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Monthly Archives: February 2020

Emanuel one of eight counties receiving internship funds from Verizon Foundation

Posted on February 28, 2020 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

The Association County Commissioners of Georgia Civic Affairs Foundation was created in 2006 to promote civic and community engagement amongst the youth. Through innovative programs, the foundation has been successful in providing diverse opportunities that enhance citizen education, encourage civic engagement and community improvement, and promote participation in county government. The Georgia County Internship Program (GCIP), created in 2010, receives funding through the Foundation to fund internships for college students Read More

SHS Tigers basketball region awards announced

Posted on February 28, 2020 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton


The Swainsboro Tigers cleaned up on region awards after their sensational regular season. The Tigers won the region championship and have been ranked No. 1 in the state for much of the year and when region honors came out recently, Swainsboro was well represented.

Immanuel Hackett, AJ Kingsberry, Fredrick Seabrough, and Cedric Seabrough all made First Team All-Region. Coach Brice Hobbs was awarded the Region Coach of Read More

Two SAR members receive Patriot Medal

Posted on February 28, 2020 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

The Georgia Society – Sons of the American Revolution held its annual conference January 24-25 in Duluth at the Sonesta Hotel.

With President Scott Collins presiding on Friday night at the SAR Member Awards Banquet, two members of the East Fall Line Region (EFLR), along with two other Georgia SAR members, were awarded the Patriot Medal.  Steve Burke of the Wiregrass Chapter and Sonny Pittman of the Col. William Few Read More

Local healthcare facility honored with national quality award for excellence

Posted on February 28, 2020 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

PruittHealth – Swainsboro, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center serving the Emanuel County community, recently was named to the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) Quality Initiative List for meeting all four standards of excellence: Hospitalizations, Consumer Satisfaction, Antipsychotics and Functional Outcomes.

The award is one of three distinctions available through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which spotlights providers across the nation that have demonstrated their Read More

It pays to play!

Posted on February 28, 2020 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

If you haven’t participated in any of our contests yet, you should! Just ask James Youmans. He’s the latest winner of a Blade contest.

Every year, The Forest-Blade puts on a Local Faces contest. A full page appears in various editions, and on this full page are 20 photos of individuals. The participation coupon prompts participants to write the number corresponding to each name in a space provided at the Read More

Wilson named Dean of Industrial Technologies at Southeastern Technical College

Posted on February 28, 2020 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

Sonya Foss Wilson has been named Dean of Industrial Technologies for Southeastern Technical College (STC), according to Teresa Coleman, Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Coleman said, “Sonya brings a lot of energy and passion to this position. We are very excited about Sonya joining our Academic Affairs leadership team and look forward to working with her to better serve our students and our communities.”

In her new role, Wilson will Read More

Emanuel NAACP holds first Freedom Fund Banquet

Posted on February 28, 2020 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton


On Saturday, February 8, the Emanuel County Branch of the NAACP held its first-ever Freedom Fund Banquet at Swainsboro Middle School. It was the first banquet since re-organization in September 2018, and the purpose was to celebrate the many freedoms enjoyed as well as to recognize individual achievements that contribute to local societal advances and support the mission of the NAACP.

The keynote speaker for the event was James Read More

Happenings 2-26-20

Posted on February 28, 2020 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

Arbor Day Ceremony


March 6, 12 p.m.

Scholarship Writing Workshop


March 7, 10 a.m.

Jesus in the Street

Downtown Fountain

March 7, 12:30 p.m.

7th Annual

Weekend Blessings 5K/10K

George L. Smith State Park

March 14, 8 a.m.

Look at the Stars

George L. Smith State Park

March 21, 7 p.m.

Mason Metal Fest Intl.

Jaycee Fairgrounds

March 21-22

Cora Mae Lane, 73

Posted on February 28, 2020 3:03 pm by Whitley Clifton

Funeral services for Cora Mae Lane, 73, were held Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Lexsy with Pastor Mario Webb presiding and Bishop Willie Freeman serving as eulogist. Interment followed at Swainsboro City Cemetery, and repast was held at the home of Sheila Lane. She was called home February 18, 2020.

Cora Mae Lane was born August 31, 1946 in Toombs County. Although she Read More

The Word, the best gift

Posted on February 28, 2020 3:03 pm by Whitley Clifton


It is common to hear about politics, politics, and more politics today, but I was reading a commentary this morning about what famous people and politicians said about the Bible, the Word of God. It was interesting to see how far politicians and the government have gotten away from the instructions of our Maker and Creator.

Some of the people and what they said about the Read More

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