Grae Creamer Brooks, 31

Posted by | February 14, 2017 3:59 pm

   Funeral services for Grae Creamer Brooks, 31, of Swainsboro were held Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home with Reverend Bill Black officiating. Burial followed in the Hardens Chapel Cemetery. She died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 at her home after an extended illness.

   Ms. Grae Creamer Brooks was a native of Toombs County and graduated from Toombs County High School in … Read More

William L. “Ole Cuz” Johnson, 76

Posted by | February 14, 2017 3:55 pm

   Funeral services for William L. “Ole Cuz” Johnson, 76, of Swainsboro were held Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Swainsboro with Rev. Dr. Robert Blankenship officiating. Interment followed in the Eastbrook Cemetery with Rev. Paul Leigh officiating. He died Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at his residence.

   Mr. William L. “Ole Cuz” Johnson was born March 27, 1940 in Twin City to the late William … Read More

Kathleen Crouch Akins, 82

Posted by | February 14, 2017 3:53 pm

   Private services for Kathleen Crouch Akins, 82, of Twin City will be held at the Arlington Memorial Park in Atlanta. She died on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 at her residence.

   Mrs. Kathleen Crouch Akins was born in Albuquerque, N.M. to the late Roy Bryan and Kathleen Nolen Crouch. A homemaker, Akins loved her three dogs, Buddy, Jake, and Duffy, and her two horses, Macy and Dandy. She also loved spending … Read More

Total Wellness Session to be held at EGSC’s Fulford Center

Posted by | February 14, 2017 10:04 am

The first session of the 2017 Total Wellness Series will be held Tuesday, February 28, at noon, at the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center at East Georgia State College. Fit as a Fiddle: Mind and Body is the session topic.

Just as physical activity helps to keep our bodies strong, mental activities help to keep our minds sharp and agile. Participants will learn how to challenge themselves to learn … Read More

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.

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