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08/11/14 — Taking Wayne in a new direction

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Taking Wayne in a new direction

By Steve Herring
Published in News on August 11, 2014 1:46 PM

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Wayne County Manager George Wood, right, and Cindy Whitfield, his administrative assistant, go over his messages. Wood, who was first hired as interim manager in February and as full-time manager in June, said he wants to review county salaries and its four-day workweek on a case-by-case basis.

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Improvements to the jail, as well as facility needs in general, especially at the Department of Social Services and Health Department, are the biggest issues the county is facing, Wood said.

Wayne County Manager George Wood sums up the county's most pressing need in one word -- facilities. And it is an overcrowded jail that is at the head of that list. The existing jail is costing the county nearly...

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