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Vote on SPLOST postponed

A referendum on renewing Wayne County’s SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax) has been postponed. The County Board of Commissioners had been trying to have the vote on the Nov. 8 General…
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Dive Team - Search and Find

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Department dive team was instrumental in assisting the Ware County Sheriff’s Office searching for items possibly connected to the recent murders of Charles Barnett and Virginia Thomas. Ware County Sheriff Carl James confirmed a dive team from Wayne County assisted. No information has been...
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Obituaries 7.21.22

Jesup—Della Jean McLain, 80, died at home July 12, 2022. A native and lifelong resident of Wayne County, she was born on Aug. 5, 1941, in Jesup to the late Orian and Melba Grantham Simmons. She worked for many years as a store clerk and always enjoyed joking and having fun with the customers. She loved watching sports on television. She was an avid Atlanta Braves fan, although she loved baseball, football and basketball equally.
WAYNE COUNTY, GA
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obituaries 7.14.22

Jesup—Jerry Kurz, 75, of Jesup died July 9, 2022. The California native and 21-year former Idaho resident had lived in Jesup for the past 18 years so he could be close to his family. The U.S. Air Force veteran served in the Vietnam War and was very proud to be an American. He began his working career as a telephone employee and then became a trooper with the Idaho State Police, working on the interstate and later as a detective. He was trained as an advanced emergency medical technician and would use this training as he volunteered with a local fire department in Idaho.
JESUP, GA
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Victim’s family addresses hit-and-run in Wayne County

WAYNE COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - A family is left devastated after their son, 45-year-old Brandon Rhett Barber, was involved in a hit-and-run incident. It happened on Northview Drive in Wayne County just after 8 p.m. Friday. Georgia State Patrol says a white pickup truck rear-ended Barber as he was riding...
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​​​​​​​Barber improving; suspect identified in hit-and-run

Hit-and-run victim Rhett Barber is reported to be semi-conscious and breathing on his own, though still in critical but stable condition in Memorial Medical Center. According to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, a “person of interest” has been identified. As of Thursday, no arrests had been made, but the Sheriff’s Office said an arrest could be made soon.
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Wayne Co. authorities searching for driver involved in hit and run crash

JESUP, Ga. — The Wayne County Sheriff's Office and Georgia State Patrol are searching for the driver who hit a man on a bike, then left him for dead. The victim, Brandon Rhett Barber, was on a bike ride with his wife and 2-year-old daughter on Northview Drive in Jesup on Friday when he was hit.
JESUP, GA
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Cancer care close to home in Wayne, Ware and Surrounding Communities

LCRP welcomes Dr. Jeyanthi Ramanarayanan offering high-quality, personal regional cancer treatment. When diagnosed with cancer, patients don’t want to drive hours for high-quality treatment and technology. That’s why St. Joseph’s/Candler and the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion (LCRP) are actively bringing cancer care closer to Southeast Georgia.
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Obituaries 6.23.22

William Donald “Don” Blocker Sr. Screven—William Donald “Don” Blocker Sr., 91, of Screven died June 18, 2022. The Wayne County native and U.S. Army veteran was a member of Screven First Baptist Church. He graduated in 1948 from Screven High School, and at the age of 18, he went to serve his country in the Korean War. When he returned home, the G.I. Bill afforded him to attend the University of Georgia and receive a degree in education.
JESUP, GA
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Wayne County Varsity Baseball Team Homers for $500 to Local Shelter

Three organizations convened recently to make good on a season-long promise. Players from the Wayne County High School Varsity Baseball Team, Fair Haven Shelter and Wayne Memorial Hospital gathered to celebrate a $500 donation to Fair Haven. The hospital committed to give Fair Haven $50 for every home run the varsity baseball team hit in the season. With a grand total of 10 homeruns, the check presented tallied $500. All parties met up at the Fair Haven Community Resource Center, located at 261 South Brunswick Street, to make the gift official.
WAYNE COUNTY, GA
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Obituaries 6.16.22

Jesup—Abby Debra Ann Hinton, 62, died June 7, 2022 at home. A resident of Jesup for more than 20 years and a former resident of Savannah, she was born on Dec. 6, 1959. She was a homemaker who loved spending time with her family. She took a lot of pride in her children and grandchildren and loved animals of all kinds, especially turtles.
JESUP, GA
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BRAG visits Wayne County

Bicycle Ride Across Georgia, or BRAG, came to Wayne County last Friday and Saturday with roughly 1,900 cyclists partaking in the event. Wayne County was one of several stops for cyclists, with…
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Damaging fungus takes control of South GA crops

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WALB) - South Georgia corn farmers are acting quickly as damaging fungus continues to spread. If fungicides aren’t applied quickly to plants, it could spell trouble for farmers. That’s why Bob Kemerait, a Plant Pathologist at the University of Georgia, wants all corn farmers to check their...
BAINBRIDGE, GA
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Georgia: Southern Corn Rust Confirmed

As of yesterday (June 1), Southern corn rust has been confirmed in Wayne County in Southeast Georgia on early planted corn, R3-R4 growth stage. As of today (June 2), Grady County also has confirmed SCR. At this time, we have not confirmed any Southern corn rust in Worth County. To view the current status of Southern corn rust, visit the following link: here.
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Pinwheels with a Purpose

Recently, over 3 dozen pinwheels were placed in the ground on the Wayne Memorial Hospital front lawn by members of the Wayne County Exchange Club. Each pinwheel represented a substantiated case of child abuse in the past year in Wayne County. Several members of the local Wayne County Exchange Club came together to place them in front of the local hospital as a reminder of the innocence of children and a call to protect that innocence. The prevention of child abuse is a service program of all Exchange Clubs. According to Wayne County Exchange Club President Jay Fulton, there were 40 confirmed cases in the past year in Wayne County. Members encourage the community to come together to prevent child abuse and protect children who are at risk.
WAYNE COUNTY, GA
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TSPLOST passed in the Heart of Georgia region

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Voters in the Heart of Georgia region passed a regional TSPLOST this election day providing funding for numerous local and regional road and infrastructure projects. Officials say the TSPLOST is expected to generate more than $235 million over 10 years for a total of 580 projects...
WAYNE COUNTY, GA
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Obituaries 6.2.22

Jesup—James R. “Jim” Bland, 93, of Jesup died May 29, 2022, at Wayne Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. The Wayne County native lived in Jesup for all of his life. He graduated from Jesup High School in 1947 and the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1952. He served as a first lieutenant in the United States Air Force from 1952 to 54 and was stationed in Korea. When he returned from service, he began his career at ITT Rayonier in Jesup. He worked in numerous positions from 1955 to 1990, including serving as head of the Engineering Department and as assistant mill manager, and he was named mill general manager in 1979 and corporate vice president in 1986.
JESUP, GA
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SE Ga Road Work: Weekly Traffic Interruption Advisory through June 4

Georgia DOT continues essential road work throughout Southeast Georgia. As a result, work on construction and maintenance projects will continue Saturday, May 28 through Friday, June 4. All work subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are cautioned to reduce their speed while traveling thru work zones,...
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