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Harriett Lawson details month-long COVID battle of 2020
Swainsboro resident Harriett Lawson had a long history with Emanuel Medical Center, just never as a patient. That changed in 2020 after she was admitted with COVID. Her recovery included a transfer …
Video - Treating Trauma in Rural areas
Emanuel Medical Center is designated as a Level IV Trauma center in Georgia, one of only 9 in the state. Caring for trauma patients in a rural area can present numerous challenges, and EMC has …
Video - Spotlight on Durden Banking's 4 locations
Durden Banking Company has a decades long history, with their original office in Twin City, GA. But over time, they built the business with a branch in Swainsboro, Millen and the addition of Metter …
Video - Del Brown on growing a grocery business
After 25 years in the grocery business, Del Brown set out to offer the citizens of Emanuel County something a little bit different. Pinetucky Country Meats was established in 2014 and has grown into …
Video - Frances Cross details her COVID battle of 2020
Midville resident Frances Cross spent 13 days at Emanuel Medical Center during her bout with COVID-19. Cross credits the work of many departments at EMC, nursing, respiratory and many more, with …
Video - Syvetta and Sara Young on their family's COVID battle
In August 2020, Syvetta Young and her children, Sara and Rosey, each dealt with COVID at the same time. Hear how they overcame such a trying time with faith, support from the community, and the team …

VIDEO - SPD K-9 Maya in a controlled substance detection demonstration

In the January 27, 2021 edition of The Forest-Blade, we introduced you to Maya, the newest member of the Swainsboro Police Department. On Feb. 1, Maya was put to the test in a controlled substance …