Vasher, Palumbo place first in 2019 Knotty Pine 5K

Posted by | May 10, 2019 10:40 am

On the morning of May 4, runners came to Swainsboro for the 19th annual running of the Knotty Pine 5K and Fun Run. The runners traveled along the traditional route as part of the 74th Pine Tree Festival.

The events took place in downtown Swainsboro with the start and finish at the corner of Green and Moring streets. Registration for the races began at 6:30 a.m. The official start time Read More

Jerry Faircloth, 78

Posted by | May 10, 2019 10:38 am

   Services for Jerry Faircloth, 78, of Dublin were held Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11 Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Dixon and Rev. Doug Hines officiating. Burial followed at Blundale Baptist Church Cemetery in Swainsboro. He passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

Mr. Jerry Faircloth was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and the Oasis Small Group. He Read More

Gloria D. Harper, 62

Posted by | May 10, 2019 10:35 am

   Funeral services for Gloria D. Harper, 62, of McDonough were held Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Saint Philip Baptist Church at 3 p.m. with Rev. Donald Johnson presiding. Interment followed at Swainsboro City Cemetery. She passed away April 21, 2019.

Mrs. Gloria D. Harper was born December 21, 1956 in Statesboro to the late Lester Williams and Janie R. Williams-Clark. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior and was a Read More

Queensborough National Bank & Trust promotes Anderson to branch manager

Posted by | May 10, 2019 10:33 am

Vicki Anderson has been promoted to branch manager of Queensborough National Bank and Trust of Swainsboro, where she has worked for more than four years. Anderson has almost 20 years of experience in banking. She is a graduate of Georgia Southern University, where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. She is also a 2011 graduate of Georgia Banking School.

For the past two years, Anderson has volunteered Read More

EGSC Lady Bobcats fall to Georgia Military College in GCAA Tournament

Posted by | May 10, 2019 10:32 am

The East Georgia State College Lady Bobcats Softball team spent the weekend in GCAA Tournament competition, finishing third after three games.

In Game 1, the Lady Bobcats pushed conference champions Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College to a 2–1 game with both teams scoring all of their runs in the first inning. The Lady Bobcats bounced back after their defeat, taking on Andrew College in Game 2 and winning by a score Read More

New members welcomed into Delta Kappa Gamma

Posted by | May 10, 2019 10:30 am

President Tammy Gray welcomed members and guests to the April 22 meeting of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International at Catered Creations. She thanked hostesses chair Teresa Powell, Kaye Stephens, Rebecca Frost, Lori Jordan, Elizabeth Martin, Rebecca Thomas, Angela Tanner, Sue Brewton, Brenda Brown, Sandy Johnson, Amy Hendrix, Jennifer Lewis, Mary Dixon, and Grace Moore for the beautiful spring flower arrangements adorning each table.

President Gray led in the Founders’ Day Read More

Daphne Taylor Elliott, 93

Posted by | May 10, 2019 10:29 am

   Funeral services for Daphne Taylor Elliott, 93, of Swainsboro were held Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church with The Very Rev. Denise Vaughn officiating. Interment followed at Swainsboro City Cemetery. She passed peacefully Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Emanuel County Medical Center Nursing Home.

Mrs. Daphne Taylor Elliott was born February 5, 1926 in Havana, Cuba to the late Benjamin and Read More

Smith Grove to celebrate 104 years

Posted by | May 10, 2019 10:26 am

Smith Grove Missionary Baptist Church will hold a 104th-anniversary celebration and spring revival May 15, May 16, May 17, and May 19.
The three-day revival will begin Wednesday, May 15. Oak Grove MBC, McCloud Covenant MBC, New Mount Moriah AME, and Coleman Chapel AME will be in attendance on this evening.
Thursday, May 16, will bring Saint Paul AME, Willow Spring MBC, Mount Giles’s MBC, and Rountree Island MBC to Read More

Metter pastor to preach revival at Antioch

Posted by | May 10, 2019 10:25 am

Antioch Primitive Baptist Church will hold spring revival Tuesday, May 14, and Wednesday, May 15. Services will begin at 7 p.m. both nights. Elder Scott Riner, pastor of Lake Primitive Baptist Church of Metter, will be the guest speaker. All in the community are invited.

Class of 2019 Parents, Family, & Friends

Posted by | May 10, 2019 9:31 am

TODAY, Friday, May 10th, is the deadline to get your ad(s) in The Forest Blade to congratulate your loved ones for reaching their milestone of graduating high school.  We need your info & pictures no later than 4pm today!


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