Yard Sale Saturday

Posted by | April 21, 2017 1:00 pm

Yard sale Saturday 4-22, 9a.m.-1p.m. 280 Arden Drive, Swainsboro. Enter through the gate , park off side of drive. Farm style coat rack w/lit up bench for storage ( newer), wicker outdoor chaise , 2 old outdoor rocking chairs, small yard ornaments, 1925 antique urinal, dining room table that divides into 2 tables, bakers rack, odd antique chairs, Evinrude 6hp motor( low hours), queen comforter sets, queen chenille bedspread, curtains, … Read More

Police in foot chase 

Posted by | April 19, 2017 2:25 pm

Please use caution while in downtown area, West Main St.  Swainsboro Police are on a foot chase to apprehend a man with warrants.

Three Lady Bobcats sign with schools

Posted by | April 19, 2017 10:13 am

East Georgia State College’s Lady Bobcats basketball team has had a lot of accolades this season, and they just keep coming! Recently, three of the Lady Bobcats signed with schools to continue not only their education, but their basketball careers as well.

Lawranz “Star” Toomey signed with Division 2 school USC Aiken. A 6’ 0” forward from Dacula, Toomey was named a GCAA Player of the Week this season.

Kierra … Read More

Free music festival at EGSC this Saturday

Posted by | April 18, 2017 1:33 pm

East Georgia State College’s Student Government Association will host their first Bobcat Bash Music Festival, presented by Drake O. Radio Productions and AE Noles Events on April 22, 2017 at 11 a.m. on EGSC’s Swainsboro campus. The Music Festival will have no admission fee, and all the excitement will be happening on the quad all day long!

Performing will be Ben Wells, Jayy Fox, Perpetual Motion, Movers and Shakers, Brandon … Read More

Retirement celebration held for Dr. Tim Goodman

Posted by | April 18, 2017 10:30 am

East Georgia State College recently held a celebration for Dr. Tim Goodman, Vice President for Academic Affairs, who will be retiring at the end of this semester. On April 8, Dr. Goodman’s family and friends, as well as the EGSC family, joined together for a reception at the EGSC Gymnasium to celebrate Dr. Goodman’s career. He joined EGSC, then East Georgia College, as Vice President of Academic Affairs in 2000. … Read More


Posted by | April 18, 2017 10:07 am

National Columnists’ Day is observed each year on April 18.  On this day, we honor all newspaper columnists and their contributions to the truth in black and white.

Columnists have the ability to inspire a plethora of emotions that often result in action. What many may not realize is that is their intent.  If their readers are not moved by their column, they have not done their job.

With their … Read More

Get your tickets now for Works in Progress!

Posted by | April 14, 2017 11:11 am

East Georgia State College – Statesboro’s annual Works in Progress Readers Theatre performance will be held at the EGSC-Statesboro campus’s atrium on April 21, 2017 at 8 p.m. The innovative and creative project was developed in 1984 by Dr. Sebastian Verdis at Catonsville Community College in Catonsville, Md., to bring the arts community and college together to showcase the talent and creativity of students and give local playwrights a forum … Read More

Closed on Friday

Posted by | April 14, 2017 9:00 am

The Forest Blade will be closed on Friday April the 14th in observance of Good Friday. We will return to normal business hours on Monday the 17th. We hope everyone has a blessed Easter.

Easter Sunrise Service

Posted by | April 13, 2017 1:00 pm

Believers Bible Fellowship will hold Easter Sunrise Service  April 16, 2017 at 7a.m.. Speaker will be Pastor Larry Compton.

Scotty Lawson teams up with Emanuel County Humane Society

Posted by | April 13, 2017 10:48 am

The Betty Gambrell Animal Shelter still has fur babies waiting on their forever homes. For those who may not know, the Emanuel County Humane Society has waived adoptions fees for this week. As of today and ending at noon on Saturday, adoptions are free! Thanks to Scotty Lawson, those who adopt will not have to pay the $31 fee for spay/neuter and rabies shot. Mr. Lawson is doing this in … Read More

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