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The votes are in! We have a winner of our annual Downtown Storefront Decoration Contest. We are excited to announce 1st place goes to Gifts Galore for their rendition of “The Grinch Stole … more
Swainsboro’s Main Street Market Antique Mall has been voted 2023 “Best of Georgia” in the antique store category by the Georgia Business Journal for the third consecutive year. Every month, … more
Luke Lanier, Ag Lending Specialist for Durden Banking Company, discusses the vital role that farmers have on our local economy. Local banks, like Durden Banking Company, can help farmers navigate … more
The teaching profession draws many exceptional people into its ranks, and their best qualities thankfully are reflected in the students who come into their lives and into their classroom. That … 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 this … more
This time of the year we hear a lot about UGA Bulldog pride, but this week Bulldog pride has a very special meaning for Swainsboro. University of Georgia President Jere Morehead announced on Monday … more
Chief Magistrate Judge Dawn Braddy has announced she will retire effective December 29, 2023 due to health issues. “As many of you know, I have been having health issues for the past two years. … more
The Swainsboro Police Department is excited to announce that the department is accepting applications for their "Shop with a Cop" program for 2023. The department staff is looking forward to … more
As the winter weather creeps in and the holiday season draws near, Downtown Swainsboro eagerly anticipates a visit from Santa on December 7 during our annual Christmas Parade. The community comes … more

Mayor Matt Donaldson and the rest of the festival committee hope you will mark your calendars for November 4t, from 9:00-3:00, and join in for a day of fall festivities that celebrate the community's … more
Millie Watkins, the 7-year-old daughter of Dustin Watkins and Megan Thompson, reminds everyone to set your clock back one hour before going to bed, Saturday night, November 4. Millie attends … more
The Swainsboro Police Department is excited to announce that the department is accepting applications for their "Shop with a Cop" program for 2023. The department staff is looking forward to … 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 this … more
Swainsboro Police Department welcomes Officer Cari Hall as their newest female officer. Officer Hall is the wife of Josh Hall. She received her credentials from GPSTC in Savannah, and when asked what … more

Sybil Johnson, Pam Johnson and Joyce Cannady of Twin City toured a week in Ireland, a beautiful country full of history, and took The Forest-Blade. It was an experience of a lifetime! Highlights of … more
On Thursday, October 5, the Community of Swainsboro, along with the Chamber of Commerce, gathered together on the front steps of Swainsboro’s beloved Edenfield House to celebrate the grand … more
State School Superintendent Richard Woods has announced that Halli Kate Johnson, a junior at Emanuel County Institute, has been selected to join the 2023-2024 Student Advisory Council. She is one of … more
The ECI Lady Dawgs softball team captured their third consecutive region championship last week, entering the state playoffs as a number one seed from region three. This marks the eighth regional … more
Swainsboro Middle School is proud to announce its 2023 Homecoming King and Queen. Taden Brinson and Sara Smith were crowned at the SMS Homecoming game on Wednesday, October 4. Sara is the 8th … more

On Monday, October 2, Quality Air owners Rick and Mark Stevens made a donation of $440.40 to Beta Sigma Phi. The Stevens brothers have made donations throughout 2023 in recognition of their 40 years … more
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