Barnes, Anderson win Easter coloring contest

Posted by | May 1, 2019 10:55 am

The winners of this year’s Easter coloring contest are Ellison Anderson and Alyssa Barnes.

Ellison is the 6-year-old daughter of Adam and Vicki Anderson of Register. She is in Miss Meeks’ first-grade class at Nevils Elementary School of Statesboro. In her spare time, she enjoys coloring and crafts, swimming, riding her four-wheeler, and hunting. Ellison plans to invest her earnings into her savings account.

Alyssa is the 9-year-old daughter of Read More

COTW: Agan Tankersley

Posted by | May 1, 2019 10:50 am

This week’s Cook of the Week is from the archives of The Forest-Blade. Enjoy this “Blast from the Past” featuring a past employee of The Blade, Agan Tankersley!

Agan is the son of Reva and Carl Tankersley. His hobbies reported in the July 5, 2006 edition included tailgating while attending University of Georgia football games, hunting, and fishing. A graduate of Swainsboro High School, Tankersley continued his education Read More

Team Effort MBC to celebrate Mother’s Day

Posted by | May 1, 2019 10:49 am

Team Effort Missionary Baptist Church, located at the corner of 6th Avenue and Elm Street in Twin City, will host a pre-Mother’s Day service on Sunday, May 5. Sunday school will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the worship service will follow an hour later at 9:30. All mothers will receive a long-stem red rose.

Swainsboro First United Methodist Preschool hosts trike-a-thon

Posted by | May 1, 2019 10:41 am

Students at Swainsboro First United Methodist Preschool recently participated in a trike-a-thon to benefit children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Wednesday, April 24. The preschoolers had a fun-filled morning of riding while learning to help others, and they collected more than $2,500 in donations in the process.

Participants of this event included Liam Allen, Emmie Averett, Berkley Brown, Johnna Canady, Conner Clements, Chloe Dawkins, Asher Edenfield, Paisley Edenfield, Read More

Beacon of Hope plans homecoming

Posted by | May 1, 2019 10:26 am

If you look up the word “homecoming,” you might find a definition similar to this: “The act of returning to your home or to a place that is like your home.”

Everyone at Beacon of Hope Church of God is praying that you will come celebrate homecoming services on Sunday, May 5, at 11 a.m. Members of the church extend a warm welcome to friends, old or new members, and Read More

Graduating Class of 2019

Posted by | April 30, 2019 1:36 pm

Attention Parents, Grandparents, and Friends! It’s your loved ones special year, Graduation! Stop in and let Pam or Trudie help you congratulate them in the Forest Blade. We have special pricing for parents and family; check out this weeks paper for those prices, or simply give us a call at (478) 237-9971. Deadline for ads is May 10th @ 4p.m. The 2019 Graduation Edition will come out on May 22,

Active Duty List

Posted by | April 30, 2019 9:39 am

The Forest-Blade will keep an active duty list of all Emanuel County natives serving at home and abroad.
Submit name, rank, branch, and hometown to The Forest-Blade, PO Box 938, Swainsboro, Ga 30401; call 237-9971; or e-mail us at
TM2 Patrick O. Andrews, Naval Magazine Indian Island Port Hadlock, Washington.
Anthony Wayne Archer, Twin City, ET2, US Navy, Seattle, Washington. Presently on USS Carl Vinson, Persian Gulf.
James … Read More

Zcorum is Hiring!!!

Posted by | April 29, 2019 2:40 pm

Immediate Openings for full-time & part-time positions at Zcorum (24/7 Call Center with flexible hours!) for entry level Technical Support Representatives. This position will be a great opportunity to learn technical and customer service skills.  Comprehensive Training is included.

Primary responsibilities include:  Helping internet customers over the phone with internet connection, Educating customers on the use of internet services, web browsers, email, etc.

Email your resume to

Immediate Job Openings at Rentz Communications

Posted by | April 29, 2019 2:38 pm

Immediate openings for Electricians & Electrical Helpers in the Augusta GA area;  Commercial & Military Projects

Primary responsibilities include installation of various types of electrical equipment, wiring devices, fixtures, and assembly of power distribution systems, demonstrated knowledge of standard practices, techniques, quality requirements, and knowledge of National Electrical Codes and standards.

Must possess valid drivers license and be able to pass pre-employment drug screening and pass background checks for access … Read More

Building for Rent or Sale

Posted by | April 29, 2019 2:35 pm

Building for rent or sale in downtown Swainsboro. This is the old Stratford Home Outlet/Rhonda’s on 80, at 215 East Main Street.

Rent is $500 a month, plus deposit, insurance, and utilities.

Will be available May 1st.

Call Mandy at 478-237-2500, Ext 1, for more information

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