Bust at Latitude 105

Posted on October 12, 2019 7:07 am by Melva Kirkland

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This morning at approximately 4 a.m., the Swainsboro Police Department, along with Sheriff’s deputies and Twin City PD raided Latitude 105. Approximately a dozen arrests were made. According to Chief Randy Ellison, this has been an ongoing investigation for several months. “We have had over 50 calls since the beginning of the year on this place and we are making every effort to clean it up,” said Chief Ellison. A … Read More


‘All hands on deck’ for GBI as search continues for answers in Riner death

Posted on September 27, 2019 5:05 pm by Halei Lamb

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by HALEI LAMB

Josh Alford, assistant special agent in charge with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Eastman field office, is calling the search for answers in Priscilla Riner’s death an all hands on deck effort.

The victim, who was a defendant in a murder case of high notoriety, was found deceased in Union Primitive Baptist Cemetery midday on Tuesday, September 24. (Note the location correction in this article as opposed … Read More


UPDATE: Suspect in Wilson shooting found dead, investigators dub incident a homicide

Posted on September 24, 2019 6:06 pm by Halei Lamb

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UPDATE: According to Emanuel County J. Tyson Stephens, there is now enough evidence to determine that Riner’s death was at the hands of someone else. The investigation is being treated as a homicide.

According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office, Priscilla Riner, the defendant in a local high-profile murder case, was found deceased this afternoon, September 24, at approximately 12:30 p.m. She suffered a fatal gun shot wound to the … Read More


Suspect in Wilson homicide found dead

Posted on September 24, 2019 5:05 pm by Halei Lamb

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According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office, Priscilla Riner, the defendant in a local high-profile murder case, was found deceased this afternoon, September 24, at approximately 12:30 p.m. She suffered a fatal gun shot wound to the chest. The body was discovered in Union Chapel Cemetery. No further details are available at this time. Emanuel County Live is awaiting an official release from authorities and will update as soon as … Read More


Seven indicted by grand jury on murder, drugs, and gang charges

Posted on July 17, 2019 2:02 pm by Halei Lamb

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On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, an Emanuel County grand jury indicted seven members of a Bloods-affiliated racketeering enterprise after receiving testimony from Special Agents of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Eastman Office and the Washington County Multi-Agency Gang Unit.

The 44-count indictment—which includes murder, aggravated assault, drugs and firearms charges, as well as violations of the Street Gang Act and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)—is the culmination of … Read More


Community Spotlight: Custom Furniture and Flooring

Posted on July 16, 2019 10:10 am by Halei Lamb

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The latest installment of Community Spotlight features Custom Furniture and Flooring. Located in downtown Swainsboro, Custom has been in business since 1962. This is their story.

 


A Taste of Our Town: Lynn & Bob’s

Posted on July 2, 2019 12:12 pm by Halei Lamb

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The Blade is proud to present a new video series highlighting the people and places in our community that bring us together for good food and good company. In our first installment of “A Taste of Our Town,” we take a trip to hometown favorite Lynn & Bob’s, which has been serving up its southern cuisine since 1988.


Proudly presenting… Community Spotlight!

Posted on June 28, 2019 1:01 pm by Halei Lamb

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As promised, The Blade is thrilled to debut its new video series, Community Spotlight! The inaugural edition features a longtime fixture of Emanuel County, Central Fence Company and the Dixon Family. They’ve been committed to our local community for more than 55 years. Here’s their story.


Attention Class of 2019

Posted on April 12, 2019 11:11 am by Pam Akridge

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Attention Parents, Grandparents, and Friends! It’s your loved ones special year, Graduation! Stop in and let Pam or Trudie help you congratulate them in the Forest Blade. We have special pricing for parents and family, check out this weeks paper for those prices or simply give us a call (478) 237-9971. Deadline for ads is May 10th @ 4p.m. The 2019 Graduation Edition will come out on May 22, 2019.


Attention Class of 2019

Posted on April 5, 2019 6:06 pm by Pam Akridge

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Attention Parents, Grandparents, and Friends! It’s your loved ones special year, Graduation! Stop in and let Pam or Trudie help you congratulate them in the Forest Blade. We have special pricing for parents and family, check out this weeks paper for those prices or simply give us a call (478) 237-9971. Deadline for ads is May 10th @ 4p.m. The 2019 Graduation Edition will come out on May 22, 2019.


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