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God’s ambassadors

2 Corinthians 4:12 – 13: So, we live in the face of death, but this has resulted in eternal life for you. But we continue to preach because we have the same kind of faith the psalmist had …

Great Gentlemen and the Great Women Who Discovered Them

In 1946, Luck Flanders graduated from Swainsboro High School. In 1959, Ada Lee Fulford graduated from Swainsboro High School. Both of these bright, young ladies could have had no idea of the life …

Two sentenced in Superior Court

The following occurred during the Emanuel County Superior Court April 2021: Jeffery Allen Taylor negotiated a plea of guilty on one count possession of firearm by first offender or conditional …

Memorial Day in Twin City

The City of Twin City and American Legion Post 103 hosted a Memorial Day in Twin City ceremony honoring the lives of military men and women who died defending our county's freedom. Special …

Annual Mother-Son Dance recently held

More than 15 couples enjoyed this year’s Mother-Son Dance hosted by Swainsboro-Emanuel County Parks and Recreation Department and Growing Communication Inc. on Friday evening, May 21. The …
Memory Lane
From the June 15, 2011 edition of The Forest-Blade:DON’T FORGET FATHER’S DAYPictured are Mackenzie and Aerial Goggans with their daddy, Derrick Goggans, at the recent Herrington Homestead …
From the June 15, 1961 edition of The Forest-Blade:MRS. MARSHBURN REELCETED VEEP OF HEART ASSOCIATIONMrs. Emma S. Marshburn of Swainsboro was reelected vice president of the Georgia Heart …
From the June 13, 2001 edition of The Forest-Blade:UNBELIEVABLE CATCHGloria Ann Mincey of Twin City caught a 10-pound bass at a private pond in Twin City June 5. She stated she hooked a fish about …
From the June 12, 1991 edition of The Forest-Blade:MONEY IS DONATEDSwainsboro-Emanuel County Clean Community Commission was the recipient of a $5000 donation to be applied to the cost of the downtown …
From the June 10, 1981 edition of The Forest-Blade:SHE’S RETIRINGMrs. Marion Lewis admires the silver tray she received from the faculty and staff of Swainsboro Elementary School during the …
From the June 9, 1971 edition of The Forest-Blade:LOCAL OFFICE WINST.Y. Edwards, major of the local Georgia Natural Gs Company, accepted the 1970 Special Safety Award from W. Rufus Foster, vice …
Sports
David Emanuel Academy (DEA) will host a mini cheer camp for ages 3-14 beginning June 2 through June 4. Camp sessions will take place from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium. Price …
SHS senior Talondrea Robertson signed a letter of intent Wednesday, May 12, to play basketball for the Bobcats of East Georgia State College. Here is a story of grit and determination since she only …
The Lady Bobcats pushed the number one ranked team to the final out but fell 6 to 5. The team traveled to Gordon State on Tuesday, May 11 to play a best of three series against Gordon State.In game …
The East Georgia State College Lady Bobcats Softball Team advanced to the final four with a two-game sweep of ABAC in the GCAA Softball Tournament on Thursday, May 6 at Bobcat Field. The final score …
FOOD

Summertown Food Pantry announces June operation dates

The Summertown Baptist Church Food Pantry will open for distribution on June 10 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. and again on June 24. Please bring containers for distribution items. The pantry has 35,000 …
Lynn & Bobs Lunch Special- THURSDAY!
Fried chicken Hamburger steaks Rice/ gravy Greens Broccoli casserole Rutabagas Fried okra Mashed potatoes …
Pam’s Magic Sauce approved for distribution
Rodney Patterson, founder of Pam’s Magic Sauce, recently received his nutritional facts panel and is officially ready to start …
COTW: Aden Poole
This week’s Cook of the Week is Aden Poole. He is the four-year-old son of Dylan Poole and Sierra Henry. Aden will be starting …
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Obituaries
Staten Luther Sellers, 74
Staten Luther Sellers, 74, resident of Millen, died Sunday, June 6, 2021, in Select Specialty Hospital in Augusta after an extended …
Peggy June Sutton, 81
Ms. Peggy June Sutton, 81, of Stillmore, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021, at her residence following an extended illness. Graveside …
Michael Edward “Mack” Rogers, 68
Mr. Michael Edward “Mack” Rogers, 68, of Swainsboro, passed away Friday, June 4, 2021, at Memorial Health in Savannah following an …
Annette Virginia Toole Dixon, 85
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Annette Virginia Toole Dixon, age 85, of Twin City, on Sunday, June 6, …
Terry Allen Harrison, 65
Terry Allen Harrison, age 65, passed away Monday, May 31, 2021, at Meadows Health Hospital in Vidalia. Funeral services were held …
Crime
SPD 06-09-21
Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… May 26 Officers responded to a call from a local apartment …
Jail List 06-09-21
The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Jeffrey Brewer, on warrants …
ECSO 06-09-21
According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… May 23 Complainant met with Investigator Reddish regarding terroristic …
SPD 06-02-21
Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…May 18Officer ran a vehicle tag for the purpose of checking …
ECSO 06-02-21
According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office…May 23Complainant met with Investigator Reddish regarding terroristic threats.May …
GOVERNMENT
City Council meets for month of May
Members of Swainsboro City Council and Mayor Charles Schwabe convened for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, May …
Grand Jury returns 13 true bills, 1 no bill
The April 2021 term of the Emanuel County Grand Jury reconvened Tuesday, April 20, 2021, and considered 14 bills of indictment …
Zamudio-Serrano announces bid for public office
DiTanya Zamudio-Serrano has announced she will be running for the seat of Swainsboro City Council District #4. “I decided to run for …
Education
Johnson graduates from Georgia Southwestern State University
Ricky Johnson of Twin City graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University during the Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremonies held on …
DEA honor graduate biographies
Lexsy Jordyn Bell is the daughter of Scottie Bell and Lori Bell. Her plans after high school graduation are to attend East Georgia …
David Emanuel Academy Class of 2021 Honor Graduates
DEA honor graduates for 2021 include Lexsy Jordyn Bell, Bailey Lane Burke, Garrett Broughton Claxton, AnnaKade Marie Clemens, Alana …
DEA hosts Annual Honors Day Program
David Emanuel Academy held its annual Honors Day Program for upper grade students Wednesday, May 26, in the school’s gym. Students …
EGSC Softball Players named GCAA All-Academic Team Members
Softball players from the East Georgia State College softball team have been named to the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association’s …
EGSC remembers life of Pete Correll, contributions to college
A.D. Pete Correll, a man who generously gave to East Georgia State College (EGSC) along with many other organizations throughout his …
SOCIAL

Poole celebrates fourth birthday with pool party

On Sunday, May 23, Aden Ray Poole celebrated his fourth birthday with family and friends with a shark-theme pool party at the residence of his “Mema”, Annie Laura Henry. He turned …

Welcome Baby Ross

Will and Paige Ross of Swainsboro are pleased to announce the birth of their son, John Paul Ross, born March 30, 2021 at 11:06 p.m., weighing 7 lbs. 10 oz. and was 20.5” long.John Paul is the …

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Faith
China Temple Holiness Church will celebrate its 91st anniversary Sunday, June 13, with service beginning at 10 a.m. In 1930, China Culbreth and others formed the Wrightsville church in a brush …
Have you ever talked to someone and nothing is ever like they said? It can be almost like it, but not exactly. Have you heard, "You have to take that with a grain of salt”? That means you have …
Bishop Chapel Church and Cemetery will celebrate Homecoming this Sunday, June 6. Guest speaker will be Rev. Louis Pierce. A very cordial welcome is extended to families and friends of the church and …
Features
PruittHealth began as Toccoa Nursing Center in 1969 and was founded by Neil Pruitt, Sr. Since then, the PruittHealth community of services has grown to encompass more than 90 post-acute, skilled …
In 1935, America faced the long road to recovery following the turmoil and uncertainty of the Great Depression. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had just announced a massive new public works program …
This week's Hometown Public Servant is Timmy Oliver, volunteer fire fighter and first responder 20-08 with Twin City Volunteer Fire Department. Oliver, a native of Emanuel County, grew up in the …
Opinion
We all love social media and what it offers us in terms of communication, entertainment, and keeping up to date with the happenings in the world. However, too much of a 'good' thing can be a bad …
When we moved to Swainsboro in the summer of 1961, we realized we were not in Kansas anymore – borrowing a pun from the classic move “The Wizard of Oz.”We didn’t know it then, …
Answer:Virtualization is a popular approach to computers in the IT world today. You will hear the term used both in the cloud and on-premises equipment.Basically, virtualization is where you create …
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