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With three region games still to play, the ECI baseball team has secured the region championship for the second consecutive year. The Bulldogs are currently 9-0 in region play and won the region … more
On Thursday, April 4, David Emanuel Academy held a ribbon cutting in celebration of their new main building. The new addition completed the first stage of the school’s SOAR Capital Campaign … more
At the heart of this year’s Pine Tree Festival entertainment lineup lies an extraordinary act that will capture everyone's hearts and showcase the incredible talents of “man’s best friend.” … more
As many Emanuel Countians know, the delivery time of letters and packages in our area has become noticeably longer in recent weeks. A request from The Forest-Blade to officials with the Atlanta … more

“My name is Bobbie Sherrod. I was born and raised in Emanuel County and am a product of the Emanuel County school system. I have been married to Jim Sherrod for 30 years and we have six amazing … more
Swainsboro High School FCCLA traveled to Athens on March 17, to compete at the State Leadership Conference. These members worked hard on their STAR Events projects for months in preparation for their … more
All of us had to start somewhere and 11 year old Stetson Sheppard is no exception. Stetson was assigned the task of shadowing a business for extra credits at Swainsboro Middle School Beta Club. He … more
Southeastern Technical College had a celebrity on campus on March 11, 2024, in Swainsboro's Boatwright Auditorium. The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) program welcomed Piglet and several of … more
The Swainsboro Police Department and the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Department combined efforts to suppress the open-air illegal drug sales in Swainsboro. The Swainsboro Police Department's Drug … more

Sheriff Jeffrey Brewer, Chief Deputy Nick Robertson, Corporal Trent Kersey and Deputy Jamey Chalker had the pleasure of participating in Read Across America at Twin City Elementary School and … more
In its customary manner, the Emanuel County Board of Commissioners moved concisely through the agenda of its regular March 18, 2024, meeting this past Monday evening. Commission Chairman Hugh Foskey … more
The Emanuel County Board of Education met on Tuesday, March 12, at 5:30 p.m. at Swainsboro Elementary School with the following members in attendance: Brandon Jones, Cherie Hooks, Del Brown, Tanya … more
The East Georgia State College (EGSC) Women’s Basketball Team made history this weekend after being crowned the 2024 Region 17 Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) Women’s Basketball … more
The Emanuel County Board of Education voted unanimously at a called meeting on Thursday, March 7, to approve the appointment of Dr. Denise Warnock as the next Emanuel County School Superintendent. … more

One of Swainsboro’s very own will return home soon, At work, his title is Flight Commander Lieutenant Sconyers, but around here most folks just call him Jay. There will be a few Air Force buddies … more
The Swainsboro City Council held a called meeting on Monday evening, March 11, for the purpose of considering the adoption of the new Alcohol Ordinance for the City of Swainsboro. Present were … more
Governor Brian Kemp officially announced February 22, 2024, the appointment of Ken Warnock to the State Workforce Development Board for the State of Georgia. The official swearing in ceremony was … more
City Hall was once again the scene of much discussion concerning alcohol ordinances as the council, the mayor and the city attorney struggled to straighten out the fine points of when, where and how … more
The next set of emergency lights and sirens you encounter in Emanuel County will be brighter and louder than the last. A brand-new ambulance has been added to our EMS fleet, and it’s largely thanks … more

The 2024 Swainsboro Police Awards Banquet was held Thursday evening, February 22, at Beaver Creek Plantation. Swainsboro Police Chief Randy Ellison opened the program with a welcome to everyone and a … more
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