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The Swainsboro Police Department's summer scavenger hunt program has concluded. As in years past, the officers and staff thoroughly enjoyed watching the children search our city for hidden treasure. … more
On Friday, July 14, Quality Air presented its fourth installment of $440.40 in celebration of their 40th anniversary. This donation was presented to Ronnie Shuemake with the Future Generation Youth … more
Emanuel Medical Center recently recognized Mrs. Erma Jenkins for more than 15 years of service on the Emanuel County Hospital Authority. Mrs. Jenkins was first elected to the authority in 2008 and … more
The fondest memories are the ones you make when you’re surrounded by the people you cherish most. From reunions, weddings, birthdays, and all the wonderful moments in-between, time spent gathered … more

On Saturday, July 1, Jo-Jo and his owner Rick were sitting at the fountain in the Courthouse Square waiting for the fireworks to begin. As the show started, Jo-Jo got scared and ran from Rick in the … more
Deputy Jamey Chalker graduated from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center’s Police Academy at the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, June 23. He was elected president of his class … more
On Thursday, June 22, 2023, Emanuel County Emergency Operations Center (911), held their grand opening celebration with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. at their new facility located downtown at 110 East … more
The American flag, Old Glory, standing tall and flying free over American soil for 228 years is the symbol of our beloved country. It is recognized from near and afar, and many lives have been lost … more
The Emanuel County Tax Commissioner's Office is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Underwood Moran as the new Deputy Tax Commissioner. With a strong background in public relations and a … more

On the evening of May 19, near closing time, ST Food Mart, the convenience store in Summertown, was robbed at knife point. On the evening of May 26, near closing time, Singh Food Mart, the … more
In 2022, Heather and Andy Cook of Adrian, began a journey on a dream that has become a fruition of success. After Heather’s parents, John and June Jones, left them her grandparents, Ida and Harley … more
Quality Air presented The Humane Society with its third installment of $440.40 in celebration of Quality Air’s 40th anniversary. This donation was presented to the Humane Society in recognition of … more
Between the dates of June 6-8, 2023, Detective Clay Young and Detective Weston Coleman with the Swainsboro Police Department had a ‘Sale of Tobacco to Minors’ sting. In the course of the sting, … more
On Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 2:39 a.m., officers with the Swainsboro Police Department were dispatched by 911 to the 24 hour store at 437 South Main Street, Swainsboro, for a robbery. Emanuel 911 … more

On Saturday, June 10, at 10:57 p.m., officers with the Swainsboro Police Department responded to a call at the Smoke Cave, 229 South Main Street, Swainsboro. Upon arrival, PFC Seth Purvis went to the … more
Most little boys want to be a doctor, fireman, police officer or an athletic superstar when they grow up. For one neighboring young man, his dream came true. Twenty-three-year-old six-foot five-inch … more
Emanuel County Fire & Rescue is conducting two volunteer Firefighter classes. The classes will be taught at the Twin City Fire Department with classes being held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday … more
The Forest-Blade has proudly served the Emanuel County community for more than 160 years, and we believe that everyone in the community should have access to the community newspaper. With the recent … more
A recent report from the Georgia Hospital Association shows that Emanuel Medical Center generated nearly $86 million for the local economy in 2021. The economic impact totaled almost $1 million more … more

Swainsboro native, Nataya Cowart Wright, is an author, licensed professional counselor and life coach, a serial entrepreneur, and the founder of the non-profit organization, SheRose, Inc. … more
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