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DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen recently named Eric, David and Leesa Anderson of the East Georgia location winner of its 2023 “Enhancing Lives. Improving Homes” award. Commitment to the client … more
The Emanuel County Board of Education met on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. at the Swainsboro Primary School cafeteria with the following members in attendance: John Allen Bailey, Del Brown, … more
The Associate of Science in Nursing program at Southeastern Technical College graduated its Bridge Option class on July 31 in Vidalia’s Tattnall Auditorium. Southeastern Tech faculty and staff … more
In a conversation this past Monday with Emanuel County Administrator Guy Singletary, the Forest Blade asked for updates on several items of interest, not the least of which was the reported millage … more

Swainsboro Center of Hope Food Pantry will be open for distribution on Thursday, August 17, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. more
Swainsboro High School DeMello Jones has been selected as a 2023 AJC Super 11. DeMello is a senior at Swainsboro High School. The Super 11 is one of Georgia's most prestigious statewide awards for … more
The Scentsy Buddy Drive will be donating “buddies” (stuffed animals) to Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office, Swainsboro Police Department and Swainsboro Fire Department. These buddies will be used … more
If you live to be 100, are you going to look back on your life and be happy with the way it all turned out? What regrets will affect you the most? What substantial moments and experiences will become … more
In the month of July, The Forest-Blade honored our local four-legged friends by publishing a competition called ‘The Dog Cause’, where seven entries were submitted to be considered for a cash … more

Family Connection sponsored the Scavenger Hunt for Books this summer. Local businesses participated by being the weekly secret location for children to follow clues and find their free … more
Swainsboro Kiwanis Club supports the local schools’ efforts to improve literacy. The club made a donation to Emanuel County Institute to be used toward the purchase of books and materials for the … more
Politics in Emanuel County will be getting warmer as we head toward 2024’s national elections. City races for the Nov. 7 general election this Fall in Swainsboro,Twin City and Stillmore as well as … more
The August 21 County Commissioners Meeting will have on its agenda the John C. Coleman Hotel building, to discuss its fate. Many people want to see it restored; some want to tear it down. It is one … more
The National Beta Club is proud to announce that Emanuel County Institute is a 2022-2023 National Beta School of Merit. The school earned this recognition by offering National Beta to all eligible … more

The Emanuel Retired Educator Association met recently to plan for the upcoming year. The officers and committee chairs discussed programs and meeting locations. They also discussed state programs and … more
For many generations, Brandon Jones’ family has been committed to the betterment of education in our community. Jones himself is a proud alumnus of ECI and an honor graduate from the class of … more
As Emanuel County Schools wrapped up the 2022-2023 school year, it was necessary to pause and reflect on our progress, past and future direction. Now, as we begin our 2023-2024 school year, it is … more
The dream of having first run movies and live performances in a downtown theater in Swainsboro is once again back on track. The firm of BAK Builders has been in town for the past two weeks beginning … more
Swainsboro City Council held their regular monthly meeting Monday, August 8, at 6 p.m. Following the Prayer of Invocation that was provided by John Hancock III of Beacon of Hope Church of God, and … more

Dear Community, I want to thank God and my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for another great book bag drive event. I want to also thank all those who gave and prayed for the success of this event. … more
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