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Public hearing questioning mayoral candidates residency set for this evening

Bennett, Boston to appear in court to address petition signed by 20 A public hearing is set to take place this evening Wednesday, September 15, at the John C. Coleman Hotel regarding the upcoming …

Seckinger announces date for September book release

From trials to success, Swainsboro native tells life journey of Emanuel County sharecropping family Ron Seckinger’s book, Emanuel’s Children: Stories of a Southern Family, will launch on …

Sons of The American Legion hold dedication ceremony

A very special ceremony and sign dedication was held Saturday, September 11 at 8:30 a.m. at Pine Brook Park in Swainsboro. Members of the Sons of American Legion unveiled a sign displaying the …

Vyve Broadband Announces Head of Marketing, Jill Arbet

Vyve Broadband, a leading provider of broadband services across the Southeast, Northwest, and Mid-South United States, today announced that Jill Arbet has been recruited to assume the role of Senior …

Vote “YES” to E-SPLOST

During the November 2021 election cycle, voters will have the option to vote YES to extend the current 1 percent (one penny) sales tax for education called E-SPLOSTS. This tax is an extension of the …
Memory Lane
From the Sept. 15, 1971 edition of The Forest-Blade:THEY’RE THE WINNERSDolores and Woody’s Independe3nt Softball team took top honors in the women’s softball league of …
From the Sept. 14, 2011 edition of The Forest-Blade:FALL FUN MAKE AND TAKE WORKSHOPS TO BE HELDThe Parent Resource Center invited parents and their children enrolled in Emanuel County Schools to …
From the Sept. 14, 1961 edition of The Forest-Blade:DRUM MAJOR Jo Ann Meeks was stepping high and adding to the colorful halftimes at football games, and she was Drum Major for 1961 at the Swainsboro …
From the Sept. 12, 2001 edition of The Forest-Blade:CRAFTSMAN SERIES DRIVERS VISIT SWAINSBOROFormer NASCAR driver Ted Musgrave and fellow competitor Scott Riggs visited Swainsboro on September 1. …
From the Sept. 11, 1991 edition of The Forest-Blade:ARTS COUNCIL TO PRESENT ‘EVENING OF DANCE’Emanuel Arts Council presented An Evening of Dance on Thursday, September 26, in the3 …
From the Sept. 9, 1981 edition of The Forest-Blade:FOR BETTER BIRTHSMrs. Norma Woodward, Child Development Instructor at STC, tells young Rusty Cobb that she will be teaching a class on Better Infant …
Sports
David Emanuel Academy Varsity Eagles hosted Albany Sherwood Academy Eagles for homecoming on Friday, September 9. Game play began at the 7:30 p.m. kickoff time and resulted in a major Eagle victory …
The ECI Bulldogs and Vidalia Indians have played the last four years in the regular season and each game has been close a contest. Friday’s game against the Indians was no different.The …
David Emanuel Academy’s Middle School football team hosted Fullington Academy on Tuesday, August 31. Kickoff began at 6 p.m. and ended with an Eagle loss, 32-40. Brody Fleming was the first …
The 2021 Swainsboro—Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce Industry Appreciation Golf Classic will be held Friday, October 8, at Swainsboro Country Club. Following lunch, set to begin at 11:30 p.m., …
FOOD

Total Wellness Session scheduled for September 21 at the Fulford Center

The third session of the 2021 Total Wellness Series is scheduled for Tuesday, September 21, at noon, at the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center on the campus of East Georgia State College. …
COTW: Nolan Mattix Williams
This week’s Cook of the Week is Nolan Mattix Williams, 7-year old son of Brittany Hall and Stephen Kyle Williams. When Nolan isn’t …
COTW: John Rhett "JR" Mixon
This week’s Cook of the Week is John Rhett “JR” Mixon, 3-year old son of Rhett and Karina Mixon. JR attends Swainsboro First …
COTW: Anna Beach
This week’s Cook of the Week is Anna Beach. She is the wife of Coy Beach and together, they have one son, Ashton Cooper Beach. The …
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Obituaries
Paul Mark “Smitty” Smith, 53
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. Paul Mark “Smitty” Smith, age 53, of Kite, on Tuesday, September 14, …
Willie Ruth Cephus, 74
Ms. Willie Ruth Cephus, age 74, entered into eternal rest on September 2, 2021, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center after a short …
Anthony “Tony” Nunn, 58
Mr. Anthony “Tony” Nunn, 58, of Swainsboro, passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at Emanuel Medical Center due to complications …
Nina Francis “Fran” Gay, 64
Mrs. Nina Francis “Fran” Gay, 64, of Swainsboro, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021, at Community Hospice in Vidalia following …
Miller Ford, Jr., 74
Mr. Miller Ford, Jr., age 74, left his earthly home peacefully Saturday, September 4, 2021, at his residence. A Celebration of Life …
Crime
SPD 09-15-21
Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… August 31 Officers were dispatched in reference to the …
Jail List 09-15-21
The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Jeffrey Brewer, on warrants …
ECSO 09-15-21
According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… September 2 Complainant stated she has been taking care if witness until …
Owner of cockfighting venue sentenced to prison for running illegal animal fighting operation
A Lincoln County man has been sentenced to prison after admitting that he operated a cockfighting venue. Lanier Augustus Hightower …
SPD Releases Information Regarding Wednesday Murder
On Wednesday September 8, 2021, at approximately 6:30 pm, officers of the Swainsboro Police Department responded to a suspicious …
GOVERNMENT
Meet the candidates
Each week, we will be interviewing candidates for the upcoming election in November. This week’s feature includes candidates running …
Mayor Schwabe to seek another term
Mayor Charles Schwabe is, today, formally announcing his plan to run for re-election to the office of Mayor of Swainsboro.  The City …
City of Adrian meets for month of July
Adrian Mayor Wynola Smith and city council members convened for their monthly meeting Monday, July 12, at the Adrian Annex. Mayor …
Education
SNHU Announces Summer 2021 President's List
It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the following students on being named to the …
EGSC receives grant for Mobile Biology Lab
East Georgia State College recently received a grant from the Mill Creek Foundation to purchase and establish a mobile biology lab. …
SHS celebrates Homecoming this week
Swainsboro High School celebrates Homecoming this week with the theme “Lights, Camera, Action.” Dress up days included Marvel …
Gray makes Spring 2021 President's List at Reinhardt University’s
Reinhardt University is proud to announce Kirsten Elayah Gray, Emanuel County resident, earned recognition of being placed on the …
Hill Named to SNHU Dean's List
Cameron Hill of Adrian has been named to Southern New Hampshire University's summer 2021 Dean's List. Eligibility for the Dean's List …
EGSC to celebrate Constitution Day
In celebration of the creation of the American Constitution, East Georgia State College will sponsor a lecture and discussion on the …
SOCIAL

Mt. Shady announces weekend homecoming service

Mt. Shady Baptist Church will celebrate its 91st homecoming with service on Sunday, September 19, at 10 a.m. Special guest will include The Glory Men and Tiffany. Lunch will follow at 12 p.m. …

Swainsboro Exchange Club hears from multiple speakers at recent meetings

Members of Swainsboro Exchange Club convened for their regular Tuesday meetings on August 24, August 31 and September 7. The three regularly scheduled meetings were held at The Rustic Grille and …

Spats Comic 09-15-21

RFD Comic 09-15-21

Faith
Thursday, September 16, at 7:30 p.m. with guest speaker Pastor Hagins. Guest churches will be House of Hope Church of God in Christ, New Hope Faith Mission, and Mt. Zion. Friday, September 17, at …
Everyone is invited to Homecoming at Corinth Church near Meeks Sunday, September 19, at 11 a.m. with speaker Rev. Wes Webb, Pastor. Gospel sing with Hudson Brothers & Angie will be at 6 p.m. Join us …
Thursday, September 16, at 7:30 p.m. with guest speaker Pastor Hagins. Guest churches will be House of Hope Church of God in Christ, New Hope Faith Mission, and Mt. Zion. Friday, September 17, at …
Features
This week’s Hometown Public Servants, by nomination, is employees of Emanuel Medical Center’s Covid-19 Testing Site, located at 543 W. Church Street in Swainsboro. From an local from Emanuel …
This week’s Hometown Public Servants are Emanuel Code Enforcement Director Stephen Graham and Brandon Frix, Emanuel County building and code enforcement officer. Graham and Frix were two of four …
This week’s Hometown Public Servant is Emanuel County’s new Transfer Station Superintendent Travis Beach. With 25 years of experience as a construction/heavy equipment operator, Beach was …
Opinion
If you didn’t’ grow up as a country bumpkin, shame on you! Those of us who did were footloose and fancy free. In the summer months, we roamed the countryside discovering every nook and craney of …
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Sitting in an honored place on my coffee table is a small book with the above title. The first page tells “There is nothing very different about Southerners ----except for the way they think, feel …
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