The City Spring Cleans

On Saturday, March 19 citizens and civic organizations came together for a city wide clean-up day, as part of the Waynesboro Clean & Beautiful Campaign. The event, which was sponsored by the City of Waynesboro and the Burke County Dream Team, started at 8 a.m. and collected about 30 bags of refuse and several piles of tree limbs.

Heatwole gets 40 years for child molestation

A Burke County father has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to molesting his 9 year-old daughter. Superior Court Judge Carl Brown sentenced 36 year-old Douglas Roy Heatwole to two consecutive 20 year prison terms and another 20 on probation. Heatwole was arrested on June 3 of last year after Heatwole’s wife called the Burke County […]


The annual Burke County Library’s Easter Egg Hunt, featuring over 1,000 eggs, will take place this Friday at 10 a.m. for children ages 10 and under. The hunt will take place in two groups, ages 0-5 and ages 6-10, each featuring a special prize egg. WHEN: 10 a.m. LOCATION: Burke County Public Library (130 Highway 24 South, Waynesboro)

Time to apply for Planters scholarships

Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is accepting applications for the Planters EMC Scholarship. All high school seniors who are the son or daughter of a Planters EMC member are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2016, to be eligible for the randomly drawn scholarship. According to Planters spokesman Randy Hill, forty-eight scholarships in […]


The annual TaylorMade Adidas Invitational, hosted every spring by Burke County High School at Waynesboro Country Club, looked a bit different this year. Boys golf teams from across the state were joined by girls teams for the first time on the same course during the weekend of March 12-13. BCHS Athletic Director and Golf Coach Wade Marchman said it was […]

Moving Forward

The Lady Bears are having a stellar tournament season. This past weekend they traveled to the Classic City for the Athens Classic (held at the UGA Golf Course) where they took 3rd place overall out of 12 competitors. The top scorer for that event was Dorminy Johnson, who tied for individual’s 5th place.

SBA Offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Burke is one of 10 Georgia counties eligible for SBA loans as the result of damage from excessive rainfall in the autumn of 2015. The U.S. Small Business Administration announced this week that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations located in Georgia as […]


Next week the best of work of Burke County Middle and High School’s agriculture students will be on sale. An assortment of common flowers, ornamentals and vegetables suited to our area will be available. Prices range from basic square pot plants starting at $1 to exotics like banana trees and pineapple plants around $40. The sale will be held at […]

What’s Next?

Friday, March 25 Burke County Public Library will host an Easter Egg Hunt Party at 10 a.m. for children 10 and under. Be sure to bring your own basket! We will be hiding 1,000 eggs between two age groups. There will be 1 prize egg for each group (0-5 years and 6-10 years.) Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold a […]

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