2019 Fall Sports Preview available!

Posted by | August 23, 2019 12:45 pm

Have you checked out this year’s Fall 2019 Sports Preview just yet? If you haven’t, you’re missing out! Get this year’s fall sports information for ECI, SHS, and DEA all combined in this special, annual publication of The Forest-Blade! Grab yours today!

Hart retires from Southeastern Tech

Posted by | August 23, 2019 12:30 pm

Southeastern Technical College (STC) announces the retirement of Vidalia campus Receptionist Judy Hart.

According to Dr. Barry Dotson, Vice President for Student Affairs, “For 26 years, Hart always strived to make students and customers feel welcome, by greeting them with a cheerful smile, being polite, and listening to their needs.”

Hart said, “It has been a pleasure helping and encouraging students to not give up and see them accomplish their Read More


Posted by | August 23, 2019 12:16 pm

It’s finally Friday, yay! But, do you wanna know what’s better than just an ordinary Fri-Yay night? A night under the lights watching your favorite boys of fall kick off the first home game of the season!

With both games beginning at 7:30 p.m., which field will you find yourself at tonight? Will you be representing #TEAMBULLDOGS as they battle against the Dublin Irish? Or perhaps you prefer to be Read More

Busy week for the Lady Dawgs

Posted by | August 23, 2019 12:00 pm


The ECI softball team were the road warriors from August 10 through August 17 playing six games in two tournaments.

They traveled from Reidsville to Milledgeville to Wrightsville and ended the week in Cordele with a record of 4-2.

Saturday, August 10, the Bulldogs played in the Tattnall County Invitational, defeating Tattnall Co. and losing to South Effingham.

They defeated Tattnall 7-1 on 7 hits with Mattie Read More

Savvy Senior: Men get osteoporosis, too

Posted by | August 23, 2019 11:30 am

Dear Savvy Senior,

Can men get osteoporosis or is it primarily a problem for women? When I fell and broke my wrist last winter the doctor that treated me told me I might have osteoporosis, but I never got it checked. What can you tell me?

Bony Bill

Dear Bill,

Many people think osteoporosis is a woman’s disease, but men can get it too, especially in their later years. Here’s Read More

Total Wellness part three slated for September 10

Posted by | August 23, 2019 11:22 am

Maintaining a healthy diet is about feeling great, having more energy, improving your health, and boosting your mood, and it doesn’t have to be overly complicated. To maintain a healthy weight, how much you eat is just as important as what you eat.

Creating a Healthy Lifestyle/Portion Control is the third session of the Total Wellness Series to be held September 10 at noon at the Fulford Center at East … Read More

STC Foundation awards 2019 scholarships

Posted by | August 23, 2019 11:00 am

On behalf of Southeastern Technical College (STC) employees, Board of Directors, and Foundation Trustees, congratulations to the following scholarship recipients for Fall semester 2019. 

These scholarships are made possible by donations made to the STC Foundation by generous individuals and businesses wishing to help students reach their educational and career goals. 

East Georgia Healthcare Center Medical Assisting Scholarship: Cheyanne Hodges

General Scholarships: Rayna Cowart, Katrina Floyd, Madison Hand, Brea Mitchell, Read More

FUMC donates to primary school

Posted by | August 23, 2019 10:30 am

Recently, First United Methodist Church gave a monetary donation to Swainsboro Primary School to be used for supplies, clothing, and other necessities that students may need throughout the school year. The school is grateful for the generous donation and support for the students.

Jane P. Spettel, 65

Posted by | August 23, 2019 10:00 am

   Funeral services for Jane P. Spettel, 65, of Upatoi were held in the Edgewood Hall of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 15, 2019 with Francis Turner officiating. Interment followed at Parkhill Cemetery. The family received friends Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary. She passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Piedmont Midtown.

Mrs. Jane P. Spettel was born May 8, 1954 in Read More

Adrian church announces sing

Posted by | August 23, 2019 9:30 am

Adrian Baptist Church will host a community gospel sing Sunday, August 25, at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to come hear members and friends of the church sing praises to the Lord. Refreshments will be served in the church fellowship hall following service conclusion.

From the words of Pastor David Oliver, “Ya’ll come out for a night of fun and worship!”

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