Dog owners charged for vicious attack

Arrest warrants have been sworn out for the owners of five dogs that mauled a Burke County woman. Michael Little, 40, and his wife, Doretha, 43, are each charged with a single count of reckless conduct following the early August attack near their home on Hancock Landing Road. “They were aware that their dogs had been causing problems,” said Sgt. […]

First face- off

Bears, Spartans scrimmage this week

NRC won’t license plants until storage issue resolved

An order filed last week by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will mean that Plant Vogtle’s Units 3 and 4 and the two being built at South Carolina’s V.C. Summer site will be the only new plants licensed in the U.S. in the very near future. The NRC issued an order stating that no final decisions will be made on licensing […]

Shear effort

200 kids get free haircuts through back-to-school ministry

Something as simple as a haircut can make all the difference to a kid going back to school. That’s what inspired Waynesboro barber Kendrick Walker put together a team of stylists and help 200 underprivileged youth look their best for the first day of classes. “This really helps them to get off right on the right foot,” Walker said between […]

A fresh start

Wheels on the bus

Couple bids farewell to local business community

A local real estate agent will be minus one partner moving forward. Glenn Whitaker of Hawkins and Whitaker Real Estate LLC will be bowing out of the business as he and his wife Teresa plan to move to Macon. Glenn and co- owner Cathy Hawkins founded the agency five years ago. Hawkins said she has no plans to change the […]

Subway sponsors kids’ fitness contest

Free food!

Local Subway restaurants are part of a back-to-school contest that rewards kids with free food and a chance at winning a $1,000 fitness grant for their schools. With nearly one-third of American children either overweight or obese, the eatery is challenging Burke County youth to eat healthier and get more exercise. To track their food and activity choices, students ages […]

A patchwork of prayer

Natural gas sales plummet

Warm winter leaves city coffers in the cold

A mild winter has had a harsh effect on the City of Waynesboro’s checkbook. Natural gas sales spiraled during the normally high-usage months of January, February and March, leaving the city coffers nearly $400,000 lower than last year. That creates a big problem since around $450,000 in gas revenue goes into the general fund each year to subsidize everything from […]