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.

A Blackshear man is recovering after he was shot last Thursday morning. No arrests have been made in connection with the event.

One student was treated for neck and back injuries consistent with whiplash after a Pierce County school bus with 37 students on board was rear-ended last Thursday afternoon by a delivery truck on Georgia Highway 121 at Little River Trail, not far from the Board of Education office.

Mary Fran Grissom may be known for her bright smile, flawless makeup and perfectly coiffed hair but a few weeks ago Grissom’s hair was all out of place and she didn’t care one bit. The thrill of jumping from an airplane thousands of feet up and soaring to the ground below was worth the mess.

Blackshear Districts 5 and 6 will have a choice in representation in the November city election

Blackshear residents living in Districts 5 and 6 will have a choice in their city council representative when they head to the polls in November. Qualifying for municipal elections closed last Wednesday with no other contested races in Patterson or Offerman.

Shei Smith’s quilts don’t drape a bed or rocking chair. Her giant quilt squares brighten up the countryside, hanging along the side of barns in Pierce County.

The heat may have been sweltering but Bear fans still came out by the dozens for a pep rally in the park last Thursday night ahead of the team’s first scrimmage against Wilcox County Friday. The Bears tossed out 200 free Better Hometown T-shirts. Sound of Silver and the cheer squad entertain…

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