And the answer is….

Posted by | March 3, 2015 8:00 pm

Today’s riddle was I stand when I’m sitting, and jump when I’m walking. Who am I? The answer: a Kangaroo! 

Be sure to send us your size if you submitted an answer so we can get you your free ECL shirt!


Barbara Ann Slater, 62

Posted by | March 3, 2015 6:47 pm

Slater obit   Funeral services for Barbara Ann Slater, 62, of Twin City were held Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Mt. Shady Baptist Church with Elder Tommy Rountree officiating, assisted by Rev. Bunny Hudson. Interment followed in the Mt. Shady Baptist Church Cemetery. She died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at the Emanuel Medical Center.

   Mrs. Slater was born in Swainsboro and worked many years with the Twin View Nursing … Read More


Are you missing a cat?

Posted by | March 3, 2015 6:14 pm

Is this your cat? This sweet girl showed up at a home on Reba Drive in Swainsboro this afternoon and seems rather determined to come inside. Dark calico with yellow eyes and a big fluffy tail. If she’s yours, please call orimage text 912-614-0761!image


Don’t forget to spring forward!

Posted by | March 3, 2015 3:30 pm

When local standard time hits 2 a.m. on this Sunday, clocks will turn forward one hour in the long held tradition signaling spring has arrived.


Dylan Akridge turns 7

Posted by | March 3, 2015 3:28 pm

   Dylan Akridge of stillmore celebrated his 7th birthday with a ‘Soccer’ themed party on February 14 at his home. Dylan turned seven years old February 12.Helping the honoree celebrate his special day, along with his parents, were a host of family and friends.


Rigdon engagement announcement

Posted by | March 3, 2015 3:25 pm

Mr. and Mrs. Allen Rigdon of Twin City are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Olivia Taylor Rigdon, to Ethan Harris Conway of Millen. The future groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Conway of Millen. 

The entire engagement announcement will be published in next week’s edition of the Forest-Blade.



SPS to hold School City Council meeting this Thursday

Posted by | March 3, 2015 3:00 pm

Swainsboro Primary School will hold its School Council Meeting on March 5, 2015 at 5p.m. in the SPS Media Center. Emanuel County Schools Nutrition Direction, Dr. Kathy Hood will present the program. Principal Watkins will also share school updates.


Blessings in the Park 5k

Posted by | March 3, 2015 2:58 pm

All proceeds will benefit a local backpack program that provides weekend meals to kids at risk for food insecurity.. learn more here http//www.facebook.com/weekendblessings2012 Packet pick up- Friday, March 27th 6pm-7pm or Saturday March 28th 7am Race Day Reg- $25 beginning at 7am Special Music & Welcome at 7:45am

$20 registration fee includes T-shirt. All proceeds benefit Weekend Blessings (backpack food program for kids) GLS parking fee included in registration fee. … Read More


March is Red Cross Month

Posted by | March 3, 2015 2:56 pm

Why should you donate blood?

You don’t need a special reason to give blood.
You just need your own reason.
  • Some of us give blood because we were asked by a friend.
  • Some know that a family member or a friend might need blood some day.
  • Some believe it is the right thing we do.

Whatever your reason, the need is constant and your contribution is important for a healthy

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