Council divided on vote for new pro tem
An official grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new Pierce County High School is scheduled for Jan. 31 and Governor Brian Kemp and State School Superintendent Richard Woods are scheduled to be here for the occasion.
“Out with the old and in with the new” will have new meaning at Pierce County High School in the waning days of 2019 and first days of 2020.
Blackshear Police Department will soon grow their K9 division with the addition of Duke, a three-year-old chocolate labrador. Duke is currently in narcotics training at Deep South K9 in Waycross.
Locals flocked downtown Monday evening, Dec. 2, for Blackshear’s “Festival of Trees” holiday parade. The weather was chilly and folks danced along to the Christmas music to keep warm.
Antique stores and boutiques in downtown Blackshear were buzzing with business last Friday and Saturday as residents frequented area shops during the annual Shop Small promotion, a national campaign sponsored locally to boost holiday sales and support Pierce County’s economy.
Patterson’s KaDee Strickland will be featured on the silver screen this holiday season in “Grand Isle”, an action, mystery thriller, starring Nicolas Cage and Kelsey Grammer.
The challenge of controlling invasive species like the flathead catfish and most recently discovered snakehead fish continues to grow. DNR requests the aid of local anglers to reduce the spread of scavengers gobbling up native fish and plant life.
Linda Dennison will join the Blackshear City Council in January, Shawn Godwin won a four year term in his own right and the county’s one cent local option sales tax passed, but turnout in both the municipal and general elections last Tuesday was paltry.
Pierce Countians Nikki DeLoach and John DuPont are currently working on a film about a young man’s triumph over cancer, a motion picture to be released with the Children’s Miracle Network.