March meeting of Emanuel Retired Educators held at TCE

Posted by | April 6, 2005 12:00 am

The Emanuel Retired Educators Association met on March 16 at the Twin City Elementary School. Principal Jim Jarvis welcomed the group to the school and announced lunch would be served in the media center. Mr. Woodrow Billups, the president, thanked the principal and had a blessing.

Following the meal, a few business items were taken care of. The minutes and treasurer’s report were approved. The state convention in Augusta on … Read More

Traverse jury list released

Posted by | April 6, 2005 12:00 am

The following residents must report for jury duty Monday, April 11 at Emanuel County Courthouse at 10 a.m.:

Dianna B. Grimes, Bran-di Hudson, Anelle Norris, Regina Archer, Lynn S t e v e n s , D e l a i n e McReynolds, Penny Jones, Donald Davis, Sylvia Jordan, Gary D. Williams, Wayne Harper, Scotty Hudson, Haley Beasley, Denise Braswell, Brenda Mincey,Curtis Jackson, Leonard Pasquale, Nancey Lee Bailes, Susan … Read More

Emanuel County Active Duty

Posted by | April 6, 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,


Anthony Wayne Archer, Twin City, ET2, US Navy, Seattle, Washington. Presently on USS Carl Vinson, Persian … Read More

EMC Nursing Home evacuated during fire By JACQUIE BRASHER

Posted by | April 6, 2005 12:00 am

A fire that started in the laundry room of Emanuel Medical Center’s Nursing Home prompted a fast and efficient evacuation of all 49 of its residents Monday, April 4. According to Beth Spencer, director of community relations at EMC, a “code red” was called at 9:25 a.m. “The fire marshal, who happened to be visiting that day, told everyone to evacuate at about 9:40 a.m. By 10 a.m., everyone was … Read More

Southside BC plans mission conference

Posted by | April 6, 2005 12:00 am

Southside Baptist Church will begin its yearly Mission Conference Sunday, April 10 through Friday, April 15 with Dr. Ken Love speaking at all services at 7 p.m. Dr. Love is a church planter from North Bergen, N.J. and holds many mission conferences and revivals throughout the country each year.

Sunday service will begin with Sunday school at 10 a.m.; morning worship at 11 a.m.; training union at 6:30 p.m. and … Read More

ECI Band earns honors

Posted by | April 6, 2005 12:00 am

Several members of Emanuel County Institute Band recently competed to earn positions in the District 1 Honor Band which consists of students auditioning from a 13-county region.

Two ECI trombonists earned admissions to the Georgia All-State audition: Takeem Davis, earned 2nd chair; and Kayla Bennett, 3rd chair. The honor was last earned by an ECI student in 1961, when Michael Morgan not only earned a state audition but also passed … Read More

Question of the week:

Posted by | April 6, 2005 12:00 am

Would you want to be kept alive artificially?

“If it was temporary then it would be all right, but if not, then no.”—Helen Johnson, Swainsboro

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  • Joan Collins, Leggett, 71

    Posted by | April 6, 2005 12:00 am

    METTER—Funeral for Joan Collins Leggett, 71, was held Friday, April 1, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Metter Primitive Baptist Church with Elder John Sheldon Mikell and Mike Whelchel officiating. Burial was in Lake Cemetery. She died Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at her home.

    Mrs. Leggett was a Candler County native and lifelong resident. She was retired from Agriculture Department of Farm Service Agency (ASCS) with over 30 years of employment. … Read More

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