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SHS Athletic Alumni Reunion 2021

On the last home football game of the 2021 regular season, there will be an informal SHS Athletic Alumni Reunion. Anyone who has participated in any sport or coached at Swainsboro High School, …

Re-Elect Johnny Ray Stafford

Re-elect Johnny Ray Stafford for Swainsboro City Council Ward 3

Lawsuit dismissed against City of Swainsboro

Prior to a Wednesday morning hearing before Chief Judge Robert Reeves, city officials and three  councilmembers  who had filed a lawsuit against the city met, resulting in the dismissal of …

Wade Johnson on E-SPLOST

Wade Johnson discusses the positive impacts of E-SPLOST funding.

Bennett to be featured guest speaker at today's Mix and Mingle Republican Monday

The Emanuel County Republican Party invites all to make plans to attend this afternoon’s Mix and Mingle Republican Monday event set to begin at 6:30 p.m. at The Georgia Sports Arena in …
Memory Lane
From the Oct. 21, 1981 edition of The Forest-Blade: NOW BREATHE! Twin City Volunteer Fireman James Neal demonstrated to kindergarteners at TCP the way to breathe through a mask to prevent …
From the Oct. 20, 1971 edition of The Forest-Blade: IT’S PUMPKIN TIME! Jonathan Merrill, age 1, and 4-year-old brother Chad, found the homemade jack-o-lantern fascinating. The …
From the Oct. 19, 2011 edition of The Forest-Blade: MOOSE LODGE DONATES TO DFCS Swainsboro Moose Lodge #1930 filled the Food Pantry at Emanuel County DFCS with 1150 cans of vegetables. Pictured …
From the Oct. 19, 1961 edition of The Forest-Blade: OAK PARK BOYS TEAM Members of the 1961 boys basketball team were Joe Black, Vernon Hughes, Charles Williamson, Loran Williamson, Morris Hall, …
From the Oct. 17, 2001 edition of The Forest-Blade: SMS PAWs SMS announced its PAW (Personal Achievement) winners for August. Students chosen by their teachers included Michael Singletary, …
From the Oct. 16, 1991 edition of The Forest-Blade: ECI’s ‘SUPERLATIVES’ Selected as senior superlatives at ECI were Ashley Page, most likely to succeed; Dana Goodman, most …
Sports
There are just some teams that you don’t match up well against. For the Bulldogs year in and year out, even in championship years, it seems that team is Claxton. Throw into mix a frustrated one-win …
David Emanuel Academy’s Middle School football team traveled to Sparta last week on Tuesday, October 12, to compete against the Rebels of John Hancock Academy and returned home with an Eagle …
David Emanuel Academy’s Lady Eagles hosted the GAPPS Division I State Championship over the recent weekend on Saturday, October 9. The Stillmore team competed against the Lady Lancers of Central …
The ECI Bulldogs softball team will enter state playoffs as the number one seed from region three as region champions. They will host Pataula Charter Academy from Edison in southwest Georgia. The …
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
Solomon Edger Wiggins, 84
Mr. Solomon Edger Wiggins, 84, of Swainsboro, passed away Friday, October 15, 2021, at his residence following an extended illness. …
Braxton Seaborn Harrison, Jr.
Braxton S. Harrison, Jr., 74, passed away Friday, October 8, 2021, after an extended illness. Funeral service was held Wednesday, …
Robbie Lee Williams Carswell, 97
Robbie Lee Williams Carswell, age 97, quietly and peacefully entered into rest on Sunday, September 26, 2021, at Comfort Creek Nursing …
Olin D. Mercer, 86
Mr. Olin D. Mercer, 86, of Garfield, passed away Monday, October 11, 2021, at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral …
Lester E. Underwood, 69
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. Lester E. Underwood, age 69, of Swainsboro, on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 …
David Loydd Price, 79
Mr. David Loydd Price, 79, of Swainsboro, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021, at his residence following an extended illness. …
Crime
SPD 10-20-21
Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…  October 6 Officers were dispatched in reference to several …
Jail List 10-20-21
The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Jeffrey Brewer, on warrants …
ECSO 10-20-21
According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… October 11 Deputy met with a Bulloch Deputy on Hwy 80 & 121 in reference …
Three sentenced in Superior Court
The following occurred during the Emanuel County Superior Court October 2021 term: Armondo Jamarkes Cuyler negotiated a plea of …
ECSO, SPD Joint Operations end with multiple arrests
An investigation that began at a Durdenville residence on Sunday morning, October 3, concluded just a few days later on Thursday, …
Education
Zac Frye on E-SPLOST
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Sybil Johnson on E-SPLOST
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Huddie Culbreth on the positive impacts she saw from E-SPLOST funding
Huddie Culbreth discusses the impacts that she saw over the years as a teacher, administrator and principal in the Emanuel County …
Jeffrey Brewer on E-SPLOST and community impact
Emanuel County Sheriff Jeffrey Brewer discusses benefits school funding provides through E-SPLOST, and the tax implications that would …
Swainsboro High School Teachers Earn Google Certifications
Swainsboro High School recognizes its teachers who have recently received Google Educator Level I and Level II certifications. These …
“This fella is not ashamed for others to see that Jesus lives in his heart”
DEA recognizes Lawson acts of kindness At David Emanuel Academy, the school focuses on how God would want everyone to be. How does …
SOCIAL

Hawhammock Baptist Church Judgement House

Hawhammock Baptist Church has presented Judgement House for nineteen years and is looking forward to their twentieth year. Judgement House is a walk-through drama that presents the truth of …

Garfield United Methodist Church announces homecoming service

Plans for homecoming service at Garfield United Methodist Church have been set for Sunday, November 7. Service will begin at 11:15 a.m. and a meal will be served in the church’s social hall …

DEA announces honorary lists for first nine weeks

Headmasters MJ Boatright, Nat Henry Braddy, Emma Camps, Weslee Fields, Waylon Mills, Weston Moore , Blayne Webb, Walker Arp, Sara Beecher, Case Black, Blakely Brinson, Harper Canady, Ellis …

Turner named 2020-2021 Outstanding Volunteer

EREA recognizes past -president for superb efforts in community Emanuel Retired Educators Association (EREA) in participation with AARP recognizes Past-President Elease Turner as the Outstanding …
Faith
Proverbs 14:17                    A man who is quick tempered will do foolish things because he refuses to use self-control. Getting angry is not the main problem. The problem lies …
Summertown Baptist Church announces homecoming coming and revival services set for the month of October. Homecoming service will be held Sunday morning with revival to begin at 6 p.m. that night. …
Hawhammock Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming this Sunday, October 3. Sunday school will begin at 9:15 a.m. and morning worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m. A covered dish luncheon will …
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 …
Opinion
You are going to find this hard to believe but everybody doesn’t love me like you do. I seem to have managed to rile a few folks recently. Could it be something I said?
I decided to talk to my …
My Aunt Maxie Hall from Twin City lived to the ripe old age of 100. She always had a youthful attitude. When she was 90, the majority of her friends and acquaintances began to die. She would call my …
Answer: Recently a new set of texts has started appearing to people. These texts announce that you have won a prize in a drawing for something like AirPods. The text has your first name on it and …
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