News

Commissioners hear update from Emanuel County Forestry Department

The Emanuel county board of commissioners convened for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, September 20, at 6 p.m. at the John C. Coleman Hotel. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jim …

Defining Measures Performance set for October

Defining Measures, a DreamCatchers play performance production, is coming to Swainsboro Saturday, October 9, at the Swainsboro/Emanuel County Auditorium. Defining Measures is a story of …

Swainsboro Man Arrested for Arson, Animal Cruelty

On August 31, a member of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King’s Fire Investigations Unit was requested by the Swainsboro Fire Department to assist with a fire investigation on North …

Zeta Tau Alpha Will “Pink Out the Fountain” in Swainsboro

October signals the beginning of Breast Cancer Education and Awareness Month. The Zeta Tau Alpha Statesboro Alumnae Chapter will “Pink Out the Fountain” in downtown Swainsboro on Thursday, …

Southeastern Tech McMillan Scholarship Awarded

Southeastern Technical College (STC) awarded Jason Cauley, Automotive Technology student, the first-time recipient of the Bobby Lee McMillan, Sr. Scholarship. “We are very thankful to the …
Memory Lane
From the Sept. 26, 2001 edition of The Forest-Blade: SHS MEMORABILIA Dr. Betty Y. Brown presented Swainsboro memorabilia to Martha Cobb and Judy Bennett in the media center at the school. The …
From the Sept. 25, 1991 edition of The Forest-Blade: DEA JUNIOR VARISTY Members of the David Emanuel Academy Junior Varsity Cheering Squad were Becky Daughtry, Erin Stewart, Allison Blount, …
From the Sept. 23, 1981 edition of The Forest-Blade: ‘OUR APPRECIATION’ Mrs. Sudie Fulford presented plaques of appreciation to past presidents of Emanuel County Retired Teachers …
From the Sept. 22, 1971 edition of The Forest-Blade: SHS B-TEAM CHEERLEADERS SHS’s B-team cheerleaders stopped long enough to pose for a Blade photographer before departing for Dublin to …
From the Sept. 21, 2011 edition of The Forest-Blade: DEA DONATES TO SOUTHERN SOULS RESCUE ORGANIZATION Each class at DEA in grades 5-12 was responsible for a community project. The 7th grade …
From the Sept. 21, 1961 edition of The Forest-Blade: TIGER CUBS      Members of the Swainsboro High “B” Football team included Johnny McGe3e, Bill …
Sports
The ECI Bulldogs hosted the Screven Co. Gamecocks on senior recognition night Friday, defeating the visiting team 27-10 in both team’s first region game. The Bulldogs had their lowest rushing …
On Friday, September 17, David Emanuel Academy’s Varsity Eagles traveled to Jeffersonville to compete against the Twiggs Academy Trojans. The game kicked off at 7:30 p.m. and ended with an Eagle …
Cheerleaders and their minis vibe on Tiger Pride at weekend event Swainsboro High School Cheerleaders held their annual mini cheer camp over the recent weekend that brought the largest turnout …
Swainsboro High School traveled to Sandersville Friday, September 10, to take on Washington County Golden Hawks. The AA-non region game kicked off at 7 p.m. and ended with a Tiger loss by one point, …
FOOD

COTW: Zane & Cayla

Zane & Cayla This week’s Cook of the Week are Zane Scarboro & Cayla Page. When they aren’t working, they enjoy spending time with Zane’s daughter, Loralee, family, friends, and their three …
Inman chosen as winner in Crider foods contest
Earlier this year, Crider Foods announced its Teacher Pay it Forward Program, where Crider Foods gives schools and the community the …
Twin City Fall Market Series to kick off this weekend
Make plans to be in Twin City this weekend for the kickoff this year’s Fall Market series at All the Fixin’s, located at 502 5th …
Total Wellness Session scheduled for September 21 at the Fulford Center
The third session of the 2021 Total Wellness Series is scheduled for Tuesday, September 21, at noon, at the Sudie A. Fulford Community …
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Obituaries
Alberta Bennett, 65
Mrs. Alberta Bennett, 65, was called home on September 22, 2021, to be with Jesus after a tragic accident. Funeral Services will be …
Wyman Lee Smith, 55
Mr. Wyman Lee Smith, age 55, of Kite, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin. Funeral …
Rosa Mae Johnson, 84
Rosa Mae Johnson, age 84, passed away Friday, September 3, 2021. Graveside service was held Sunday, September 9, at 11 a.m. at …
Ronnie Edwin Hopkins, 65
Mr. Ronnie Edwin Hopkins, 65, of Swainsboro, passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Emanuel Medical Center following an extended …
Ronald Wayne Grimes, II, 51
Ronald Wayne Grimes, II, 51, of Cumming, formerly of Emanuel County, died Monday, September 13, 2021, at Northside Hospital in …
Crime
SPD 09-22-21
Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… September 8 Officers were dispatched in reference to an armed …
ECSO 09-22-21
According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… September 13 Deputies assisted GSP with a two vehicle MVA. 911 …
Jail List 09-22-21
The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Jeffrey Brewer, on warrants …
SPD 09-15-21
Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… August 31 Officers were dispatched in reference to the …
Jail List 09-15-21
The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Jeffrey Brewer, on warrants …
GOVERNMENT
Meet the candidates
Each week, we will be interviewing candidates for the upcoming election in November. This week’s feature includes candidates running …
Mayor Schwabe to seek another term
Mayor Charles Schwabe is, today, formally announcing his plan to run for re-election to the office of Mayor of Swainsboro.  The City …
City of Adrian meets for month of July
Adrian Mayor Wynola Smith and city council members convened for their monthly meeting Monday, July 12, at the Adrian Annex. Mayor …
Education
Athen Walden on E-SPLOST
Athen Walden talks about the benefits and upgrades he has seen through funds from E-SPLOST.
Randy Ellison on E-SPLOST
Swainsboro Police Chief Randy Ellison discusses the positive impacts that E-SPLOST funds have had on Emanuel County …
Huddie Culbreth & Matt Donaldson on E-SPLOST
Retired Principal Huddie Culbreth and Twin City Mayor Matt Donaldson discuss the benefits of E-SPLOST from the Twin City Elementary …
Youmans makes Honor Roll at Oregon State University
Names of students who have made the Scholastic Honor Roll Summer 2021 have been announced by Oregon State University. A total of  …
Valdosta State University Announces Summer 2021 Graduates
Valdosta State University is proud to announce the members of its graduating class of Summer 2021. This includes the following area …
Southeast Georgia Jaycee 4-H Fair Contests
This year’s 2021 Southeast Georgia Jaycee Fair 4-H Contests will consist of four categories: mini-booths, create an exhibit a …
SOCIAL

RFD Comic 09-25-21

Popeye Comic 09-25-21

DEA announces plans for annual school pageant set for this weekend

David Emanuel Academy will host its annual school pageant this weekend on Saturday, September 25. Set to begin at 2 p.m., the event will feature participants in all grade levels, with five …

Friendship Freewill Church is having their 108th Anniversary

Celebrate with us October 3, for our 108th year anniversary. Br. Melvin Kramer will bring the message and also, special music. Lunch will be served afterwards. Hope to see you there!
Faith
Mt. Shady Baptist Church will celebrate its 91st homecoming with service on Sunday, September 19, at 10 a.m. Special guest will include The Glory Men and Tiffany. Lunch will follow at 12 p.m. …
Thursday, September 16, at 7:30 p.m. with guest speaker Pastor Hagins. Guest churches will be House of Hope Church of God in Christ, New Hope Faith Mission, and Mt. Zion. Friday, September 17, at …
Everyone is invited to Homecoming at Corinth Church near Meeks Sunday, September 19, at 11 a.m. with speaker Rev. Wes Webb, Pastor. Gospel sing with Hudson Brothers & Angie will be at 6 p.m. Join us …
Features
This week’s Hometown Public Servants, by nomination, is employees of Emanuel Medical Center’s Covid-19 Testing Site, located at 543 W. Church Street in Swainsboro. From an local from Emanuel …
This week’s Hometown Public Servants are Emanuel Code Enforcement Director Stephen Graham and Brandon Frix, Emanuel County building and code enforcement officer. Graham and Frix were two of four …
This week’s Hometown Public Servant is Emanuel County’s new Transfer Station Superintendent Travis Beach. With 25 years of experience as a construction/heavy equipment operator, Beach was …
Opinion
It's no secret Cognia disregarding Open Records law
Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, liberal or conservative, there is one thing that should unite one and all – how government spends …
The Storm The storm was coming. Storm clouds were coming in from the west. The air seemed to pop and crackle with electricity. Mama led us five children to the center of the living room in deep, …
Volume III I must confess that it has been difficult for me to find time to write this column. For the past week I have been engrossed in turning the pages of Pine Log Echoes Volume III. Six …
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