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Letter to the Editor: WHAT IF?

Emanuel County is fortunate to be blessed with a healthcare facility and its staff of Emanuel Medical Center. WHAT IF the hospital and staff were not here? Rural communities similar to ours have a …

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Sports Video Features
Brendan Boatwright - ECI Bulldogs
Featured in Part 13 of The Forest-Blade's multi-part video series introducing all senior football players across Emanuel County's …
Joseph Summerset - SHS Tigers
Featured in Part 11 of The Forest-Blade's multi-part video series introducing all senior football players across Emanuel County's …
Elijah Loyd - SHS Tigers
Featured in Part 7 of The Forest-Blade's multi-part video series introducing all senior football players across Emanuel County's three …
Social
On Tuesday, November 3, Grayson Reid Fields celebrated turning the big 2 with his family. Grayson celebrated train themed party of “Chugga Chugga TWO TWO!!!!”. Grayson is the son of …
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Sause of Swainsboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Kyler Sause, to Mr. Daren Akridge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Akridge of Twin City. The …
The DEA Football Team was recently named Region Champs. They look forward to competing against Victory Baptist this Friday at 7:30pm in the GAPPS State Semi-finals. They invite you to come out to …
This week’s featured Cooks of the Week are newlyweds, Bryan and Pam Akridge, who recently married on October 23, 2020. They love spending time together - cooking, fishing at the river, and …
Opinion
As I promised last week, I contacted Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in Greater Garfield, Georgia, to get his observations on the …
by PASTOR NICK ROBERTSON, CONSUMING FIRE MINISTRIES There has been a lot of confusion with voting this year but I would like to make a petition for your vote. We deal with so many things in life, …
Because this column runs across the state on different days of the week depending where you may happen to be, some of you will be reading this before Election Day, on that day or a day or two …
Answer: Cloud is where you store data on the Internet at some central spot or run applications at that same central spot which you probably do not know exactly is.  Data storage is most …
Faith
Mount Olivet Baptist Church, located at 1593 Mt. Olivet Church Road in Garfield, announce its upcoming Christmas in the Country gospel sing set for Saturday, December 12. The event will begin at 6 …
by BISHOP BERTHA JONES Today, we will take a look at Hope. We will see what is hope, why you need hope, and where you can find hope. What is hope? According  to Webster, hope is a feeling …
Features
by WHITLEY CLIFTON photo credit BILL CAHILL, SFD PIO The social hall of First Baptist Church Swainsboro served as the host spot for Emanuel County’s first annual Faith and Blue program …
When you give a girl a father, there’s not much more that could be asked for; and when you give a man a daughter, there’s no limits set on the lengths that man would go for his little girl. When …
Obituaries
Rita Herrington, 72
Mrs. Rita Herrington, 72, of Kite passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at her residence following an extended illness. Graveside …
Willie Lee Williams, 70
Willie Lee Williams, 70, entered God's eternal arms November 4, 2020. Graveside services were Sunday, November 15 at 11am at …
Willie Lee Bell, 74
Wille Lee Bell was called home Sunday, November 1, 2020 at The Oaks at Bethany in Vidalia. Graveside service was held Saturday, …
William Dorsey “Buddy” Cobb, 70
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. William Dorsey “Buddy” Cobb age 70, of Swainsboro Friday, …
Wayne “Skillet” Henry, 50
Mr. Wayne “Skillet” Henry, 50, of Twin City passed away Friday, November 13, 2020 at his residence following a brief …
Sports
by TROUP BRINSON The Swainsboro Tigers (4-5) lost on the road Friday night to the Toombs County Bulldogs, 35-14. The loss locks Swainsboro in to the 4th seed in the region with the playoffs …
by RON WEATHERFORD The ECI Bulldogs traveled to Pembroke Friday to take on Bryan Co. The Redskins dropped back down to single A in 2020 after being in AA for a few years. This was the first …
On Wednesday, November 5, East Georgia State College signed another softball player to the team for the 2021-2022 season. Erica Marlette from Parkview High School signed to play softball for the Lady …
Congratulations to Cierra Kinlaw on signing with the East Georgia State College Lady Bobcats!The Pinewood Christian Academy standout pitcher from Bellville is the first to sign for the Lady Bobcats …
Crime

SPD Report 11-25-20

Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… November 16 Officers were dispatched to the area of Injunction Rd. in reference to dogs at large. Complainant advised …

ECSO Report 11-25-20

According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… November 15 Deputies were dispatched to a George L. Smith State Park Rd. residence in reference to a female wanting to report her …

Jail list 11-25-20

The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Tyson Stephens, on warrants obtained by one of several local law enforcement agencies, designated …
Education
Twin City Fire Department delivers water donation to school kids
by BILL CAHILL, ECFD PIO Under a typical daily operation of a fire department, they are used to delivering water by way of hose …
Dr. Judy announces Emanuel County Schools District achievements, including increased state average and overall graduation rates
by WHITLEY CLIFTON Members belonging to the Emanuel County Board of Education convened Tuesday, November 10, at 5:30 p.m. for their …
EGSC Fire and Emergency Services Administration Program professor receives special award
Merritt Kearns, a part-time professor at East Georgia State College and battalion chief with the Statesboro Fire Department, was named …
Dr. Cheek wins statewide teaching and mentoring award
At the annual meeting of the Georgia Political Science Association, Dr. Lee Cheek, Professor of Political Science and former Dean at …
Southeastern Tech pins practical nursing graduates
The Practical Nursing program of Southeastern Technical College (STC) held a pinning ceremony for its Fall 2020 graduates on October …
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