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Happy National Rescue Dog Day!!!

Today, May 20, is National Rescue Dog Day. On this day, recognition is given to rescue dogs who have made the lives of their owners much brighter! National Rescue Dog Day recognizes all the benefits …

When I grow up, I want to be a sheriff…

It’s not too often to receive a friendly surprise visit from your childhood role model, especially on a Monday at that. However, local Emanuel County sheriff Jeffery Brewer and Chief Deputy Major …

Welcome Baby Huntley Grey!

Westley Carwright and Joeley Hood of Swainsboro proudly announce the birth of their son, Huntley Grey Cartwright, born May 10, 2022 at 1:01 p.m. at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin. He weighed 9 lbs. …

Clothes give-away ministry

Team Effort Missionary Baptist Church located at the corner of Six and Elm St. in Twin City with Rev. Samuel Carlyle as Pastor, has a clothes give-away every Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Items …

St. Philip Food Pantry May Distribution Announced

St. Philip Center of Hope will open for March distribution from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19.

SPD Reports 5-18-22

Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… May 3 Officers performed a traffic stop due to a vehicle speeding 53 in a 35. When pulled over, it was noticed that the …

Seedling Garden Club Celebrates with Year-End Picnic

On the beautiful Monday, cool evening of May 9, at 5 p.m., members of the Seedling Garden Club met at the home of Nancy Lisenby. The meeting was the End of the Year Picnic celebrating the wonderful …

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Obituaries
Willard “Billy” Samuel Wilkes Jr., 76
Willard “Billy” Samuel Wilkes, Jr., age 76, passed to his heavenly home on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at Community Hospice of Vidalia, …
Vandilla Snellgrove Gay, 82
Tomlinson Funeral Home and Crematory announces the death of Mrs. Vandilla Snellgrove Gay, age 82, on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at her home …
James Jackson “JJ” Swain, Jr., 64
Mr. James Jackson “JJ” Swain, Jr., 64, of Swainsboro, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Emanuel Medical Center following a …
Crime

Twin City man sentenced for illegal firearms possession, drugs

A Twin City man has been sentenced for drug trafficking and illegal possession of firearms after indictments by a grand jury in the Southern District of Georgia, while recent actions in U.S. District …

  • ECSO Report 5-18-22

    According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… May 5 Deputies were dispatched to Moss Trl. …

  • Jail List 5-18-22

    The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff …

  • ECSO Reports 5-11-22

    According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… May 2 Deputy checked a vehicle …

  • SPD Reports 5-11-22

    Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… April 27 Officers …

Education
EGSC students prepare for art show
East Georgia State College students in the drawing II class have been working throughout the semester to get their artwork ready for …
STC student and instructor of the year among top nine state finalists
Associate of Science in Nursing student Riley Corner and Radiologic Technology instructor Keegan Spell of Southeastern Technical …
SPS Library presented with books
On behalf of Kiddie Kampus Learning Center, “Miss” Tracy Bell, a kindergarten paraprofessional for 5 years, presented the …
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Faith
How have you been feeling lately? What have you been thinking? Most of all, what have you been saying? Did you know it's not what happens to you but how you respond? Yes, you have authority over your …
Holy Zion Church of Metter is having a Fellowship/Spring Revival May 12 – 13, and May 15. Thursday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. with guest speaker Pastor Apostolic T.V. Outen and guest churches Holy …
Yes, we know that we celebrate Mother’s Day the second Sunday in May, but what about the other three hundred and sixty-four days of the year? Did you not know your blessings are in your …
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by BRITTANY HALL They say that God moves in mysterious ways. Through people, places, moments, and words. Beloved Evangelist Billy Graham once said, “My home is in Heaven. I’m just passing …
Graduation Ad deadline has been extended to May 11th at 4 p.m. Get your ad in and let your graduate know how proud you are of them!
by BRITTANY HALL M. Barrie, the mind behind the beloved classic, Peter Pan, left the world with one request of humanity; “Always be a little kinder than necessary.” Though 14-year-old …
Opinion
This is not a piece I was dying to write. It’s about death. The great equalizer. The reason I bring up the subject today is that I read a piece recently that scientists are looking seriously at …
We all have certain memories that are associated with those “red-letter” dates and events in our lives. Some of those memories are powerful and life changing, while others are just random little …
Dear Editor: For many years I have been an avid reader of The Forest Blade. Dick Yarbrough's Editorial Opinions have been a humorous account of almost forgotten times and informative on many past …
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