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In homegrown towns like ours, true bliss is a victory on a tailgate type of Saturday. Whether we’re in Truist Park or between the hedges, we support our teams like no other part of the country. … more
In January of last year, newly elected Sheriff Jeffrey Brewer began a program of review, updates and modifications of policies and practices in the Emanuel County Sheriff’ Office. This activity was … more
For the past 4 - 5 years, some Wiregrass Chapter members have been meeting each Friday morning at 8 a.m. for coffee and breakfast. For the last two years, the group of men have enjoyed their Friday … more
Congratulations to the University of Georgia Bulldogs for their 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship title. I am proud to have these national champions hail from our great state! The … more

Emanuel County native and University of Georgia alumni graduate Jason Lawson recently made placement on the UGA CAES Alumni Association's 2022 Bulldog 100 list. This honorable recognition highlights … more
Local cattle farmer Jerry Caraway recently shared with The Blade that one of his cows recently gave birth to twin calves, born two days apart. What is so special about this? It’s actually very rare … more
Are we still gloating? Yes, we are. Because no matter our age, where we live or what we do, we know who won the 2021 college football championship. Only 22.6 million people watched the 3 hour 41 … more
Garfield City Council met for its first session of 2022 on Monday, January 10, at 7 p.m. Prior to the meeting The Honorable Judge Don Wilkes administered the oath of office to incoming member James … more
On January 13, a deputy with the Emanuel County Sheriff's Office made a traffic stop in reference to a speeding driver. During the traffic stop, the deputy noticed an odor of marijuana coming from … more

SPD makes arrest following 7-week investigation At approximately 7 a.m. this morning, members of the Swainsboro Police Department’s (SPD) drug suppression unit, K-9 unit and patrol division … more
Conversations continue at Franklin Memorial Library as more veterans join the coffee table. Jimmy P. Leonard served as an Air Force pilot in Vietnam. At first, he flew the O1 "Bird Dog," but the … more
Franklin Memorial Library is now accepting entries for its annual Black History Poster Contest. The contest is open to area youth in Elementary, Middle and High School. To enter, create … more
The 2022 Eggs and Issues Legislative Breakfast, sponsored by Swainsboro-Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce and Emanuel County Farm Bureau, will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 29, at Emanuel … more
Last week, the Emanuel County grand jury convicted Billy Jack Brantley on two counts forgery in the first degree. The case was tried by Assistant District Attorney Aaron Palmer on behalf of the State … more

At approximately 7 a.m. this morning, members of the Swainsboro Police Department’s (SPD) drug suppression unit, K-9 unit and patrol division executed two search warrants simultaneously at two … more
The following occurred during the Emanuel County Superior Court October 2021 term: Zachery Lee Collins negotiated a plea of guilty (Alford) on one count failure to register as a sex offender. He … more
Calling all third, fourth and fifth grade artists and story-tellers! The Forest-Blade has a challenge for you! Throughout the year of 2022, The Blade will host a monthly cartoon challenge for all … more
A line of storms and high winds crossed through Sunday evening and into Monday morning resulting in numerous trees down and power outages. more
To help keep hospital emergency departments open to treat medical emergencies, individuals seeking COVID testing should not go to hospital emergency departments, unless they are experiencing severe … more

The East Central Health District has set up a COVID-19 Testing Site in the parking lot of Emanuel County Auditorium, behind Dr. Prasad's office. The site is located off of West Church street, enter … more
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