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Send cheer to residents of EMC nursing home this holiday season!

With nursing home visitations being prohibited due to the Covid pandemic, Emanuel Medical Center wishes to share some positive cheer with its nursing home residents this year by encouraging local …

VIDEO FEATURES

VIDEO - Election Night Live

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Sports Video Features
Brendan Boatwright - ECI Bulldogs
Featured in Part 13 of The Forest-Blade's multi-part video series introducing all senior football players across Emanuel County's …
Joseph Summerset - SHS Tigers
Featured in Part 11 of The Forest-Blade's multi-part video series introducing all senior football players across Emanuel County's …
Elijah Loyd - SHS Tigers
Featured in Part 7 of The Forest-Blade's multi-part video series introducing all senior football players across Emanuel County's three …
Social
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Sause of Swainsboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Kyler Sause, to Mr. Daren Akridge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Akridge of Twin City. The …
The DEA Football Team was recently named Region Champs. They look forward to competing against Victory Baptist this Friday at 7:30pm in the GAPPS State Semi-finals. They invite you to come out to …
This week’s featured Cooks of the Week are newlyweds, Bryan and Pam Akridge, who recently married on October 23, 2020. They love spending time together - cooking, fishing at the river, and …
The Seedling Garden Club proudly announces that the November 2020 Yard of the Month is the home of Jack and Mavis Flanders.  Mavis and Jack live on West Main Street in Swainsboro. The …
Opinion
Because this column runs across the state on different days of the week depending where you may happen to be, some of you will be reading this before Election Day, on that day or a day or two …
Answer: Cloud is where you store data on the Internet at some central spot or run applications at that same central spot which you probably do not know exactly is.  Data storage is most …
Dear Savvy Senior, I’m interested in tracking down some old friends I’ve lost touch with over the years but could use some help. What websites can you recommend that can help me find …
Autumn on the farm is a magical time of year. The first frost appears on the pumpkins and the last mess of butterbeans is in the pot. The leaves have turned into spectacular shades of red, yellow, …
Faith
by BISHOP BERTHA JONES Today, we will take a look at Hope. We will see what is hope, why you need hope, and where you can find hope. What is hope? According  to Webster, hope is a feeling …
by BRAD McKENZIE, PASTOR OF JESUS SAVES Why do so many Christians struggle with cussing? A lot of people try to justify their using dirty language or downplay it. Truth is it seems like most …
Features
by WHITLEY CLIFTON photo credit BILL CAHILL, SFD PIO The social hall of First Baptist Church Swainsboro served as the host spot for Emanuel County’s first annual Faith and Blue program …
When you give a girl a father, there’s not much more that could be asked for; and when you give a man a daughter, there’s no limits set on the lengths that man would go for his little girl. When …
Obituaries
Willie Lee Williams, 70
Willie Lee Williams, 70, entered God's eternal arms November 4, 2020. Graveside services were Sunday, November 15 at 11am at …
Willie Lee Bell, 74
Wille Lee Bell was called home Sunday, November 1, 2020 at The Oaks at Bethany in Vidalia. Graveside service was held Saturday, …
William Dorsey “Buddy” Cobb, 70
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. William Dorsey “Buddy” Cobb age 70, of Swainsboro Friday, …
Wayne “Skillet” Henry, 50
Mr. Wayne “Skillet” Henry, 50, of Twin City passed away Friday, November 13, 2020 at his residence following a brief …
Elder Walter Travett, 55
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Elder Walter Travett, 55, on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at East Georgia …
Sports
On Wednesday, November 5, East Georgia State College signed another softball player to the team for the 2021-2022 season. Erica Marlette from Parkview High School signed to play softball for the Lady …
Congratulations to Cierra Kinlaw on signing with the East Georgia State College Lady Bobcats!The Pinewood Christian Academy standout pitcher from Bellville is the first to sign for the Lady Bobcats …
by TROUP BRINSON The Swainsboro Tigers (4-4) battled for 4 quarters but lost a tight region game with Jeff Davis, 15-7. The defeat was Swainsboro’s first in region play and makes the final 2 …
by RON WEATHERFORD ECI hosted Jenkins Co. from across the river Friday in the annual neighborhood bash between the two region teams. The Eagles spoiled the Bulldogs’ homecoming defeating …
Crime

Jail list 11-18-20

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 …

SPD Report 11-18-20

Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported… November 8 Officer was dispatched to . Main St. in reference to a theft. November 10 Officer met with complainant in …

ECSO Report 11-18-20

According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office… November 9 Deputy was dispatched by 911 to a Buck Corbin Rd. residence in reference to an unattended death. November …
Education
Dr. Judy announces Emanuel County Schools District achievements, including increased state average and overall graduation rates
by WHITLEY CLIFTON Members belonging to the Emanuel County Board of Education convened Tuesday, November 10, at 5:30 p.m. for their …
EGSC Fire and Emergency Services Administration Program professor receives special award
Merritt Kearns, a part-time professor at East Georgia State College and battalion chief with the Statesboro Fire Department, was named …
Dr. Cheek wins statewide teaching and mentoring award
At the annual meeting of the Georgia Political Science Association, Dr. Lee Cheek, Professor of Political Science and former Dean at …
Southeastern Tech pins practical nursing graduates
The Practical Nursing program of Southeastern Technical College (STC) held a pinning ceremony for its Fall 2020 graduates on October …
Swainsboro Middle School announces honorary students
According to Swainsboro Middle School Principal Willie Gibson, the following students have achieved honorary status for the first nine …
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