A Champions Parade to welcome home UGA Quarterback Stetson Bennett IV and celebrate the 2020 State Champion Bears football team and all other recent champions will take place Sunday, January 30.

Keith Brooks was sworn in as Mayor of Blackshear Tuesday, January 11. The ceremony was conducted by his brother, Superior Court Judge Kelly Brooks. Brooks succeeds Kevin Grissom, who did not seek re-election. Brooks also conducted the swearing in ceremonies for new city councilmen, Chuck War…

Jim Echols (left) was sworn in as a new member of the Patterson City Council at the Jan. 13 meeting. Mayor Dedi Thomas administered the oath of office during a ceremony at the first Patterson City Council meeting of the year. Echols succeeds Councilwoman Teresa Leggett, who opted not to seek…

The board of education honored members of the high school’s Emmy Award-winning audio visual team at their regular meeting last week. Members of the team include (l-r) Aliciyah Ivey, Nancy Trinidad and Advisor John DuPont. The group is shown holding a banner recognizing PCHS as a member of th…

Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Parade traveled down Blackshear’s Main Street on a brisk and windy morning. Some entries came from nearby counties and continued with parades in neighboring towns later that day. Pictured are scenes from the parade.

Pay raises for teachers, state employees including law enforcement and a tax refund for all state taxpayers are among the items that will be under consideration in this  year’s term of the Georgia General Assembly.

Dr. Rodney McClendon, Tyrone Harris and Shelina Vail Murchinson were among those recognized at Saturday night’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day program. The program was held at at the Fourth Mount Olive Church in Blackshear.

Pierce County’s own Stetson Bennett IV led the Georgia Bulldogs vs. Alabama in the NCAA National Football Championship Monday night winning the National Championship 33-18. Bennett was named the offensive player of the game after throwing two touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Bennett’s homet…

The year 2021 will be remembered for the year vaccines were rolled out to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, only to see another surge of the virus as residents here and elsewhere were cautious about getting vaccinated.

The Blackshear Times won six Georgia Press Association (GPA) newspaper contest awards, including one First Place award, two Second Place awards, and three Third Place recognitions.

Four businesses, 18 hours and 10 train cars later, young artist and “Jill of all trades” Brittany Jenkins finally finished painting eight storefront windows on Main Street for the City of Blackshear — one hour before the start of the December 6 Christmas Parade.

Local educator Mysti Todd Clough is the winner of the “Shop Small, Christmas Crawl” promotion. Clough received a gift card basket totaling more than $800.  The prize features gift cards from local stores and shops who participated in the Shop Small Christmas Crawl punch card program. Shopper…

To well-known Waycrossan Florence Peagler Bowman, one says “Happy 96th birthday,’’ and may add, “My, what beautiful yellow-flowering trees you have!’’ She celebrated her birthday Thanksgiving Day Nov. 25, receiving many congratulatory and best wishes messages from family and friends. She is …