261 West Plum Street,
Jesup GA 31545


Our Community

The small cities of Jesup, Odum and Screven
provide the community downtown areas for
Wayne County.

Quality of life in Wayne County is abundant.

We have award-winning healthcare and schools, abundant amenities, a thriving business community and just an hour to the Golden Isles. Wayne County is a great place to live, work and play.


The Cognia-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. The mission of the Wayne County School System is to empower all students to reach their highest potential through growth and service.

Wayne County Chamber supports 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.

Through a successful eSPLOST (Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax), Wayne County School System continues school improvements and renovations, including the new cafeteria at James E. Bacon Elementary School.

Wayne Christian Academy

is a private, Christian-based school serving Pre-K through 10th grade. Wayne Christian provides a safe and nurturing environment with experienced staff and faculty. WCA strives to create a learning environment where students feel safe, motivated, and enthusiastic to learn. Students participate in a traditionally outstanding curricula and fine arts program. Participation in weekly chapel services and in community service projects fosters a focus on character education.

Coastal Pines Technical College

is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and offers quality academic programs that lead directly to employment or that transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Programs are accessible and affordable. CPTC offers more than 150 associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs. Graduates enjoy a 93.2% job placement rate in students' field of study (FY21) upon completion of their career program.

Coastal Plains Charter High School

is Southeast Georgia’s answer to the dropout problem. The school offers a unique opportunity to any student who wishes to earn an accredited Georgia High School Diploma. All classes are held in the evening so students can work during the day and attend school at night. Tuition is 100% FREE for students who enroll with Coastal Plains full time.



Wayne County’s municipal and county governing bodies work closely with the Chamber to provide services that attract businesses and benefit residents. Check out what your community is planning by attending local council meetings:

  • Jesup City Commission meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 7:00 pm at Jesup City Hall: 912-427-1313
  • Odum City Council meets 1st Tuesdays 7:00 pm at Odum City Hall: 912-586-2211
  • Screven City Council meets 1st Mondays 7:00 pm at Screven City Hall: 912-579-2211
  • Wayne County Board of Education meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 6:00 pm at the Board of Education Tech Center: 912-427-1000
  • Wayne County Commission meets 1st Mondays 7:00 pm at the Wayne County Government Building. Contact County Administrator’s Office: 912-427-5900


Wayne Memorial Hospital is committed to providing high quality healthcare to all patients. The acute care hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Named the 2019 Georgia Small Hospital of the Year, Wayne Memorial provides emergency services, diagnostics, illness treatment, surgical services, and Level I neonatal care at the Jesup hospital and care at clinical locations in Blackshear and Ludowici.

Parks & Recreation

Wayne County Recreation Department manages various parks, fishing lakes, recreation centers and ball fields, ensuring that youth and adults have ample opportunities to join sports teams, participate in classes, and recreate with others for a healthier Wayne County.

Civic Clubs & Organizations


4th Mondays 11:30 am at Western Sizzlin’

Altamaha Chapter of Daughters
of the American Revolution

1st Tuesdays 3:45 pm, September to May, at Jesup Train Depot

Altamaha Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution

Meets periodically

Altamaha Wildlife Association

Contact Chad Swanson: 912-256-2745

Altamaha Woman's Club

3rd Mondays 6:30 pm, September to May, at Jesup Train Depot

American Cancer Society

Annual Relay for Life event sponsor

American Legion Post #311

1st Tuesdays 7:30 pm at 445 NW Broad St.

American Legion Post #311 Auxiliary

1st Tuesdays 7:00 pm at 445 NW Broad St

American Red Cross

Visit www.redcross.org/ga/savannah for information.

Boy Scouts

Meet Mondays at 7 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church

Business & Professional Women's Club

1st Mondays 6:30 pm, September to June, at Sybil's

Care Net Pregnancy Center

Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:00 am-5:00 pm
*Tuesdays until 7:00 pm (by appointment). Free pregnancy tests. 1247 S First St in Jesup.
Call: 912-588-0010.

Concerted Services Inc.

Daily 10:00 am-1:00 pm at 409 S Third St. Call: 912-427-7798.

Dogwood Garden Club

2nd Tuesdays, September to May, 3:30 pm at Jesup Train Depot

Elks Club

1st & 3rd Tuesdays 7:30 pm at Jesup Elks Lodge

Exchange Club

Wednesdays noon at Sybil's

First Baptist Church X.Y.Z.

2nd Thursdays noon, except Summer. Meals provided. Call: 912-427-4239.

Good Samaritan Center

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00 – 3:00 pm for food. 395 SW Broad St. Call: 912-427-9770.

Good Samaritan Thrift Shop

1st Saturdays 8:00 am-1:00 pm

Jesup Chapter #70 Royal Arch Masons

2nd Mondays 8:00 pm. Contact Ed Exley: 912-424-8899

Jesup Garden Club

3rd Wednesdays 9:30 am, except Summer

Jesup Jaycees

1st & 3rd Thursdays 8:00 pm at Jaycee Hut

Junior Service League

2nd Thursdays 7:00 pm

Kiwanis Club

Tuesdays noon at Captain Joe's Restaurant

Leadership Wayne

Class of 2023 accepted. More information

Lily Garden Club

2nd Mondays 7:30 pm at Screven
Recreation Department


Executive Meetings: 1st Mondays 7:00 pm
Public Meetings: 2nd Mondays 7:00 pm at
Hall-Richardson Recreation Center in Jesup

Odum Garden Club

3rd Thursdays noon, August to May

Pine Forest Country Club Board of Directors

2nd Thursdays 7:00 pm at Pine Forest Country Club

Rotary Club

Thursdays noon at Sybil's

Ruby Riggins Garden Club

3rd Thursdays 3:00 pm, September to May

Shrine Club

2nd Thursdays 7:30 pm at Shrine Club

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly)

Thursdays 5:30 pm at Unity Church of God

United Daughters of the Confederacy

3rd Thursdays noon at Captain Joe's

VFW Post #4583

3rd Saturdays 10:00 pm at VFW Lodge,
436 W Project St.

VFW Post #4583 Auxiliary

3rd Saturdays 10:00 pm at VFW Lodge,
436 W Project St.

Wayne County Arts Council

1st Thursdays 6:00 pm at 261 S Brunswick St.

Wayne County 4-H Club

Monthly school meetings
436 W Project St.

Wayne County Christian Ministerial Association

1st Wednesdays Noon, September to May, at Sybil's

Wayne County Farm Bureau

Contact Wanda Jones: 912-427-9312

Wayne County Historical Society

2nd Thursdays 7:00 pm, except July-August,
at Sybil's with dinner

Wayne County Lions Club

2nd & 4th Tuesdays 6:00 pm at Western Sizzlin’

Wayne County Young Farmers

Contact Michael Kirkland at Wayne County High School: 912-427-1088

Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

2nd Tuesdays 3:30 pm at WMH Conference Room
Thrift Shop: 499 SW Broad St. Open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00-12:30 pm

Wayne County Garden Club Council

5 meetings annually, visit: https://www.facebook.com/waynecountygeorgiagardenclubs/