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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 … more
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 … more
Well, here it comes again.  It’s about to get serious.  In less than two weeks, on May 24th, we will vote in the primary election to select the candidates who will be on the ballot … more
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 … more

It’s hard to imagine, but there are probably places in this country where people just don’t pay that much attention to pine trees. Unbelievable !  But if you were born here or … more
I think I must have been about 7 years old. I had decided that I was being treated unfairly by my mother over some rule involving homework. So, in my 7-year-old mind I reasoned that I must teach my … more
It’s hard to imagine, but there are places in this country where people just don’t pay much attention to pine trees. But if you were born here or migrated here by whatever means or … more
I think Marjorie Taylor Greene is a joke. An unfunny joke. She has accomplished nothing in her one term in Congress except to be denied assignment to any Congressional committee where the real work … more
Answer: TryHackMe is a popular website that will teach you about networking and cybersecurity and allow you to practice different skills as you learn about them. The site is in a gamification … more

Emanuel County was alive with “clean teams” this past Saturday morning as more than 100 concerned citizens, including this group assembled at the fountain square in Swainsboro … more
If you think Emanuel County looks a little cleaner this week, you are absolutely right.  The “Keep Emanuel Beautiful” troops rose early this past Saturday morning.  In the … more
April showers bring May flowers. What a lovely promise. The harsh winter months and the unpredictable days of March are behind us for another year. There is nothing more relaxing than hearing the … more
An open letter to the citizens of Emanuel County, It’s another great day in Emanuel County. I would like to take this opportunity to help spread the word on the upcoming Keep Emanuel … more
Great minds run in pairs. I read an interesting opinion piece in the Atlanta newspapers recently about parenting. The author, Beth Collums, has a master's degree in clinical psychology and experience … more

Twice last week our area got a bruising display of the power of nature. It’s not the first time we have been visited by tornadoes and certainly won’t be the last. But the power and … more
As a patriotic American, over the next several years, you should honor and remember, with justifiable pride, the 80 th anniversary of many major events of World War II. The first of these memorable … more
Moving four miles down the road, is as stressful as moving cross-country. I am now in my new apartment. Furniture is moved in and placed appropriately. It is beginning to feel like home until I look … more
Dear Editor, The hospital staff at the Emanuel Medical Center are the best. I passed out in my car after giving blood at the Shepherd Blood Drive. I am not sure who was left in the hospital … more
Answer: That is a question I saw posed recently on a news site and they answered no. I would disagree and say the answer is yes, with one exception. Information and data are stored on computers … more

by BISHOP BERTHA JONES Have you ever tried to fix a broken relationship and the more you tried to correct it, the situation only got worse? Well, there are some things you cannot fix. Yes, fix … more
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