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The Emanuel County Board of Education met on Tuesday, May 14, at 5:30 p.m. at the Central Office with the following members in attendance: Brandon Jones, Cherie Hooks, Del Brown, Tanya Lane, Sandra … more
Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. On Monday, May 27, be sure to fly your flag at … more

Emanuel County native Chris Brown, a Medic in the US Army, recently visited Swainsboro with a fellow Medic and two pilots. While in Ft. Stewart flying maneuvers, Brown wanted to bring the crew to … more
The Emanuel County Board of Commissioners convened Monday evening, May 20, 2024, for their customary 6 p.m. monthly meeting. Commission Chairman Hugh Foskey called for order to begin the agenda and … more
Fahneshia Coney is the recipient of the Emanuel Medical Center 2024 Herbert Tillman Award. In 2003, The Herbert Tillman Humanitarian Award was established to honor employees who have demonstrated … more
The recent rain from last weekend’s storms, estimated by NWS Peachtree City as 3 to 5 inches in the area, resulted in a flooded underground equipment vault at the pumping station located on Fortune … more
It is with great joy and excitement that Swainsboro Police Department announces its Annual Scavenger Hunt program! Swainsboro Police Department will host its annual summer Scavenger Hunt for the … more

Lonnie Johnson is the Swainsboro Police Departments latest recipient of a gift card to reward his act of kindness. Mr. Johnson located a stranger’s wallet and turned the wallet over to the … more
The recent rain from last weekend’s storms, estimated by NWS Peachtree City as 3 to 5 inches in the area, resulted in a flooded underground equipment vault at the pumping station located on Fortune … more
The painting of Gloria Mason, originally displayed over the bar in Berni’s, was recently moved to the foyer where it was rehung and dedicated to Mason. A pew, donated by Mason, was placed … more
The police department was recently able to recognize another citizen for showing kindness to others in the community. Earlier this month, LaDaysha Sherrod found a valid credit card in a parking lot … more
Last week was National Police Officers Week with Wednesday, May 15, being Peace Officers Memorial Day. The Forest-Blade staff provided agencies with donuts and milk as a ‘Thank you’ for their … more

Kathie Barton from Twin City and Judy Hendrix from Swainsboro recently took a Kelly Tours trip to Eastern Canada. Part of the trip was a two-night stop at Niagara Falls, which is where the picture … more
The Veterans at the Library held their weekly meeting at The Cakery on the Square Monday, May 13, at 9:15 a.m. With Chair John Tapley presiding, they had 43 in attendance. Breakfast was served by the … more
National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect. In honor of helping stand with us to build hopeful … more
Yesterday, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Senate Bill 189 to strengthen election integrity in the state. The measure, sponsored by Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ethics Sen. Max Burns … more

In Swainsboro, there’s a new billboard in town on the corner of Main Street and Tiger Trail. It’s hard to miss. Uncle Birdie stands holding a trash bag beside the message, “Please stop … more
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