“Why do stores close on Wednesday afternoon in Wiggins”? Mike Cain found the answer in the Wiggins 100th birthday edition of the Stone County Enterprise. It was written in a timeline… “1933 Merchants of Wiggins voted unanimously to close their places of business on Wednesday afternoon of each week through the months of May, June, July and August. Drug stores, filling stations and restaurants would remain open.”
Later, “1943 –In view of shortage of help and scarcity of merchandise the merchants of Wiggins agreed unanimously to continue closing on Wednesday afternoon on a year round basis.”
No one knows why some merchants continue this tradition today.