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Governor Brian Kemp has issued a state proclamation declaring Sunday, November 6, as Georgia Retired Educators Day.  Members of Emanuel Retired Educators Association recently accepted a similar … more
The Lady Dawg softball team has placed 7 region championship trophies in the trophy case at ECI the last 10 years.  The one missing hardware was that elusive state championship wood and … more
Emanuel County Schools celebrated Bus Driver Appreciation Day on October 20 as part of National School Bus Safety Week. During the week, our schools and children let their school bus drivers know how … more

No one took the time to tell Dolly Dupree she was not a famous racehorse, but rather a common mule who pulled a plow from 9 til 5 behind her owner, Cleotis Johnson, each workday. Dolly and Cleotis, … more
I arrived on campus at the University of Georgia in 1968, 3 years after Coach Dooley got there. It was a big deal to a 17-year-old from Swainsboro, Georgia. After my parents deposited me and all my … more
Oak Chapel Baptist Church will observe Homecoming on Sunday, Nov. 6, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Services will be held in the church fellowship hall, followed by a covered dish luncheon. The guest … more
On Saturday, November 12, Lacey Everett and the Bleu Belle Boutique’s owner, Meagan Williams, will be hosting a community-wide yard sale event to raise proceeds for baby Waylon Braswell and his … more
There is a secret in Lyons, Georgia, even though it is not kept very well. On October 10, 2022, members of the Glad Garden Club traveled to just outside Lyons, Georgia, to an olive lover’s … more

by RON WEATHERFORD The ECI Bulldog football team played for the region lead 2 weeks ago against McIntosh Co. After losing to the Buccaneers, the Bulldogs faced Jenkins Co. Friday for the number 2 … more
Emanuel County Humane Society’s (ECHS) Barkfest 2022 was held this past Saturday, October 29, at Swainsboro’s Bark in the Boro Dog Park and lots of canines (accompanied by their owners) were … more
Congratulations to Brianna Parks on being selected for the Georgia Dugout All-State softball game. The Georgia Dugout Club will host its All-State Games at Truist Park for the first time on Sunday, … more
by GAIL WILLIAMSON After 363 days, the family of Don Hightower is closer now to closure than they have been since their loved one first went missing. For the first time in 12 months, the case … more
The Landfill Harmonic documentary recently served as an inspiration for the Swainsboro High School Chorus students. The movie emphasizes concerns about poverty and trash pollution while demonstrating … more

by DWIGHT WATT Answer: Emails that are sent that have lots of visible email addresses are valuable on the dark web and to phishers and spammers. Emails get forwarded to different people and the … more
A memorial highway dedication ceremony honoring the late J. Tyson Stephens, former Sheriff of Emanuel County, was held last week on Wednesday, October 26, at the Downtown Square in Swainsboro. The … more
Swainsboro Police Department began accepting applications for its annual Shop with a Cop program this past Monday, October 31, and will continue taking applications until December 2, 2022. Ages for … more
Mark your calendars for this year’s second annual Cotton Blossom Festival in Twin City! This weekend only, head on down to Twin City, a town known to be “Twice as Friendly, Twice as Nice,” and … more
Forest-Blade employee Danny Worthen enjoyed capturing the smiles of individuals attending Swainsboro's Annual Downtown Fall Festival last night! Share your pictures from last night's event with us … more

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