Barnhill action on Arbery case prompts GBI, federal probe

Barnhill action on Arbery case prompts GBI, federal probe

By MYRA THRIFT
Staff Writer

Waycross Circuit District Attorney George Barnhill is facing an investigation for his handling of a crime that has created national headlines in a variety of news outlets and segments on TV.

Duo bound to Superior Court

Duo bound to Superior Court

Murder, arson, theft among charges two face in city man’s death

By MYRA THRIFT
Staff Writer

A Ware County couple arrested for the murder of a south sideman at his Burgess Street home Friday, April 24, have secured legal representation after appearing before Ware Magistrate Charles Brown Wednesday, May 6.

Two await extradition for city man’s murder

Two await extradition for city man’s murder

By MYRA THRIFT
Staff Writer

Two suspects arrested in connection with the murder of a Waycross man were awaiting extradition Monday, April 4, from North Carolina, Ware County Sheriff Randy Royal said. Kelly Marie Hill, 36, of Gilmore Street, and Cody Reinks, 27, of Waycross, were arrested Tuesday, April 28, in Lumberton, N.C.

Carter optimistic on recovery

Carter optimistic on recovery

Congressman hopes for ‘V-shaped’ economic rebound By MYRA THRIFT Staff Writer Although the country has been devastated economically, socially and psychologically by the novel coronavirus, the good in people is showing through and creating a lot of optimism for the...
Distraught man talked from cell tower

Distraught man talked from cell tower

By MYRA THRIFT Staff Writer A distraught man who climbed the Verizon cellphone tower in the Emerson Park community as he tried to evade being arrested on an assault charge was taken into custody after a 10-hour standoff with law enforcement officers. Brandon Josef...
Destination for food

Destination for food

Blackshear church’s ministry serves growing flock as impact of coronavirus widens By RICK NOLTE Staff Writer The gray, building of corrugated metal and cinder block at 201 Jenkins Street in Waycross sets idle most days of the month. Two days each week, though, it...