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You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not pout cause we’re telling you why – Santa Claus is coming to town! That’s right, it’s almost that time of the year … more
Georgia Trend recently released its list of 2020 Top Hospitals in Georgia, and Emanuel Medical Center (EMC) was at the top, named #1 of medium-sized hospitals (hospitals with 100-249 beds) in the … more
This week’s featured Cook of the Week is The Forest-Blade’s newest employee, Jami Kea. She is the mother of 3-year-old Steven Hendrix, and together, the two of them reside in Swainsboro. … more
The DEA Football Team was recently named Region Champs. They look forward to competing against Victory Baptist this Friday at 7:30pm in the GAPPS State Semi-finals. They invite you to come out to … more

This week’s featured Cooks of the Week are newlyweds, Bryan and Pam Akridge, who recently married on October 23, 2020. They love spending time together - cooking, fishing at the river, and … more
Rebecca is the 16 year old daughter of Joe and Rachael Akridge. She is the granddaughter of Cynthia Davis,   Don and Audrey Sherrod and M.D. and Ann Akridge. Rebecca is a junior at Portal High … more
This week’s Cook of the Week is Marie Hughes of Oak Park. She is the mother of two boys, Gatlin Reed and Kevin Zane. Hughes works at Nordson in Swainsboro and enjoys spending time with her … more
by WHITLEY CLIFTON photo credit BILL CAHILL, SFD PIO The social hall of First Baptist Church Swainsboro served as the host spot for Emanuel County’s first annual Faith and Blue program … more
This week’s Cook of the Week is Joey Burke, husband of Terri Burke. Together, they share three children, Bailey, Hayden, and Banks Burke. When not attending family functions, Joey enjoys … more

When you give a girl a father, there’s not much more that could be asked for; and when you give a man a daughter, there’s no limits set on the lengths that man would go for his little girl. When … more
Lauren Canady is proof you don’t have to make an overwhelmingly grand gesture during the pandemic to make a difference. Sometimes, less and simple are the way to go if you want … more
Boneyard BBQ has been opened in Reidsville for less than two years, yet it has quickly become a favorite spot in Tattnall County! Patrons picked the restaurant for Best BBQ in Tattnall as well as … more
On Thursday, July 30, 9-year-old Colbie Radford set up a stand in downtown Swainsboro in front of RoofUS on West Main Street. Her purpose? Selling lemonade and bracelets to raise funds for horseback … more
On Friday, July 31, Ava Mincey of Statesboro set up a lemonade stand in front of Twin City Drug Co. Boutique and Gifts to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease while promoting her personal … more

During today’s unforeseen times, Emanuel Medical Center feels it is extremely important for the community to become more educated about the many local medical care providers here in Emanuel … more
The COVID-19 pandemic leaves many feeling helpless, but one Mercer University School of Law graduate found purpose up in the air. Ivy Cadle, a 2007 graduate, literally took to the skies as an … more
Tripp Fitzner says his desire to be a lawyer dates back to his high school debate years at Darlington School in Rome. He still remembers the moment his debate coach won him over and how that moment … more
Upcoming senior twins Fred and Ced Seabrough talk about their athleticism and what's next for them. more
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