Absolute deadline-TOMORROW!

Posted by | February 20, 2020 5:04 pm

Don’t forget to enter your little one(s) in our annual publication of Parade of Little People! Don’t feel like getting out in this messy weather? No problem! Attached, you will find the submission form to fill out and turn in via email, and we can take payments over the phone.

Emailed entries may be submitted to forestbladereporter@gmail.com. Payment for submissions should be called into our landline number at 478-237-9971 during … Read More

Mt. Gilead announces special service

Posted by | February 20, 2020 4:14 pm

Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church of Canoochee will be honoring Black History on February 23.  The guest speaker for this occasion will be Dr. Willie Gibson of Swainsboro.

All are invited to come out and worship. An old-fashion dinner will be served. 

Charles Barrett “Brett” Merrill Jr., 77

Posted by | February 20, 2020 4:13 pm

Charles Barrett Merrill, Jr., known as “Brett”, 77, passed away on February 12, 2020 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida while doing what he loved – playing tennis with his best friends.  Brett was born March 22, 1942, in Cornwall, New York to the late Charles Barrett “Barry” Merrill, Sr. and Hope Hollenbeck Merrill.  The oldest of four children, Brett is survived by siblings Marsh Merrill, Susan Knoble and David Merrill.Read More

DEA falls short in state playoffs

Posted by | February 20, 2020 4:12 pm


On Tuesday, February 11, the Varsity Lady Eagles of David Emanuel Academy traveled to Valdosta to compete in state playoffs against Georgia Christian School. The Eagle team fell short, 31-42.

Responsible for points earned were Bree Wimberly, 13; Jordyn Bell, Liz Dye, and Sarah Jo Perkins, 5 points, each; and Alana Tant, 3.

On this same day, the varsity boy Eagle traveled to Bainbridge to compete against Read More

4-H volunteers hold February meeting

Posted by | February 20, 2020 4:10 pm

The February meeting of the Emanuel County 4-H Volunteer Leaders was held Monday, February 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Varner 4-H Clubhouse.

The meeting began with a delicious potluck, and meats were provided by President Juanita Porter and Melanie Johnson.

President Porter called the meeting to order and began handling normal business matters. One matter of business was for the volunteer leaders to give $50 spending money to each Read More

Bunco Ladies Night reels in more than $3,000 for scholarships

Posted by | February 20, 2020 4:09 pm

On February 7, the Kappa Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi hosted its annual Bunco Ladies Night event. The goal of this event was to raise money for the club’s scholarship fund. Each year, the Beta Sigma Phi gives out two $1,000 scholarships to local senior girls. The club was able to raise more than $3,000 that will be used for scholarships.

Guests enjoyed two rounds of bunco where each Read More

Gospel group to perform in Adrian

Posted by | February 20, 2020 4:08 pm

Sandra & Friends will perform February 22 at 6 p.m. at Safe Harbor Worship Center in Adrian. Also joining in the occasion will be the Bush Sisters and Kregg from Treutlen County, and Rev. Glen Pulliam, pastor of Bethsaida Baptist Church, will be present to speak. All in the community are invited to this time of joy, praise, and fellowship through the gift of music and song.

Safe Harbor is Read More

EGSC student selected as Board of Regents Academic Day representative

Posted by | February 20, 2020 4:06 pm

East Georgia State College student Susanna Hall was recently recognized by the University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents and the Georgia General Assembly for receiving the Academic Recognition Day Award.

“This was such an amazing experience! We got to enjoy a delicious meal with many representatives of USG and Chancellor Wrigley, but what made it even more special was getting to share this experience with Dr. Boehmer and Read More

Dolan Brown Memorial Scholarship up for grabs

Posted by | February 20, 2020 3:58 pm

Emanuel County Farm Bureau is now taking applications for the Dolan E. Brown Memorial Scholarship. This $1,200 scholarship is available to high school seniors or students already attending a college or vocational school. The student may be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in an accredited program, either full-time or part-time. The scholarship will be based on the student’s academic performance, leadership abilities, and future plans as they relate to Read More

District attorney will not seek re-election

Posted by | February 20, 2020 3:55 pm


Hayward Altman has decided not to seek re-election for the office of district attorney of the Middle Judicial Circuit. He is currently in his 12th and final year as DA.

Altman’s career started in private practice down in Charlton County after graduating law school in 1977. In 1983, he moved to Swainsboro and began working at Spivey, Carlton, & Edenfield. Three years later, he transitioned to the Read More

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