Residents ask for ordinance on four-wheelers

They’re loud and fast, and one neighborhood is asking for some relief. Residents of Morris Village have turned in a signed petition to the Burke County Commission asking for an ordinance on four-wheelers that would address noise and safety concerns. Commissioner George DeLoach presented the petition at last week’s county commission meeting on behalf of the residents, who told him […]

A Hampton Inn?

Hotel chain may build in Waynesboro

A national hotel chain is interested in building in Waynesboro. Hampton Inn has applied for a variance to build a hotel just off Burke Veterans Parkway. Although the company has not yet purchased property or applied for a building permit, Waynesboro officials say the owners are showing “due diligence” to do so. “They now have some skin in the game, […]

A time to remember

Memorial Day service to honor the fallen

One hundred and forty two white crosses will be erected in remembrance of Burke County’s fallen servicemen and women. American Legion Post 120 will put the crosses in Waynesboro Friday in observance of Memorial Day. Seventy-six will line the main thoroughfare to the Liberty Street post as a tribute to Burke County soldiers and sailors who died in war. Another […]

Pomp & Circumstance

Graduates prepare for ceremonies

Nearly 300 local high school seniors are preparing to turn their tassels. Some 254 seniors at Burke County High School and 32 at Edmund Burke Academy will participate in graduation ceremonies in the coming week. Burke County’s graduation ceremony is set for 4 p.m. on Sunday in the J.D. Smith Auditorium at the school. The doors will open at 3 […]

The bang is back

Fireworks are sure thing

The fireworks are on! The Waynesboro Downtown Development Authority has committed to a July fireworks show and is counting on the community to help raise the remainder of the $10,000 bill. “Not having the show for the past two years has really put a damper on our summer celebration,” downtown director Don Lively said. “Independence Day celebrations are integral to […]

Commissioner Kelly recognized for certification


Former Bears standout capitalizes on career in National Guard

His father had been the Company Commander for Charlie Battery based here in Waynesboro. So, SSG Eric Creager knew full well the possibilities of a career in the National Guard. But it wasn’t at the top of his list when he was turning heads in the Bear Den as a critical member of Burke County High School’s defense. He was […]

Mobley’s Cafeteria auction is Thursday

The bird dog statue will go. And so will the tables and chairs. This Thursday, the contents of Mobley’s Cafeteria will be sold at auction. The 2 p.m. bidding will take place outside the East Sixth Street property. Former owner Roy Black said buyers can take home everything from catering and kitchen equipment to sideboards and silverware. The only exceptions […]

Is your pet protected?

Burke County 4-H Club members want to make sure all residents have a chance to protect their pets. They will hold their annual rabies clinic Saturday, June 1. Pets can be taken to sites around the county to receive rabies and parvo shots. The clinics are organized with help from Dr. Sarah Ford of the Burke County Animal Hospital in […]

Eat, Park & Bless

St. Michael’s to celebrate new parking lot, memorial pet garden

The Bishop will be in Waynesboro. He’s coming at 1 p.m. this Saturday, May 25 for St. Michael’s Episcopal Church’s “Eat, Park & Bless” – a celebration of its new parking lot and memorial garden for pets. Bishop Scott Benhase of Savannah will be blessing the new 25-car lot which was recently constructed on the site of the old city […]