Longtime Blackshear primary care doctors and father-son duo Drs. Don and Brent Waters made local history Wednesday as they stepped up to be the first health care workers to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Pierce County Health Department.

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Marr took pride in spreading Christmas cheer to good little boys and girls here

A judicial emergency has been re-instated for the Waycross Judicial Circuit due to a recent spike of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

The number of COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases in Pierce began rising the week after Thanksgiving and continue to do so. If locals have large Christmas gatherings this week, area doctors expect the spike will continue into 2021.

Read hundreds of youngsters’ Christmas memories, peruse their holiday artwork, find out what everyone wants for Christmas plus best wishes from area merchants on pages 1B-8C of this week's print issue (December 23). Some of our talented students' works are published here as well:

Sharon Komanecky is the newest member of the Blackshear City Council after qualifying unopposed for the District Five seat following a recall election December 1 that unseated Shawn Godwin. Komanecky spearheaded a petition effort earlier this year that led to the recall election.

Dead animals, construction debris, litter dumped on Pierce County roads, boat ramps and in remote areas

Hometown star Nikki DeLoach will be featured on a holiday album titled “Why? Because It’s Christmas” and in a Hallmark Channel movie “Cranberry Christmas”.

Monday’s Christmas parade was a welcome site for Pierce Countians who’ve endured a long year of quarantining and social distancing due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Families bundled up and lined Main Street to watch the parade floats and paraders march by. The parade featured several flo…

The Christmas shopping season kicked off Thanksgiving weekend with several stores reporting steady sales — even in the midst of health and economic worries brought on by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Eighteen voters have cast an early ballot in a special recall election for Blackshear Councilman Shawn Godwin (District Five) in two weeks of early voting held at the Board of Elections office on Nichols Street.

Christmas time is coming and with all the joy it brings, there are some grinches and porch pirates out there.

Blackshear’s old city jail, more commonly known as the ‘Hanging Jail’, has been a local landmark and ‘place to see’ here for decades, but now the towering, brick building across from city hall is garnering attention from across Georgia.

Ten people were arrested for methamphetamine possession and trafficking and marijuana possession in two separate illegal drug investigations early Thursday morning, Nov. 5.

Terry Herrin is a quiet man who rarely speaks of his time in Vietnam, but his heart is full of love for God and country  — a fact now clearly visible in the 60-foot long, lighted flag display he’s constructed near his home on Trudie Road. The American and Christian flags serve as bookends fo…

Pierce County remained deep ruby red Republican in Tuesday’s general election from the local races to the race for the White House, but Georgia turned a little more blue with two separate run-offs slated for federal and state positions.

Ella Griner, a 2019 graduate of Pierce County High School,  won the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Proficiency Finalist Award in the area of Forest Management and Products.