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This time of the year we hear a lot about UGA Bulldog pride, but this week Bulldog pride has a very special meaning for Swainsboro. University of Georgia President Jere Morehead announced on Monday … more
The Emanuel County Board of Education met on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. at the Central Office with the following members in attendance: John Allen Bailey, Del Brown, Cherie Hooks, … more
Durden Banking Company recently showcased its commitment to community health and well-being by making a donation to the Foundation of Emanuel Medical Center. The EMC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) … more
According to County Administrator Guy Singletary, the Emanuel County Commissioners will be presented a plan to adopt a resolution at the November 20 meeting showing they will not support the Georgia … more

During the annual meeting of the Georgia School Board Association-Risk Management Services (RMS) held in Athens in October, the recipients of the 2023-2024 Safety Grants were announced. Over 50 … more
Results of the General Election voting held Tuesday, November 7 are as follows: • In the Swainsboro City Council District 5 race, a total of 192 votes were cast. John E. Parker (Incumbent) – … more
Chief Magistrate Judge Dawn Braddy has announced she will retire effective December 29, 2023 due to health issues. “As many of you know, I have been having health issues for the past two years. … more
The Swainsboro Police Department is excited to announce that the department is accepting applications for their "Shop with a Cop" program for 2023. The department staff is looking forward to … more
As the winter weather creeps in and the holiday season draws near, Downtown Swainsboro eagerly anticipates a visit from Santa on December 7 during our annual Christmas Parade. The community comes … more

Mayor Matt Donaldson and the rest of the festival committee hope you will mark your calendars for November 4t, from 9:00-3:00, and join in for a day of fall festivities that celebrate the community's … more
Millie Watkins, the 7-year-old daughter of Dustin Watkins and Megan Thompson, reminds everyone to set your clock back one hour before going to bed, Saturday night, November 4. Millie attends … more
Congratulations to the October Students of the Month! They were chosen for exemplifying the character trait of respect. They enjoyed a donut breakfast with their parents/guardians on Friday, October … more
The Swainsboro Police Department is excited to announce that the department is accepting applications for their "Shop with a Cop" program for 2023. The department staff is looking forward to … more
It’s safe to say that we have all experienced at least one inspirational teacher who helped us understand their subject more and taught us to become a better person. The best teachers pass on this … more

Franklin Memorial Library held their annual Trunk-or-Treat event Friday, October 13, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The theme for the event was Mario Brothers and some of the staff of the library were … more
The Cook of the Week is Nikki Hadden. Nikki is the wife of Kendal Hadden of Swainsboro. In their spare time, Nikki and Kendal enjoy long bike trips, mini vacations and spending time with family and … more
Swainsboro Police Department welcomes Officer Cari Hall as their newest female officer. Officer Hall is the wife of Josh Hall. She received her credentials from GPSTC in Savannah, and when asked what … more
The regular meeting of the Emanuel County Board of Commissioners convened Monday evening, October 16, at the John C. Coleman County Office Building. Following Chairman Hugh Foskey’s call to order, … more
Sybil Johnson, Pam Johnson and Joyce Cannady of Twin City toured a week in Ireland, a beautiful country full of history, and took The Forest-Blade. It was an experience of a lifetime! Highlights of … more

The Swainsboro Mayor and City Council met for a special called meeting on Tuesday, October 10, at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Bennett, Councilpersons Collins, Davis, Parker, Quarterman and … more
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