April – June 2021
Waycross Entertainment History by Marla Howell
Waycross has a wealth of history but more specifically we are addressing two areas being those who performed live at our City Auditorium and the magnificent theaters of our town, one that hosted three world motion picture premiers.
Our City Auditorium was built in 1937 by the people for the people. The Waycross Chapter of the Lion’s Club was the driving force of funding from the Work Progress Administration (WPA).
It was built with its current stage but had a full balcony around the perimeter of the interior. After many years of events and activity, it fell into a state of needed repair. We are blessed to have seen a fantastic renovation in 2008. Since that renovation, it has been used and enjoyed by all as an event center operated by the City of Waycross.

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October – Jan, Feb & March 2023 When Pogo’s Father Visited the Ok’fenok’ by Larry Purdom Our memory returns to the good ol’ day of PogoFest and to the man who helped put our little corner of the world on the map. He was Walt Kelly, as almost everyone knows, the cartoonist who created Pogo…

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October – December 2022
Gram Parsons Guitar Pull
by Dave Griffin

Ingram Cecil Connor III, known to the world as Gram Parsons, spent the first 12 years of his life in the small, South Georgia railroad town of Waycross.
It was here in Waycross that he hunted and fished the Okefenokee Swamp …

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April – June 2021
Waycross Entertainment History by Marla Howell
Waycross has a wealth of history but more specifically we are addressing two areas being those who performed live at our City Auditorium and the magnificent theaters of our town, one that hosted three world motion picture premiers.

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January – March 2021
The First Peoples of Okefenokee by “Turtleman” Chris Adams
The South Georgia we know today is far different than that which was known by the very earliest inhabitants of this region. One place however with a familiar look about it is the Okefenokee Swamp. Having remained much the same for around …

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January – March 2020
‘We’re On the Right Track’,
by John Jordan
In ancient Greek Mythology, the Phoenix is a long-lived bird that cyclically regenerates or is reborn. To say OHC has been reborn would be a stretch; however, to say an awaking is occurring is spot on….

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April – May 2019
We have a lot going on at the OHC as usual. Model Railroading – What if you could control the trains? Well, first of all, I know there would be zero traffic congestion anywhere in Southeast Georgia. But really, what if you could control the trains?…