Ace Pole Company, longstanding Pierce County industry located near Lairsey’s crossing, is now under new ownership.

A sixth Pierce Countian, Linda Bates, has reportedly died of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The 73-year-old woman’s death appeared in the Department of Public Health (DPH) report Thursday, July 30.

A policy change tying Blackshear council members’ pay to attendance was voted down 3-2 at the council’s monthly meeting, July 14.

The summer heat has been sweltering of late and there’s been little rain, but the weather hasn’t bothered Stacey Gray’s tomato plants one bit.

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JULY 29, 2020 Q&AFINAL SEGMENT OF Q&A WITH SUPT. BENNETT1. For elementary school students, will they have recess, and how will that be scheduled?Each school will handle the scheduling of recess and determine what areas are available to students during recess.  Playground equipment th…

Former councilwoman and mayor pro tem Mary Lott Walker has been appointed to a second term on Blackshear’s board of ethics in a 3-2 vote that sparked the latest controversy between city council members and Mayor Kevin Grissom last week.

Sheriff Ramsey Bennett and Blackshear Police Department Major Robby Boatright are still vying for Pierce County votes for sheriff, and locals can head to the polls next week to cast an early ballot in the run-off election set for Tuesday, August 11.

How are you feeling? It’s a question most often associated with physical health, but due to the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19 on American life these days, many could answer that question with, ‘stressed, anxious, maybe even a little depressed.’

Pierce County Schools are scheduled to reopen August 10 for the 2020-2021 school year, but there will be big changes in store and more may be on the way.

Former Pierce County Commission Chairman Mitch Bowen is remembered this week as a “good man who tried to serve others.”

Pat Griffin has kept local cars on the road for over 42 years dispensing both parts and wisdom about all things mechanical across the counter of his business, Pierce Auto Parts.

Investigative hearing held Thurs. to review petition for Dennison, Godwin, Sapp’s removal from office or special recall election

Employees will receive their cost of living raises on schedule and city operations will proceed ahead for another year. Blackshear City Council unanimously approved a $2.6 million general fund budget for fiscal year 2021 at a called meeting last Wednesday, June 24. The new budget year begins…

Most aspects of everyday life in Pierce County have returned to normal even as Governor Brian Kemp continues to loosen COVID-19 (coronavirus) restrictions on businesses and restaurants  — that includes gyms.

Locals out of work or working from home as a result of COVID-19 (coronavirus) might be fighting boredom these days, but not Blackshear tattoo artist Cody Jones. He’s been honing his juggling skills, one of many fascinating hobbies he has been perfecting over the last six years.

Gang activity is on the rise and Sheriff Ramsey Bennett feels it won’t be long before it reaches Pierce County.

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