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Judge Clarence Donald Blount

BLACKSHEAR — Judge Clarence Blount passed away at his home with his family by his side on Sunday, August 7, 2022. He was 96. Blount was born, May 16, 1926 to the late Mae Couch and Charlie B. Blount of Pierce County. Judge Blount graduated from Blackshear High School...
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August 9th, 2022- Fishing Report

The number of reports declined with most school systems starting back this week. Fishing is a great way to relax. • Clyo on the Savannah River – 5.6 feet and falling. • Abbeville on the Ocmulgee – 3.7 feet and rising. • Doctortown on the Altamaha – 5.9...
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Weekly Video: August 9th, 2022

Dancing with the Southern Stars happened this past Saturday with an amazing event which raised more than $153,382 for The Magnolia House - Shelter for the Abused and Satilla Advocacy Services. Congrats to David Shields III, and Ivey Thrift for winning first place and raising $28,444.32 and all the other winners.
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Retired Superior Court Judge Clarence Blount passes at 96

Former Waycross Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Clarence Blount passed away at his home with his family by his side on Sunday, August 7. He was 96. His parents were the late Mae Couch and Charlie B. Blount of Pierce County. Judge Blount graduated from Blackshear High School in 1943 as his class salutatorian. He attended the University of Georgia and graduated in 1950 from the University of Georgia School of Law (Lumpkin Law School). He subsequently practiced law in Waycross and in 1965, joined Lamar (Swampy) Gibson and Baker McGee in the law firm of Gibson, McGee and Blount. Judge Blount also served as judge of the Waycross Police Court from 1961-1981.
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Patricia Lynn ‘Patti’ Fitchett

WAYCROSS — Patricia Lynn “Patti” Fitchett, 67 of Waycross died Friday morning, August 5, 2022, at her residence after an extended illness. Mrs. Fitchett was born in Alma, Ga., to the late David Lynn and Dorothy Guinelle Lynn, and made Waycross her home for most of her life. She worked for Varn Timber for many years and retired as a sales manager. She was a lady who enjoyed life and loved her grandbabies, she could often be found reading or either in the garden planting flowers or vegetables. She was a passionate UGA Bulldogs fan. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Taylor Brianna Fitchett.
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Toni Renee Carter

WAYCROSS — Ms. Toni Renee Carter, 60, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2022, at her residence in Waycross surrounded by her family following an extended illness. Mrs. Carter was born in Alma to the late James “Jimmy” Middleton Carter, Jr., and Nelda Gayle Wheeler Carter. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church.
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Joseph Emanual Simmons

WAYCROSS — Mr. Joseph Emanual Simmons, Jr., age 67, of Waycross, passed away Sunday afternoon, July 31, 2022, at Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside following a brief illness. Born June 4, 1955, in Ridgeland, S.C., Simmons was a son of the late Joseph E. Simmons, Sr. and Jessie Lee...
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Shelvie Jean Moore

BLACKSHEAR — Shelvie Jean Moore, 85 of Blackshear died Friday evening, August 5, 2022, at her residence after an extended illness. Mrs. Moore was born in Waycross to the late Talmadge Wildes and Mellie Teston Wildes and made Waycross her home for most of her life until her move to Pierce County in 1988. She retired from Ware County School System in 1998 after serving as a nutritionist for many years. Along with her husband, she owned and operated Ready Go Barbecue on Lesher Street for many years. She was a long-time member of Ben James Primitive Baptist Church.
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Wanell Boyd

MANOR — Mrs. Wanell Boyd, 77, died Sunday evening, August 7, 2022 at her residence in Manor after an extended illness. Mrs. Boyd was a native of Clinch County, but lived most of her life in Manor. She was formerly employed by Spear Drug Store, King Edward Cigar Factory, Coat Factory and Piggly Wiggly. She was a member of Camp Branch Church of God of Prophecy.
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Philip Warren King

WAYCROSS — Philip Warren King bid this world adieu and transitioned to heaven Monday, August 1, 2022, following an extended illness. Born into a family of then nine, on November 9, 1959, to Sam and Ecie King, King was the baby for a while until his youngest brother came into the world.
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Weekend Video: August 5th, 2022

Waycross Commissioners and the Waycross Police have created an ordinance for youth to prevent gang-related crime.The amendment to the city’s charter of offenses allows discretion in charging young offenders. Waycross - Ware County Chamber of Commerce has started “Free Fuel Friday” in which they will draw a Chamber Member...
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James Robert McNease

WAYCROSS — James Robert McNease, Sr., 81, died Sunday evening, July 31, 2022, at Baptist Village Retirement Communities. He was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross. He worked with Littlefield Construction for more than 35 years as a road construction supervisor and attended Crossview Church of God of Prophecy.
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Brenda Faye Etheridge Zauner

BLACKSHEAR — Mrs. Brenda Faye Etheridge Zauner, age 61, of Blackshear, passed away Wednesday afternoon, July 20, 2022, at HCA Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., following an unexpected illness. Born March 23, 1961, in Pensacola, Fla., she was a daughter of Donna Reamer Etheridge and the late Henry Etheridge....
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Philip Warren King

WAYCROSS — Philip Warren King bid this world adieu and transitioned to heaven on Monday, August 1, 2022 following an extended illness. Born into a family of then, nine, on November 9, 1959, to Sam and Ecie King, Phil was the baby for a while until his youngest brother came into the world.
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Three Sought in Shooting at Bailey Park

Four people were shot Sunday evening in what Waycross Police Chief Tommy Cox called “gang related” activity during an event held at Bailey Park. Police received several calls about 8:30 p.m. in reference to someone shooting in Bailey Park. Cox said there was an actual organized event going on where someone had rented the park.
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Irene Brooks

Janie Irene Roberson Brooks Flanagan passed away on Friday July 22, 2022. She was born on February 25, 1928 to John and Estelle Lynn Roberson in Patterson, Georgia. She was a member of Folkston Church of God. She was of the Pentecostal faith and enjoyed attending church. She referred to...
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