Smoke alert blitz

Posted by | May 9, 2019 2:00 pm

Swainsboro Fire Department will be partnering with the American Red Cross Smoke Alarm Campaign to offer free fire alarm installation services to specific residents in Swainsboro on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Residents of the following streets will be applicable for this service: West Pine, North Green, Flanders, Jerome, Hopkins, Pughsley, Harris, New, Lee, Lucky, Lewis, West Church, College, Bell, and North Central.

Upon request, this Read More

SHS Spanish teachers hosts Hispanic festival

Posted by | May 9, 2019 1:30 pm

On Friday, April 26, Swainsboro High School (SHS) Spanish teachers, Alexandra Flowers and Silvana Ibanez, hosted a Hispanic festival for Spanish II and Spanish III students. To participate in the festival, each student had to prepare a passport in class and present it when entering. Students received stamps in their passport each time they completed or participated in an activity. 

Among the activities were matching Hispanic countries with the corresponding Read More

Scott requests assistance with upcoming mission trip

Posted by | May 9, 2019 1:00 pm

Lisa Scott attended a 2018 mission trip with The Hanna Project and Freewill Baptist International Missions to Doropo, Ivory Coast. There, she served as a nurse on a medical team, providing help, hope, and healing to the Ivorian people. Through donations, she was able to volunteer her time and work with the Ivorian Humanitarian Organization, BERACA, and The Hanna Project. The group performed crucial surgeries, administered medical care, and injected Read More

Larry Leon Martin, 77

Posted by | May 9, 2019 12:30 pm

   Memorial services for Larry Leon Martin, 77, of Twin City were held Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home with Scott Weigl officiating. He died Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at his residence.

Mr. Larry Leon Martin was born October 5, 1941 in Swainsboro, son of the late Carey C. and Mamie Lou Rushton Martin. He was a farmer and a carpenter. Martin was Read More

System upgrade!

Posted by | May 9, 2019 12:00 pm

Due to system upgrades, the Emanuel County Tax Commissioner’s Office will not be able to process any vehicle transactions on Thursday, May 23, or Friday, May 24, 2019. The office will only be able to process property and mobile home tax transactions.

Please have your tag renewals, title transfers, and any other vehicle-related transactions processed before May 23 to avoid any possible delays.

The office will also be closed on Read More

Brown to play at Central Georgia Tech

Posted by | May 9, 2019 11:30 am


Dynesha Brown, standout player for the Lady Tigers, has committed to play basketball for Central Georgia Technical College in Macon next year on a full ride scholarship.

The four-year starter played a strong game at guard and put up impressive stats in her career, averaging 17 points, 4 assists, 8 rebounds, 5 steals, and 1 block per game. She reached the 1,000-point milestone as a junior and Read More

Class of 2019 Parents, Family, & Friends

Posted by | May 9, 2019 11:16 am

Tomorrow, Friday, May 10th, is the deadline to get your ad(s) in The Forest Blade showing your love, & to congratulate your loved ones for reaching their goal of graduating high school.  We need your info & pictures no later than 4pm tomorrow!


Three from ECI accepted into EarthCare program

Posted by | May 9, 2019 11:00 am

ECI students Taylor Rachels, Ethan Morton, and Marlana Griner have been accepted to EarthCare, a week-long environment-focused leadership development program held in June on the campus of Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville.

These students are three of the 100 students selected into the program from a pool of applicants across the state.

EarthCare is a partner program between Georgia Power and 21st Century Leaders.

DEA has 13 top spellers

Posted by | May 9, 2019 10:30 am

David Emanuel Academy competed in the area spelling bee at Pinewood Christian Academy on Wednesday, April 24.

Twenty-two students participated on behalf of DEA, and 13 of those students placed in the top five. Results were as follows:

• First grade — Jenna Best (fifth place) and Lawton Wiggins (fourth place)

• Second grade — Henny Patel and Greysn Bargeron

• Third grade — Asa Youmans (third place) and Aubrey Read More

Cuba Kersey Rowland, 86

Posted by | May 9, 2019 10:00 am

   Funeral services for Cuba Kersey Rowland, 86, were held Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 11 a.m. Entombment took place at Southlawn Cemetery Mausoleum. She died Sunday, April 28, 2019 at her residence.

Mrs. Cuba Kersey Rowland was the beloved wife of Henry H. Rowland. A native of Swainsboro, she was the daughter of the late Minzie and Minnie Tapley Kersey.  She had lived in New Ellenton since 1955 and was Read More

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