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Wounded Warriors Retreat, Inc. brings in $65,000 at 2021 event

Wounded Warriors Retreat, Inc. held their Annual Wounded Warriors Banquet Thursday, September 30, at Beaver Creek Plantation. The ticket price for the event included admission to the Retreat, a meal …

Two senior dogs living their best lives

In celebration of Adopt-a-Senior-Pet-Month, I would like to introduce you to Kim Waters and her two senior dogs, Lulu and Buddy. Kim and her husband, Tony, are residents of Twin City. Lulu, a …

The Black and Blue Suited Santa returns!

December 20, Swainsboro Police Department’s annual Shop With A Cop program will be held at Swainsboro’s Walmart Supercenter at 6 p.m. Sign up for this year’s program at the police department …

Christmas plans announced for Oak Park

The City of Oak Park will celebrate the holiday season with a Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 11, beginning at 6 p.m. Following the parade, kids will have the opportunity to take photos with …

News from Under the Gold Dome

Monday, November 15, 2021, marked the start of the third week of the 2021 special session. The Georgia House of Representatives met on the House floor every day last week, including Saturday. The …

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Two turkeys were recently walking a field together when one turkey said to its fellow turkey, “What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?” The fellow turkey responded wittedly with, …

Fire destroyed Christopher Drive building

At 8:42 am on Wednesday November 17, Swainsboro firefighters were called to a structure fire at 3 Christopher Drive Extension. Units responding observed a large column of black smoke in the distance. …

DILLIGAF wins Traditional Artist of the Year

DILLIGAF, a country music band with roots in Tattnall County, won Traditional Artist of the Year at the 2021 Georgia Country Awards on November 12. DILLIGAF Country started late in 2017 with Donny …

Blaine recognized by Delta Life Insurance Company

Delta Life Insurance is happy to announce that Eckard Blaine Jr. is the Sales Agent of the Month of August 2021! He is from Vidalia and has worked for Delta Life Insurance for the last six months. He …

Free Fill-up!

Feeling a little hungry? Why not stop by the A&O Men Aftercare Center for some good Thanksgiving food! The only thing that will cost you is the gas to get there. The center will hold a Free …
Memory Lane
From the Nov. 30, 2011 edition of The Forest-Blade: SWAINSBORO-EMANUEL COUNTY MITE SOCCER CHAMPIONS Coach Susanne Bowen – Jeffrey Brown, Daniella Delgado, Christopher Futch, Shanna …
From the Nov. 30, 1961 edition of The Forest-Blade: THE HANDSOME WORKS OF ART The handsome works of art might well be called “works of heart” which was on sale at Mrs. Santa’s …
From the Nov. 25, 1981 edition of The Forest-Blade: AHHHHH… That’s the first thing that comes to mind about these cute kindergarteners in their outfits depicting the first …
From the Nov. 23, 2011 edition of The Forest-Blade: LAMM NAMED DAR GOOD CITIZEN The Gov. David Emanuel-Adam Brinson chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution selected Caitlin Lamm, a …
From the Nov. 23, 1961 edition of The Forest-Blade: GLADA FLYING TO CHICGO FOR 40TH NATIONAL 4-H CONGRESS Glada Hooks, along with 31 other of Georgia’s most accomplished 4-H members, flew …
From the Nov. 21, 2001 edition of The Forest-Blade: HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Swainsboro Pre-K held its annual Thanksgiving program at Swainsboro-Emanuel County Auditorium Nov. 14. The students …
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FOOD

Upcoming Distribution Date Set for Summertown Food Pantry

Summertown Food Pantry at Summertown Baptist Church will distribute food on Saturday, October 23, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Patrons are asked to bring containers for distribution items. Volunteer …
Center of Hope Food Distribution
Center of Hope Food Pantry’s monthly distribution will be Thursday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 220 S. Racetrack …
COTW: Avery & Dustin
This week’s Cook of the Week is Avery Koth & Dustin Kirkland. When Avery & Dustin aren’t working, they love spending their free …
COTW Jordan and Cameron Braswell
This week’s Cooks of the Week are Jordan and Cameron Braswell of Swainsboro. This coming Sunday, the couple will celebrate their one …
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Obituaries
Carol Celestine Shealy Sellers, 80
Tomlinson Funeral Home announces the death of Carol Celestine Shealy Sellers, age 80, of Swainsboro, on Saturday, November 20, 2021. …
Sylvia Lynn Day, 59
Taylor Funeral Home of Louisville announces the death of Mrs. Sylvia Lynn Day, age 59, of Wadley, Sunday, November 21, 2021, in the …
Larry Hadden, 74
Mr. Larry Hadden, 74, of Stillmore, passed away Thursday, November 18, 2021, at his residence. Funeral services were held Sunday, …
Walter “Jeff” Henry, 76
Mr. Walter “Jeff” Henry, 76, of Swainsboro passed away Friday, November 19, 2021, at his residence following an extended illness. …
Clarence Danny “Clay” Cumbee, Jr., 51
Clarence Danny "Clay" Cumbee, Jr., age 51, passed away at his residence in Swainsboro. Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 21, …
Brenda Lee Holland Floyd, 64
Mrs. Brenda Lee Holland Floyd, 64, of Statesboro, passed on to her heavenly home Thursday, November 18, 2021, with her loving family …
Crime
Grand Jury returns 19 True Bills
The October 2021 term of Emanuel County Grand Jury reconvened Friday, November 19, and considered 19 bills of indictment presented by …
First appearance hearing for Sutton held Friday
Dakota Shaman Sutton, 24, of Stillmore appeared for a first appearance hearing today at 1 p.m. in Emanuel County Superior Court. …
David denied bond in preliminary hearing
A preliminary hearing for Nathaniel David was held Wednesday, November 17, in Emanuel County Superior Court. Prosecuting the case for …
SPD 11-24-21
Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… November 12 Officers were dispatched in reference to a male …
ECSO 11-24-21
According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… November 15 Deputy observed a vehicle traveling 75 MPH in a 55 MPH zone on …
Education
Waffle King Certificates for Students at SPS
Waffle King has provided Reading Rewards for students at SPS. The teachers will set a monthly reading goal for their class. Each …
EGSC Alumni to host book signing December 1
Mikella Hansley, an alumnus of East Georgia State College, is hosting a book signing for her first book “Anointing Over Perfection: …
Final Total Wellness Session of 2021 held at the Fulford Center
The final session of the 2021 Total Wellness Series was held Tuesday, November 9, at noon, at the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning …
School District Seeks Community Input to Develop Strategic Plan
The Emanuel County School District is embarking on a strategic planning process that requires input from citizens, staff, parents, …
Members from Emanuel County Institute FBLA High School Chapter traveled to Athens to attend Fall Leadership Conference
Recently, 16 Emanuel County Institute FBLA members traveled to the Fall Leadership Conference held in Athens on November 17 – …
Board of Education meets for month of November
The Emanuel County Board of Education convened Tuesday, November 16, at 5:30 p.m. at the Swainsboro High School cafeteria for their …
SOCIAL

The Blade Podcast

The Forest-Blade proudly announces the launching of its newly added media outlet, The Blade Podcast! We're also excited to announce our two newest production staff members and podcast host, Chris …

Question: Why are there 60 minutes in an hour?

Answer: This was a question I had growing up and also was a source of confusion as I learned to count and tell time. For everything it seemed except telling time we count 1-99 and then carry one …

The Bus Station

I am still browsing through Pine Log Echoes III and find something of interest each time. An efficient place to start is the index. A brief scan will always bring a subject to my attention. You know …

For these things I give thanks

I was not going to write a Thanksgiving column this week for a couple of reasons. First, that is the predictable thing to do when you have to churn out a weekly column. I pride myself on being …
Faith
What comes to your mind when Thanksgiving approaches? How do you remember Thanksgiving? It's a time when we give thanks to God and celebrate with family, friends and food. We also think on how this …
Well, are you excited? I am because God has allowed us to enter another Thanksgiving Season. Oh to be thankful to the forefathers for setting aside a day to recognize God and give him …
Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. with Guest Speaker, Prophet Pastor Shane Mosley. Guest Churches will be Holy Zion Church of Statesboro, Tribe of Judah of Metter, Mt. Zion church, and New Hope Faith …
Features
Today marks Veterans Day 2021. Annual observed on November 11, this special day pays tribute to all military veterans that have served in U.S. Armed Forces. Emanuel County thinks a great deal of …
Tuesday, November 2, marked Election Day 2021. This year, the list of candidates seeking appointment to public offices was a bit shorter than last year’s and included voting for two cities, …
Del Brown and his son Gunnar Brown are anticipating the days remaining before they take the road to attend the Bass Pro U.S. Open National Bass Fishing Amateur Team Championship at Table Rock Lake in …
Opinion
Prince William and Prince Harry have nothing on me. I also have a touch of royalty flowing through my veins. I was the 1952 Pine Tree Festival Prince of Garfield Grammar School. Like they say, …
Maybe I am being a bit too Southern Sensitive here but I got the distinct feeling the national media disrespected the Atlanta Braves from the beginning of the playoffs through the World Series and …
Classless. That is the only term I can use in a family newspaper to describe Donald Trump’s comments about the passing of Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint …
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