Donations for Albany, Adel now being accepted

Posted by | January 30, 2017 1:11 pm

If you’ve been looking for a way to donate to the citizens of Albany and Adel, look no further! You can drop off donations at The Forest-Blade, located at 416 W. Moring Street in Swainsboro, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The collection period will run through February 24, and donated goods will be delivered the day after. Items requested include clothes of all sizes (babies to … Read More


DRIVERS NEEDED

Posted by | January 30, 2017 1:00 pm

Drivers needed for Hickman Transport: Hickman Transport is a contractor for the USPS, we are seeking Drivers to conduct mail transportation services out of Swainsboro, Ga. This is not a long-haul job, just local delivery to surrounding counties. Work hours are in the early morning and in the late evening, your days are generally free and every evening is home-time. This is an hourly pay position at $19.06 per hour, … Read More


Cecilia McNeely, 66

Posted by | January 30, 2017 12:23 pm

   Funeral services for Cecilia McNeely, 66, of Kite will be held Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 at Kite Church of God at 3 p.m. with Allen Meeks and Daniel Porter officiating. Interment will follow in the Kite City Cemetery. She died Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 at Trinity Hospital in Augusta following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Cecilia McNeely was born September 7, 1950 in Macon to the late Joseph Lawrence Irby and … Read More


Lynette Newsome, 53

Posted by | January 30, 2017 12:21 pm

   Funeral services for Lynette Newsome, 53, of Swainsboro will be held Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 at the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with Reverend Mark Hardin officiating. Interment will be held in the Swainsboro City Cemetery. She died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at Emanuel Medical Center.

   Ms. Lynette Newsome was born September 19, 1963 in Swainsboro to the late R.W. Newsome and Patricia Arlene Hodges. She … Read More


Hollis Gibson, 75

Posted by | January 30, 2017 12:18 pm

   Funeral services for Hollis Gibson, 75, of Swainsboro were held Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with Reverends Randy Walden and Ervin Stapleton officiating. Interment followed in the Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. He died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.

   Mr. Hollis Gibson was born April 4, 1941 in Tazewell, Tenn. to the … Read More


Roy Lively, 71

Posted by | January 30, 2017 12:11 pm

   Services for Roy Lively, 71, of Swainsboro will be private and at a later date. He died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 at Augusta University following an extended illness.

   Mr. Roy Lively was born September 26, 1945 in Swainsboro to the late Caleb Lively and Maxine Smith Lively. He owned and operated Lively Painting until 1997. He was an avid golfer, and loved watching the Braves, the Falcons, and the Miami … Read More


Let’s help Albany and Adel!

Posted by | January 30, 2017 12:06 pm

If you’ve been looking for a way to donate to the citizens of Albany and Adel, look no further! You can drop off donations at The Forest-Blade, located at 416 W. Moring Street in Swainsboro, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The collection period will run through February 24, and donated goods will be delivered the day after. Items requested include clothes of all sizes (babies to … Read More


Drop off donations for Albany, Adel at The Blade

Posted by | January 30, 2017 11:02 am

If you’ve been looking for a way to donate to the citizens of Albany and Adel, look no further! You can drop off donations at The Forest-Blade, located at 416 W. Moring Street in Swainsboro, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The collection period will run through February 24, and donated goods will be delivered the day after. Items requested include clothes of all sizes (babies to … Read More


Roosevelt is born

Posted by | January 30, 2017 10:48 am

On this day in 1882, future President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is born.

Roosevelt grew up the only child in an upper middle-class family in Hyde Park, New York. He graduated from Harvard in 1904 and later received a degree from Columbia Law School. In 1905, Roosevelt married his influential future first lady, Eleanor, a niece of Theodore Roosevelt and a distant cousin. Roosevelt’s early involvement in politics included a seat … Read More


New “Emanuel’s Children” available for viewing

Posted by | January 30, 2017 10:31 am

Duncan Fields’s love of alcohol and cards contribute to his physical and psychological decline. Wounded during a poker game, he eventually loses his heavily-mortgaged farm. A stroke fells him at 49, leaving his widow Jessie a sharecropper with seven dependent children to raise alone. For more, see “Duncan Descending,” the 32nd installment of “Emanuel’s Children: Stories of a Southern Family.”

Swainsboro native Ron Seckinger is publishing true stories about his … Read More


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