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This week’s Hometown Public Servants are the employees of Emanuel County’s Betty Gambrell Animal Shelter.The job description of our local shelter staff varies greatly and include feed, … more
At a young age, during his teenage years, Mr. Edgar Wiggins entered into the work field as an employee of The Dixie Theater. His first job role was taking up tickets for the shows. During this time, … more
This week’s Cook of the Week is Cassie Desmond. Desmond is the owner and operator of Crossroads Nutrition, an independent distributor with Herbalife, located at 108 West Main Street, … more
In honor of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, we highlight Emanuel County 9-1-1 as our Hometown Public Servants. Each year during the second week of April, the efforts of … more

This week’s Cook of the Week is Rhett Ross! Ross has recently changed his lifestyle as a whole by changing his way of eating and becoming more active. He is a junior at Middle Georgia State … more
In 1992, a group of men got together to plan a fun boat trip down the Ogeechee River. The three-day trip would include two nights of camping on the river banks, with 11 boats in attendance. Needing a … more
This week’s Hometown Public Servant is Travis Neal, Emanuel County Board of Assessors field appraiser and volunteer firefighter/first responder with Twin City Fire Department. A native of … more
This week’s Hometown Public Servant is Kristin Cannady Hall. Employed by the citizens of Emanuel County, Hall occupies the seat of clerk of court, serving Superior, State, Juvenile, and … more
This week’s Hometown Public Servant is Adrian Police Department’s Chief Kyle Strickland. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Chief Strickland relocated to Soperton, Treutlen County, with … more

Friday, February 26, marked the day for Twin City’s Centennial Kick-off event, celebrating 100 years of the city’s establishment since the 1921 merging of two cities, Graymont and Summit. … more
This week’s Hometown Public Servant is Major Nick Robertson with the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office. Background of Major RobertsonA native of Emanuel County, Major Robertson is a … more
Swainsboro City Council and Mayor Charles Schwabe convened for their regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. in the classroom of Swainsboro Fire Department on Monday, March 1. Calling the meeting to order, … more
Mayor Schwabe talks about the difficulties of the past year and what progress looks like to him right now.  Come back for Part 2 on Monday, March 1.  more
Alexandria Lanette Walden will go down in history as the first African American female head coach of the Swainsboro High School Lady Tigers basketball program. Walden began her coaching journey as an … more

This week’s Hometown Public Servant is Twin City Police Chief Hank Whiters. Chief Whiters has dedicated approximately 34 years to serving the public as a law enforcement officer. He first … more
This week’s Hometown Public Servant is Emanuel Medical Services Director Courtney Terwilliger. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, Terwilliger relocated to Emanuel … more
Yorkshire Pudding4 tablespoons plain flour2 eggsquick dash of milkMix all ingredients with water added slowly to make a mixture that pours. Meanwhile, add olive or vegetable oil to a baking … more
2020 presented many challenges, we are all very aware of that. But, it also created moments where we came together and got creative. In our upcoming Progress edition, we want to highlight moments … more
This week’s Hometown Public Servant is Jamey Chalker. Having served our country for a combined 20 years of service with the Army and National Guard, Chalker has been stationed in Iraq, … more

In last week’s edition of The Forest-Blade, we introduced to you K-9 Maya with the Swainsboro Police Department. This week, we introduce to you Maya’s handler, Detective Clay Young, with the … more
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