Ware County General Election Details

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City Hall Closer / Re-open / Additional Information

City Hall is currently closed City Hall will re-open on Monday, October 10th at 8:00am Waycross/Ware Information Line Waycross/Ware Evacuation Site Waycross Middle School Waycross/Ware Evacuation Site for Animals Okefenokee Fair Grounds   For a PDF file with more info please click...
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Major Hurricane Matthew is still expected to move DANGEROUSLY CLOSE

Major Hurricane Matthew is still expected to move DANGEROUSLY CLOSE the Florida First Coast and Southeast Georgia Coast Friday through Friday night into Saturday with confidence quite high of significant damaging impacts from Matthew. Impacts are still expected to be greatest east of I-95, based on the latest forecast. Potential impacts become more significant wobbles a little west of forecast such that the hurricane makes landfall in or near our area. Strong and damaging hurricane force winds are expected. Strong hurricane conditions are possible over neighboring inland counties, especially if a more westward nudge in track. Destructive, even deadly, coastal storm tide inundation in concert with extremely high, destructive surf is probable with Major Hurricane Matthew. Heavy rainfall amounts to 5-10 inches with isolated amounts of greater than a foot are forecast, which can produce fresh water flooding. Flood Watch is issued for all SE Georgia and NE Florida coastal counties… and the neighboring interior Florida counties of Clay and Putnam. Preparations should be completed through the day today. Residents and visitors are urged to heed the advice of local emergency officials. Isolated tornadoes with initial outer rainbands. For a PDF file with more info please click here You can also visit the link below (click the image) for any news, it is brought to you by Ware County CERT and has a lot of information and has alerts for everything such as fire or...
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Notice of Property Tax Increase

The Mayor and City Commissioners of the City of Waycross have tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by .007 percent. All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing on this tax increase to be held at City Hall in the commission chambers on Tuesday September 27, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Additional public hearings on this proposed tax increase will be held at City Hall in the commission chambers on October 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 10.998 mills, an increase of .007 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 10.991 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $100,000 is approximately .28 cents and the proposed tax increase for nonhomestead property with a fair market value of $75,000 is approximately .21 cents. Click the above table to make it larger if you need...
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Business Retention and Expansion

The City of Waycross and Ware County would like to cordially invite you to a breakfast meeting on the topic of business retention and expansion. This meeting will be held at the Historic City Auditorium on May 11th at 7:30am. Guest speakers include the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Georgia Power, the Georgia Department of Labor, Coastal Pines Technical College and the Waycross-Ware County Chamber of Commerce. This breakfast is intended to be extremely informative and will include detailed information on a number of programs and incentives such as customized training programs, tax credits available for both new and existing companies, access to both capital and state grants as well as federal worker grants.     Please send your RSVP to Sharon Radford at 912-287-2944. Each business or industry will be offered a table of up to 8...
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Robert Bussy Dedication

After a valiant fight with Parkinson’s Disease, Dr. Robert T. Bussey, devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, educator, and community leader passed away peacefully on Monday, September 29, 2014 at age 67. He completed his education in the Waycross City School System and graduated from Center High School in 1965. He then attended Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia before receiving his Master’s Degree from Valdosta State University and his doctorate degree from Nova University.


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