Two injured in Grey Mule Farm Road wreck

Posted by | August 3, 2018 3:21 pm

by Bill Cahill, SFD PIO

   On Sunday evening, July 29, emergency units were dispatched to Grey Mule Farm Road by Johnson Gay Road for a single motor vehicle crash. Units were advised that the roadway had washed out. Arriving on scene, first responders found a Grey Silverado in a crater with swift water surrounding the truck. The two occupants were out of the vehicle but injured. The 22-year-old driver was Read More

Riner awarded bond in Wilson murder

Posted by | August 3, 2018 3:18 pm


   On Monday, July 30, Priscilla Riner Hooks appeared in front of the honorable senior judge of the Augusta circuit, J. David Roper, in the Emanuel County Superior Court for a bond hearing associated with the death charges of Dustin Wilson,  31, who was shot at Hooks’ residence on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Wilson was later pronounced dead after being transferred to Emanuel County Medical Center for treatment. Read More

Swainsboro Ford supports local schools

Posted by | August 3, 2018 3:16 pm

   Throughout the past two years, Swainsboro Ford has helped raise $36,000 for both local public and private schools in Emanuel County. Roy Ranew and the employees of Swainsboro Ford strongly support local schools in athletics and academics and encourage others to shop local and support their local Ford dealers so they can continue such projects in the future.

Pythons and ‘possums and hawks—Oh, my!

Posted by | August 3, 2018 3:14 pm

   Franklin Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program ended on a high note when residents from Georgia Southern University’s (GSU) Wildlife Center came to visit. Young eyes widened with wonder as they took in a large python and other reptiles, a hawk, and an owl. Rachel from GSU gave her audience a good look at her furry and scaly companions, then entertained any questions from viewers. The event took place at the Read More

EMC to host blood drive

Posted by | August 3, 2018 3:12 pm

   On Tuesday, August 7, Emanuel Medical Center (EMC) will host a Shepeard blood drive from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the front parking lot of the facility, located at 117 Kite Rd. Donations will take place on the bloodmobile, and donors must present a donor card or photo ID. Walk-ins are welcome and appointments can be scheduled by contacting Carmen Tanner at 478-289-1274 or by email at

Meet the staff: Goodman

Posted by | August 3, 2018 3:09 pm

   Aaron Goodman is a 2013 honor graduate of David Emanuel Academy (DEA). He graduated from Brewton-Parker College (BPC) in May 2017 with a bachelor of science degree in biology, with a concentration in health sciences and a minor in chemistry.

   While at BPC, he was a member of the Baptist Collegiate Ministries and the Glimpses of Truth travel skit team. Goodman was also a member of the BPC Barons wrestling Read More


Posted by | August 3, 2018 3:08 pm

   In the July 25 edition of The Forest-Blade:
The report concerning true bills for Desmond Gatson and Malik Steele’s alleged involvement in the Michael Mosses shooting death states that the two defendants were released in April. Bond was set at $100,000 cash or secured property as stated in the report. However, the two have not been released and are still housed in the Emanuel County Jail as they have not
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Ohoopee Grove MBC announces annual revival

Posted by | August 3, 2018 3:07 pm

   Ohoopee Grove Missionary Baptist Church (MBC) will host its annual revival on August 8-10 at 7:30 p.m. nightly

and will feature guest Pastor Charle Dorsey of Camilla.

   Wednesday, August 8, will welcome guest churches First Baptist Mt. Gilead, Robert Grove, and Willow Spring. Thursday will see Smith Grove, New Mt. Moriah, and Macleod Covenant. Finally, Friday will host Gethsemane, St. Jame, and Coleman Chapel as guest churches. Pastor Reverend Alan Read More

Mt. Gilead MBC announces dates for annual revival

Posted by | August 3, 2018 3:06 pm

   Beginning August 7 through August 9, Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church (MBC) will host its annual revival at 7:30 p.m., with this year’s featured guest speaker being Pastor Dwayne Rollins Jr.

   Guest churches to be in attendance are as follows:

   Tuesday— Rountree Island, Willow Spring, Smith Grove, Durden Grove, Lester Grove, McCleod Covenant, and the First Baptist Church of Stillmore

   Wednesday— Mt. Zion, Oak Grove, Gethsemane, Mt. Moriah, Franklin Grove, Read More

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