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Paint Party

Join us on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 10 AM for a paint party, hosted by Renee O’Quinn with spare time art. Sign up at the Swainsboro Emanuel County Recreation Department or call Renee Quinn …

April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month, and we here at The Blade will be sharing stories all month from individuals who are affected by autism. This week, the Blade reached out to Rebecca R. Brantley, who …

April is National Donate Life Month!

Today, more than 108,000 men, women and children still await the opportunity for renewed life through organ donation while hundreds of thousands more could benefit from the gift of tissue donation. …

R&F Marketing Monthly Pillow Sale on April 10

R&F Marketing's monthly pillow sale has been scheduled for this Saturday, April 10, starting at 7 a.m.  They will have great new items such as new pet beds, plush toys and more, including dollar deals!  Check out great new rocking chair pad sets and great deals on outdoor seating too! PLEASE NOTE NEW TEMPORARY ADDRESS: 215 East Main Street ("old" Rhonda's bldg. on 80 East).
Memory Lane
From the April 13, 2011 edition of The Forest-Blade:Mr. Relay for Life Pageant heldThe 1st Annual Mr. Relay for Life Reverse Pageant was held Thursday, April 7, and was a huge success with twelve …
From the April 13, 1961 edition of The Forest-Blade:SHS soil-judging team takes championship in state finalsThe Swainsboro FFA Chapter’s Soil Judging team won first place in the State Soil …
From the April 11, 2001 edition of The Forest-Blade:Recognized for athletic successSwainsboro High School’s girls basketball team was recognized by Emanuel County BOE at its April meeting. The …
From the April 8, 2011 edition of The Forest-Blade:Hotset selects SwainsboroA German company selected Swainsboro as the site for its first North American plant operations. The Joint Development …
From the April 7, 1971 edition of The Forest-Blade:As far as the eye can seeScores of people and automobiles took part in the “Free Calley” parade Friday afternoon. It was one of the …
From the April 6, 1961 edition of The Forest-Blade:Miss O’Steen to graduate with honorsMr. & Mrs. J. Leon Thompson’s granddaughter Brenda, graduated with high honors from Winter Park …
Sports
Emanuel County Institute’s Middle School track teams recently competed in the Southeast Middle School Region Track Meet 2021 last week. The 2-day event was hosted by Claxton Middle School and …
Ronnie Womack was recognized Monday, March 22, by Swainsboro-Emanuel County Parks and Recreation Department (SECRD) when their Softball Complex was dedicated and named in his honor. Womack retired as …
The East Georgia State College Lady Bobcat Softball Team split a double header with Georgia Military College on Monday, March 29 at Bobcat Field. The Bobcats fell to GMC in game one after leading …
The East Georgia State College Lady Bobcats Softball Team won two conference games over Andrew College on Tuesday, March 16, at Bobcat Field.In game one the Bobcats won 4 to 2 with a strong pitching …
FOOD

COTW: Brooke McBroom

Brooke McBroom This week’s Cook of the Week is Brooke McBroom. She is the 22 year old daughter of Dwayne McBroom of Swainsboro and John and Tonya Morel of Irving, TX.  Brooke is a certified …
COTW- Dani Kate Parker
This week’s Cook of the Week is Dani Kate Parker daughter of Russell and Ashley Parker. Dani Kate is three years old and attends …
Food Pantry
Food Pantry at Summertown Baptist Church will be today, Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 1-4 PM. Please be sure to bring a container to …
Happy's Weekly Specials
This weeks specials!!! (April 6th - 9th)Grilled Buffalo shrimp tacos w/ cilantro ranch slaw, tomatoes, and topped with fried onion …
Trending Recipes
Obituaries
Wiley Cox, 82
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. Wiley Cox, age 82, of Adrian, on Monday, April 5, 2021. Funeral services …
Tommie Worthen, 73
Mr. Tommie Worthen, age 73, departed this life on March 29, 2021, at Riverview Nursing Home in Savannah after an extended illness. …
Tiffany Crystal Bell, 40
Ms. Tiffany Crystal Bell, 40, of Swainsboro, passed away Friday, April 2, 2021, at Memorial Health in Savannah following an extended …
Phyllis McNeely, 66
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Ms. Phyllis McNeely, age 66, of Claxton, on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at …
Mitchell Wright “Mitch” Henry, 53
Mitchell Wright ‘Mitch’ Henry, 53, of Metter/Twin City, entered into eternal peace on April 2, 2021. A memorial service …
Crime
SPD 04-07-21
Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…March 26Officer was stopped at the stop sign on S. Coleman St. …
Jail List 04-07-21
The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Jeffrey Brewer, on warrants …
ECSO 04-07-21
According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office…March 25Deputy assisted GSP with a vehicle fire that occurred on I16 …
Kersey sentenced in Superior Court
The following occurred during the Emanuel County Superior Court January 2021 term:David Eric Kersey negotiated a plea of guilty on one …
Nine sentenced in Superior Court
The following occurred during the Emanuel County Superior Court October 2019 and January 2021 terms:
 October 2019 Amanda …
GOVERNMENT
Georgia House Representative Morris Elected to State Transportation Board 12th Congressional District Vacancy
Rep. Greg Morris, a Vidalia, Ga. native who is currently representing the
156th district in the Georgia House of Representatives, …
News From Under the Gold Dome
We returned to Capitol Hill on Monday, March 29 for the final two days of the 2021 legislative session. The last day of session, …
Legislative Update: Week 11
Dear Friend,We are close to wrapping up the 2021 Legislative Session. March 31st will mark Sine Die - the final day of the session. …
Education
SHS names honor graduates
Swainsboro High School announced 49 honor graduates for the Class of 2021 during a socially distanced senior assembly Wednesday, March …
TCE announces honorary students
According to Twin City Elementary School Principal Robbie Warnock, the following students have achieved honorary status for the third …
EGSC announces February 2021 Students of the Month
East Georgia State College recently announced the launch of a Student of the Month Program. The program gives faculty and staff at …
Swainsboro Primary students engage in an exciting night of STEM
A talented group of kindergarten through second graders turned a Tuesday evening into a creative science adventure during a virtual …
Swainsboro Primary School announces honorary students for third nine weeks
According to Swainsboro Primary School Principal Maribeth Clark, the following students have made honorary status during the first …
SES announces honor students for third nine weeks
According to Swainsboro Elementary School Principal Valorie Watkins, the following students have made honorary statuses during the …
SOCIAL

COVID cancels out plans for annual Claxton Family Reunion

Due to Covid-19, the annual Claxton Family Reunion planned for May 2, 2021 at Gumlog Baptist Church in Kite has been cancelled. For more information, contact Johnny Claxton, Claxton Reunion …

RFD 04-07-21

Popeye 04-07-21

From Dumpster to Diva

Becca Blue Eyes, affectionately known as BeBe by those who love her most, lives a happy, county life that most shelter dogs desire for. However, her life wasn’t as golden as what it seems to be …
Faith
Fishing. What's fishing to you? Today I went fishing. I really didn't want to go but I went anyway. Once I got to the water, I just enjoyed looking at the waves and feeling the breeze. I began to …
The youth at Mount Olivet Baptist Church of Garfield will host a bake sale and lemonade stand to raise money for World Vision's 30-Hour Famine and Weekend Blessings. The fundraising event …
The Bible describes faith not only as a gift from God (Romans 12:3; Ephesians 2:8), but also as a choice on our part. For example, Proverbs 3:5 commands: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart …
Features
Chamber Spotlight: The Forest-BladeThe Forest-Blade dates back to 1861 and was founded by Alfred Herrington, W.W. Larsen, and Seaborn Bell. The modern-day newspaper has eight employees and gets its …
This week’s Hometown Public Servant is Kristin Cannady Hall. Employed by the citizens of Emanuel County, Hall occupies the seat of clerk of court, serving Superior, State, Juvenile, and …
Chartered in 1900 and founded by J.A. Coleman, Sr., The Citizens Bank of Swainsboro is the oldest existing financial institution in Swainsboro and Emanuel County, Georgia, now including additional …
Opinion
Most likely the answer is no.  This would apply to anything else that you did not enter in a contest and texts have appeared from Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, and others recently.I received …
Shortly after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, the Swainsboro Fire Department responded to a local residence for a report of a fire inside the home. Firefighters from Engine 1, 3 and 4 arrived to find …
Yes, you have. He, along with several, several more, is a Pine Siskin and they are probably at your feeder right now. These birds are in what is called an irruption year, where large numbers of …
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