Camp Invention come to Kiwanis

Posted by | August 17, 2018 4:23 pm

   The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at 7 p.m. at Catered Creations with President Jim Clapham presiding. There were 21 members in attendance and one guest, Jean Schwabe.

   The program for the evening was hosted by Deana Patrick, whom Cheryl Goodman stood in for to introduce Jean Schwabe, director of Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center on East Georgia State College’s Swainsboro campus. Read More

Emanuel Women’s Facility one of first facilities to obtain ACA accreditation designation

Posted by | August 17, 2018 4:22 pm

   Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier announced the official accreditation designation of two Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) facilities by the American Correctional Association (ACA). Leadership of Emanuel Women’s Facility (WF) and Montgomery State Prison (SP) presented before the accreditation panel at the 2018 ACA Summer Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota last week, where the designation was announced.
   After two mock audits conducted at each of the two facilities in May, Emanuel WF
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Burns joins EGSC as director of counseling and disability services

Posted by | August 17, 2018 4:20 pm

   East Georgia State College recently welcomed Lori W. Burns as the director of counseling and disability services. She joins the college from Ogeechee Behavioral Health Services as the Georgia APEX provider and social service provider supervisor, where she worked to establish relationships and support Title I school partners to promote school-based behavioral health services and address student mental health and conduct issues, as well as provide personal and academic counseling Read More

EGSC biology to host Adopt-a-Stream chemical training

Posted by | August 17, 2018 4:18 pm

   East Georgia State College’s (EGSC) biology department has worked in collaboration with the Altamaha Riverkeeper since 2015. Students enrolled in the bachelor of biology program at EGSC work with the Altamaha Riverkeeper as part of an internship program. The fifth intern from EGSC, Blaine Bellflower, is a senior in the B.S. Biology program and will graduate in December 2018.

   EGSC students like Bellflower have worked in partnership with the Altamaha Read More


Posted by | August 17, 2018 4:12 pm

   In the August 8 edition of The Forest-Blade, a spelling error occurred. In a front page article featuring a city council meeting, the word “Diablo” Park was used. This should have read “De’Alva” Park instead. The Blade regrets this error.

Chamber of commerce, development authority slates annual golf tournament

Posted by | August 17, 2018 4:11 pm

   On Friday, September 21, the Swainsboro-Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce and the Joint Development Authority (JDA) will host its 26th Annual Industry Appreciation Golf Classic at the Swainsboro Golf and County Club. Golfers will receive one lunch ticket for this event, and sponsors will receive two. Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The tournament will be a 4-man scramble.

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Gospel group to commemorate 45 years together

Posted by | August 17, 2018 4:09 pm

   The JB Gospel Singers will celebrate their 45th choir anniversary on August 26 at 2:30 p.m. at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church in Lexsy. Local and out-of-town choirs will be on the program. All are invited to help the JB Gospel Singers celebrate. The host church’s pastor is Rev. Mario D. Webb Sr.

Calvary UMC to host Basik Truth

Posted by | August 17, 2018 4:08 pm

   On Sunday, August 26, Calvary United Methodist Church will host a gospel sing featuring Basik Truth beginning at 6 p.m. The community is invited.

Defense shines as SHS battles Statesboro in scrimmage

Posted by | August 16, 2018 5:06 pm

   The Swainsboro Tigers hosted the Statesboro Blue Devils in a preseason scrimmage this past Friday night at Tiger Field, and defenses ruled the evening in this 7-0 Blue Devil victory. The lone scoring drive in the three quarters played by the varsity squads was a short 14-yard drive following a Statesboro interception.
   Statesboro featured a run-heavy Wishbone offense and attempted to bully their way against a stout
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Posted by | August 16, 2018 5:04 pm

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District

July begins the FY 2019 Fiscal Year. Since July of last year was a negative revenue month, it was important that July of 2018 be a positive month. While not a terrific revenue month, July came in at a gain of 3.5%, a respectable increase that comes close to matching the normal revenue growth
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