A recall election for Blackshear Councilman Shawn Godwin (District 5) will be held Tuesday, December 1 – unless he resigns his seat prior to the election.

The Blackshear Times consistently ranks among the best weekly newspapers in the state and this year is no exception.

A campaign rally for President Donald Trump was held Saturday at the Pierce County Court House. Area Trump supporters set up tents and lawn chairs ahead of the Trump campaign bus arriving. Copelan Collins, son of U.S. Senate Candidate Doug Collins, Josh Alvarez of Pierce County, regional fie…

The Pierce County High School Lady Bears softball team finished an undefeated region schedule, including a 3-0 in the region tournament. The Lady Bears will host the first round of State Playoffs Monday, October 19. See page 6 for complete coverage. 

Early voting for the November General Election is now underway and will continue through Friday, October 30 at the Courthouse Annex, 312 Nichols Street. Early voting will take place each day from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

The weather was cool and crisp – perfect for a parade Thursday evening – as locals gathered along Main Street to watch Pierce County High School’s annual homecoming parade. A short affair this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, parade participants were limited to entries from the hig…

Early voting for the November General Election will open Monday, October 12,  and continue through Friday, October 30, at the Courthouse Annex, 312 Nichols Street. Early voting will take place each day from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Nearly $10,000 spent every month to maintain old school since it closedThe Board of Education has spent almost $90,000 on the now closed Pierce County High School so far this year. Assistant superintendent for finance LeVance Gay and Maintenance Director Harbin Farr gave a report on the expe…

Council set to approve a resolution next week appointing Blackshear’s Board of Ethics to investigate the mattersEthics complaints filed against Blackshear council members Keith Brooks and Linda Gail Dennison last month are one step closer to review and investigation by the city’s Board of Ethics.

Denerio Dejaun Hill faces murder chargeA family matter turned deadly Sunday afternoon when 59-year-old Blackshear resident George Baker was shot and killed near his home on Eva Street.Baker’s step-son, 26-year-old Denerio Dejaun Hill, was arrested Sunday night in Douglas and charged with fel…

Long distance cycling isn’t for the faint of heart, but neither is it relegated solely for the young and energetic. Blackshear’s Old Folks on Bikes (OFOB) Cycling Club proves that point every time they mount up. The group of retirees who meet for a 20 mile ride two or three times a week has …

Grand juries in Pierce County and across the state of Georgia will resume meeting immediately according to an order issued last Thursday by Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold Melton.

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Another ethics complaint – the second in a week’s time – has been filed against a Blackshear council member by a fellow councilman.

County receives $500K to bolster infrastructure Pierce County joined the Southeast Georgia Regional Development Authority (SEGRDA) last October, and it paid off in a big way this week.The joint development authority has received a $500,000 OneGeorgia Authority Grant which will be used to con…

Blackshear city councilwoman Linda Gail Dennison is the subject of an ethics violation complaint  — the first ethics complaint filed against a Blackshear official since the board of ethics was formed last year.

Linda Gail Dennison, Kay Godwin investigated by BPD, Attorney Gen.District Six Blackshear City Council member Linda Gail Dennison and local Republican Party leader Kay Godwin may face misdemeanor charges after reportedly attempting to interfere with an ongoing citizen effort to obtain signat…

Former BES Principal Dee Treadwell retiresLanna Denison is the new  principal at Blackshear Elementary School after Dee Treadwell announced her retirement last week. 

Don’t miss this years Sports Preview inside this issue. You’ll find photos and stories about Pierce’s favorite team, the BEARS, of course! Thanks to Jennifer Carter Johnson for all of her hard work and dedication.

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Two women in their 80s were added to the Dept. of Public Health’s record as the most recent COVID-19 fatalities last week, bringing Pierce County’s total coronavirus deaths to 12 since March.

Amris Bedford, Pierce County Bright Spot Award (2019) winner and Midway Elementary School student, returned home Saturday from an extended stay at St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital in Memphis where she’s been undergoing cancer treatment for several months.

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