Why 4-H is special to me

Posted by | October 15, 2019 9:30 am

by JACK WILLIAMS, Ninth grade 4-H’er

4-H is really special to me. I can participate in any activity they offer. I get to experience tons of fun things. Some things I enjoy are archery, shotgun, cooking, beach ecology, camps, dances with friends, consumer judging, and public speaking.

Since I am homeschooled, public speaking is not something I have lots of practice with. At District Project Achievement (DPA), I get lots Read More

4-H shooting sports as told by a National Shooting Sports Georgia Teen Ambassador

Posted by | October 15, 2019 9:00 am


Shooting sports has been a part of Emanuel County 4-H for many years. Being the younger of two boys, I was able to watch my older brother participate in the shotgun discipline. Watching him grow and improve in the sport made me want to give it a try.

When I entered seventh grade, I could not wait to start modified trap. That first year of modified trap Read More

4-H Project S.A.F.E. Modified Trap ends with third place finish at state

Posted by | October 15, 2019 8:30 am


The 2019 Emanuel County 4-H Project S.A.F.E. Modified Trap team wrapped up its season with the state 4-H modified trap match.

Emanuel County 4-H’ers participated in three levels of competition: the local Randy Fagler Memorial County Match, the Southeast District qualifying matches, and the state modified trap match in Eatonton. The program is open to seventh through 12th-grade students in Emanuel County who are enrolled in the Read More

4-H’ers compete in project achievement

Posted by | October 15, 2019 8:00 am


Emanuel County 4-H hosted fourth, fifth, and sixth grade 4-H’ers from 17 counties on March 23 for the annual Cloverleaf Project Achievement competition at Swainsboro Middle School.

Emanuel County was represented by 28 competing 4-H’ers, 15 Teen Leaders, and 14 adult volunteers.

The Project Achievement competition offers something for just about everyone. From bicycle to wildlife, there are 59 different categories. Fifty-three projects included oral presentations. Six Read More

Lady Dawgs win fifth consecutive region championship

Posted by | October 15, 2019 7:30 am


The ECI Bulldog softball team swept Johnson County last week to capture their fifth region crown in the last five years.

During the 5-year, run the Lady Dawgs won the championship series against Treutlen County, three times against Calvary, and last week against the Trojans.

The Dawgs were the host team as the No. 1 seed against the No. 2 seed Trojans.  ECI took the first game Read More

Share your recipes with us!

Posted by | October 14, 2019 5:00 pm

We are always accepting nominations for Cook of the Week and currently still have one spot available for the month of October!

Submit your Cook of the Week entries to Whitley Clifton @ forestbladereporter@gmail.com

Facts on domestic violence

Posted by | October 14, 2019 4:30 pm

• On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.1

• 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress disorder, use of victim Read More

Woods named Ford Teacher of the Game

Posted by | October 14, 2019 3:30 pm

Thanks to a partnership between Georgia Southern University and Southeast Ford Dealers to celebrate teachers this football season, Swainsboro Elementary School teacher April Woods has been named Ford Teacher of the Game.

A photo of Woods and her students will be displayed on the video board during Georgia Southern’s game against Coastal Carolina on October 15.

In addition, her students received backpacks as part of the award.

“It is important Read More

PTO meeting to be held at primary school

Posted by | October 14, 2019 3:00 pm

Swainsboro Primary School invites all parents and stakeholders to attend its second PTO meeting of the year, “Family Reading Night,” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 17. Parents will be allowed to visit the classrooms and speak with teachers about their children’s progress around 5:30 p.m. that evening.

Prior to the 5:30 and 6 p.m. events, a pizza supper will be provided starting at 5 p.m. The price of each Read More

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