Wellness Series continues September 11 at Fulford Center

Posted by | August 20, 2018 12:25 pm

   The third session of the 2018 Total Wellness Series will be held Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at noon at the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center, located at East Georgia State College’s Swainsboro campus. The session will be provided by East Georgia Healthcare Center, and the topic to be addressed is “Detect. Protect. Correct. Managing High Blood Pressure.”

   High blood pressure is often referred to as the silent killer, seldom Read More

Brier Creek, Wiregrass Chapters attend meeting

Posted by | August 17, 2018 4:30 pm

   President Lee Smith of the Brier Creek Chapter and Registrar Dess Smith III of the Wiregrass Chapter traveled to Barnesville on Saturday, July 28, at 10 a.m. to attend the GASSAR’s board of management meeting. Approximately 125 statewide members attended the quarterly gathering, and Georgia Society President Donald Burdick presided.

   Aside from tending to GASSAR business, Burdick presented medals, certificates, and awards from the 128th National Society Congress held in Read More

SHS softball of to a fast start

Posted by | August 17, 2018 4:28 pm


   The Swainsboro Tigers softball team turned in an impressive opening week, winning three of their first four games, including two games in Harlem on Saturday to give this young squad a lot of positive energy and confidence to kick off their 2018 campaign.

   The Tigers got the season off with a bang with a home win against Portal, 6-4. Unfortunately, their only loss thus far was the Read More

Gray speaks to Rotarians about tax appraisal

Posted by | August 17, 2018 4:26 pm

   The Rotary Club of Swainsboro held its August 13 meeting at Catered Creations in Swainsboro.
   Rotarian Guy Singletary, county administrator, was in charge of the program and introduced Daryl Gray, chief appraiser of the Emanuel County Tax Assessor’s Office.
   Gray has been an appraiser since 2004 and is highly respected in the field throughout the state of Georgia. Tax appraisers are expertly trained by the Department of Revenue. While on
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Roberts attends Washington symposium

Posted by | August 17, 2018 4:24 pm

   Recently, Jim Roberts, owner of Southern Traditions, attended and volunteered at the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) Symposium in Washington, D.C. At the symposium, Roberts worked with some of the top floral designers from around the world and also got to experience the Fourth of July in the nation’s capital.

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.

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