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Wednesday May 22, 2019

City Brings Lastinger Home Commission Confirms Waycross Native As HR Director By RICK NOLTE, Staff Writer The Waycross City Commission confirmed the hiring of a new human resources director while also approving two ordinances and three resolutions Tuesday evening...

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Man Is Injured In A Single-Vehicle Crash

BLACKSHEAR — A Pierce County man was taken by Brantley County EMS ambulance Monday to Memorial Satilla Health Waycross for treatment of injuries he suffered when his vehicle crashed on Ben James Road near Dean Lane, said the Georgia State Patrol. Mathew Jacob McCrea,...

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May 22, 2019

Jerry Watkins Dixon
Helen Sarah L. Burney
Annie Juanita Manders
Marlyon Steedley
Barbara Ann Sumner
Charles R. Flake Jr.

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Wednesday May 22, 2019

City Brings Lastinger Home Commission Confirms Waycross Native As HR Director By RICK NOLTE, Staff Writer The Waycross City Commission confirmed the hiring of a new human resources director while also approving two ordinances and three resolutions Tuesday evening...

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Man Is Injured In A Single-Vehicle Crash

BLACKSHEAR — A Pierce County man was taken by Brantley County EMS ambulance Monday to Memorial Satilla Health Waycross for treatment of injuries he suffered when his vehicle crashed on Ben James Road near Dean Lane, said the Georgia State Patrol. Mathew Jacob McCrea,...

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May 22, 2019

Jerry Watkins Dixon
Helen Sarah L. Burney
Annie Juanita Manders
Marlyon Steedley
Barbara Ann Sumner
Charles R. Flake Jr.

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Tuesday May 21, 2019

WCHS Alum Expected To Be New HR Chief By RICK NOLTE, Staff Writer The Waycross City Commission is expected to confirm a new Human Resources Director and vote on an ordinance related to fire detection and suppression requirements in the city charter at 5 p.m. today...

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Men Wanted In Alma Are Arrested In Texas

ALMA — Three men wanted in Bacon County have been arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Texas, said Alma Police Chief Cody Phillips. Litarus Demond Brinson, Terrence Denell Brackins and Travis Dewayne Smith, all of Alma, were taken into custody on drug...

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Monday May 20, 2019

Trump Warns Iran On Threats To U.S. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Iran early today not to threaten the United States again or it’ll face its “official end,” shortly after a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad...

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Lightning Starts 50-Acre Wildfire

A lightning strike Saturday ignited a fire on Cowhouse Island in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge that torched about 50 acres over the weekend but is now close to being contained, according to a press release from the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in...

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May 20, 2019

Bailey Shae Baldwin
Charles R. Flake Jr.
Barbara Ann G. Sumner
Donnie R. Register
Marlyon C. Steedley
Talmadge Neugent Sr.
Iris Sawyer Schmitt
James C. Mancil
Sharon K. Pavey, Winton Eugene Pavey

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Saturday May 18, 2019

de Blasio, Trump Share Same NYC Cloth, Citizens’ Disdain NEW YORK (AP) — He’s deeply unpopular among fellow New Yorkers, often savaged by the city’s tabloids and fights with the media that cover him. He also believes he can be elected president in 2020. That’s Donald...

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Friday May 17, 2019

Trump Caution On Iran Differs From Advisers WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict with the Islamic Republic.Above are today's...

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Man Chases Off Vehicle Burglar

A car owner caught a vehicle burglar in the act early this morning and frightened him away, but the thief got away with the victim’s wallet and two cell phones, said Waycross Police Capt. Tommy Cox. The victim looked through a window at his residence in the 1100 block...

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Thursday May 16, 2019

Kemp Seeks Beck Resignation, Insurance Chief Pleads Not Guilty To Fed’s 38-Count Indictment ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp called for the resignation of Georgia’s insurance commissioner Wednesday after he was indicted on federal charges of wire fraud, mail fraud and...

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POLICE NEWS

Law enforcement officials released the following information: •Drugs: Samuel Mark Strickland, 42, of Saddle Circle; charged with possession of crystal methamphetamine, possession of a dangerous drug (Sildenafil, commonly known as Viagra), possession of drugs not in...

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Wednesday May 15, 2019

Insurance Chief Indicted Charged With Forming Firms To Invoice For Own Gain ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s insurance commissioner was indicted Tuesday on federal charges of wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering that stem from alleged crimes that preceded his...

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Two Injured As Car Runs Off Highway

ALMA — Two Waycross people were injured Tuesday when a car ran off State Route 19 near Pine Level Church Road, said the Georgia State Patrol. The driver, Malcolm Jamal Chambers, 26, of Waycross, and a passenger, Takemia Demetria Cooper, 29, of Waycross, were taken by...

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Tuesday May 14, 2019

Kemp Vetoes 14 Bills ATLANTA (AP) — Wielding the veto pen for the first time, Georgia’s new Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has rejected 14 bills and resolutions passed by lawmakers.Above are today's Newspaper Headlines For the Full Paper you will need a subscription to...

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WCHS Rifle Team Takes A Bow

By MYRA THRIFT ,Staff Writer Ware County commissioners paid tribute to several people Monday evening at the monthly board meeting including a group of Ware County High School sharp-shooters who brought home a state rifle championship trophy a few days ago. Maurice...

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Monday May 13, 2019

Wreck Claims Brantley Girl; Teen Charged With Homicide Staff Report BRUNSWICK — A Brantley County Middle School student died Sunday from injuries sustained in an automobile wreck in Brunswick early Sunday morning.Above are today's Newspaper Headlines For the Full...

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Shots Fired!

WPD: No One’s Struck By Flying Lead; One Man Injured In Fight Shots were fired in two situations here over the weekend, police said, including at a party for soon-to-be high school graduates. No one was injured, said Waycross Police Capt. Tommy Cox, in a fight that...

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May 13, 2019

William ‘Bill’ Jernigan
Elmer L. Thompson Sr.
Aida Ortiz Parnes
David Neil Boland
Charles Lee Corbitt

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May 11, 2019

Charles Holland Carter
Zeffie McSwain Rozier
Aida Ortiz Parnes
David Neil Boland
Arthur Griffin Wildes

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Saturday May 11, 2019

Journal-Herald Honors Theta James With 2019 Award The Grand Lady Of Manor By MYRA THRIFT Staff Writer Retired educator Theta Ann James has been selected as this year’s Journal-Herald “Mother of the Year!” For years one of Manor’s most prominent citizens, the daughter...

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Police Get Tax Papers From L&M Bookkeeping

BLACKSHEAR — Blackshear police executed a search warrant Thursday afternoon at L&M Bookkeeping and Tax Service on Main Street, to seize files of tax documentation belonging to the firm’s customers, said Blackshear Police Chief Chris Wright. Just prior to the tax...

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