U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter stopped by the 911 office of Wayne County Wednesday afternoon to receive the latest update on the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. At the meeting were, from left, Jesup City Manager Mike Deal, Jesup Mayor David Earl Keith, Wayne County Sheriff John Carter, Rep. Carter, Wayne County Commissioner Herschell Hires, Wayne County Administrator Luther Smart, and Wayne County Emergency Management Director Donnie Ray. Not shown is Wayne County Chief Deputy Doug Lewis.
With trees down in their yard, the home of Lynn and Gary Kicklighter, just outside Screven, narrowly escaped damage. The same can’t be said for their barn, which suffered extensive damage when the entire second floor was blown off.
Piggly Wiggly owners Ashley Thompson, right, and Missy Thompson, center, speak at the store’s ribbon-cutting ceremony and are joined by their son, Cole Thompson. The aisles in the store are named after well-known streets in Jesup. Aisle No. 9 is named “Cherry Street,” (below).
Jesup workers braved the elements this past weekend to help clear downed trees and free up power lines. Here, from left, David Bohannon, Gene Roberson, Allen Boyd and Anthony Crawford work on a power line in Jesup.

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The streets of downtown Jesup were filled with family-friendly activities at the 14th annual Arch Fest Saturday. Above, Yusuf Malek enjoys a funnel cake.

As Wayne County voters head to the Wayne County Courthouse for early voting, they’re considering four proposed constitutional amendments.


Giving politicians control over the Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission is a recipe for disaster.
Yet that is exactly what Amendment 3 would do.
If you want to know why eight local teachers were honored at this year’s Wayne County Teachers of the Year Banquet Thursday night, you need look no further than their own words.
Have you seen those photos from Savannah that show some of the flooded areas at the coast?


The Jacket defense played lights out on Friday against New Hampstead and kept its most explosive player, quarterback Calvin Turner, bottled up for most of the night.
With a blowout gridiron win over the New Hampstead Phoenix last Friday, Wayne County High’s Yellow Jackets won the day and accomplished the week’s goal, going 2-0 in region play.
Shortstop Mary Tillman puts the tag on a throw by catcher Logann Echols to a Lady Warrior trying to steal second.
The Lady Jackets were eliminated from the AAAAA state tournament on Wednesday at Barbara Struckhoff Field by the No. 2 state-ranked Walnut Grove High 4-0, 5-1.
The Lady Jackets took the lead in game one with a big-blast fourth inning. Summer Frye plated the first run off a solo homer.
Wayne County High’s Lady Jackets swept Woodland High 3-1, 5-3 on Friday in the first round of GHSA state play to advance to the “Sweet 16.”


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