Class of 2019 Parents, Family, & Friends

Posted by | May 9, 2019 11:16 am

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


Three from ECI accepted into EarthCare program

Posted by | May 9, 2019 11:00 am

ECI students Taylor Rachels, Ethan Morton, and Marlana Griner have been accepted to EarthCare, a week-long environment-focused leadership development program held in June on the campus of Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville.

These students are three of the 100 students selected into the program from a pool of applicants across the state.

EarthCare is a partner program between Georgia Power and 21st Century Leaders.

DEA has 13 top spellers

Posted by | May 9, 2019 10:30 am

David Emanuel Academy competed in the area spelling bee at Pinewood Christian Academy on Wednesday, April 24.

Twenty-two students participated on behalf of DEA, and 13 of those students placed in the top five. Results were as follows:

• First grade — Jenna Best (fifth place) and Lawton Wiggins (fourth place)

• Second grade — Henny Patel and Greysn Bargeron

• Third grade — Asa Youmans (third place) and Aubrey Read More

Cuba Kersey Rowland, 86

Posted by | May 9, 2019 10:00 am

   Funeral services for Cuba Kersey Rowland, 86, were held Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 11 a.m. Entombment took place at Southlawn Cemetery Mausoleum. She died Sunday, April 28, 2019 at her residence.

Mrs. Cuba Kersey Rowland was the beloved wife of Henry H. Rowland. A native of Swainsboro, she was the daughter of the late Minzie and Minnie Tapley Kersey.  She had lived in New Ellenton since 1955 and was Read More

Special week planned in honor of Pastor Cason

Posted by | May 9, 2019 9:30 am

Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church has planned a week-long celebration to honor their pastor’s anniversary. A pre-anniversary revival will kick off the week.

On Tuesday, May 16, Rev. Dr. Jerry J. Smith of Palmer Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Hephzibah will speak. Guest churches will include Smith Grove MBC, Ohoopee Grove MBC, Willow Grove MBC, Johnson Grove MBC, and Palmer Grove.

On Wednesday, May 17, Rev. Michael Thomas of Piney Read More

Local church plans spring revival

Posted by | May 9, 2019 9:00 am

New Mount Moriah AME Church, located at 605 North Green Street, will host its annual spring revival services at 7 p.m. nightly on May 23 and May 24. Reverend Rickey Jones of Norwood will be the guest evangelist.

Guests on Thursday night will be Willow Springs, Smith Grove, Mount Gilead, Lester Grove, Rountree Island, and Ohoopee Grove. Visiting on Friday night will be Gethsemane, Oak Grove, Greater Saint James, Robert’s Read More

Adrian church announces upcoming VBS dates

Posted by | May 9, 2019 8:30 am

Adrian Baptist Church will host its 2019 Vacation Bible School beginning May 29 through May 31 from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. nightly. Focusing on Paul’s dangerous journey to share the truth about Jesus, children in attendance will travel back in time to ancient Athens, where they will experience Paul’s time behind prison walls as well as earn drachmas and shop in Athens market place while learning about the struggles Read More

Bonnie Pearl Coleman, 88

Posted by | May 9, 2019 8:00 am

Graveside services for Bonnie Pearl Coleman, 88, of Swainsboro were held Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Swainsboro City Cemetery with Reverend Michael Williams officiating. She died Sunday morning, May 5, 2019 at Emanuel  County Nursing Home. 

Mrs. Bonnie Pearl Coleman was born in Swainsboro, daughter of the late Charlie Osborne Nasworthy and Mattie Smith. She retired from Ithaca. In addition to her parents, Coleman was preceded Read More

Interfor, TCE place first in Pine Tree Festival parade contest

Posted by | May 8, 2019 3:36 pm

Each year during Emanuel County’s annual Pine Tree Festival, six parade entries are named winners in the float contest. This year’s for-profit category winners were Interfor (first place), Yard Master (second place), and Queensborough National Bank and Trust (third place). Placing in the non-profit category were Twin City Elementary (first), Dellwood Baptist Church (second), and Calvary United Methodist Church (third). For additional photos of the winning parade entries, see page Read More

50th anniversary of Municipal Clerks Week

Posted by | May 8, 2019 3:27 pm

A proclamation issued by the City of Twin City, on May 7, 2019 resolves that the week of May 5 – 15, 2019 is designated as the 50th Anniversary of Municipal Clerks Week.

Unanimously adopted by the city commission, the proclamation extends appreciation to all municipal and deputy clerks for the services with which they provide their communities. Specifically, the proclamation cites that the clerk “serves as the professional link Read More

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