May is Older Americans Month

Posted by | May 4, 2005 12:00 am

Celebrate Long-Term Living is the national theme for this year’s Older Americans Month. During May, the Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Aging Services (DAS) will be joining Aging agencies nationwide to encourage consumers to explore options available to them and plan now for long-term life.

“Older Americans now have more choices than the long-term institutional care which once was the primary option for our senior citizens,” said Maria … Read More

Jail Activity

Posted by | May 4, 2005 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

Yardmaster is work-based learning business of the month

Posted by | May 4, 2005 12:00 am

Emanuel County Youth Apprenticeship Program highlighted YardMaster as the business of the month for April. YardMaster is an integral part of the Youth Apprenticeship Program in Emanuel County. Frank and Teah Canady, owners, are very helpful and enthusiastic with the students they are training for the working world.

Bob Bostwick, store manager, says he enjoys working with the students. He believes it keeps him young. He also stated that these … Read More

Regent McMillan visits

Posted by | May 4, 2005 12:00 am

Regent Elridge W. McMillan (center on sofa) of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia recently visited with Dr. John Black, president of East Georgia College, and members of the East Georgia College student body on the EGC campus. Regent McMillan is president emeritus of the Southern Education Foundation, Inc. in Atlanta and is currently Scholar in Residence at Atlanta Metropolitan College. Appointed to the Board of … Read More

Celebrating seniors

Posted by | May 4, 2005 12:00 am

May is Senior Center Month and the senior citizens at Emanuel County Senior Center have numerous activities planned. To kick off the celebrations, the seniors gathered for the annual Balloon Release Monday, May 2. Among activities for May are Antique Day, Hat Day, Brag Day and a senior seminar in Dublin on Friday. For more information on events or to become a member of the Senior Center, call Judy Powell … Read More

Lanier wins state shot put title By ANDY CALLAWAY

Posted by | May 4, 2005 12:00 am

Two David Emanuel Academy track athletes captured high honors at the Georgia Independent School Association state track meet at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany last Friday. Senior Spencer Lanier won his second straight state championship in the shot put and finished second in the discus throw while DEA junior Casey Johnson came in second place in the girls triple jump.

Lanier’s second of his five allotted throws of the competition … Read More

Emanuel County Active Duty

Posted by | May 4, 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


ATM2 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 Gulf.… Read More

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