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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
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
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
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

On Tuesday, April 23rd, the Exchange Club of Swainsboro held their annual Youth of the Year awards luncheon where students from Emanuel County schools were recognized. DEA senior Billy Martin was … more
The Swainsboro Exchange Club annually honors Emanuel County’s First Responders with an appreciation lunch. This event was held at East Georgia State College on Tuesday, April 16. The highlight of … more
Born and raised in Herndon, this year’s Green Jacket recipient is no stranger to Swainsboro and Emanuel County. He is also no stranger to the education field. A graduate of Jenkins County High, … more
As many Emanuel Countians know, the delivery time of letters and packages in our area has become noticeably longer in recent weeks. A request from The Forest-Blade to officials with the Atlanta … more
“My name is Bobbie Sherrod. I was born and raised in Emanuel County and am a product of the Emanuel County school system. I have been married to Jim Sherrod for 30 years and we have six amazing … more

The Swainsboro Police Department and the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Department combined efforts to suppress the open-air illegal drug sales in Swainsboro. The Swainsboro Police Department's Drug … more
Sheriff Jeffrey Brewer, Chief Deputy Nick Robertson, Corporal Trent Kersey and Deputy Jamey Chalker had the pleasure of participating in Read Across America at Twin City Elementary School and … more
The Emanuel County Board of Education voted unanimously at a called meeting on Thursday, March 7, to approve the appointment of Dr. Denise Warnock as the next Emanuel County School Superintendent. … more
One of Swainsboro’s very own will return home soon, At work, his title is Flight Commander Lieutenant Sconyers, but around here most folks just call him Jay. There will be a few Air Force buddies … more
Mrs. Kristy Wimberly was chosen by Swainsboro Middle School as their 2024 Teacher of the Year. In a letter of support of Mrs. Wimberly, a colleague discussed how Ms. Wimberly has been dedicated to … more

City Hall was once again the scene of much discussion concerning alcohol ordinances as the council, the mayor and the city attorney struggled to straighten out the fine points of when, where and how … more
The next set of emergency lights and sirens you encounter in Emanuel County will be brighter and louder than the last. A brand-new ambulance has been added to our EMS fleet, and it’s largely thanks … more
The 2024 Swainsboro Police Awards Banquet was held Thursday evening, February 22, at Beaver Creek Plantation. Swainsboro Police Chief Randy Ellison opened the program with a welcome to everyone and a … more
Swainsboro Police Chief Randy Ellison seems to have the OK from his family concerning his plans to retire at the end of this year. The Chief announced his retirement this past Thursday night at the … more
The Emanuel County Board of Education met on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. at Swainsboro Middle School with the following members in attendance: Brandon Jones, Cherie Hooks, Del Brown, … more

“It’s safe to say that we have all experienced at least one inspirational teacher who helped us understand their subject more and taught us to become a better person. The best teachers pass on … more
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