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Okefenokee Swamp Park Celebrates $2.5 million in State Funding for Okefenokee Experience Project

05/16/2024 - FROM: News from the Okefenokee - Okefenokee Swamp Park & Adventures ( WAYCROSS, GA (May 15, 2024) - Governor Kemp recently signed the Fiscal Year 2025 budget, which includes $2.5 million in state funds for the planned Okefenokee Experience–a series of three new infrastructure projects and one new... read more 


05/13/2024 - The Waycross Motor Speedway will host a memorial event on Friday, May 17th and Saturday, May 18th in honor of Davy Dawson Woodard, a Waycross resident, successful local businessman, and local racing enthusiast who passed away in January of 2021. Mr. Woodard's company "Woodard Pools" still sponsors many of... read more 

Vogtle Unit 4 Enters Commercial Operation

04/29/2024 - From: Georgia Power declared today that Plant Vogtle Unit 4 has entered commercial operation and is now serving customers and the State of Georgia. The new unit, which can produce enough electricity to power an estimated 500,000 homes and businesses, will... read more 

Georgia Chamber Hosts First Annual ‘Rural Day at the Capitol’

04/15/2024 - On Feb. 28, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce's Center for Rural Prosperity hosted its first annual Rural Day at the Capitol with guests from various communities across rural Georgia. Attendees met with members of the Georgia General Assembly's Rural Caucus and heard from leaders of Georgia's state agencies... read more 

Waycross-Ware Co. railroad expansion creates job opportunities and industry growth

03/15/2024 - WAYCROSS, Ga. (WALB) - CSX Railroad lines run through the middle of Waycross-Ware County all the way to the ports of Savannah nearly two hours away. In addition to that, the three major highways are an hour and a half away from Jacksonville, Florida, and 45 minutes away from Brunswick. ... read more 

Clayton Homes partners with the Arbor Day Foundation

03/10/2023 - Clayton, a national builder of off-site and site-built homes, and the Arbor Day Foundation®, the largest non-profit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, have launched a significant partnership to plant 2.33 million trees* in forests around the country, helping to restore vital ecosystems, foster biodiversity, improve water and air quality... read more 

WWDA hands out the “Helping Hands Award” at the 88th Annual Chamber Luncheon

02/13/2023 - This year's recipient of the Helping hands award has been the owner and operator of his business for 20 years. He serves at Destination Church on the Finance Team and Dream Team. He has also served on the FCA board for several years. He is a Leadership Waycross class of 2022... read more 

Dr. Gregory Tanner named Interim President at SGSC

02/03/2023 - read more 

Unveiling of new Industrial Park signage

11/09/2022 - read more 

South Georgia State College approved to offer new Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology

09/15/2020 - South Georgia State College has received approval from the University System of Georgia Board of Regents to offer a new Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology (BSMET). The highly anticipated degree was approved September 15 at the Board of Regents meeting in Atlanta. The program is scheduled to launch... read more 

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