Pfc. Strange honored with tree planting at SHS

Posted by | February 23, 2005 12:00 am



It has been almost a year since Emanuel County lost its native son, William Rodriquez “Ra-Ra” Strange, but somehow it seems like yesterday. On Georgia’s Arbor Day Friday, Feb. 18, the Adrian native was remembered in a tree planting ceremony at Swainsboro High School. Pfc. Strange was killed in the line of duty on April 2, 2004 in Iraq. He was a 2003 graduate … Read More

Times Not Forgotten: Pay attention: Warm weather is on the way ChristineColeman

Posted by | February 23, 2005 12:00 am

Just a few weeks ago, we had ice everywhere. Many of us didn’t trust ourselves or our cars to go out for a day or so. I’m sure lots of churches had a smaller attendance on that icy Sunday.

But look at us now! The Ground Hog has made his predictions (both here and in Pennsylvania.) The old saying is either there’ll be six more weeks of winter or … Read More

Sheriff’s Report: Deputies make arrests

Posted by | February 23, 2005 12:00 am

Emanuel County Sheriff’s deputies reported several arrests for last week. Cases logged are:

Feb. 15

A Prosperity Dr., Swainsboro, woman reported a woman who rents from her stole an air-conditoner and the blinds off the windows.

Warren C. Williams, 36, 83 Williams Rd., Kite, was arrested for probation violation.

Officer was alerted to an abandoned vehicle on Chandler Rd. Vehicle was towed.

A man at Crider Poultry reported his vehicle … Read More

Letters To The Editor

Posted by | February 23, 2005 12:00 am


I am writing this letter in regards to Chief Deputy Joel Beecher who works for Emanuel County Sheriff’s Department. I want everyone to know how much my family and I appreciate the work that Deputy Beecher did involving my case.

On Jan. 4, I was robbed of two rings and a pair of diamond earrings. The two rings belonged to my husband who died in 1983. My daughters … Read More

Victory at Tiger Field

Posted by | February 23, 2005 12:00 am

Rev. Cail Pressey

Over the years there have been some great wins at Tiger Field. Victory has been experienced many times on that field. These great victories didn’t just happen. They occurred because coaches and players worked together for a common cause. They prepared and practiced and they expected victory. Great things happen when people come together with a mind to work.

In about 8 weeks all of us here … Read More

Swainsboro FBC celebrates 130 years

Posted by | February 23, 2005 12:00 am

First Baptist Church of Swainsboro, constituted on Jan. 1, 1875, is celebrating its 130th anniversary with a series of special events.

Kickoff of the celebration was held Sunday, Feb. 13. A skit, written by Dr. Jean B. Bridges entitled “In the Beginning,” featured actors Jack McLeod, Cherie McLeod, Judy Wommack and Fred Wommack. The play described the early years of the church, its original building (now Primitive Baptist Church) on … Read More

Emanuel County Active Duty

Posted by | February 23, 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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