beating Toombs County and St. Vincent’s last week.

   The two region wins were big, 17-4 against Toombs County and 10-0 against St. Vincent’s.

   “Offensively, I think we are playing well,” said head coach Rusty Brown. “We are getting on base and so far we have been able to get the big Read More


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