Shooting on I-16 in Emanuel County

Posted by | February 13, 2017 7:06 pm

Scene of the incident

According to Emanuel County Sheriff J. Tyson Stephens, on Monday, February
13th, 2017 at approximately 3:45pm, deputies from the Treutlen County
Sheriff’s Office intercepted a bobtailed tractor trailer truck previously
reported stolen in neighboring Laurens County on Interstate 16 traveling

Treutlen deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle and
the driver refused to stop. The pursuit led into Emanuel  County, where
additional units joined in to Read More

Lady Bobcat Softball dives in head first

Posted by | February 13, 2017 11:18 am

by SUTTON APPLING, EGSC Assistant Softball Coach

East Georgia State College’s Lady Bobcats Softball team is getting in the swing of things as they dive head-first into their 2017 season. The ladies warmed up the season with a strong travel ball team last weekend. The coaching staff got a little taste of what the season will produce. Team 7 is made up of 13 girls that are full of passion … Read More

And what’s your opinion?

Posted by | February 13, 2017 11:13 am

From the files of the Forest Blade way back. Question: Why do we give Valentine’s Day? Check out these small tot’s answers.



Dr. Derden to conduct Sherman’s March Tour

Posted by | February 13, 2017 10:59 am

Dr. John K. Derden, Professor Emeritus of History at East Georgia State College, will conduct his annual tour of sites associated with Sherman’s March through East Central Georgia on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. The tour will also include a visit to the site of Camp Lawton, the Confederate Prisoner of War Camp located on the grounds of Magnolia Springs State Park North of Millen.

Dr. Derden is the author of … Read More

Valentines Day Is Near

Posted by | February 13, 2017 10:05 am

What a better way to start February off with some past Valentine photo’s. Everyday, up until February 14th, I will post photo’s from the past. Hope you enjoy!

This photo is from February 11, 1987. Pictured are Nicholas Perkins and Macy Reeves.

Don’t miss the Arrive Alive Tour® at EGSC!

Posted by | February 13, 2017 8:46 am

East Georgia State College will host UNITE’s Arrive Alive Tour® on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the Jean A. Morgan Student Center.

UNITE’s Arrive Alive Tour® program uses a high-tech simulator, impact video and a number of other resources to educate the public about the dangers of texting while driving and intoxicated driving. The simulator allows participants to experience the potential consequences of impaired … Read More

Last Chance Parade of Little People

Posted by | February 10, 2017 2:30 pm

Public Notice.

I will take Parade of Little People Information today until 5 p.m. So if you wanted to apart of this issue and did not have a chance to get by, today is your last chance! Stop by to see me, Pam or give me a call 478-237-9971.

Albany bound

Posted by | February 10, 2017 10:32 am

All the donations made to Albany so far filled the U-Hale. We thank each and everyone of you that made a donation, we are blessed to have such a giving community, again we thank you !  But please,  if you did not have a chance to donate and would like to there will be another delivery on February 25th.

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