Dustin “Block” Chase Wilson, 31

Posted by | July 3, 2018 12:46 pm

   Funeral services for Dustin “Block” Chase Wilson, 31, of Swainsboro were held Saturday, June 30, 2018, at 5 p.m. Emanuel Christian Ministries with Reverend Brad McKenzie and Hal Wilson officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. He passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at Emanuel Medical Center.

   Mr. Dustin “Block” Chase Wilson was born November 16, 1986, in Dublin to Craig Lamb and Tammy Lee Wilson. He Read More


Local sorority chapter supports Alzheimer’s

Posted by | July 3, 2018 12:45 pm

   The ladies of the Nu Upsilon Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc. partnered with Lori Chance of the Burke County Recreation Department on June 21 in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Longest Day initiative. All participated in an aerobics class. The purpose of the event was to bring awareness, raise funds, help end Alzheimer’s through research, and to provide support to caregivers.
   The sorority members also donated funds to Read More


Emanuel County 4-H’ers win honors at state 4-H horse show

Posted by | July 3, 2018 12:44 pm

   After riding against 4-H’ers from all parts of Georgia, five Emanuel 4-H’ers returned from the state 4-H horse show with honors. Winning 4-H’ers were Claire English, Ashlyn Collins, Trace Peebles, Zaylee Morris, and Haley Henry.

   English, daughter of Sam and Jessica English, placed second in Junior English Showmanship, Junior Equitation, and Junior Pattern Equitation. She also placed third in Plantation Pleasure. She was Overall Junior Grand Champion and qualified for Read More


Pillow Sale

Posted by | July 2, 2018 8:00 pm

Pillow Sale Next Weekend July 7th

We will be having a pillow sale next Saturday from 7-12 at 610 East Main St. in Swainsboro. We will have other goods such as crate mats and dog beds.

Single Chair Cushions only $5! Retail for up to $15

Double Bench & Universal Cushions only $10! Retail for up to $45.

To learn more or buy in bulk, contact us at 478-231-8148 or


Now Hiring

Posted by | July 2, 2018 7:00 pm

We are looking for a motivated person to maintain all equipment in 2 pillow blowing Plants.

The qualified candidate would have:

  • Experience working with electrical systems that include starters, relays, beakers, etc.
  • Dependable transportation
  • Good work history and attendance record

If you feel that you are a great fit for this position, please submit your resume to mandy@homedek.com along with salary history.

Shift is Mon-Fri

8am to 4:30 pm

Some … Read More


Drivers Needed

Posted by | July 2, 2018 5:00 pm

Drivers Needed

Hickman Transport Co., Inc.

Hickman Transport is a contractor for the USPS, we are seeking Class A Driver to conduct local mail transportation service out of Swainsboro, GA.  This is not a long-haul job, just local delivery to surrounding counties.  Work hours are in the early morning and in the late evening, your days are generally free, and every evening is home-time.  This is an hourly pay position … Read More


Early Deadlines

Posted by | July 1, 2018 2:00 pm

   The Forest-Blade will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Our next edition will be sent to press Monday, July 2, at 3 p.m. sharp, and it will hit newsstands Tuesday, July 3. Our deadlines for that edition have been set for Monday, July 2, at 10 a.m. firm.


Pillow Sale

Posted by | June 30, 2018 12:00 pm

Pillow Sale Next Weekend July 7th

We will be having a pillow sale next Saturday from 7-12 at 610 East Main St. in Swainsboro. We will have other goods such as crate mats and dog beds.

Single Chair Cushions only $5! Retail for up to $15

Double Bench & Universal Cushions only $10! Retail for up to $45.

To learn more or buy in bulk, contact us at 478-231-8148 or


Early Deadlines

Posted by | June 30, 2018 8:00 am

   The Forest-Blade will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Our next edition will be sent to press Monday, July 2, at 3 p.m. sharp, and it will hit newsstands Tuesday, July 3. Our deadlines for that edition have been set for Monday, July 2, at 10 a.m. firm.


Early Deadlines

Posted by | June 29, 2018 5:55 pm

   The Forest-Blade will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Our next edition will be sent to press Monday, July 2, at 3 p.m. sharp, and it will hit newsstands Tuesday, July 3. Our deadlines for that edition have been set for Monday, July 2, at 10 a.m. firm.


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