Ware County fell to No. 10 in Class AAAA following its loss to Lowndes. I was tempted to take the Gators out altogether and throw in the Raiders of Mays, but Ware County’s schedule is a bit tougher than the Mays schedule to date.
Officials are ordering evacuations of about 60 homes in Ware County as a wildfire has quickly spread across 8 square miles in a single day. Georgia Forestry Commission spokesman Eric Mosley says the evacuations were ordered Thursday after the blaze had burned more than 5,000 acres a few miles west of Waycross. Emergency officials say firefighters from surrounding communities have poured in to protect homes among the rural timberland that's fueling the wildfire.
Firefighters have contained 55% of the massive blaze burning in the Okefenokee Swamp. Progress came quickly this week as wind, humidity and temperatures combined to allow crews to start controlled burns to corral the blaze. The fire has consumed the refuge's lower third.
This special feature is Georgia's contribution to NPR's series taking a look at Interstate 95. In it, we look back to more prosperous times along US 301, built to be the shortest route to Florida, before the Interstate came. Can the state continue to support its welcome center?