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The Emanuel County Institute Spirit of the Dogs, under the direction of Ashley Akridge, has had a strong competitive season and finished on a high note on November 5th. This year's show was entitled: … more
Lady Dawg softball player, shortstop Kelsey Harper, committed to Georgia Southern a couple of months ago. In front of her teammates, senior class, family and coaches she made it official last … more
In a typically chilly, late November playoff game Friday night, the Swainsboro Tigers left the offense of the Screven County Gamecocks nearly frozen to take round 3 of the State GHSA playoffs. Up … more
Swainsboro High School Competition cheer had a record-breaking season. This team of 20 racked up more hardware than any other competitive team in school history. They were undefeated in all five … more

Region 3-A coaches selected the all-region players recently with 26 football Bulldog football players selected as first team, second team and honorable mention. Each class from senior to freshman are … more
In the October 26 edition of The Forest-Blade, we brought you the story of a Swainsboro man and his boyhood dream of owning a very special automobile. Jimmy Leonard’s dream spanned nearly seven … more
The Sunshine House Regional Children’s Advocacy Center held its 2022 Annual Meeting on October 6, 2022, at the Yeomans Barn near Swainsboro. Over 100 guests came together to celebrate the 30th … more
The real heroes are those that are working to protect us and keep us safe each day, like firefighters. While they are often overlooked in the community, they never hesitate to come running to save … more
Emanuel County Humane Society is holding their annual PAWS WITH CLAUS on Saturday, November 19, downtown on the square in Swainsboro from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. more

A first appearance hearing for Kelvin Kirkland was held before the Honorable Judge Bobby Reeves on Thursday, November 10, 2022, in the Emanuel County Superior Courtroom. Shortly after midnight on … more
David Emanuel Academy Varsity Eagles played against Augusta’s Westminster School on November 11, and excelled with another win this season after defeating the Wildcats 40 – 24. Racyn … more
Swainsboro (10-0) recorded their sixth shut-out this season with a 47-0 victory over Bacon Co. Tigers were up 40 to 0 at halftime. Swainsboro Tigers will host a very good (9-1) Screven Co. team in … more
It’s safe to say that we have all experienced at least one inspirational teacher who helped us to understand their subject more and taught us to become a better person. The best teachers … more
 Founded in 1924, Sherman & Hemstreet is one of the southeast's oldest real estate companies and a leader in the region for commercial and residential sales and leasing. In addition to sales … more

Emanuel County Institute and Swainsboro High School ninth-grade students and their advisors recently toured a selected industry and a post-secondary institution. As part of our Emanuel County Schools … more
Just as Linus from Charlie Brown anticipated the sight of the Great Pumpkin, some of us just can’t wait for Halloween to return every year, or National Pumpkin Day which is celebrated on … more
Emanuel County Schools celebrated Bus Driver Appreciation Day on October 20 as part of National School Bus Safety Week. During the week, our schools and children let their school bus drivers know how … more
by BRITTANY HALL If you flip through the yearbook of Swainsboro High School’s class of 2013, you’ll come across the beautiful face of Jonina Brinson several times. Her name is written … more
That popular phrase evokes many different thoughts for many different people. But to many of us of a “certain generation” and persuasion, those words speak of decades where cars were culture, and … more

by BRITTANY HALL As you travel down Hwy 80 and into the small community of Adrian, you’ll be greeted by a sign that says, “Welcome to Adrian, Home of The Hinton House.” If you aren’t a … more
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