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Great Chickasawhay River Race


Great Chickasawhay River Race slated Saturday, June 22

The Great Chickasawhay River Race will be held Saturday, June 22. Click on the photo above or the blue link below to go to the race website.

Now entering its fourth year, the Great Chickasawhay River Race offers a day on one of Mississippi's most historically significant and majestic rivers.  The annual kayak, canoe and SUP competition takes place on the Chickasawhay in Clarke and Wayne counties between the Shubuta and Waynesboro communities.  Come race for prizes or just for the fun of it in more than 30 categories.

Individual registration fee is $40.

Tandem Team registration fee is $70.

*If not an ACA member, add $5 per person for insurance fee

Great Chickasawhay River Race registration website (click here)

For additional information or to sign-up for the 2019 Great Chickasawhay River Race, please visit the event organizer's site (by clicking here). You will also find past photographs, a schedule of events and full details on the race course.

Chickasawhay River condition and depth gauge at Waynesboro

The National Weather Service office in Mobile monitors conditions of the Chickasawhay River near where U.S. Highway 84 and Mississippi Highway 184 cross the waterway. Please click on the icon to see river depths as well as conditions and predictions for the site, where the Great Chick Race concludes its run.

2019 Grillin N Chillin at The Fields of Waynesboro crowns top cooks

Grillin N Chillin cook-off final results

Click on the blue link to go to the official results page for teams taking part in the 2019 Grillin N Chillin at The Fields of Waynesboro. Here you will find team rankings and points as well as more photos from the event provided by The Wayne County News.

Grillin N Chillin champions crowned

The Grand Champion in the first-ever Grillin N Chillin at The Fields barbecue cook-off held Saturday, June 1 was (left photo) Rammer Jammer. (Above) Rib Life finished as the Reserve Grand Champion in the event sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society and the Alabama Barbecue Association. Photos courtesy of Paul Keane/The Wayne County News. Remember, you can keep track of everything happening locally by visiting The Wayne County News online at If you would like to purchase official WCN pictures from the Grillin N Chillin event, visit the newspaper's photo ordering link available at

Pork Lion division winners -- Bologna Ponies BBQ

Ribs division winners -- Perfectly Blended BBQ

Chicken division winner -- Rammer Jammer BBQ

Welcome to The Fields of Waynesboro

The Fields of Waynesboro soccer fields

The Fields of Waynesboro soccer fields were constructed in late 2018

The Fields of Waynesboro is the 21st Century recreational sports facility for Waynesboro and Wayne County, Mississippi, as well as surrounding communities and counties in Southeast Mississippi and Southwest Alabama. Located on Azalea Drive (Mississippi Highway 184) in Waynesboro, this almost 90-acres site will ultimately become home to eight baseball-softball fields, seven soccer fields, walking tracks and playgrounds to name some of the amenities planned. Thanks to the financial generosity and in-kind construction support of community benefactors, businesses and industries, two regulation soccer fields have already been constructed with more improvements on the way. We invite you to join in our efforts to build something unique in Southeast Mississippi -- a venue that will draw together families and communities.


National Weather Service radar image

Weather forecasting responsibilities for the Waynesboro area are handled through the National Weather Service office in Mobile, Ala. Click on this link to see the weather radar for Southeast Mississippi and Southwest Alabama.

Waynesboro weather forecast information

The National Weather Service office in Mobile, Ala., provides forecasts for Waynesboro and surrounding area every day throughout the year. Before making your plans, check this forecast to see what the weather has in store for your event.

Partner with us to build the future

More than $68,000 in cash donations have been raised since May 1, 2018, to begin development of The Fields of Waynesboro.

The Wayne County Recreational Sports Authority and the Wayne County Economic Development Foundation have spearheaded the effort to build The Fields of Waynesboro. Long-term plans call for the construction of eight baseball-softball fields, up to seven soccer fields, walking tracks and playgrounds. The Wayne County Economic Development Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is accepting donations for the development of this recreational facility. Tax-deductible donations can be made to the Foundation in person at 610 Azalea Drive in Waynesboro (across from the south entrance to the Courthouse) or by mail to Wayne County Economic Development Foundation, 610 Azalea Drive, Waynesboro, MS 39367. Please note in your check's "FOR" line ... "The Fields of Waynesboro."


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