Greg Stone, candidate for Pierce County sheriff and retired state trooper, has called for an outside investigation into what he describes as ‘double dipping’  — law enforcement officers receiving pay from the Blackshear Police Department (BPD) and Pierce County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) simult…

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Four contested races will be on the ballot in the May 19 general and non-partisan primary election.

Marlee Rigdon peers into the new chicken coop, a hands-on learning experience, at Patterson Elementary School.

Eli Locklear peers into the new chicken coop, a hands-on learning experience, at Patterson Elementary School.

Local realtor Kirby Malone has announced he will run for the district one seat on the Pierce County Board of Education.

Nearly 90 Blackshear residents ranging in age from 19 to 94, and including former mayors Tom Davis and Dick Larson, have signed a petition calling for the resignation, removal from office or a recall election for city council members Shawn Godwin, Linda Gail Dennison and Timmy Sapp.

Jack Saussy announced this week he will not seek re-election to the district one seat on the Pierce County Board of Education.

Jenny Grant has been appointed Blackshear’s new city clerk, but her appointment nearly didn’t happen.

City council votes down Grant for clerk, caves to public pressure and reverses course after locals ask ‘why’ repeatedly Tuesday night

The search for a new school superintendent could get underway as soon as the middle of February, even as the board revises the job description for the post.

Sometimes true love stares folks in the face for years and they never recognize it. But, what a beautiful thing when it’s discovered. Perhaps the years that passed made it a stronger, more lasting love.

Governor Brian Kemp and local officials share a laugh while snipping the ribbon after ceremonial scissors didn’t work for their first attempt at cutting the ‘Pierce County blue’ ribbon last Friday in the auditorium of the new PCHS. Pictured (l-r): County Attorney Franklin Rozier, Blackshear …

Jessica Benitez earned the STAR student honor for this year and has selected Rebecca King as her STAR teacher.

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