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Last week, Sen. Billy Hickman (R–Statesboro) was appointed to serve as Chairman of the Senate Study Committee on the Preservation of Georgia’s Farmlands by Lt. Governor Burt Jones. Additional … more
Herrington Avenue from Gloria Street to Curtis Street will be closed indefinitely due to elevated tank removal and replacement of the city water tower. more
Living Way Ministries will have their annual women conference Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 9, at 2:30 p.m. The theme for the conference will be ‘Surely God can do … more
This Thursday will be the 80th anniversary of D-Day. On the sixth of June 1944, over seventy-five thousand American soldiers, sailors, and airmen along with other allied troops landed on the beaches … more

Dear Representative Buddy Carter: Your appearance a couple of weeks ago before the Water, Wildlife and Fisheries subcommittee in Washington of which you are not a member but were allowed to … more
Congratulations and Happy Birthday to the City of Swainsboro, my forever hometown as we celebrate 200 years. A huge thank you to The Forest-Blade for making sure that I received a copy of this … more
Momma went to work after I started school. She was a beautician and took pride in making women look pretty. Now, getting a perm in your hair in those days meant getting a PERMANENT wave. It was an … more
Seventy-eight years ago, I stood curbside as a few floats circled the courthouse square. I had no comprehension of what this was or would become. I do not recall if SHS had a band at that time. I do … more
We are now unofficially into the summer season. Memorial Day weekend, they say, is the unofficial start of summer. In just a little over four months, you can start voting early for your next … more

Miss Emanuel County/Miss Southeast Georgia/Miss Crossroads of the South board will proudly present the Send-Off Celebration on Sunday, June 2, at 2 p.m. at the Swainsboro-Emanuel County Auditorium. … more
The Veterans at the Library held their 1st Annual Veterans Cup Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 18. They had a full slate of teams with 18 teams, four per team. Each team was given a bag of items … more
SOAR Teacher of the Year Amy Walden Winners of Aftermath Competitions Josie Grace Black, Billy Martin Yearbook Dedication Sara Youmans Free Tuition Giveaway Presley … more
Durden Banking Company, Inc. recently presented five area high school seniors with a $1,000 scholarship. A scholarship recipient was named in each of the graduating classes of Jenkins County High … more
The East Georgia State College (EGSC) Police Department recently hosted the Georgia Public Safety Training Center’s (GPSTC) Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) course. This vital training was … more

Last Tuesday, May 21, Swainsboro High School Golfer Jackson Gray signed his National Letter of Intent to play collegiate golf at Brewton-Parker College. The signing ceremony for the SHS senior was … more
On the morning of May 22, 2024, at approximately 1:23 a.m., officers of the Swainsboro Police Department located a single motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Coleman Street and East Main … more
Jim Sherrod, Vice Chairman of the Emanuel County Board of Commissioners from District 4 will be hosting a Town Hall meeting on June 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Summertown Community … more
Compatriots Lee Herron, Steve Burke and Dess Smith III traveled to the Georgia State Capital on Tuesday, April 23, to meet with Senator Max Burns and Governor Brian Kemp for the Governor's signing of … more
‘The Great Pine Cone Hunt’ made its annual appearance with Forest-Blade readers as the countdown for the annual Pine Tree Festival closed the contest competition. Each year, in celebration of … more

The 3rd Annual Memorial Day Service was held Monday, May 27, at 11 a.m. at the Veterans & 1st Responders Memorial Park. Before the service, breakfast sponsored by the Emanuel Medical Center was held … more
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