Wright receives Bobby Powell Award

Posted by | April 24, 2019 3:38 pm

On Tuesday, April 16, during the Swainsboro Exchange Club’s annual Public Service Appreciation Dinner, Sandra S. Wright received the 2019 Bobby Powell Award.

Wright has served in the tax commissioner’s office for 42 years, serving the last 24 of those years as tax commissioner. She was recognized for her leadership, commitment to her job, and the honest, fair manner in which she serves.

Others nominated to receive the coveted Bobby Read More


Six ECI track competitors heading to state

Posted by | April 24, 2019 3:36 pm

Emanuel County Institute’s track team competed at the Area 2 Track Championship held April 15 and April 16 in Claxton. Six members of the team qualified for state.

Deione Carter finished first in the 200m and picked up second in the 100m. Kristen Smoyer placed second in both the 1600m and the 800m. Emma Mason placed second in high jump and third in the 100m hurdles. TaKyle Foreman, Curtis Fann, Read More


BOE recognizes high school students at recent meeting

Posted by | April 24, 2019 3:32 pm

by WHITLEY CLIFTON

The Emanuel County Board of Education convened for its monthly workshop meeting Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in Swainsboro High School’s media center.

During the meeting, board members recognized Swainsboro High School and Emanuel County Institute students who competed at state level competitions this year. Many of the students recognized will compete at nationals this summer.

Also acknowledged were STAR Students and STAR Teachers from the Read More


Lifesaving fire safety tips

Posted by | April 24, 2019 3:30 pm

Are you and your family prepared in the event of a home fire? Do you have safety steps in place you can take to keep you, your family, and your community safe in case of a fire? 

Agent Walt Yeomans of Yeomans & Associates Agency, Inc. is partnering with the Georgia Arson Control Board to help prepare the citizens of Emanuel County in the event a home fire occurs by Read More


ECSO Report 4-24-19

Posted by | April 24, 2019 3:26 pm

The following are reports from Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office…

April 15

A local business filed a report after an offender forged a check and cashed it at the establishment.

A deputy responded to the 911 center in reference to children prank calling the emergency number.

A complainant on Buckwill Drive stated that a neighbor’s dog had been coming onto her property, killing her animals and damaging the animals’ cages.

April Read More


COTW: Ann Peebles, Yonna Bailey, and Ginny Smith

Posted by | April 24, 2019 3:22 pm

This week’s Cooks of the Week are Seedling Garden Club members Ann Peebles, Yonna Bailey, and Ginny Smith. These three ladies, as well as other Seedling Garden Club members, are excited about the upcoming Plant America with Georgia On My Mind flower show. This event is a National Garden Club standard flower show, which is an annual event of the Pine Tree Festival.

This year’s show is slated for Saturday, Read More


Attention Class of 2019

Posted by | April 22, 2019 10:12 am

Attention Parents, Grandparents, and Friends! It’s your loved ones special year, Graduation! Stop in and let Pam or Trudie help you congratulate them in the Forest Blade. We have special pricing for parents and family; check out this weeks paper for those prices, or simply give us a call at (478) 237-9971. Deadline for ads is May 10th @ 4p.m. The 2019 Graduation Edition will come out on May 22,


Zcorum is Hiring!!!

Posted by | April 22, 2019 10:03 am

Immediate Openings for full-time & part-time positions at Zcorum (24/7 Call Center with flexible hours!) for entry level Technical Support Representatives. This position will be a great opportunity to learn technical and customer service skills.  Comprehensive Training is included.

Primary responsibilities include:  Helping internet customers over the phone with internet connection, Educating customers on the use of internet services, web browsers, email, etc.

Email your resume to callcenter_sbo@Zcorum.com


Immediate Job Openings at Rentz Communications

Posted by | April 22, 2019 10:00 am

Immediate openings for Electricians & Electrical Helpers in the Augusta GA area;  Commercial & Military Projects

Primary responsibilities include installation of various types of electrical equipment, wiring devices, fixtures, and assembly of power distribution systems, demonstrated knowledge of standard practices, techniques, quality requirements, and knowledge of National Electrical Codes and standards.

Must possess valid drivers license and be able to pass pre-employment drug screening and pass background checks for access

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Building for Rent or Sale

Posted by | April 22, 2019 9:58 am

Building for rent or sale in downtown Swainsboro. This is the old Stratford Home Outlet/Rhonda’s on 80, at 215 East Main Street.

Rent is $500 a month, plus deposit, insurance, and utilities.

Will be available May 1st.

Call Mandy at 478-237-2500, Ext 1, for more information


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