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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
Swainsboro High School DeMello Jones has been selected as a 2023 AJC Super 11. DeMello is a senior at Swainsboro High School. The Super 11 is one of Georgia's most prestigious statewide awards for … more

The Scentsy Buddy Drive will be donating “buddies” (stuffed animals) to Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office, Swainsboro Police Department and Swainsboro Fire Department. These buddies will be used … more
If you live to be 100, are you going to look back on your life and be happy with the way it all turned out? What regrets will affect you the most? What substantial moments and experiences will become … more
In the month of July, The Forest-Blade honored our local four-legged friends by publishing a competition called ‘The Dog Cause’, where seven entries were submitted to be considered for a cash … more
Politics in Emanuel County will be getting warmer as we head toward 2024’s national elections. City races for the Nov. 7 general election this Fall in Swainsboro,Twin City and Stillmore as well as … more
For many generations, Brandon Jones’ family has been committed to the betterment of education in our community. Jones himself is a proud alumnus of ECI and an honor graduate from the class of … more

Dear Community, I want to thank God and my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for another great book bag drive event. I want to also thank all those who gave and prayed for the success of this event. … more
When you think of your happy place, where does your mind go? Does it take you to a mountain top cabin tucked somewhere deep within the Appalachian hills? Does it take you to a gulf coast shore with … more
Madison Amber Moore of Swainsboro is the recipient of the Nordson Leadership scholarship and the Nordson BUILDS scholarship for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. The 20-year-old daughter of Kristi … more
Emanuel Medical Center is named a 5 Star Hospital by CMS, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, being 1 of 9 in Georgia and 1 of 483 hospitals out of 3,061 hospitals nationwide. CMS assigned … more
Swainsboro Exchange Club recently presented a donation of $500 to Ronnie Shuemake for the Future Generation Youth Book Bag Drive. The 20th annual drive was held Saturday, July 29. Through this … more

Emanuel County Schools recently held a New Employee Orientation on July 25, 2023, at Swainsboro High School to welcome over 70 new employees, including 42 new teachers, to the ECS family. The day … more
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