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McRee receives Heisman Scholarship

On Wednesday, November 2, The Heisman Trophy Trust announced the 2022 School Winners for the Heisman High School Scholarship. From an applicant pool of thousands of high school scholar-athletes …

SHS students attend Fall Leadership Conference

Swainsboro High School recently attended the Fall Leadership Conference in Athens. The students prepped and competed in a variety of events. The overall event was a great experience for students and …

TIGERS CONTINUE TO PROWL FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP

A thick fog was hanging in the air at Tiger Field this past Friday night along with a little uncertainity. As Swainsboro and Rabun County squared off, everybody from the weatherman to the coaches to …

Swainsboro Turns 200 in December!

Earlier a group met to discuss the observance of the upcoming 200th birthday of the City of Swainsboro. Representing the Chamber of Commerce, Swainsboro City Hall, and several interested citizens, …

EGSC Fall Commencement set for Saturday, December 10!

East Georgia State College will hold its Fall Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, December 10 at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be held in the Gymnasium in Swainsboro. Friends and family of the …

Dr. Catherine Whelan named EGSC’s new Provost and VP for Academic and Student Affairs

East Georgia State College (EGSC) recently selected the college’s next Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs after a national search. Dr. Catherine Whelan has accepted the …

Sunshine House Give-A-Thon set for Thursday, December 1

The third annual Sunshine House Give-A-Thon is set to take place live on Facebook Thursday, December 1, from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Donations will help fund the vital work of The Sunshine House …

Stillmore Ladies Club

The Stillmore Ladies Club is a group of 13 ladies ranging in age from 64 to 92. They organized 22 years ago to give women a place to go and socialize, play games, snack, and do something beneficial …

Seedling Garden Club enjoys auction

GOING ONCE....GOING TWICE....SOLD! This was the cry of the auctioneer when Seedling Garden Club met for their yearly auction. The event was held on Monday, November 14, 2022, with a catered dinner …

Retired educators donate to the Sunshine House

As part of their community project, members of Emanuel Retired Educators Association recently donated stuffed animals, books, and school supplies to The Sunshine House Regional Children’s Advocacy …

New Veterans attend the Veterans at the Library

The Veterans at the Library held their weekly meeting on Monday, November 28, 2022, at 9:15 a.m. in the George L Smith II room. with Chair John Tapley presiding and 40 members in attendance. The main …

November 29th

On Tuesday evening, the 29th of November, in a pine forest a little south of Midville, a young man sat at a campfire and shared supper with his friends. It had been a good day. Although the group was …

Main Street Market Celebration

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Obituaries
Connie Waller Sconyers, 71
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Connie Waller Sconyers, age 71 of Twin City, on Sunday, November 27, 2022, at her residence. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November …
Joanne Corley Martin, 70
Mrs. Joanne Corley Martin, 70, of Adrian, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2022, at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin following an extended illness. Memorial service will be private at a later …
John L. “Brother” Martin, 76
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. John L. “Brother” Martin, Jr., age 76, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, formerly of Kite and Swainsboro, on November 18, 2022 at Holy Cross …
Crime
    • SPD 11.30.2022

      Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… November 18 Officer was dispatched to Norwood Avenue. Upon arrival …

    • ECSO 11.30.2022

      According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… November 23 Deputies were dispatched to Coleman Chapel Road in reference to a …

    • Jail 11-30-2022

      The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Jeffrey Brewer, on warrants obtained by one …

    • Montgomery sentenced in Superior Court

      The following occurred during the Emanuel County Superior Court October 2022 term: Robert Lewis Montgomery negotiated a plea of guilty on a …

    • JAIL 11/23/22

      The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Jeffrey Brewer, on warrants obtained by one …

    • ECSO 11/23/22

      According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… November 14 Deputies were dispatched to Hwy 1 South in reference to an animal …

Education
Fulford Center Holiday Celebration to be held Saturday
The Office of Institutional Advancement at East Georgia State College (EGSC), along with the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center, will be hosting the Fulford Center Holiday Celebration …
Christmas Belles opening night to be held at ECI Auditorium
Looking for some holiday fun for the whole family? Look no further! The Averitt Center for the Arts in downtown Statesboro is proud to present Christmas Belles, a play written by Author Jones Hope …
ECI recognizes Star Honor Roll and Honor Roll students
6th Grade Star Honor Roll Camden Hall, Brodee Cate Johnson, Zackary Johnson, Kevin Juarez-Aragon, Vaiden Kirkland, Samuel Lawrence, Mikayla Rushton, Cam’ryn Silas 6th Grade Honor …
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Faith
The Easy Read Version of the bible tells us that, “Faith is what makes real the things we hope for. It is proof of what we cannot see. God was pleased with the people who lived a long time ago …
Have you ever gone out of your way to do a good deed for someone? Did they tell you, Thank You? If they did not acknowledge or appreciate your kindness, how did you respond? What did you say about …
A Prayer Vigil will be held Saturday, November 19, at 1 p.m. at the Swainsboro Boneyard Pavilion, sponsored by Men Reaching Men Outreach. The Prayer Vigil vision is to unite God’s people to …
Features
The” Veterans at the Library” met this past Monday morning with a record attendance to finalize plans for the Wreaths Across America project. Chairman John Tapley emphasized Dec. 3rd and Dec. …
In the October 26 edition of The Forest-Blade, we brought you the story of a Swainsboro man and his boyhood dream of owning a very special automobile. Jimmy Leonard’s dream spanned nearly seven …
The Sunshine House Regional Children’s Advocacy Center held its 2022 Annual Meeting on October 6, 2022, at the Yeomans Barn near Swainsboro. Over 100 guests came together to celebrate the 30th …
Opinion
A few years ago, I was asked to introduce Sonny Perdue at a fundraiser in Emanuel County. He was running for Governor as a Republican against then-Governor Roy Barnes, a long-time, dyed in the …
by DWIGHT WATT Answer: Emails that are sent that have lots of visible email addresses are valuable on the dark web and to phishers and spammers. Emails get forwarded to different people and the …
I arrived on campus at the University of Georgia in 1968, 3 years after Coach Dooley got there. It was a big deal to a 17-year-old from Swainsboro, Georgia. After my parents deposited me and all my …
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