City of Midville reschedules Christmas parade

Posted by | December 6, 2018 12:30 pm

Due to inclement weather, the City of Midville has rescheduled its Christmas parade. Originally planned for Saturday, December 6, the new date is Saturday, December 15. Line-up will start at 1 p.m. on North Railroad Street, and the parade will begin at 2 p.m.

This year’s grand marshal will be Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Joel Davis Jr., formerly of Midville.

LTC Davis is a retired veteran of 31 years in the Read More

Troopers hold Toys for Tots drive

Posted by | December 6, 2018 12:00 pm


On Wednesday, November 28, troopers from Post 19 of the Georgia State Patrol kicked off the annual Tots for Tots drive at Walmart.

The program is run in conjunction with the Marine Corps Reserve and the Swainsboro Jaycees to distribute toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas.

Donations can be dropped off during normal business hours at Post 19, which is Read More

Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture offers $58,000 in ag scholarships

Posted by | December 6, 2018 11:30 am

The Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Foundation for Agriculture is offering $58,000 in scholarships to Georgia students pursuing a degree in agriculture, veterinary medicine, family and consumer sciences, or a related field.

In 2019, the GFB Foundation for Agriculture will award scholarships in the following four categories:

Scholarship for Agriculture – This scholarship is for high school students who plan to enter a college that is part of the University System Read More

Dr. Howell to speak at EGSC Fall Commencement Ceremony

Posted by | December 6, 2018 11:00 am

   East Georgia State College will hold its fall commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the gymnasium on the Swainsboro campus. The speaker for the event will be Dr. Jeff Howell, the alumni speaker will be Matt Donaldson, and the student representative will be Rebecca Mason.
   A native of Durant, Mississippi, Dr. Jeffery B. Howell has been a professor of history at East Georgia State College
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ECI names honor students

Posted by | December 6, 2018 10:30 am

According to Principal Barry Joiner, the following students have earned the below-listed honors for the first nine weeks of the 2018-2019 school year:

Honor Roll

Sixth grade — Connor Beasley, Nataleigh Belcher, Maggie Black, Olivia Boatright, Clorinda Carrillo, Matti Cochran, Jaelynn Dixon-Rowland, Raelyn…

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Delta Kappa Gamma enjoys Christmas program

Posted by | December 6, 2018 10:00 am

The Beta Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International held its final meeting of 2018 on Monday evening, November 26, at Catered Creations.

Beautiful red poinsettias adorned each table and podium, and President Tammy Gray thanked hostesses Jana Lee (chairman), Vikki Womack, Rebecca McNeely, Beverly Lawson, Tracy Coxwell, Miriam Hardy, Joan Davis, Cissy Peebles, Jessica English, Mary Ann Peebles, and Kristie Irvin.

McNeely gave the inspiration from Advent Devotionals. Read More

EGSC named Most Affordable Online College for Nursing Degrees

Posted by | December 6, 2018 9:45 am

Each year, OnlineU publishes a list of the most affordable colleges across the nation, providing unbiased rankings based on affordability, accessibility and quality to help potential students find the best match for their collegiate career. East Georgia State College was named the 2019 Most Affordable Online College for Nursing Degrees in a recently-released listing from the organization.

With a fully-online RN-BSN Bridge Program, EGSC ranked number one in the nation, … Read More

DBC reps speak to SHS seniors

Posted by | December 6, 2018 9:30 am

Wade Johnson and Zac Frye, representatives of Durden Banking Company (DBC), presented a program called “Get Smart About Credit” to senior students at Swainsboro High School (SHS) on Thursday, November 29. This program is designed to promote financial literacy to upper high school and college students about budgeting, paying for college, opening accounts, credit and credit scores, and financial security. Students were able to participate in a spending simulation that Read More


Posted by | December 6, 2018 9:00 am

Due to incorrect information submitted, the following correction should be noted:

In last week’s edition of The Forest-Blade, Men Reaching Men thanked a lengthy list of sponsors for their contributions in providing Thanksgiving meals for Emanuel County families. David Marshall was among the listed. Instead, Frank’s Power Equipment should have been recognized.

Williams Grove Holiness to celebrate 95 years

Posted by | December 6, 2018 8:30 am

Williams Grove Holiness Church CLG will celebrate its 95th church anniversary with special services December 9 through December 11.

The celebratory slate of events will begin Sunday, December 9, at 5 p.m. with praise and worship. The following evening on December 10 at 7 p.m., Minister Takeen Davis of New Testament of Twin City will be on hand to deliver a message. Minister Larry Elbert of China’s Temple in Wrightsville Read More

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