Pierce County’s estimated unemployment rate continues its up and down pattern, falling half a point in September to 2.4 percent. The decrease in unemployment this month, follows a four tenths of a point increase in August.

This week’s PCHS Bear Facts is a listing of hot topics for the week spanning Nov. 23-29, 2022. Pierce County Schools remain on Thanksgiving break this week. Classes will resume on Monday, November 28.

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging Georgians to get vaccinated against flu right now. Flu activity is already widespread in Georgia – earlier than we’ve seen in recent years. With Thanksgiving just two weeks away, you have time to protect yourself and your family and fri…

We’re all aware of Black Friday and recently Cyber Monday has become a household name, but have you ever heard of GivingTuesday? #GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that i…

Better Hometown Blackshear hosted a Veterans Day Program November 11. The Reverend Morris Pate— Pastor of the Fourth Mount Olive Church—pictured, served as keynote speaker for the event, delivering a powerful speech on the role of veterans in our community and how the average citizen can tha…

This week’s PCHS Bear Facts is a listing of hot topics for the week spanning Nov. 16-22, 2022.

Midway Elementary, Patterson Elementary and Pierce County Middle School have all earned the honor of being Title 1 Distinguished Schools. To be eligible for the honor, students at each school must score in the top five percent on Georgia Milestones tests. Shown l-r are middle school principa…

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Pierce County Historical Society members stepped into the 1800s past Monday night, October 24, admiring the Satilla River home of former Pierce County School superintendent  W. D. Strickland and his wife Susan, former director of nursing at Altamaha  Technical College, Jesup. The group captu…

This week’s PCHS Bear Facts is a listing of hot topics for the week spanning Nov. 9-15, 2022.

Pierce County BOE set its board meeting schedule for the coming year during their monthly work session last Tuesday morning.

The Blackshear High School Class of 1977 will hold their 45th class reunion on November 25 at Molly Davis’ home at 4188 Ancil Rd., Blackshear. For more information contact Mark Bowen at 912-337-4188 or Beth Thomas at 912-674-9009.

Better Hometown Blackshear hosted its first annual Halloween Costume Constest in Blackshear City Park Monday night (Oct. 31). Pictured are (l-r) Julie Mattox as Te Fiti and winner of the Babies-3 age category Ella Mattox as Hei Hei (both from Disney’s Moana); winner of the 4-8 year olds cate…

This week’s PCHS Bear Facts is a listing of hot topics for the week spanning Nov. 2-8, 2022.

This week’s PCHS Bear Facts is a listing of hot topics for the week spanning October 19-25.

The PCHS Floriculture team of Raegen Cauthen, Cianna Kicklighter, Maddie White, and Landon Rainey earned first place honors at the Georgia State Fair in Perry, Georgia on October 11.  The team will now look forward to competing at the Okefenokee Fair in early November before competing in the…