Police survey finds most heed mask law

Police survey finds most heed mask law

By RICK NOLTE
Staff Writer
It appears Waycross is heeding the official call of the City Commission to wear masks in public places.
A non-scientific check of people in and around city businesses by members of the Waycross Police Department the past couple of weeks says citizens are following the ordinance the commission enacted a month ago.

Ware school board nixes mask mandate

Ware school board nixes mask mandate

By MYRA THRIFT
Staff Writer

After hearing public comments from both sides of the issue, one person imploring the board to adopt a mask requirement, the other adamantly opposed saying it should be an individual decision, members of the Ware County Board of Education voted 4-3 against a motion that would require all students, staff, and others on school property to wear masks at all times.

Our congressman goes to class

Our congressman goes to class

Carter visits Ware County High
to view CTAE program, classes

By RICK NOLTE
Staff Writer

First District Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter returned to school last week and liked what he saw.
Carter visited Ware County High School on Thursday, August 27, to get a look at the county’s Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) program.

Mask up or risk fine

Mask up or risk fine

City ordinance has $25, $50 citations after initial warning

By RICK NOLTE
Staff Writer


The Waycross City Commission approved an ordinance requiring the use of face coverings in public during the COVID-19 outbreak at its bi-monthly meeting Tuesday, August 18, at City Hall.

No masking it: Fine ahead for bare face

No masking it: Fine ahead for bare face

By RICK NOLTE
Staff Writer

Not wearing a mask in Waycross could hit you in the wallet starting immediately.
The City Commission advanced an ordinance requiring the use of face coverings in public during the COVID-19 outbreak at its planning and information session Monday, August 17. A vote on the ordinance, as well as a companion resolution mandating masks on all property owned or leased by the city, took place at the commission’s bi-monthly meeting Tuesday, August 18, at City Hall.

GBI still probes WPD shooting

GBI still probes WPD shooting

By MYRA THRIFT Staff Writers Two teens were arrested Saturday, August 8, and charged based on the circumstances surrounding an incident that involved an officer of the Waycross Police Department firing multiple shots at a vehicle the teens occupied during a traffic...