Volunteers—from left, Barbara Todd, Debra King and Doug Todd—assist two students, Kam Dixon, left, and Aaron Waters, as they prepare to put the names of their lost loved ones on the Tree of Life.
Sheriff John Carter and Lt. Col. Rob Matthews lead dignitaries carrying a piece of the World Trade Center.
From left, West, Gayla, Reese and Michael Hope pose on the deck of their newly built treehouse.
Tropical Storm Hermine blew through Wayne County this past week downing more than 100 trees. Many businesses, such as Wayne Drug Company, left, prepared for the six-plus inches of rain that fell. Fortunately, no serious damage was caused.

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Volunteers—from left, Barbara Todd, Debra King and Doug Todd—assist two students, Kam Dixon, left, and Aaron Waters, as they prepare to put the names of their lost loved ones on the Tree of Life.
Children of all ages were aided in grieving at Camp Hope this past weekend.
Solid Waste Authority members and Wayne County commissioners aimed to “retool” themselves Thursday night with “toolkits” from Republic Services.

Wayne County High School’s GAMMA (Games Anime Multi-Media Alliance) club drew a wide variety of costumes to its fifth annual MiniCon at the school Saturday.

Opinion

Camp Hope is more than an average weekend camp. It serves a purpose to better the lives of the participants while being a rewarding ministry from its volunteers.
Wayne County is fortunate to have a wide variety of special events available for people with all kinds of different interests.
 “Extortion” may be too strong a term for Republic Services’ initial “compromise” proposal over coal ash.
Then again, maybe it’s not.

Sports

Former Wayne Countian Debbie Hensley was recently inducted into the Georgia Southern Athletic Hall of Fame by GSU athletic director Tom Kleinlein. At WCHS she was a star softball and basketball player, but the school did not have a soccer program at the time. At GSU, Hensley lettered in both soccer and softball. She is now the associate head soccer coach at Louisiana State University.
While Debbie Hensley never kicked a soccer ball for the Wayne County High Lady Jackets and was recruited as a softball player to Georgia Southern University, she was recently inducted into the GS
Jacket running back M.J. Fuller, No. 29, had a solid night on offense with 26 rushes for 125 yards and three touchdowns.
“It was a heartbreaking loss,” Wayne County High head football coach Derek Chastain said of his team’s 39-38 loss to the Pirates of Appling County last Friday night.
With a doubleheader sweep of New Hampstead on Wednesday and a win over Ware County on Thursday, the Lady Jacket varsity softball team improved to 6-0 in Region 2 play.

Obituaries

Rinehart & Sons
 
Lola Mae Watson Williams
Jesup—Lola Mae Watson Williams, 90, of Jesup, died Sept. 17, 2016.
Rinehart & Sons
 
Jeffrey M. Manning
Screven—Jeffrey M. Manning, 44, of Jesup, died Sept. 9, 2016.
Rinehart & Sons
 
Charles Monroe Manning

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