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The Four Rivers Patriots Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, held its monthly meeting Thursday night, February 15, at Chatters Restaurant in Lyons at 7 p.m. Eighteen members … more
The Georgia House of Representatives kicked off the sixth week of the 2024 legislative session on Monday, February 12. We convened in the House Chamber for four days and made significant progress as … more
Are you having trouble finding places to get some assistance for your mental health? Nowadays, many places have waiting lists, and some places can be very expensive. This can be very frustrating … more
Swainsboro Middle School Jr. Beta and FBLA recently collected items for the animal shelter as their monthly service project. The students were excited to get a chance to deliver the dog food, treats, … more

A $500 donation was presented to the Southeastern Technical College Foundation at the meeting of the Swainsboro Exchange Club on Tuesday, February 13. more
The Veterans at the Library held their weekly meeting Monday, February 19, at the Swainsboro Moose Club at 9:15 a.m. With Chair Johnny Tapley presiding, there were 41 attending Tamera Gromala and … more
Employees of Nordson Corporation recently showed their thankfulness and support to Wounded Warriors for their sacrifice to our country. Several employees, out of their own pockets, provided the … more
The Miss Emanuel County/Miss Southeast Georgia Scholarship Board proudly presented the 44th annual Miss Emanuel County/Miss Southeast Georgia/Miss Crossroads of the South Competition on Saturday, … more
In a gesture of support and appreciation, Kevin Herbert, Executive Vice President and President North America of Nature's Sunshine Products, along with Senior Manager, Ron Valenzuela paid a visit to … more

On the very wet, rainy evening of February 12, Seedling Garden Club held its monthly meeting at Swainsboro Methodist Social Hall. The downpour of raindrops didn't hinder sixteen members and one guest … more
President Cheryl Goodman of Swainsboro Kiwanis Club presented a check to Seedling Garden Club at their meeting on February 12. The check is to help with expenses of the Seedling Garden Club's flower … more
It was about this time two years ago, that I started writing this weekly column. The folks at the Forest-Blade were good enough to allow me the space and place to practice the trade that I had spent … more
Following my dream after I graduated from SHS in 1953, I headed to Atlanta. Frances Willis joined me. We moved into a boardinghouse with former classmate, Betty Gillis, and found summer jobs. We … more
By the time you see this, cornbread may be Georgia’s official state bread. It has been a long time coming and it might not have happened except for the herculean efforts of state Rep. Kasey … more

The February meeting of the Emanuel County Board of Commissioners took place Monday, February 19, at 6 p.m. in the Board Room of the Coleman County Office Building. Commissioners Oliver, Sherrod and … more
Emanuel Medical Center CEO, Damien Scott, attended the National Rural Health Association Policy Institute February 12 – 15 in Washington D.C. In addition to learning about pending legislation … more
Today, Representative Butch Parrish (R-Swainsboro) announced his recent appointment as the Chairman of the House Rules Committee by Speaker Jon Burns as well as his decision to run for re-election in … more
Mt. Shady Baptist Church, located at 750, Mt. Shady Church Road, Swainsboro, will have a special song service Sunday, February 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Featured singers will be the South Georgia … more
The annual Akridge/Stapleton Reunion will be held Sunday, March 3 at the Vann Community House at 1p.m. All descendants are invited to attend. Please bring a covered dish. more

Missy Turner, featured artist for Black History Month at The Kalmanson Gallery of Emanuel Arts Council, received a warm welcome at the opening reception for her exhibition on February 8. A number … more
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