Fountain re-elected as Georgia Farm Bureau Middle Georgia Vice President

Posted by | December 28, 2018 2:44 pm

Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) members in the organization’s Middle Georgia Region recently re-elected Robert Fountain Jr. of Emanuel County to represent their region on the Georgia Farm Bureau Board of Directors for another 3-year term.

The election was held December 4 during the 81st Annual Georgia Farm Bureau Convention on Jekyll Island.

The GFB Middle Georgia Region is comprised of 56 counties in the mid-part of the state, running from Read More

Team Effort to host Watch Night service

Posted by | December 28, 2018 2:43 pm

To end the year, Team Effort Missionary Baptist Church will host a Watch Night service at 10 p.m. on Monday, December 31.

Team Effort is located at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Elm Street of Twin City. Pastor Reverend Samuel Carlyle and congregation invite all.

Brier Creek Chapter celebrates Christmas on the creek

Posted by | December 28, 2018 2:41 pm

The Brier Creek Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) held its monthly meeting Thursday, December 6, at Compatriot John Fitzner’s cabin located on Brier Creek about two miles north of the Brier Creek Battlefield.

With President Lee Smith presiding, twenty-eight members and guests attended. Host Fitzner kindled an outside fire and an inside fire, and Ginny Smith prepared pork and beans, chips, and dip to go with Read More

Merry Christmas!

Posted by | December 21, 2018 5:15 pm

On behalf of The Forest-Blade, merry Christmas to all! May we all remember the reason for this season. Our office will be closed Tuesday, December 25. We will operate by normal business hours o Monday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 26.

Please note that because of holiday deadlines with our print shop, our December 26 edition is scheduled to be sent to press this Friday, December 21. Thus, our … Read More

Twin City featured in international book about twin cities

Posted by | December 21, 2018 5:08 pm


Twin City, Georgia has hit the literary big-time! The town that’s “Twice as Friendly, Twice as Nice” has joined the ranks of major twin cities across the world such as Budapest, Bangkok, Minneapolis–Saint Paul, and others in receiving recognition in a recently-published international academic book, “Twin Cities: Urban Communities, Borders, and Relationships over Time”.

Twin cities, by loose definition, are a special case of two cities or Read More

SHS Tigers roll against Jeff Davis

Posted by | December 21, 2018 5:07 pm


The Swainsboro Tigers evened their record at 4-4 and, more importantly, picked up two big wins in the region this week, defeating Bryan County and Jeff Davis. The Tigers are also eagerly anticipating the return of top playmaker Jamil Watkins this week after missing the past month with an injury.

Even without Watkins, the Tigers played one of their best games of the season against tough region Read More

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | December 21, 2018 5:06 pm

by SEN. JACK HILL, 4th District


Each year the Governor’s budget instructions, issued on August 1st, provide direction to agencies on how to prepare their budgets for consideration. This year the instructions allowed agencies to request up to a 2% enhancement or increase to promote initiatives that would support better customer services, address unmet needs, or expand a successful program. 


In the 2019

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Ramp for new entrance to Twin City park being constructed

Posted by | December 21, 2018 5:05 pm

A new entrance to Carilee Coleman Park, located between Highway 80 and Highway 23 in Twin City, is now underway.

Constructed on this pine barren region in approximately 1832 is the Rountree Cabin. This cabin represents the early era of exploration and settlement in Georgia. It is also a rare example of early 19th century log saddlebag construction and displays an unusual method of construction in its unique diamond notching.Read More

Paws with Clause event this weekend

Posted by | December 21, 2018 5:03 pm

Emanuel County Humane Society (ECHS), Santa, and Donna Haddock will offer their annual Paws with Clause event at the downtown Boneyard on Saturday, December 22, from 12-2 p.m. For a donation of $10 to the humane society, download(s) of picture(s) of fur-babies with Santa will be available. No reservations are needed. For additional information, call 912-614-4395.

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