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1 hr ago | Brunswick News

State senator denounces Rep. Spencer WOODBINE a " State Sen. Cecil...

State Sen. Cecil Staton, R-Macon, the third-ranking Republican in the Georgia Senate, is using his station to muddy the waters for Rep. Jason Spencer, R-Woodbine.

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Related Topix: Woodbine, GA, Georgia, Camden County, GA, Charlton County, GA, Waycross, GA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

Cousin's murder trial underway in nearly 23-year-old disappearance of Waycross man

A Ware County jury began hearing evidence Tuesday morning against Craig Lester Thrift, 49, who is accused of murder in the death of his first cousin and best friend who hasn't been seen in nearly 23 years.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

SavannahNow

Tom Barton: Some adults too stupid to own guns

Georgia legislators passed a gun law this year that they believe will protect the public by making it easier for people to legally carry firearms in more places, including bars, government buildings and churches.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Savannah, GA, Waycross, GA

Mon Apr 07, 2014

GPB.org

Two Georgia Children Dead In Separate Accidental Shootings By Other Children

Two Georgia children have died in what appear to be accidental shootings at the hands of other children.

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Related Topix: Waycross, GA

News 4 Jax

Father arrested in Waycross shooting

An autopsy is being performed on the body of a 10-year-old Ware county girl who was killed after she asked her relative to hold a 12 gauge shotgun that was in the house.

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FirstCoastNews

Tweens shooting tweens

Two children under the age of twelve were shot and killed by other children who were playing with loaded guns this weekend.

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Related Topix: Waycross, GA

New York Daily News

Dad cuffed after daughter shot, killed by brother

The little girl, Taylor Jowers, asked her older brother to hold the gun inside the family's Waycross home on Friday.

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Related Topix: Waycross, GA

Sat Apr 05, 2014

News 4 Jax

Neighbors try to help girl shot, killed

VIDEO: Ware County deputies say a ten-year-old girl was shot and killed in her own home after an "accidental shooting" on Jana Lane in Waycross.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

CBS 47

10-year-old girl shot and killed by brother

WARE COUNTY, Ga. -- The Ware County sheriff has confirmed a 10-year-old is dead, shot and killed by her brother.

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Thu Mar 27, 2014

The Herald-Gazette

It's official: Stephens to take Ware Co. job

Trojan head football coach Dr. Franklin Stephens has been offered and accepted the head coaching position at Ware County High School in Waycross.

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Related Topix: Waycross, GA

Mon Mar 24, 2014

CBS 47

Brantley County deputy suspended, charged with battery

The Brantley County Sheriff's Office is suspending one of its own following an incident in which a suspect was beaten.

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Related Topix: Brantley County, GA

News 4 Jax

Brantley Co. deputy charged with battery

A Brantley County deputy was arrested Friday on a charge of misdemeanor battery in a dispute involving a family member, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

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Fri Mar 21, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

Brantley County chief deputy arrested in beating of Waycross man

In response to an open records request, the Ware County jail provided a booking report showing that Jeffrey Wade Bennett of a Banks Lane address in Waycross had been processed at the jail about 2 p.m. Friday and was released on bond about 20 minutes later.

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Related Topix: Waycross, GA, Brantley County, GA

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