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The Emanuel County Board of Commissioners recently presented employee awards to all county personnel marking a 5-year employment term with Emanuel County. This prestigious recognition is performed on … more
In January of last year, newly elected Sheriff Jeffrey Brewer began a program of review, updates and modifications of policies and practices in the Emanuel County Sheriff’ Office. This activity was … more
Congratulations to the University of Georgia Bulldogs for their 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship title. I am proud to have these national champions hail from our great state! The … more
Emanuel County native and University of Georgia alumni graduate Jason Lawson recently made placement on the UGA CAES Alumni Association's 2022 Bulldog 100 list. This honorable recognition highlights … more

When you hear Georgia State Trooper, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Most of us immediately jump to criminal activity, traffic violations or getting nervous when we see one on the road. … more
New Beginnings In Christ Men’s Recovery Home recently honored Garfield Chief of Police Curtis Armstrong in a very special way. NBIC residents and staff presented Chief Armstrong with an American … more
I, Al, Huston wish to express my sincere gratitude for all previous participation in the recognition and celebration of a great civil rights leaders’ life and legacy. The events that honor Dr. … more
There will never be a day like the day your baby is born but for two local sisters this day will never compare to another, in more memorable ways than one. Ava Reid and Avery Lane; daughters of … more
There has been a 2-vehicle accident at the intersection of Lambs Bridge Rd. and Durdenville. Expect delays, and proceed with caution. We will update as we receive more information. more

Emanuel County Schools has two long breaks coming up and Weekend Blessings of Emanuel County are calling for donations. Weekend Blessings is currently collecting boxes of graham crackers or … more
A group of local men recently returned from a two-day trek to deliver supplies to disaster-stricken areas just one state above Georgia. Lynn Edenfield, Tom Phillips, and Shannon McCullough of Emanuel … more
Swainsboro City Council and Mayor Greg Bennett held their first meeting of 2022 on Monday, January 3, at 6 p.m. at Swainsboro City Hall. The Honorable Judge Don Wilkes was present for the swearing in … more
On September 27, 2021, Koda, a four-year-old chow/lab mix, entered the Betty Gambrell Animal Shelter as an intake. Patiently, this big, sweet known-to-be lap pup sat in his designated kennel awaiting … more
For this week’s Swainsboro Spotlight, The Forest-Blade highlights The Rustic Grilel. Located at the address of 1253 US 80 in Swainsboro, this restaurant is one of the newer restaurants to be … more

Pictured are Hunter and his son Grayson Hooks getting ready to celebrate the new year. Grayson is four years old and goes to school at “Miss Laci’s”. He is also the son of Tonya Hooks. The … more
As we come to the end of another year, we reflect on what has been and anticipate what is to come. With each new year, we welcome new beginnings. In fact, the month of January is named after Janus, … more
It’s been 160 years since The Forest-Blade first opened its doors to share the voice of the people in our community. Like Emanuel County itself, our beloved paper has seen the times change with the … more
As part of its centennial celebration, the city of Twin City now displays a freshly painted mural on the city’s old city hall and jail building. “I’m so proud of our Centennial Mural! It … more
Swainsboro High School senior Danaria Shane’ Phillips has been announced the recipient for David Emanuel-Adam Brinson, Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter Award for the Class of 2022. The … more

Bre-Lynn Atkinson’s , affectionately known at MeMe, first Fill-A-Trunk giveaway event was held Saturday, December 11, at The Forest-Blade, located on West Moring Street. The 10-year-old’s … more
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