Public invited to Oak Grove

Posted by | November 1, 2019 3:53 pm

Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church has planned its annual Family & Friends Day for Sunday, November 10. The event will begin with Sunday school at 10 a.m., followed by the service at 11. All are invited. The church is located at 629 Oak Grove Church Road.

Friendship Freewill Baptist to hold harvest celebration

Posted by | November 1, 2019 3:53 pm

The public is invited to a harvest celebration at Friendship Freewill Baptist Church on Saturday, November 16, from noon until 4 p.m. The church will hand out hot dogs and hamburgers, and door prizes will be given out. Also, there will be carnival games for children and a cakewalk.

The event will also feature a chili cook-off, and prizes will be awarded to the winners, including a cash prize for Read More

Be a nice friend, it’s the winning trend!

Posted by | November 1, 2019 3:49 pm

Recently, Emanuel County’s County-Wide Anti-Bullying Committee put together a campaign, #EmCoAntiBully19, for the purpose of raising awareness about bullying and the effects it has on others. Part of this campaign gave students an opportunity to participate in an essay and poster contest to promote the latest new trend, “being nice and being a friend.”

Students in grades kindergarten through fifth presented poster entries, and students in grades sixth through 12th Read More

Parker announces intent for re-election

Posted by | November 1, 2019 2:32 pm

John E. Parker has announced his candidacy for re-election into Ward 5 of Swainsboro City Council. He is a native of Emanuel County, Swainsboro, Georgia, and is the son of Mattie Mae Parker and Otis Lee Williams.

Parker is a member of the Greater Saint James Missionary Baptist Church, where he proudly served on the deacon’s ministry for 20 years, and a member of the male choir. He has served Read More

PCA Multimedia Class visits East Georgia State College

Posted by | November 1, 2019 9:17 am

Pinewood Christian Academy’s multimedia class recently had the opportunity to learn how a college uses media and communications on a day to day basis. The group of around 30 students traveled to East Georgia State College in Swainsboro on Tuesday, October 29, to speak with members of the Office of Institutional Advancement and the college’s president.

Harley Strickland, a PCA alumni who is now the communications coordinator for the college, … Read More

Veterans Day Celebration to be held at EGSC

Posted by | November 1, 2019 7:42 am

East Georgia State College’s Swainsboro campus will be hosting a Veterans Day Celebration on Monday, November 11. The event is open to the public and will begin with a brief ceremony at 11 a.m. The Swainsboro JROTC will be on hand to present the colors and the U.S. Marine Corps will also be in attendance. Free games and activities will be available at the event.

The celebration will begin at … Read More

Grand Jury returns 40 true bills, two no bills

Posted by | October 31, 2019 5:10 pm

The October 2019 term of Emanuel County Grand Jury convened for two days beginning Tuesday, October 15, with The Honorable Kathy S. Palmer presiding. The grand jurors elected Eric McElwain to serve as foreperson, Keith Loveday to serve as assistant foreperson, and Natalie Williams to serve as clerk. Judge Palmer appointed Jimmy Harper to serve as bailiff. The grand jurors and the bailiff were sworn by Judge Palmer as to Read More

The Forest-Blade goes to Raleigh

Posted by | October 31, 2019 5:08 pm

The Forest-Blade recently traveled with Mary Ellen Smith by Amtrak in October 2019 to Raleigh, North Carolina.

Smith boarded Palmetto 91 in Savannah and traveled to Selma, North Carolina, where she was picked up by her brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Kaytee Smith. Their son, Torpin, was also along with them for her visit to their home just outside of Raleigh.

The Blade was read by all, and they were Read More

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