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Well, I am going to have to do it again. Upset some people, I mean. But I can’t help it. It has to be done. I must once again extols the virtues of the Great State of Georgia and why it is … more
Emanuel County is a working community. It’s mostly blue-collar working folks. It’s bargain-oriented and deal-driven. The business community is never satisfied because business … more
“Are the elderly and sick facing a larger issue than just Covid?” Recently my mom had to go to one of the local Rehab facilities in the area due to injuring her back. I had promised … more
Dear Savvy Senior, How effective is the shingles vaccine and what is the CDC recommendation for getting it? My older brother and sister, both in their fifties, got COVID a few months back followed … more

So Spring is here, right? Well, the azaleas say yes… maybe?, then some can't quite decide.  The camellias cry hold on, not so fast.  The weedy crowd says absolutely, let’s get … more
Linden Longino is a retired Atlanta banker who should have Nobel Peace Prize recipient next to his name. In 1995, Longino started a program in connection with the Carter Center called International … more
Maybe I am being a bit too Southern Sensitive here but I got the distinct feeling the national media disrespected the Atlanta Braves from the beginning of the playoffs through the World Series and … more
Prince William and Prince Harry have nothing on me. I also have a touch of royalty flowing through my veins. I was the 1952 Pine Tree Festival Prince of Garfield Grammar School. Like they say, … more
Classless. That is the only term I can use in a family newspaper to describe Donald Trump’s comments about the passing of Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint … more

The Forest-Blade is pleased to announce the publication of community input through polls. This week, The Blade staff reached out to locals and asked their opinions regarding the Swainsboro Mayoral … more
You are going to find this hard to believe but everybody doesn’t love me like you do. I seem to have managed to rile a few folks recently. Could it be something I said?
I decided to talk to my … more
My Aunt Maxie Hall from Twin City lived to the ripe old age of 100. She always had a youthful attitude. When she was 90, the majority of her friends and acquaintances began to die. She would call my … more
Answer: Recently a new set of texts has started appearing to people. These texts announce that you have won a prize in a drawing for something like AirPods. The text has your first name on it and … more
The gift of memory brings warm thoughts of bygone years. Our loved ones who are no longer with us in the flesh are always with us in the spirit. Although we are advanced in age, we can be … more

He was called “Mr. Anonymous, Jr.”  I thought about him the other day, after I read the U.S. Department of Justice has launched a statewide investigation into Georgia's prisons, focusing on … more
When you send or receive emails sometimes, they have a long list of email addresses on them.  This can be a problem several ways. First is the person reading the email sees all the addresses and … more
Emanuel County has its own vocabulary and we understand each other completely if we stick to it. If our kinfolk used certain slang words to get their message across centuries ago, then why change … more
It's no secret Cognia disregarding Open Records law
Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, liberal or conservative, there is one thing that should unite one and all – how government spends … more
The Storm The storm was coming. Storm clouds were coming in from the west. The air seemed to pop and crackle with electricity. Mama led us five children to the center of the living room in deep, … more

Volume III I must confess that it has been difficult for me to find time to write this column. For the past week I have been engrossed in turning the pages of Pine Log Echoes Volume III. Six … more
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