Lady Eagles heading to state

Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am



After finishing fourth in the GISA region 2-A tournament, the David Emanuel Academy Lady Eagles will now focus on the upcoming state tournament which begins today at Darton College in Albany. DEA will play Westwood, the number three team from region 3-A at 7:30.

The Lady Eagles lost to Robert Toombs 48-26 in the semifinals and then dropped a heartbreaker to Thomas Jefferson by … Read More

Hugs all around!

Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

Photo by Jacquie Brasher

Emanuel County Head Start in Swainsboro celebrated its annual Hug Your Child Day on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. Parents were encouraged to give their children plenty of hugs and make them feel special. Among parents participating were, from left, Arnold Wright and son, Zacheriah Wright; Timothy Foots Sr. and son, Timothy Foots Jr.; and Willie Marion and son, Jarrod Marion.

  • Hugs all around!

  • Emanuel County Active Duty

    Posted by | February 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



    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

    Swainsboro First Baptist to celebrate 130th anniversary

    Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

    An extended 2005 celebration is under way in recognition of the 130th anniversary of First Baptist Church of Swainsboro. An opening event, a review of the church’s history, will be presented Sunday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

    Jimmy Morgan, long time member of the local congregation, will share words and pictures of the church’s progress through the years. Morgan designed the present structure and various additions … Read More

    Eggs are the topic of the week

    Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

    Wally Gallian

    As a newspaper editor, a lot of mail crosses my desk each day. So far this week, the predominant topic seems to be eggs. So, let’s talk about eggs.

    Personally, I am not that crazy about eating eggs, although I know they are in many of my favorite foods. I love almost any kind of cake and know that eggs are essential to making a good batter. At … Read More


    Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

    Submitted photo

    Pack 75 Den 3 Weblos Ethan Coleman and Solomon Riner earned Engineering Activity badges Monday while on an afternoon excursion to Altamaha EMC of Swainsboro. As a requirement of the badge, the boys were taught how to locate underground power lines. As an added bonus, Bill Kennedy demonstrated the operation on the bucket truck. Pictured are Bill Kennedy, Ricky Coleman and Lester Fowler. Den 3 Weblos are sponsored … Read More

    Veteran Frank Brown interviewed at library

    Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

    World War II veteran, Frank Brown, was interviewed at Franklin Memorial Library on Friday, Feb. 4. Mr. Brown was in Company E, 5th Regiment of the United States Marines. He was born in Lexsy and joined the Marines after graduating from high school. He served two tours of duty and went through basic training at Parris Island, S.C., and then received further training at Norfolk, Va.

    He was then assigned … Read More

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