Shei Smith’s quilts don’t drape a bed or rocking chair. Her giant quilt squares brighten up the countryside, hanging along the side of barns in Pierce County.

The heat may have been sweltering but Bear fans still came out by the dozens for a pep rally in the park last Thursday night ahead of the team’s first scrimmage against Wilcox County Friday. The Bears tossed out 200 free Better Hometown T-shirts. Sound of Silver and the cheer squad entertain…

BOC considers millage increase for road improvements, safety needs

The Gills’ floppy-eared, doe-eyed bassets are part of the family. Now, the couple shares their love for the pups with folks across the nation, breeding and selling bassets from their Offerman-based business, Okefenokee Basset Hounds.

The Rev. Dr. Bill Young, pastor of First Baptist Church (FBC) of Blackshear for over two decades, is stepping down.

The new Pierce County High School is a building for the future — both for the students who will fill its halls and for the community as a place of local pride.

News of longtime Editor and Publisher Robert Williams’ sale of The Blackshear Times was met with varied reactions across the community last week, mostly surprise at the suddenness of the announcement and inquiries of “what now?”.

Dan Bennett, owner of Bennett Hardware, and a longtime fixture of Blackshear’s business community is remembered this week as a “kind soul,” a “gentle spirit” and a prime example of “true customer service.”

This area’s oldest business, The Blackshear Times, is 150 years old this year and is changing ownership for the first time in nearly 50 of those years.

Times Staff Writer Jason Deal brought home the top award for feature writing at the Georgia Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest presentation held last week at Jekyll Island.

Councilman Sapp, arrested for disorderly conduct in May, could face additional charges

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