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Davis seeking election

Posted by | February 26, 2020 5:19 pm

Next week, Rocky Davis, the Chief Deputy of the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office, will formally qualify to be the next sheriff of Emanuel County. Current Sheriff J. Tyson Stephens has announced that he will retire from the position at the end of the year.

Rocky is the son of Glenn and Billie Davis and is a lifelong resident of Emanuel County. In 1980, he was born in what was then Read More

COTW: Damiana Soto

Posted by | February 26, 2020 5:18 pm

This week’s Cook of the Week is Damiana Soto. Born in Puerto Rico, Damiana was raised in Ohio by her aunt, Llolanda Gonzalez. She moved to Georgia in 2012 and has five children. Damiana says her passion has always been cooking; she has always loved watching cooking shows growing up. Being of Hispanic origin, Damiana always cooked Hispanic dishes until working at Hall’s Minit Mart #2, where she says she Read More

Rev. Holcomb to preach revival this week

Posted by | February 26, 2020 5:16 pm

Rev. Jamie Holcomb will be the guest speaker at Perfected Love Holiness Church’s revival this week, Wednesday, February 26, through Saturday, February 29. The weeknight services will begin at 7:30 p.m., and a dinner will be served after Friday night’s service. The purpose of this revival is to reach the lost and encourage the saints. All in the community are invited to come and hear anointed preaching and singing.

The Read More

Three speakers to visit Faith Outreach for revival

Posted by | February 26, 2020 5:16 pm

Faith Outreach Deliverance Church Inc. has planned revival for February 27, February 28, March 2, and March 3.

Featured speakers will be Senior Pastor William R. Campbell Jr. of Columbia, South Carolina on February 27 and February 28; Pastor Lillian Allen of Bridgeton, New Jersey on March 2; and Assistant Pastor Angel Ferguson of Bridgeton, New Jersey on March 3.

Services will begin at 7 p.m. nightly, and all are Read More

Blood drive coming to Swainsboro

Posted by | February 26, 2020 5:15 pm

Don’t miss the blood drive! The American Red Cross will set up inside First Baptist Church’s Family Life Center on Thursday, March 12, from noon until 6 p.m.

To make your appointment online, visit redcrossblood.org. Use sponsor keyword “emanuelcomm”.

You cans streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.Read More

Absolute deadline-TOMORROW!

Posted by | February 20, 2020 5:04 pm

Don’t forget to enter your little one(s) in our annual publication of Parade of Little People! Don’t feel like getting out in this messy weather? No problem! Attached, you will find the submission form to fill out and turn in via email, and we can take payments over the phone.

Emailed entries may be submitted to forestbladereporter@gmail.com. Payment for submissions should be called into our landline number at 478-237-9971 during … Read More

Mt. Gilead announces special service

Posted by | February 20, 2020 4:14 pm

Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church of Canoochee will be honoring Black History on February 23.  The guest speaker for this occasion will be Dr. Willie Gibson of Swainsboro.

All are invited to come out and worship. An old-fashion dinner will be served. 

Charles Barrett “Brett” Merrill Jr., 77

Posted by | February 20, 2020 4:13 pm

Charles Barrett Merrill, Jr., known as “Brett”, 77, passed away on February 12, 2020 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida while doing what he loved – playing tennis with his best friends.  Brett was born March 22, 1942, in Cornwall, New York to the late Charles Barrett “Barry” Merrill, Sr. and Hope Hollenbeck Merrill.  The oldest of four children, Brett is survived by siblings Marsh Merrill, Susan Knoble and David Merrill.Read More

DEA falls short in state playoffs

Posted by | February 20, 2020 4:12 pm


On Tuesday, February 11, the Varsity Lady Eagles of David Emanuel Academy traveled to Valdosta to compete in state playoffs against Georgia Christian School. The Eagle team fell short, 31-42.

Responsible for points earned were Bree Wimberly, 13; Jordyn Bell, Liz Dye, and Sarah Jo Perkins, 5 points, each; and Alana Tant, 3.

On this same day, the varsity boy Eagle traveled to Bainbridge to compete against Read More

4-H volunteers hold February meeting

Posted by | February 20, 2020 4:10 pm

The February meeting of the Emanuel County 4-H Volunteer Leaders was held Monday, February 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Varner 4-H Clubhouse.

The meeting began with a delicious potluck, and meats were provided by President Juanita Porter and Melanie Johnson.

President Porter called the meeting to order and began handling normal business matters. One matter of business was for the volunteer leaders to give $50 spending money to each Read More

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