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Wayne County - eTypeServices
Wayne County
Your Resource for
Living in Wayne County
2016-2017
Special Supplement to
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Your total
H
ealth Care
is our
only Focus
Let our family
care for yours.
We take the time to get to
know each and every
patient for the best in
comprehensive health care.
• Comprehensive Obstetrical
& Gynecological Care
• Routine & High Risk
Pregnancy
• Gynecological Surgery
including Laparoscopy
• Birth Control
• Contraception
• Screening & Treatment
• Medical Services
• Family Practice Care
for Established Patients
COMPREHENSIVE, QUALITY, PROFESSIONAL HEALTHCARE
PERSONAL HOMETOWN SERVICE
Wayne Obstetrics & Gynecology
Jeffrey L. Harris, MD
Board Certified
OB/GYN & Family Practice
371 Peachtree St. Jesup, GA (912) 530-7301
We are
accepting
new patients.
Please call
for an
appointment.
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CHIROPRACTIC CENTER
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• Neck, Shoulder, Arm Pain
• Headaches, Scoliosis • Auto Accidents
• On The Job Injuries
• Sports Injury & Arthritis Joint Pain
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156 S.W. Broad Street • Jesup
530-7977
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where life happens.
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Visit us online at www.harris-realty.net
The only place you need to look to find your dream home.
Meet Your
Dream Team!
HARRIS REAL
ESTATE, INC.
Freddy Swenson,
Broker
Patty Dunham
Cell: 294-3930
Janis Hauss
Cell: 294-4638
Cynthia Odum
Cell: 294-5151
Cell: 294-2378
141 E Cherry St., Jesup, GA
427-6028 • 427-3708
www.harris-realty.net
“REAL ESTATE IS OUR ONLY BUSINESS.”
Jodi Ammons
Hm: 427-6857
Mesa Teston
Cell: 266-3221
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Laura
Oliver
Cell: 294-4327
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CONTENTS
WAYNE COUNTY LIVING
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AD DIRECTORY
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ABOUT WAYNE COUNTY
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A brief tour of Wayne County and what makes it so special.
NEWCOMER INFORMATION
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All the necessary information a newcomer would need, including
important phone numbers in Wayne County.
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TRANSPORTATION & WATER RESOURCES
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Ways people get around and how Wayne County gets its H2O.
BUSINESS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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Information about how Wayne County continues to grow.
RESTAURANTS
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The many types of cuisines Wayne County has to offer.
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GEOGRAPHY
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Map layouts of Jesup, Odum, Screven and Wayne County.
STAFF
HEALTH
Publisher:
Eric Denty
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Information regarding health care including the hospital, Health
Department and hospices.
Contributing Writers:
Drew Davis, Derby Waters,
Emily Deaton, RED Denty
and Candice McKinley
GOVERNMENT
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A breakdown of the government officials with names and contact
information.
Photography:
The P-S staff
Ad Sales:
Deloris Browning and
Melisa Mallard
Layout/Ad Design:
Rachel Grosse, Sheila Hires and
Jayne Keen
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LEISURE
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Arts, entertainment and fun things to do in Wayne County!
ON THE COVER: Taylor Ogden looks
at her reflection in a local pond.
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Includes the school-system directory and new-student information.
Printing:
Danny Strickland, Pedro Luccioni,
Charles Turner and Aaron Mavromat
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
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Business Office:
Lynn Rice, Katrina Rogers and
Missy Jarriel
RECREATION
Circulation:
Bob Whitley
Wayne County’s recreation department offers activities for all ages.
Inserting:
Marcelle Yeomans, Phyllis Jackson,
Alexis Jackson, Joan Johnson, Ashley
Smith and Jan Correa Cruz
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EDUCATION
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FAMILY CONNECTION RESOURCE DIRECTORY
PHOTO BY:
Amy Gordon of Artisan OASIS
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A compact listing and cross-reference of resource agencies that
serve Wayne County residents.
Jesup’s Only
Locally Owned
Ofice Supply Store!
✦ VIP MEETS
OR BEATS
SUPERSTORE
Advertised Prices
✦ Woman Owned and
Family Operated
vipjesup.com
205 W. Plum Street, Jesup, GA 31545
912-427-9014
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AD DIRECTORY
Accountants
Kim Rozier............................................................30
Government
Wayne County Board of Education...................18
Pharmacies
Jones Prescription................................................28
Air Conditioning/Heating
Service Now..........................................................17
Health Foods
Garden of Eat’n......................................................4
Physical Therapy
CAN Do...............................................................20
SMART Physical Therapy.................................33
Animal Rescue
ARF......................................................................40
Automobile Dealers
R&R Auto............................................................52
Vann’s Automart....................................................11
Quality Preowned.................................................33
Bakeries
Sugar ’N Spice.......................................................21
Chiropractic Services
Advanced Healthcare.........................................40
Bodnar Chiropractic.............................................4
Christmas Trees
Days of Creation..................................................47
Christian Schools
Pinewood Christian Academy............................55
Churches
Calvary Baptist Church......................................40
Trinity Baptist Church........................................22
Unity Church of God..........................................62
Clothing
Fairhaven Market.................................................14
College
Coastal Pines Technical College........................57
Credit Unions
Altamaha Federal Credit Union........................41
Interstate Unlimited Federal Credit Union.......2
Electronics
Stereo Concepts....................................................25
Employment Services
Express Personnel................................................29
Fabric Shop
Alene’s Fabric and Design Shop.........................12
Farmer’s Market
Wayne County Farmer’s Market.......................44
Florists
All Occasion Florist..............................................61
Mary’s Bow-K.......................................................51
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Home Improvement
Eicher’s Pro Vinyl...................................................9
Rent-A-Dent....................................................31, 39
Hospice
Hospice of Southeast Georgia.....................38, 45
Hospital
Southeast Georgia Health Sytem......................34
Wayne Memorial Hospital..................................13
Insurance Agencies
Country Financial--Shaun O’Quinn
and Associates......................................................17
Grimes Insurance.................................................56
Jesup Insurance Agency......................................28
Michael Long Agency...................................36, 78
Parker Insurance and Realty...............................25
State Farm--David Earl Keith............................22
State Farm--Robyn Eubanks..............................28
Maps
Jesup Map.............................................................36
Odum Map...........................................................37
Screven Map.........................................................38
Wayne County Map............................................39
Memorials
Sunset Oak Memorials.........................................12
Monuments
Bailey Monument.................................................12
Medical Equipment
Jones Medical Equipment....................................9
Tim’s Home Medical Equipment......................35
Office Supplies/Printing
VIP Printing and Office Supply...........................7
Pawn Shop
Eagle Pawn............................................................11
Pet Grooming
K-9 Designs..........................................................62
Physicians
Bone and Joint.....................................................80
Optim Health........................................................15
Wayne Family Practice........................................42
Wayne Obstetrics & Gynecology...................3, 37
Radio Stations
WLOP/WIFO.....................................................51
Real Estate/Rentals/Relocation
Bill Garlen Real Estate........................................22
Carter Group Real Estate..................................66
Christine’s Realty..................................................56
Harris Real Estate..................................................5
Harrison Real Estate............................................61
Parker Insurance & Realty..................................25
Resource-Caregiver Directory
Family Connection..............................................67
Caregivers Resource.............................................17
Restaurants
Angels....................................................................79
Gooey’s...................................................................79
Western Sizzlin.....................................................33
Habaneros.............................................................25
Shelters
Fairhaven...............................................................14
Stables
Wildwood Stables.................................................51
Storage
Hall Storage and Propane...................................53
Tree Service
Perry’s Tree Service...............................................12
U-Haul
All Occasion-U-Haul...........................................57
Vehicle Repair
Morton Collision Center.....................................17
Veterinary Clinic
Wolfe Animal Hospital........................................53
Wayne County
Wayne County Chamber of Commerce...........47
Thank You Wayne County!
The Eicher’s family would like to thank
Wayne and the surrounding counties
for their support for the last 18 years.
We are proud to provide quality service
to the communities we serve. We thank
you for your trust and loyalty to
Eicher’s Pro Vinyl.
Sharon, Lester, Tiffany, Codey and Trish
• Metal Roofing • Sunrooms • Vinyl Siding
• Decks & Seamless Gutters • Pool Enclosures
• Screenrooms • Vinyl Replacement Windows
established
1998
• Totally Owned & Family Operated • Fully Licensed & Insured • Financing available with approved credit
• Factory Trained, Experienced & Certified Installers • 18 Years In Business & Experience
www.eichersprovinyl.com
Jones Medical Equipment
in Jesup, GA is the only locallyowned company that offers home
health care equipment sales and
rentals. Our Respiratory Therapist is
available 24 hours a day. We also
offer free delivery service.
Monday- Friday
8 AM-5PM
• Home & Health Care Equipment
• Sales & Rentals
• Complete Respiratory Therapy
CALL TODAY for Your FREE In-Home Consultation
(912) 588-0061 • (912) 294-6607
• Medical Equipment & Supplies
• Hospital Equipment & Supplies
• Home Health Care Equipment
& Supplies
• Oxygen
• Wheelchairs
• Physical Therapy Equipment
• Respiratory Therapy-available
24 hours a day
• Electric Scooters
• Incontinence Products
• Scrubs for Nurses
We serve all of southeast Georgia. We will bill Medicaid, Medicare, and insurance.
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WAYNE COUNTY LIVING • ABOUT WAYNE COUNTY
WAYNE OFFERS
A VARIETY OF
NATURAL
TREASURES
Each November Wayne County’s leaders invite state officials to the county so
that local representatives can network
with the Georgia officials and show appreciation for past considerations.
The event is called Day for Wayne, and
it takes place not in a convention center or
a fancy restaurant but rather in the woods
along the Altamaha River. In fact, the outdoors gathering, showcasing such activities as fishing and hunting, has sometimes
been called the “romp in the swamp.”
Day for Wayne attests both to the richness of Wayne County’s natural treasures
and to the way that local citizens value
those treasures. The Altamaha--reportedly
the third largest contributor of fresh water to the Atlantic Ocean from
North America--is a particularly
good example. Designated a
bioreserve by the Nature Conservancy in 1991, the Altamaha
boasts a large river basin with
more than 100 rare or endangered species.
When local citizens perceive
a threat to these natural treasures, they are quick to respond.
In early 2016, for example, Republic Services applied for a
permit to build a rail yard that
would allow up to 10,000 tons
of coal ash a day to be imported
to the county for disposal at the
company’s Broadhurst landfill.
Concern about the potential
long-term risk to the natural environment, including valuable
water resources, sparked strong
opposition to the permit application, which was still pending
at mid-year.
Looking to the future, local
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Right: Georgia Secretary
of State Brian Kemp,
right, waits in line with
Jesup Mayor David Earl
Keith for a barbecue
lunch at the 2015 Day for
Wayne.
Below: The Nature Conservancy has described
the Altamaha River as one
of the 75 “Last Great
Places” in the world.
ABOUT WAYNE COUNTY
• WAYNE COUNTY LIVING
planners are considering ways
to benefit economically from
Wayne County’s bounty of outdoor treasures while being careful to maintain their beautifully
pristine state.
This year The Press-Sentinel’s Wayne County Living
(formerly Information Please)
pays tribute to Wayne’s natural
treasures--while continuing its
tradition as both a good introduction to the county for newcomers and a handy year-round
reference for established residents. ◆
Right: Jesup attorney Mike
Conner, left, and environmental
attorney David Stewart pose
questions at a public meeting
on Republic Services’ permit application for a rail yard to bring
large amounts of coal ash into
Wayne County.
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WAYNE COUNTY LIVING • ABOUT WAYNE COUNTY
A BRIEF TOUR OF WAYNE COUNTY
Nestled in southeastern Georgia, with
its county seat of Jesup about an hour west
of the Atlantic Ocean and about an hour
north of Florida, lies Wayne County.
Covering 646 square miles, the county is
bordered by Tattnall County to the north,
Long County to the northeast, McIntosh
County to the east, Glynn County to the
southeast, Brantley County to the south,
Pierce County to the southwest and Appling County to the west and northwest.
Its shape is similar to that of the state of
Georgia.
When the county was formed, though,
its shape was quite different. In 1805, when
it was first surveyed and divided into lots,
it was 5 to 15 miles wide and 100 miles
long and did not even contain the site of
presentday Jesup, the current county seat.
The first county seat, Waynesville, is now
located 12 miles east of present-day Nahunta in Brantley County.
Although its shape has changed, Wayne
County has always bordered the Altamaha
River. The river now forms the boundary
between Wayne County to the east and
Tattnall, Long and McIntosh counties to
Licensed
the west. Doctortown, one of the county’s
first settlements, was established across
the Altamaha River from what is now
Long County. Though now only a memory, for many years it thrived as timber
that was floated down the river to Darien
in McIntosh County became an increasingly important component of the local
economy.
Today timber remains a key element
of the local economy, as evidenced by the
Rayonier Advanced Materials specialty
pulpmill near the site of the Doctortown
settlement. A mainstay of Wayne County’s
economy, Rayonier is by far both the county’s largest private employer and its largest
payer of property taxes.
Jesup, located several miles south-southwest of the Doctortown area, became the
county seat in 1873, only three years after
it received its charter. Jesup became the
economic center of the county because it
marked the intersection of the Atlantic &
Gulf Railroad (now CSX) with the Macon & Brunswick Railway (now Norfolk
Southern). Today it remains a transportation hub as the intersection of two de-
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velopmental highways (U.S. 84 and U.S.
341). It contains 34 percent of the county’s
population (according to U.S. Census Bureau figures for 2010) and is home to a state
technical college, a federal prison, and a
variety of major industries manufacturing
textiles and other products.
The county includes two other cities:
Screven (formerly Station Seven on the Atlantic & Gulf line), located in southwestern Wayne County, and Odum (formerly
the fifth station on the Macon & Brunswick line), located in the northwestern part
of the county.
Smaller communities are sprinkled
around Wayne County and include Gardi
to the southeast and Madray Springs near
the northern tip. McKinnon, located at
the southern end of the county, is notable
as a Finnish settlement dating back to 1921.
Much of the farming in Wayne County
takes place in the western area, where Lake
Grace and the community of K’ville are located.
As local citizens will attest, each part of
Wayne County offers its own distinctive
character and its own distinctive charms. ◆
M O N U M E N T C O M PA N Y
“Proudly Serving Families
Since 1908”
Herschel Daniel
Territory Manager
Marble • All Granites
• Bronze & Cemetery Lettering
2016-2017
Sales Associate
912-427-3326 • 912-256-3079
[email protected]
Alene’s
Fabric & Design Shop
Tassels • Cording •Fringes
“FIRST QUALITY FABRICS AT DISCOUNT PRICES”
Tuxedo Rentals - Alterations Available
Exquisite Fabrics & Embellishments for:
Bridal gowns, veils, attendants’ & Mother’s dresses
ALENE’S FABRIC & DESIGN SHOP
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Peggy Stanley
2419 S. U.S. Hwy. 341 • Jesup, GA
355 N. First Street, Jesup • 427-6178
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Domestic Violence
can last a lifetime.
Break the cycle of violence.
Call us 24 hours a day 7 days a week
to speak with some that cares. We
are where the healing begins.
FAIR HAVEN
CRISIS LINE: 912-588-9999
Wayne County Protective Agency
Post Office Box 1153, Jesup, Georgia 31545
912-588-9999
www.fairhavenjesup.org
488 S.W. Broad St. • Jesup
912-588-1998
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Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
“We will pick up your donations”
ABOUT WAYNE COUNTY
• WAYNE COUNTY LIVING
LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
As a community
built on the timber
industry, I don’t
believe a lot of us
could be labeled as
tree huggers.
However, many in
the county have become community
environmentalists
this past year as we’ve seen our natural
resources come under assault.
In a nutshell, our landfill operator, Republic Services has introduced a plan
to destroy wetlands at the Broadhurst
Landfill so that it can haul in tons of coal
ash and other garbage.
Needless to say, these are fighting
words around here and have alarmed
the community such as never before.
Hundreds have turned out for stake-
holder meetings; thousands of letters
have been written; organizations have
been formed; and thousands of dollars
have been raised to help fight the efforts.
I could not be more proud of my community.
Wayne County has always prided itself
by believing in a healthy balance between industry and our natural resources. However, it’s comforting to know
that when the balance is being tipped so
far as to threaten this county for generations to come, Wayne County will come
out united.
In this edition of Wayne County Living, we wanted to explore some of these
environmental issues and concerns. We
also wanted to touch on some of the
initiatives under way to make the community even more of an outdoor person’s
destination spot.
Wayne County Living is a publication of The Press-Sentinel. It is available year-round and is a guide to Wayne
County and its people. It is designed
with both the newcomer and the longtime resident in mind. It tries to capture
the genuine hometown appeal of this area.
It’s full of history and helpful facts about
this very distinctive county. This guide
will help visitors, newcomers and hometown folks feel right at home.
I hope you enjoy learning a little more
about this wonderful area in which we live.
Sincerely,
Eric Denty
Publisher
The Press-Sentinel
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WAYNE COUNTY LIVING • ABOUT WAYNE COUNTY
CAN OUR UNIQUE
RESOURCES BE PROTECTED
FROM OUTSIDE INTERESTS?
As this part of the North American
continent was being shaped, a limestone
layer was formed. Above it the ocean
depth rose and fell, leaving layers of sand
deposited over what we now call the
coastal plains of Georgia.
Beneath the pineland surface of Wayne
County lies an enormous cache of fresh
water, and above it, on the site of ancient
beaches are rich deposits of some of the
rarest metals on the planet.
The water we know as the Floridan
Aquifer. The rare metals we know as
titanium and zircon. On the surface,
wetlands pool with the plentiful annual
rainfall, and streams and rivers flow from
here, carrying nutrients and sandy deposits that feed and make up the coastal estuaries and beaches of Georgia.
It is all a fragile ecosystem composed of
the wealth of natural resources of Wayne
and surrounding counties. Today there is
a growing knowledge, care and concern
for these resources.
When faced a few years ago with the
prospect of surface mines to tear up the
landscape and remove the titanium, the
community opposed plans that would
have allowed mining close to homes.
Plans for mining on a massive scale by
DuPont led to fears of failed or poisoned
wells and ponds. Intrusion into the
aquifer and contaminated runoffs into
streams were seen as possibilities. But
community opposition eventually led to
the company’s repealing its proposals.
Some Wayne County residents see
those plans as a threat to the standard of
living and the way of life here in Wayne
County. Many local residents chose this
place to live because of the abundant resources provided. Now a new threat is
perceived in a plan to deposit foreign
and toxic materials in the middle of these
same resources.
Republic Services, based in Arizona,
has plans to dump millions of tons of toxic coal ash at its landfill, located some five
miles away from one of the two proposed
mining sites of DuPont.
Residents are opposed to the plan, fearing what it could mean for local water
sources and those downstream from here.
Coal ash contains toxic constituents
such as arsenic, lead, mercury, cadmium,
beryllium and other heavy metals. These
metals and other chemicals in the ash are
known to cause cancer and developmental and reproductive problems in humans,
and they poison and kill fish and wildlife.
Earlier, a small deposit of coal ash at
the Broadhurst Environmental landfill
led to toxins in the water table, providing proof of the risk to the local
water supply.
Opposition to the plan
is increasing along the
coast of Georgia as
residents there begin to
realize the significance
of the risk. Two
forks
of
the
Penholloway Creek,
a
dark-water
stream
that
feeds into the
Altamaha River,
Modern living continues to put a strain on the natural
resources in communities across the nation. Wayne County is not
immune to these challenges.
What businesses and industries are compatible with the
abundance of the natural resources found here? Can ways be
found to incorporate a friendly business environment without posing
undue risks to the great outdoors environment?
As more people learn of the riches in Wayne County, the quandary enlarges as to how to welcome new opportunities while protecting the things
that make this community unique.
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straddle the Broadhurst landfill. What if
a sizable contamination occurred in this
waterway? What would result if poisons
reached the Altamaha and its unique river
corridor? What would happen to fishing,
shrimping and tourism along the coast
should toxic pollution reach there? What
if a liner beneath the coal ash is breached
and toxic intrusions percolate through
those ancient layers of sand and into the
limestone caverns that form the Floridan
Aquifer? What would hundreds of thousands of residents in South Georgia and
Northeast Florida do for drinking water?
These and other concerns have caused
opposition groups both locally and along
the coast to voice concerns over the landfill company’s plans.
Wayne is on the edge of its future. At
one time sinking the Titanic was unthinkable. Are other unthinkable catastrophes
now avoidable if we acknowledge the
possibilities? ◆
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CAREGIVERS RESOURCE
and SUPORT SYSTEM
“REACH OUT AND TOUCH”
MISSION and OBJECTIVES
MORTON COLLISION
• Body Shop • Auto Repair
• Towing • Glass Service
1320 W. Pine St., Jesup. Ga 31545
427-3769 • Mobile: 294-6140
Fax: 912-427-8519
Ray Morton - Owner • [email protected]
The purpose of this program is to provide information relevant to service and
resources for the support and care the elderly, disabled, home-bound, indigent
and dislocated workers.
1. To boost morale for the caregiver and care-receiver
2. To train Volunteer caregivers
3. To assist caregivers in preventing and solving problems within the family
of the care-receiver
Civic or Faith-based groups may schedule an on-sight presentation of the many
support services our agency has to offer in order to give the caregiver and
care-receiver a better quality of life.
Discount GA Power & GA Natural Gas applications, QMB forms, Patient
assistance (medication) forms at doctors request, Community Care assistance
for Division of Aging and assistance with legislators of Social Security disability
claims.
Proverbs 19:17 (NIV)
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.
501-C3 NON-PROFIT Organization
Ms. L. Brock Thomas
CEO/Project Director
Mrs. Martha W. Jones
Chief Financial Oicer
Mrs. Pat Brantley Nix
Board Chairperson
POST OFFICE BOX 489, SCREVEN, GEORGIA 31560
OFFICE LOCATION: 733 W. Walnut Street, Jesup, Ga 31545
Office 912-530-8296 (Voice) - Fax 912-530-6088 Email - [email protected]
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Wayne County
Schools
MISSION STATEMENT:
Our mission is to empower all students to
reach their highest levels of achievement.
VISION:
Our vision is in partnership with the
community the Wayne County School
System will be a progressive system
where all students acquire the knowledge
and skills to be productive, responsible,
and successful citizens in a rapidly
changing world.
BELIEFS:
A. Every person is worthy of respect.
B. Every person has the right to learn and work in a safe, nurturing
environment.
C. Each child learns when actively involved in educational experiences that
reflect the uniqueness of each student’s abilities.
D. Each child will be encouraged and supported to become a lifelong
learner in preparing for a rapidly changing world.
E. Everyone learns best when they are engaged participants in their
learning.
F. Literacy is the foundation of education.
WAYNE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL–
GRADES 9-12
JAMES E. BACON ELEM. SCHOOLGRADES PRE-K-5
MARTHA PUCKETT MIDDLE SCHOOLGRADES 6-8
JESUP ELEMENTARY SCHOOLGRADES PRE-K-5
ARTHUR WILLIAMS MIDDLE SCHOOLGRADES 6-8
SCREVEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLGRADES PRE-K-5
M
ARTHA RAWLS SMITH ELEMENTARY
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SCHOOL GRADES PRE-K-5
ODUM ELEMENTARY SCHOOLGRADES PRE-K-5
G. Family, school, and community are responsible for the growth,
development, and the success of its students.
WAYNE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
555. S. Sunset Blvd. • 912-427-1000
Dr. Jay Brinson - Superintendent
NEWCOMER INFORMATION
ELECTRICITY
To connect electricity to your home, call
Georgia Power, Satilla Rural Electric
Membership Cooperation or Okefenokee Rural Electric Membership Corporation to find out which jurisdiction your
home lies in.
Georgia Power Company:
There are factors that determine whether
a customer will have to pay a deposit, and
there is a $30 service charge for connection that is included in the user’s first bill.
To open an account, go in person to the
Georgia Power office at 333 W. Plum St.
in Jesup, visit georgiapower.com, or call
1-888-660-5890.
Satilla Rural Electric
Membership Corporation:
Satilla REMC is a nonprofit membership that requires a $5 membership fee
and a $20 account-establishment charge
for anyone receiving electrical services.
A security deposit, based on a credit status report, may be required on houses
or double-wide trailers that are owned,
on all rented residences and on smaller
dwellings, such as single-wides and
houseboats. To receive services, contact
the Satilla REMC office on Highway
169 North and fill out a membership
card. Phone 1-888-738-6926.
Okefenokee Rural Electric
Membership Corporation:
OREMC customers are charged a $5
membership fee and a $25 connection
fee. A deposit may be required based
on the applicant’s credit rating, and the
applicant’s credit score determines the
amount of the deposit. For customers
who are not required to pay a deposit, the
membership fee and service charge may
be paid with the first bill. If a deposit is
required, all fees must be paid in advance.
OREMC’s headquarters office is located
in Nahunta with area operations centers
in Kingsland and Hilliard, Fla. Call 800262-5131 for service or to report an outage
or emergency or visit www.oremc.com.
GARBAGE PICKUP
Household garbage is picked up free
within the city limits of Odum, and in
Screven prices are based on the number of cans. In Jesup, garbage pickup
is $12 per garbage cart per month for a
residence and $18 per garbage cart per
month for businesses. Dumpsters may
be leased for a monthly fee of $70 for an
8-yard bin. This fee includes one pickup
per week. Call 427-1313.
All county residents can take trash to the
Convenience Center, located next to the
Wayne County Farmers Market on First
Street in Jesup (across from the Jesup
City Cemetery). The cost is $10 a truckload.
Georgia Natural Gas:
Call 1-877-850-6200 or visit www.onlygng.com
Infinite Energy:
Call 1-877-342-5434 or visit www.infiniteenergy.com
SCANA Energy:
Call 1-877-467-2262 or visit www.scanaenergy.com
Constellation Energy
Call 1-800-785-4373 or visit www.constellation.com
Gas South
Call 1-877-472-4932 or visit www.gassouth.com
Walton EMC:
Call 1-866-936-2427 or visit www.waltonemcgas.com
WATER
For water service in Jesup, there is a $30
service charge for every household and a
$125 deposit on all residences. Commercial and industrial services require a $30
service charge and a $125 deposit. Call
City Hall at 427-1313.
In Screven and Odum, residents must fill
out the proper applications at City Hall.
In Screven the water deposit is $100, and
in Odum there is a $75 deposit for water
and a $75 deposit for sewer services.
Screven City Hall - 579-2211
Odum City Hall - 586-2211
Natural Gas Safety 101:
First, if you suspect a gas leak, call
AGLC at 1-877-427-4321. Second, before
you move a gas appliance, make sure the
gas is off to the home by calling AGLC
at 1-800-427-5463. Last, before you dig,
call 1-800-282-7411. For any questions
about natural gas or gas providers, call
the Georgia Public Service Commission
at 1-800-282-5813.
To view current gas prices, visit the
Public Service Commissions website at
www.psc.state.ga.us.
NATURAL GAS
CABLE TELEVISION
To establish natural gas service, contact
one of the certified gas marketers in Georgia.
Wayne County cable is supplied by Comcast Communications, which is located
at 1567 W. Cherry St. in Jesup. Comcast
is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. There are a variety of service
options, with the most popular being the
Digital Premier Pack with 260 channels.
Call 1-888-266-2278 or visit www.comcast.com for information.
Commerce Energy
Call 1-866-587-8674 or visit www.commerceenergy.com
Coweta-Fayette EMC Natural Gas:
Call 1-877-746-4362 or visit www.truenaturalgas.com
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TELEPHONE
For residential or business telephone
sales, service and billing questions in Jesup, call at&t toll-free for repair service at
1-877-737-2478.
In Jesup, telephone bills may be paid at
Wayne Drug at 192 N. First St., or call
427-4288. Payment is accepted MondayFriday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or on
Saturday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Wayne Drug accepts only cash or check.
For telephone service in Odum and
Screven, call Windstream toll-free at 866445-5880.
DRIVER’S LICENSE
New drivers must pass a Georgia driver’s
exam and complete a driving education
course. All information for the written
exam can be found in the Georgia Driver’s Manual. The closest test location to
Jesup is Walthourville (close to Hinesville). Those wishing to test should call
the Georgia State Patrol’s office at (912)
370-2604 to make an appointment.
With a valid out-of-state license, new
residents may obtain a license without
an exam. New residents must obtain a license within 30 days of residence; the cost
is $20 for a five-year permit and $35 for a
10-year permit, which must be paid with
cash or a money order.
Additionally, all drivers under 18 must
take an “Alcohol and Drug Awareness
Program” class, which is currently part
of the ninth-grade Health Class curricu-
lum at Wayne County High School. For
information about these classes, testing
and how to obtain a new license, call
the Georgia State Patrol’s Office or visit
www.dds.ga.gov.
VEHICLE REGISTRATION
All new residents must have Georgia license plates within 30 days of residence.
Tags are sold at the Wayne County Tax
Commissioner’s Office in the Wayne
County Government Building at Walnut
and Wayne streets in Jesup. A valid ID,
proof of insurance and a vehicle title are
required. If the car is currently financed,
the name and address of the leinholder
must be provided.
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MOBILE-HOME
REGISTRATION
STORAGE
All Wayne County mobile homes must be registered at the
Tax Assessors’ Office. A building permit is required for mobile homes, which can be obtained in the Tax Assessors’ Office. Electricity will not be turned on until this requirement is
met, an inspection of the mobile home has taken place, and the
mobile home is registered with the Tax Assessors’ Office. For
questions about building permits, call 427-5920.
Permits are issued year-round; any renewals issued after April
1 will be assessed a 10 percent penalty. The title or purchase
agreement is required at the Tax Commissioner’s Office for
registration and to receive a decal. The office will assign a value
and provide documents for registration. The decal must be displayed in a prominent place, and once a year the Tax Assessors’
Office conducts a visual check of mobile homes for permits.
For more information contact the Tax Commissioner’s Office
at 427-5910.
Located on 1290 W. Cherry St., Jesup. Call 427-7867.
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION
FOR PROPERTY OWNERS
New property owners in Wayne County may register at the
Tax Assessor’s Office in the Wayne County Government
Building for a Homestead Exemption. To apply, take the deed
to the Assessors’ Office the first January after the property is
purchased. If the deed is recorded before Jan. 1, you may file for
a homestead exemption any time until April 1 of the following
year with the Tax Assessor’s office. You will receive the homestead exemption beginning with the following year. For more
information, call 427-5920.
VOTER REGISTRATION
To register in Wayne County, stop by the Voter Registrar’s Office in the Wayne County Courthouse between 8:30 a.m. and
5 p.m. Monday-Friday (closed for lunch between noon and 1
p.m.); apply at Jesup City Hall, Odum City Hall, Screven City
Hall, the Wayne County Library, a post office, the tag office or
DFCS or when you register for a driver’s license; or go on-line
to www.sos.state.ga.us.
The Courthouse also offers advance voting. A photo ID is required to vote. For more information call 427-5951.
CAR RENTALS
To rent a vehicle, contact Enterprise Rent-a-car (517 W. Cherry
St.; 427-7114), open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The most
commonly rented cars are the compact cars, with rates starting
at $9.99 per day.
Budget Storage
Hayes Mini Storage
Located on 551 W. Vine St., Jesup. Call 427-3746.
Jesup Premium Storage
Located on 1455 S. First St., Jesup. Call 530-8003.
Sunset Storage
Located on 1933 S. Sunset Blvd., Jesup. Call 427-2751.
MEDIA OUTLETS
The Press-Sentinel is Wayne County’s only hometown newspaper. It is published semiweekly and mailed to subscribers’ homes
on Wednesday and Saturday. News deadlines are 5 p.m. Monday
and noon Thursday; the deadline for social news is noon Wednesday. Advertising deadlines are 5 p.m. Monday and Thursday;
the deadline for classified and legal ads is noon Monday and
Thursday. For more information, call 427-3757 Monday-Friday
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Twin radio stations WIFO (105.5 FM) and WLOP (1370 AM) are
Wayne County’s only commercial radio stations. Wayne County is
also home to a nonprofit gospel station, WTLD (90.5 FM).
Channel 16 on the local cable television system is a locally controlled cable channel. Wayne Community Television regularly
runs community announcements, local advertising, and primetime public-affairs programming, including call-in shows and
videotaped governmental meetings.
RECYCLING, COMPOSTING
Recyclable items including aluminum, cardboard and plastic
grades 1-4 can be brought to Wayne Service Center at 1848 Sunset Blvd., 427-4491.
Ferrous and non-ferrous metals can be taken to Harter Recycling
Center at 1200 Doctortown Road in Jesup. It buys scrap metal,
batteries and junk cars. For more information, call 530-7900. ◆
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Screven City Hall...............................................579-2211
Wayne Co. Administrator’s Office..................427-5900
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RESOURCES
TRANSPORTATION
Amtrak
Amtrak train service is available to as far
north as New York and as far south as Miami (via Orlando) at the station located
on North West Broad Street next to the
Chamber of Commerce building.
The northbound train, which includes
stops in Savannah, Washington, D.C.,
New York and Boston (where you can
change trains for travel to Canada), stops
in the evening. For southbound service,
the train stops in the early mornings. Contact Dear Travel for specific times.
Amtrak has served Jesup since the early
1980s, and the city is currently one of five
such stops in Georgia (including Savannah, Atlanta, Gainesville and Toccoa).
For ticketing or reservations and to obtain information about fares, visit http://
www.amtrak.com/
The new, two-story railfan platform next
to the CSX railroad tracks in central Jesup
gives train-watchers a place to pursue their
hobby. The platform is located near the
renovated Jesup train depot, the Wayne
County Heritage Center and the ACL (Atlantic Coast Line) Caboose.
Wayne County
Public Transit System
Wayne County’s public transit system is
open to anyone who wants to use it, including those who don’t have other means
of transportation, those who don’t drive,
and those who simply want someone else
to drive for a change.
Trips can be made to work, the doctor’s
office, the grocery store, the beauty shop
or even the movies.
The service is available seven days a
• WAYNE COUNTY LIVING
week, although riders will have to schedule their trips in advance.
The system includes 11 buses with two
wheelchair tie-downs per bus and a conversion (high-topped) van for general use.
The fare schedule is as follows: 0-10
miles, $4 one-way and $8 round-trip; 11-25
miles, $6 one-way and $12 round-trip; 2650 miles, $13 one-way and $26 round-trip;
and 51-100 miles, $20 one-way and $40
round-trip. Trips more than 100 miles will
be charged at a charter price of 52 cents a
mile.
The fare is cut in half for the elderly (over
the age of 60), the handicapped, and children 5 and younger.
For more information, call 427-5914 or
visit their office in the Pineland building at
1848 Sunset Blvd. in Jesup.
Wayne County Airport
The county government has the responsibility for the operation of William A.
Zorn Airport. The airport has a 5,500-foot
landing strip, which enables corporate jets
and larger planes to land in Jesup. The airport serves an average of about 60 planes
a month and provides services to business
executives.
The airport is located at 535 Airport
Road, just off Hwy. 301 South in Jesup.
The telephone number is 427-5949.
Commercial flights are available in airports in Brunswick (40 miles) and Savannah (70 miles) and at an international airport in Jacksonville, Fla. (90 miles). ◆
WATER RESOURCES
From the Altamaha River to the Satilla
River, from Lake Grace to Boykin Lake,
Wayne County’s water supply is abundant.
Even more abundant are the opportunities the water provides.
James Boykin Lake in Bill Morris Park
has been contoured specifically for fish
breeding. Its 10-acre area is stocked with
bream, bass and catfish and provides a habitat for ducks and other birds.
The Altamaha River, considered a
natural and recreational treasure, is nearly
essential for local fishers, boaters, campers and swimmers. In addition to teeming with wildlife, the river is also home to
longleaf pine, colonies of the endangered
red-cockaded woodpecker, gopher turtles,
Alabama milkvine and other
rare plants.
Lake Grace is a popular
spot for those looking to get
away from it all and enjoy the
relaxation of the countryside.
It also is a place for fishing and
swimming, and it includes a
park area for picnickers.
A short section of the
Little Satilla River serves as
a boundary between Wayne
and Pierce counties and offers
many of the same sporting opportunities as the other water
sources.
Skiing compeition on Lake
The setting sun
casts reflections
on the Altamaha
River.
Kenerly attracts national athletes. Other local lakes include Cherokee Lake in northeastern Wayne County
and Lake Lanell in the Odum Area. ◆
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PACE: PROMOTE, ADVOCATE,
CONNECT, EDUCATE
Christy Carter
Executive director
Wayne County Chamber
of Commerce
PACE: a group or organization that is the most
progressive or successful
and serves as a model to
be imitated or followed;
leader.
The Wayne County
Chamber is set to be the
“pace-setter” for our local
business community and
to expand Wayne County’s
economy. We are full of
resources enabling others
to make introductions and
gain traction to build their
business.
We are often asked, “Tell me why we need a Chamber
of Commerce, and what do they actually do?” The question that usually follows is, “What will the Chamber do
for me?”
In order to have an active, growing area in which we
live, we must have an organization like the Chamber of
Commerce.
By investing in a membership with the Wayne Chamber, you are not only investing in the growth and success
of your business, but you are investing in the growth of
Jesup and surrounding areas. The Chamber provides educational seminars, networking opportunities, informational membership luncheons and exciting annual events,
such as: Christmas Parade, A Taste of Wayne and Rhythm on the River.
Each year, at the Chamber’s annual Legacy Dinner, awards are presented to outstanding businesses and leaders in the following categories:
Small Business of the Year, Business Leader of the Year, Excellence in
Agriculture, Ambassador of the Year and the lifelong achievement, “Distinguished Service Award.”
From small to large businesses, each of you plays an important role in
the growth of our community. The heart of the Chamber is to provide
opportunities and resources to foster the growth of our local businesses.
Ongoing business education and development include: Lunch & Learns,
Quarterly Membership Luncheons, Business After Hours, Coffee Card
Exchanges and support of the Partners in Education program.
We provide ongoing communication between business leaders and
elected officials, acting as your business voice for Wayne County. In addition to governmental action, we initiate and support community projects,
programs and activities that make a positive impact on the quality of life
here in Jesup and Wayne County. Our governmental and community-affairs programming includes: Eggs N’ Issues, Post Legislative Luncheon,
Leadership Wayne, Junior Board of Directors and support of our Board
of Tourism and Downtown Development Authority.
We provide guidance to our community, residents and industries. The
Chamber of Commerce does all the little detail tasks that must be done
if you are to be a city in motion. Become a Chamber member today! ◆
PIGGLY WIGGLY TO ANCHOR
RENOVATED SHOPPING CENTER
Renovations at Jesup’s Cherry Street City Center
(formerly Cherry Street Plaza) were continuing in mid2016, auguring the opening of a new grocery store.
A new Piggly Wiggly supermarket was scheduled to
open as the shopping-center anchor in the early fall.
A Ranchero’s restaurant was also scheduled to open
at the Cherry Street City Center in the fall.
Plans call for Piggly Wiggly, Ranchero’s and an existing optometrist office, 007 Eye Girls, to be in operation
at the center, and the developer, South Rincon Development Associates, has plans to find tenants for other
spaces in the 57,000-square-foot property.
The main part of the shopping center has been vacant
since a Winn-Dixie supermarket closed there in 2005.
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This rendering shows
how the new Piggly Wiggly in Jesup is expected
to look.
Piggly Wiggly will be one of three
grocery stores serving the community.
The other two are the Jesup Walmart
Supercenter and Harveys.
“This Piggly Wiggly store will be a
perfect for our community,” says
Jodi Ammons, a local partner in
South Rincon Development.
Ashley and Missy Thompson will
be the owners of the supermarket. ◆
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About the Company
Real Estate: Parker Insurance &
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area’s most trustworthy real estate agency.
The company was organized in 1977 by
Glenna L. Parker, who at the time was Wayne
County’s only female broker.
In 1992, Mrs. Parker’s son, Bill Parker,
joined her in the agency. He currently holds
the position of President in charge of Insurance and Real Estate Sales and holds licenses
for both.
Glenna, Bill, and Jimmie Ann all hold the
distinction of being continuous “Million
Dollar” producers. They were born and reared
in Jesup and are devoted to serving the needs
of the real estate industry in Wayne County.
Insurance: Parker Insurance & Realty
is also one of Jesup’s leading insurance agenFRONT L-R: Jimmie Ann Lamb -RE Assoc. Broker; Bill Parker-Insurance and RE. Agent; BACK L-R: Kelli Lamb cies. We are an Independent Insurance
Agency, representing numerous companies, all
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TOURISM
BOARD
RUNS
The Doug Daniel Scholarship Run is
held the second Saturday in February in
Odum. The run was established to honor the memory of the late Doug Daniel
of Odum and to establish a scholarship
for a graduating senior at Wayne County High School who is a member of the
cross-country or track team. Participants
can choose between the 5K run and the
one-mile fun run.
For more than 150 years, a bright ball of
light has been seen floating around the
railroad track on Bennett Road between
Screven and Jesup. The Ghost Light
Run takes place on the evening of the
first Saturday in November. This night
run features a 5K route and a one-mile
route that will take participants along
the route of the ghost light—which
might even be seen. ◆
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WAYNE COUNTY IS A
MECCA FOR ECOTOURISM
One of the first tourism boards in the
state to recognize the potential of what is
now called “ecotourism” was the Wayne
County Board of Tourism.
As a matter of fact, the local board was
used as the poster child of how to use local natural resources to enhance tourism
across the state.
The Tourism Board plans activities
throughout the year to invite people to
come and enjoy events that demonstrate
what our community has to offer. The
events often bring folks here from several
states, while others are designed to draw
our neighbors from nearby counties.
A hog jam, fishing tournaments and a
fall leaf paddle provide experiences in the
natural surroundings and the abundant
recreational opportunities here.
Bike rides and runs open other outdoor
areas of the county to visitors. Community festivals include the Arch Fest, the
Screven Fourth of July celebration and
the Dogwood Festival, among others.
Day for Wayne brings business and governmental leaders for a day of outdoor
sports and great food.
When it comes to enjoying water sports,
Lake Lindsay Grace offers plenty of room
for swimming, boating, jet skiing or the
chance to just sit back and enjoy a beautiful sunset.
Lake Grace’s 240 acres of recreational
water is surrounded by 25 acres of parkland, and two additional covered pavilions now are part of the development on
the east side of the lake. A sandy beach
area has been added there also, providing
an even more attractive area for swimmers and sunbathers.
In addition to swimming and fishing,
the lake is becoming known as a great location for speedboat racing. Racing fans
from several states pitch tents and stay
for a weekend to watch fast boats circle
the lake. Family gatherings in the picnic
areas also invite others to enjoy the atmosphere of a day on the lake.
The Tourism Board office is located
in the Jesup Train Depot and may be
reached by calling Heather Altman at
427-3233. ◆
BUSINESS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
• WAYNE COUNTY LIVING
PULP MILL CONSIDERS ENVIRONMENT
There’s no question that Rayonier Advanced Materials--whose Jesup chemical
plant specializes in manufacturing highly
refined pulp products--is both Wayne
County’s largest private employer and its
largest payer of local property taxes.
There’s sometimes a little more discussion, though, in regard to the mill’s relationship with the natural environment.
When the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) renewed Rayonier
Advanced Materials’ discharge permit in
2015, the state made the permit requirements more stringent, in part by adopting
suggestions made during the lengthy public-comment period prior to the renewal.
Altamaha Riverkeeper, though, still
didn’t think the permit went far enough.
Based in Darien, Altamaha Riverkeeper,
often known as ARK, describes itself as “a
grassroots organization dedicated to the
protection, defense and restoration” of the
Altamaha.
Riverkeeper has taken the EPD to court
in an effort to invalidate the permit. A deci-
sion was expected in September of 2016.
ARK is represented by GreenLaw, the
Southern Environmental Law Center, and
Stack & Associates.
“ARK is gratified after 15 years of waiting for a new permit to have the opportunity to air our concerns about the Rayonier
AM discharge in open court,” said Hutton
Brown of GreenLaw. “We are committed
to seeing this through until all the people
who want to fully use the river, and at all
times of the year, are able to do so.”
Commenting on Rayonier Advanced
Materials’ commitment to Wayne County’s
natural resources, Russell Schweiss--the
company’s director of corporate communications and corporate relations--says, “We
recognize that we have a responsibility to
minimize our footprint and have invested
millions of dollars over the years to do just
that. We have reduced air emissions and
greatly improved the quality of the water
we discharge from our facility.
“The company recently replaced boilers
at the plant with clean-burning natural-gas
boilers that have greatly reduced our air
emissions, and since 2008, we’ve invested
more than $70 million in reducing the
color [of] the water we discharge from the
plant. This investment resulted in a reduction of color by more than 50 percent.
“Prior to our separation from Rayonier,
the company also worked diligently with
conservation organizations to permanently
preserve miles of waterfront along the Altamaha River to ensure future generations
will continue to enjoy its natural beauty.”
Schweiss added, “In addition to efforts
within our operation, the Rayonier Advanced Materials Foundation annually
invests thousands of dollars in grants to
local and regional environmental organizations.”
Regarding the Riverkeeper suit, he said,
“The litigation is unfortunate, but we are
confident in the strength of the permit and
the integrity of the permitting process. We
believe that, in the end, the legal process
will validate the investment we’ve made
and the progress we’ve seen as a result.” ◆
Below: Clay Bethea is the
new general manager of
Rayonier Advanced
Materials’ Jesup mill.
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VITALITY
Year-round promotions, grant and loan assistance and restoration are some of the services rendered. Traditional events
sponsored by the DDA include the annual mud bog, the Arch
Fest, Christmas Open House, the downtown Christmas parade, and the WCHS Homecoming parade and community
pep rally.
This fall a new marketing campaign will begin with a new
logo, printed materials and advertising. Central to this will be
the Celebrate Downtown Jesup promotion in late September.
The DDA is also collaborating with the University of Georgia landscape architecture program to envision downtown
improvement projects.
A downtown Merchants Association is being planned, along
with additional downtown business promotions through a
First Friday program set to kick off for FY 2017-2018.
Maika Kicklighter is the DDA director with her office set up
in Jesup City Hall. She can be reached by calling 427-1313. ◆
Prescription Shop
Miranda Bostic, Robyn Eubanks, Kathy Edwards and Brendi Martin
ROBYN BROCKINGTON EUBANKS, LTCP
BROCKINGTON
INSURANCE AGENCY, INC.
(912) 427-6008 • (912) 427-7551 FAX
1590 W. Cherry Street • Jesup, Ga 31545
www.robynbrockington.com
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FACEBOOK
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Open M-F 9-6:30 Sat. 9-1
Drive thru • Delivery
Flu Shots • Shingles vaccinations
Specialty compounding
Locally Owned
101 Peachtree St.
912-427-8825
BUSINESS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
• WAYNE COUNTY LIVING
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO SHARE BUILDING
WITH INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Left: Dell Keith, the president and CEO of
the Wayne County Industrial Development
Authority, discusses renovation plans with
Christy Carter, the executive director of
the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce.
The primary goal of renovating the Authority’s office building is to accommodate the
Chamber offices.
Wayne County’s Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Development Authority have always had complementary missions.
It makes sense, then, that they would choose to once again share
a building.
The Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization consisting of volunteers who work to advance the commercial, industrial, agricultural, cultural, civic and general economic interests of
Wayne County.
It hosts ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new businesses; presents
legislative forums, Lunch and Learn seminars, and Business After Hours receptions; sponsors Leadership Wayne classes; and
plans special community events, such as the annual Christmas
parade in downtown Jesup.
Christy Carter came on board as the executive director in the
spring of 2015. She works with the Chamber’s Executive Committee, which includes chair Joy Burch-Meeks and immediate
past chair Kent Fountain. Cheyenne Moseley serves as the administrative assistant.
The Industrial Development Authority’s mission is to promote
economic development, thereby attracting and retaining jobs and
capital investment. The Authority is considered an arm of the
county government, which provides funding.
The Authority comprises Randy Franks, chair; Ralph Trapnell,
vice chair; Randy Teston, secretary; Mike Burch; Kent Fountain;
and Carey Jones. (As of mid-2016, the Authority was awaiting a
replacement for Jack Perrett, who had resigned prior to moving
out of town.) As president and CEO, Dell Keith heads the Authority staff, which includes executive assistant Candee Harris.
In 2014 the Authority moved into its current office building
at 261 W. Plum St. in Jesup. The Authority operates out of the
middle part of the building and retains the back section for use
as an “economic incubator.” The front was being renovated in the
summer of 2016 to house new Chamber of Commerce offices, as
well as a larger (640-square-foot) community
meeting room.
The Chamber has long been housed on
North West Broad Street and at one time
even shared the building with both the Industrial Development Authority and the
Wayne County Tourism Board. With continued Chamber growth, though, the building is no longer sufficient even for Chamber
operations alone.
The Chamber was planning to move into
its new offices in the fall of 2016.
Express Employment
Professionals
is Jesup’s only local full
service provider for
staffing solutions.
We provide staffing
solutions for employers in
the form of both industrial
and administrative
positions, as well as
professional recruiting and
payroll administration.
No matter if the need is
short term or long term.
Express Employment is
your local staffing
provider.
Respecting People. Impacting Business.
212 S. First St., Suite 5 •
912-580-9874
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RESTAURANTS
BAKED GOODS &
DESSERTS
Café Euro
106 S. West Broad St., Jesup, 588-1777
DeDe’s Bakery
3435 Savannah Hwy., 427-2119
Sky Coffee
865 S. First St., 530-3499
Sugar ’N Spice Bake Shop
74 W. Walnut St., 427-9956
For the Love of Yogurt, a Heavenly
Creamery & More
1147 W. Cherry St., 559-6955
JaJe’s Bistro and Bakery
1147 W. Cherry St., 559-6955
BARBECUE
BJ’s Original Hog Wild BBQ
1871 Savannah Hwy., 427-3358
Hungry Hillbilly’s Grill & BBQ
340 Northview Drive, 427-3330
Smokey’s BBQ
353 W. Bay St., 427-9800
BREAKFAST
FAST FOOD
Huddle House
901 S. First St., 427-3999
Waffle House
1099 N. First St., 530-7612
Alec’s Sports Bar & Grill
129 W. Walnut St., 385-2850
Burger King
998 Sunset Blvd., 427-7870
McDonalds
1190 E. Cherry St., 427-6896
Callie’s Wraps and More LLC
168 N. Macon St., 424-1523
Damon’s Famous Fingers and Wings
334 W. Cherry St., 588-9464
Hardee’s
1090 N. First St., 427-9027
Dairy Ranch
2312 Savannah Hwy., 427-7302
Dairy Queen
312 S. First St., 427-0634
KFC
995 S. First St., 427-9397
Krystal
310 N. First St., 530-7422
Sonic Drive-In
919 S. First St., 427-6642
FAMILY STYLE
Four Bends Diner
515 W. J.L. Tyre St., Screven, 579-9941
Heavenly Acres Restaurant
4761 Hwy. 203, Screven, 579-6967
Jones Kitchen
526 W. Cherry St., 427-4100
Sybil’s Family Restaurant
362 N. First St., 427-3855
Western Sizzlin
997 Sunset Blvd., 588-1000
Wayne Memorial Café
865 S. First St., 530-3100
Blue Jay Restaurant
312 Railroad St., Odum, 586-6188
Kimberly Anderson Rozier, CPA, PC
BIG FIRM CAPABILITY, SMALL FIRM PERSONALITY
CERTIFIED PUBLIC
ACCOUNTANT
BOOKKEEPING SERVICES
BUSINESS SOLUTIONS
ESTATE & GIFT
TAX PLANNING
FINANCIAL PLANNING
TAX PREPARATION
(912) 427-2900
183 N. Macon Street, Jesup, GA 31545 • www.karcpapc.com
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RESTAURANTS
Subway
110 Allison St., 427-0212
Subway
1205 E. Cherry St., 427-9328
Subway
1296 W. Cherry St., 427-7456
Taco Bell
1110 N. First St., 427-0909
Wendy’s
945 S. First St., 588-9090
Zaxby’s
1097 N. First St., 427-6076
FINE DINING
Angel’s
146 S. Macon St., 427-9123
Pine Forest Restaurant
1 Club Drive, 427-4625
CARIBBEAN
One Love Island & Soul Food
124 S. Macon St., 318-4634
MEXICAN
PIZZA
Habaneros (Mexican and Japanese)
1417 S. First St., 427-9202
Laredo’s
723 N. First St., 427-0886
Mi Sombrero
130 S. First St., 427-7070
Domino’s Pizza
ASIAN
Fuji Japanese Steak House
796 N. First St., 427-2130
Kobe Japanese Steakhouse
967 S. First St., 588-1818
Nang’s Thai Restaurant
697 W. Cherry St., 588-1974
Oishii Japanese Restaurant
323 Hwy. 301 S., 415-7060
New China Restaurant
805 E. Cherry St., 427-2795
New Super Buffet
980 Sunset Blvd., 427-8882
Peking Gourmet
1175 E. Cherry St., 427-8889
1347 W. Pine St., 588-0880
Gooey’s Pizza
1955 Waycross Hwy., 427-0060
Pizza Hut
961 S. First St., 427-4231
Pizza Inn
1003 Sunset Blvd., 385-2165
Little Caesars Pizza
1054 N. Macon St., 415-7100
SEAFOOD
Captain Joe’s
2686 Savannah Hwy., 427-7729
Charlie’s River Restaurant
3972 Savannah Hwy., 427-2199
STEAK
Reedy Creek Restaurant
260 Clifford Jones Road, Screven, 579-6773
Summer House Steak and Seafood
210 S. Main St., Odum, 586-2290
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WAYNE COUNTY LIVING •BUSINESS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
2016 TOP EMPLOYERS IN WAYNE COUNTY
Company Name
Address
Phone Number
Contact Person
# of Employees
555 South Sunset Blvd.
Jesup, GA 31545
(912) 427-1000
Dr. Jay Brinson,
Superintendent
854
Rayonier Advanced
Materials
PO Box 2070
Jesup, GA 31598
(912) 427-5215
Jack Perrett, General
Manager
738
Wayne Memorial
Hospital
865 South First St.
Jesup, GA 31545
(912) 427-6811
Joe Ierardi, CEO
489
2600 Highway 301 South
Jesup, GA 31546
(912) 427-0870
J.V. Flournoy Jr.,
Warden
366
1100 North First St.
Jesup, GA 31545
(912) 530-6335
Melissa Prosser,
Manager
285
PO Box 270
Jesup, GA 31598
(912) 427-5900
Luther Smart, County
Administrator
280
Georgia Dept of Transportation-District 5 Office
204 Highway 301 North
Jesup, GA 31546
(912) 427-5700
Bradford Saxon,
District Engineer
215
Universal Electric Company Inc.
(Construction Contractor)
1923 E. Cherry St.
Jesup, GA 31545
(912) 530-8993
T.J. Padgett, Owner
150–300
(Varies)
Coastal Pines Technical College
(Jesup campus)
1777 West Cherry St.
Jesup, GA 31545
(912) 427-5800
Dr. Glenn Deibert,
President
135
Great Southern
Wood Preserving
1 Great Southern Way
Jesup, GA 31546
(912) 530-3020
Bill Freeman, Plant
Manager
132
Wayne County Board
of Education
Federal Correctional
Institution
Walmart
Wayne County
REAL ESTATE
COMPANIES
A-One Motel
Red Carpet Inn
1111 N. First St
912-427-3666
384 S. Savannah Hwy. 301
912-427-0001
Bill Garlen Real Estate
Harrison Real Estate, Inc.
billgarlenrealestate.com
427-8355
www.jesupproperty.com
427-3746
Carter Group Real Estate
Parker Insurance and Realty
www.cartergroupland.com
530-9515
www.parker-realty.net
427-9345
Christine's Real Estate
Company
Jamie Hickox Real Estate &
Rental Properties
3191 Savannah Hwy
912-427-4294
The Trowell
Historic Inn
www.christinesrealty.net
427-2228
www.jesuphomesforsale.com
427-3629
Motel Jesup
256 E. Cherry St.
559-2456
Harris Real Estate, Inc.
RE/MAX Elite
www.harris-realty.net
427-6028
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HOTELS &
MOTELS
2016-2017
www.homesofjesup.com
559-2142
Days Inn
1096 Express Lane
912-427-2980
Economy Inn
3939 Savannah Hwy
912-427-2086
Quality In
205 Hwy. 301 North
912-427-6800
The Jesup Inn
1100 Express Lane
912-427-7760
Western Motel
194 Hwy. 301 South;
912-427-7600
Quality Vehicles +
Quality People =
Quality Deals
WAYNE COUNTY’S FAVORITE
PLACE TO EAT STEAK & BUFFET
Hometown Guys
Hometown Proud
Local Financing Available
Quality Pre-Owned B REAKFAST BUFFET
Vehicles of Jesup
Thursday through Sunday
225 N. 1st Street, Jesup, GA
(912) 427-0883
www.qualitypreownedjesup.com
RIDGE SHEFKA - MANAGER
“Need Physical Therapy?”
Our physical therapist is dedicated to
helping you recover and progress to the
highest possible level of function.
SPECIALIZING IN:
• Advanced Manual therapy
skills; addressing any soft
tissue & joint related pain
• Vertigo
• Balance Training
• Low back pain
• Sport related injuries
• Headaches
• Restoring motion and pain
with post op surgeries
Garrett Pye, PT
“I will develop a specialized individual exercise program to
address your strength needs and improve your daily function”
“Again, thank you for your time!”
HWY 84 & SUNSET BLVD.
JESUP, GA
1251 South First St., Jesup, Ga.
2nd Location: 37A Tippins St., Baxley, Ga.
1-912-559-2071
1-912-705-4000
(912) 588-1000
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WAYNE COUNTY LIVING • EDUCATION
Treating you
like family
comes naturally
Our physicians have been in Jesup for years.
The bond we have here makes us feel like
family. And that’s the way we treat our patients.
Our compassion is only surpassed by our
experience, training and access to the most
advanced technologies available to treat both
common and complex conditions. Right here,
close to home. Call for an appointment today;
we look forward to seeing you.
Pulmonary Medicine – 912-466-5504
Hematology & Oncology – 912-588-1073
General & Vascular Surgery – 912-265-5125
125 Peachtree Street, Jesup, GA 31545
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L to R: Abraham Cheong, M.D., Hematology & Oncology; Herman Levy, M.D., Pulmonary Medicine;
P. Kevin Beach, M.D., Vascular Surgery; Duane P. Moores, M.D., Ph.D., Hematology & Oncology;
Stephen A. Chitty IV, M.D., Pulmonary Medicine
7/2016
© 2016 SGHS
Locally Owned and Operated
“Your Neighborhood” Home Medical Supply Store
MOBILITY
PERSONAL
AIDS & MANUAL
WHEELCHAIRS
BATHROOM
CARE & LIFESTYLE
ESSENTIALS
SAFETY & FALL
PREVENTION
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HOMECARE
SCOOTERS &
WHEELCHAIRS
THERAPY DEVICES
BEDS & BEDROOM
NECESSITIES
• CPAP • Nebulizers • Hospital Beds • Mobility Scooters
• Wheelchairs • Walkers • Certiied Orthotic Fitter
• Oxygen • Certiied Mastectomy Fitter • Liftchairs • Etc.
William Sloan - 9 years experience, Jamie Ginn - 11 years experience,
Tim Sloan - 18 years experience, Amy Sloan - 10 years experience,
Dawn Rebollo - 17 years experience
918 South First St.
Jesup, GA 31545
(912) 385-2490
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WAYNE COUNTY LIVING • GEOGRAPHY
THE MICHAEL LONG AGENCY
— K N OW L E D G E & D E P E N D A B I L I T Y —
Growing to Meet All Your Insurance Needs
Life is about Relationships. Your family, friends, and the people you do business
with. Developing the rightrelationships is key to happiness and success.
Michael Long-CEO
Bryan Griffis-Agent
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Talk to us and see why The Michael Long Agency can be one of the most
profitable and strategicrelationships waiting to happen to you.
THE MICHAEL LONG AGENCY
212 S. Brunswick St.
Jesup, GA 31545
MLA 912-588-1760
GEOGRAPHY
• WAYNE COUNTY LIVING
Wayne Obstetrics & Gynecology
Jeffrey L. Harris, MD
Board Certified
OB/GYN & Family Practice
371 Peachtree St. Jesup, GA (912) 530-7301
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Hospice of South Georgia, Inc.
1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, Georgia 31545
912-588-0080 (24 hours)
We invite you to contact our office, email us at [email protected]
or browse our site at www.hospicesoga.org to learn more about hospice services and how Hospice of South Georgia, Inc.
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• WAYNE COUNTY LIVING
Tired of Looking at That Dirty House?
PROFESSIONAL HOUSE AND ROOF WASHING
Georgia’s only
UAMCC award
winning
cleaning
contractor.
Jeremy M. Dent - Owner
2016-2017
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ARF Headquarters
and Clinic
All-volunteer federally qualiied 501
(c)(3) non-proit. Certiied animal
rescue operation through the USDA
MISSION:
1. Rescue Homeless dogs and cats from Jesup Animal
Control and place them in foster homes and find
forever homes for them.
2. Provide low cost spay/neuter surgery services.
3. Provide Last Chance/visibility to the Facebook community of dogs and cats
for which we do not have foster homes available and will be euthanized.
Rev. Vann Dempsey
HOW SOMEONE CAN HELP:
1. Become a foster family
2. Make a tax deducble donaon
3. Become a member and get involved with ARF events
4. Volunteer at our weekly spay/neuter clinic
203 Trevor Circle
Jesup, GA 31545
912-586-6198
Clinic: 912-586-6309
[email protected]
Mailing address: PO Box 432, Jesup, GA 31598
Home page: hp://www.arfofwaynecounty.org
Email: [email protected]
FACEBOOK:
Animal Refuge Foundaon of Wayne Co. (ARF)
Last Chance Brought to you by ARF!
The Puppy Page • ARF Clinic
Wayne County Lost, Found, and Free to Good Home Pets
Rev. Josh Bennett
Bruce Harris
Rev. Gary Johnson
Assoc. Pastor/Student Director of Music Children/Administraton
Minister
Pastor
Sunday Services:
Sunday School–9:15 a.m.
Morning Worship–10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship–6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Services:
Awana–6:15 p.m. (3 yrs.-5th grade) (School calendar year)
Youth–6:30 p.m. • Adult Bible Study–7:00 p.m.
415 E. Cherry Street • Jesup, GA 31546
(912) 427-2366
www.cbcJesup.org
ADVANCED HEALTHCARE CENTER
(912) 427-8433 Jesup ahcforhealth.com
“Providing Complete Family Healthcare”
✓ Family Medicine
✓ Chiropractic Care
✓ Physical Therapy
✓ Acupuncture
✓ Massage Therapy
✓ Accident & Injuries
✓ Medical Equipment
✓ Diagnostic Testing
✓ Medically Supervised Weight-Loss (HCG)
Edwin Davis, DC • Brett Mizell, DC • Teresa Cezar, MD
Wilma Cote, FNP • Megan Mizell, FNP • Mike McKinnie, PT
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People will always talk...
...And they are saying nice things about us.
For the second year, we are honored and humble to share their testimonials with you.
“Very friendly staff. Convenient, easy on-line
“Friendly service, quick service, easy online
service.” Anita Tyre Cahill
banking.” Marie Bush
“Convenience of big banking without big banking
“My husband and I have been members of this
headaches. Way to go AFCU!” JaRina James
credit union since it started out of an office at
“The friendly hometown folks working there who
Rayonier! The staff has always been helpful!”
are always ready to help!” Michele & Tracy Brown
Sherry Wasdin
Experience it yourself,
visit us today, see what
all this talk is about.
YOUR MEDICAL HOME
Robert L. Phillips, M.D.
Kevin O. Keown, M.D., FAAFP
Tandy Smith, FNP - BC
WE ADMINISTER
• Allergy Injections
• Adult Vaccinations
WE HAVE
• Certified In-house Lab
• NexSlim Medical Weight
Loss Program
WE PERFORM
• Digital Radiography
• Spirometry for lung function
evaluation
• Electrocardiograms (EKG)
• Allergy testing
• Most minor surgical and
dermatologic procedures
• Orthopedics include splinting,
x-rays & joint injections
• Botox injections for chronic
headaches, tmj, blepharospasms
and for cosmetic indications
• Echos, Carotids & Ultrasound
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Wayne Family Practice Associates PC
330 Peachtree St., Jesup, GA
HOURS: 7:00 - 4:30 Monday-Thursday
7:00 - 12:00 Friday
Walkins and New Patients Welcome
www.waynefamilypractice.com • 427-6964
HEALTH
• WAYNE COUNTY LIVING
WAYNE
MEMORIAL
HOSPITAL
CONTINUES
LEADERSHIP
ROLE
Wayne County has something that no
other county in the area can claim. The
county is home to a two-time winner of the
Small Hospital of the Year Award.
There is a reason that one of the most
visited places in Wayne County is Wayne
Memorial Hospital (WMH). This community hospital continues to grow and
provide services not usually associated
with hospitals of its size. It provides stateof-the-art technology that even larger hospitals in the area do not have. And it is
known for its “world-class personal care”
that begins when a patient enters the
doors and that continues even after the patient has returned home.
Wayne Memorial is a technological
leader and has equipment that rivals that
of many large-city hospitals. The latest in
MRI and CT scanning equipment saves
long-distance travel for patients here.
New 3-D mammography and 360-degree
colonoscopy are offered here and nowhere
PINELAND
MENTAL
HEALTH
Pineland Mental Health Care/Wayne
Counseling Center
244 Peachtree St., Jesup, GA 31545 TEL.
427-9338; Hours of operation: 8 a.m.–6
p.m. Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday; Crisis line available 24 hours each
day 1-800-764-3526.
else in the area. These abilities provide advanced and more accurate diagnostics and
earlier detection.
Hometown physicians are teamed with
those from St. Joseph/ Candler of Savannah to provide immediate and specialized
medical care. Local patients are able to see
specialists here without the expense and
hassle of traveling to a larger city.
The staff of WMH includes surgeons; a
cardiologist; a neurology department; ear,
nose and throat specialists; OBGYNs;
an opthamologist; internal medicine doctors; family physicians; and others. Care
is expanded by specialists driving in from
larger hospital systems, as well as the local
physicians.
The campus of Wayne Memorial includes a helipad and an Air Evac team that
serves the surrounding area with emergency air-lift service when time is crucial.
Wayne Memorial also provides patient
clinics in surrounding counties with the
Pierce County Health Center and Long
County Health Center. These give a presence in those counties and bring area patients to the Jesup facility.
Another service is that of Wayne Memorial Community Home Care (CHC),
located behind the hospital. CHC offers
home health-care services to Appling,
Brantley, Long, Pierce, Tattnall and
Wayne counties.
In addition, CHC is partnered with Advance Therapy to provide physical, occupational and speech therapies and other
medical needs for the homebound.
Wayne Memorial Hospital, whose mission is to provide high quality health care
services to all patients, built a state-of-theart facility in 2007. It is the fourth largest
employer in Wayne County with more
than 400 employees. The 84-bed facility is
a two-time winner of the Georgia Alliance
of Community Hospitals Small Hospital
of the Year Award. ◆
The mission of Pineland is to develop and
provide the services needed to minimize
the impact of mental illness, developmental
disabilities and alcohol and drug abuse in
the lives of those it serves and their families
while supporting their inclusion in Wayne
County as well as other surrounding counties.
Pineland Mental Health/Alcohol and
Drug Abuse/Developmental Disability at
the Wayne Counseling Center serves to
provide mental-health needs in Wayne
County.
Three branches offer services to help meet
those needs:
•Through the Wayne Counseling Center,
Pineland offers child and adolescent outpatient services to work closely with schools
and community groups to strengthen and
increase the availability of services.
•In prevention, Pineland provides flexible
services, which include assessment, individual, group and family therapy, education,
relapse prevention, follow-up components,
nursing and physicians services.
•Through Wayne Service Center, Pineland provides job training as well as fun
and games for developmentally disabled
adults.
Pineland charges fees for services and accepts Medicare, Medicaid and insurance
along with some federal and state funding. ◆
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WAYNE COUNTY LIVING • HEALTH
WAYNE COUNTY
HEALTH
DEPARTMENT
Nurse Manager - Stacie Drew, RN;
Craig Sims, BSN
Environmental Health
240 Peachtree Street, Jesup, GA 31545
TEL. 1-855-473-4374;
FAX: 427-5880
Hours of operation: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Monday-Friday.
The Wayne County Health Department is a part of the Southeast Health
District of Georgia. The department provides information and services in a wide
range of health-related areas including:
•Children’s health and medical services
from birth to age 21.
•Adolescent services to improve health
from ages 10-19.
•Women’s health including family plan-
• Fresh Vegetables
• Fresh Fruits
• Jellies, Jams
and Relish
• Baked Goods
• Local Lettuce
• Local Honey
• Plants
ning, perinatal care and breast cancer.
•Environmental health including food
services, drinking water, on-site sewage
and septic tanks, public swimming pools,
body art studios, injury prevention and rabies control.
•Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
and nutrition services and programs including supplemental food programs.
•Immunizations and vaccines for children and travel.
•Emergency preparedness for natural
disasters and terrorist attacks with plans
for home and family, community preparedness, and public health.
•Infectious-disease surveillance, investigations and interventions. Includes HIV/
AIDS, tuberculosis and sexually-transmitted diseases.
•Chronic-disease care, providing population-based health information, education
and interventions through the Chronic
Disease Prevention Initiative (CDPI)
in communities, schools and work sites.
Topics include tobacco, stroke and heart
attack, arthritis and osteoporosis, asthma,
diabetes, physical activity, and nutrition. ◆
HOSPICE CARE
FOR COMMUNITY
SUPPLIED BY
THREE LOCAL
SERVICES
•Hospice of South Georgia
1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545
TEL. 588-0080
•Heartland Hospice
117 Drennon Drive, Jesup, GA 31545
TEL. 427-3163
*Georgia Hospice
141 S. Macon St., Jesup, GA 31545
TEL. 427-3202
Wayne County is served by three hospice services with full-time offices and
staffs here.
Hospice is a service for patients with lifelimiting or a terminal diagnosis who may
• Fresh Eggs
• Fresh Milk
• Soy Candles
• Goat Milk Soaps
• Flowers
• Wild Georgia
Shrimp
• And Much More
For vendor information
email Debbie Pye
at [email protected]
912-256-2332
Accepts EBT/SNAP benefits and Debit/Credit
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www.thewcfm.org • www.facebook.com/thewcfm
Seasonal Hours: FRIDAY 1-7PM • SATURDAY 9AM-1PM
533 North First Street, Jesup, GA 31545
HEALTH
need short-term or long-term care. Hospice exists to provide
services and to manage the symptoms of patients and support to their families when they can no longer be assisted by
curative care.
The goal is to provide a quality of life for all those involved
in this situation. Services are designed to provide optimum
care, to minimize pain and to assist in providing dignity.
Wayne County is home of three full-time hospice services
and is also served by hospice care from other out-of-county
hospices.
All of the local hospices provide home and hospital visits
by nurses and case management members. Social workers
are available for patients and for family and friends. Volunteers play a large part in providing assistance to both, and
help is available to patients 24/ 7/365.
Hospice of South Georgia is the oldest established hospice here, having begun in 1999, and now moved into a new
location on Sunset Boulevard to better serve its clients and
families. Its Internet address is www.hospicesoga.org.
Heartland Hospice is Brunswick-based but operates a
full-time center here on Drennon Drive at the former location of Hospice of South Georgia. Heartland can be contacted in Jesup or at the Brunswick location at 664 Scranton
Road Unit 103 or by calling (912) 261-8760.
Heartland is part of the HCR Manor Care with more
than 500 locations in 32 states, which provide hospice care as
well as services for alcohol, drug and substance abuse.
• WAYNE COUNTY LIVING
Georgia Hospice is a Jesup-based hospice with full services provided to Wayne County. This new hospice service has grown quickly
and will soon open a second office for Brunswick. It is located at 141
S. Macon St., and the telephone number is 427-3202.
The hospices can provide services in-home or in Wayne Memorial
Hospital and at other in-patient facilities.
While Hospice of South Georgia is a nonprofit organization,
Heartland and Georgia Hospice are for-profit businesses. However,
payments can be made to all three through Medicare/Medicaid and
most private insurance companies. Those who cannot afford to pay
are not turned away. ◆
Hospice of South Georgia, Inc.
1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, Georgia 31545
912-588-0080 (24 hours)
Committed to our Community, we are. . .
Your Hometown Hospice
Hospice of South Georgia, Inc. is the local not for profit hospice care
program serving Wayne and surrounding areas of Appling, Bacon,
Brantley, Jeff Davis, Liberty, Long, Pierce,Tattnall counties, as well as
limited areas of Coffee, Glynn, McIntosh and Ware counties.
We invite you to contact our office, email us at
[email protected] or browse our site at www.hospicesoga.org
to learn more about hospice services and how Hospice of South Georgia, Inc.
may be able to assist someone you know and love.
“If it doesn’t say South, it’s not us. We are Hospice of South Ga., Inc.”
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PHYSICIANS
Mark Byron, M.D. (Urology)
Phone: 912-427-8033
Stanley D. Jones, M.D. (Pediatrics)
Phone: 912-530-7337
Joey L. Christmas, M.D.
(General Surgery)
Phone: 912-427-3111
Patrick Karl, D.O. (Pain Management)
Phone: 912-530-7516
HOSPITALISTS
Lex Kenerly, M.D. (Orthopedic Surgery)
Phone: 912-427-0800
Frank Cook, M.D. (Internal Medicine)
Phone: 912-427-6811
Kevin O. Keown, M.D. (Family Practice)
Phone: 912-427-6964
DENTISTRY
Jack Collipp, M.D. (Pediatrics)
Phone: 912-427-9378
Dan Collipp, D.O. (Pediatrics)
Phone: 912-427-9378
M.D. Elizabeth Crandall
(Opthamologist)
Phone: 912-559-2467
Michael Diamant, M.D.
(Anesthesiology)
Phone: 912-427-6811
Robert Diamant, M.D.
(Anesthesiology)
Phone: 912-427-6811
Ross A. Goehring, M.D.
(Family Practice)
Phone: 912-427-8801
William G. Greene, M.D. (Radiology)
Phone: 912-427-6811
Jeffrey L. Harris, M.D. (OB/GYN)
Phone: 912-530-7301
William Headley, M.D.
(Family Practice)
Phone: 912-427-7400
Sandra L. Mager, M.D. (OB/GYN)
Phone: 912-588-1020
Timothy McIntire, M.D. (Pathology)
Phone: 912-427-6811
Quynhanh Pham, M.D. M.B.A.,
F.A.C.S. (General Surgery)
Phone: 912-559-6929
Robert L. Phillips, M.D.
(Family Practice)
Phone: 912-427-6964
Robert A. Pumpelly, M.D.
(Internal Medicine)
Phone: 912-427-4413
Stephen P. Smith, M.D.
(Internal Medicine)
Phone: (912) 427-8418
Robson Spinola D.P.M. (Podiatry)
Phone: 912-427-9990
Kelli Ashe, D.P.U. (Podiatry)
Phone: 912-427-9990
Douglas P. Hein, M.D.
(Orthopedic Surgery)
Phone: 912-427-6915
Gary Stern, M.D. (Cardiologist)
Phone: 912-427-8177
Lance Hendrix, M.D.
(Internal Medicine)
Phone: 912-530-6582
Amber Aragon, M.D.
(Orthopedic Surgery)
Phone: 912-427-0800
Christopher Hulsey, M.D.
(Radiology)
912-427-6811
Eddie Thomas, M.D. (Pediatrics)
Phone: 912-530-7337
C. Thomas Tucker, M.D. (Nephrology)
Phone: 912-427-0249
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Matthew Valosen M.D.
(Orthopedic Surgery)
Phone: 912-427-0800
Hugh Armstrong D.M.D.
Phone: 912-427-7072
Jon Preston Simmons, D.M.D.
Phone: 427-2333
John W. Wolfe, Jr., D.M.D.
Phone: 427-2493
Mike Yurgalavage, D.M.D.
Phone: 912-427-0546
PHYSICAL THERAPY
Can Do Physical Therapy
912-427-4290
Wayne Memorial Hospital
Outpatient Rehabilitation Center
912-530-3157
SMART Physical Therapy
Phone: 912-559-2071
NURSING HOMES
REHABILITATION
HOME HEALTH
Altamaha Healthcare
912-427-7793
Harborview Health Systems
912-427-6858
Jesup Health Care & Rehab
912-427-6873
Community Home Health
912-427-8051
Belong, Engage and Succeed.
Join the Chamber today!
912-427-2028
www.waynecountychamber.com
Get Engaged!
ANNUAL LEGACY
DINNER
Business Education Classes • Networking Events
Young Professionals Group • Membership Luncheons • Leadership Wayne
Ambassador Program • Lunch N’ Learns • Ribbon Cuttings
Jr. Chamber Board of Directors • 18th Annual Taste of Wayne
Christmas Parade • 5th Annual Legacy Dinner
Our Mission: The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, a membership organization,
exists to advance the commercial, industrial, agriculture, cultural, civic and
general economic interests of Wayne County.
A TASTE OF WAYNE
LEADERSHIP WAYNE
124 Northwest Broad Street • Jesup, GA 31545
Fall 2016 moving to new address: 261 W. Plum Street
Photographer: Joey’s Smiles Photography
RIBBON CUTTING
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GOVERNMENT
GOVERNMENT MEETINGS
Jesup City Council meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. in Jesup City Hall. City Hall number is 4271313. • Odum City Council meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in Odum City Hall. City Hall number is 586-2211.
• Screven City Council meets on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Screven City Hall. City Hall number is 5792211. • Wayne County Board of Education meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. and on the fourth Tuesday of
the month at 6 p.m. in the tech center. Board of Education number is 427-1000. Wayne County Commission meets on the first
Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Wayne County Government Building. County administrator’s office number is 427-5900.
NATIONAL
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson
(through December 2016)
131 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
(202) 224-3643
[email protected]
Atlanta Office
1 Overton Park
3625 Cumberland Blvd., Suite 970
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 661-0999
U.S. Senator David Perdue
303 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
(202) 224-3521
https://www.perdue.senate.gov/connect/email
Atlanta Office
191 Peachtree St. N.E., Suite 3520
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 865-0087
U.S. Representative Buddy Carter
432 Cannon House Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20515
(202) 225-5831
https://buddycarter.house.gov/contact/email
Brunswick Office
1510 Newcastle St., Suite 200
Brunswick, GA 31520
(912) 265-9010
STATE
Governor Nathan Deal
206 Washington Street
Suite 203, State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
(404) 656-1776
[email protected]
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State Sen. Blake Tillery
(as of 2017)
404 Durden St.,
Vidalia, GA 30474
(912) 245-9915
[email protected]
State Rep. Chad Nimmer
(District 178)
P.O. Box 1174
Blackshear, GA 31516
(912) 807-6190
[email protected]
District 4:
James Thomas Sr. (912) 427-3179
2 Eagle Drive Jesup, GA 31546
[email protected]
District 5:
Ralph Hickox (912) 271-7344
256 E. Cherry St., Jesup, GA 31546
[email protected]
JESUP CITY
COMMISSION
State Rep. Bill Werkheiser
(District 157)
P.O. Box 27
Glennville, GA 30427
(912) 654-3610
[email protected]
David Earl Keith, Mayor
512 E. Magnolia St.
Jesup, GA 31546
(912) 427-2019
[email protected]
WAYNE COUNTY
COMMISSION
City District 1:
Shirlene Armstrong
176 Walker St.
Jesup, GA 31546
[email protected]
District 1:
Herschell Hires
(912) 318-5218
95 Ember Road Jesup, GA 31545
[email protected]
District 2:
Jerry Wright (912) 294-2289
P.O. Box 384 Screven, GA 31560
[email protected]
District 3:
Mike Roberts (912) 294-2860
355 Martins Landing Jesup, GA 31546
[email protected]
City District 2:
Don A. Darden Sr.
413 N. Fifth St.
Jesup, GA 31545
(912) 427-8494
[email protected]
City District 3:
Nick Harris
P.O. Box 1244
Jesup, GA 31598
(912) 427-2911
[email protected]
City District 4:
(Open as of mid-2016)
GOVERNMENT
City District 5:
Ray House
798 S. Palm St., Jesup, GA 31546
(912) 530-7824
[email protected]
John Royal
616 C.W. Collins St.
Screven, GA 31560
(912) 256-2071
WAYNE COUNTY BOARD
OF EDUCATION
City District 6:
Bill Harvey
648 Harper St.
Jesup, GA 31546
[email protected]
ODUM
CITY COUNCIL
District 1:
Mitch Sutton
950 S. Forest Drive
Jesup, GA 31545
(912) 266-2234
[email protected]
SCREVEN CITY
COUNCIL
Melvin Boyette, Mayor
103 Harris Street
Screven, GA 31560
(912) 294-0853
Miguel Vail
P.O. Box 362
Screven, GA 31560
(912) 207-6132
Raquel Wright
P.O.Box 384
Screven, GA 31560
(912) 294-1425
Brian Nipper, Mayor
791 Tillman St.
Odum, GA 31555
(912) 586-2869
Kathy Rozier
P.O. Box 352
Jesup, GA 31598
(912) 586-6006
Dave Titus
P.O. Box 395
Odum, GA 31555
(912) 586-6263
Jim Westberry
P.O. Box 10
Odum, GA 31555
(912) 586-6169
Lee Stevenson
101 Thomas St.
Screven, GA 31560
(912) 424-6289
William F. McLaughlin
616 N. Church St.
Odum, GA 31555
(912) 586-2316
Tiffany Frazier
326 Martha St.
Screven, GA 31560
(912) 294-6747
Kevin Higgs
P.O. Box 342
Odum, GA 31555
(912) 586-2204
District 2:
Janet Royal
616 C.W. Collins St.
Screven, GA 31560
(912) 579-6682
[email protected]
District 3:
Ray Davidson
3210 Penholloway Road
Jesup, GA 31545
(912) 427-6787
[email protected]
District 4:
Sheron Daniel
792 Hemlock St.
Jesup, GA 31546
(912) 202-2086
[email protected]
District 5:
Nick Ellis
147 Black Street
Jesup, GA 31545
(912) 415-3511
[email protected]
PUBLIC MEETINGS
Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meets monthly. Call 427-2028.
Hospital Authority of Wayne County meets on the third Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Wayne Memorial Hospital conference room.
Industrial Development Authority meets on the second Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the IDA Conference Room.
Jesup Housing Authority meets on the third Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Housing Authority office.
Wayne County Library Board meets quarterly. Call 427-2500.
Wayne County Tourism Board meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the Train Depot.
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WAYNE COUNTY LIVING • LEISURE
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
OFFERED IN WAYNE COUNTY
Wayne County Arts Council
The Wayne County Arts Council offers
a wide variety of continuing activities and
one-time programs, often at The House
of Arts, located at 261 S. Brunswick St. in
Jesup.
Most of the events fall into one (or more)
of four major divisions: the visual arts, drama (including the Altamaha Community
Children's Theatre), music (including the
kind of programming previously offered
by the Altamaha Community Concert Association) and writing.
Special events have range from backyard
movie programs to Fairy Day.
For more information call president Laura Gregory at 202-0110. More information
about the Arts Council is also available at
wcacartists.com; from the Arts Council,
Altamaha Children's Community Theatre
and writers'-guild Facebook pages; and by
e-mailing [email protected]
Arts & Leisure Division
In addition to more physically oriented
leisure-time activities ranging from aqua
aerobics to zumba, the Wayne County
Recreation Department's Arts & Leisure
Division (also profiled in Wayne County
Living's recreation section) offers a variety of special art and craft programming,
primarily at Cracker Williams Recreation
Center.
The Wayne County Ceramic Club also
meets under the auspices of the Arts &
Leisure Division.
For more information call the Recreation
Department at 427-5915 or coordinator
Giana Eden at 427-6081.
Wayne County High School
The WCHS Drama Department generally presents a one-act play and a major
spring production each year. The WCHS
Right: Drummer Tom Drenon performs at
the Wayne County Arts Council’s inaugural
Cherry Street Jam.
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Band presents Christmas and spring concerts, as well as providing music for varsity
football games. The Wayne County school
system's band and drama department add
to the cultural opportunities available in
Wayne County.
Local festivals
The festival season begins with the
Dogwood Arts & Crafts Festival. Held
in March, this annual event features displays and sales of art and craft items such
as quilts, paintings, dolls, woodworking,
clothing and other goods. Food, entertainment and a big turnout are always
part of this spring celebration. For more
information call Laura Gregory at 2020110.
Every first Saturday of October, Odum's annual Homecoming celebration
culminates in Odum Day. After watching the Odum Homecoming Parade, attendees enjoy various festival attractions,
including homemade treats. For details
call Odum City Hall at 586-2211.
Later in October, the city of Jesup offers
a wide variety of activities at the Arch Fest.
The festival celebrates the beauty and vitality of the downtown area. It is named
for the Jesup Arch, whose current location
is at the end of West Walnut Street. Call
Jesup City Hall at 427-1313 for more information.
Fireworks
The city of Screven hosts a fireworks
show for Independence Day at Grace
Community Center, usually in conjunction with vendor booths and other attractions.
Rural-themed events
The Jesup Jaycees present the Jaycee
Fair, featuring rides, games, exhibits,
treats and shows, at the Jesup Jaycee
Fairgrounds each fall.
The Southeastern Puller's Association
typically puts on spring and fall truck and
tractor pulls at the fairgrounds, and a
"mud boggin'" takes place at Bill Morris
Park in conjunction with the Arch Fest
each October.
Movies
Current major motion pictures are
shown at the Jesup Drive-In Theater, a
two-screen drive-in located on the Savannah Highway. Call 427-7254 for movie
information. ◆
and
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INDIVIDUAL
RIDING LESSONS
English & Western
(After school pick up available)
Certified Riding Teacher
HORSES BOARDED & TRAINED
Birthday Parties • Day Camps
Call Patricia Garbutt
912-427-2262 or 912-269-1809
Hwy. 341 South
(4 Miles South of Jesup)
W AYNE
COUNTY’S
FAVORITE
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Mary’s Bow-K
147 W. Cherry St., Jesup • 427-6828 • www.marysbowk.com
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WAYNE COUNTY LIVING • EDUCATION
Wayne County School System Directory
Screven Elementary......................579-2261
414 School St., Screven
(prekindergarten through fifth grade)
Principal, Shawn Yeomans
Martha Rawls Smith Elementary...............427-1044
710 W. Pine St., Jesup
(kindergarten through fifth grade)
Principal, Dr. Brian Simon
Odum Elementary ......................586-2225
322 Walter St., Odum
(prekindergarten through fifth grade)
Principal, Gena Ierardi
Arthur Williams Middle School ..............427-1025
1175 Hwy. 301 South, Jesup
(sixth through eighth grades)
Principal, Dr. Reggie Burgess
James E. Bacon Elementary.............427-1077
1425 W. Orange St., Jesup
(kindergarten through fifth grade)
Principal, Kathy Carter
Martha Puckett Middle School ..............427-1061
475 Durrence Road, Jesup
(sixth through eighth grades)
Principal, Dr. Pam Shuman
Jesup Elementary .......................427-1033
825 U.S. Hwy. 301 S., Jesup
(kindergarten through fifth grade)
Principal, Dr. Mark Priester
Wayne County High School ..................427-1088
One Jacket Drive, Jesup
(ninth through 12th grades)
Principal, Bo Adams
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AUTO & CAMPER SALES
2849 Savannah Highway • Jesup, GA • (912) 427-8880
www.rrautosalesinc.com • www.rrcampersales.com
Give thanks unto the Lord for He is Good; His mercy endureth forever. Psalms 118:1
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EDUCATION
• WAYNE COUNTY LIVING
New-Student Information
Families relocating in Wayne County
should visit the school that their child is
zoned for. To find out which school your
physical address is zoned for you can contact the Wayne County Board of Education at 427-1000 year-round. Parent/
guardian of transfer students must fill out
a Records Request that provides the name
and address of the previous school with
written consent for student-record transfer.
Parents or guardians wishing to enroll
their children in school must provide their
child’s state-issued birth certificate, Social
Security Card or waiver, Georgia imunization record and proof of residency. Acceptable proofs of residency are a rental
agreement (with a current rent receipt),
property-tax statement or home-ownership
title (property deed, warranty deed or security deed) or a current utility bill (gas,
electric, water, land-line phone or cable).
Proofs must include the name and physical
address of the parent/guardian.
Pre-K students must be 4 years old, kindergarten students must be 5 years old, and
first-grade students must be 6 years old on
or before Sept. 1. ◆
Adult Education Opportunity
G.E.D. Tests
G.E.D. (General Educational Development) Tests are computer-based and administered at Coastal Pines Technical College through Pearson View. To assist with
preparation for the G.E.D. tests, candidates are advised to take free classes from
the Adult Education Program. For more
information about the classes call 4275822. The fee for all four content areas of
the G.E.D. test is $160 ($40 per content
area). Some scholarships are available.
For information about testing, call 4271600.
Coastal Pines Technical College
Coastal Pine Technical College, Altamaha
Technical College and Okefenokee Technical College merged, is the 16th largest technical college in Georgia. Coastal
Pines serves 13 counties, including Wayne
County. The college provides technical
programs for gainful employment or to
continue ones education for an advanced
degree. Day and evening classes provide
more opportunities for working adults to
attend Coastal Pines Technical College.
The College offers 16 Associate of Applied Science Degrees, 32 Diplomas and
83 Technical Certificates of Credit in the
following occupational and career areas to
include:
• Accounting
• Air Conditioning Technology
• Automotive Technology
• Automotive Collision Repair
• Business Administrative Technology
• Computer Information Systems
• Cosmetology
• Criminal Justice
• Comercial Truck Driving
• Culinary Arts
• Diesel Equipment Technology
• Drafting
• Early Childhood Care and Education
• Electrical Lineworker
• Electronics and Telecommunications
• Electrical Construction and Maintenance
Programs
• Environmental Horticulture
• Forestry Technology
• Health Care Assistant
• General Education (transfer courses to
universities)
• Industrial Systems Technology
• Mechanical Engineering Technology
• Machine Tool Technology
• Marketing Management
• Medical Assisting
• Medical Laboratory Technology
• Naval Apprenticeship Programs
• Neuromuscular Massage Therapy
• Paralegal Fundamentals
• Paramedic Technology
• Practical Nursing and Related Programs
• Respiratory Care Technology
• Railroad Technology
• Radiologic Technology
• Surgical Technology
• Welding and Joining Technology
• AAS-Technical Studies
Visit www.coastalpines.edu for further information. ◆
Your Home Town Vet…
Hall’s Storage &
Propane Refills & RV Tanks
www.nehemiahenterprises.com
1985 Lanesbridge Road • Jesup, GA 31545
(Across from Satilla EMC)
912-588-9669
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.-Mon.-Tue., Thur. Fri.
8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon-Wed. & Sat.
AFTER HOURS EMERGENCIES:
CALL 427-3212 FOR CONTACT INFORMATION
…is it time for a visit?
Wolfe Animal Hospital, P.C.
DR. CLINT L. HALL, JR. • DR. DAVID W. BARWICK
755 W. Cherry St., Jesup, GA • Phone (912)427-3212
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MISCELLANEOUS EDUCATION
Left: Solid Rock Christian Academy is
Wayne County’s only church school for
elementary school and middle school
students.
Prekindergarten programs
A state-funded prekindergarten program
offered through the Wayne County school
system helps ensure that 4-year-olds have the
chance to be ready for school. Classes are offered at Jesup, Odum and Screven elementary schools. Enrollment in this voluntary
program is open to the general public on a
first-come, first-served basis. The current
number of classes offers places for about 286
students.
Parents of children 3-4 (3 by September 1)
may apply for enrollment in Head Start but
must meet certain income criteria. Slots exist for 102 children; beyond that number,
children are placed on a waiting list. Wayne
County Head Start is located at 724 N.
Fourth St. in Jesup.
Two local church programs offer other preschool opportunities—First School at Jesup
First Baptist Church, offering 60 slots to
children ages 2-4, and School of Discovery
at Jesup First United Methodist Church, offering 60 slots—and by some local day-care
programs.
The Learning Place offers curriculum and
52 slots to children ages 6 weeks to 13 years.
It is located on the site of Gilead Ministry
Center. It offers a quality-rated program for
6 weeks to toddlers, a preschool program for
ages 4-5 and an after-school tutorial program
called “The Cove” for ages 6-13.
Solid Rock Christian Academy
Solid Rock Christian Academy offers class-
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es from preschool through the eighth grade
and is located at Unity Church of God,
1580 Sunset Blvd. Students participate in
a learning curriculum, fine arts, weekly chapel services and community-service projects.
SRCA maintains a student-teacher ratio
of 12:1. Parental involvement is valued. Enrollment is limited.
For more information, visit SRCA online
at www.srcajesup.org or call 424-8316.
Wayne County Library
The Wayne County Library opened at
its present location on Sunset Boulevard
near the old Wayne County High School
in 1988. Library patrons can enjoy a large
selection of adult and children’s books, including fiction and nonfiction, as well as
on-line magazines, newspapers, videos,
audio books, and services such as faxing
and notarization. The circulation system
is fully automated.
The Summer Reading Program, a nineweek program of summer activities with
available online activities, is among the
many special library programs geared toward children.
The library also offers Story Time for all
ages every Wednesday (except during the
Summer Reading Program) from 10:30
a.m. to 11 a.m.
Other services include a photocopy machine (which provides photocopies at
15 cents a copy), a Microfilm reader and
printer, a Kodak Carousel slide projector
(available on loan to clubs and organizations), a genealogy collection and a community room (available to nonprofit organizations at no charge if reserved in advance).
The library’s newest service is Internet access to the public on more than 20 public
computers, as well as a free Wi-Fi (Wireless) Internet service.
Visit the library online at waynecountylibrary.wordpress.com.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the
Altamaha Area
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Altamaha
Area offers a wide variety of constructive activities to youth after school and during the
summer.
Club activities for members include crafts,
board games, music, movies, books, computers and other fun events.
The registration fee is $25 per year. The
After School and the Summer Camp dues
depend on the family size. An example for
the After School program rate is: 1st child is
$30, 2nd child is $15 and the 3rd child is $15.
During the Summer Camp, the rate is as
follows: $50 for the 1st child, $20 for the 2nd
child, and $20 for the 3rd child. Both After
School and Summer Camp program dues
are weekly fees and are based on number of
children of the same household.
During the After School Program, the program dues include a snack and dinner for
each child. The club also provides transportation for all registered youth from school to
the club. We also offer tutoring for any youth
that may be in need of a little extra help. The
After School hours are 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Summer Program dues include breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner for each youth.
It offers a variety of field trips to various local
and area recreational sites during the week
of our “Summer Camp.” The summer camp
is offered from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday. Summer Camp field
trips are an additional cost separate from the
weekly program dues.
Some local businesses and/or individuals in the community are generous enough
to donate funds to provide scholarships for
eligible youth to offset the cost of their program dues.
Scholarships are based on parent/guardian
monthly/yearly income.
If you are interested in your youth attending, stop by and pick up a registration packet.
The club is located at 550 E. Orange St.
in Jesup, in the former Jesup Elementary
School gym and campus.
It is operated by professional staff members
and trained volunteers and is supported by
grants and community donations. For more
information about the club, call 559-2133. ◆
EDUCATION
• WAYNE COUNTY LIVING
GARDENING TEACHES
VIRTUE OF PATIENCE
Gardening requires patience and consistency--and both qualities are best learned
from an early age.
And at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the
Altamaha Area community garden, the
youth are doing just that.
The local Boys & Girls Club has taken
over what once was the Jesup Community
Garden and made it the club's own. The
club has partnered with the city of Jesup
to promote and produce the garden. Together, they have been educating children
of all ages within the club how to grow
food from seed to market.
Agricultural classes are offered weekly
and led by junior counselors within the
club. During each class, all age groups are
able to plant seeds, learn about the growth
process and help harvest what they have
sown. Students are also taught the business of selling produce at the Wayne
County Farmers Market with some of
their harvest.
In addition to selling at the farmers
market, the club's youth are able to share
a meal with their club leaders during a
sit-down dinner and take home produce
to share with their families. The front
office even has a "mini-market" where
parents can buy what their children have
grown.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Altamaha Area is located at 550 E. Orange
St. in Jesup. For more information or to Above: The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Altamaha
Area has taken over the Jesup Community Garget your child involved, call the office at den. In back, former junior counselor Davis Ogden teaches his group about gardening.
559-2133. ◆
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• Pinewood is GAC and SAIS/SACS accredited
• PSAT and SAT scores are consistently above state and
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• Low student/teacher ratio - Lower School (1 to 14);
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• 100% college acceptance rate for the Class of 2014, 2015, and 2016
• Dual Enrollment - Move On When Ready partners with EGSC, GSU, and OTC
• Lowest tuition of GISA AAA schools
• Six bus routes offered
• Early morning drop-off / after school care available
• Tuition Reduction available with the Learning to Serve Scholarship
Extracurricular Activities
• Athletic Programs offered include: Football, Cheerleading, Softball, Cross
Country, Target Sports, Basketball, Wrestling, Baseball, Golf, Tennis and Track
• Since 2001, Patriot Athletics have earned 37 Region Championships, 15 State
Championships, and 4 FCC National Championships
• Softball team are the 2014 & 2015 State AAA Champions
• Liberal Arts programs offered: drama, chorus and literary
Pinewood Christian Academy
1 Buck Cravey Drive
Post Office Box 7
Bellville, Georgia 30414
(912) 739-1272
Spiritual
• Family Atmosphere
• Chapel services held
once a week
• Bible classes required
in Lower School and Upper School
• Christian principles taught daily through
morning devotionals and prayer
Please visit us at www.pinewoodchristian.org or call the school to schedule a tour.
Pinewood Christian Academy does not discriminate in any manner on the basis or race, color, gender, age, or religion, in its educational programs or activities.
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WAYNE COUNTY LIVING • EDUCATION
VIDALIA ONIONS ARE
WAYNE RESOURCE
"Vidalia onions truly are a treasure for Wayne County," says
Mark Frye, the coordinator of
Wayne County's University of
Georgia Extension Service office.
Though not all of the Vidalia onions produced in Wayne County
are grown by Wayne County farmers, they still have a tremendous
economic impact, according to
Frye.
In 2015 there were more a thousand acres of Vidalia onions grown
in Wayne County, with a farm gate
value of more than $16 million.
For Wayne County farmers that
grow Vidalia onions themselves
or those that lease their land to
farmers from neighboring counties, this crop can provide cash
flow through the winter months.
Because Vidalia onions are planted in November and harvested in
April, the fields still have time for
a normal summertime crop.
For more information about Vidalia onions in Wayne County,
contact Frye at 427-5955 or visit
www.ugaextension.org/countyoffices/wayne. ◆
Right: Maxine and son Dennis Prusinsky own Maxine’s Country Kitchen in
Odum. Here, they sell Vidalia onions
that are grown in Wayne County.
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Wayne County Farmers Market market
manager Debbie Pye says, "We're loaded
down with local specialties."
The farmers market, which opened in
June of 2015, has a rich variety of goods
from local farmers. The bounty includes
fresh fruit and veggies, farm-fresh eggs,
baked goods and artisan breads, cakes,
raw cow's and goat's milk, cheeses, homeade soaps, canned goods, and even
wild Georgia shrimp whenever they are in
season.
The market was originally opened in 1956
and funded by the state of Georgia. It was
eventually closed and all but abandoned
until a couple of years ago, when key mem-
bers of the community rallied to get the market back
on its feet again. Since the
reopening last June, the
farmers market has been
working toward becoming
a complete food destination
for a community that needs
its resources.
The market is also available to serve as a venue for family reunions, business functions, weddings and birthdays, making it an ideal weekend gathering place.
The Wayne County Farmers Market is open Friday from 1
p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more
information, contact Debbie Pye at 256-2332 or visit the website
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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
A.A.R.P meets every fourth MonA.A.R.P.
day at 11:30 a.m. at Western Sizzlin.
Contact Ernest Larson, president, at
427-7210.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets every
Monday from 6-7 p.m. in the social
hall at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
located at 745 S. Palm St. Contact
Elaine P. at 530-6401.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets every
evening from 8-9 p.m. at 837 East
Pine St.
Al-Anon meets every Monday and
Thursday night from 8-9 p.m. at St.
Paul’s Episcopal Church located at
745 S. Palm St.
Altamaha Chapter of the Daughters
of the American Revolution meets
every first Tuesday (September
through May only) at 3:45 p.m. at the
Jesup Train Depot. Call Sara Reynolds at 427-4890.
Altamaha Chapter of the Sons of the
American Revolution meets quarterly. For meeting information call
Jason Deal, President, at 579-6521 or
R.M. Beaver at 427-7362.
Altamaha Woman’s Club meets on
the third Monday of the months
September-May at 6 p.m. at the train
depot. Contact Valerie Hall at 2947162.
Altamaha Wildlife Association meets
periodically. For meeting information call Chad Swanson, president,
at 256-2745 or Mark Reddish, vice
president, at 424-1588.
American Cancer Society. Call Ebonie Cohens at (912) 265-7117 or toll
free 1-866-227-0797.
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American Legion Post #311 meets every first Tuesday at 7 p.m. Contact
Kevin Smiley at 207-6964.
American Legion Post #311 Auxiliary
meets every first Tuesday at 445 N.
West Broad St. at 7 p.m. Contact Nancy Grooms at 294-3016.
American Red Cross. Contact Kathie
Perkins, emergency service program
specialist, at 265-1695.
Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)
meets every second Monday at 7:00
p.m. at the Jesup Presbyterian Church.
For more information, call 586-6198.
Boy Scouts meet Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
at Epworth United Methodist Church.
Contact Bob Nash at 586-2049.
CARE (Comprehensive AIDS Resource Encounter) Inc. Board of
Directors meets the fourth Tuesday of
each month at 5:30 p.m. at 142 S. Brunswick St., Suite B. Contact Jeff Johnson
at 530-8078.
Care Net Pregnancy Center, located at
212 S. First St. Suite 6 in Jesup. Hours
are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
Free pregnancy tests, limited ultrasounds and limited STD testing and
treatment available. Call 588-0010.
Concerted Services Inc. is open Monday–Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
with meetings daily from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. at 409 S. Third St. Call 427-7798.
Cub Scouts meet Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at
Epworth United Methodist Church.
Contact Bob Nash at 586-2049.
Dogwood Garden Club meets every
second Thursday at 3:30 p.m. from
September to May at the train depot.
Contact Geneva Nichols at 427-7081.
Elks Lodge #2133 meets every first
and third Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at
the Elks Lodge. Contact DeLane
Crawford at 427-3339.
Exchange Club meets every
Wednesday at Sybil’s at noon. President is Joy Courson. Contact Antonia Harris at 294-5277.
First Baptist Church X.Y.Z. meets
every second Thursday at noon
except during summer months. A
meal is provided. Call the church
office at 427-4239.
Girl Scouts meet every second and
fourth Monday at 6:00 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church.
Contact Sherry NeSmith at 4276245.
Good Samaritan Center, located at
395 S.West Broad St. Hours are 1-3
p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and
Fridays for food. Call 427-9515.
Good Samaritan Thrift Shop.
Hours are 8 a.m. to noon on the first
Saturday of the month. Contact Diane Cole at 294-0390.
Habitat for Humanity. For information on volunteering or donating to
the cause, contact the Rev. Johnny
Mathis at 256-4181.
Jesup Chapter #70 Royal Arch
Masons meets every second Monday at 8 p.m. Contact Michael
Smart at 876-7375.
Jesup Garden Club meets every
third Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. It
does not meet in the summer. Call
Diana Malone, president, at 3852747 or by email at [email protected]
hotmail.com.
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Jesup Jaycees meet first and third
Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Jaycee Hut.
Contact John Westberry at 294-6191.
Tuesday evening from 6-7 p.m. at The
Jesup Train Depot, located at 176 NW
Broad St.
6 p.m. Visit the group online at www.
wcacartists.com. Contact Laura
Gregory, president, at 530-6656.
Jesup Lodge #112 F & AM meets every first and third Monday at 8 p.m.
at 865 W. Orange St.
Pine Forest Country Club Board of
Directors meets every third Thursday
of the month at 7 p.m. at the Country
Club. Call Liz Burch 427-4625.
Wayne County Christian Ministerial Association meets September
through May every first Wednesday at noon at Sybil’s. Contact Tim
Horne, president, at 294-4104.
Junior Service League meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.
for dinner and 7 p.m. for the meeting
at Pine Forest Country Club. Contact Mary Katelyn Williams at 2560999 or Kelli Lamb at 294-4724.
Kiwanis Club meets Fridays at noon at
Sybil’s. Call Kathy Harrell at 427-9496.
Leadership Wayne. Call co-chairs Cora
Wujceak or Donnie Ray at 427-2028.
Lily Garden Club meets every second
Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Screven
Recreation Department. Contact
Willie Burch at 579-6620.
NAACP executive meetings are held
at 6 p.m. and regular meetings are
held at 7 p.m. every second Monday.
All meetings are held at Hall-Richardson Recreation Center on Fourth
Street in Jesup. Call Thomas Fuller
at 579-2205.
Narcotics Anonymous meets every
evening from 8-9 p.m. at 833 East
Pine St.
Odum Garden Club meets August
through May every third Thursday at
noon p.m. at the Odum Recreation
Center. Call Mary Ogden at 586-6125.
Order of Eastern Star meets the third
Thursday of every month except during December at the Mason’s Lodge.
Call Judy Beaver at 294-1328.
Overeaters Anonymous meets every
Rotary Club meets Thursdays at 11:45
at Sybil’s. Call Sheila Stevens, President, at 202-5562.
Ruby Riggins Garden Club meets every third Tuesday between September
and May at 3:30 p.m. Call Linda Shaw,
president, at 424-9638.
Shrine Club meets every second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Shrine Club.
Call John Johnson at 294-4603.
United Daughters of the Confederacy meets the third Wednesday of
the month, except summer months, at
noon at Captain Joe’s Seafood. Call
Lenell Burch at 427-8373.
VFW Post #4583 meets every second
Monday, 7 p.m. at the VFW Lodge,
436 W. Project St. Contact Dan Jenkin
at 492-0126 or Jim Poindexter at 2945373.
Wayne County 4-H Club meets
monthly in school. Contact Bill
Hammond, 4-H agent, or Donna
Harris, 4-H associate, at 427-5955.
Wayne County Farm Bureau. Call
Wanda Daniels at 427-9312.
Wayne County Historical Society
meets every second Thursday Sept.
through May at 7 p.m. at Sybil’s with
dinner at 6 p.m. Contact Janet Royal
at 579-6682.
Wayne County Lions Club meets every
second and fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. at
Sybil’s. Call Chris Griffis at 202-6265.
Wayne County Retired Educators
Association meets the every third
Monday (September through May
only). Meetings begin at 10:30 a.m. at
Western Sizzlin. Call Debra Fenn at
294-0567.
VFW Post #4583 Auxiliary meets every
third Saturday at 10 a.m. at the VFW
Lodge, 436 W. Project St. Call Sadie
Jackson at 427-4682 or 427-3838.
Wayne County Young Farmers.
Contact Reggie Beasley at 427-1096
(ext. 425)
Wayne Emergency Management
Agency Amateur Radio Club meets
the third Monday of every month at 7
p.m. at the emergency operation center,
155 N. Wayne St. Visit www.wemaarc.
com or call Jim Cote at 427-5989.
Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary
Thrift Shop, located at 499 S. West
Broad St. Hours are from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and
Fridays. Call 427-3781. For drop-offs
on closed days, call 427-3022.
Wayne County Arts Council meets the
first Thursday of every month at the
House of Art at 261 S. Brunswick St. at
Wayne County Garden Club Council
meets five times per year. Contact
Geneva Nichols at 427-7081. ◆
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RECREATION
Wayne recreation department offers activities for all ages
The Wayne County Parks and Recreation Department is an asset not only for
local athletes but also for the community
as a whole.
The department is located at 244
Peachtree St. in Jesup, and is open from
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The office is closed for lunch from noon
to 1 p.m. The department also offers assistance through its website www.waynecountyrecreation.com. This site gives
more information on the sports and registration dates.
Activities
Winter activities include youth basketball, which begins in early January.
Youngsters ages 4-14 can register from
mid-November to early December. The
season begins in early January and ends in
late February.
Spring and summer activities include
youth T-ball, baseball and softball. Boys
and girls ages 3-17 can register in February
for baseball and girls softball. The softball
and baseball seasons begin in late March
and continues into June.
Youth track is also offered in the spring
months. Children 7-14 may register in
February as well.
Adult softball is also a spring-summer
sport; that season opens in mid-April and
ends in June.
The Babes Mighty Mites program,
directed by the recreation department,
is open to children in the 3- to 6-year-old
range. This instructional T-ball and coach
pitch league was founded by the late Babe
Davis. The Mighty Mites learn the basics
of baseball and softball throwing, catching and hitting. The program serves as a
feeder program for recreation department
leagues, which in turn help prepare children for school sports.
The summer swimming program for
youths ages 6-18 starts in May. The season
winds up in late July.
Swimming activities have been hampered in 2016 as the Cracker Williams pool
was closed for inspection. The county is in
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the process of determining whether to repair the pool, build a new one or take no
action.
Golf and tennis programs are offered for
children ages 7-18. Golf and tennis registration is held in May with the seasons beginning in June and running through July.
Fall activities include youth cheerleading, adult flag football, youth football
and soccer. Girls ages 4-12 can register
for cheerleading in early August and the
season begins in late September. Boys
and girls ages 5-12 can register for youth
football beginning in late August and the
football season begins in late September.
Youngsters interested in playing soccer
(ages 3-18) can register beginning in early
August and the season begins in late September.
Youth registration fees are $25. Tackle
football is $30.
With each season the recreation department offers a Buddy Ball event for youth 3
to 18. This program offers an opportunity
for children with disabilities to participate
in sports and other activities. The programs include soccer, baseball and basketball games and a fishing derby. For more
information call 427-5915.
Most of the action takes place at Bill
Morris Park on Sunset Boulevard.
The park has been transformed from
just a few baseball fields and one football
gridiron to include a multipurpose soccer
field, a 130-foot T-ball complex, a girls softball field, a three-field soccer complex and
a 10-acre recreational lake.
The Ben Park Complex has added a
four-field baseball-softball complex for
youths between the ages of 7 and 14. Bill
Morris also has a pond, a nature trail and
an asphalt walking track.
Arts and leisure
The WCRD also offers a wide variety of
art workshops and fitness classes through
its new Arts and Leisure Division. These
programs include but are not limited to
Right: Wayne County recreation swimmer
Natalie Hendrix gets set to dive in for her
race.
poetry, improv, aerobics, storytelling,
men's fitness, calligraphy, drawing, collage, ceramics, yoga, Zumba and much
more.
Monthly calendars are published in The
Press-Sentinel showcasing the lineup of
classes and workshops being offered each
month. A $3 donations per person per
class is welcome.
For more information on attending
or teaching a class call 427-5915 or visit
waynecountyrecreation.com.
Facilities
WCRD offers community centers
which include Hall-Richardson Community Center, Cracker Williams Recreation Center, Gardi Community Center,
Piney Grove Community Center, Mount
Pleasant Community Center, Jaycee Fair
Grounds Community Center, and three
pavilions at Lake Grace. The community
centers are available for the public to
rent for meetings and events.
For more information on cost and
availability call 427-5915.
Facility pictures are available at waynecountyrecreation.com.
Screven and Odum also offer community centers to rent. For more information
about the Odum and Screven community
centers call their respective city halls.
For Screven call 579-2211, and for
Odum, call 586-2211.◆
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PLENTY OF RECREATIONAL
ACTIVITIES FOR AREA YOUTH
In addition to Wayne County Recreation Department leagues, hunting and
fishing, Wayne County offers a wide variety of recreational activities. These activities include school sports, as well as
programs conducted by volunteers and
local businesses.
•Wayne County school sports
Wayne County’s middle schools, Martha
Puckett and Arthur Williams, offer baseball, cheerleading, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track, and boys and girls basketball to
sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students.
Wayne County High School offers nine
different sports at the varsity and junior
varsity levels. Kicking off the school year
are football, girls’ fast-pitch softball, competition cheerleading and cross country.
Basketball and swimming share the spotlight during the winter months and are
offered for both boys and girls. Spring
sports bring a bustle of activity, with base-
ball, soccer, tennis, golf, and track and field
teams all in action.
• WAYNE COUNTY LIVING
Left: Brad Ierardi pitches during the District
2 tournament in a midget all-star baseball
game.
Sunset Blvd., offers a variety of exercise
classes along with on-site day care. The
telephone number is 427-9220.
Anytime Fitness also opened this past
year at 348 S. First St. The telephone
number is 912-415-7049.
Several crossfit gyms have opened, including Jesup Advocare Kickboxing and
Fitness on Broad Street and Crossfit Jesup on Broad Street. Jesup Advocare can
be reached at 424-3901, and Crossfit Jesup
can be reached at 256-1438.
Through Christ Fit opened its doors
this year at 102 W. Walnut St. This is a
women-only personal-training studio. The
telephone number is 256-6801.
•Dance and gymnastics
•Martial arts
Corky Sikes’ world-renowned Shotokan
school, World Class Karate, has operated in Jesup since 1990. The school was
ranked No. 1 in the world in 2002, 2004,
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2012 by Sport
Karate International and has produced
scores of world champions. For more information call 427-0435.
Jesup Judo teaches Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at
Wayne Family Fitness. For more information call 427-9220.
•Aerobics
For a general workout, Velocity Health
and Fitness offers multiple aerobics classes, as well as a wide variety of other services. For more information call 427-3637.
Wayne Family Fitness, located at 180
Local residents interested in learning
how to dance, twirl or tumble have five
Jesup schools from which to choose. Serving a wide variety of ages are Angelique’s
Studio of Performing Arts; Gina’s Academy of Dance, Baton and Acrobatics;
Young Attitudes Dance Center; Leaps
and Bounds Gymnastics; and Called To
The Dance Floor, which uses the facilities
of Jesup Church of God’s fellowship hall.
•Boys & Girls Clubs of the
Altamaha Area
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Altamaha
Area offers a variety of recreational activities. In addition to summer and afterschool events, the club offers sporting and
dance opportunities. For more information call 588-0022. ◆
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JAYCEE LANDING OFFERS
ACCESS TO PAST AND FUTURE
From fishing tournaments and paddle
and kayak events, to a bike ride through
the agricultural area of the county, Wayne
County has been inviting others to see and
enjoy the great outdoors for years.
With a 14,000-square-mile drainage basin and 137 miles of riverway, the Altamaha
River is one of the larger rivers on the Atlantic Ocean and one of the major reasons
many visitors come to Wayne County.
Working with a local group, the Carl Vinson Institute of the University of Georgia
is studying ways to introduce more people
to the river and its adjacent swamps and
historical sites.
With an upsurge of ecotourism, the possibility of attracting more people to enjoy
the Altamaha is the central focus of the
study.
Possible developments include overnight
accommodations on the bluff at Jaycee
Landing, a fishing ramp at the landing,
a hiking trail from the landing along the
river with access to a large sandbar, and
access to the site of Doctortown and the
bluff area where Confederate soldiers defeated Sherman’s troop during the U.S.
Civil War.
An interpretation center might recall the
glory days of logging rafts along the river
and the sawmill at Doctortown. Another
might acquaint visitors with the ecology of
the floodplain along the river, while another might recall the Battle of Doctortown.
The centers might include a look at the
timber industry from early logging days
to the nano-cellulose products of Rayonier
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Above: Boating, kayaking and canoeing,
fishing, hunting, bird watching, nature
studies, historical and archaeological sites,
areas set aside by the Nature Conservancy—all these and more already attract
people to the river. New accommodations,
accesses and venues are being planned to
make the Altamaha an even more valuable
natural resource.
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Some envision offering several days of
river travel with convenient overnight
sites, such as Jaycee Landing, that could
make the Altamaha the Appalachian Trail
of rivers. ◆
Pastor Calvin and Sister Sonya Anderson
Worship Services 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Sunday Morning Bible Study 9:45 a.m.
Family Training Hour Wednesday 7 p.m
Transportation available, call church for arrangements.
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• WAYNE COUNTY LIVING
IT’S TIME TO
WET A HOOK
When the weather and fishing conditions are right, the waters of Wayne County teem with aquatic life, and area anglers
are regular visitors to the vast opportunities for fishing in the
county.
Catfish tourney
The most popular fishing event in the community is the
Wayne County Catfish Tournament held the first weekend in
June. The tournament featured a $7,500 first-place payout this
past year and averages a $14,000 total pot. The Wayne County
Grand Slam is held the third weekend in August. Fishermen
in the Grand Slam must catch three out of five species of fish to
be eligible for a $3,000 first-place prize along with other cash
prizes. Several other fishing tournaments are held along the
river which brings in fishermen of all descriptions to the banks
of the Altamaha.
The Altamaha River is the largest waterway in the Southeast and the second largest undammed river east of the Mississippi. A 71-mile stretch of the mighty brown river encompasses
Wayne County's border to the north and east. The Altamaha
has been called one of the "75 last great places in the world" by
the Nature Conservancy, and it is a great natural attraction for
nature lovers and fishermen alike. Bluegill, largemouth bass,
catfish, shellcracker, striper, white perch, redbreast and warmouth thrive in the river's waters and provide plenty of variety
for area anglers.
Carl Sawyer of Screven landed the state-record flathead
catfish in June 2006 in the Altamaha River. He caught the flathead on a rod and reel, and the fish weighed 83 pounds. The
previous record was 67.8 pounds set in 2000. This fish can be
seen at the Wayne County Heritage Center.
Lake Lindsay Grace is a great fishing asset to the area.
Wayne County and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources have implemented regulation changes to increase the
trophy bass size in Lake Grace. Slot limits on Lake Grace will
allow bass to grow in size, increasing the opportunity for a
state-record fish to be caught. At Lake Grace, fishermen can
also catch catfish, gar, white perch and redbreast.
Improved boat ramps
There are no federal, state or county parks connected with
the Altamaha River in the county, but there are several public
and private boat ramps and campsites. Several of the creeks
that branch off from the main part of the river are privately
owned or restricted to hunting club members.
Fishermen have great access to the Altamaha as Jesup boasts
the best landing on the river at Jaycee Landing, the site of a Go
Fish Georgia project. Improvements include 150 feet of floating
boat ramps and an improved lagoon for unloading and loading
Above: Tiff Thompson, right, and Allen Rushing pulled in a total of more than
85 pounds of catfish to win the 2016 Wayne County Catfish Tournament.
boats. A bait and tackle store operates daily at the landing. Jaycee
Landing is located off Hwy. 301 near the Wayne-Long county line.
On the south side near Glynn County is the historic Williamsburg
Landing. The landing can be accessed from Howard Road in Mount
Pleasant or from Akin Road. Paradise Park, a private landing on the
Penholloway Creek, is located off River Road near Gardi. Near Hwy.
169 going toward Tattnall County is Upper Wayne County Landing.
The county maintains a nature trail at Upper County. Off Hwy. 169
out from Madray Springs is Oglethorpe Bluff, also known as Pig
Farm Landing. Also, Johnson's Station Landing, located under the
bridge at Hwy. 84 on the Long County side of the Altamaha River,
has been open since spring of 2002.
DNR
Rangers from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources'
Wildlife Resources Division patrol Wayne County. Wayne County's
own Mark Williams continues as the DNR commissioner. They
will determine whether fishing licenses are current and whether legal
equipment is being used.
They also make sure there
is no boating under the influence of alcohol.
The officer in charge for
Wayne County is Sgt. Damon Winters. Those who
need DNR assistance may
call him at 912-264-7237.
Also available are Bobby
White and Randy Aspinwall. ◆
Right: After a four-year
wait, DNR Commissioner
Mark Williams received a
tag to hunt an alligator
in Georgia. He took this
10-foot, 2-inch alligator in
McIntosh County with the
help of Gary Frye of Happy
Acres Expedition.
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TAKING
AIM ON
HUNTING
Wayne County has a long tradition of
avid outdoorsmen, and the area's hunting
heritage is both a point of pride for locals
and a draw for many visitors.
While the rich woodlands, which includes Wayne County, teem with a variety
of game ranging from alligators and bears
to marsh hens and squirrels, opening day
for the firearms deer-hunting season is
easily one of the most anticipated events
for area outdoorsmen. This year, opening
day is Oct. 22.
The Georgia Department of Natural
Resources' Wildlife Resources Division
(WRD) enforces game laws that are set by
the state legislature, and for deer season,
these laws specify that a season total of
12 deer may be harvested per person per
season. The WRD further outlines that 10
of the 12 deer must be antlerless and no
more than two may be antlered. One of the
two antlered deer must have at least four
points, 1 inch or longer, on one side of the
antlers.
New this year for deer hunters is the requirement to provide a harvest record. All
harvest records must be reported within
72 hours online through Georgia Game
Check (www.gooutdoorsgeorgia.com) or
by calling 1-800-366-2661. A confirmation number will be provided with each
report.
Hunters will be reporting a harvest date
and the county where the animal was taken. This information will be used to aid
hunters, managers, conservation rangers
and biologists.
For hunters unwilling to wait until the
Oct. 22 opening day for firearms, archery
and primitive-weapon seasons offer a
unique experience for outdoorsmen.
Archery season runs Sept. 10 through
Jan. 8, and primitive-weapon hunting is
allowed from Oct. 15 through Oct. 21.
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Hunter education class
Dog-hunting during deer season is also
permitted in Wayne County in areas north
of Hwy. 341, west of Beard's Bluff Road,
north of Hwy. 169 and southeast of Hwy.
84. Buck-only season is set for Oct. 2230, and either-sex season will be held Oct.
31-Jan. 8
Turkey season is also a much-anticipated
time of year for Wayne County hunters.
The season opens March 25 and closes
May 15. There is a statewide limit of three
gobblers per season.
Bear and alligator seasons offer local hunters the chance to bag big game
in their own backyards. The Southern
Bear Zone has expanded by two counties. Southern Bear Zone now consists of
Brantley, Charlton, Clinch, Echols, Lanier, Lowndes and Ware. Bear-season dates
in the southern zone include Sept. 29-Oct.
1, Oct. 6-Oct. 8 and Oct. 13-Oct. 15. There
is a limit of two bears per season. However, only one of the bears may be taken
in the southern zone.
For 'gator hunters, the swamps are the
No. 1 destination, and the season will be
longer starting this year. The season is
from sunset on Aug. 19 through sunrise
on Oct. 3. Gator-hunting permits are in
high demand and short supply, and a limit
The Flatwoods Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation sponsored
two hunter education classes at the Jesup
Police Department and at the Odum Skeet
Range. This has become an annual event
with this year’s turnout around 30 students. The event was supported by chapter
committee members, chapter high school
volunteers, DNR officers and hunter education instructors. This was a two-hour class
with students receiving their hunter education card after completing a test. The chapter also provided lunch and door prizes for
the participants.
of one harvest per permit is in effect. The
number of permits for Zone 7--which includes Wayne, Appling, Glynn, Long, McIntosh, Tattnall and Toombs counties--is
150 this year.
The deadline for permit applicants is July
31. More information for all quota hunts
can be found at www.gohuntgeorgia.com.
Georgia's dove season opens at noon on
Sept. 3, and the first season runs through
Sept. 18. This season is followed by seasons Oct. 8-Oct. 28 and Nov. 24-Jan. 15.
The daily limit for doves is 15 per day and
45 in possession.
Several small-game animals, such as
bobcats, crows, rabbits, foxes, opossums,
squirrels, grouses, quails and raccoons,
have seasons beginning in the fall and extending through Feb. 28.
Also, trapping season for minks, otters,
foxes, opossums, muskrats, skunks, bobcats and weasels is Dec. 1 to Feb. 28.
There is a designated bird-dog training
area near Richmond Hill.
Pen-raised quail and pigeons may be
released and harvested using shotguns
RECREATION
(No. 6 or smaller shot) while training, flushing, pointing and retrieving,
provided the trainer has proof of purchase of the pen-raised birds.
Before doing any kind of hunting, hunters must be aware of the
Georgia rules and regulations. Each
year the WRD publishes an updated
Hunting Seasons and Regulations
book, including changes made by the
state legislature. It lists each hunting
season, which counties lie in which
zone, outlines of each Wildlife Management Area, quota hunts and requirements expected of all hunters.
The Griffin Ridge WMA is located
in Long County off Hwy. 301; Little
Satilla is located off Hwy. 32 eight
miles from Patterson; Paulks Pasture
is located off Hwy. 341 eight miles
north of Brunswick; and to get to
Sansavilla, turn left at Mount Pleasant on Hwy. 341.
The Flatwoods Gobblers Chapter
of the National Wild Turkey Federation facilitates a youth hunter safety
course each year.
The 24-hour number to report
poachers is 1-800-241-4113. ◆
BIKE RIDES & RIVER RUNS
Routes are marked year-round for bicyclists to enjoy the scenic areas of Wayne and
adjoining counties. The routes are a part of
two sponsored rides held by the Wayne
County Board of Tourism.
The first ride—the Southern Pride Ag
Ride, or SPAR—is held the third Saturday
in March in conjunction with National Agricultural Awareness Week and is cosponsored by Wayne County Young Farmers
and the city of Screven. SPAR begins and
ends at the community house in Screven.
There are five routes of varying lengths
to choose from—23, 48, 62 or 106 miles or
the nine-mile family route. The routes take
riders through agricultural areas of Wayne
County and, in some cases, Appling County as well. Ride organizers will work with
individual riders to prepare a route of their
choice also. There is also a Friday pre-ride
available with SPAR.
The second ride—the Ride for the River—is held the Sunday following SPAR.
The routes parallel the Altamaha River and
go through Wayne County and a small portion of Appling County. Together, SPAR
and the Ride for the River make up Bike
PARKS
Beaver Creek RV Campground
Mossy Oaks RV Park & Camp
Complete hookups and pond, restrooms, shower and laundry facilities;
only a mile from the Altamaha River.
218 Beaver Creek Road, Jesup. 4277802 or 294-7802
Mossy Oaks RV Park and Campground gets its name from the massive live oak trees which grace the
park entrance. The campground has
33 full RV hookup spaces, a stocked
fishing pond, bath houses and coin
laundry. Daily, weekly and monthly
rental sites are offered. 1162 Whaley
Road, Jesup. 427-4452.
H&H ATV Ride Park
Drag racing, trail riding, swimming,
fishing, primitive camping, and mug
bogging sure to challenge and delight
any ATV enthusiast. Pets are welcome. Permanent rest rooms are available. Located at 875 Woods Bridge
Road off Hwy. 169.
Jaycee Landing
On the Altamaha River, ramp,
country store, bait and tackle, ice,
restrooms, picnic tables and shelter.
Fourteen full RV hookups, shower
house and bathrooms. U.S. 301 at
Jaycee Fairgrounds, Jesup. 588-9222.
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Ride Weekend.
If riding a bike along the river doesn’t give
you the time to enjoy the nature of the Alramaha River, then perhaps a canoe or a kayak
will. The Wayne County Board of Tourism
sponsors two paddles a year on the river.
The first paddle, held the second Saturday in April, is the Altamaha River Run.
Paddlers have their choice of two starting
points, each of which offers routes of two
different lengths. Paddlers can begin at
Paradise Park; an eight-mile route ends at
Wiliamsburg Landing, which is also the
site of the lunch break for a 16-mile route to
Altamaha Regional Park in Glynn County.
Alternately, paddlers can begin at Upper
County Landing; an 11-mile route ends at
Oglethorpe (Pig Farm) Landing, and the 16mile route continues on to Jaycee Landing.
The second paddle, the Fall Leaf Paddle,
is held the first Saturday in October. This
23-mile excursion starts at Carters Bight
Landing in Appling County and ends at
Upper County Landing in Wayne County.
More information about these events can
be found on the Tourism Board website at
www.waynetourism.com. ◆
WAYNE
COUNTY JAMS
Paradise Park
On the Altamaha River, ramp (fee)
and camping. Off U.S. 341 south of
Gardi. 357 Salem St., Jesup.
Pine Forest Country Club
Public 18-hole course with new pro
shop and restaurant. Beautiful landscaping and challenging course.
Hwy. 301 South, Jesup. 427-6505. ◆
Nell Sheffield tells stories of coon hunting with her
late husband, Paul Sheffield, while Wayne County
Tourism Board Chair Mike Lane listens. In 2016 the
Wayne County Coon Jam became known as the Paul
Sheffield Memorial Hunt. The Board of Tourism sponsors the Hog Jam in January and the Coon Jam in February. The two winter hunting competitions are part
of a schedule that also includes the Wayne County
Catfish Tournament in May and the Grand Slam fishing
tournament in August. ◆
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FAMILY CONNECTION STAYS CONNECTED
For the past 25 years Georgia Family
Connection, the only statewide network
of its kind in the country, has been totally
dedicated to the health and well-being of
families and communities, according to local coordinator Lana Wright.
A Family Connection collaborative can
be found in every one of the 159 counties
throughout the state of Georgia--each with
a commitment to improving conditions of
the children and families in its community,
Wright says.
In the first part of 2016, the Wayne County Family Connection Collaborative FY17
Strategic Plan was developed. Wayne
County Family Connection focused on
maintaining a close relationship with its
partners through supporting schools, civic
organizations and the community as a
whole.
"In part, one of our desired outcomes is to
improve school success through third- and
fifth-grade students' achieving Developing
Learner or above on Milestones English
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language arts (ELA) assessment," Wright
says.
"Young children who enter a classroom
each year are excited about gaining knowledge and experiences that is new to them,"
she says. "All children have needs such as
safety, food and health, affection, confidence, and the care that their families as
well as teachers can provide. However,
one of the most important life challenges is
learning to read."
Many children in Georgia are failing to
meet the basic standard for reading by the
end of third grade. That problem, Wright
says, can produce significant consequences
for all Georgians.
"The lack of reading skills can and will
result in struggles in school and possible
health issues," she says.
"Children who grow into adulthood with
the lack of proper reading skills struggle
to become productive adults" with "their
competitive capabilities to succeed in life"
severely inhibited, Wright says.
“The literacy gap in Georgia is [a] serious
threat to the well-being of our families and
children," she says. "Recognizing that this
pressing issue affects our state’s health,
safety and ability to prosper, Georgia Family Connection Partnership has launched
an initiative dedicated to developing and
implementing strategies that address this
key indicator.”
The Wayne County Family Connection
collaborative has a state commitment to
the following:
•Fostering relationships among local
community, business, education and government leaders.
•Bringing partners together to address
community system-level changes regarding chronic school absence, school environment, child safety and protection, and
family economic well-being.
The Wayne County Family Connection
collaborative meets the fourth Monday of
each month at 367 Bamboo St. in Jesup.
"Please come and join us," Wright says. ◆
FAMILY CONNECTION
RESOURCE DIRECTORY
We are pleased to present the Wayne
County Family Connection Resource Directory. This directory is a compact listing and
cross-reference of resource agencies that serve
Wayne County residents. The service agencies
are divided into categories and some agencies
appear in more than one category if they offer
services in different areas of need.
TO USE THIS DIRECTORY :
First look at the CATEGORY LISTING to
select an agency which offers the service you
need, then go to the CONTACT LISTING
and get the phone, address and email information to reach that agency. You may also like to
see more information such as details of service
description, hours of operation, and eligibility requirements of these agencies in the online edition
of the Family Connection Resource Directory at
www.waynehelp.com.
CATEGORY
LISTING
Alcohol/Drugs/Substance Abuse
AI-Anon
Altamaha I N.S. Baptist Assoc.
Bethesda House of Mercy
Bridges of Hope Trust
Coastal Counseling, LLC.
Cord of Three Counseling Services
Focus Healthcare of GA
FreeHart Center
Gateway Behavioral Health
John’s Place - Pineland CSB/CSU
Narcotics Anonymous
Wayne Counseling Center
Pineland Women’s SA Day Services
Saint Simons By The Sea
SeaSide Health Services
Support Groups-www. waynehelp.com
Teen Challenge of Middle Georgia
Fraser Counseling Center
Unity Church of God
Wayne Behavioral Health Services
Wayne County Family Connection
Child Abuse
Altamaha I N.S. Baptist Assoc.
Concerted Svcs/Magnolia House Shelter
Cord of Three Counseling Services
Fairhaven/ WC Protective Agency
Golden Isles Childrens Advocacy
Safe Harbor
Support Groups-www. waynehelp.com
Tri-County CASA-Court App. Sp. Adv.
Victim Assistance Program
Wayne Behavioral Health Services
WC.Dept.· Family & Children Services
Wayne Counseling Center
Wayne County Family Connection
Childcare
Childcare Resources and Referrals
Fairhaven/ WC Protective Agency
Methodist Home for Children & Youth
Parent to Parent of Georgia
Wayne Counseling Center r
UGA Coop. Ext. Svc Family/Cons. Science
UGA Cooperative Extension Service
WC.Dept.- Family & Children Services
Wayne County Head Start!Pre-K
Wayne Memorial Hospital Ed. Services
Children & Youth Services
Alee Temple Shriners • Medical Care
Altamaha I N.S. Baptist Assoc.
American Cancer Society
Boy Scouts of America
Boys & Girls Club of the Altamaha Area
Care Net Pregnancy Center
Child Support Services of Georgia
Coastal Counseling, LLC.
Coastal Pines Technical College
Comprehensive AIDS Resource Enc.
Concerted Svcs/Magnolia House
Shelter
Cord of Three Counseling .Services
Cub Scouting Program of BSA
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Fraser Counseling Center
Foster Parenting/ Tri-County CASA
Gateway Behavioral Health
Georgia Dept. of Juvenile Justice
GA Telecom. Equipment Distribution
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia
Guardian Ad Litem
Hospice of South Georgia, Inc.
Methodist Home for Children & Youth
Parent to Parent of Georgia
PeachCare for Kids
Safe Harbor
SeaSide Health Services
Speech, Hearing, and Rehabilitation Ent.
The Howard Center
Tri·County CASA·Court App. Sp. Adv.
UGA Coop. Ext. Svc Famil’y/Cons. Science
UGA Cooperative Extension Service
Wayne Behavioral Health Services
Wayne County 4-H
WC 4-H- FFA Livestock Show Team
Wayne County 4-H Archery Team
Wayne County 4-H BB Team
WC BOE- Special Ed. Parent Mentor
WC Dept. of Family & Children Services
Wayne County Exchange Club
Wayne County Family Connection
Wayne County Head Start/Pre-K
Wayne County Library
Wayne Memorial Hospital Ed. Services
Clothing
American Red Cross
Care Net Pregnancy Center
Coastal Pines Technical College
Donations- Family Connection
Fairhaven/ Wayne Co. Protective Agency
Love Center
The Good Samaritan Center
UGA Coop. Ext. Svc Family/Cons. Science
UGA Cooperative Extension Service
Unity Church of God
WC Dept.of Family & Children Services
Wayne County Family Connection
Counseling & Therapy Services
AI·Anon
Alzheimer’s Assoc. Reg Office
American Cancer Society
Bethesda House of Mercy
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Bridges of Hope Trust
Care Net Pregnancy Center
Care/South/Advantage Home Health
Coastal Counseling, LLC.
Coastal Pines Technical College
Comprehensive AIDS Resource Enc.
Concerted Svcs/Magnolia House Shelter
Consumer Credit Counseling Service.
Cord of Three Counseling Services
Fairhaven/ WC Protective Agency
Focus Healthcare of GA
Fraser Counseling Center
FreeHart Center
Gateway Behavioral Health
Golden Isles Childrens Advocacy Center
HOGARC Agency on Aging
Hospice of South Georgia, Inc.
Mental Health America
Methodist Home for Children & Youth
Narcotics Anonymous
Saint Simons By The Sea
Safe Harbor
SeaSide Health Services
Speech, Hearing, and Rehabilitation Ent.
Support Groups- www.waynehelp.com
Teen Challenge of Middle Georgia
Unity Church of God
Wayne Behavioral Health Services
Wayne County Family Connection
Wayne Memorial Hospital Ed. Services
Wayne Service Center
Wynn Care, LLC
Disabilities
Alee Temple Shriners- Medical Care
American Cancer Society
Bellone, Hearing Care Resources
Coastal Counseling, LLC.
Comprehensive AIDS Resource Encounter
Georgia Dept. of Labor I Voc. Rehab
Georgia Learning Resources
Goodwill of the Coastal Empire
HOGARC Agency on Aging
Hospice of South Georgia, Inc.
Parent to Parent of Georgia
Pineland Supported Employment
Speech, Hearing, and Rehab Ent.
Support Groups-www. waynehelp.com
UGA Cooperative Extension Service
Wayne Behavioral Health Services
WC BOE- Special Ed. Parent Mentor
WC Dept.of Family & Children Services
Wayne Counseling Center
Wayne County Family Connection
Wayne County Transit
Wayne Service Center
Wynn Care, LLC
Domestic Violence
Altamaha I N.S. Baptist Assoc.
Coastal Counseling, LLC.
Concerted Svcs/Magnolia House Shelter
Cord of Three Counseling Services
Elder Abuse Program
Fairhaven/ WC Protective Agency
Georgia Legal Services Program
Golden Isles Childrens Advocacy
Victim Assistance Program
Wayne Behavioral Health Services
Wayne Counseling Center
WC Dept.of Family & Children Services
Wayne County Family Connection
Education/Training
Adult Education
Alzheimer’s Assoc. Reg Office
American Cancer Society
American Red Cross
Boy Scouts of America
Boys & Girls Club
BraveHeart Teen Abstinence Program
Care Net Pregnancy Center
Coastal Counseling, LLC.
Coastal Pines Technical College
Comprehensive AIDS Resource Enc.
Concerted Services, Inc.
Concerted Svcs/Magnolia House Shelter
Consumer Credit Counseling Service
Cord of Three Counseling Services
Cub Scouting Program of BSA
Empowering Minds
Experience Works, Inc.
Fairhaven/ WC Protective Agency
Fraser Counseling Center
FreeHart Center
GED Instruction and Testing
Georgia Learning Resources
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia
Golden Isles Childrens Advocacy
HOGARC Agency on Aging
FAMILY CONNECTION
RESOURCE DIRECTORY
JCVision and Associates, Inc.
Jesup Fire Department
Job Training Unlimited
Mental Health America
Methodist Home for Children & Youth
PeachCare for Kids
Safe Harbor
SeaSide Health Services
Speech, Hearing, and Rehabilitation Ent.
Teen Challenge Emerging Leaders
Teen Challenge of Middle Georgia
Telamon Corporation
UGA Coop. Ext. Svc Family/Cons. Science
UGA Cooperative Extension Service
Wayne Behavioral Health Services
Wayne County 4-H
Wayne County 4-H Archery Team
Wayne County 4-H BB Team
Wayne County Board of Education
Wayne County BOE- School Health
WC BOE- Special Ed. Parent Mentor
WC Chamber of Commerce /IDA
Wayne County Family Connection
Wayne County Head Start/Pre-K
Wayne County Library
Wayne Memorial Hospital Ed. Service
Wellness Program for Seniors
Family Services
AI-Anon
American Cancer Society
Animal Refuge Foundation (ARF)
Boy Scouts of America
Boys & Girls Club
Care Net Pregnancy Center
Child Support Services
City of Jesup
Coastal Counseling, LLC.
Comprehensive AIDS Resource Enc.
Concerted Services, Inc.
Concerted Svcs/Magnolia House Shelter
Consumer Credit Counseling Service.
Cord of Three Counseling Services
Cub Scouting Program of BSA
Donations -Family Connection
Fairhaven/ WC Protective Agency
Foster Parenting-See Tri-County CASA
Fraser Counseling CenterFreeHart Center
GA Dept. of Comm. Affairs Rental Assist.
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia
Golden Isles Childrens Advocacy
HOG ARC Agency on Aging
JCVision and Associates, Inc.
Jesup Housing Authority
Methodist Home for Children & Youth
PeachCare for Kids
Saint Simons By The Sea
SeaSide Health Services
Social Security Administration
Speech, Hearing, and Rehabilitation Ent.
Support Groups- www.waynehelp.com
The Howard Center
Tri-County CASA-Court App. Sp. Adv.
UGA Coop. Ext. Svc Family/Cons. Science
UGA Cooperative Extension Service
Unity Church of God
Wayne Behavioral Health Services
Wayne Counseling Center
WC BOE- Special Ed. Parent Mentor
WC Dept.of Family & Children Services
Wayne County Family Connection
Wayne Memorial Hospital Ed. Services
WeiiCare of Georgia, Inc.
Women’s Health Medicaid
Wynn Care, LLC
Food
America’s Second Harvest
American Red Cross
Comprehensive AIDS Resource Encounter
Concerted Services, Inc.
Concerted Svcs/Magnolia House Shelter
Fairhaven/ WC Protective Agency
HOG ARC Agency on Aging
Love Center
Tabitha’s Place
Telamon Corporation
The Good Samaritan Center
UGA Coop. Ext. Svc Family/Cons. Science
UGA Cooperative Extension Service
Unity Church of God
WC Dept. of Family & Children Services
Wayne County Family Connection
Wayne County Health Department
Wynn Care LLC
Home Health & Nurse Services
Care/South/Advantage Home Health
Community Care Services Program
Concerted Services, Inc.
HOG ARC Agency on Aging
Hospice of South Georgia, Inc.
St. Joseph’s/Candler
Wayne County BOE- School Health
Wayne County Family Connection
WeiiCare of Georgia, Inc.
Wynn Care, LLC
Housing & Shelter
American Cancer Society
American Red Cross
Bridges of Hope Trust
Comprehensive AIDS Resource Enc.
Concerted Services, Inc.
Concerted Svcs/Magnolia House Shelter
Donations- Family Connection
Fairhaven/ WC Protective Agency
FreeHart Center
GA Dept. of Comm. Affairs Rental Assist.
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia
Jesup Housing Authority
Methodist Home for Children & Youth
Project Homeless Connect
Teen Challenge of Middle Georgia
Telamon Corporation
UGA Coop. Ext. Svc Family/Cons. Science
UGA Cooperative Extension Service
Wayne County Family Connection
Wayne Service Center
Wynn Care, LLC
ID & Licenses
Cities of Jesup. Odum, Screven
License- Gun Permit
License- Hunting, Fishing, Boating
License- Marriage
Social Security Administration
Voter Registration
Wayne County Administration
Wayne County Registrar
Job Assistance
Coastal Pines Technical College
Comprehensive AIDS Resource Enc.
Experience Works, Inc.
Fairhaven/ WC Protective Agency
FreeHart Center
Georgia Dept. of Labor I Voc. Rehab
Georgia Department. of Labor
Goodwill of the Coastal Empire
Job Training Unlimited
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Pineland Supported Employment
Pineland Women’s SA Day Svcs
Telamon Corporation
WC Chamber of Commerce /IDA
WC Dept. of Family & Children Services
Wayne Counseling Center
Wayne County Family Connection
Wayne Service Center
Legal Assistance
Child Support Services
Comprehensive AIDS Resource Enc.
Concerted Services, Inc.
Elderly Legal Assistance
Fairhaven/ WC Protective Agency
Foster Parenting-See Tri-County CASA
Georgia Legal Services
Golden Isles Childrens Advocacy
Guardian Ad Litem
HOGARC Agency on Aging
Safe Harbor
Tri-County CASA-Court App. Sp. Adv.
Victim Assistance Program
Wayne County Family Connection
Medical Services
Advanced Hearing & Balance Center
Alee Temple Shriners - Medical Care
American Cancer Society
Bellone, Hearing Care Resources
Emergency Medical Assistance
Coastal Counseling, LLC.
Concerted Services, Inc.
Golden Isles Childrens Advocacy
Hospice of South Georgia, Inc.
Jesup Lions Club
PeachCare for Kids
Wayne Behavioral Health Services
Wayne County BOE- School Health
WC BOE- Special Ed. Parent Mentor
WC Dept. of Family & Children Services
Wayne County Family Connection
Wayne County Health Department
Wayne County Transit
Wayne Memorial Hospital Ed. Services
WeiiCare of Georgia, Inc.
Women’s Health Medicaid
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Mental Health
Coastal Counseling, LLC.
Comprehensive AIDS Resource Enc.
Concerted Svcs/Magnolia House Shelter
Cord of Three Counseling Services
Fraser Counseling Center
Gateway Behavioral Health
Golden Isles Childrens Advocacy
HOGARC Agency on Aging
John’s Place- Pineland CSB/CSU
Mental Health America
Pineland Supported Employment
Pineland Women’s SA Day Services
Saint Simons By The Sea
SeaSide Health Services
Support Groups- www. waynehelp.com
The Howard Center
Wayne Behavioral Health Services
Wayne Counseling Center
Wayne County Family Connection
Wayne Service Center
Wynn Care, LLC
Multi-Cultural
American Cancer Society
Boy Scouts of America
Coastal Counseling, LLC.
Concerted Svcs/Magnolia House Shelter
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia
Golden Isles Childrens Advocacy
HOGARC Agency on Aging
Parent to Parent of Georgia
Telamon Corporation
UGA Cooperative Extension Service
Wayne County Family Connection
Wayne County Health Department
Wayne County Library
Pregnancy Support
Care Net Pregnancy Center
Coastal Counseling, LLC.
PeachCare for Kids
UGA Cooperative Extension Service
Wayne Behavioral Health Services
WC Dept. of Family & Children Services
Wayne Counseling Center
Wayne County Family Connection
Wayne County Health Department
Wayne Memorial Hospital Ed. Services
Senior Citizens
Advanced Hearing & Balance Center
Alzheimer’s Assoc. Reg Office
American Cancer Society
Bellone, Hearing Care Resources
Care/South/Advantage Home Health
Community Care Services Program
Concerted Services, Inc.
Elder Abuse Program
Elderly Legal Assistance
Experience Works, Inc.
Georgia Legal Services
GA Telecom. Equipment Distribution
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia
HOG ARC Agency on Aging
Hospice of South Georgia, Inc.
Speech, Hearing, and Rehabilitation Ent.
UGA Coop. Ext. Svc Family/Cons. Science
WC Dept. of Family & Children Services
Wayne Counseling Center
Wayne County Family Connection
Wayne County Library
Wayne County Transit
Wayne Memorial Hospital Ed. Services
Wellness Program for Seniors
Wynn Care, LLC
Teen & Young Adult Resources
Adult Education
AI-Anon
American Cancer Society
Boy Scouts of America
Boys & Girls Club
BraveHeart Teen Abstinence Program
Care Net Pregnancy Center
Coastal Counseling, LLC.
Comprehensive AIDS Resource Enc.
Cord of Three Counseling Services
GED Instruction and Testing
Georgia Department of Labor
GA Telecom. Equipment Distribution
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia
Golden Isles Childrens Advocacy
License- Hunting, Fishing, Boating
PeachCare for Kids
Saint Simons By The Sea
SeaSide Health Services
Support Groups- www.waynehelp.com
UGA Coop. Ext. SvcFamily/Cons. Science
FAMILY CONNECTION
RESOURCE DIRECTORY
UGA Cooperative Extension Service
Wayne Behavioral Health Services
WC BOE- Special Ed. Parent Mentor
Wayne Counseling Center
Wayne County Family Connection
Wayne County Health Department
Wayne County Library
Wayne Memorial Hospital Ed. Services
Transportation Services
Alee Temple Shriners - Medical Care
American Cancer Society
Coastal Counseling, LLC.
Comprehensive AIDS Resource Enc.
Concerted Svcs/Magnolia House Shelter
Fairhaven/ WC Protective Agency
HOGARC Agency on Aging
Telamon Corporation
WC Dept. of Family & Children Services
Wayne County Family Connection
Wayne County Transit
WeiiCare of Georgia, Inc.
United Way Agencies
American Cancer Society
American Red Cross
Boy Scouts of America
Boys & Girls Club
Coastal Counseling, LLC.
Comprehensive AIDS Resource Enc.
Concerted Services, Inc.
Concerted Svcs/Magnolia House Shelter
Consumer Credit Counseling Svc.
Cord of Three Counseling Services
Cub Scouting Program of BSA
Donations- Family Connection
Georgia Legal Services
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia
Golden Isles Childrens Advocacy
Hospice of South Georgia, Inc.
Parent to Parent of Georgia
Project Homeless Connect
Speech, Hearing, and Rehabilitation Ent.
The Good Samaritan Center
United Way of South Georgia
Wayne County Family Connection
Utilities
Cities of Jesup, Odum, Screven
Comprehensive AIDS Resource Enc.
Concerted Services, Inc.
Love Center
Telamon Corporation
WC Dept. of Family & Children Services
Wayne County Family Connection
Wynn Care, LLC
Veterans Services
American Legion Post 311
Comprehensive AIDS Resource Encounter
GA Telecom. Equipment Distribution
HOGARC Agency on Aging
License- Hunting, Fishing, Boating
Wayne Counseling Center
Wayne County Family Connection
Volunteer Opportunities
Adult Education
AI-Anon
Alzheimer’s Assoc. Reg Office
American Cancer Society
American Red Cross
Boy Scouts of America
Boys & Girls Club
BraveHeart Teen Abstinence Program
Care Net Pregnancy Center
Comprehensive AIDS Resource Enc.
Concerted Services, Inc.
Concerted Svcs/Magnolia House Shelter
Consumer Credit Counseling Service
Cord of Three Counseling Services
Cub Scouting Program of BSA
Donations- Family Connection
Fairhaven/ WC Protective Agency
FreeHart Center
GA Telecom . Equipment Distribution
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia
Golden Isles Childrens Advocacy
Guardian Ad Litem
HOG ARC Agency on Aging
Hospice of Soutlh Georgia, Inc.
Jesup Lions Club
Methodist Home for Children & Youth
Safe Harbor
SeaSide Health Services
Tabitha’s Place
Tri-County CASA-Court App. Sp. Adv.
UGA Coop. Ext. Svc Family/Cons. Science
UGA Cooperative Extension Service
Unity Church of God
Voter Registration
Wayne Counseling Center
Wayne County 4-H
WC 4-H · FFA Livestock Show Team
Wayne County 4-H Archery Team
Wayne County 4-H BB Team
WC BOE· Special Ed. Parent Mentor
WC Chamber of Commerce I IDA
Wayne County Family Connection
Wayne County Library
Wayne Memorial Hospital Ed. Services
Wynn Care, LLC
CONTACT
LISTING
Adult Education
1777 W. Cherry St.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 912.427.5822
Advanced Hearing & Balance Ctr.
3228 Shrine Rd.
Brunswick, Ga 31523
Ph: 912.267.1569
AI-Anon
837 E. Pine St.
Jesup, Ga 31546
888.425.2660
Alee Temple Shrinersl Medical Care
for Crippled & Burned Children
Hospitals and Burn Centers In U.S.
Ph: 800.237.5055
Altamaha I N.S. Baptist Association
230 w_ Bay st.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 912.427.4991
Alzheimer’s As-soc. Reg Office
201 Television Circle
Savannah, Ga 31406
Ph: 912.920.2231
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RESOURCE DIRECTORY
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America’s Second Harvest
134 Indigo Dr.
Brunswick, Ga 31525
Ph : 912.261 .7979
Bridges of Hope Trust
1326 Antioch Church Rd.
Homerville, Ga 31634
Ph : 912.487.2576
Comprehensive AIDS Resource Enc.
142 S.Brunswiclk St.
Jesup, Ga 31546
Ph : 912.530.8078
American Cancer Society
3011 Hampton Ave Ste 361
Brunswick, Ga 31520
Ph : 866.227.0797
Care Net Pregnancy Center
212 S. 1a St. Ste 6
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph : 912.588.0010
Concerted Services, Inc/ Magnolia
House Shelter ·for Abused
Women & Children
Ph: 912.285.5850
American Legion Post 311
Call for meeting locations.
Ph: 912.530.8498
Care/South/Advantage Home Health
192 E Cherry St.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph : 912.427.6067
Concerted Services, Inc.
409 S. Third St.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph : 912.427.7797
Child Support Services
1313 W. Pine St.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph : 912.427.5866
Consumer Credit Counseling Svc
Svc.
501 Glocester St. Ste. 202
Brunswick, Ga 31520
Ph: 800.821.4040
City of Jesup
162 East Cherry St.
Jesup, Ga31545
Ph : 912.427.1313
Cord of Three Counseling Services
5920 Reese St.
Patterson, Ga 31557
Ph : 912.282.0992
City of Odum
217 S. Church St.
Odum, Ga 31555
Ph : 912.586.2211
Cub Scouting Program of BSA
675 S. Third St. , Epworth UMC
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 912.427.4833
City of Screven
103 W J.l. Tyre St.
Screven, Ga 31560
Ph : 912.579.2211
Diversity Health Center
303 Fraser Dr.
Hinesville, Ga31513
Ph : 912.877.2227
Coastal Counseling, LLC.
619 West 37th St.
Savannah, Ga31415
Ph: 912.232.5000
Elder Abuse Program
331 W. Parker St.
Baxley, Ga 31513
Ph: 888.367.9913
Report: 866.552.4464
American Red Cross
207 Rose Dr.
Brunswick, GA 31520
Ph : 912.265.1695
Animal Refuge Foundation (ARF)
203 Trevor Circle
Jesup, GA 31545
Ph : 912.586.6198
Beltone, Hearing Care Resources
155 E. Orange St.
Jesup, Ga 31546
Ph : 912.427.9392
Bethesda House of Mercy
1010 Mary St.
Waycross, Ga 31501
Ph : 912.284.8580
Boy Scouts of America
675 S.Third St. Epworth UMC
Jesup, GA 31545
Ph: 912.427.4833
Boys & Girls Club
550 E. Orange St.
Jesup, Ga 31546
Ph : 912.559.2419
BraveHeart Teen Abstinence
Program
3548 Community Ad
Brunswick, Ga
Ph : 912.466.0891
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Coastal Pines Technical College
1777 West Cherry St.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 912.427.5800
Community Care Services Program
331 W. Parker St.
Baxley, Ga 31513
Ph : 912.367.3648
Elderly legal Assistance
331 W. Parker St.
Baxley, Ga 31513
Ph: 912.367.3648
Emergency Medical Assitance
800.809.7276
FAMILY CONNECTION
RESOURCE DIRECTORY
Empowering Minds
420 Cedar St.
Jesup, Ga 31546
Ph : 912.427.0918
Georgia Dept. of Labor/Voc. Rehab
106 South Main St.
Reidsville, Ga 30453
Ph: 912.557.7558
Experience Works, Inc.
10140 Ford Ave.
Richmond Hill, Ga 31524
Ph: 912.756.7708
Georgia Dept. of Juvenile Justice
212 NE Broad St.
Jesup, Ga 31546
Ph: 912.427.5846
Fairhaven Market
488 SW Broad St.
Jesup, GA 31545
Ph : 912.588.1998
Georgia Department. of Labor
263 N. Brunswick St.
Jesup, Ga 31546
Ph: 912.427.5842
Fairhaven/WC Protective Agency
Call or email for details
Ph: 912.588.9999
Georgia Learning Resources
720 Church St.
Claxton, Ga 30417
Ph: 912.739.1551
Hospice of South Georgia, Inc.
1625 Sunset Blvd.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 912.588.0080
Georgia Legal Services
1607 Union St.
Brunswick, Ga 31520
Ph: 912.264.7301
JCVision and Associates, Inc.
135-G East Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hinesville, Ga 31313
Ph: 866.883.4243
Georgia Legal Services Program
502 % Gloucester St.
Brunswick, Ga 31520
Ph: 912.264.7301
Jesup Fire Department
411 West Bay St.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 912.427.1322
GA Telecom. Equip. Distribution
4151 Memorial Dr. -Suite 1 03-A
Decatur, Ga 30032
Ph: 800.541.0710
Jesup Housing Authority
327 Bay Acres Rd.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 912.427.2535
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia
6869 Columbus Rd
Lizella, Ga 31052
Ph: 478.935.2221
Jesup Lions Club
P.O. Box 373
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 912.427.591 0
[email protected]
Golden Isles Childrens Advocacy
2514 Wren St.
Brunswick,Ga 31520
Ph: 912.554.0609
Job Training Unlimited
261 North Brunswick Street
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 912.415.7034
Focus Health care of GA
2927 Demere Rd.
St. Simon’s Island, Ga 31522
Ph: 912.638.1999
Fraser Counseling Center
203 Mary Lou Dr.
Hinesville, Ga 31313
Ph: 912.369.7777
FreeHart Center
446 W. Plum St.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 912.530.7793
Gateway Behavioral Health
700 Coastal Village Dr.
Brunswick, Ga 31520
Ph: 866.557.9955
GED Instruction and Testing
1777 W. Cherry St.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 912.427.5822
GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Rental Assistance
500 Alice St.
Waycross, Ga 51501
Ph: 912.285.6280
Goodwill of the Coastal Empire
990 North Macon St.
Jesup,Ga 3155
Ph: 912.427.8188
Guardian Ad Litem-See
Tri-Co. CASA
239 NE Parle Ave Suite C
Baxley, Ga 31513
Ph: 912.367.0064
Hearing Plus, Inc.
1402 Alice St.
Waycross, Ga 31501
Ph: 912.284.1254
HOGARC Agency on Aging
331 W. Parker St.
Baxley, Ga 31513
Ph: 912.367.3648
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John’s Place- Pineland CSB/CSU
4 West Altman St.
Statesboro, Ga 30458
Ph: 912.764.6129
Parent to Parent of Georgia
3070 Presidential Pkwy
Atlanta, Ga 30340
Ph: 800.229.2038
Social Security Administration
303 Isabella St.
Waycross, Ga 31501
Ph: 800.405.3578
Jones Medical Equipment
477 S. First St.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 912.427.6600
Peach Care for Kids
240 Peachtree St., Health Dept.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 855.473.4374
Speech, Hearing, & Rehabilitation Ent.
2228 Starling St.
Brunswick, Ga 31520
Ph: 912.264.3141
License - Gun Permit, Marriage
Probate Court 345 E. Walnut St.
Jesup, Ga 31546
Ph: 912.427.5940
Pineland Women’s SA Day Services
Call for Information
Ph: 912.764.6906
St. Joseph’s, Candler Home Health
5353 Reynolds St.
Savannah, Ga 31406
Ph: 912.819.6000
License- Hunting, Fishing, Boating
Various locations in
Wayne County
Ph: 888.748.6887
Love Center
497 W Pine St.
Jesup, Ga 31598
Ph: 912.427.2927
Mental Health America
P 0 Box935
Jesup, Ga 31598
Ph: 912.427.461 0
Methodist Home/ Children & Youth
201 Kings Bay Rd.
Kingsland, Ga
Ph: 912.882.7770
Narcotics Anonymous
833 Pine St.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 800.334.3322
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Pineland Supported Employment
11 N. College St.
Statesboro, Ga 30458
Ph: 912.537.9316
Support Groups- www.waynehelp.
com
Ph: 912.810.0101
Presumptive Pregnancy Medicaid
240 Peachtree St., Health Dept.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 855.473.4374
Tabitha’s Place
209 N. 6th St.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 912.256.2113
Project Homeless Connect
142 S.Brunswick St.
Jesup, Ga 31546
Ph: 912.530.8078
Teen Challenge Emerging Leaders
236 Leadership Lane
Jesup, GA 31545
Ph: 912.586.0005
PruittHealth Home First
9100 White Bluff Rd. #303
Savannah, GA 31406
912.925.9181
Teen Challenge of Middle Georgia
3729 US Hwy 441 South
Dublin, Ga 31021
Ph: 478.984.5252
Saint Simons By The Sea
2927 Demere Rd.
St. Simon’s Island, Ga 31522
Ph: 912.638.1999
Telamon Corporation
1402 W. Baker Hwy. Suite C
Douglas, Ga 31533
Ph: 912.381.4239
Safe Harbor
2514 Wren St.
Brunswick, Ga 31520
Ph: 912.554.0609
The Howard Center
1316 W. Orange St.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 912.385.2927
SeaSide Health Services
118 St. Clair Dr.
St. Simon’s Island. Ga 31522
Ph: 912.634.9914
The Good Samaritan Center
395 SW. Broad St.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 912.427.9515
FAMILY CONNECTION
RESOURCE DIRECTORY
Tri-Co. CASA-Court Appointed
Special Advocates
239 NE Parle Ave Suite C
Baxley, Ga 31513
Ph: 912.367.0064
UGA Cooperative Ext Service
Family/Consumer Science
1900 Sunset Blvd.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 912.427.5965
Wayne County Board of Ed.School
Health, Special Ed. Parent Mentor
555 South Sunset Blvd.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 912.427.1000
UGA Cooperative Extension
Service
1900 Sunset Blvd.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 912.427.5965
WC Chamber of Commerce /IDA
124 N.W. Broad St.
Jesup, Ga 31546
Ph: 912.427.2028
United Way of South Georgia
207 Tebeau St.
Waycross, Ga 31501
Ph: 912.283.4461
WC Department of Family &
Children Services
1220 S. First St.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 912.526.5468
Unity Church of God
1580 Sunset Blvd.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph :912.530.6625
Victim Assistance Program
145 North Brunswick St.
Jesup, Ga 31546
Ph: 912.427.6379
Voter Registration
Wayne County Courthouse
Ph: 912.427.5951
Wayne Behavioral Health
Services
1245 S. 1st St.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 912.385.2627
Wayne Counseling Center
244 Peachtree St.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 912.427.9338
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Livestock Show Team, Archery
Team, 4-H BB Team
1900 Sunset Blvd.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 912.427.5955
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Wayne County Exchange Club
P.O. Box 1222
Jesup, Ga 31598
Ph: 912.427.8880
Wayne County Family Connection
367 Bamboo St.
Jesup, Ga 31546
Ph: 912.385.2057
Wayne County Head Start/Pre-K
724 N. Fourth St.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 912.427.4527
Wayne County Health Department
240 Peachtree St.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 855.473.4374
Wayne County Library
759 Sunset Blvd.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 912.427.2500
Wayne County Transit
1848 S. Sunset Blvd.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 912.427.5914
Wayne County Registrar
174 North Brunswick St.
Jesup, GA 31546
Ph: 912.427.5951
Wayne County Administration
341 East Walnut St.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 912.427.5900
Wayne Memorial Hospital Ed.
Services
865 S. First St.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 912.530.3118
Wayne Service Center
1848 S. Sunset Blvd.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 912.427.4491
Well Care of Georgia
100 Business Center Ste. 50
Savannah, Ga 31405
Ph: 912.790.5638
Wellness Program for Seniors
331 W. Parker St.
Baxley, Ga 31513
Ph: 888.367.9913
Women’s Health Medicaid
240 Peachtree St.,
Health Dept.
Jesup, Ga 31545
Ph: 855.473.4374
Wynn Care, LLC
426 E. Parker St.
Baxley, Ga 31513
Ph :912.367.0055
RECIPES
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Spiced Chickpeas
Serves 4
2 cups dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans),
soaked overnight in cold water, or two
15-ounce cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne
1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
1⁄2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 tablespoons grapeseed oil
1⁄2 shallot, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
Juice of 1⁄2 lemon
1 tablespoon dry sherry
1 cup Scoty’s Marinara Sauce (see below)
or store-bought sauce
Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Makes 6 cups
Preheat the oven to 425 F.
Combine the chickpeas, cumin, red pepper flakes, cayenne, salt, and black pepper in a
mixing bowl, drizzle with 1⁄4 cup of the oil, and toss to coat. Spread the chickpeas out on
a baking sheet in a single layer and roast, shaking the pan from time to time, for 20 to 25
minutes, until the chickpeas are firm and dry. Set aside to cool. (The roasted chickpeas
can be prepared a couple of hours in advance, covered, and held at room temperature.)
Put a large sauté pan over medium heat and add the remaining 2 tablespoons oil. When
the oil is hot, stir in the shallot and garlic and cook, stirring, until soft, about 2 minutes.
Add the chickpeas, tossing to heat through. Stir in the lemon juice, sherry and marinara
sauce and cook, stirring, until the chickpeas are well coated and the sauce is hot, about
2 minutes.
Mound the chickpeas in a shallow serving bowl, top with chopped parsley and serve
warm.
2 28-ounce cans whole tomatoes, preferably San Marzano
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 carrot, finely grated (about 1⁄2 cup)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Pinch of baking soda
4 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon Earth Balance butter stick
Working in batches, put the tomatoes, along with their juice, in a food processor or
blender and puree until semi-smooth; you want a little bit of chunky texture.
Put a medium pot over medium heat and add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the onion,
garlic and carrot; season with salt, black pepper and the red pepper flakes; and sauté
until the vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes.
Add the pureed tomatoes, stirring to combine, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to
medium-low and simmer, uncovered, until the sauce thickens, about 45 minutes. Season
the sauce with more salt and black pepper, to taste. Remove from the heat, stir in the
baking soda, making sure it dissolves, and add the basil and the butter substitute.
Once cooled, the sauce can be refrigerated covered for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 2
months.
Scoty’s Marinara Sauce
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Add fresh flavor to grillleed ch
hicken
Backyard barbecues provide the perfect oppo
ortunity for gri
rillllma
massters to
experiment with their favorite foods. Those who want to givee grilled
chicken a tasty twist can whip up this recipe fo
or “Citrus Recado
o Chiccken
Breasts” from Eric Treuille and Birgit Erath’ss “Grilling
ng””
Citrus Recado Chicken Breasts
Serves 4
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon chili powder
1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
1⁄2 teaspoon ground coriander
1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1⁄4 cup orange juice
4 boneless chicken breast halves, slashed
(see below)
Salt
1 recipe Avocado Mango Salsa (optional)
Avocado Mango Salsa
1 mango, finely diced
1 avocado, peeled, halved, pitted, and
finely diced
1⁄2 red onion, finely chopped
1 red chile, seeded and finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons finely chopped mint leaves
Salt
Tabasco®
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Combine garlic, chili powder, oregano, thyme, cumin, coriander, pepper,
cinnamon, sugar, oil, lime juice, and orange juice. Add chicken and toss
to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes, turning once. Grill
according to instructions below. Sprinkle with salt. Serve hot with avocado mango salsa if you prefer.
Outdoor grill: Grill skin-side down over medium-hot coals until skin is
crisp, 7 minutes. Turn and continue grilling until chicken is opaque with
no trace of pink, another 5 minutes.
Indoor grill: Preheat broiler. Broil skin-side up until skin is crisp, 7 minutes. Turn and continue cooking until chicken is opaque with no trace of
pink, another 5 minutes.
To slash the chicken breasts: With a sharp knife, cut 3 parallel slashes
through the skin, about 1⁄4-inch deep.
Marinate chicken up to 2 hours in advance. Cover and refrigerate, turning several times in marinade.
Combine mango, avocado, onion, chile, lime juice, vinegar, oil, and mint.
Add salt and Tabasco® to taste. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes at
room temperature to allow flavors to blend. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
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Certified Workers Compensation Professional
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