Graduation will be held at 6:30 p.m. this evening, Friday, May 20, owing to the threat of inclement weather. The ceremony will be held at Bear Stadium. The ceremony had originally been scheduled for 8 p.m., but will be moved up 90 minutes.School superintendent Dara Bennett made the announcem…

Casey Jo Shupe of the Whitney Lakes community near Hacklebarney caught this amazing shot of a cloud-to-ground lightning strike during one of last week’s thunderstorms.

A high-speed chase through Appling and Pierce Counties Motel ended in a crash near Oak Plaza Motel Saturday afternoon when Georgia State Patrol Trooper Donald Ray Bonner of the Helena post performed a pursuit intervention technique (PIT) maneuver to end the pursuit. According to a report by …

The National Day of Prayer was observed in Offerman for the entire county this year. About 20 residents gathered at Offerman City Park in pleasant weather conditions Thursday afternoon. The Rev. James Lightsey of Offerman Baptist Church had a scheduling conflict and was unable to attend. Dea…

Pierce County has earned a lower rating by the Insurance Service Organization (ISO) rating and local property and business owners may qualify for lower insurance rates.

The Annual Beats and Eats event drew a large crowd to Blackshear City Park Friday night. Those in attendance enjoyed a concert by Nashville Yacht Club, an eight-person tribute band performing the pop and R&B sounds of the 1970s and 1980s. Several local food vendors were also on hand offe…

From the “homey” lemonade stand outside the Okefenokee Country Club entrance, to the celebratory bubbles and large photos of the evening’s eight honorees lining the red carpet, the scene was set perfectly for Pierce County Chamber’s 67th Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony last Thursday night.

Sheriff Ramsey Bennett said his office fielded the strangest missing person report he has ever experienced in his 30-year law enforcement career.

Local pastor Johnny Mitcham is baking cookies and building hope for orphaned children of Asia. After a mission trip to India in 2018, God placed a vision in Johnny’s heart to support the orphaned children he saw hungry and hurting.

Statewide candidates John Gordan for Attorney General and Patrick Whitt for Insurance Commissioner will visit South Georgia Friday, April 29 for a “Meet and Greet.”

Pierce County High School crowned its 2022 Prom King and Queen Saturday during the school’s prom festivities. Natalee Griffin and Daytin Baker were crowned King and Queen. Kenzie Meeks and Davis Hersey were crowned prom prince and princess.

Bridge Kids captured much applause and praise for “singing out and doing a wonderful job’’ during their Sunday morning, March 27, musical at their Bridge Church on Main street, Blackshear, according to their organizer and coordinator Kara Tindall, the church  communications director who also…

Ashley Smith Fletcher and her mom, Micki Smith, quickly discovered that proving the family’s 1,000-acre farm in Bristol deserves a “Centennial Family Farm” designation by the State of Georgia is about as cotton-pickin’ hard as the farming itself.

Local vocalist, Isaiah Ricks, recently traveled to New York City, New York with several of his Professors and Valdosta State Universities choral ensembles to participate in several days of choral events leading up to their performing a concert conducted by the VSU Director of choral activiti…

Pierce County senior Natalie Herrin was named to the Class AAA all-state First Team by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Herrin, a three-time Region 1-AAA Player of the Year, led the Lady Bears to its first Final Four appearance in school history averaging 24.2 points per game to finish seco…

The Waycross Chapter of the Heavenly Saints Motorcycle Ministry recently presented The Sycamore Tree with a generous donation. Pictured l-r are Vesta Kopp, Heavenly Saints member, James “Tazz” Casavant, President of Heavenly Saints, Jeanne Crawford, President of The Sycamore Tree, James Benn…