From the April 11 2012 edition of The Forest-Blade:
Strobridge is OurTown Hero
The April 2 meeting of the Swainsboro City Council began with the customary awarding of our town hero award to this month’s recipient. Upon presenting the award to Phyllis Strobridge, Mayor Schwabe commented on her willingness to give to others while seeking nothing in return. Strobridge is a native of Swainsboro who knows what it is like to live in need, and what it is like to have all her needs filled. She began by working two jobs, with the Board of Education as a paraprofessional and office assistant, with the Emanuel Medical Center. During much of that time she also attended school at night.
DEA Students Place in Area Spelling Bee
David Emanuel Academy hosted the area Spelling Bee on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Nine schools participated from around the area. David Emanuel Academy had first place winners, Andrew Hutcheson and Cassidy Curry, Dylan Hall placed third.