Development Authority reports record activity in fiscal year 2016

The Development Authority of Burke County (DABC) has an extensive list of accomplishments for fiscal year (FY) 2016, one which includes a level of prospect activity that far exceeds the numbers from recent years. According to DABC Executive Director Jessica Hood, the development authority has received 14 new project inquiries and 15 community visits from companies looking to expand or […]

Mizell Ford marks 25 years

Everyone who knows him will say, “He does not like being in the spotlight.” But even William Mizell couldn’t avoid the much earned and deserved praise he received Monday afternoon. Mizell Ford was recognized for its approaching 25th anniversary as a Ford Dealer, and William was quick to recall the exact date and year. “December 6, 1991,” he said, between […]

Christmas on Liberty Square Is Friday

For the 18th year in a row, Downtown Waynesboro will be buzzing with activities for the entire family during Christmas on Liberty Square. The annual event kicks off the Christmas season this Friday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m. Following tradition, Victorian-clad carolers will begin their candlelit stroll at 5:30 p.m. and make their way from First United Methodist Church to […]

Waynesboro, Sardis post Christmas parade plans

Spectators along Liberty Street may have to look really hard this year to find their favorite floats during the annual Downtown Christmas Parade. This year’s parade, slated for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, is all about camouflage. “ The theme this year is Camo Christmas,” said Downtown Development Authority Director Don Lively, who wouldn’t reveal any of what’s in store […]

Retirement celebration for Sheriff Coursey is Dec. 8

The time for goodbyes is drawing near. All Burke County citizens are invited to help celebrate the career of retiring sheriff Gregory T. Coursey. A retirement drop-in is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Burke County Sheriff’s Office. The community is encouraged to come by to spend some time with Sheriff Coursey before his […]


Here is a chance to own a beautiful home in the heart of Waynesboro and have some help with your payment, thanks to a detached apartment that offers rental income. This near century-old arts and crafts bungalow, located at 820 Academy Ave., has historic charm inside and out, and the entire exterior has just been painted. With more than 2,000 […]

What’s Next?

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 Dividing Light Outreach Ministries will join The Center for New Beginnings for their monthly yard sale behind the Waynesboro Care Pregnancy Center, located at 250 E. 6th St., from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Come by to meet both groups, support a local non-profit, score some great Christmas deals and enter for a chance to win a $100 Wal-Mart gift […]

Political Cartoon


{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – DECEMBER 6, 2006 A City of Waynesboro utility worker was killed when a truck backed over him at the city’s wastewater treatment plant. Sewell Clifford Peckham, 25, was an employee of OMI, the firm which managed the city’s wastewater and sewer treatment departments. A manhunt was underway for O’Neal “Shaq” Johnson, 32, in connection with a […]


(Reprinted) I missed the funeral. I didn’t hear that my old friend had passed away until a few days after he’d been buried. Of course the news brought me some sadness. He was way too young to die. But, I also got to trail back in time for a while and remember him. I hadn’t seen my friend much over […]