‘From Never’ to perform at Swainsboro ‘Saturday Night Live’

Posted by | March 16, 2005 12:00 am

From Never will be the special music guest for “Live from Swainsboro…It’s Saturday Night.” The regional band will participate in the event Saturday, March 26 at the Swainsboro/Emanuel County Auditorium at 8 p.m. “Made up of five members, the band is rapidly gaining a reputation for creativity as well as their musical expertise,” said Lauren Dunn, who is directing the event. “The group has won widespread recognition. They recently had … Read More

Barnett Ely, 75

Posted by | March 16, 2005 12:00 am

SWAINSBORO—Funeral for Barnett Ely, 75, were held Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Eastwood Church of God with Rev. Bruce Flowers and Elder Tommy Rountree officiating. Burial will be in Eastbrook Cemetery. He died Monday, March 7, 2005 at his residence.

Mr. Ely was born in Johnson County but had lived all his life in Swainsboro. He served in the United States Army, was a retired truck driver … Read More

Emanuel County Active Duty

Posted by | March 16, 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

Merril Jones Corbin, 88

Posted by | March 16, 2005 12:00 am

STATESBORO—Memorial service for Merrill Jones Corbin, 88, was held Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the Jake A. Futch Funeral Home Chapel in Statesboro with the Rev. David Hudson officiating. He died Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at Heritage Inn in Statesboro.

Mr. Corbin was born in Oak Park on Feb. 20, 1917. He spent most of his life farming in Emanuel County, moving to St. Simons Island and … Read More

Letters To The Editor

Posted by | March 16, 2005 12:00 am


Like John David Bailey in a recent letter, I, too, miss the professional tone that Bill Rogers Sr. brought to The Forest-Blade.

When I decided to run for the board of education in 1980, I discussed the matter with him (he was vacating the seat.) We talked about the challenges facing a small town editor in covering local politics and other news. He admitted that he compromised … Read More

James D. Clifton, 77

Posted by | March 16, 2005 12:00 am

TWIN CITY—Funeral for James D. Clifton, 77, was held Sunday, March 6, 2005 at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary with Elder Gary Johnson officiating. Burial was in Old Canoochee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. He died Sunday, March 5, 2005 at his residence after an extended illness.

Survivors include one daughter, Virginia Gail Clifton of Swainsboro; two sisters, Bobbie Smith of Swainsboro, and Nell Oglesby of Twin City; … Read More

Billy Edward Brown Sr., 74

Posted by | March 16, 2005 12:00 am

DUBLIN—Funeral services for Billy Edward Brown, Sr., 74, was held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 11, 2005 in the Chan Stanley Memorial Chapel of Stanley Funeral Home, with burial following at Pleasant Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. The Reverends Ron Starley, Kenneth Greene and Tommy Veal officiated. He died Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at Fairview Park Hospital.

Mr. Brown was born in Johnson County on Feb. 22, 1931. He was the … Read More

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