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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
While hosting your New Year's Eve bash this January, make sure to add Crock Pot Black Eyed Pea Queso Dip to your delectable menu. This spicy dish has black eyed peas, diced tomatoes and green chilies … more
Back in the 1940’s, there were many dance frolicks, home-made wine, and liquor. When the party got too rowdy, many old-fashioned fist fights broke out. The big events usually took place at old … 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
President-Elect Renae McNeely called the November 29 meeting of Beta Beta Chapter Delta Kappa Gamma to order at 6:30 p.m. at the Sudie Fulford Learning Center in the absence of President Denise … more
Sha'Quanda Rountree of Twin City has graduated from Weber State University with an Associate of Applied Science in Medical Lab Sciences degree. Over 3,573 Weber State University students applied … 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

After several weeks of planning, the Wiregrass Chapter sponsored the Wreaths across America event in the Pine Brook Nature Park at the corner of U.S. Highway 80 east and GA Highway 57 North. This … more
As part of its centennial celebration, the city of Twin City now displays a freshly painted mural on the city’s old city hall and jail building. “I’m so proud of our Centennial Mural! It … more
The following occurred during the Emanuel County Superior Court October 2021 term: Warren Clifton Williams AKA Clifton W. Williams negotiated a plea of guilty for one count burglary first degree. … more
Southeastern Technical College announces five students from Emanuel County have made the 2021 Fall Semester President’s List. To obtain this status, students must earn a 3.75 GPA or higher while … more
Swainsboro Primary School recently received a big surprise this Christmas after receiving a donation consisting of 100 bicycles to present to SPS students in need. The anonymous donation was later … more

Fifty children, a record-breaking number, attended this year’s 2021 Shop With A Cop event on Monday, December 20. The event began at 6 p.m. at Swainsboro-Emanuel County Auditorium with a brief … more
Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle, Old St. Nick... While he goes by many different names, he is known throughout the world as a staple in many cultures and traditions. Today, he is thought … more
On December 4, the Sons of Confederate Veterans McLeod Moring Camp #1386 and the Georgia Society Order of Confederate Rose (OCR) Heritage Roses from Emanuel County participated in the second annual … more
Some members of the Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro traveled to the Swainsboro Pre-K on Wednesday, December 15, to assist Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and Santa’s elves with passing out 46 bikes to young … more
A ribbon cutting and open house event for Hometown Family Dental was held Thursday, December 16, at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments were served as locals were given a tour of the facility and met with Dr. … more

Jessica Appleby and Shari Watt from Franklin Memorial Library performed a Christmas puppet play for grades kindergarten through second at Swainsboro Primary School. The title of the play was "Rudolph … more
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