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Wayne County, GA      

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The "quality of life" in Wayne County is abundant. From the availability of award-winning healthcare and educational systems, to our abundant amenities, proximity to Georgia's Golden Isles and a thriving business community, Wayne County truly is a great place to live, work and play.
 

Education
The SACS-accredited Wayne County School System educates more than 5,000 students in grades pre-K-12. System facilities include a pre-K center, five elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. Annually, every public school in Wayne County meets or exceeds the accreditation standards that support student achievement. Both Martha Rawls Smith Elementary and Wayne County High School are designated high-progress schools, which means they are among the 10% of Title I schools in the state making the most progress in improving the performance of the “all students” group over three years on statewide assessments.
Through a successful eSPLOST, the Wayne County School System has built two new schools, renovated three schools and completed two schools.

The Wayne County Chamber supports the Wayne County School System through its Partners In Education program. Businesses, civic organizations and individuals are enlisted to partner with individual schools to provide mentoring, mini-grants for innovative projects designed to improve student performance and achievement, scholarships for graduating seniors, attendance incentives, science and social studies fair support, a Teacher of the Year banquet and a Para-Pro Scholarship to assist individuals actively pursuing a teaching career.

Many Wayne County graduating seniors move on to Coastal Pines Technical College, formerly known as Altamaha Tech, which offers more than 80 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs that last for a few months to two years. Coastal Pines Technical College graduates enjoy a 98.6% job placement rate upon completion of their career program.

Students desiring a bachelor’s degree and higher can start at the College of Coastal Georgia in nearby Brunswick, which offers four-year degrees in American studies, biological sciences, mathematics, psychology, business administration, education, nursing and public affairs, and continues to add degree programs as the college grows.

Government
Wayne County’s municipal and county governing bodies work closely with the Chamber to provide services that attract businesses and benefit residents.

Jesup City Commission meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Jesup City Hall: 912-427-1313.
Odum City Council meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Odum City Hall: 912-586-2211.

Screven City Council meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Screven City Hall: 912-579-2211.

Wayne County Board of Education meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Board of Education Tech Center: 912-427-1000.

Wayne County Commission meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Wayne County Government Building. Contact the County Administrator’s Office: 912-427-5900.

Healthcare
Wayne Memorial Hospital offers “Big City Technology with Small Hometown Care.” The acute care hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Named the 2010 Georgia Small Hospital of the Year, Wayne Memorial provides emergency services as well as diagnostics, illness treatment, surgical services and Level I neonatal care.
 
Parks & Recreation
The Wayne County Recreation Department manages various parks, fishing lakes, recreation centers and ball fields, ensuring that youth and adults have ample opportunities to compete.

Civic Clubs and Organizations
Alphabetical by Category

A

A.A.R.P.
meets every fourth Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Western Sizzlin'.

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.

Altamaha Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution
meets periodically.

Altamaha Wildlife Association
meets periodically. For meeting information call Chad Swanson at 912-256-2745

Altamaha Woman's Club
meets on the third Monday of the month September - May @ 6:30 p.m. at the Jesup Train Depot.

American Cancer Society
sponsors an annual Relay for Life.

American Legion Post #311
meets every first Tuesday at 445 NW Broad St. at  7:30 p.m.

American Legion Post #311 Auxiliary
meets every first Tuesday at 445 NW Broad St at 7 p.m.

American Red Cross
visit www.redcross.org/ga/savannah for more information.

Concerted Services Inc.
meets daily from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 409 S Third St. Call 912-427-7798.
 
B

Boy Scouts
meet Mondays at 7 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church.

Business and Professional Women's Club
meets first Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Sybil's from September - June.
 
C

Care Net Pregnancy Center
located at 1247 S First St in Jesup, hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday, and on Tuesday from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. by appointment only Tuesday. Free pregnancy tests. Call 912-588-0010.

 
D-E

Dogwood Garden Club
meets every second Thursday at 3:30 p.m. from September - May at the Jesup Train Depot.

Elks Club
meets every first and third Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Jesup Elks Lodge.

Exchange Club
meets every Wednesday at Sybil's at noon.
 
F-G

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 912-427-4239.

Good Samaritan Center
is located at 395 SW Broad St. Hours are 1-3 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for food. Call 912-427-9770.

Good Samaritan Thrift Shop
hours are 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the first Saturday after the third of the month.
 
H-I-J-K-L

Jesup Chapter #70 Royal Arch Masons
meets every second Monday at 8 p.m. From more information call Ed Exley at 912-424-8899

Jesup Garden Club
meets every third Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. It does not meet in the summer.

Jesup Jaycees
meets first and third Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Jaycee Hut. 

Junior Service League
meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

Kiwanis Club
meets Fridays at noon at Sybil's.

Leadership Wayne
Call Chamber of Commerce

Lily Garden Club
meets every second Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Screven Recreation Department.
 
M-N-O

NAACP
executive meetings are held every first Monday of the month at 7 p.m., and regular meetings are held every second Monday at 7 p.m. at Hall-Richardson Recreation Center in Jesup.

Odum Garden Club
meets August - May every third Thursday at noon.

P-Q-R

Pine Forest Country Club Board of Directors
meets every second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Country Club.

Rotary Club
meets Thursdays at noon at Sybil's.

Ruby Riggins Garden Club
meets every third Tuesday between September and May at 3 p.m.
 
S

Shrine Club
meets every second Thursday, 7:30 p.m. at the Shrine Club.

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly)
meets Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at Unity Church of God.

United Daughters of the Confederacy
meets the third Thursday of the month at 12 p.m. at Captain Joe's.

VFW Post #4583
meets every third Satuday at 10 p.m. at the VFW Lodge, 436 W Project St.

VFW Post #4583 Auxiliary
meets every thrid Saturday at 10 p.m. at the VFW Lodge, 436 W Project St.
 
T-U-V-W-X-Z

Wayne Emergency Management Agency amateur Radio Club
meets the third Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the airport conference room. Visit www.wemaarc.com.

Wayne County Arts Council
meets the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at 261 S Brunswick St. 

Wayne County 4-H Club
meets monthly in school.

Wayne County Christian Ministerial Association
meets September - May every first Wednesday at noon at Sybil's.

Wayne County Farm Bureau
Call Wanda Jones 912-427-9312.

Wayne County Historical Society
meets every second Thursday, 7 p.m. at Sybil's with dinner before. It does not meet in July and August.

Wayne County Lions Club
meets every second and fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Western Sizzlin.

Wayne County Young Farmers
Contact Michael Kirkland at Wayne County High School

Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary
meets every second Tuesday at 12:30 p.m., at WMH in the conference room for members only. 
Thrift Shop is located at 499 SW Broad St. Hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Wayne County Garden Club Council
meets five times per year. Vist www.waynecountygeorgiagardenclubs.org