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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
Make plans to attend the Drive-In Movie at the Park event set for this Saturday, February 26, at Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department. Presented by Movie Knights, the outdoor, … more
A ribbon cutting for the Chick-fil-A Vidalia Food Truck is set for this Friday, February 25, at 10 a.m. at 119 East Main Street in Swainsboro. The food truck will open for its first official day of … more
Every once in a while you meet a teacher who alters the entire trajectory of your life in the most profound way. Sometimes, these teachers leave such a lasting impression on the hearts of those they … more

Four Individuals Arrested Following a Drug Investigation in Emanuel County, GA Emanuel County, GA (February 22, 2022) – On Monday, February 21, 2022, Robert “Ricky” Richard Hatten, age … more
Emanuel County Schools recently announced the STAR Student and STAR Teacher for Swainsboro High School and Emanuel County Institute for 2021-2022. STAR Students and STAR Teachers representing the … more
During the weekend of January 29-31, the Georgia Auctioneers Association (GAA) held its annual convention and contest in Rome. There were many awards given out there, but Emanuel County brought home … more
Monday, February 7 marked the start of the fifth week of the 2022 legislative session. Each day last week grew increasingly longer as more legislation made its way to the House floor, including the … more
Chyra Strong is the sixteen-year-old daughter of Cecil Jr. and Sonya Strong of Thomson, GA. She is the granddaughter of Cecil Sr., and Roberta Strong of Summertown. Her roots are grounded in the … more

A grand opening ribbon cutting took place over the weekend for the christening of Garfield’s new restaurant, Jacqueleen’s Southern Porch. On Saturday, February 12, locals gathered around the … more
A bond revocation hearing for Georgianna Nicole Stephens, 33, was held on Wednesday, February 9, in Emanuel County Superior Court with the Honorable Judge Robert S. Reeves presiding. Stephens, the … more
It seems like love stories are meant for the movies, right? The hard truth is that most are. One reason being because new generations have changed their way of thinking, feeling and living. Love … more
Warning: The following is intended for mature audiences and may not be suitable for those under 55, or any annoying friends who pretend they will be young forever and never experience thinning hair … more
One young girl in Copperas Cove, Texas is making sure mental health care is at the top of her community's mind. De-stigmatizing mental health in the black community is very important. Looking at her … more

Emanuel County Institute’s annual pageant was held on Saturday, February 5, at 5 p.m. in the school's auditorium. This year’s placements for the annual school pageant are as follows: Aniston … more
This year’s winner of The Forest-Blade’s annual Big Game Contest is Roy Brantley. For a chance at winning a $200 prize, participants were to predict the winner of this year’s Super Bowl game. … more
The Georgia General Assembly is well into the 2022 legislative session, and we resumed our work at the State Capitol on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. This was our fourth week of session, putting us at … more
For many years, Bellamy’s Motorsports, Inc. has been Swainsboro’s home for purchasing golf cart and recreational vehicles. Since closing its doors since approximately 2014, the once booming … more
The Swainsboro-Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce hosted its 67th Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet on Thursday, Jan. 27 at Swainsboro Golf and Country Club to honor those who have helped … more

When you think of Black History Month, what idols do you relate it to? Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, Hank Aaron, Harriett Tubman, Ruby Bridges? So many influential figures come to … more
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