Wednesday January 01, 2020

Election chief votes for retirement Gillis leaving Ware County post after 41 years By MYRA THRIFT, Staff Writer Staff Writer Sometimes retirement comes with a heavy heart, other times it’s a blessing to be enjoyed. Betty Gillis, supervisor of Ware County Board of...

Wednesday December 25, 2019

Chamber offers holiday cheer Visitors mingle while others treat themselves to the buffet as youngsters offer Christmas carols from the balcony above on Thursday, December 19 during the Waycross Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours held at Waycross Bank &...

Wednesday December 18, 2019

Do not pass GO, do not collect $200 You can be local real estate mogul with Waycross Monopoly version By MYRA THRIFT, Staff Writer Who wouldn’t want a board game named after their hometown? The folks in Atlantic City have been happy to have the game of Monopoly based...

Wednesday December 11, 2019

Strickland wins commission runoff By MYRA THRIFT, Staff Writer Political newcomer Henry Strickland was the winner of the race for the District 5 sat on the Waycross City Commission, collecting 181 votes in the Tuesday, December 3 runoff with Alvin Nelson. Strickland...

Wednesday December 4, 2019

Pearl Harbor attack spurred his military service ‘It made me want to fight,’ says Waycross Marine By MYRA THRIFT Staff Writer Raymond Strickland was like most other able-bodied young men in the United States in the days following the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on...

Wednesday November 27, 2019

Two accidents claim lives Two people died in separate accidents involving vehicles last week in Ware County. A Stone Mountain, Ga., man was killed Friday evening, November 22 when the van he was driving was struck by a southbound CSX train at the Wacona Drive railroad...