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Tuesday March 19, 2019

5 Resolutions Advanced To Today’s City Panel Session By RICK NOLTE, Staff Writer Waycross city commissioners advanced five proposed resolutions toward a vote today and wrestled with a request for a waiver of fees for use of the C.C. McCray Waycross City Auditorium...

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March 19, 2019

Cindy Mercer
Dennis Leals Courson
Virginia DePratter
Cora Mae Thrift Allen
Crystal Carter Epps

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Monday March 18, 2019

Confirming New Finance Director On City Agenda Staff Report The Waycross City Commission is expected to confirm a new finance director today at its planning and information session, according to an agenda for the 5 p.m. meeting in City Hall.Above are today's Newspaper...

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Tuesday March 19, 2019

5 Resolutions Advanced To Today’s City Panel Session By RICK NOLTE, Staff Writer Waycross city commissioners advanced five proposed resolutions toward a vote today and wrestled with a request for a waiver of fees for use of the C.C. McCray Waycross City Auditorium...

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March 19, 2019

Cindy Mercer
Dennis Leals Courson
Virginia DePratter
Cora Mae Thrift Allen
Crystal Carter Epps

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Monday March 18, 2019

Confirming New Finance Director On City Agenda Staff Report The Waycross City Commission is expected to confirm a new finance director today at its planning and information session, according to an agenda for the 5 p.m. meeting in City Hall.Above are today's Newspaper...

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Suspects Arrested In Drugs Incidents

Ware County lawmen developed two drugs cases and hauled in a couple of suspects in the separate incidents during the weekend, said Ware County Sheriff’s Capt. Neil Skerratt. Deputy Zabrae Williams arrested David Allen Smith, 34, of the 800 block of Lee Avenue after...

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March 18, 2019

Robert A. ‘Bob’ Sasser
Mary Francis C. Albury
Crystal Carter Epps
Cora Mae Thrift Allen
Cynthia Davis Cantrell
Robert ‘Bubba’ Brown
Diamonique A. Harris
Rachael Whiddon
Evelyn Guy
Mary Reed
Donnie L. Price

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Saturday March 16, 2019

Board Expects Swift Coach Search Ware County High School is in the market for a head football coach, the 15th one in the history of the 61-year-old program. Franklin Stephens submitted his resignation Friday morning, and the Ware County Board of Education accepted it...

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Three Suspects Arrested In Douglas Store Robbery

DOUGLAS — Three men believed responsible for an armed robbery at a local business earlier this year have been arrested, one of them from Waycross and the other two from Douglas, said Coffee County Sheriff Doyle Wooten. Willie Bivens, 18, of Douglas, Ikhawn Presley,...

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Friday March 15, 2019

Ware Head Football Coach Leaving? All signs point to the likelihood that Franklin Stephens has coached his last football game at Ware County High. Rumors have swirled for the past day and a half that the head Gator is resigning to take the job of head football coach...

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Pound Of Pot Found In Car Driven With No Headlights

A routine traffic stop for a headlight violation on Lee Avenue at 12:30 Thursday morning resulted in the seizure of more than a pound of processed marijuana and the arrest of three occupants of the vehicle, a 2012 Mazda car, said Waycross Police Sgt. Teresa Grant....

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March 15, 2019

Sgt. Bryant D. Cooper
Lauryn DeLani Reeves
Cynthia Davis Cantrell
Robert ‘Bubba’ Brown
Earl Edward Boatright
Edna Grace Strickland
Hazel Howell Cox

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Thursday March 14, 2019

Georgia Senate OKs New Vote Machine Plan ATLANTA (AP) — Just months after a contentious race for Georgia governor, and amid several election-related lawsuits and a probe by U.S. House Democrats, the state Senate on Wednesday approved a House plan calling for the...

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Robberies Keep Cops In Douglas Very Busy

DOUGLAS — Police here said Wednesday that investigators believe two of three armed robberies that occurred in Douglas since Sunday may be connected, said a police spokesman. A robbery at the Flash Foods on North Peterson Avenue and one at the Enmarket Store on...

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March 14, 2019

James ‘Ed’ Dowling Sr.
Lavon S. Lincoln
‘Little Donnie’ Price
Winnie Evelyn D. Guy
Charles W. Spivey
Dr. José Ramón ‘Joe’ Martinez

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Wednesday March 13, 2019

Ware Sends Burchett To 176 Win By GARY GRIFFIN, Staff Writer James Burchett won a resounding victory in Tuesday’s District 176 state house runoff election, defeating Franklin Patten 2,555-1,751, and it was an 18 percent turnout in Ware County that made the...

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Motel Shootings Still Being Investigated

Waycross police are continuing the investigation into a shooting Sunday morning that killed one man and wounded another at a Brunswick Highway motel, said Waycross Police Capt. Danny Hampton. “There is nothing new,” said Hampton this morning. “The detectives are still...

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March 13, 2019

Dr. José Ramón ‘Joe’ Martinez
Evelyn W. T. Guy
Diamonique A. Harris
Ernest Gregor Jr.
Richard H. Summerall
J.M. Dubose
Julie Ann O’Berry

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Tuesday March 12, 2019

District 176 Decided In Today’s Runoff By GARY GRIFFIN, Staff Writer James Burchett will finally be able to rest tonight at the end of the campaign trail. And he’d like to fall asleep with a big smile on his face after the votes are counted.Above are today's Newspaper...

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County SPLOST Hailed At Ware Commission Meeting

By MYRA THRIFT, Staff Writer Just what is one brown penny worth? What can be purchased with just one copper penny? How about state-of-the-art life-saving and rescue equipment used to help extricate trapped victims when car crashes occur? What about a brand new...

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March 12, 2019

Leta Mae R. Folsom
Rebecca Ann Ward
Earl Edward Boatright
Hazel H. Cox
Rachael Whiddon
Edna Grace Strickland
Mary ‘Sue’ Lewis Tyre
Charles W. Spivey
Julian L. Stone

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Monday March 11, 2019

It’s All About Math For Burchett In 176 By GARY GRIFFIN, Staff Writer In the mind of James Burchett, the Ware County candidate for District 176 in the Georgia State House of Representatives, it comes down to simple math.Above are today's Newspaper Headlines For the...

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3 Arrested In Shooting

By MYRA THRIFT, Staff Writer “Outsiders come to town to cause trouble,” is how a local police major classified the scene — a hail of gunfire and the screams of people disrupting the peace of the early Sunday morning hours at a Waycross motel on the Brunswick Highway....

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Saturday March 9, 2019

Trump Tours Tornado Area BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — Standing on a hill overlooking a debris field, President Donald Trump on Friday surveyed mangled trees and other damage that was left behind in a rural Alabama town after a powerful tornado roared through, killing...

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March 9, 2019

Dr. Joseph Martinez
Julian Lawrence Stone
Bryant D. Cooper
Doley Colleen Bennett
King Kong Bundy

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Ware Co. Panel Has One Busy Agenda

The Ware County Commission will hear from two guests Monday when the regular monthly work session convenes at 3 p.m. in the new Ware County Administration Building on State Street (behind the courthouse). Jana Dyke, executive director of the Waycross-Ware County...

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Friday March 8, 2019

176 Candidate Is Beset With Inequity Issues  By GARY GRIFFIN, Staff Writer James Burchett, the Millwood attorney and small business owner running for the Georgia State House Assembly, is confident he’ll win Tuesday’s special election runoff against Lanier County...

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Lady Firefighter Is Arson Suspect

ALMA — A volunteer firefighter who was arrested Feb. 10 and charged with eight counts of arson in the first degree, will appear in court on April 11 in the Bacon County Courthouse. Jamie Hutchinson, 32, of Nicholls, a volunteer with the Bacon County Fire Service, is...

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March 8, 2019

Rev. Claud P. Goble Sr.
Coach Dale Williams
Walter L. Easton Jr.
James Carl Jones Jr.
Ricky H. Mattox

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Thursday March 7, 2019

Legendary Coach Williams Dies By GARY GRIFFIN, Staff Writer Coach Wright Bazemore, perhaps the most legendary football coach on planet Earth (certainly the top one in American high schools), called Dale Williams “a coach on the field” when the 16-year-old Williams...

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Check Fraud Case Is Told

Waycross police are investigating a case of fraud and are searching for a white male and a white female who entered a bank in the 2000 block of the Brunswick Highway on various dates and cashed checks totaling more than $7,000 that turned out to be fraudulent, said...

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