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Georgia Department of Transportation aims to combat litter statewide with launch of Keep it Clean Georgia

On Tuesday, October 20, the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) launched its new anti-litter campaign, Keep It Clean Georgia. The statewide initiative is focused on preventing and …

VIDEO FEATURES
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
Dear Savvy Senior, I never thought about becoming an organ donor until my brother died of kidney failure last year. But at age 78, I would like to know if I’m too old to be a donor, or if …
Jon Hutcheson of Soperton and Brande Barkley of Warner Robins announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Madison Hutcheson, to Mr. Nathan Foskey. He is the son of Hugh and Donna Foskey of …
On September 21, a virtual installation was held for the 2020-2022 new officers of the Beta Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. Dr. Denise Warnock was installed as the new president of the chapter. …
The Seedling Garden Club proudly announces that the October 2020 Yard of the Month is the home of Sandra and Johnny McCuen.  The McCuens live at 220 West Pine Street in Swainsboro. Together, …
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 …
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 …
Opinion
I would say great minds run in pairs, but when it comes to my friend and Great American, Stewart Rodeheaver, that does him a disservice. Simply put, his mind is a couple of laps ahead of mine.For …
Dear Editor, I talked to two detectives about an incident that happened a couple of weeks ago with a member of my family.  Now mind you, it was on what I heard.  The next day, I was back …
by GARY TOOLE Let us look beyond the severity, the precautions, and the statistics. I believe in being careful and precautions, yet I am not a fanatic. I was never a germophobic like some. Of …
I’m southern born and southern bred, and when I die, I will be southern dead.  This little ditty was told to me by a southern belle I met at a book signing in Fitzgerald, Georgia, and I …
Obituaries
Kathryn Love, 68
Ms. Kathryn Love, 68, of Soperton passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Community Hospice following an extended illness. …
Grace Hickox Dupper, 86
Ms. Grace Hickox Dupper, 86, of Swainsboro passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Retirement Inn following an extended illness. …
Danny Lamb, Sr., 75
Mr. Danny Lamb, Sr., 75, of Swainsboro passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia following …
Antoine Demetrius “A Rock” Brown, 46
Graveside services for Antoine Demetrius “A Rock” Brown,  46, were held Friday, October 16, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Swans …
Charles J. “Baby Jean” Lewis Sr., 72
Graveside services for Charles J. “Baby Jean” Lewis Sr., 72, were held Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Pineola …
Sports
by TROUP BRINSON The Swainsboro Tigers (3-3) opened up their 2-AA region schedule with an impressive win that saw the Tigers run off 28 unanswered points to close the game out in a 48-13 victory …
The East Georgia State College Lady Bobcats Softball Team continued their winning ways in Fall scrimmage action on Thursday, October 16, traveling to USC Salkehatchie in Allendale, SC. The Bobcats …
by RON WEATHERFORD McIntosh Co. was put out of the 2019 state playoffs by ECI in Darien.  That was probably a motivating factor when the Buccaneers visited Rountree Friday night. The Bucs …
David Emanuel Academy Middle School Eagles hosted Crisp Academy for some Thursday night football action October 8. Following the 6 p.m. kick-off, Hadden Nease scored the first touchdown of the …
Crime

TCPD Report 10-21-20

Officers with the Twin City Police Department (TCPD) reported… October 11 Officer conducted a traffic stop for speeding and investigations revealed the driver to be under the influence …

ECSO Report 10-21-20

According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… October 13 Complainant stated she struck a deer while traveling on Herndon Rd. Complainant stated he struck a deer while …

SPD Report 10-21-20

Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… October 9 Officer was dispatched to Walmart Tire Center in reference to damage to a vehicle.  Complainant stated she …
Education
SES announces honorary students
According to Swainsboro Elementary School Principal Valorie Watkins, the following students have made honorary statuses during the …
Swainsboro Primary announces honorary students for first nine weeks
According to Swainsboro Primary School Principal Maribeth Clark, the following students have made honorary status during the first …
Twin City Elementary announces honorary students
According to Twin City Elementary (TCE) School Principal Robbie Warnock, the following students have made honorary status during the …
STC Emergency Services Education adds ambulance simulator
Southeastern Technical College (STC) has introduced a new element to enhance the training of the students enrolled in STC’s …
EGSC Nursing Program recognized among most affordable online programs
East Georgia State College’s online nursing program was recently recognized for its affordability by Education Reference Desk. …
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