Area Breaking News

Governor places county under tighter executive order

  By Paul Keane The Wayne County News During a press briefing Friday afternoon, Governor Tate Reeves placed Wayne County under Executive Order No. 1483, placing additional restrictions on the county as the COVID-19 pandemic spiked in the county over the last two weeks. Reeves announced that he was dropping some of the original seven…

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Dobbs, Hendricks meet with pastors about COVID-19

  By Paul Keane The Wayne County News Mississippi’s State Health Officer on Thursday afternoon urged area pastors not to conduct in-person, indoor worship services for the next 2-3 weeks while also encouraging them to inform their congregations and the community at large about the recent spike in COVID-19 cases. Dr. Thomas Dobbs met via…

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Reeves says he could put more restrictions on Wayne County

By Paul Keane The Wayne County News Governor Tate Reeves on Thursday mentioned Wayne County and its significant spike in the number of COVID-19 cases, adding that an executive order with further restrictions specific to the county could be put in effect in the near future. During his daily press briefing on Thursday, Reeves said…

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State Health Officer visits to address COVID-19 spike in county

By Paul Keane The Wayne County News The State Health Officer stopped by Waynesboro Thursday morning to visit with medical professionals and government officials after an abnormal spike in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Wayne County over the last two weeks. Dr. Thomas Dobbs met with members of Wayne General Hospital and local…

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WCHS summer workouts postponed until June 15

By Paul Keane The Wayne County News Summer workouts and drills for all extracurricular activities at Wayne County High School have been pushed back two weeks. Originally scheduled to begin on Monday, June 1, school officials made the decision to move the start date back to June 15 due to recent spikes in the number…

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Free mask distributions set for Tuesday, Thursday

By Paul Keane The Wayne County News Free protective masks will be distributed two nights this week, it was announced on Sunday. Wayne County Emergency Management is teaming up with the Wayne County Volunteer Fire Department to hand out the masks that have been provided by Mississippi Emergency Management. The first such distribution on Friday…

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Kevin Gandy named WCHS interim head football coach

By Paul Keane The Wayne County News A lifelong member of the War Eagle family has been tabbed to lead its football program. Kevin Gandy was hired as the interim head football coach at Wayne County High School Friday. The Wayne County Board of Education voted unanimously to hire him to replace Shelton Gandy, who…

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