SPD Report 9-18-19

Posted by | September 18, 2019 5:15 pm

Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…

August 24

Complainant reported a missing tag after a vehicle being repossessed.

August 28

Officer responded to a 911 dispatch call at a Carver Street address in reference to simple assault and damaged property.

September 6

Emanuel County 911 dispatched officers to an address on Calhoun Street in reference to a dispute.

Officer reported an offender fled on foot after an attempted Read More

SHS softball with big games to close regular season

Posted by | September 18, 2019 5:14 pm


The Swainsboro Tiger softball team wraps up their regular season this week with three exciting match-ups against Region 2-AA’s best. Bacon County, Vidalia, and Jeff Davis provide the Tigers with an opportunity to accomplish something special.

The Swainsboro Tigers sit in the fifth spot in the region rankings, behind Vidalia, Bryan County, Bacon County, and tied with Jeff Davis (though the Yellow Jackets own the tiebreaker) at Read More

To recycle or not to recycle?

Posted by | September 18, 2019 5:14 pm


For the last eight years, Swainsboro Middle School SciFries Science Club students have focused their energy on helping their school and town recycle cans, paper, and plastic, thanks to the presence of Swainsboro’s Recycling Center. 

Last month, city council proposed closing the center because it is costing taxpayers to keep it going. If the center closes, the closest place to bring recycling will require a 45-minute drive, Read More

Legals 9-18-19

Posted by | September 18, 2019 5:13 pm



All creditors of the estate of Mae Ella Jones, decedent, late of Emanuel County, are hereby notified to render in their demands to Jerry N. Cadle, P.C., P.O. Box 68, Swainsboro, GA 30401 according to law, and all persons indebted to said estate are required to make immediate payment.

This 21st day of August, 2019.

Theresa Pickett, Executrix of the Estate Read More

Kiwanians hear from lieutenant governor

Posted by | September 18, 2019 5:12 pm

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting Tuesday, September 3, at 7 p.m. at Catered Creations.

With President Cheryl Goodman presiding, 27 members and three guests—EGSC Circle K President Anita Cerpovicz, Lt. Governor Dan Bennett, and Lindsay Bennett—attended.

The program for the evening was hosted by Deana Patrick, who turned over the floor to Tim Goodman for the purpose of introducing the lieutenant governor as the guest speaker.Read More

Jail List 9-18-19

Posted by | September 18, 2019 5:12 pm

The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Tyson Stephens on warrants obtained by one of several local law enforcement agencies designated by each name: Drug Task Force (DTF); Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI); Georgia Department of Pardons and Parole (GAPP); Georgia State Patrol (GSP); Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO); Swainsboro Police Dept. (SPD); Stillmore Police Dept. (SMPD); Twin City Police Department (TCPD); Read More

Weaver looking to serve Ward 5

Posted by | September 18, 2019 5:11 pm


Paul Weaver, a 64-year-old native of Swainsboro, has announced his candidacy for city council. He will seek election for Ward 5.

Weaver attended the local public school system, graduating from Swainsboro High School in 1973. He then attended Savannah State, where he studied criminal justice and minored in criminology.

After his time at university, Weaver began working as a track laborer for Norfolk Southern. He worked his Read More

Juvenile court begins gang prevention initiative

Posted by | September 18, 2019 5:10 pm

Special to The Forest-Blade

Over the course of just a couple days, two shootings occurred in Swainsboro. The second left a grandfather and his grandchild, who were sitting together on a front porch, injured and hospitalized.

Police investigations soon revealed that gang members committed the first shooting. And the second shooting was a retaliation.

Gang violence affects all members of a community, of all ages and backgrounds. These incidents in Read More

Circle K Club plans hurricane relief event

Posted by | September 18, 2019 5:08 pm

East Georgia State College’s Circle K Club will host a car wash for hurricane relief on Wednesday, September 28, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in parking lot P8 (between the main academic buildings) of the Swainsboro campus. The car wash will be free, but donations will be greatly appreciated to help hurricane victims.

The goal of the Circle K Club is to provide helpful and friendly community activities which Read More

ECSO 9-18-19

Posted by | September 18, 2019 5:08 pm

September 9

Deputy responded to a burglary on Leman Road.

Deputies searched for jurors who did not appear for court.

Deputy responded to a domestic dispute with disorderly conduct on Scuffletown Road.

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