Savvy Senior:

Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

Bone Health

Dear Savvy Senior,

I broke my wrist last month when I slipped and fell walking out to the car. After an X-ray and a hand cast, my doctor told me that my fracture may be an early sign of osteoporosis. I was shocked since I’m only 53 and in pretty good health. My question is can someone my age actually get osteoporosis? And if so, what can I … Read More

Airport update

Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

Submitted photo

Ken Warnock, center, of Buckley and Associates in Swainsboro, recently presented an update on the newly renovated Swainsboro/Emanuel County Airport to the Swainsboro Exchange Club. Pictured are Exchange Club members J.D. Oglesby, left, and Dal Durden.

  • Airport update

  • Police Report: Numerous thefts reported

    Posted by | February 16, 2005 12:00 am

    Swainsboro police officers reported many cases of theft during the week. Other cases logged are:

    Feb. 8

    An Advance St. man reported someone keyed and rolled toilet paper on his car.

    A woman at Wal-Mart reported losing her cell phone.

    Feb. 9

    A Pratt Ave. woman reported a woman, whom she identified, stole 10 of her morphine pills.

    A Joy Lane woman reported she allowed a man, whom she identified, … Read More

    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

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