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America Knits celebrates one year of business

Thursday, September 17, marked a special milestone for America Knits as the company celebrated its one-year anniversary since its 2019 grand opening. Honoring America Knits employees for their …

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FOOTBALL PLAYER PROFILES

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 three high schools is Brendan Boatwright, a student at Emanuel County …
FOOTBALL PLAYER PROFILES

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 three high schools is Joseph Summerset, a student at Swainsboro High …
FOOTBALL PLAYER PROFILES

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 high schools is Elijah Loyd, a student at Swainsboro High …
FOOTBALL PLAYER PROFILES

Reggie Blockett - ECI Bulldogs

Featured in Part 5 of The Forest-Blade's multi-part video series introducing all senior football players across Emanuel County's three high schools is Reggie Blockett, a student at Emanuel County …
Social
Alton and Jodi Reynolds and Mitch Jackson of Swainsboro are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Malanie Paige Jackson, to Mr. Thomas Monroe (TJ) …
Dear Savvy Senior, My aunt recently asked me to be the executor of her will when she dies. I’m flattered that she asked, but I’m not sure what exactly the job entails. What can you …
This week’s featured Cooks of the Week are Swainsboro’s Queensborough National Bank & Trust crew. As QNBT employees, these ladies assist in offering locals a wide range of banking …
Kelvin and Michele Turner of Canoochee are happy to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Miss Olivia Turner, to Mr. Zach Proctor, son of Eric and Thresea Proctor of Millen. The …
Features
Lauren Canady is proof you don’t have to make an overwhelmingly grand gesture during the pandemic to make a difference. Sometimes, less and simple are the way to go if you want …
Boneyard BBQ has been opened in Reidsville for less than two years, yet it has quickly become a favorite spot in Tattnall County! Patrons picked the restaurant for Best BBQ in Tattnall as well as …
On Thursday, July 30, 9-year-old Colbie Radford set up a stand in downtown Swainsboro in front of RoofUS on West Main Street. Her purpose? Selling lemonade and bracelets to raise funds for horseback …
On Friday, July 31, Ava Mincey of Statesboro set up a lemonade stand in front of Twin City Drug Co. Boutique and Gifts to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease while promoting her personal …
During today’s unforeseen times, Emanuel Medical Center feels it is extremely important for the community to become more educated about the many local medical care providers here in Emanuel …
Opinion
Dear Savvy Senior, My 80-year-old mother, who lives alone and is self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic, has fallen several times. Are there any extra precautions you recommend that can …
Many situations have occurred in people lives that “threw them for a loop." These situations had brought about many questions about why these things were happening. Sometimes a sense of …
Whatever question you might be asking yourself right now, here’s the answer: just pray. When we pray, we communicate with God. He has the answer to your questions and concerns. Today, we often …
Obituaries
Marse Sherrod Spence, 95
Mrs. Marse Sherrod Spence, age 95, of Midville, died Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home. Funeral …
Larry "Gopher" Gay, 69
Mr. Larry “Gopher” Gay, 69, of Aline, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020 at his residence following an extended illness. …
Jordan Lane Mason, 29
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Jordan Lane Mason, age 29, of Swainsboro, on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at …
Jimmie Sue Tanner, 79
Jimmie Sue Tanner, 79, beloved wife of Alton “Russell” Tanner of the Oglethorpe Community of Soperton passed away on Wednesday …
Hugh Cleveland Bishop, 93
Hugh Cleveland Bishop, 93, husband of the late Louise Brumlow Bishop, died Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Memorial Health University …
Education
Lamb named 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalist
Swainsboro High School senior Andrew Lamb has achieved the distinction of being named a semifinalist in the 2021 National Merit …
Annual Academic Convocation held at EGSC
East Georgia State College held its annual academic convocation on Thursday, September 3. This year, the convocation program was …
Schwabe, director of Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center at EGSC, to retire
Jean Schwabe, the director of the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center at East Georgia State College, has announced her plan to …
Wellness Series continues Sept. 22 at EGSC
The September session of the Total Wellness Series will be held Tuesday, September 22, at the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning …
EGSC announces new quality enhancement plan as students return to campus
EGSC is committed to providing quality and accessible education to its students, and one of the many steps EGSC is taking to enhance …
Crime

SPD 9-23-2020

Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… September 11 Officer responded to a Maryann St. address in reference to a dog going in his yard and jumping on his …

ECSO - 9-23-2020

According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… September 11 Complainant stated she attempted to contact offender about getting their child for her visitation rights but he would not …

Jail List 9-23-20

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 …
Sports

ECI Bulldogs edge Vidalia 14-8

ECI hosted Vidalia Friday at Rountree Stadium defeating the Indians 14-8, spoiling the Indian coaching debut of Jason Cameron. The Bulldogs had an open date last Friday due to Savannah Country Day …

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