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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
Swainsboro High School senior Lenox Lively signed a letter of intent on National Signing Day to play baseball at Queens University, a Division I school in Charlotte, North Carolina. Lenox is … more
The Seedling Garden Club proudly announces that the November 2023 Yard of the Month is the home of Bryson Greenway Shepard. Bryson’s home is located in Crossroads Landing in Swainsboro. Bryson … more

Once again this year, A&O Men’s Aftercare Center will be celebrating Thanksgiving by providing free meals to the public on Thanksgiving day. Elder Keith McKinney said this traditional holiday has … more
It’s rare today for individuals to remain in the same industry for their entire career, and even rarer with the same company. This is not the case for three Pineland employees who are reaching a … more
Emanuel County Humane Society is having their annual “Paws with Claus” event this Saturday, November 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Swainsboro on the square! This free event is sponsored … more
There will be a runoff between Parker and Foster. In addition, both alcohol referendums passed. more
Congratulations to the top three Book Characters from the Emanuel County Ferst Readers Contest: 1st Place: Damien Scott and Bailey Creamer with 617 votes; 2nd Place: Bobbie Sherrod with 220 votes; … more

The Emanuel County Board of Education met on Friday, November 3, at 9 a.m. at the Central Office with the following members in attendance: John Allen Bailey, Del Brown, Cherie Hooks, Brandon Jones, … 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 November meeting of the Swainsboro Mayor and City Council convened Monday, November 6, at 6 p.m. at Swainsboro City Hall. Bishop Bertha Jones provided an invocation, and the mayor led the pledge … 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

In observance of Veteran’s Day on Saturday, November 11, The Forest-Blade would like to thank everyone who is actively serving and everyone who has served our country. Sgt. Sammy Thomas Coppock … more
With the observance of Veterans Day this Saturday, it’s also time to remember that “Wreaths Across America 2023” will soon be here. The “Veterans at the Library” group is projecting that … more
Listed below are Georgia Department of Public Health Food Service Establishment Inspection Reports for the month of October 2023, along with the violations: La Rosita – Score 95 A … more
The East Georgia State College (EGSC) Foundation is excited to host its first Casino Night fundraising event on Thursday, November 9. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Swainsboro Country Club and … more
There are 22 Book Characters raising money for Emanuel County Ferst Readers. We have been using social media to do online voting/donations. Each vote costs $4 which is what will furnish a book to … 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
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