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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

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
Mr. Avery Thomas Steptoe and Miss Miranda Anne Tuttle, both of Swainsboro, are excited to announce that Miranda said “yes” and will become his wife in the Fall. Avery is the son of Brian … more
The second session of the 2022 Total Wellness Series is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, at noon, at the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center on the campus of East Georgia State College. Emanuel … more
by BLAKE WILLIAMS Last week, Swainsboro Tigers played Bacon County in three games. Game one (away) was won 7-4 and had a sole pitcher, Lenox Lively, who had 4 strikeouts in the game. The runs … more
David Emanuel Academy Girls and Boys track teams traveled to Augusta on April 16 to compete in the GAPPS 2022 Division I Region II Track Meet hosted at Westside High School. Both Eagle teams grasped … more

by Brittany Hall At the crossroads of the great south, there’s a building that sits on the corner of North and West Main. Adorned with big white columns and vibrant red geraniums that … more
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