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Wayne Co. schools reopen; some forced to temporarily relocate


All Wayne County schools will reopen on Wednesday.

The school district consulted with the Wayne County Administration and Road Department and the Transportation Department, and have decided that the road conditions will allow for buses to transport students to school on Wednesday. However, some detours may have to be made due to road closings.

According to the Wayne County Administrator, the following roads will be closed until further notice:

  • Odum-Screven Road at 203 
  • Old Screven Road between J.L. Harris & Beaver Road
  • Odum Ritch Road at Nine Run Road 
  • Westlake Road
  • Eastlake Road
  • Granny Crosby Road at Dry Creek Road
  • Collins Loop between Beaver Loop & Tillman Anderson Road
  • Long Ford Road from 341 to Airport Road

School district officials say Wayne County experienced a great deal of flooding and water damage on the former site of the Wayne County High School. They say the following arrangements have been made as a result of the flooding:

  • Thomas P. James Academy was flooded and the students attending that school will attend school at Wayne County High School for approximately 3 weeks. Students should arrive as usual at the T.P. James building and will be transported from the there to the high school and back again at the end of the day for pick up. 
  • The Tech Center (building where we have board meetings and professional development) was also flooded and the events to be held there will be rescheduled for other locations. 
  • The Boys & Girls Club (which is located on the old WCHS vocational building) was also flooded. The director of the Boys & Girls Club, Tom Brubaker, has informed us that the Boys & Girls Club will be closed for the rest of the week. It will reopen Monday, August 26th at Unity Church of God. Boys & Girls Club buses and vans will pick up Boys & Girls Club members from school as usual on the 26th and transport members to Unity Church of God. Parents are to pick up Boys & Girls Club members at Unity Church of God beginning August 26th.

The Red Cross will be offering assistance to Wayne County residents affected by flooding at the E 911 Center at 155 North Wayne Street in Jesup beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday. A valid ID and proof of residency is required.

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