All Pierce County schools are accredited with quality by the Georgia Accrediting Commission. School principals were presented with certificates of accreditation at last week’s BOE meeting. Shown (l-r) are Lanna Denison, Blackshear Elementary, Brandi Todd, Midway Elementary, Teresa Dixon, Pat…

The Miracle League recently received a donation of $113,887 from Dancing with the Southern Stars. Pictured l-r are Miracle League representatives Ashton Dixon and Kathy Riggins, Michelle Girtman, Executive Director of Magnolia House, and Miracle League representatives Leslie Holland and Meli…

Three local law enforcement officers were recognized by the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for their roles in the Coastal Georgia Safe Streets Task Force. Special supervisory agent George Clark and special agent Skylar Barnes present…

Natalee Griffin was named the 2021 Homecoming Queen during halftime of  the Pierce County Bears football game against Brantley County Friday night, October 8. Griffin is pictured with PCHS principal Kelly Murray.

New fiberglass “Bear Fever” bears have arrived at Pierce County High School and Blackshear Elementary. Better Hometown/Main Street program approved the purchase of four fiberglass bears earlier this year that will be installed in prominent locations around town. In addition to the schools, o…

The Pierce County Class of 2025 placed first in the class competition in last week’s homecoming parade. Shown l-r are Brianna Guest, Kelsey Fuentes, Isabella Fazio, Jasmine Sleep, Jenna Grace Morris, Kellyn Handley and Sophia Thai.

Pierce County’s annual homecoming parade marched through downtown Blackshear Monday night featuring the homecoming court, football players, cheerleaders, recreation teams and class entries all centered around the theme: Passport: Pierce. Homecoming festivities will culminate Friday night wit…

Pierce County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Lunch & Learn event last week. It was hosted with the University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Eagle Station in Patterson. The Chamber and Pierce County Industrial Development & Building Authority sponsored the eve…

The floral mural on the side of Carbaugh Coffee Company on Gordon Street has been painted over, and a new mural has been painted in its place. Cason Carbaugh, owner of the popular coffee company, said a new mural designed and painted by the original artist, Hosanna Hodges has been completed …

The past year and a half has been about staying apart. However, through creativity and compassion, we’ve found new ways to come together. The 9th Annual Hospice Satilla Silver Bowl Gala will be no different. To accommodate the varying comfort levels of our community, we’re hosting another “D…

Residents are asked to be on the lookout for Russell Leon Warner, 49, of Fulton County, who is wanted in connection with a Pierce County fire that occurred just after 5 a.m. Sunday, September 12, on Pomeroy Street in Blackshear.

Pierce County Sound of Silver Band now has a new band tower on its practice field. Employees with Melhart Music of McAllen, Texas, installed the new $42,000 tower recently. The 8-by-8-by-20- foot steel frame tower, pictured above, features a storage area, a public address (PA) system and lig…