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The days of summer are slowly dwindling down before the start of a new school year! Pictured is Millie Layne Watkins, the 5-year-old daughter of Dustin Watkins and Megan Thompson of Swainsboro. … more
Last week, Swainsboro Police Department announced the capture of Roger Smith a.k.a. Buck Wheat of Twin City. A warrant for aggravated assault charges was issued for Smith by the department for his … more
Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…July 16Officer was dispatched in reference to meeting someone for a report stating that a lady from church bought him a hotel room … 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… July 18 Deputies responded to 5th Ave in Stillmore in reference to a female that was irate and trying to hit people and cars as they drove … more
This week’s Cook of the Week is Kaelyn Amerson Meadows. She is the wife  of Austin Meadows of Swainsboro. Together, they share three children, Skylar Lynn Tran, LeeAnna Marie Meadows, … more
Miss LaCosta Ellington Hicks and Mr. Mark David, Jr. of Twin City are excited to announce their engagement. Miss Hicks is the daughter of David and Fran Ellington of Orangeburg, SC, and Angie Giles … more
John and Terri Bell of Twin City are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Courtney Bell, to Mr. Jamey Watson. He is the son of the late Robert and Susie … more
Holy Zion Church of Metter is having “Family and Friends” this Sunday, August 1. Sunday School will be at 10:30 a.m. and Worship Service will be at 11:30 a.m. Pastor Johnny Ray Jones is … more

The following occurred during the Emanuel County Superior Court April 2021 and July 2021 terms:April 2021Charles Smith negotiated a plea of guilty (alford) on one count possession of methamphetamine … more
This community has seen two deaths caused by totally senseless violence in less than two weeks. In light of that, I have asked Chief Ellison and his Department to increase the level of patrolling, … more
All Summer Reading participants are invited to come to Franklin Memorial Library on Thursday, July 29, at 2:30 p.m. to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program (SRP). There will be … more
The City of Summertown is having its water tank cleaned Tuesday, July 27, and advises that some may experience no or low water pressure during this process. more
Swainsboro Police Department responded to yet another shooting incident. At approximately 4 a.m. on Thursday, July 15, officers received information from 911 dispatch of shots fired at 218 Williams … more

In May, my father, Franklin Sasser, retired from United Hospice in Swainsboro, having worked 16 years as a hospice chaplain, 22 years as pastor of First Baptist Church of Twin City, and 3 years as … more
Kirrin Parham has recently and successfully completed a summer internship program at District Attorney Tripp Fitzner's Office. During her internship program, Parham gained viable experience in a … more
The Rotary Club of Swainsboro had its installation banquet on June 28, hosted and catered by Happy’s. Club members were pleased to have the presence of District Governor Steve Barnes and … more
Ongoing investigation continues At approximately 11 a.m. Sunday, July 18, Emanuel County deputies were dispatched to Bird Flanders Road in reference to a male subject attempting to steal property … more
Federal sentence includes repayment of $66,400An Emanuel County woman who admitted creating a fake business and using it to receive funding from a federal COVID-19 small business relief program has … more

Nominated as this week's Hometown Public Servant is Bill Cahill, PIO and freelancer for The Forest-Blade. Cahill is not a native of Emanuel County, but his face may be familiar to many locals - … more
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