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Franklin Memorial Library takes Story Time to school

On April 20 and April 21, Franklin Memorial Library Children's Coordinator Jessica Appleby and Library Assistant Shari Watt made consecutive visits to Swainsboro Primary School to perform this …

Emanuel County Republican Party elects new officers

The Emanuel County Republican Party elected new officers at the county convention held on Saturday April 17. Newly elected officers are Lisa Parham, chairwoman; Jennifer Ellison, vice chairwoman; …

Crossroads Nutrition holds ribbon cutting

Crossroads Nutrition, located at 108 West Main Street in Swainsboro, held a grand opening and ribbon cutting event Thursday, April 29, at 4 p.m. Samples of lit teas and finger foods were provided as …

Emanuel County Chamber Member Spotlight: Vyve Broadband

Vyve Broadband, via the acquisition of Northland, has been an active member of the Chamber of Commerce since 1994. They’ve been working non-stop upgrading their fiber-based network to deliver …

EGSC Criminal Justice Club shows appreciation to campus police

To show appreciation for the East Georgia State College campus police, the EGSC Criminal Justice Club bought doughnuts for the police department. The club wanted the officers to know that they are …
Memory Lane
From the May 4, 2011 edition of The Forest-Blade: DON’T MISS THE PINE TREE FESTIVALThe Pine Tree Festival Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. Take the family, and don’t miss out! PINE …
From the May 4, 1961 edition of The Forest-Blade: ROYALTY SELECTED FOR 16th PINE FESTIVALA hazel-eyed 16-year-old brunette from Adrian High School was reigning over the 16th annual Pine Tre …
From the May 1, 1991 edition of The Forest-Blade:WHOPPERDan Hall caught a 35-piund Channel Catfish in his pond. His family said it was quite an accomplishment to catch the whopper with a light …
From the April 29, 1981 edition of The Forest-Blade:‘YOUTH OF THE YEAR’Miss Martha Smith, senior at Adrian High School, was named Exchange Club ‘Youth of the Year’. GOAL …
From the April 28, 1971 edition of The Forest-Blade:RATED ‘SUPERIOR’Vicki Tomberlin, member of Swainsboro High Tiger Majorette Corps, received a “Superior” rating for the …
Sports
Backwoodz Bulldawgz Travel Football team will host Dawg Day team tryouts Sunday, May 2, from 3 until 6 p.m. at the Swainsboro Recreation Department for youth between the ages of 6-14 from Emanuel, …
An East Georgia State College softball player has been named a Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) player of the week. Last week, Sierra Taylor was selected as Player of the Week. Taylor …
The Swainsboro Tigers took 2 of 3 games from Bacon County last week to position themselves for a chance at their first state playoff appearance in 7 years. The Tigers have the same 5-7 region record …
The ECI middle school baseball team lost the second round of the region tournament last Thursday to end their season.Going into the game with Screven Co., the team had a perfect 13-0 record and the …
FOOD

COTW Allison Johnson

This week’s Cook of the Week is Allison Johnson. Allison is the proud wife of Perry Johnson and overjoyed mother to their precious daughter, Olive Johnson. Allison has a true passion for …
COTW: Wyatt Logan
This week’s Cook of the Week is Wyatt Logan, son of Stone and Kelly Logan. He is the grandson of David and Stephanie Barnett, Jeff …
COTW: Blayne Webb
This week’s Cook of the Week is Blayne Webb. He is the six-year-old son of Jeb and Libby Webb. Blayne is currently in Kindergarten …
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Obituaries
Kevin M. Ceasor, 60
Kevin M. Ceasor left his earthly home on Saturday, April 24, 2021. A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, May 1, at 4:30 p.m.Mr. …
Wallace Robert Ball, 82
Mr. Wallace Robert Ball, 82, of Swainsboro, passed away Monday, April 26, 2021 at his residence following an extended illness. …
Fred Lamon Gillis, 82
Fred Lamon Gillis, Sr., 82, died Saturday, May 1, 2021. Visitation was held at Crowe-Fields Funeral Home in Millen on Monday, May 3, …
Donald Morrison, 37
Donald Morrison, 37, resident of Swainsboro, died Friday, April 30, 2021 at his residence. A Celebration of Life service was held …
Deacon Elmo Mcquater, 75
Deacon Elmo Mcquater passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021. Graveside service was held Saturday, May 1, at 11 a.m. at St. James AME …
Crime
SPD 05-05-21
Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…April 26Officers were working a license check when a vehicle that …
Jail List 05-05-21
The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Jeffrey Brewer, on warrants …
ECSO 05-05-21
According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… April 25 Offender was backing her vehicle on Youngblood St. when it made …
ECSO 04-28-21
According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office…April 16Victim stated offenders took her golf cart without permission …
SPD 04-28-21
Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…April 14Officers responded to an incident that had already taken …
GOVERNMENT
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 …
Commissioners approve first project phase for new 9-1-1 communication system
The Emanuel County Board of Commissioners convened Monday, April 19, at 6 p.m. at the John C. Coleman Hotel for their regularly …
Education
EGSC Students Present Research Results at the Georgia Academy of Science Annual Meeting
Students in the Biology Department at East Georgia State College (EGSC) in Swainsboro made presentations at the 2021 annual meeting of …
Seven ECI students commit to being future educators
Georgia Future Educators Signing Day was held Tuesday, May 4. On this day, Emanuel County Institute recognized its students who have …
Roberts advances to final round of U.S. Presidential Scholars competition
The United States Department of Education Commission on Presidential Scholars recently announced Swainsboro High School senior Abigail …
EGSC Virtual Spring Commencement to be held May 7
After much consideration and out of respect for everyone’s health, East Georgia State College is hosting its Spring 2021 …
ECI Seniors participate in financial simulation
On April 22, 48 12th graders at Emanuel County Institute participated in an It’s Your Reality financial simulation. The event …
DAR Youth Citizenship Winners
Three 8th Grade students have received the Youth Citizenship Award from the Governor David Emanuel-Adam Brinson Chapter, National …
SOCIAL

Miss Brewer, Mr. Youmans announce upcoming wedding plans

Jeffrey and Connie Brewer of Swainsboro are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Ashley Nicole Brewer, to Mr. Randall Lee Youmans, son of Randy and Vera Youmans of …

Landscaper trailer destroyed by fire

A 20-foot enclosed landscaper trailer was consumed by fire just before noon on Friday April 30, 2021. Swainsboro firefighters from Engines 1, 3 and 4 were greeted by heavy fire conditions on arrival …

Two new master masons raised at Ridgeway Lodge 104

Ridgeway Lodge 104 in Garfield raised two new master masons this past Saturday, May 1. Ridgeway had Vidalia Lodge 330 perform the floor work and raised brothers Hunter Durden and Sheldon …

Fellowship Spring Revival

Holy Zion Church of Metter on Mincey St. is having a Fellowship Spring Revival Thursday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker: Bishop T.V. Outen from Savannah. Guest Churches: Holy Zion Church of …
Faith
When I think about how my life has turned out from what I thought it would be, I am so thankful that God has intervened to guide me in such a loving way. My life is a great example of a …
Stillmore Missionary Baptist Church announces revival services featuring Reverend Louis Pearce set for Sunday, May 2, at 6 p.m. and Monday, May 3, at 7 p.m. Pastor George Archer Jr. invites all.
Voices United’s 28th choir anniversary celebration will be held Sunday, April 18, at 2 p.m. at the Bone Yard in downtown Swainsboro. The event will emceed by Pastor Damian Thrower and Voices …
Features
Atlanta was one of the first cities in Georgia to demand electric lighting. In 1883, its citizens organized and promoted the formation of an electric company, Georgia Electric Light Company of …
This week’s Hometown Public Servants are the employees of Emanuel County’s Betty Gambrell Animal Shelter.The job description of our local shelter staff varies greatly and include feed, …
At a young age, during his teenage years, Mr. Edgar Wiggins entered into the work field as an employee of The Dixie Theater. His first job role was taking up tickets for the shows. During this time, …
Opinion
Time passes quickly when you are having fun is a declaration I have always heard. I cannot confirmthat these stay-at-home days have been a lot of fun. Since stories have filled a big portion of my …
As we approach the special day set aside to honor mothers everywhere, I think, what??? Just one day! Oh no, we wonderful, amazing, brave, smart, hard-working women should be honored each and every …
Answer:Yes, heat damages any electronic device including laptops. When they get hot, they will also run slower.Laptop usually have their intake air vents on the bottom of the computer and they blow …
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