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Sons of The American Legion volunteered at the American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, January 11. American Red Cross and Sons of The American Legion wants to thank everyone that donated, making … more
Gage Dowling has been named the East Georgia State College (EGSC) director of housing and will lead EGSC’s Office of Housing Services for residential students. Dowling began his career in … more
Members of the Emanuel Retired Educators Association (EREA) braved the very cold temperatures last week for their January meeting at the Sudie A. Fulford Center on the campus of East Georgia State … more
Grace Catherine Hood earned a place on the Dean’s List for the Fall 2023 term at University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Hood’s outstanding academic performance, hard work … more

On Tuesday, January 16, I returned to the State Capitol to begin “budget week.” Each year, the Georgia General Assembly is tasked with one constitutional obligation which is to pass a balanced … more
The 157th Georgia General Assembly convened for the 2024 legislative session on Monday, January 8, 2024, which marked the start of the second year of our biennial General Assembly. In addition to … more
Wanda Owens of Swainsboro recently visited the Fox Theater in Atlanta with The Forest-Blade. While there, she saw The Nutcracker and The Michael Jackson Musical. more
The Wreaths Across America volunteers traveled across Emanuel County on Saturday, January 20, to recover all the 1,600 wreaths on veterans' graves that were placed there on December 16, 2023. Chair … more
The Emanuel County Board of Education met on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. at Twin City Elementary with the following members in attendance: Brandon Jones, Cherie Hooks, Del Brown, Tanya … more

Don't forget to show off your babies in the POLP tab. Deadline to submit is Feb. 9, and the tab will run the last week in Feb., 2/27. more
The Emanuel County Youth Night of Worship will return to Swainsboro on March 2, 2024. Leading up to the event, we will be spotlighting youth in our region who are making a difference through their … more
Who doesn’t like a free meal? Don’t miss the opportunity to get a plate full of southern staples while professional fisherman and Bassmaster Classic Champion Randy Howell shares his incredible … more
The 157th Georgia General Assembly convened for the 2024 legislative session on Monday, January 8, 2024, which marked the start of the second year of our biennial General Assembly. In addition to … more
Honor Roll First Grade MichaelAdams, Kayson Allen, Skyler Allen, Aazylah Barron, Carlie Beasley, Ameia Bostic, Eddie Braswell, Elijah Brewer, Brinley Brinson, Braylen Brown, London Buford, … more

The New Year is in full swing at the Franklin Memorial Library! Come dive into learning, celebrate your community and unleash your creativity alongside friendly neighbors and talented staff. Join us … more
The 2024 Legislative Session kicked off this week, and I’m honored to be back under the Gold Dome to serve my constituents of the 4th Senate District. This session, I have the privilege of serving … more
Emanuel County Institute Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recently held a Pretzel Drive for Weekend Blessings. Students were encouraged to bring in bags of pretzels, and the homeroom that … more
The number one health concern among our citizens in this beautiful nation today is bad heart health. The root cause of this problem is lack of holistic and fitness knowledge. Which you would think … more
Swainsboro St. Philip Center of Hope Food Pantry will be open for distribution on Thursday, January 18, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. more

The starting pistol has sounded, and five Emanuel Countians are off and running for the District 1 seat of the Emanuel County Commission. The election will be held March 12, 2024, with early voting … more
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