Winner!

Posted by | April 13, 2005 12:00 am

Winner of the Easter Coloring Contest in The Forest-Blade in the 7-10 age category is Kent Wilson. He received a $25 prize.

Photo by Madelyne Meeks

  • Winner!

  • Legislation receives praise, criticism

    Posted by | April 13, 2005 12:00 am

    By State Rep. Butch Parrish

    The 2005 session of the Georgia General Assembly utilized only 39 legislative days out of the constitutional limit of 40. However, in actual days, this session, stretching from Jan. 10 through March 31, was the fourth-longest of the past 20 years.

    The question of whether this session was conducted more efficiently than in years past is certainly open for debate. Likewise, one’s opinion of the … Read More


    Terri Schiavo: R.I.P.

    Posted by | April 13, 2005 12:00 am

    Bobby Beecher

    The Terri Schiavo tragedy transfixed the nation. Americans behaved like spectators at a train wreck. They didn’t want to watch, but they couldn’t turn away either.

    Of course, it isn’t every day that ordinary Americans get to witness an execution. And that’s precisely what Terri Schiavo’s death was: a court-ordered, state-sanctioned killing. Only this time the condemned person wasn’t guilty – unless being a burden on one’s spouse … Read More




    Ohoopee Grove

    Posted by | April 13, 2005 12:00 am

    ]in annual spring revival

    Annual spring revival will be held at Ohoopee Grove Baptist Church in Nunez April 13-15 at 7 p.m. Schedule is as follows:

    Wednesday: John Coleman, Derrick Odom.

    Thursday: Freddy Stro-bridge, Rico Turner.

    Friday: John Woods, Eric Odom.

    Visiting choirs will be Oak Grove, smith Grove and Gethsemane. Guest churches will be Oak Grove, McCloud Covenant, Coleman Chapel, Smith Grove, Lester Grove, Willow Spring, Gethsemane, Mt. Gilead … Read More


    Reese to host women’s conference in Millen

    Posted by | April 13, 2005 12:00 am

    Mary Alice Reese of Swainsboro, wife of Rev. Charlie Reese Jr., will host the annual Women’s Conference at Bible Missionary Baptist Church of Millen. Guest speakers are as follows:

    Friday, April 15: Lynn Chance of Swainsboro.

    Saturday, April 16: Linda Travett of Swainsboro, Marvelyn Reese of Millen.

    Others on the program include Sisters-N-Praise, Tammy Bishop, Lillie Brown, Betty Davis, Rochelle Johnson, Patrelle Wadley, Myrtis Reese,

    Sarah Tims, Theresa Bishop, Mary … Read More




    Emanuel 4-H’ers honored at district event

    Posted by | April 13, 2005 12:00 am

    Emanuel County Extension Service hosted an area project competition for 401 fifth and sixth grade 4-H members from 12 counties in the middle-eastern part of Georgia on Saturday, April 2. During the awards presentation, the local 4-H program was recognized for having the most clover-leaf competitors, the most first-place winners, second place for the county with the highest improvement, and second for the highest percentage of members placing first, second … Read More


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