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To parents and students in the region: I am going to start with a trick question if that’s okay. If I gave you $1 million just for going to college and earning a bachelor's degree, would you … more
When you think of your happy place, where does your mind go? Does it take you to a mountain top cabin tucked somewhere deep within the Appalachian hills? Does it take you to a gulf coast shore with … more
The Swainsboro Masonic Lodge will be holding their second Annual Drive for School Supplies at Swainsboro Walmart on August 5, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. If you would like to show your support for the … more
Madison Amber Moore of Swainsboro is the recipient of the Nordson Leadership scholarship and the Nordson BUILDS scholarship for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. The 20-year-old daughter of Kristi … more

East Georgia State College (EGSC) recently named Malanie Freeman the new Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center Coordinator. Freeman will oversee the day-to-day operations of the center and … more
Swainsboro baseball just had one of their best seasons in the last decade and a lot of that success has to do with the impact that Kason Palmer had on the team. Palmer dominated hitters while on the … more
Emanuel Medical Center is named a 5 Star Hospital by CMS, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, being 1 of 9 in Georgia and 1 of 483 hospitals out of 3,061 hospitals nationwide. CMS assigned … more
Swainsboro Exchange Club recently presented a donation of $500 to Ronnie Shuemake for the Future Generation Youth Book Bag Drive. The 20th annual drive was held Saturday, July 29. Through this … more
Emanuel County Schools recently held a New Employee Orientation on July 25, 2023, at Swainsboro High School to welcome over 70 new employees, including 42 new teachers, to the ECS family. The day … more

Emanuel Artists Guild held it regular meeting on Tuesday, July 25 in The Kalmanson Gallery in downtown Swainsboro. Murals in the city was a main topic of discussion. Some of the current ones need to … more
East Georgia State College (EGSC) congratulates Dr. Carmine Palumbo, Professor of English, for completing the NEH Summer Institute “Rediscovering Flannery O’Connor,” which was held at Georgia … more
East Georgia State College (EGSC) recently promoted two faculty members. Dr. David Chevalier was promoted to Professor of Biology, and Dr. John Cadle was promoted to Professor of Biology and granted … more
Emanuel County Institute's Title I Parent Meeting will be held on August 28, 2023, at 6 p.m at ECI. All parents and community members are urged to attend. more
The ECI Spirit of the Dogs has been hard at work this summer preparing their 2023 field show, Agent 54, written in a classic “spy jazz” style that casts a web of mystery and espionage. The … more

Emanuel Arts Council will present award-winning author Janisse Ray on Thursday, August 17th at 6 p.m. in The Kalmanson Gallery of Emanuel Arts Council. Ray will be giving a reading from her novel, … more
Each year, The Forest-Blade has a “back-to-school” coloring contest for kids to enter and have a chance to win a bookbag full of school supplies. This year, Sarah Joy McBride and BriElla Braswell … more
Georgia 4-H celebrated excellence during the 80th Annual 4-H State Congress as top 4-H’ers from around the state gathered in Atlanta July 18-21. State Congress includes the state-level Project … more
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Alliance between the United States and the Republic of Korea — an unbreakable bond forged by American and Korean service members who fought side-by-side … more
Be part of a nationwide movement to bring back American and Christian values to our public institutions. Join us on August 5th at 10 a.m. when we'll be reading from Kirk's book "As You Grow." Watch … more

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Division will be having a Hunter’s Safety Course Saturday, August 26, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Ridgeway Masonic Lodge in Garfield. The course is free of … more
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