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Authorities searching for missing 6-year-old girl from South Georgia

JESUP, Ga. (CBS46) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Jesup Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 6-year-old girl from Wayne County. Officials say Madelynn Smith was last seen on May 24 around 6:45 p.m. at 300 Sunset Boulevard, Apt. 3, in...
JESUP, GA

6-year-old girl and adult missing in southeast Georgia

JESUP, Ga. — Police in a small southeast Georgia town are looking for a young girl and an adult who went missing on Tuesday night. According to the Jesup Police Department, 6-year-old Madelynn Smith and 30-year-old Kamerria Shanae Smith were last seen at 6 p.m. on Tuesday night. The...
JESUP, GA
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Earleen Beard Butler – 71

Baxley Funeral Home announces the passing of 71-year-old Mrs. Earleen Beard Butler who departed this life on Saturday, May 21st at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup, Georgia. Friday, May 27, 2022, from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm in the chapel of Baxley Funeral Home. A celebration of life service will...
BAXLEY, GA
Waycross Journal-Herald

Wayne Aldridge

WAYCROSS — Wayne Aldridge, 77, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022, at his residence following a short illness. He was born in Waycross to the late Foster Aldridge and Gussie Crews Aldridge. He was a mechanic at Varn Wood Products in Hoboken. He also served in the United State Navy during the Vietnam War. He was an avid race fan.
WAYCROSS, GA
The Press-Sentinel

Two banned from graduation as result of social-media video

A “disturbing” and racially offensive Facebook video has led to the banning of two students from graduation Friday night. Both the Wayne County school system and the Jesup Police Department condemned the video in separate statements released late Thursday. The school statement reads, “The Wayne County school system...
WAYNE COUNTY, GA
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Summer activities: Camp Oscar

With summer break nearing, kids will soon have weeks of free time on their hands. Are you looking for things to keep your kids active this summer?. Have your child experience summer at Camp Oscar. June 1st is Public Camp Day for Atkinson County. The day is for Upcoming 1st - 8th Graders in Atkinson County schools.
ATKINSON COUNTY, GA
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Ware County Schools

We are heartbroken by the tragedy that occurred at Robb Elementary School in Texas’ Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District earlier this week. We share in the pain and grief that parents and educators across the country are experiencing and send our deepest condolences and love to the Uvalde community.
WARE COUNTY, GA
Waycross Journal-Herald

Edward Ralph ‘Eddie’ Wheeler Sr.

WAYCROSS — Edward Ralph “Eddie” Wheeler Sr., 67, of Waycross, passed away Sunday evening, May 22, 2022, at his residence. Born in Sioux City, Iowa, on December 21, 1954, he had lived in Waycross since the late 1980s. Wheeler was retired from the U.S. Army and was the owner/operator of Wheeler Roofing and Insulation.
WAYCROSS, GA
Waycross Journal-Herald

Gary Bryan Smith

WAYCROSS — Gary Bryan Smith, 49, passed away Monday, May 16, 2022, at his residence in Waycross following an extended illness. He was born in Waycross to Gary Twyman Smith and Carol Miller Baugh. He worked in the construction field for many years and was a member of Second Baptist Church, but most recently attended Rome Primitive Baptist Church.
WAYCROSS, GA
The Press-Sentinel

Obituaries 5.26.22

Jesup—Margaret Marks Jacobs, 75, died peacefully at home on St. Simons Island after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Fossil, Oregon, on March 11, 1947, to the late Leslie Jack and Alice Billie Marks of Hermiston, Oregon. She...
JESUP, GA
Waycross Journal-Herald

Mary Elizabeth Parham Sweat

WAYCROSS — Mary Elizabeth Parham Sweat, 67, passed away Monday, May 9, 2022, at Hospice House Satilla in Waycross following a short illness. Mrs. Sweat was born in Ware County to Robert Lipscomb Parham and Jo Anne Barber Parham. She was a waitress for many years and also worked as a certified nursing assistant “CNA” in Jesup. She most recently attended Cornerstone Church of God.
WAYCROSS, GA
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