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More than 1,700 students were named to Valdosta State University's Fall 2021 Dean's List. To qualify for Dean's List at VSU, students must achieve a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher … more
Kennesaw State University congratulates the more than 7,300 Owls named to the University's Dean's List, which recognizes students for their academic achievement during the Fall 2021 semester. … more
It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the following students on being named to the Fall 2021 President's List. Full-time undergraduate students who … more
The following students from Emanuel County have been named to East Georgia State College’s Fall Semester 2021 Dean’s Honor and Dean’s Merit Lists. To be named to the Dean’s Honor List, a … more

Michael and Dawn Parker of Metter proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Kensley Anne Parker, to Mr. Kenneth Chase Johnson. He is the son of Steve and Becky … more
According to Swainsboro Elementary School Principal Valorie Watkins, the following students have made honorary statuses during the second nine weeks of the 2021-2022 school year: Star Honor … more
Proud parents Justin and Taylor Price announce the arrival of their son, Asher Tyler Price, born January 16, 2022 at Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia. He weighed 7 lbs. and 2 oz. and was … more
This week’s Cook of the Week is Raylen Curl. Raylen is the 11-year-old daughter of Wayne Curl & Monica Wheeler. She is a 6th grade student at Swainsboro Middle School, and when she’s not at … more
At approximately 7 a.m. this morning, members of the Swainsboro Police Department’s (SPD) drug suppression unit, K-9 unit and patrol division executed two search warrants simultaneously at two … more

The following occurred during the Emanuel County Superior Court October 2021 term: Zachery Lee Collins negotiated a plea of guilty (Alford) on one count failure to register as a sex offender. He … more
Calling all third, fourth and fifth grade artists and story-tellers! The Forest-Blade has a challenge for you! Throughout the year of 2022, The Blade will host a monthly cartoon challenge for all … more
A line of storms and high winds crossed through Sunday evening and into Monday morning resulting in numerous trees down and power outages. more
To help keep hospital emergency departments open to treat medical emergencies, individuals seeking COVID testing should not go to hospital emergency departments, unless they are experiencing severe … more
The East Central Health District has set up a COVID-19 Testing Site in the parking lot of Emanuel County Auditorium, behind Dr. Prasad's office. The site is located off of West Church street, enter … more

A preliminary hearing for Dakota Shaman Sutton was held Wednesday, January 5, in Emanuel County Superior Court with the Honorable Tommy J. Smith presiding. Prosecuting the case for the State of … more
Last of three lead defendants draws prison time An Emanuel County man has been sentenced to prison after admitting to operating a cockfighting venue. William Shannon Scott, 49, of Midville, … more
Swainsboro-Emanuel County Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Daddy-Daughter Dance on Friday, February 11. This year’s event will take place on Friday, February 11, from 7 until 9 … more
Five local veterans shared stories that weave together to complete a profound picture of what it meant for them to serve their country. Although they did not all serve at the same time and place, … more
If you’ve ever walked into Swainsboro Walmart then you’ve surely been greeted with a warm smile and a sincere hello by Miss Louise Hancock. She’s the sweet lady in the wheelchair who makes your … more

In 1961, things were looking up in Swainsboro. Textile plants, furniture manufacturers and various other companies were moving into town from up North bringing hundreds of jobs with them. John … more
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