STC ranked No. 5 out of top 50 colleges in Georgia

Posted on July 27, 2017 5:05 pm by Halei Lamb

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   As proof of Southeastern Technical College’s (STC) efforts to provide the best technical education to students within the Vidalia and Swainsboro communities, STC has been recognized by BestColleges.com as the fifth best community college in Georgia.

   Schools qualifying for this honor go through a rigorous proprietary algorithm formulated by BestColleges.com that weighs key performance indicators and data from federal education databases. BestColleges.com measures relevant details such as affordability, program length, Read More


Altman named 2017 District Attorney of the Year

Posted on July 27, 2017 5:05 pm by Halei Lamb

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by HALEI LAMB

Hayward Altman, District Attorney for the Middle Judicial Circuit, was named District Attorney of the Year for 2017 on Sunday, July 16, during the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia’s (PAC) summer conference held on Jekyll Island.

Each year, the PAC recognizes exemplary leaders with a commendable amount of dedication to the field of prosecution.

It is a great honor to receive the District Attorney of the Read More


Women’s conference to be held at Franklin Memorial

Posted on July 27, 2017 5:05 pm by Halei Lamb

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   Internation Healing Hearts for Jesus will host a Healing Hurting women’s conference/siminar at Franklin Memorial Library on Saturday, August 26, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The speaker for this event will be Apostle Shufrounia Castleberry. Admission is free and seating will be available for up to 75 guests. For more information, please contact Castleberry at (478)-697-1252 or by email at ihhjl@ymail.com.


Local ag teachers attend welding workshop at STC

Posted on July 27, 2017 5:05 pm by Halei Lamb

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   Professional learning allows teachers to acquire, enhance, and refine the knowledge, skills, and practices necessary to create and support high levels of learning for all students. Continued professional learning is required for all areas of education, but especially for teachers of courses in career and technical education (CTE). Business and industry are everchanging, and CTE teachers must continuously change in order to meet the demand.

   Five of the agricultural education Read More


Let’s read!

Posted on July 27, 2017 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

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Have you seen these boxes around Twin City? They’re Little Free Libraries!

Filled with books of all genres, the Twin City public is encouraged to take advantage of the town’s newest initiative to promote literacy. The object is simple; take a book, read it, and return it. Or, simply place a book for others! The three libraries in town are located beside Pam’s Hair Salon across from Stitch ‘N Print, Read More


Welcome home, Miss Georgia!

Posted on July 27, 2017 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

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The Miss Emanuel County and Miss Southeast Georgia Board will host a welcoming of the newly-crowned Miss Georgia 2017, Alyssa Beasley, on Thursday, Aug. 3, at The Wren’s Nest, located at 119 Roger Shaw Street. Beasley will greet guests and residents beginning at 6 p.m. Opportunies for pictures and autographs will also be available.

Beasley is the 19-year-old daughter of Craig and Paula Dell-Beasley of Brunswick. She is an exercise Read More


Jail list 7-26

Posted on July 27, 2017 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

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Eddie Tercel Mack, 28, 1123 Hwy. 80 W.; entered 7/17/2017; Probation/Swainsboro PD/Middle Ga Probation; released 7/17/2017; SPD

Carlton Lee Daniels, 47, 248 Oakgrove Church Rd.; entered 7/17/2017; Theft/shoplifting-f/m; released 7/17/2017; ECSO

Melvin Lee Akridge, 41, 958 Hwy. 57 E., Twin City; entered 7/17/2017; Following too closely, Driving lic suspended/rev, DUI/alch-m-; released 7/17/2017; WALK-IN

Mckennis Ricks, 43, 322 Steven Dr.; entered 7/17/2017; Aggr assault-f-, Battery/simp battery- family violence-m-, Criminal damage to Read More


ECSO report 7-26

Posted on July 27, 2017 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

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Deputies with the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) reported…

July 17

Deputy responded to a domestic dispute.

Complainant was traveling Highway 57 West when a flying rock struck the complainant’s vehicle.

Deputy was dispatched to 11 McCorkle Lane in reference to a burglary.

Complainant struck a deer while traveling Highway 23 North.

July 18

Complainant reported an unknown suspect trespassing on the property of 429 Ralph Smith Place, removing an Read More


SPD report 7-26

Posted on July 27, 2017 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

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Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

July 10

Victim reported three bicycles had been stolen from her residence.

July 11

Victim reported the tag of her vehicl had been stolen.

Officer was dispatched to Coleman and Morning Streets in reference to a hit-and-run.

July 12

Officer was dispatched to 107 North Main St. in reference to a damaged vehicle.

Victim reported a possible stolen vehicle tag.

Officer responded Read More


Now accepting nominations for 20 Under 40

Posted on July 27, 2017 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

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   The Forest-Blade is currently accepting nominations for 20 Under 40.

   In its second year, 20 Under 40 serves as an outlet to honor Emanuel County’s top 20 leaders under the age of 40. We’re searching for anyone and everyone who is considered a leader in our community. If you know of someone who fits the bill, lives in Emanuel County, and is under the age of 40, send your nomination Read More


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