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This week’s Hometown Public Servants, by nomination, is employees of Emanuel Medical Center’s Covid-19 Testing Site, located at 543 W. Church Street in Swainsboro. From an local from Emanuel … more
This week’s Hometown Public Servants are Emanuel Code Enforcement Director Stephen Graham and Brandon Frix, Emanuel County building and code enforcement officer. Graham and Frix were two of four … more
This week’s Hometown Public Servant is Emanuel County’s new Transfer Station Superintendent Travis Beach. With 25 years of experience as a construction/heavy equipment operator, Beach was … more
This week's Cook of the Week is Angelina Eryn Rodrigues. She is the four-year old daughter of Wilson Jr. and Ackyla Rodrigues of Swainsboro and is enrolled in Pre-K. Her father is a deputy with the … more

This week’s Hometown Public Servant is Justin Morris. Last week, it was announced that Morris has been promoted to serve as Emanuel County’s new public works director. Prior to this … more
The company, known today as Interfor, originated in the 1930s with a sawmill in Whonnock, British Columbia. Since that time, the business has made significant investments to expand, upgrade, and … more
Swainsboro Police Department held a grand prize drawing for the ultimate winner of this year’s Treasure Hunt for Kids, an annual summer program hosted by the department, on Monday, July 19. … more
This week’s Cook of the Week is Kaelyn Amerson Meadows. She is the wife  of Austin Meadows of Swainsboro. Together, they share three children, Skylar Lynn Tran, LeeAnna Marie Meadows, … more
Nominated as this week's Hometown Public Servant is Bill Cahill, PIO and freelancer for The Forest-Blade. Cahill is not a native of Emanuel County, but his face may be familiar to many locals - … more

This week’s Cook of the Week is Melissa Kea Frost. She is the daughter of the late Margaret Webb and Larry Kea. Frost is an employee at Southern Nuclear in Waynesboro. She was born and raised … more
Owned by the County and governed by the Emanuel County Hospital Authority, Emanuel Medical Center (EMC) employs over 420 people and operates as a not-for-profit facility whose operations are … more
The Seedling Garden Club proudly announces that the July 2021, Yard of the Month is the home of John Tapley. Tapley lives at 158 Arden Drive in Swainsboro and enjoys working in his yard to help … more
This week’s nominated Hometown Public Servant is Sue Bragg, volunteer firefighter with Swainsboro Fire Department. When not volunteering her personal time to serve the local community, Bragg … more
The Main Street Market opened in 2011 as a project of the Downtown Development Authority of Swainsboro (DDA). Prompted by the effects of The Great Recession on the local economy, the DDA set out to … more

COTW: Macy Wiggins This week’s Cook of the Week is Macy Wiggins. She is the daughter of the Donna and Ronald Wiggins of Twin City. Macy is a graduate of DEA, Class of 2013. Macy and Avery, … more
This week’s Hometown Public Servant is Taylor Strange. A native of Emanuel County, Strange serves the local community as a part-time Emanuel County EMS employee on top of working full time … more
Jim Roberts, owner and operator of Southern Traditions Floral and Gifts, started in the florist business almost 30 years ago. He worked his way through college, and after graduating from UGA, started … more
June Theme: “It's a Sizzling Summer with Chicken & Veggie Kabobs”Meet the Cook - Azure Rountree Azure Rountree of Statesboro is a cooking columnist new to The Forest-Blade. Between … more
COTW: Stormie Kimbrough DunawayThis week’s Cook of the Week is Stormie Kimbrough Dunaway. Stormie will be 4 on Sunday, June 27. She is the daughter of Lester and Kimbrough Dunaway of … more

The winner of the 2021 Like Father Like Child contest is Lilah Riner. Riner was awarded $100 for her submission in this year’s Father’s Day contest giveaway. Lilah is the 6 year old  … more
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