News

One injured in ATV crash

At two minutes past midnight on Sunday, September 20, Emanuel County 911 was notified of an ATV crash with injuries on Stingray Road. EMS, firefighters from Oak Park and Swainsboro, sheriff’s …

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FOOTBALL PLAYER PROFILES

ZaBrien Harden - SHS Tigers

Featured in Part 6 of The Forest-Blade's multi-part video series introducing all senior football players across Emanuel County's three high schools is ZaBrien Harden, a student at Swainsboro High …
FOOTBALL PLAYER PROFILES

Takyle Foreman - ECI Bulldogs

Featured in Part 10 of The Forest-Blade's multi-part video series introducing all senior football players across Emanuel County's three high schools is Takyle Foreman, a student at Emanuel County …
FOOTBALL PLAYER PROFILES

Juan Brown - SHS Tigers

Featured in Part 12 of The Forest-Blade's multi-part video series introducing all senior football players across Emanuel County's three high schools is Juan Brown, a student at Swainsboro High …
FOOTBALL PLAYER PROFILES

Dane Arrington - DEA Eagles

Featured in Part 1 of The Forest-Blade's multi-part video series introducing all senior football players across Emanuel County's three high schools is Dane Arrington, a student at David Emanuel …
Social
Alton and Jodi Reynolds and Mitch Jackson of Swainsboro are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Malanie Paige Jackson, to Mr. Thomas Monroe (TJ) …
Dear Savvy Senior, My aunt recently asked me to be the executor of her will when she dies. I’m flattered that she asked, but I’m not sure what exactly the job entails. What can you …
This week’s featured Cooks of the Week are Swainsboro’s Queensborough National Bank & Trust crew. As QNBT employees, these ladies assist in offering locals a wide range of banking …
Kelvin and Michele Turner of Canoochee are happy to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Miss Olivia Turner, to Mr. Zach Proctor, son of Eric and Thresea Proctor of Millen. The …
Features
Lauren Canady is proof you don’t have to make an overwhelmingly grand gesture during the pandemic to make a difference. Sometimes, less and simple are the way to go if you want …
Boneyard BBQ has been opened in Reidsville for less than two years, yet it has quickly become a favorite spot in Tattnall County! Patrons picked the restaurant for Best BBQ in Tattnall as well as …
On Thursday, July 30, 9-year-old Colbie Radford set up a stand in downtown Swainsboro in front of RoofUS on West Main Street. Her purpose? Selling lemonade and bracelets to raise funds for horseback …
On Friday, July 31, Ava Mincey of Statesboro set up a lemonade stand in front of Twin City Drug Co. Boutique and Gifts to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease while promoting her personal …
During today’s unforeseen times, Emanuel Medical Center feels it is extremely important for the community to become more educated about the many local medical care providers here in Emanuel …
Opinion
Whatever question you might be asking yourself right now, here’s the answer: just pray. When we pray, we communicate with God. He has the answer to your questions and concerns. Today, we often …
We are now into September of what has so far been a bummer of a year. My colleague, David Carroll, a Chattanooga TV anchor with whom I share the editorial page in several papers, calls 2020 …
Today, we have embarked upon a different time and a different era. Things we did as a society have changed. Our social activities, our schools, our church services, and even the family structure have …
Obituaries
Jordan Lane Mason, 29
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Jordan Lane Mason, age 29, of Swainsboro, on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at …
Jimmie Sue Tanner, 79
Jimmie Sue Tanner, 79, beloved wife of Alton “Russell” Tanner of the Oglethorpe Community of Soperton passed away on Wednesday …
Hugh Cleveland Bishop, 93
Hugh Cleveland Bishop, 93, husband of the late Louise Brumlow Bishop, died Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Memorial Health University …
William Henry Curl, 74
William Henry Curl, 74, resident of Swainsboro, died Sunday, September 20, 2020 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center. Graveside …
Evelyn "Sally" Hood, 74
Ms. Evelyn “Sally” Hood, 74, of Kite passed away Monday, September 14, 2020 at Memorial Health following an extended …
Education
Lamb named 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalist
Swainsboro High School senior Andrew Lamb has achieved the distinction of being named a semifinalist in the 2021 National Merit …
Annual Academic Convocation held at EGSC
East Georgia State College held its annual academic convocation on Thursday, September 3. This year, the convocation program was …
Schwabe, director of Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center at EGSC, to retire
Jean Schwabe, the director of the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center at East Georgia State College, has announced her plan to …
Wellness Series continues Sept. 22 at EGSC
The September session of the Total Wellness Series will be held Tuesday, September 22, at the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning …
EGSC announces new quality enhancement plan as students return to campus
EGSC is committed to providing quality and accessible education to its students, and one of the many steps EGSC is taking to enhance …
Crime

SPD 9-23-2020

Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… September 11 Officer responded to a Maryann St. address in reference to a dog going in his yard and jumping on his …

ECSO - 9-23-2020

According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… September 11 Complainant stated she attempted to contact offender about getting their child for her visitation rights but he would not …

Jail List 9-23-20

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 …
Sports

ECI Bulldogs edge Vidalia 14-8

ECI hosted Vidalia Friday at Rountree Stadium defeating the Indians 14-8, spoiling the Indian coaching debut of Jason Cameron. The Bulldogs had an open date last Friday due to Savannah Country Day …

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