EGSC’s president delivers State of the College Address

Posted by | October 15, 2019 11:00 am

On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, East Georgia State College’s president, Dr. Bob Boehmer, held the yearly State of the College Address. Students, faculty, staff, and members from the community all gathered in the Luck Flanders Gambrell Center auditorium for the event.

Dr. Boehmer began the address by stating higher education in the United States is currently undergoing a period of rapid transformation and change. Across the United States, students in Read More


Johnson, Hudson compete at area CDE

Posted by | October 15, 2019 10:30 am

For 46 FFA members from Area 4, long hours of practicing paid off as they competed in the Area 4 Floral Design Career Development Event held at Toombs County High School.

Placing 12th in the junior division competition was Hali Kate Johnson. Also competing representing Emanuel County Institute FFA was Alayha Hudson, competing in the senior division, placing eleventh in her division. These students were trained by their agriculture education Read More


Mercer places fifth at local CDE

Posted by | October 15, 2019 10:00 am

Lawson Mercer, a member of Emanuel County Institute’s FFA chapter, placed fifth at the Area 4 Agricultural Tractor and Machinery Operations and Maintenance Career Development Event (CDE) held at Toombs County High School on September 24.

This CDE allows students to demonstrate the skills necessary to safely and efficiently operate a tractor. Participants in the event take a written examination and answer problem-solving questions related to tractor servicing, safe operation, Read More


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

by MARSHALL AMERSON

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

by JAKYN TYSON

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

by JAKYN TYSON

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

by RON WEATHERFORD

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


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