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Swainsboro Middle School Jr. Beta students will host a reverse beauty pageant next month. The event will be held Saturday, June 11, at 7 p.m. and will feature three categories, middle school, high … more
Pineland Telephone Cooperative, Inc. is excited to announce that Grace Catherine Hood has been awarded a scholarship through the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS). Founded in 1994, FRS is the … more
Jill Carter of Southern Pottery conducted the final of four scheduled workshops as part of the Vibrant Communities Grant awarded to Franklin Memorial Library, with funding from GAC, NEA, and the Mill … more
Emanuel County Farm Bureau recently awarded cash prizes and certificates to four Swainsboro High School students for the Farm Bureau Art contest for 2022. Georgia Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom … more

This week’s cook of the week is Alexis Maurae Dickens. Alexis is a graduate of Treutlen County High School. She currently works as a para-pro for Swainsboro Primary School. In her downtime, Alexis … more
The Great Pine Cone Hunt made its annual appearance with Forest-Blade readers as the countdown for the annual Pine Tree Festival closed the contest competition. Each year, in celebration of … more
Downtown Swainsboro was filled with laughter, smiles, and excitement this past weekend as locals and non-locals gathered in celebration of the 75th Annual Pine Tree Festival and Southeast Timber Expo … more
Zayna Taylor is the 18-year-old daughter of Rafael and Shanna Santamaria. She is a 2022 graduate of Emanuel County Institute and plans to attend Georgia Southern University in the Fall. Earlier this … more
East Georgia State College – Statesboro is hosting an information session about the Bobcat to Eagle (B2E) Program on Friday, May 20 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The session will provide … more

Make plans to come out and support local, young author, Jocelyn Williams, at a book signing event set for Saturday, May 14, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The event will be hosted at The Yard Master and … more
The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting, Tuesday night, May 3, at 7 p.m. at The Rustic Grille. With President Dianna Wedincamp presiding, there were 29 in attendance, including two … more
On May 4, 66 12th graders at Emanuel County Institute participated in an “It’s Your Reality” financial simulation. The event allowed students the opportunity to learn about and … more
East Georgia State College art students recently visited the SCAD Museum of Art and the Jepson Center in Savannah, Georgia. The drawing II course and the two-dimensional design course were chaperoned … more
Emanuel County Institute’s girl softball team will be hosting a skills camp July 11-14, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the ECI softball field. Ages to attend are rising K through rising eighth … more

by BRITTANY HALL While every season is a new opportunity to build sturdy foundations for children, April is Child Abuse Prevention Month – an annual observance in the United States dedicated … more
Swainsboro High School As the year is coming to a close, the students at our Emanuel County schools are going full throttle on all fronts this month! Not only are they taking care of business in … more
The Exchange Club 2021-22 Youth of the Year program was held at Rustic Grill on Tuesday, April 26. The winner, Savannah Reynolds, will advance to the State Exchange Club competition, and then … more
During the week of Earth Day, Franklin Memorial staff members, “Miss” Jessica Appleby and “Miss” Shari Watt, visited with Swainsboro Primary School and Pre-K classes and … more
by WHITLEY CLIFTON Herrington Homestead’s Annual Fishing Derby welcomed 35 youth anglers accompanied by angling partners to Emanuel County over the recent weekend for some outdoor fishing … more

The Seedling Garden Club's Spring Flower Show-A Pine Tree Festival Event was held on Saturday, April 30, 2022 and Sunday, May 1, 2022. Using the theme "We're Back to a Wonderful World" the show was … more
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