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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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Second SUV involved in rail fatality

Second SUV involved in rail fatality

Staff Writer
A Waycross woman who was killed in a train versus vehicle crash at the CSX rail grade crossing at Albany and Garlington Avenues was listed on the fatality report as a pedestrian because she and a passenger, her 13-year-old grandson, had stepped out of the disabled vehicle in an attempt to push it off the tracks before the train arrived, said Waycross Georgia State Patrol post commander Sgt. Chad Woods.

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