Cox family welcomes baby boy!

Posted by | October 23, 2019 5:00 pm

Jeffery and Bonnie Cox of Swainsboro are pleased to announce the arrival of their son, Trenton “Trent” Bailey Cox.

Born at 7:59 a.m. on October 9, 2019 at Meadow Regional Medical Center in Vidalia, he weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz. was 20” long.

Trenton Bailey is the grandson of Rosa Newcomb, Ray (Monica) Cox, Patricia (Tommy) Cox, all of Swainsboro, the late Randall Friou, and the late William Fred Newcomb. Read More

Clothing give-away this weekend!

Posted by | October 23, 2019 4:59 pm

The James and Pearlie Green Foundation will host a free clothing give-away for women, men, and children on Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., rain or shine! The event is set to take place at 677 Wadley Coleman Lake Road in the Cross-Green Community.

COTW: Christopher Moore and Morganne Poole

Posted by | October 23, 2019 4:54 pm

This week’s Cooks of the Week are Christopher Moore and Morganne Poole. Chris and Morganne are eagerly awaiting their wedding at Sardis Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at 5 p.m.  In their spare time, they enjoy watching Georgia Bulldog football games and spending time with their friends and family. They would like to share recipes that are…

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Healthy U Health Fair announced

Posted by | October 21, 2019 11:09 am

   The committee for the 13th annual Health U Health Fair is hard at work preparing for this year’s event, which will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 31 at the Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department. There will be several free screenings and lots of great information to help you be a healthier person.

   The first 50 eligible families at the event will receive free produce. Available Read More

Bobcats fall in scrimmage against GSU

Posted by | October 21, 2019 11:07 am

The East Georgia State College Softball team played a scrimmage game Friday at Georgia Southern University, and the Lady Bobcats Softball team went ready to play.

The Bobcats and Eagles were tied at zero to zero through 10 innings of play, before the Bobcats and Eagles both got on the board in the 11th inning, making the score two to two through 11 innings.

The Bobcats got on the scoreboard … Read More

Share your photos with us!

Posted by | October 18, 2019 4:22 pm

Swainsboro’s Downtown Fall Festival was a hit last night! Share the fun by dropping your photos from last night’s event in the comments below! Include us in your posts also by using #myemanuel

*Submitted photos may be used in an upcoming edition of The Forest-Blade!


Posted by | October 18, 2019 3:10 pm


• Victims of intimate partner violence lose a total of 8.0 million days of paid work each year.

• The cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $8.3 billion per year.

• Between 21-60% of victims of intimate partner violence lose their jobs due to reasons stemming from the abuse.

• Between 2003 and 2008, 142 women were murdered in their workplace by their abuser, 78% of women killed Read More

Can we ever stop ranting and listen to each other?

Posted by | October 18, 2019 3:08 pm

Sometimes the best advice can come from the strangest places. Jackie Cushman has a new book out entitled, “Our Broken America: Why Both Sides Need to Stop Ranting and Start Listening.” Such advice could not come at a better time. Ranting has become our national pastime and it is hard to listen when we are ranting. And if we aren’t broken as a nation, we are badly bent.

The irony Read More

Senior Spotlight: Armanie Sims

Posted by | October 18, 2019 3:07 pm


Senior defensive lineman Armanie Sims isn’t your average football player. Sims is a leader on one of the most dominant and attacking defensive lines in the state and once he flips the switch, he is a tackling machine.

“I’m competitive with a very high motor,” said Sims. “Plus, I just love the game of football.”

Sims helps anchor a defensive front that lives in the offensive backfield Read More

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