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Most little boys want to be a doctor, fireman, police officer or an athletic superstar when they grow up. For one neighboring young man, his dream came true. Twenty-three-year-old six-foot five-inch … more
The Veterans at the Library Group held a historic Memorial Day event at the newly named Veterans and First Responders Memorial Park on Monday, May 29, 2023. The park is located at the corner of U.S. … more
Emanuel County Fire & Rescue is conducting two volunteer Firefighter classes. The classes will be taught at the Twin City Fire Department with classes being held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday … more
The annual Summer Art Camp of Emanuel Arts Council will once again be held at The Sudie Fulford Community Center of East Georgia State College. The three-day camp will be held June 20-22 from 9 a.m. … more

The Forest-Blade has proudly served the Emanuel County community for more than 160 years, and we believe that everyone in the community should have access to the community newspaper. With the recent … more
On May 8, 2023, Jayson L. Brown was awarded the Eloise Vining Scholarship from The Progressive Ladies Club during Swainsboro High School Honors Night Program, and received numerous recognitions for … more
Mrs. Maretha Brown, a hometown hero in Manassas, Georgia, has served 92 years of pure excellence in her community. She is a mother of nine and the wife of the late Mr. Purley Brown. Mrs. Brown is a … more
For the 35th year, Durden Banking Company facilitated the Mini Bank Program for students in second through fifth grade at Twin City Elementary and second grade at Swainsboro Primary. Each year, the … more
Swainsboro City Council held their regular monthly meeting Monday, June 5, at 6 p.m. Following the Prayer of Invocation that was provided by Pastor Nicholas Robertson of Consuming Fire Ministries, … more

A recent report from the Georgia Hospital Association shows that Emanuel Medical Center generated nearly $86 million for the local economy in 2021. The economic impact totaled almost $1 million more … more
East Georgia State College (EGSC) has partnered with Golden Harvest Food Bank to launch the Bobcat Pantry at the EGSC Swainsboro campus. This will be the first college partnership for the food bank … more
Swainsboro native, Nataya Cowart Wright, is an author, licensed professional counselor and life coach, a serial entrepreneur, and the founder of the non-profit organization, SheRose, Inc. … more
The 2023 Emanuel County 4-H Project S.A.F.E. Modified Trap team wrapped up their season during the State 4-H Modified Trap Match on Saturday, May 13. Emanuel County 4-H’ers participated in three … more

President Randy Jones of the Mill Creek Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, participated, along with 47 other Genealogy organizations, in the Statesboro Regional Public … more
The Four Rivers Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution held its monthly meeting at Chatters Restaurant in Lyons, Georgia on Thursday night, March 16, at 6 p.m. with President … more
On Friday, March 24, 2023, Compatriot Steve Burke of the Wiregrass Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution traveled to Parramore Hill on the Banks of the Ogeechee River to present a … more
On May 8, 2023, Compatriot Steve Burke traveled to Swainsboro from Millen to present his program, "Weapons of War, Revolutionary War to WW II". With Chair John Tapley presiding, there were 42 … more
The Wiregrass Chapter Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution held its monthly meeting, Thursday night, April 13, 2023, at the New China Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. With President Wilder Smith, … more

Emanuel County Humane Society is sponsoring adoptions at the Betty Gambrell Animal Shelter now through the end of June. Please go by at 343 Market Street and pick out your new best friend! The … more
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