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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
Bela Family Dentistry of Augusta welcomes Dr. Kristen Green. A native of Adrian, Ga., and a graduate of the Dental College of Georgia, Green is excited to serve patients in Augusta. "Augusta has … more

The Swainsboro Exchange Club held its annual Public Service Appreciation Banquet on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at East Georgia State College. Public servants from across the county were invited to … 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
Approximately 50 people gathered at the Swainsboro Fire Station at 6:00 p.m. Monday evening to attend the “workshop meeting" of the Swainsboro Mayor and City Council. The surprising number of … 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

Mckayla Hall (Valedictorian), Elaina Hutcheson (Salutatorian), Sarah Beasley, Jayden Bene-teau, Sha’mya Benjamin, Sadie Boulineau, Zoe Carter, Ella Canady, Yaretzi Castro, Brandon Chapman, … more
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