Posted by | March 2, 2005 12:00 am

Friday, March 4

Special Olympics, Tiger Field, Swainsboro High School, 9:30 a.m.

Ohoopee Jamboree, Nora Blvd., Adrian. Entertainment will be Georgia Gospel, 7 to 8 p.m.; Outreach, 8 to 9 p.m.; and Southern Harmony, 9 to 10 p.m.

Sunday, March 6

Meet-the-Artist reception for Charlot Martin, Kalmanson Gallery, Emanuel Arts Center, 2-3:30 p.m.

Monday, March 7

Swainsboro city council meeting, City Hall, 6 p.m.

You Can Quote Me…

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Wilder Smith of FUMC mission committee visits Honduras

Posted by | March 2, 2005 12:00 am

The Missions Committee of First United Methodist Church has committed to send a mission team to the Laka Yojoa area of Honduras in July of 2006. With this mind, team leader H. Wilder Smith, Jr. PA-C, co-owner and operator of Smith Rural Health Clinic, participated in a strictly medical mission to this same area Feb. 3-12, conducted by St. Mark’s United Methodist Church of Columbus.

The team leader was retired … Read More

Special Olympics

Posted by | March 2, 2005 12:00 am

Emanuel County will present its annual Special Olympics program Friday, March 4 at Swainsboro High School’s Tiger Field. We hope many of you will help support this wonderful program.

Special Olympics of Georgia provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Their goal is to help bring persons with intellectual disabilities into the larger society under conditions whereby they are accepted, respected, and given … Read More

Johnson signs with Middle Tennessee

Posted by | March 2, 2005 12:00 am

David Johnson of Swainsboro High School joined the hundreds of student athletes around the country who signed letters of intent with colleges and universities recently. The SHS defensive lineman will join former teammates Tavares Jones and Albert Webb at Middle Tennessee State. Johnson has been awarded a full scholarship with this outstanding college.

On hand for the signing was David’s mother, Linda Tann. Head football coach of the SHS Tigers, … Read More

Emanuel County Active Duty

Posted by | March 2, 2005 12:00 am

The Forest-Blade will keep an active duty list of all Emanuel County natives serving at home and abroad.

Submit name, rank, branch and hometown to The Forest-Blade, PO Box 938, Swainsboro, Ga 30401; call 237-9971; or e-mail us at news@forest-blade.com



TM2 Patrick O. Andrews, Naval Magazine Indian Island Port Hadlock, Washington.

Anthony Wayne Archer, Twin City, ET2, US Navy, Seattle, Washington. Presently on USS Carl Vinson, Persian … Read More

What they have missed

Posted by | March 2, 2005 12:00 am

Wally Gallian

Each year, the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts together a list to give the faculty a sense of the mindset of that year’s incoming freshman class. The following is a compilation of the list from the past two years.

Warning: If you are in the midst of even a minor mid-life crisis, skip this column.

– John Lennon and John Belushi have always been dead.

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SECRD Mite Boys compete in district

Posted by | March 2, 2005 12:00 am

Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department’s Mite Boys Allstar Team competed in the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association First District Basketball Tournament held Feb. 19-23 in Springfield. The Class B tournament was hosted by Effingham County Recreation and Parks.

Swainsboro-Emanuel County was eliminated from the tournament by Thomson/McDuffie.

Members of the Swainsboro-Emanuel County Allstar team were Daven Robinson, Derek Sharpton, Jemerico Bell, Antonious McGruder, Jacob Wedincamp, Joe Knight, Verlon Wadley, Christopher Johnson, … Read More

Canoochee Riverkeeper receives award

Posted by | March 2, 2005 12:00 am

Top awards and a flood of recognition went to South Georgia Conservation groups at the Georgia River Network’s 2005 Conference held in Milledgeville recently. Canoochee Riverkeeper was honored for being the Watershed Group of the Year. Georgia River Network, a statewide nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to the conservation of Georgia’s waters, presented its first annual River Celebration Awards honoring the successes and dedicated efforts of river activists in Georgia.

“With … Read More

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