Early Deadlines

Posted by | June 29, 2018 4:53 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 28, 2018 6:00 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 28, 2018 4:51 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.


Young Farmers hold meeting

Posted by | June 28, 2018 4:41 pm

   Emanuel County Young Farmers recently held its June meeting at the Farm Bureau building. The 18 members in attendance enjoyed a meal sponsored by Swainsboro Stockyard. Dr. Sam Evans and Dr. Ace Clark shared different brands and uses for cattle fly control.

   John Harrison, Young Farmer advisor, reminded members that the Emanuel County Food Processing Facility (canning plant) in Twin City will be open Monday through Saturday until the end Read More


Getting wild with education

Posted by | June 28, 2018 4:40 pm

   Southeastern Technical College’s (STC) Fish & Wildlife Management (FWMT) program visited Georgia Southern University’s (GSU) Center for Wildlife Education on May 31, 2018.

   The FWMT program at STC is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers as wildlife technicians. Students learn to conserve and manage wildlife reservation facilities for recreational, commercial, and ecological purposes.

   STC’s ornithology students were able to take advantage of the many learning opportunities provided Read More


SHS Beta goes to national convention, several students place in competitions

Posted by | June 28, 2018 4:38 pm

   Swainsboro High School’s Beta Club joined more than 20,000 attendees at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in Savannah on June 17-20 for the 2018 National Beta Convention.
   This unique and energetic convention offers Beta members the opportunity to share project ideas and showcase their academic and leadership abilities with peers from around the globe. Beta members also had the opportunity to learn, engage, and network with fellow Beta
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Recovery is Possible to host annual event this weekend

Posted by | June 28, 2018 4:37 pm

   On Saturday, June 30, Recovery is Possible will host its annual Mental Health Awareness event from 6 until 9 p.m. at the Boneyard Pavilion. This year’s theme will be “Recovery is a Choice. Choose You.”

   Entertainment for the night will feature local music artist Rhett Blount. Three individuals will deliver personal stories, one involving mental health recovery, one substance abuse, and one youth on the perspective of mental health. Vendors Read More


United Sprint Car Series visits Swainsboro Raceway

Posted by | June 28, 2018 4:36 pm

by CANDY CARROLL

   Friday night, drivers from across the U.S. rolled into Swainsboro Raceway as the United Sprint Car Series took the 3/8-mile oval at speeds topping 95 miles per hour. Fans and drivers packed the stands and the infield for a thundering, heart-pounding night of excitement as the Zaxby’s Crate Late Model division and Southland Insurance 602 Sportsman division competed in feature events, along with heat races in Sunoco Read More


Local queens represent Emanuel County well at Miss Georgia Pageant

Posted by | June 28, 2018 4:34 pm

   The Miss Emanuel County and Miss Southeast Georgia Scholarship Organization would like to recognize their titleholders for a job well done at the Miss Georgia and Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen Pageant, held in Columbus June 10-16.

   Miss Emanuel County’s Outstanding Teen Alaylla Watkins received first runner-up, the Overall Fitness Award, a preliminary talent award, and a preliminary evening gown and on-stage question award. Watkins received $2,050 in scholarships.

   Miss Southeast Read More


Hooks speaks at Kiwanis meeting

Posted by | June 28, 2018 4:32 pm

   The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting on Tuesday, June 19, at 7 p.m. at Catered Creations with President Jim Clapham presiding. There were 18 members in attendance with one guest, Chandra Hooks. 

   The program for the evening was hosted by Bobbie Daughtry, who introduced Hooks, director of school nutrition for the Emanuel County school system. Hooks gave a presentation on the Emanuel County Farm to School program. Read More


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