Locals gathered in the city park Monday to thank Pierce County’s veterans for answering the call to protect community and country.

Tony Batten, U.S. Navy veteran and longtime American Legion member, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Veterans Day ceremony in the city park.

Corey Adams pled guilty and has been sentenced to life in prison for the February 2017 murder and dismemberment of his mother, Cecelia Broida.

Temperatures are dropping, leaves are falling and it’s time for one of Pierce County’s most popular events  — The Pecan Festival of Georgia. The festival, organized by the Exchange Club of Blackshear, is set for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, October 26, in Blackshear City Park.

Blackshear Police Officer Carey Smoak resigned in lieu of being fired Wednesday, Oct. 9, after an internal investigation into his alleged inappropriate messaging of a 17-year-old female high school student.

Early voting for two city council seats in Blackshear and the special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) referendum opened Monday and will run through Friday, November 1. Voting will take place from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day at the Pierce County Board of Elections and Registration at …

Pierce County motorists traveling to Waycross next week will have to find an alternate route around town as Morningside Drive will be closed for railroad crossing repairs.

As if we need more proof that the impeachment cacophony is Inside-the-Beltway blather between Republicans and Democrats, cheered on by wingnuts and navel-gazing pundits, consider how important that issue is to families whose loved ones may have been abused in some of Georgia’s senior care fa…

ome is where the heart is and Dr. Casey Kimbrell Jr. has returned home to care for critters as a second generation veterinarian.

PCHS senior Alyssa Whitt was crowned homecoming queen Friday night and the Pierce County Bears defeated the South Effingham Mustangs 42-28.

The homecoming parade held Monday afternoon, September 24, may have been the hottest one on record. Parade watchers and marchers alike were looking for a bit of shade down Main Street under a blazing sun with little cloud cover.

Vaping continues to be an issue in local schools even as public health officials continue to warn of the health dangers of doing so.

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