Blackshear will have a new mayor in 2022.
Like seemingly foolish, love-struck teens eloping behind their parents’ backs, many had their doubts about the whirlwind romance of Dr. Earl T. Martin and his blushing bride, Paula Preston.
Just like the willow tree her plus-size boutique is named after, Melisa Blalock Allday refused to let a job layoff and a longtime dream cut short by COVID keep her down.
A prayer walk will be held outside each school and at the Board of Education office around the flagpole at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 1. The following pastors will be praying for each school, Mary Ann Braswell of First United Methodist Church – Board Office, Blake Thorne of Blackshear Church o…
Patterson’s 3rd Annual Christmas in July at Eagle Station and on Railroad Avenue Saturday featured about 100 vendors and drew in at least 600 people from Pierce County and elsewhere. Randy Godwins’s inaugural car show on Railroad Avenue boasted 38 entrants vying for 26 trophies. “We had a bi…
Several churches across Ware and Pierce Counties are joining together to support our local school staff. This “Night of Worship and Prayer” will be hosted at the new Jamestown Baptist Family Life Building, and will feature Pastors from across denominational lines bringing messages to “Encour…
The Walter A. Sr. and Earnestine Lewis Myles Scholarship Committee will have their 17th annual honor day Saturday, August 7, at the New Beginning Church, 2047 Georgia Highway 57, Ludowici. The event will begin at 12:30 p.m.
When the Rev. Eric Rentz came to Blackshear last year as the new pastor of First Baptist Church, he admits he only knew people from the bridges of their noses and up.
Retired Coach W.D. “Papa Bear” Strickland received some of the grass at Bear Stadium as the natural playing surface is being removed to make way for the installation of artificial turf. Strickland helped plant the grass and was the first curator of the original Bear Stadium turf. As head fo…
The school board’s expenditures went up by about $10.7 million last month — but the increase was more about using about $7 million in savings than the school system going on a spending spree.
Tropical Storm Elsa brought heavy rain and high wind to Pierce County last Wednesday, but there were no reports of injuries or major property damage due to the storm.
A pair of blood drives will be held in Pierce County in coming weeks and the first one includes a $10 gift card and the chance to win gas for a year, as well as a chance for a free trip for four.
William Wall Sr., longtime grocery store owner and community and civic leader, is remembered this week as “an unselfish giver” and a “community spirited leader.”
The City of Patterson received a $50,000 grant and $112,300 loan from the Rural Development/United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program.
Those loving the full moons and their beauty will enjoy this photo of the “Pink Moon” captured by Hacklebarney Community resident Donna Highsmith McClain. McClain took the photo at about 8 p.m. April 26 and called it a Pink Moon. The next night she wanted to photograph the Flower Moon, but …
Pierce County’s COVID-19 vaccination rate lags behind the national and state averages and is lower than half of its neighboring counties, according to statistics provided by the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH).
Blackshear City Councilwoman Linda Dennison has expressed concern about the way Police Chief Chris Wright handled the recent death investigation of former Blackshear Mayor Pro-Tem Mary Lott Walker.