Summer Reading Program winners named

Posted by | July 27, 2018 2:14 pm

   Franklin Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program came to a close at the end of June, and the winners were recently announced. Taking home the prize for grades 1-5 was Yazzminyhanna Bell, and Kristen Mulrooney won for grades 6-12. Winning for the adult category was Danielle Johnson.

   The library would like to extend its gratitude to each participant, sponsor, volunteer, and all others who helped make this annual event a success, Read More

Save the date for ‘Saving Those Who Save Others’

Posted by | July 27, 2018 2:13 pm

   The Statesboro Fire Department has been awarded a grant from the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance to help combat the rise in mental health incidents associated with emergency first responders. This grant will bring the FBHA’s 4-hour workshop “Saving Those Who Save Others” to Statesboro, and will be open to area emergency first responders at no cost.
   “Saving Those Who Save Others” is open to area first responders and mental health
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Noles named assistant registrar at EGSC

Posted by | July 27, 2018 2:10 pm

   East Georgia State College is proud to announce the hiring of April E. “Liz” Noles as assistant registrar. Noles earned her BA in political science in 2008, her MBA in 2011, a BS in justice studies in 2015, and an MA in social science with a focus in criminology and political science in 2017, all from Georgia Southern University. She joins EGSC from Georgia Southern, where she served as an Read More

ECI FBLA travels to Baltimore for national conference

Posted by | July 27, 2018 2:09 pm

   Five members of the Emanuel County Institute’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter recently had the opportunity to represent their school and community at the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Members and their advisor were in Baltimore June 27 through July 2 to compete, network, and learn more about FBLA and its mission of bringing business and education together in a positive working relationship. More than 9,000 Read More

Two guest preachers to deliver messages at Mt. Zion’s revival, anniversary services

Posted by | July 27, 2018 2:05 pm

   On August 15-17 at 7:30 p.m. nightly, Mt. Zion Church of Garfield, located at 1719 Mt. Olive Church Road, will host its annual revival. This year’s featured speaker will be Reverend Willie Harden, and various churches will be in attendance each night.

   On August 19, the church will host a pastoral anniversary celebration at 1 p.m. with Rev. Jerry Armstrong speaking.

   The public is cordially invited. Reverend Johnnie Branch serves Read More

Holy Zion of Metter to host Family and Friends event

Posted by | July 27, 2018 2:04 pm

   On Saturday, August 4, Holy Zion of Metter will host a Family and Friends event beginning at 6:30 p.m. and will feature guest speaker Pastor Prophet Donald Gamble of South Carolina. Three choirs will be in participation, including Holy Zion Praise Teams, Holy Zion Youth, and Holy Zion Senior Choir. Pastor Johnnie Ray Jones will also present words. Refreshments will follow conclusion of service. All are invited.

Sing to be held

Posted by | July 27, 2018 2:03 pm

   Holton Chapel will hold a fifth Sunday sing on July 29 at 6 p.m. Dewayne Hudson will be the featured performer. All are invited.


Posted by | July 26, 2018 5:03 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 … Read More

Summertown Church announces revival

Posted by | July 26, 2018 2:28 pm

   Rountree Island Missionary Baptist Church, located on Highway 56 N. in Summertown, will host its annual revival beginning Tuesday, July 31, through Thursday, August 2.

   Tuesday night service will welcome guest churches St. Paul AME, Piney Grove, and Johnson Grove Baptist. Wednesday will see Robert’s Grove AME, Mt. Gilead, and St. Galilee Baptist. Finally, Thursday will feature Smith Grove, Forth Grove, and Lester Grove Baptist.

   The following Sunday morning, August Read More

Grand jury returns true bills

Posted by | July 26, 2018 2:21 pm

   The July 2018 term of the Emanuel County Grand Jury reconvened July 16, 2018, and July 19, 2018, and considered a number of bills presented by the district attorney’s office.

   True bills were as follows:

   Charles Justin Davis — one count aggravated assault, two counts terrorist threats, two counts false imprisonment, two count simple assault, two count cruelty to a child in the third degree, and one count hindering emergency Read More

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