It’s graduation time again.
Patterson City Council approved an agreement to lease its football, baseball and softball fields to the Pierce County Recreation Department and Board of Commissioners for $2,000 per year.
A suspect on the run from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, showed up for his court date and was promptly arrested.
Faye Jacobs, co-owner and operator of Jacobs Funeral Home of Blackshear, passed away Tuesday, May 16, at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross. She was 75.
The Blackshear Times will be open for normal business hours Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, but will be closed Friday, May 26, for the holiday.
Pierce County Board of Education recognized employees who will be retiring at the end of this school year. The retirees were recognized at the May 8 school board meeting. Shown l-r are Lynn Gaskins, Midway Elementary, Angie Milton, Pierce County High School, May Douberly, Central Office, Coa…
Dallin Thomas Thornton, who inspired the community through his battle with an extremely rare disease, has passed away.
This week’s PCHS Bear Facts is a listing of hot topics for the week spanning May 24-30.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office observed National Peace Officer Memorial Day last week. Day shift employees at the sheriff’s office gathered to honor and remember fallen officers during the observance. “Law enforcement is a dangerous profession as evidenced by statistics. These statistic…
Time is Brain. Memorial Satilla Health’s emergency department, EMS partners and area first responders take that motto seriously when it comes to stroke care. Their dedication shined during a recent stroke symptom transport call when they were able to administer life-saving medications within…
Lionel Torres-Mendozia was sentenced to 12 years in prison and 15 years probation in Pierce County Superior Court for two counts of homicide by vehicle for the 2020 accident in Bristol that resulted in the deaths of Dan Jr. and Jamie Young of Jacksonville, FL.
Pierce County High School crowned its 2023 Prom King and Queen Saturday, April 22, during the school’s prom festivities. Patrick McDonald and Kenzi Meeksn were crowned King and Queen. Elijah Howard and Ellie Kay Bennett were crowned prom prince and princess. Students are voted on by their pe…
A Blackshear man has been arrested on charges of incest and sexual exploitation of children and is also a fugitive from justice in Texas on similar charges.
This week’s PCHS Bear Facts is a listing of hot topics for the week spanning May 17-23.
Sophie Scruggs won the state championship in pole vault and JaQuez White won the state championship in the 300 meter hurdles at the state track meet last week.
Nearby sirens formed a timely counterpoint to Pastor Morris Pate’s opening remarks to last Thursday’s observance of the National Day of Prayer in Blackshear. This year’s central theme was “Pray Fervently”.
Coach Maureen “Mo” Brown has been recognized as the Southeast Georgia Middle School Athletic Conference Director of the Year.
The closure of several Pierce County railroad crossings will has been extended through this Friday, May 12.
A recommendation to have the county commission take over control of Pierce County’s 911 Center is on hold.
Motorists who use Meadow Wood Road will need to find an alternate route next week.
A major drug bust last week resulted in two arrests and the seizure of about $10,000 worth of fentanyl and methamphetamine, firearms and over $25,000 in cash.
A contentious debate regarding the use of public spaces in the Okefenokee Regional Library System (ORLS) still appears no closer to resolution. Pierce County Library is a part of the ORLS.
This week’s PCHS Bear Facts is a listing of hot topics for the week spanning May 10-16.
Pierce County 4-H BB Team recently brought home the gold from the Target Challenge Weekend State Championship held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton.
Stetson Bennett IV, former Pierce County Bear and two time defending National Champion quarterback with the University of Georgia Bulldogs was selected in the fourth round, pick number 128 overall, of the NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams April 29.
Pierce County Clerk of Court Thomas W. Sauls received the Stetson F. Bennett Jr. Superior Court Clerk of the Year Award for 2022.
Pierce County’s estimated unemployment rate ticked up a tenth to 3.2 percent in March, compared to February.
Dorothy Dixon Kicklighter “Dottie” Wildes of Blackshear, passed peacefully Wednesday evening, April 26, 2023. She was 88.
A pair of Hoboken residents were arrested and charged with possession of fentanyl and possession of drug related objects.
Pierce County Schools operating budget will increase by $2 million next year, but the good news is no millage rate increase is anticipated.
The Annual Beats and Eats event drew a large crowd to Blackshear City Park Friday night but the concert was hampered by a pair of thunderstorms — one as the concert began and the second about 9 p.m. However, in between storms those in attendance enjoyed a concert by The Royals of Jacksonvill…
The Local Fare Market will open for the season Saturday, May 6.
This week’s PCHS Bear Facts is a listing of hot topics for the week spanning May 3-9, 2023.
Lauren Hyers has been hired for to fill a new assistant principal’s position at Pierce County Middle School.
An Alma woman has plead guilty to identity fraud in connection with allegedly stealing at least two money orders from the Blackshear Post Office.
Several Pierce County railroad crossings will be closed for routine maintenance starting this week.
This week’s PCHS Bear Facts is a listing of hot topics for the week spanning April 26-May 2.
Offerman will host Pierce County’s only observance of the National Day of Prayer this year.
County clerk Chuck Yeargin will be taking a leave of absence to fulfill his duties as a reservist in the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an infant that occurred Sunday evening, April 16.
The annual Beats and Eats featuring the The Royals is slated for 7:30 p.m. this Friday, April 28, in Blackshear City Park.
The Lollipop Class of 2009-2010 have grown up to be PCHS Graduates of 2023.The Lollipop Pre-School will have its class reunion for those students who graduated from Lollipop in 2010. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3 at Lollipop Pre-School. Parents are also welcome to atte…
Maria Sotello recently received All State honors at the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) All-State Band competition. Sotello is a clarinet player for the Sound of Silver Band. Sotello was recognized by the board of education at their meeting last week. Sotello (left) is shown with …
Hannah Bonvechio recently earned first place in the creative writing competition at the Georgia State Beta Club Convention. She was recognized by the board of education at their meeting last week. Bonvecho (left) is shown with PCHS Beta Club Advisor Virginia Tison.
Nathan Rupright recently placed second in multimedia applications in the 11th/12th grade band at the recent the Georgia Student Technology Competition. Rupright (left) is shown with Audio/Visual Instructor John DuPont. Rupright was honored at last week’s school board meeting. Rupright is the…
The Exchange Club of Blackshear honored Maddie White, Pierce County High School student of the month, at their weekly luncheon meeting last Thursday, April 20. Maddie was accompanied by her parents, David and Lori White and her teacher, John DuPont. Maddie addressed the group telling why sh…
A Blackshear man was severely burned in a house fire on Central Road in the Midway Church Road Community last week.
Robert Douberly will be the new girls head basketball coach at Pierce County High School.
Pierce County’s native son and two-time National Championship Quarterback Stetson Bennett IV will host “Bennett’s Blitz” this coming Monday, April 24, at Pierce County High School.
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