Homeowners should think homestead

Homeowners should think homestead

Ware BOE, city may cut millage

By MYRA THRIFT
Staff Writer
Although the Ware County Tax Digest continues to grow in value and home assessments have increased, property owners won’t be paying more taxes this year if they’re on the homestead plan.
This year’s millage rate of 15.545 is anticipated to drop to 15.233 for just the county, according to Ware Tax Commissioner Roger Collins.

City Commission OKs $38.4 million budget

City Commission OKs $38.4 million budget

By RICK NOLTE
Staff Writer

The Waycross City Commission approved a budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year totaling $38,406,821 during its bi-monthly meeting Tuesday, June 16, at City Hall.
Included on the ledger is a general fund of more than $14.6 million and monies from three Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax issues totaling almost as much. The resolution was among five passed by commissioners along with four ordinances at their final scheduled meeting of the month.

Second SUV involved in rail fatality

Second SUV involved in rail fatality

Staff Writer
A Waycross woman who was killed in a train versus vehicle crash at the CSX rail grade crossing at Albany and Garlington Avenues was listed on the fatality report as a pedestrian because she and a passenger, her 13-year-old grandson, had stepped out of the disabled vehicle in an attempt to push it off the tracks before the train arrived, said Waycross Georgia State Patrol post commander Sgt. Chad Woods.

Thrift wins race for Ware chairman

Thrift wins race for Ware chairman

Barnard retains commission seat; Hatfield secures spot on state bench

By MYRA THRIFT
Staff Writer

Ware County voters turned out by the thousands Tuesday, June 9, to participate in local contested races and the Presidential Preference Primary.

SPLOST on Nov. ballot

SPLOST on Nov. ballot

City, county eyeing $47M on penny tax

By RICK NOLTE
Staff Writer

Move over President Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
You may be at the top of the ballot in the November 3 General Election, but the citizens of Waycross and Ware County are going to have another pressing issue to capture their voting attention.

City Commission OKs $38.4 million budget

Masks required in city government facilities

By RICK NOLTE
Staff Writer

Masks are now part of the attire for anyone entering City Hall or other city-owned buildings.
The use of the personal protection item became a requirement when the City Commission approved a resolution on the matter at its bi-monthly meeting Tuesday, May 19. The measure included no end date.