Farwell, Doc

Friends, former colleagues and coffee club members gathered for a farewell luncheon honoring Dr. Dennis Taylor who has recently relocated to Dublin to be closer to his family. Dr. Taylor operated Taylor’s Drug Store in Waynesboro for many years. It featured a lunch counter and dining area where many local citizens gathered on an almost daily basis. Those attending were, […]

BCMS FFA competes

A number of Burke County Middle School Future Farmers of America (FFA) members recently competed in several Career Development Events (CDE) and were recognized for their performances. Karleigh Taylor, Mattie Collins, Murray Liz Flowers and Morgan Chancey placed fourth in the Area 4 Nursery/Landscape CDE. Taylor also placed third as high individual in the contest. The Nursery/Landscape CDE is designed […]

Visiting the Capitol

The Cates triplets of Waynesboro enjoyed a visit to the state Capitol on March 1, in support of the March of Dimes. Shown, are, from left, first row: Mills, Baxter and Taylor Cates; and second row: State Sen. Jesse Stone, Rep. Jack Hill and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle. The triplets are the sons of Paul and Julie Cates of Waynesboro […]

BCHS Literary Team brings home 2nd place in Region

The Burke County High School literary team recently competed at the region, where they placed second. Every team member also won a medal for their individual event, including Matthew Burnside, fourth in persuasive essay; Krislyn Lovett, third in personal essay; Cameron Chalker, second in rhetorical essay; Avary Evans, third in international extemporaneous speaking; Zoe’Swanna McGee, first place in domestic extemporaneous […]

BCMS January Cubs with Character

Burke County Middle School named the following students “Cubs with Character” for the month of January. Pictured are, from left, front row: Destiny Odom, Ka’Niya Mcbride, Jalana Washington, Kohen Rogers, Dylan Flakes and Graison Quick; middle row: Victor Mancera, Mattie Collins, Alaysia Brown, La’Asia Lovett, Rasheeda Kelly, Jaylen Ayers, Javion Jones and Damien Seeman; and back row: Trey Mathis, Jonathan […]


Lenten Services The Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association will observe the 40-day Lenten season with 7 p.m. services weekly, beginning on Ash Wednesday. Each service is hosted by a different church and led by a guest pastor from another. Mar. 15: Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Larry Fryer of Mt. Zion C.M.E. Mar. 22: Metropolitan Baptist Church with the […]

Early Opportunity Turkey Season for Youth and Mobility-Impaired Hunters

MAR. 18-19

The statewide turkey hunting season opens on March 25. However, youth and mobility-impaired hunters utilizing private land have a chance to harvest a bird during a special early opportunity turkey season on March 18-19, 2017, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “What a fantastic opportunity for two deserving groups to get a chance to get […]

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Reverse Mortgages – Are They For You?

If you have been within earshot of a television or radio in the last few years, then you have no doubt heard about Reverse Mortgages. While the term seems to be self-explanatory, most consumers have no idea how they work and being uneducated is dangerous territory when it comes to making a major financial decision. A reverse mortgage allows homeowners […]


Next week’s elementary school lunch menu for Burke County Public Schools: MONDAY: Grilled Chicken Patty w/bun or Yogurt & Granola w/ string cheese & crackers Choices: House Salad, Potato Rounds, Corn on the Cob, Pineapple & Cherries, Fresh Cantaloupe TUESDAY: Taco Meat & Cheese w/chips & salsa or Turkey & Cheese Wrap w/lettuce & Ranch Dressing Choices: Spanish Rice, Lettuce […]