Driver dies in Bates Rd. wreck

A Waynesboro man was killed in a rollover on Bates Road. Around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, deputies found Cedric Lamont Kent, 40, in the roadway near his burning Acura. According to a spokesperson from the Georgia State Patrol, Kent lost control of his car near the Clark Place Road intersection. He hit two culverts before going airborne and striking a third […]


Winner hails from Waynesboro campus

Following her passion more than 30 years ago paid off. When Terri Walker Degenhardt changed her major as a young college student from accounting to English, her father worried she might have trouble finding a job. “English teachers are a dime a dozen,” she quoted him saying. “Not good ones,” was her response. This month, she was recognized as one […]


High school senior gets jump on career

Bryan Smith watches as copper wire is drawn from an industrialsized spool on the production floor at Sam Dong Georgia. State-of-the-art machinery works in sync to transform that wire into specialized winding material that’s shipped from the Waynesboro plant to power transformer manufacturers across the Western Hemisphere. The 200,000 square-foot facility is this teenager’s classroom, one that’s preparing him for […]


Waynesboro budget heads to final hearing

Waynesboro officials are poised to pass an $8.86 million budget. If there are no snags, the 2015 spending plan will be finalized Monday, Jan. 5 at a 6:30 p.m. hearing. The proposed budget has a little more wiggle room than the bare-boned budgets of years past. It comes in 4 percent higher than 2013’s approximate $8.53 million budget, and includesa3percentacross-the-boardsalaryincrease. […]

MLK Parade set for Jan. 17

MLK parade entries are being sought by the Burke County Improvement Association and the Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association. The commemorative march and parade is scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 17 in Waynesboro. The theme is “A Celebration of Justice, Black History and Culture”. Residents are encouraged to join the nation in celebrating the 86th birthday of slain civil […]

What’s Next?

TUESDAY, JAN. 6 The Waynesboro Lions Club will meet, 5:30 p.m., at the Lakeview Restaurant. All members and those interested are encouraged to attend. THURSDAY, JAN. 8 The Burke County Retired Educators Association will meet, 3 p.m. at the Burke County Senior Citizens Center. Librarian/Archivist Emma Johnson Williams is special guest. SATURDAY, JAN. 10 The first-ever Parent Information Session will […]


As you drive through the countryside in the Blessed South you will see fields of all kinds along every roadway. The fields vary in size from a few acres to several hundred. Some run right up to the edge of the asphalt and others can’t be seen unless you travel down some dirt road through the woods to get to […]

Political Cartoon


We have had sixteen of our extended family and sometimes more as various friends showed up…come stay with us for the Christmas holidays. They came from near and far and stayed for six days, five nights, four hours and fifty minutes to be exact. We are always glad to see them come and actually sad to see them go, for […]


{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – JANUARY 5, 2005 Flags at Waynesboro City Hall flew at half-mast as a gesture of respect for the victims of the tsunami that devastated south Asia and Africa. The Keysville Nursing Home received top honors from the State of Georgia for “meeting all standards” after a state inspection which also included Medicare and Medicaid standards. It […]