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Sheriff: 2 women injured in Wayne Co. shooting

WAYNE CO., Ga. (WTGS) — A shooting in Wayne County on Wednesday left two women injured, according to Wayne County Sheriff Chuck Mosley. This is the third shooting to happen in Wayne County on Wednesday. The first shooting happened Wednesday morning on W. Cherry Street and the second shooting happened Wednesday evening on North 4th Street.
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Atlas Health and Wayne Memorial Partner to Enhance Community Access to Critical Health Care Automated Approach to Philanthropic Reimbursement Results in $1 Million in Patient Medical Aid in First Year

Atlas Health, the leader in medical financial aid for vulnerable populations, today announced that Wayne Memorial Hospitalis on track to match its patients with more than $1 million in financial medical aid this year, a year-over-year increase of more than 500 percent. To date, the partnership has enabled the award-winning, rural hospital to reduce the financial burden of critical and lifesaving care for 45 patients and deliver on its mission of providing high-quality care for all patients.
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Proud to be a Farmer: Poppell Farms

ODUM, Ga. (WTOC) - Poppell Farms is known for its fall festival, but they actually provide fresh produce for Wayne County throughout the summer as well. This time of the year, it’s all about sweet corn at Poppell Farms in Odum. The Poppell’s grow about 100 acres of corn in...
Jesup, GAThe Press-Sentinel

6.10.21 obituaries

Jesup—Jackie Ray Hendricks, 72, of Jesup died June 2, 2021. The Ware County native had lived in Wayne County most of his adult life and was a retired Interstate Paper employee. He was predeceased by his daughter, Kristy H. Ellis, and son, Jimbo Hendricks. Survivors include his wife of 49...
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Teens applying for summer jobs helping workforce shortage

WAYNE COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - 224,000. That is the number of jobs posted right now in Georgia. It comes as unemployment claims are down across the Peach State, workforce shortages continue, and the unemployment rate is just one percent higher than it was before the pandemic. According to some local...
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Vaccinated visitors to Wayne County buildings can go unmasked

Jun. 2—WAYNE COUNTY — With lessened mask restrictions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Wayne County Board of Commissioners will likewise walk back its masking policy for employees and members of the public. Starting Tuesday, June 1, Wayne County employees who have been fully vaccinated and...
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Wayne County aims to improve outdoor recreation

Jun. 2—WAYNE COUNTY — During the height of pandemic mitigation lockdown, when the entire world was cautioned against congregating indoors and many individuals found themselves, willingly or otherwise, with a great deal more time on their hands, many outgoing Americans opted to rediscover the solace which can be found in solitude or socially distant while enjoying outdoor recreation.
Jesup, GAThe Press-Sentinel

6.3.21 obituaries

Jesup—Lakeston “Lake” Oak Stevens, infant son of Aaron and Heather Stevens, died May 17, 2021. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his two sisters, Raelyn “Rae Rae” and Rynlee “Ri Ri” Stevens; maternal grandmother, Dina Westmoreland of Jesup; maternal godfather, Willie Love of Jesup; paternal grandparents, Mary Jo Stevens of Douglas and William “Willie” Stevens of Waycross; paternal great-grandparents, Ted (Judy) Ogden of Odum; great-uncle, Jamie (Lindy) Greene of Odum; and other extended relatives.
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New chief of police appointed in Jesup

JESUP, Ga. (WTOC) - The City of Jesup has appointed a new chief of police. Perry Morgan will now serve as chief of the Jesup Police Department. Morgan is the first African-American police chief in the history of the Wayne County. The town celebrated the chief’s accomplishment with a community event.
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Petrey shines during Whitley's shut out win over Wayne County

May 21—MONTICELLO — With only a week remaining in regular season play, Jeremy Shope's Whitley County Colonels are firing on all cylinders. The Colonels captured their fifth win in a row while improving to 23-8 after shutting out Wayne County, 8-0, on Thursday. Whitley County's pitching has been spot-on throughout...
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Domtar Corporation creates 75 new jobs in Wayne County

Atlanta, GA – Recently Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Domtar Corporation will invest more than $60 million to expand their Engineered Absorbent Materials (EAM) manufacturing operations in Jesup, delivering 75 additional jobs to Wayne County. “I thank Georgia-based EAM Corporation for continuing to create jobs and opportunities for the...
Jesup, GAThe Press-Sentinel

5.20.21 Obituaries

Covington/Jesup—Retired sheriff George Joseph “Joe” Nichols, 77, of Covington and Jesup died May 10, 2021. The Wayne County native was born into a military family with his father serving 48 years. He knew he wanted to continue serving his country in military service. A graduate of Jesup High School, he attended Georgia Military College and obtained a criminal justice degree, thus leading into a career in law enforcement. After a move to Covington, he joined the Covington Police Department. After five years, he joined the Newton County Sheriff’s Department, where he served as chief deputy for 20 years. In 1996 he secured the highest number of votes to become sheriff and served three terms.
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Wayne County business expansion to deliver 75 additional jobs

May 17—ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp has announced that Domtar Corporation will invest more than $60 million to expand its Engineered Absorbent Materials manufacturing operations in Jesup, delivering 75 additional jobs to Wayne County. "I thank Georgia-based EAM Corporation for continuing to create jobs and opportunities for the hard-working Georgians...
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Domtar to expand Wayne Co. manufacturing facility, creating 75 jobs

JESUP, Ga. (WTGS) — Domtar will invest more than $60 million to expand its Engineered Absorbent Materials (EAM) manufacturing facility in Jesup, delivering 75 additional jobs to Wayne County, Gov. Brian Kemp's office said Monday. I thank Georgia-based EAM Corporation for continuing to create jobs and opportunities for the hardworking...