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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.

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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.

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GHSA adopts 30-second shot clock for hoops

GHSA adopts 30-second shot clock for hoops

WCHS Gators’ coach Kingston Clark not in favor of changing the game

By RICK HEAD
Publisher
The days of low-scoring games with a methodical Princeton-type offensive scheme will soon be a thing of the past.
Georgia became the first southern state to adopt a 30- second shot clock for high school basketball Tuesday, June 23 when the GHSA’s (Georgia High School Association) …

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WEATHER OUTLOOK

Republican Party to hold Precinct Caucus meetings, County convention

The Ware County Republican Party will convene Precinct Caucus on March 21, 2020, at 9 a.m., and meetings to elect Delegates and Alternates to the Ware County Republican Party Convention at the Jury Assembly Room, Ware County Courthouse, located at 800 Church Street, Waycross. All Ware County residents who are legally registered to vote on or before the date of the Precinct Caucus Meetings, and who believe in the principles of the Republican Party are urged to participate in this process. The Ware County Republican Party Convention will convene at 10 am. on March 21, 2020, at the Jury Assembly Room in the Ware County Courthouse, 800 Church Street, for the purpose of: (1) electing...

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