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Nominated as this week’s Hometown Public Servant is Deputy Robert Phillips, Sergeant of Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Unit. Sgt. Phillips began his career in law enforcement … more
Del Brown and his son Gunnar Brown are anticipating the days remaining before they take the road to attend the Bass Pro U.S. Open National Bass Fishing Amateur Team Championship at Table Rock Lake in … more
For the past two weekends, Greg Bennett and the workers at Mojo’s Xpress Wash have conducted their annual “haunted wash.” People from the local area and surrounding communities turned out by … more
Swainsboro City Council and Mayor Charles Schwabe convened for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, November 1, at 6 p.m. at the Swainsboro City Hall. Mayor Schwabe called the meeting … more

The October 2021 term of Emanuel County Grand Jury convened Tuesday, October 12, and considered 10 bills of indictment presented by the District Attorney’s Office. With the Honorable Judge Tommy J. … more
On Monday, October 25, Swainsboro Junior Council conducted its first meeting. All members were present as well as two mentors. Brad and Darby Gates. The following items were listed and discussed … more
The following occurred during the Emanuel County Superior Court October 2021 term: Frisscardo Bostic negotiated a plea of guilty on one count possession of marijuana with intent, one count flee or … more
ECI Lady Bulldogs advance to Final Four after defeating Social Circle 2-1  this morning. Their next game will be tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. facing Ace Charter. Stay tuned for more details! Go … more
ECI Lady Bulldogs defeated Gordon Lee  today in the first game of the Elite 8 GHSA Softball State Playoffs. The game began at 2 p.m. and ended with a final score of 4-1. Stay tuned for more … more

Last week, America Knits observed Breast Cancer Awareness Month by hosting a “pink-out” luncheon. Co-owner Steve (Ally) Hawkins and staff of America Knits daunted pink apparel on this day and … more
Swainsboro City Council and Mayor Charles Schwabe convened for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, October 20, at 6 p.m. at the Swainsboro City Hall. The original monthly meeting was to be held … more
The ECI Bulldog c-team won the Southeast Region Middle School championship Thursday, defeating Toombs Co. 28-6. This marks the seventh time in 13 years the Bulldogs played in the championship game … more
Emanuel Medical Center has been named a Level IV Trauma Center by following the guidelines of the Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of EMS and Trauma and the American College of Surgeons … more
“Having too many brooms is just a bunch of ‘Hocus Pocus’,” says a little witch. This Halloween season, dressed in her witch attire as her cauldron bubbles, this young witch ponders which … more

The Emanuel County Board of Education convened Tuesday, October 19, in the cafeteria of Swainsboro Middle School for their regular monthly meeting. The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by … more
The Forest-Blade is pleased to announce the publication of community input through polls. This week, The Blade staff reached out to locals and asked their opinions regarding the Swainsboro Mayoral … more
Southeastern Technical College (STC) welcomed two new board members at the September board meeting. Michael Harrison and Will Heath were sworn in as STC’s Board of Directors by Judge Don … more
Swainsboro-Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for one of Emanuel County’s newest businesses, US 1 Flea Market. The event was held Thursday, October 21, at 4 p.m. at the … more
On Friday, October 15, around 3:45 p.m., a crash occurred on Highway 56 North in front of the Summertown Store. Emergency units from EMS, fire and Sheriff’s Office were dispatched. First arriving … more

Emanuel County E911/EMA Director Martha Culbreth shares the following update released by National Weather Services: What has changed: There is a Marginal Risk for severe storms on Thursday over … more
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