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Swainsboro native, Nataya Cowart Wright, is an author, licensed professional counselor and life coach, a serial entrepreneur, and the founder of the non-profit organization, SheRose, Inc. … more
The ECI Bulldog baseball team will play in the state championship game for the second time in the last 8 years. The Bulldogs played for the championship in 2015 losing to Schley Co. in two games. … more
It was Elmer Davis that said, “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than … more
The regular meeting of the Emanuel County Board of Commissioners convened on Tuesday, May 15, 2023. Chairman Hugh Foskey called the meeting to order at 6 p.m. in the Commissioner’s Board Room of … more

David Emanuel Academy held their graduation ceremony Wednesday, May 17 at 6 p.m. Headmaster Haylee Free opened the program with the announcement of the first ever SOAR Teacher of the Year, Melissa … more
Emanuel County Commission officials have received notification that the County will receive state grant awards of more than 6 million dollars for three upcoming projects. County Administrator Guy … more
In honor of Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day, The Forest-Blade, along with other sponsors, provided Krispy Kreme donuts and milk to our area law enforcement agencies. Most folks in this … more
In honor of Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day, The Forest-Blade, along with other sponsors, provided Krispy Kreme donuts and milk to our area law enforcement agencies. Most folks in this … more
Some of the classrooms of Early Head Start and Swainsboro Pre-K participated in a door decorating contest for Child Abuse Prevention month in April. A vote was taken and the winner was announced on … more

The May meeting of the Swainsboro City Council and Mayor took place Monday, May 1, at Swainsboro City Hall. All members of council were present. Councilman D.J. Davis offered the Invocation. … more
Each year during Emanuel County’s annual Pine Tree Festival, six parade entries are named winners in the float contest. For the 76th annual Pine Tree Festival, the winners in the non-profit … more
The Georgia Heart hospital program supports rural hospitals in the state of Georgia by giving 100% tax credits to individuals and businesses who contribute to a qualifying rural hospital. Emanuel … more
Swainsboro High School track teams competed in the Sectional meet on Saturday, May 6. The sectionals comprised the best team performers from regions 1, 2, 3 and 5. The event took place at East … more
The Veterans at the Library held their weekly meeting, Monday, May 1, 2023, at 9:15 a.m. With Chair Johnny Tapley presiding, there were 42 in attendance, including one new veteran, Joey Blackmon. … more

The Wiregrass Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, held its monthly meeting at the New China Restaurant on Thursday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m. With President Wilder Smith, Jr. … more
In the early morning hours of Saturday, April 29, James Andrew Bell, II was stopped for a traffic violation. As a result, he was arrested and charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine, Possession of … more
On Friday, April 28, a ribbon cutting was held for the Beauty Bar in Swainsboro. The Beauty Bar is a salon with an in-house boutique called “Mae and Jess” that opened on March 28, 2023. The … more
Please attend the Title 1 School-Parent-Student Compact and Title 1 Parent Family engagement plan revision meeting on May 11, 2023, at 4:30 PM at SES. We value your input on these plans for the … more
The 2023 Miss Pine Tree Festival Pageant was held Saturday, April 29, at the Swainsboro-Emanuel County Auditorium. The pageant began at 10 a.m. and featured nine groups - Baby Miss, Toddler Miss, Wee … more

Newly elected Emanuel County Commissioner, Ricky Thompson of District 2, was sworn into office for the unexpired term ending December 31, 2026. The oath was administered at the Probate Court on … more
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