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A first appearance hearing was held for Johnnie Lee Dixon, Jr, 35, of Swainsboro, on Tuesday, September 5, at 2:44 p.m., before honorable Judge Reeves in the Emanuel County Superior Courtroom. During … more
The Emanuel County Humane Society and The Forest-Blade are partnering together to save the lives of shelter dogs at the Betty Gambrell Animal Shelter in Swainsboro. Each week The Forest-Blade will … more
The Swainsboro and Metter offices of Pineland Telephone will close at noon today. Trouble calls can still be made to 800-247-2244. However, technicians will only be dispatched when safe to do so. more
The Forest-Blade will be closing today at noon with plans to open back tomorrow morning at the usual time. more

Citizens Bank will be closing today at noon with plans to open back tomorrow morning at the usual time. more
Durden Bank in Swainsboro and Twin City will be closing today at noon with plans to open back tomorrow morning at the usual time. more
Swainsboro High School will have several former Tigers on college rosters this season. We wish them all well. We will follow their career and update the Swainsboro community throughout the season. … more
On Thursday, August 24, America Knits was awarded with their Georgia Made Certificate of Designation, certifying that their NEWLY LAUNCHED brand seeds2seams.com is “Georgia Made”. CEO Steve … more

Former East Georgia State College President John Bryant Black died August 22, 2023. Dr. Black served as President of EGSC from August 2004 until December 2011. Born on April 11, 1939, in Ann Arbor, … 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 pass on … more
Although August 21 seems like any other summer day, what many don’t realize is that its symbolic of something on a much deeper spectrum. In 2017, the United Nations General Assembly, established … more
On Tuesday morning, August 22, at approximately 8:45 a.m., an officer with the Swainsboro Police Department attempted to make a general traffic stop on a vehicle for running a stop sign. The vehicle … more
At the August meeting of the City Commission of Twin City, Mayor Donaldson announced the award of over $1 million dollars in grant & loan funding from 3 different programs. The City Commission met on … more

The Emanuel County Board of Commissioners today announces its intentions to increase the 2023 property taxes it will levy this year by 12.93 percent over the rollback millage rate. Each year, the … more
On Monday, August 14, Michael Bright, Manager of Main Street Market Antique Mall & Owner of Music Memories Museum, donated the official sign and historical marker of Swainsboro’s Nancy Auditorium … more
Pam Riner Baggett has qualified to run for the vacant District 1 Board of Education seat. She is a life-long resident of Garfield, where she has served on the Garfield City Council and the Garfield … more
Twin City Mayor Matt Donaldson has announced he will be seeking another term as the Mayor of Twin City. Donaldson was elected Mayor of Twin City in 2019 and began his term in 2020. Donaldson … more
DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen recently named Eric, David and Leesa Anderson of the East Georgia location winner of its 2023 “Enhancing Lives. Improving Homes” award. Commitment to the client … more

In a conversation this past Monday with Emanuel County Administrator Guy Singletary, the Forest Blade asked for updates on several items of interest, not the least of which was the reported millage … more
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