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After dedicating years to education, Johnny Parker and Sandra Swinney announced their plans to vacate their seats on the Emanuel County Board of Education. Emanuel County Schools pays tribute to … more
Late last week, Swainsboro City Councilperson Quantavius Foster announced publicly that he had received notice from the City Attorney of Swainsboro of his suspension from his position as a member of … more
In last week’s article “Mayor asks city council to pass affordable housing plan”, The starting salary of first year certified teachers in Emanuel County was incorrect. The correct starting … more
Mayor and City Council of Swainsboro convened at 6 p.m. on June 10, 2024 at the Swainsboro Fire Department Headquarters. The invocation was brought by Rev. Brad McKenzie of Jesus Saves Church … more

Mayor Greg Bennett sees Swainsboro’s biggest problem as threefold, “We don’t have affordable housing, we have crime, and nobody is building homes inside the city limits.” The city is not … more
June 6, 1944, otherwise known as D-Day, marked the beginning of the Allied Invasion of Normandy and Operation Overlord. It became known as the largest, seaborne operation in US history signifying the … more
This coming June 6 will mark the 80th Anniversary of the single most important day of the 20th Century-- June 6, 1944, forever known as D-Day. World War II was the preeminent event of the 20th … more
Megan grew up in Claxton and began her teaching career as a kindergarten teacher at Swainsboro Primary School in Swainsboro in 2017 and is still in the same school and in the same position. She is … more
The River Rats have toured the Ogeechee once again and broken another record. In April of this year, 41 boats carrying 75 citizens who call themselves the River Rats, set off at the Bull Hole in … more

Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. On Monday, May 27, be sure to fly your flag at … more
Emanuel County native Chris Brown, a Medic in the US Army, recently visited Swainsboro with a fellow Medic and two pilots. While in Ft. Stewart flying maneuvers, Brown wanted to bring the crew to … more
It is with great joy and excitement that Swainsboro Police Department announces its Annual Scavenger Hunt program! Swainsboro Police Department will host its annual summer Scavenger Hunt for the … more
Last week was National Police Officers Week with Wednesday, May 15, being Peace Officers Memorial Day. The Forest-Blade staff provided agencies with donuts and milk as a ‘Thank you’ for their … more
Kathie Barton from Twin City and Judy Hendrix from Swainsboro recently took a Kelly Tours trip to Eastern Canada. Part of the trip was a two-night stop at Niagara Falls, which is where the picture … more

The Swainsboro Healthcare Providers have been relocated to Emanuel Medical Center’s other primary care offices. We have staff at Swainsboro Healthcare that will assist you in being seen by the … more
The Forest-Blade was recently made aware that the website www.thecrossroads.news, which was previously operated by The Crossroads Chronicle newspaper before their closure, is active again and taking … more
This Sunday, May 12, we joyfully celebrate Mother’s Day, but we also know that every day should be an occasion to thank the women who raised us, encouraged us and loved us. As any mother can tell … more
East Georgia Healthcare Center (EGHC) donated opioid response medications to Emanuel County Sheriff’s Department and Emanuel County Medical Center to assist in the treatment of opioid overdose in … more
The regular monthly meeting of the Swainsboro Mayor and City Council was held Monday evening, May 6 at 6 p.m. at the Swainsboro City Fire Department building. Following an invocation and pledge of … more

Seeds II Seams was named as one of five 2024 Small Business ROCK STARS by the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) as part of the state’s celebration of Georgia Small Business Week … more
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