Billups new election chair

Billups new election chair

By RICK NOLTE
Staff Writer
Former Waycross Mayor Clarence Billups was sworn in Friday, June 3, as chairman of the Ware County Board of Elections and Registration.

‘Powder dry’ area stokes fire fears

‘Powder dry’ area stokes fire fears

Outside burning refrain urged until arrival of a significant rain

By MYRA THRIFT
Staff Writer
Ware County Fire Chief Dee Meadows is urging everyone to refrain from burning anything outside as long as the current dry conditions exist since the fire department has been extremely busy with fires lately in wooded areas and in the Waycross- Ware County Industrial Park.

County tables proposal on speed limits

County tables proposal on speed limits

By MYRA THRIFT
Staff Writer
Ware County commissioners tabled a motion Monday during a called meeting to set a speed ordinance for county roads with the purpose of meeting with the sheriff and allow him input.

Ware County graduates 346

Ware County graduates 346

By RICK NOLTE
Staff Writer
Under a cloudless, powder blue sky Saturday, 346 students walked into the future as graduates of Ware County High School.

Gas pipeline hack causes local panic

Gas pipeline hack causes local panic

Alpharetta firm anticipates service online by weekend

By RICK NOLTE
Staff Writer
Monday looked like a hurricane was on its way toward South Georgia, or if you’re at least 50-something, you were transported back to the 1970s.
Cars were lined up to get fuel at retailers around Waycross and surroundings areas.

Suit seeks to halt moving memorials

Suit seeks to halt moving memorials

By RICK NOLTE
Staff Writer
The City of Waycross and three of its commissioners have been named defendants in a civil lawsuit seeking to stop removal of the Confederate memorials in Phoenix Park.