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Pastor Levi Carpenter would like to invite all to homecoming services at Crossroads Church, located at 529 South Main Street in Swainsboro, next to Buddy’s Rental. Southern Gospel Recording Artist … more
The signage is up and the countdown is on for Swainsboro’s newest tanning salon – The Bronzing Bay, located conveniently next to owner Meagan Williams’ clothing boutique, The Bleu Belle. This … more
On September 27, 2021, Koda, a four-year-old chow/lab mix, entered the Betty Gambrell Animal Shelter as an intake. Patiently, this big, sweet known-to-be lap pup sat in his designated kennel awaiting … more
For this week’s Swainsboro Spotlight, The Forest-Blade highlights The Rustic Grilel. Located at the address of 1253 US 80 in Swainsboro, this restaurant is one of the newer restaurants to be … more

Franklin Memorial Library treated the Teenage Advisory Board (TAB) to a Christmas party in celebration of all that was accomplished this year. The TAB team started back up this summer, and they … more
The Emanuel County Board of Education met Tuesday, December 14, at 5:30 p.m. at the Swainsboro Elementary School cafeteria for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting. Chairman Mason Henry called … more
When times get tough, Emanuel County has a notorious reputation for watching out for their own. A local family is need of that same support. As of Monday, December 20, just five days before … more
On Friday evening, December 24, Swainsboro firefighters and their families along with officers from the Swainsboro Police Department continued the Santa’s Ride through Swainsboro. Started on … more
Swainsboro High School’s (SHS) Band of Gold held its last Christmas concert with the Class of 22, and the event ended with a bang. With soloists Savannah Reynolds on alto saxophone and Forrest … more

Now that we have celebrated the natural birth of Jesus Christ, let's walk in the love which He gave to us. The gift of Jesus was a love gift. For John 3:16 KJV tells us, “For God so loved the world … more
During the month of December, The Forest-Blade launched its annual Elf on the Shelf Christmas contest where one lucky winner wins $300 Christmas cash! Contest participants were to visit … more
Just this month, Fox Theater Institute announced the issuance of a second grant for improvements made to the Karrh Community Arts Center, also known as the Dixie Theatre. In FYI 2017-2018, this … more
Pictured are Hunter and his son Grayson Hooks getting ready to celebrate the new year. Grayson is four years old and goes to school at “Miss Laci’s”. He is also the son of Tonya Hooks. The … more
The following occurred during the Emanuel County Superior Court October 2021 term: Michael Shane Allen was found guilty by jury on one count aggravated assault and two counts terroristic threats. … more

As we come to the end of another year, we reflect on what has been and anticipate what is to come. With each new year, we welcome new beginnings. In fact, the month of January is named after Janus, … more
A project led by RadioJones, which operates local radio stations WXRS, WJAT, The Rocket, and Magic 98 has taken new life this Christmas, thanks to the support of local organizations such as the … more
The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting Tuesday night, December 21, at 7 p.m. at The Rustic Grille. With President Dianna Wedincamp presiding, there were 32 in attendance, including 10 … more
Locals participating in Franklin Memorial Library’s regular community outreach events have been crafting away this holiday season. Instructed by Terkeitha Moye, an adult class was held last … more
It’s been 160 years since The Forest-Blade first opened its doors to share the voice of the people in our community. Like Emanuel County itself, our beloved paper has seen the times change with the … more

For this week’s spotlight, we highlight local business Scotty’s Deer Barn. Located in Norristown, this particular business holds a very established connection with local hunters that rein from … more
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