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Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

Youth leaders

Youth Leadership Emanuel participants Channing Gray (seated, from left), Andy Johnson and LaPortia Pitts prepare for a session on social skills and etiquette held recently at Temptations and led by Huddie Culbreth (standing). Youth Leadership Emanuel is a countywide leadership program for high school juniors and seniors. The program is designed to develop leadership potential and to acquaint participants with community needs, problems and resources through interaction with … Read More

Letters To The Editor

Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am


Hi, my twin brother, Leslie Wayne Lockhart, a sergeant in the USMC, is currently serving in Iraq (Fallujah). He got over there sometime in September, after being in Kuwait for a short time. Thanks for all you do in promoting support of soldiers in the armed forces. They really need it.

Thank you,



Georgia Southern



Paul Tillman Berry, 84

Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

SWAINSBORO—Graveside service for Paul Tillman Berry, 84, was held Friday, Nov. 12, 2004 at 11 a.m. at Mansion Memorial Park Cemetery in Ellenton, Fla. with Rev. Harvey Whidden officiating. Burial was in Mansion Memorial Park Cemetery. He died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004 at Emanuel Medical Center after a brief illness.

Mr. Berry was born in South Carolina. He was a heavy equipment operator, a member of Pentecostal Holiness Church and … Read More

SMS releases star, honor rolls

Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

Swainsboro Middle School has released its Star Honor Roll and Honor Roll list for the first nine-week grading period. To be on the Star Honor Roll list students must make a 90 or above in every class. Students included on the Honor Roll list have an average grade of 90 or above.


Sixth Grade

Sierra Beasley, Lynquez Blair, Ashley Brewer, Ryan Bridges, Kellie Cannady, Lynn Carter, Tylicia … Read More

New doctors are welcomed at EMC

Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

Our area’s newest physicians were welcomed and introduced at a recent reception held at Emanuel Medical Center on Nov. 17.

Mr. Bob Via, administrator, welcomed guests and gave an update on the current building project. Kathleen O’Leary, MD, Henry Taylor, DPM, Geoffery Connor, MD, R. Steven Riddick, MD, John Schoell, MD, and Harinderjit Singh, MD. were introduced by Mr. Via. Other guests attending included Mr. Butch Frye and Carol Canady … Read More


Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

Thursday, Nov. 25

In observance of Thanksgiving,

The Forest-Blade

will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25-26.

You Can Quote Me…

In despotic statecraft, the true and essential mystery is to fool the subjects, and to mask the fear, which keeps them down, with specious garb of religion, such that they fight for their slavery as if it were their freedom, and count it not shame but highest honor to … Read More

Emanuel County Active Duty

Posted by | November 26, 2004 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



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

Jail Activity

Posted by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Tyson Stephens, on warrants obtained by one of several local law enforcement agencies, designated by each name: Drug Task Force (DTF); Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI); Georgia Department of Pardons and Parole (GAPP); Georgia State Patrol (GSP); Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO); Swainsboro Police Dept. (SPD); Stillmore Police Dept. (SMPD); Twin City Police Dept. (TCPD); … Read More

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