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Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office commends Investigators Matt Lamb and Michael Reddish on their recent completion of the Gang Recognition and Identification Course instructed at the Georgia Public … more
As announced in last week’s edition of The Forest-Blade, the month of March is recognized as National Cheerleading Safety Month, which means this is the perfect time to spread awareness about … more
Kids are the future and they inspire us every day to be better than the day before. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, teacher, or friend, it’s important to let them know that they’re … more
by Brittany Hall Throughout history, many courageous canines have accompanied their owners through the worst of times. Fearlessly following their handlers into war, comforting them through … more

"I ran for Senate on the promise to use my business experience and conservative values to put the hardworking folks in our district first – ahead of Atlanta and the special interests," Said Billy … more
To celebrate Read Across America Day, Miss East Georgia State College (EGSC) Anita Cerpovicz visited two second grade classes at Swainsboro Primary School. Dr. Paul Cerpovicz, a professor at EGSC, … more
A crowd of several hundred joined Georgia Governor Brain Kemp this past Friday as he once again visited Emanuel County to provide an update on issues in Atlanta and across the state. Under picture … more
On Monday March 7, Timothy Alan Oliver placed his bid of interest to serve as District 5 representative on the Emanuel County Board of Commissioners. He is a lifelong resident of Emanuel County and … more
It’s that time of year again – Daylight Savings Time begins on March 13, at 2 a.m., prompting everyone who wants to be on time to turn your clocks forward an hour. Pictured is 8-year-old … more

Built on a pyramid of broken bodies and the outstanding ability to trust another with your own life, cheer is a sport unlike any other and not for the weak of heart. Imagine being tossed 20 feet … more
East Georgia State College (EGSC) hosted its annual Homecoming Week February 21-26, 2022. During halftime of the EGSC men’s basketball game on Saturday, the homecoming representatives were … more
Sometimes you find an altar in the middle of a picturesque sunset, sometimes it's in the middle of an onion field. Sometimes gospel is the sound of a baby’s first cry or the truth behind the words … more
On February 11, the Swainsboro Jaycees spent the afternoon with the kids from the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Home in Nunez. The Jaycees cooked burgers for the youth residents, served with chips, … more
On Saturday, February 26 at 12 p.m., the City of Swainsboro rededicated the old Gumlog Road Park in the name of Gerald R. Phillips. Christening the park, the city installed new sign-age for the … more

The Emanuel County Board of Education convened for a special called meeting on Monday, February 28, at 8:30 a.m. at the central office in Swainsboro. Board members present were John Allen Bailey, Del … more
The Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office has been putting in the time and effort this week! On top of their everyday duties as law enforcement, and personal lives at that, they completed several courses … more
The Swainsboro Police Department Annual Awards Ceremony was held Friday, February 25 at 6 p.m. at Beaver Creek Plantation. Chief Randy Ellison welcomed everyone and recognized special guests … more
Much joy spread throughout Emanuel County by a glimpse of a red food truck this past Friday, and not just any food truck – The Chick-fil-A Vidalia Food Truck is responsible for all the hype seen … more
After a strenuous process of evaluations, Allison’s Learning Center is pleased to announce be-ing awarded a 3-star quality rating through Georgia’s Quality Rating and Improvement System – the … more

Swainsboro High School is excited to announce Deidra Jordan, 2011 SHS alumna graduate, will be the featured guest speaker at the school’s annual Black History Month Program set for this Friday, … more
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