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Food pantry event rescheduled for this weekend

Food pantry event rescheduled for this weekend Due to the reports of bad weather conditions over the recent weekend, the Summertown Food Pantry has rescheduled its distribution date to this …

Stillmore Missionary Baptist Church Gospel Sing

Stillmore Missionary Baptist Church will be having a gospel sing featuring The Hudson Brothers and Angie, Saturday, January 30, at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

Summertown Food Pantry date has changed

Due to weather conditions tomorrow, January 22, Summertown Food Pantry at Summertown Baptist Church will be open for January Distribution on Saturday, January 29, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. All …

Board of Commissioners recognize 2021 Recipients of Annual Employee Award

The Emanuel County Board of Commissioners recently presented employee awards to all county personnel marking a 5-year employment term with Emanuel County. This prestigious recognition is performed on …

Lawn Mower Raffle for the Wounded

Members of the Wounded Warriors Retreat are selling lawnmower raffle tickets for a Dixie Chopper Silver Eagle Mower- Model 2760 Duck Commander Edition with a 27 HP, 60 inch cutting deck retailed at …

Wiregrass Chapter Sponsors Wreaths Across America

Several organizations in Emanuel County, including the Wiregrass Chapter SAR, Governor David Emanuel/Adam Brinson Chapter of the DAR, The American Legion, VFW, Swainsboro Police Dept., Swainsboro …

Wiregrass Chapter 2022 Officers Installed

The Wiregrass Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, held its monthly meeting, Thursday night January 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the New China Restaurant. With President Wilder Smith, Jr. …

There’s no better title than a National Title

In homegrown towns like ours, true bliss is a victory on a tailgate type of Saturday. Whether we’re in Truist Park or between the hedges, we support our teams like no other part of the country. …

Wiregrass weekly breakfast at Leanna's has special guest

For the past 4 - 5 years, some Wiregrass Chapter members have been meeting each Friday morning at 8 a.m. for coffee and breakfast. For the last two years, the group of men have enjoyed their Friday …

News from Under the Gold Dome

Congratulations to the University of Georgia Bulldogs for their 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship title. I am proud to have these national champions hail from our great state! The …
Memory Lane
From the Jan. 27, 1982 edition of The Forest-Blade: STOKES SELECTED BY OYW Mrs. Mary G. Stokes, formerly of Twin City, was selected as one of the “Outstanding Young Women of America for …
From the Jan. 25, 2012 edition of The Forest-Blade: TRACING THE GENERATIONS… Even if you don’t know Mary Ann Smith, there is a good chance she knows you…or at least one of …
From the Jan. 25, 1962 edition of The Forest-Blade: SWAINSBORO HIGH SCHOOL’S ONE-ACT PLAY MEMBERS Members of the cast of ‘Minor Miracle’ included Billy Walden, Dorsey …
From the Jan. 23, 2002 edition of The Forest-Blade: SMALL BUSINESS AWARD WINNER The George’s Flower shop was a popular choice as winner of the chamber of commerce small business of the …
From the Jan. 22, 1992 edition of The Forest-Blade: NO PROBLEM Sometimes you don’t have to see the person to understand what he does for a living. Brogans, a straw hat, and a specialized …
From the Jan. 19, 1972 edition of The Forest-Blade: A HELPING HAND Mike Sheppard (standing), senior 4-H Club garden contestant, assist John Allen Bailey on a demonstration in the 4-H junior …
Sports
FOOD

Upcoming Distribution Date Set for Summertown Food Pantry

Summertown Food Pantry at Summertown Baptist Church will distribute food on Saturday, October 23, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Patrons are asked to bring containers for distribution items. Volunteer …
Center of Hope Food Distribution
Center of Hope Food Pantry’s monthly distribution will be Thursday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 220 S. Racetrack …
COTW: Avery & Dustin
This week’s Cook of the Week is Avery Koth & Dustin Kirkland. When Avery & Dustin aren’t working, they love spending their free …
COTW Jordan and Cameron Braswell
This week’s Cooks of the Week are Jordan and Cameron Braswell of Swainsboro. This coming Sunday, the couple will celebrate their one …
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Obituaries
William Mike Woods, 59
Mr. William Mike Woods, 59, of Adrian, passed away Thursday, January 20, 2022, at his residence following an extended illness. …
Timothy Todd Johnson, 56
Mr. Timothy Todd Johnson, 56, of Kite, passed away Monday, January 10, 2022, at his residence. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. …
Ronnie Logan, 68
Mr. Ronnie Logan, 68, of Swainsboro, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022, at AU Medical Center in Augusta following an extended …
Charlie Homer Bell, III, 87
Mr. Charlie Homer Bell, III, 87, of Metter, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Candler County Hospital following an extended …
Bobbie Nadria Smith, 87
Bobbie Nadria Smith, age 87, of Grovetown, entered into rest January 21, 2022, at home surrounded by her loving family. Graveside …
Billy G. Nasworthy, Sr., 67
Tomlinson Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Billy G. Nasworthy Sr., age 67, of Swainsboro, on Monday, January 10, 2022 at …
Crime
Ricks arrested following weekend traffic stop
On January 13, a deputy with the Emanuel County Sheriff's Office made a traffic stop in reference to a speeding driver. During the …
Brantley sentenced by grand jury on two counts forgery
Last week, the Emanuel County grand jury convicted Billy Jack Brantley on two counts forgery in the first degree. The case was tried …
SPD: January 19, 2022
Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… January 11 Officer was dispatched to The Lucky Spot parking lot …
ECSO: January 19, 2022
According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… January 9 Complainant stated offender is violating her bond conditions by …
Jail: January 19, 2022
The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Jeffrey Brewer, on warrants …
Education
Franklin Memorial Library announces annual Black History Month poster contest
Franklin Memorial Library is now accepting entries for its annual Black History Poster Contest. The contest is open to …
Valdosta State University Announces Fall 2021 Dean's List
More than 1,700 students were named to Valdosta State University's Fall 2021 Dean's List. To qualify for Dean's List at VSU, …
KSU Fall 2021 Dean's List
Kennesaw State University congratulates the more than 7,300 Owls named to the University's Dean's List, which recognizes students for …
SNHU Announces Fall 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 announces Dean’s Honor and Merit Lists for Fall 2021
The following students from Emanuel County have been named to East Georgia State College’s Fall Semester 2021 Dean’s Honor and …
SES recognizes honorary students for second nine weeks
According to Swainsboro Elementary School Principal Valorie Watkins, the following students have made honorary statuses during the …
SOCIAL
Faith
I know today as we live collectively we have become more individualized. It has happened because of choices we made. While God left us free will to choose, we must realize that there are consequences …
Thursday, January 13, at 7:30 p.m. with Guest Speaker Pastor Howell. Guest Churches will be Living Way, Holy Zion Church of Statesboro, Mt. Zion, House of Hope, Church of God in Christ, and …
In order to live, we must eat. Eating is very important. It doesn't start when you are born but it starts before conception. It's important for mom to have a healthy diet before conceiving. Why? So …
Features
When you hear Georgia State Trooper, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Most of us immediately jump to criminal activity, traffic violations or getting nervous when we see one on the road. …
New Beginnings In Christ Men’s Recovery Home recently honored Garfield Chief of Police Curtis Armstrong in a very special way. NBIC residents and staff presented Chief Armstrong with an American …
I, Al, Huston wish to express my sincere gratitude for all previous participation in the recognition and celebration of a great civil rights leaders’ life and legacy. The events that honor Dr. …
Opinion
Prince William and Prince Harry have nothing on me. I also have a touch of royalty flowing through my veins. I was the 1952 Pine Tree Festival Prince of Garfield Grammar School. Like they say, …
Maybe I am being a bit too Southern Sensitive here but I got the distinct feeling the national media disrespected the Atlanta Braves from the beginning of the playoffs through the World Series and …
Classless. That is the only term I can use in a family newspaper to describe Donald Trump’s comments about the passing of Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint …
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