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

First UMC – Swainsboro slates annual Christmas cantata

Posted by | December 6, 2018 8:00 am

The First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir will present its annual Christmas cantata on Sunday morning, December 16, during the 11 a.m. worship service. The community is invited to attend.
Under the direction of Dr. Ennis Bragg and accompanied by church organist Connie Terwilliger, this year’s cantata is a musical telling of the Christmas story from the pen of Pepper Choplin. 
Christmas Presence, A Gathering of Hope, Peace, and Read More

Midville church organizes week of services for young people

Posted by | December 6, 2018 7:30 am

Endtime Faith Deliverance Church in Midville will be celebrate Youth Week December 10 through December 14 at 7 p.m. nightly. Services will climax at 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 15. Refreshments will be served each night. All area youth are invited to the week of empowerment. Pastor Clyde Foreman Sr. is pastor and founder.

Mr. and Mrs. Thompson celebrate 65 years of matrimony

Posted by | December 5, 2018 3:41 pm

Clarence and Mildred Usry Thompson celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with an intimate dinner with their children and their spouses on November 3, 2018 at Filet Restaurant in Greensboro.

The Thompsons met while attending their junior/senior prom at Swainsboro High School. They married on October 17, 1953 in Swainsboro. Their marriage has been a lifelong commitment of faith in God and an uncompromising love for each other.

SPD Report 12-5-18

Posted by | December 5, 2018 3:41 pm

Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

November 19

Officer was dispatched to East Pine Street in reference to an altercation.

Officer was dispatched to the area of Harmon Park in reference to a damaged vehicle.

Officer responded to West Main Street in reference to a male being struck by a vehicle.

Officer was dispatched to Oakfield Drive in reference to a miscellaneous report.

Complainant made a miscellaneous report.Read More

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