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Join us on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 10 AM for a paint party, hosted by Renee O’Quinn with spare time art. Sign up at the Swainsboro Emanuel County Recreation Department or call Renee Quinn … more
April is Autism Awareness Month, and we here at The Blade will be sharing stories all month from individuals who are affected by autism. This week, the Blade reached out to Rebecca R. Brantley, who … more
Today, more than 108,000 men, women and children still await the opportunity for renewed life through organ donation while hundreds of thousands more could benefit from the gift of tissue donation. … more

R&F Marketing's monthly pillow sale has been scheduled for this Saturday, April 10, starting at 7 a.m.  They will have great new items such as new pet beds, plush toys and more, including dollar deals!  Check out great new rocking chair pad sets and great deals on outdoor seating too! PLEASE NOTE NEW TEMPORARY ADDRESS: 215 East Main Street ("old" Rhonda's bldg. on 80 East). more
The Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center on the Swainsboro campus of East Georgia State College will hold a variety of camps this summer to serve the area’s youth. Because of COVID-19 and … more
On the tentative date of May 28, 2021, the Emanuel County Board of Tax Assessors’ Office will send out Notice of Assessments (NOA’S) to everyone who owns property in Emanuel County, … more
This week’s Hometown Public Servant is Travis Neal, Emanuel County Board of Assessors field appraiser and volunteer firefighter/first responder with Twin City Fire Department. A native of … more
Dr. Tommy Upchurch, the Coordinator of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences for East Georgia State College-Statesboro and Coordinator of the History Department at East Georgia State College, … more

Emanuel Medical Center partnered with Advanced Metal Components, Inc on March 25 for their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. In doing so, 30 employees were able to be vaccinated to help … more
The youth at Mount Olivet Baptist Church of Garfield will host a bake sale and lemonade stand to raise money for World Vision's 30-Hour Famine and Weekend Blessings. The fundraising event … more
Members of Swainsboro City Council and Mayor Charles Schwabe held for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, April 5, at 6 p.m. in the classroom of the Swainsboro Fire Department. All … more
Chamber Spotlight: The Forest-BladeThe Forest-Blade dates back to 1861 and was founded by Alfred Herrington, W.W. Larsen, and Seaborn Bell. The modern-day newspaper has eight employees and gets its … more
Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…March 26Officer was stopped at the stop sign on S. Coleman St. facing south at the intersection of Lambs Bridge Rd. There was a … more

The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Jeffrey Brewer, on warrants obtained by one of several local law enforcement agencies, designated … more
According to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office…March 25Deputy assisted GSP with a vehicle fire that occurred on I16 west bound. Vehicle was not involved in a MVA. Cause of fire was … more
The following occurred during the Emanuel County Superior Court January 2021 term:David Eric Kersey negotiated a plea of guilty on one count burglary 1st degree and one count theft by taking. He was … more
East Georgia State College is making plans to resume classes in the fall semester of 2021 with full operations and will offer a complete campus experience for students in campus housing. All campus … more
The following occurred during the Emanuel County Superior Court October 2019 and January 2021 terms:
 October 2019 Amanda Wilson negotiated a plea of guilty on one count criminal attempt … more

United Primitive Baptist Church will host Sunrise Service this Easter Sunday beginning at 7 a.m. A breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. and will be followed by a Bible story reading at 9 a.m. Church … more
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