Early Deadlines

Posted by | June 26, 2018 4:33 pm

   The Forest-Blade will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Our next edition will be sent to press Monday, July 2, at 3 p.m. sharp, and it will hit newsstands Tuesday, July 3. Our deadlines for that edition have been set for Monday, July 2, at 10 a.m. firm.


Author Daniel McDonald Johnson speaks to local SAR chapter

Posted by | June 26, 2018 4:01 pm

   The Wiregrass Chapter of the Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution (GASSAR) held its monthly meeting Thursday, June 14, at New China Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. with registrar Dess Smith III presiding.
   Twenty-two members were joined by eight guests: Joyce Fennell, Ginny Smith, Mary Ellen Smith, Mary Jane Smith, William Few Chapter registrar Bill Tankersley, Alton McCloud of the William Few Chapter, Hayden McCloud, also of the William Few
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Wiregrass Chapter receives awards

Posted by | June 26, 2018 4:00 pm

   During its monthly meeting held June 14, the Wiregrass Chapter received a flag streamer for having several members attend and participate in a gravemarking event in Augusta. Vice president Steve Burke presented the streamer to sergeant-at-arms George King. The banner will be added to the chapter’s flag.
   Originally planned to be held at the Signers Monument on Greene Street downtown, the gravemarking ceremony was moved to the social hall of
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Jones, Rigdon pocket cash for winning essays

Posted by | June 26, 2018 3:59 pm

   In honor of Georgia Cities Week, the Twin City Main Street Program sponsored an essay contest with the topic of “If I Were Mayor, I Would…”. The city received many submissions from the fifth graders at Twin City Elementary, and two students were chosen as the first and second place winners. Cayden Jones was awarded $50 for his first-place essay, and Allie Rigdon was awarded $25 for her second-place essay.


Ridden the new train yet?

Posted by | June 26, 2018 3:58 pm

   Interfor recently donated a train play system to the Swainsboro-Emanuel County Parks and Recreation Department. Originally built for use in the Pine Tree Festival & Southeast Timber Expo parade in May, the train was installed in the playground at Harmon Park in Swainsboro for area children to enjoy.
   The recreation department would like to extend its gratitude to Interfor for supporting the youth of Swainsboro and Emanuel County.


SAR, DAR members attend gravemarker dedication in Augusta

Posted by | June 26, 2018 3:55 pm

   Members of the Brier Creek Chapter and Wiregrass Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and the Gov. David Emanuel-Adam Brinson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolutio (DAR) traveled to Augusta last month to participate in a gravemarker dedication ceremony commemorating the service and sacrifice of Revolutionary War patriots Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, and George Walton, all three of whom were the Georgia signers of the Read More


Three injured in bus/truck crash

Posted by | June 26, 2018 3:51 pm

by BILL CAHILL
   On Wednesday, June 13, three Evans County Schools employees were injured in a collision between a 2009 GMC mini school bus and a Freightliner bobtail tractor owned by Williams Brothers Trucking. The crash occurred at approximately 7:35 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 1 South and Quick Road. A total of five Evans County employees were en route to Southeastern Technical College to attend a certification
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Mary B. Clark, 106

Posted by | June 26, 2018 3:49 pm

   Funeral services for Mary B. Clark, 106, resident of Swainsboro were held Monday, June 18, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church with Reverend Randy Adams officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. She passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Emanuel  Medical Center.
   Mrs. Mary B. Clark was born in Burke County, daughter of the late Seaborn Overn Bell and Feddie Clark Bell. The homemaker and member
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Lynda Nell Cooper Smith, 66

Posted by | June 26, 2018 3:48 pm

   Funeral services for Lynda Nell Cooper Smith, 66, of Kite were held Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. Bert Flanders officiating and Rev. Lamar Kersey assisting. Interment followed in the Kersey Family Cemetery near Kite. She passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018, after a brief illness.

   Ms. Lynda Nell Cooper Smith was born December 26, 1951, along with her twin sister, Glynda, Read More


Bussell speaks to Kiwanians

Posted by | June 26, 2018 3:35 pm

   The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting Tuesday, June 12, at Catered Creations at 7 p.m. with President Jim Clapham presiding.

   Twenty members welcomed one guest, Debra Bussell, who was present to speak about her business, RepairIT. She started the company in retirement to help individuals and businesses with their computer issues. Bussell stated that 90 percent of computer owners admit to frustration at one point or another. Read More


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