Swainsboro native is first woman to lead Chattanooga NAACP branch in 53 years

Posted by | February 2, 2005 12:00 am

Excerpted from an article by Susan Pierce, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Valoria Victoria Shipman of Swainsboro was recently installed as the president of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Tennessee. It marks the first time in 53 years that a female has led the local civil rights organization.

Shipman, 26, is a graduate of Swainsboro High School. She attended East … Read More

Emanuel County Active Duty

Posted by | February 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

Tigers hoping for berth in playoffs

Posted by | February 2, 2005 12:00 am



Tuesday Jan. 25

SHS played host to the exceptional East Laurens Falcons. The big cats lost a very close game when they last played ELHS and nothing seemed to be different on this particular evening. The Tigers lost a tight contest, 63-59. Tigers who performed well were Jamail Turner who ended with 17 points, Carlton Howard completed the night with nine points, Solomon Buie … Read More


Posted by | February 2, 2005 12:00 am

The following individuals, according to Chief Magistrate Ronald Wiggins, were not charged with disorderly conduct as reported in the Jail Activity list supplied by Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office. The list was printed in the Jan. 19 issue of

The Forest-Blade

Stan Amerson (charged Jan. 13) and Bobby Amerson (charged Jan. 12).

Hilda B. Wiggins Cook, 86

Posted by | February 2, 2005 12:00 am

GARFIELD—Funeral for Hilda Boatright Wiggins Cook, 86, was held Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005 at 3 p.m. at Garfield Baptist Church with Rev. Grady Walden officiating. Burial was in Hebron Cemetery in Garfield. She died in Aiken, S.C. on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005.

Born in Jeff Davis County on Aug. 29, 1918, she was the oldest daughter of Lewis and Eva Mae (Smith) Boatright. She was reared in Emanuel County and … Read More

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Posted by | February 2, 2005 12:00 am

Breaking news

Thunderbolt Detective Bill Buttersworth and Bill Bell, attorney for Chet Lynch, address the news media at Thunderbolt Marine Tuesday, Feb. 1.

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