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Georgia Foundation for Agriculture, Georgia EMC makes donation to library

For the sixth year in a row, The Georgia Foundation for Agriculture and the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) are jointly promoting agricultural literacy by donating copies of the …

God’s ambassadors

2 Corinthians 4:12 – 13: So, we live in the face of death, but this has resulted in eternal life for you. But we continue to preach because we have the same kind of faith the psalmist had …

Great Gentlemen and the Great Women Who Discovered Them

In 1946, Luck Flanders graduated from Swainsboro High School. In 1959, Ada Lee Fulford graduated from Swainsboro High School. Both of these bright, young ladies could have had no idea of the life …

Two sentenced in Superior Court

The following occurred during the Emanuel County Superior Court April 2021: Jeffery Allen Taylor negotiated a plea of guilty on one count possession of firearm by first offender or conditional …

Memorial Day in Twin City

The City of Twin City and American Legion Post 103 hosted a Memorial Day in Twin City ceremony honoring the lives of military men and women who died defending our county's freedom. Special …
Memory Lane
From the June 17, 1981 edition of The Forest-Blade:HE’S THE BESTFour-year-old Coleman Hall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hall of Swainsboro, isn’t about to forget his day on Father’s …
From the June 16, 1971 edition of The Forest-Blade:CAPT. DONALDSON AWARDED ARMY COMMENDATION MEDALCaptain G. William Donaldson, CE, USA, a Principal Investigator in the Chemistry Division, Physical …
From the June 15, 2011 edition of The Forest-Blade:DON’T FORGET FATHER’S DAYPictured are Mackenzie and Aerial Goggans with their daddy, Derrick Goggans, at the recent Herrington Homestead …
From the June 15, 1961 edition of The Forest-Blade:MRS. MARSHBURN REELCETED VEEP OF HEART ASSOCIATIONMrs. Emma S. Marshburn of Swainsboro was reelected vice president of the Georgia Heart …
From the June 13, 2001 edition of The Forest-Blade:UNBELIEVABLE CATCHGloria Ann Mincey of Twin City caught a 10-pound bass at a private pond in Twin City June 5. She stated she hooked a fish about …
From the June 12, 1991 edition of The Forest-Blade:MONEY IS DONATEDSwainsboro-Emanuel County Clean Community Commission was the recipient of a $5000 donation to be applied to the cost of the downtown …
Sports
Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department’s (SECRD) 10U Girls Allstar Softball Team will compete in the Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) State 10U Girls Softball Tournament …
Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department’s (SECRD) 10U Boys Allstar Baseball Team will compete in the Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) Youth Baseball 10 & Under State …
Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department’s 8U Girls Allstar Softball Team will compete in the Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) State Class A/B Softball Tournament to be played …
Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department’s 8U Boys Allstar Baseball Team competed in the GRPA Class A/B District One Tournament June 8 through June 10. Hosted by Effingham County Recreation …
FOOD

Summertown Food Pantry announces June operation dates

The Summertown Baptist Church Food Pantry will open for distribution on June 10 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. and again on June 24. Please bring containers for distribution items. The pantry has 35,000 …
Lynn & Bobs Lunch Special- THURSDAY!
Fried chicken Hamburger steaks Rice/ gravy Greens Broccoli casserole Rutabagas Fried okra Mashed potatoes …
Pam’s Magic Sauce approved for distribution
Rodney Patterson, founder of Pam’s Magic Sauce, recently received his nutritional facts panel and is officially ready to start …
COTW: Aden Poole
This week’s Cook of the Week is Aden Poole. He is the four-year-old son of Dylan Poole and Sierra Henry. Aden will be starting …
Trending Recipes
Obituaries
Thomas Lee Lockett, Jr, 78
Funeral service for Thomas Lee Locket, Jr. was held Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 12 p.m. at Coursey Grove Church Cemetery in Soperton …
Robert Marion Jr., 93
Funeral services for Robert Marion Jr., 93, were held Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. at Cotton-Parker Funeral Home in Jersey …
Pastor Donnie Bush, 77
Pastor Donnie Bush, 77, of Adrian, passed away Friday, June 11, 2021, at Dublinair Health Care & Rehab Center following an extended …
Mayo David Lee, 62
Mr. Mayo David Lee, 62, of Wadley, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at Pruitt Health – Old Capitol following an extended illness. …
Katherine “Kathy” Kight McKenzie, 69
Mrs. Katherine “Kathy” Kight McKenzie 69, of Garfield, passed away Friday, June 11, 2021 at home following an extended illness. …
Crime
SPD Reports - June 15, 2021
Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…June 3Officer ran the tag number of a vehicle that returned with …
ECSO Reports - June 15, 2021
According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… June 5 Deputies received a call from 911 stating a Treutlen County Deputy …
Jail List - 06-15-2021
The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Jeffrey Brewer, on warrants …
SPD 06-09-21
Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… May 26 Officers responded to a call from a local apartment …
Jail List 06-09-21
The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Jeffrey Brewer, on warrants …
GOVERNMENT
City Council meets for month of May
Members of Swainsboro City Council and Mayor Charles Schwabe convened for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, May …
Grand Jury returns 13 true bills, 1 no bill
The April 2021 term of the Emanuel County Grand Jury reconvened Tuesday, April 20, 2021, and considered 14 bills of indictment …
Zamudio-Serrano announces bid for public office
DiTanya Zamudio-Serrano has announced she will be running for the seat of Swainsboro City Council District #4. “I decided to run for …
Education
Johnson graduates from Georgia Southwestern State University
Ricky Johnson of Twin City graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University during the Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremonies held on …
DEA honor graduate biographies
Lexsy Jordyn Bell is the daughter of Scottie Bell and Lori Bell. Her plans after high school graduation are to attend East Georgia …
David Emanuel Academy Class of 2021 Honor Graduates
DEA honor graduates for 2021 include Lexsy Jordyn Bell, Bailey Lane Burke, Garrett Broughton Claxton, AnnaKade Marie Clemens, Alana …
DEA hosts Annual Honors Day Program
David Emanuel Academy held its annual Honors Day Program for upper grade students Wednesday, May 26, in the school’s gym. Students …
EGSC Softball Players named GCAA All-Academic Team Members
Softball players from the East Georgia State College softball team have been named to the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association’s …
EGSC announces March 2021 Students of the Month
East Georgia State College launched a Student of the Month Program last year. The program gives faculty and staff at EGSC the …
SOCIAL

Fatal fire in Twin City

Shortly before 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, a structure fire was reported in Twin City. Captain Marcus Hartwell with the Twin City Police Department first arrived on scene at the 221 West Short Street …

Poole celebrates fourth birthday with pool party

On Sunday, May 23, Aden Ray Poole celebrated his fourth birthday with family and friends with a shark-theme pool party at the residence of his “Mema”, Annie Laura Henry. He turned …

Welcome Baby Ross

Will and Paige Ross of Swainsboro are pleased to announce the birth of their son, John Paul Ross, born March 30, 2021 at 11:06 p.m., weighing 7 lbs. 10 oz. and was 20.5” long.John Paul is the …

COTW: Nikki and Kendal Hadden

This week’s Cook of the Week is Nikki Hadden. She is the wife of Kendal Hadden of Swainsboro. In their spare time, the Haddens enjoy long bike trips, mini vacations, shopping and spending time with …
Faith
China Temple Holiness Church will celebrate its 91st anniversary Sunday, June 13, with service beginning at 10 a.m. In 1930, China Culbreth and others formed the Wrightsville church in a brush …
Have you ever talked to someone and nothing is ever like they said? It can be almost like it, but not exactly. Have you heard, "You have to take that with a grain of salt”? That means you have …
Bishop Chapel Church and Cemetery will celebrate Homecoming this Sunday, June 6. Guest speaker will be Rev. Louis Pierce. A very cordial welcome is extended to families and friends of the church and …
Features
PruittHealth began as Toccoa Nursing Center in 1969 and was founded by Neil Pruitt, Sr. Since then, the PruittHealth community of services has grown to encompass more than 90 post-acute, skilled …
This week’s Hometown Public Servant is Jessica Sumner, Twin City Police and Municipal Court clerk. Today, Sumner celebrates one year of employment since accepting her current job title on June 9, …
In 1935, America faced the long road to recovery following the turmoil and uncertainty of the Great Depression. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had just announced a massive new public works program …
Opinion
We all love social media and what it offers us in terms of communication, entertainment, and keeping up to date with the happenings in the world. However, too much of a 'good' thing can be a bad …
When we moved to Swainsboro in the summer of 1961, we realized we were not in Kansas anymore – borrowing a pun from the classic move “The Wizard of Oz.”We didn’t know it then, …
Answer:Virtualization is a popular approach to computers in the IT world today. You will hear the term used both in the cloud and on-premises equipment.Basically, virtualization is where you create …
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