Monthly Archives: October 2019

Grand Jury returns 40 true bills, two no bills

Posted on October 31, 2019 5:05 pm by Whitley Clifton

The October 2019 term of Emanuel County Grand Jury convened for two days beginning Tuesday, October 15, with The Honorable Kathy S. Palmer presiding. The grand jurors elected Eric McElwain to serve as foreperson, Keith Loveday to serve as assistant foreperson, and Natalie Williams to serve as clerk. Judge Palmer appointed Jimmy Harper to serve as bailiff. The grand jurors and the bailiff were sworn by Judge Palmer as to Read More


The Forest-Blade goes to Raleigh

Posted on October 31, 2019 5:05 pm by Whitley Clifton

The Forest-Blade recently traveled with Mary Ellen Smith by Amtrak in October 2019 to Raleigh, North Carolina.

Smith boarded Palmetto 91 in Savannah and traveled to Selma, North Carolina, where she was picked up by her brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Kaytee Smith. Their son, Torpin, was also along with them for her visit to their home just outside of Raleigh.

The Blade was read by all, and they were Read More


Superior Court rulings

Posted on October 31, 2019 5:05 pm by Whitley Clifton

During the October 2019 term of Emanuel County Superior Court…

George Archer negotiated a plea of guilty on one count computer pornography and was sentenced to 20 years, serve two.

Fitzgerald Kennedy Ingram Jr. negotiated a plea of guilty on one count theft by taking and was sentenced to five years, serve 17 months. An additional charge of theft by receiving stolen property was deemed nol pros.

Raymond Mitchell JonesRead More


SPD cites one DUI

Posted on October 31, 2019 5:05 pm by Whitley Clifton

According to the Swainsboro Police Department…

Kevin Lee Brinson, 31, was arrested October 20 at 6:09 a.m.


SPD Report 10-30-19

Posted on October 31, 2019 5:05 pm by Whitley Clifton

Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

October 18

Officer made a traffic stop in reference to a vehicle with no working headlights. During the traffic stop, the driver’s name was confirmed of having outstanding warrants through SPD. An arrest was then made.

Officers responded to an address on North Racetrack Street in reference to a dispute. An arrest was made.

Emanuel County 911 dispatched officer to a Project Read More


Legals 10-30-19

Posted on October 31, 2019 5:05 pm by Whitley Clifton

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NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER GEORGIA, EMANUEL COUNTY

Under and by virtue of the Power of Sale contained in a Deed to Secure Debt given by DONNA & MICHAEL MATHEWS to SWAINSBORO FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., 521 South Main Street, Swainsboro, GA 30401,  dated September 25, 2016 and recorded in Deed Book 437, pages 84-87, Emanuel County, Georgia Records, conveying the after-described property, there will be sold by the undersigned Read More


Jail List 10-31-19

Posted on October 31, 2019 5:05 pm by Whitley Clifton

The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Tyson Stephens on warrants obtained by one of several local law enforcement agencies designated by each name: Drug Task Force (DTF); Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI); Georgia Department of Pardons and Parole (GAPP); Georgia State Patrol (GSP); Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO); Swainsboro Police Dept. (SPD); Stillmore Police Dept. (SMPD); Twin City Police Department (TCPD); Read More


Miss Hill, Mr. Thompson to wed in November

Posted on October 31, 2019 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

Mr. and Mrs. Dustin Simmons of Adrian are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Emily Hill, to Mr. Cody Thompson, son of Mr. Allan “Bobo” Thompson of Adrian and Ms. Kimberly West of Sandersville. Miss Hill is also the daughter of the late Greg Hill Sr.

The bride-elect is a 2017 graduate of Swainsboro High School. She is furthering her education in the field Read More


City of Twin City receives $750,000 grant

Posted on October 31, 2019 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

Twin City Mayor Matt Donaldson and Mayor Pro Tem Artie Fields attended the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Conference in LaGrange on October 16 to accept the city’s newest grant award. The City of Twin City was awarded a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant. The grant is for water infrastructure improvements in the W. Broad Street area. This project will benefit 201 persons. The total project cost is $851,500, with Read More


Swainsboro Middle School downs Vidalia to win football championship

Posted on October 31, 2019 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

by TROUP BRINSON

The Swainsboro Middle School Tigers packed the house last Thursday night, October 24, and didn’t disappoint as they won an electric game against Vidalia to claim the championship, 30–28. Coach Corey Chalker and staff did an excellent job having this team prepared and ready to play for all the marbles, and the result was an intense and climatic finish to the season.

Swainsboro got on the board Read More


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