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A South Carolina company has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a permit that would allow tons of coal ash to be dumped in neighboring Wayne County near its border with Pierce County.

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The national recession that hammered the finances of millions of families across the country officially began in 2008 and reportedly ended just a few years ago. The effects hit hard in rural areas of the country, including Pierce County, and are still being felt today.

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Pierce County High School ranked in the top ten percent of high schools in the state and all schools in the system scored higher than the state and area on Georgia Milestones.

Pierce County Sheriff’s Investigator Steven Wright, Deputy Travis Bennett and Blackshear Police Department Detective Jacob Royal are being heralded as heroes for saving two lives in separate incidents last week.

A change in corporate philosophy may have been a factor in the end of Mayo Clinic Health System’s tenure in Waycross but the loss of millions of dollars over the past three years didn’t help.

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The courthouse fountain will be repaired, but so far the details, including time frame and cost, are scarce.

The Pierce County Middle School cheerleaders won their seventh consecutive Middle School Conference championship this afternoon. Ware County Middle came in second. See more details about the big win in next week's print issue of The Blackshear Times.

Challenger Keith Brooks defeated veteran Blackshear City Council member Jerry Hollis in voting today. Brooks garnered 91 votes, or 65% of the vote to Hollis' 50 votes, or 35%. See next week's print edition of The Blackshear Times for more information.

The Pierce County Middle School cheerleaders won their seventh consecutive Middle School Conference championship this afternoon. Ware County Middle came in second. See more details about the big win in next week's print issue of The Blackshear Times.

Police responding to a report of gunfire at the Country Manor Apartments found 37-year-old David Charles Wilson of Blackshear critically injured Saturday night. He was pronounced dead less than an hour later.

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Seated near a corner of Pierce County High School media center, freshman Chandler Watson and junior Adrian Sierra work on assembling computer parts. The duo, part of a first-year technology class, each point to pieces and discuss where they should place them.

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The Pierce County Board of Education has rejected an initial proposal to buy a 78 acre tract from the county near the high school, but agreed to continue negotiations with commissioners.

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Ginger Nimmer DeLoach recently got a chance to see a part of the world that has been a mystery to most Americans for most of the last four decades.

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Pierce County property owners in the former Waycross annex should learn how much more water and sewer service will cost within a couple of weeks.

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There’s no more Waycross in Pierce County as of Wednesday, but threats of shutting off water and sewer services or raising utility rates loom in the cross-county boundary dispute.

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