ECSO Report 3-20-19

Posted by | March 20, 2019 4:51 pm

The following are reports from Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office…

March 8

A complainant filed a report in reference to her missing dog.

A deputy visited an establishment on North Anderson Drive and arrested an offender who had an outstanding warrant.

March 11

A deputy spoke with a complainant over the phone and took a report. The complainant gave the deputy his name but stated he did not want to provide Read More

Bulldogs split games against two region opponents

Posted by | March 20, 2019 4:50 pm

The ECI baseball team played two important region games last week, splitting the two games. They defeated their rivals from Jenkins County on Tuesday but lost in Savannah Friday against the Raiders, who remain undefeated in region.

Tuesday, March 12, the Bulldogs hosted Jenkins County. Both teams came into the game with one region loss. ECI defeated their neighbors 12-4.

Tyler Flakes went the distance on the mound for the Read More

EAC to hold auditions for ‘Steel Magnolias’

Posted by | March 20, 2019 4:49 pm

The Emanuel Arts Council (EAC) will sponsor open auditions for ‘Steel Magnolias’ on Tuesday, March 26, at 5:30 p.m. at Vann Community House in Swainsboro.

The play, written by Robert Harling, became an instant hit Off-Broadway in New York City in 1987. The success of the play led to a major motion picture in 1989, starring Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Dolly Parton, Darryl Hannah, and Julia Roberts.

“We Read More

Double Dose Gymnastics heads to state, nationals

Posted by | March 20, 2019 4:47 pm

Local gymnasts of Double Dose Gymnastics began their season in October 2018 by competing throughout the state of Georgia. Since then, they have earned a spot in the state championships in Acworth as well as the national championships in Orlando, Florida.

Competitive gymnastics takes hard work and long hours in the gym. It also takes dedication and commitment not just from the athletes, but from their families, too. The coaches, Read More

Tough week of baseball for DEA

Posted by | March 20, 2019 4:45 pm


Last week was a hard one for David Emanuel Academy’s baseball team. The varsity boys dropped its second game of the season, losing 14–2 against Central Fellowship Christian Academy. The middle school boys lost to Vidalia Heritage Academy but managed to scratch out a win against CFCA.

DEA started the week on Thursday with a middle school road game against Vidalia Heritage and lost 4–1. Clayton Hood Read More

COTW: Ashley and McKenleigh Tankersley

Posted by | March 20, 2019 4:43 pm

This week’s Cooks of the Week are Ashley and McKenleigh Tankersley. McKenleigh is a vibrant 5-year-old who loves to help her mom in the kitchen, using fresh items from their garden and eggs from their chickens. She is the daughter of Agan and Ashley Tankersley. Here are three recipes they would…

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Love In Action announces spring revival

Posted by | March 20, 2019 4:42 pm

Love In Action Worship Center, Inc., located at 661 South Main Street/Highway 1 South, will hold spring revival on March 21 and March 22 at 7 p.m. nightly. Services will feature guest revivalist Reverend Johnny Branch, pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church of Garfield. Pastor Elder Willie L. Harden Jr. invites the public.

Holy Zion Church of Metter plans youth revival

Posted by | March 20, 2019 4:41 pm

Holy Zion Church of Metter will host youth revival services March 21-22 at 7:30 p.m. nightly and March 24 with Sunday school beginning at 10:30 a.m., followed by worship service at 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, March 21, will welcome guest speaker Pastor Harry S. Tremble. Guest churches will be Saint Matthew, Lakeside Fist Baptist, Holy Zion Church of Twin City, Thankful Baptist of Metter, House Street–Johnson Chapter, Saint Luke, Jones Temple Read More

Clubs recognize Beta Week with service project

Posted by | March 20, 2019 4:40 pm

Beta Club Week was observed nationwide during the week of March 4 through March 8. Emanuel County Beta Clubs, both junior and senior, joined together in a county-wide service project to promote the Beta motto, “Let Us Lead by Serving Others.”

Members from all clubs contributed toiletry items to be donated to those in need. More than 1,000 of these items were collected by student members.

Beta Club is a Read More

Trailer for Rent

Posted by | March 20, 2019 1:22 pm

To the fault of the Forest Blade, the Trailer for Rent just outside the city limits in the classified section printed in today’s paper printed incorrectly. Under Homes for Rent, it should read:  MOBILE HOME FOR RENT: 2BR/1B, stove, refrigerator.  Located just outside of city limits.  $395/month (water included) .  Call 478.494.6798 or 912.562.3075 for more info.

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