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This week’s Hometown Public Servant is Taylor Strange. A native of Emanuel County, Strange serves the local community as a part-time Emanuel County EMS employee on top of working full time … more
Jim Roberts, owner and operator of Southern Traditions Floral and Gifts, started in the florist business almost 30 years ago. He worked his way through college, and after graduating from UGA, started … more
June Theme: “It's a Sizzling Summer with Chicken & Veggie Kabobs”Meet the Cook - Azure Rountree Azure Rountree of Statesboro is a cooking columnist new to The Forest-Blade. Between … more
COTW: Stormie Kimbrough DunawayThis week’s Cook of the Week is Stormie Kimbrough Dunaway. Stormie will be 4 on Sunday, June 27. She is the daughter of Lester and Kimbrough Dunaway of … more

The winner of the 2021 Like Father Like Child contest is Lilah Riner. Riner was awarded $100 for her submission in this year’s Father’s Day contest giveaway. Lilah is the 6 year old  … more
Robins Federal Credit Union was founded in 1954 when a group of 13 Robins Air Force Base civilian and military personnel signed the application for a charter. The charter read that the requested … more
This week's nominated Hometown Public Servant is Canoochee Fire Department Chief Wesley Coleman. Chief Coleman has served his role as chief for three years and has been a firefighter since 2008 after … more
After what I have called the Lost Year of 2020, it was with great joy and relief that the Emanuel Arts Council was able to offer its popular art camp this year. Held at the Sudie Fulford Community … more
The W.L. Installers story started in June of 1992 in Minneapolis, MN with the company doing all types of installations of conveyor systems, pallet racks, and the like. They relocated to South Florida … more

By anonymous nomination, this week’s Hometown Public Servants are firefighters and first responders of Swainsboro Fire Department Headquarters. In last week's Swainsboro City Council meeting, … more
PruittHealth began as Toccoa Nursing Center in 1969 and was founded by Neil Pruitt, Sr. Since then, the PruittHealth community of services has grown to encompass more than 90 post-acute, skilled … more
This week’s Hometown Public Servant is Jessica Sumner, Twin City Police and Municipal Court clerk. Today, Sumner celebrates one year of employment since accepting her current job title on June 9, … more
This week’s Cook of the Week is Aden Poole. He is the four-year-old son of Dylan Poole and Sierra Henry. Aden will be starting school this fall at The First United Methodist Church. He loves … more
In 1935, America faced the long road to recovery following the turmoil and uncertainty of the Great Depression. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had just announced a massive new public works program … more

This week's Hometown Public Servant is Timmy Oliver, volunteer fire fighter and first responder 20-08 with Twin City Volunteer Fire Department. Oliver, a native of Emanuel County, grew up in the … more
This week's Hometown Public Servant is Kayleigh McVey, officer with the Swainsboro Police Department. Born and raised in Emanuel County, McVey is a native of the area. She credits her desire to serve … more
On January 1, 1941, Franklin Discount Company was founded by Ben F. Cheek, Jr. in Toccoa, GA. The first transaction was an automobile sales contract for $34. In the decades that followed, the Company … more
This week’s Cook of the Week is Kylie Davis. She is the 19-year-old daughter of Jed and Shaye Davis of Swainsboro. She and Jay Williams are the proud parents of three-year-old Braylee Williams. … more
2020 presented many challenges, we are all very aware of that. But, it also created moments where we came together and got creative. In our upcoming Progress edition, we want to highlight moments … more
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