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  1. Ware County sheriff, GBI ask public's help in finding man whose roommate was found dead July 9Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | The Florida Times-Union

    The Ware County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are asking for the public's help in finding 31-year-old Zeb Paul Murray who is wanted for questioning in the death of his roommate. Adam Douglas Noel, 28, was found dead inside his mobile home at 510 Sawdust Trail just east of Waycross on July 9. Investigators found signs of an altercation inside the home, the Sheriff's Office said in a release.


  2. Church and funeral home pianist found dead, his car and roommate missing, sheriff saidRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | The Florida Times-Union

    Officials are looking the roommate and missing car of a church and funeral home pianist found slain in his Waycross home Saturday, the Ware County sheriff said. After Adam Noel did not arrive for a funeral at Pearson-Dial Funeral Home in Blackshear Saturday morning, the staff called the Ware County Sheriff's Office and asked for someone to check on him, Sheriff Randy Royal said.


  3. Blackshear woman found dead in pool, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 4 | The Florida Times-Union

    An autopsy is planned Tuesday morning for a Blackshear woman who drowned at her home Friday night, police said Monday. City Police Chief Chris Wright said units responded at about 7:30 p.m. to the home of Kay Carter, 58, on the 300 block of Burney Branch Circle.


  4. Blackshear city judge resigns after lawyer claims to have tape of judge using racial slursRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 4 | The Florida Times-Union

    Blackshear Chief Municipal Judge Kenneth E. Futch has resigned after a run-in with a local attorney who claims to have a tape of the judge using slurs against black people during a fight with his wife. Futch, 56, who still holds his elected post of Bacon County State Court Judge, found himself at odds last month with lawyer John Thigpen Jr. The attorney was offering free legal representation to people cited by the Blackshear Police Department following a dispute Thigpen had with officers about handicapped parking in front of his law office.


  5. Handicapped parking dispute prompts Blackshear lawyer to give free...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | The Florida Times-Union

    After a heated disagreement over a parking space, Blackshear attorney John R. Thigpen Jr. is using his bar license to battle the city police department: He's offering free representation to people who've been cited in the Pierce County seat. "DO NOT pay any ticket, even a minor speeding ticket," Thigpen said in an advertisement in The Blackshear Times newspaper.


  6. Andy Spivey wins Waycross Circuit judgeship, Bert Guy wins in Brunswick CircuitRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | The Florida Times-Union

    Bert Guy of St. Marys defeated Richard H. Taylor, a St. Simons Island lawyer and former Glynn County State Court Solicitor. Guy will replace E.M. Wilkes III, chief judge of the five-county Brunswick Judicial Circuit who is taking senior status.


  7. Waycross African-American community shocked by Saturday shooting deathRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2016 | The Florida Times-Union

    A Saturday shooting death has sent shock waves through the African-American community in Waycross, including one of its strongest churches. Firefighters responding to a woman's 911 call about 4:20 p.m. of trouble breathing found her sitting on a couch.


  8. Crash of ATV near Mershon, Ga., kills boy, 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2015 | The Florida Times-Union

    A 2-year-old child has been killed in the crash of an all terrain vehicle near his home in Pierce County, the Georgia State Patrol said. The toddler, Camden Torres of the Mershon community north of Blackshear, was a passenger Wednesday on a Kawasiki Prairie that Noel Lewis, a 21-year-old Waycross man, was driving on Tabby Road about 1:30 p.m., State Patrol Sgt.


  9. Waycross refuses to let Pierce County test fire hydrants in legislatively de-annexed areasRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2015 | The Florida Times-Union

    Waycross has refused to let Pierce County fire officials test hydrants that the city owns on land in Pierce County that was legislatively de-annexed July 1. In a fire chief-to-fire chief request, Pierce County asked if it could test the hydrants for Insurance Service Organization, or ISO, ratings that are used to set homeowner and commercial insurance rates, Waycross City Manager Raphel Maddox said. Maddox said he refused the request because Pierce County has no full-time water and sewer department and, as a result, does not have the expertise necessary to test the hydrants without the risk of damaging the system.


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