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The Sunshine House Children’s Advocacy Center is hosting Dancing With the Stars August 10, 2024 at the Swainsboro/Emanuel County Auditorium located at 532 West Church Street. Performances will be … more
They say the average worker in this country changes jobs over eight times in the course of his or her working lifetime. Mike Strobridge was too busy to change jobs. This year, he will leave his first … more
All the Fixin’s was recently awarded Twin City’s first ever “Thriving Twin City” facade grant. All the Fixin’s has two cafe locations in Twin City and Swainsboro and serves coffee, … more
The first cup of coffee I ever enjoyed was in the most unlikely of places. I guess in today’s sense of child rearing it would be considered unlikely or just plain careless (if you were to ask some … more

Nathaniel and Lashawna David were sentenced Wednesday, June 26, for the murder of Connie Mercer-Webb. Both pled guilty to the following charges: Nathaniel - malice murder, possession of firearm … more
The July session of Swainsboro City Council took place July 1, 2024, at the Swainsboro Fire Department Headquarters at 6 p.m. Present were Mayor Bennett, Councilmembers Collins, Davis, Quarterman, … more
On Friday, June 28, 2024, Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant on the res-idence of Rodney Wilson. The following day, Saturday, June 29, Emanuel County Sheriff’s Of-fice, … more
Governor Brian P. Kemp recently announced that Emanuel Medical Center is among 13 Georgia rural hospitals to receive grant awards totaling $6 million as part of the Dual Track Rural Hospital Support … more
On Thursday of last week, a new show premiered at the Karrh Theater in downtown Swainsboro. The star of the show was the theater itself and the amazing changes that have taken place in the … more

The police department scavenger hunt began June 3, at 4:30 p.m. So far, Kyson Hostilo found rock #3 at the statue at the National Guard, JJ Hall found rock #4 at the water fountain in town, Grayson … more
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
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