Billie Lawson Scott, 89

Posted by | May 2, 2019 8:30 am

   Funeral services for Billie Lawson Scott, 89, of Swainsboro were held Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. Clarence Thompson officiating. Interment followed at Swainsboro City Cemetery with Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating. She passed away Friday, April 26, 2019 at Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home.

Mrs. Billie Lawson Scott was born April 23, 1930 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, to the late James Silas and Read More


Second annual BarkFest fun for all

Posted by | May 2, 2019 8:00 am

On Saturday, April 13, Emanuel County Humane Society held its second annual BarkFest at Bark in the ‘Boro Dog Park in Swainsboro.

Although the weather was a bit misty for the first hour or so, many dog-lovers and their fur-babies came out to celebrate the occasion.

Several local and area vendors displayed their products and services and held demonstrations. Present for the pups in attendance were doggie treats, doggie contests, Read More


R&F Marketing Pillow Sale

Posted by | May 1, 2019 3:28 pm

While you are enjoying yourself at the Pine Tree Festival this weekend, go see them before or after the festivities Saturday.

They have new outdoor chair and bench seating at an average of 50% off retail. Outdoor pieces will range from $7 to $15, & a variety of pillows starting at $6.

They hope to see you there!


Is this your dog?

Posted by | May 1, 2019 1:57 pm

This sweet but skittish big girl has been spotted at Stitch-N-Print in Twin City today and employees of this location are wondering who she may belong to. If you are missing a black in color dog wearing an orange collar, be sure to check the area to see if you can locate her. Employees attempted to make contact, but she was a bit too shy to allow them to come … Read More


Correction

Posted by | May 1, 2019 1:55 pm

A story about Dante Lattimore requesting a new trial appeared on the front page of this week’s Forest-Blade.

In that news article, Corey Jermaine Freeman was noted as one of three co-defendants in another case involving Lattimore. The Blade reported that Freeman was found guilty on one count armed robbery, two counts aggravated assault, and three counts possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. The Blade Read More


Will Ernest Brady, 84

Posted by | May 1, 2019 11:19 am

   Graveside services for Will Ernest Brady, 84, of Augusta, formerly of Summertown, will be held Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Summertown United Methodist Church Cemetery on Highway 56 in Summertown with masonic and military honors by the United States Army. He passed away Thursday, April 26, 2019 at Charlie Norwood Veterans Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Will Ernest Brady was born in Summertown. He was a veteran, having Read More


SPD Report 5-1-19

Posted by | May 1, 2019 11:18 am

Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

April 19

Emanuel County 911 dispatched officers to an address on East Pine Street in reference to theft by taking.

Complainant reported a stolen scooter.

Officer responded to a Emanuel County 911 dispatch at East Main Street in reference to harassing phone calls.

April 20

Emanuel County 911 dispatched an officer to an address on Gumlog Road in reference to stolen vehicle Read More


Swainsboro Elementary School establishes art club

Posted by | May 1, 2019 11:17 am

Swainsboro Elementary School recently founded an art club, Creative Cubs, with a pilot group of 15 students, five from each grade level.

Participating students were selected on the merits of artwork they created on the topic of “What Art Means to Me.” These works were judged by Desmal Purcell, art instructor at East Georgia State College.

Creative Cubs’ members include Weston Lee, Lauren Henry, Elizabeth Rose Polke, John Crapps, Kamm Read More


Queensborough National Bank & Trust donates to Blue Chip

Posted by | May 1, 2019 11:16 am

Queensborough National Bank & Trust Company recently donated $2,500 to Blue Chip to assist with repairs for its mission.

Blue Chip is a nonprofit organization that helps in the recovery of alcohol and drug addiction. It provides housing and counseling throughout the recovery process.

“Queensborough is honored to have the opportunity to help a program that is making such a positive impact on our community,” said Mack Griffin, Swainsboro market Read More


Highway 192 crash injures one

Posted by | May 1, 2019 11:13 am

by BILL CAHILL, SFD PIO

On Saturday, April 27, 911 dispatched emergency units to a crash on Highway 192 North. Emanuel County volunteer first responders reported a two-vehicle crash with one person injured.

The crash involved a Chevrolet Tahoe and a Ford F-150 pick-up. Emanuel County EMS transported the injured to Emanuel Medical Center.

Deputies from Emanuel County Sherriff’s Office responded, along with the Georgia State Patrol, who investigated the


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