Boog-A-Lou Smoke Crew takes The Boss

It all came down to a coin toss. Mark Zondervan, team leader for Boog- A- Lou Smoke Crew, says he was just about to fold his chair up and head back to the tent. “Then,” he laughs, “I almost fell out my chair. I was in total shock.” Zondervan explains that as the top teams headed down to claim their […]

Strictly Personal

I met Wayne Crockett in September of 1952. With a little research I could be more precise because it was our first day of school. There were only two first grade classrooms, organized alphabetically, so Wayne and I found ourselves with Miss Alice McElmurray, while many of our new friends were in Mrs. Carswell’s room. I can’t say for certain, […]

Future at Vogtle still uncertain

The answer to the biggest questions still remains, “We don’t really know.” Georgia Power Area Manager Cam Parker and Georgia Power Nuclear Development Manager Jeff Wilson were both on hand at the City of Waynesboro’s meeting Monday night to update the council on construction at Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4. The duo reiterated statements made in a press release […]

Missionary to host free health fair, banquet

To celebrate her 70th birthday, Dr. Gladys Twyman wants to make sure the people of her hometown community are heart healthy. So she’s making her birthday party an all-day affair this Saturday, May 20, complete with a health fair and a barbeque. “Burke County is part of the Stroke Belt,” Twyman says. “More people die in the belt than any […]

Spring Music Fest this Saturday

This year, expect nothing less than a three-genre spectacular. Organizers say Spring Music Fest is going to be the best yet. The event, now in its seventh year and presented by the Waynesboro Exchange Club and William Mizell Ford, is set for this Saturday, May 20, at the Exchange Club fairgrounds on Manau Lane. Gates open at 5 p.m. and […]


Personalized grad caps popular this year

They’re just as unique and sparkly as the students they were made for. Burke County Sheriff’s Office deputy Heather Ivey had no idea that individualizing and celebrating her own graduation would lead to a second, albeit temporary, job. But many man hours and hot glue gun burns later – she’s glad she had the opportunity to make graduation that much […]

National Day of Prayer

On Thursday, May 4, the community came together for the second annual Burke County National Day of Prayer on the front lawn of the courthouse. Several area churches were represented, and speakers prayed over local and national leaders and our service men and women. Elyse Nelson provided special music. Speakers included Michaela Murray, Ashley Moore, Logan Almy, Sam Wilder, Wes […]

Lane closures expected daily

This week Reeves Construction Company began patching State Route (SR) 56 with accompanying lane closures within the 10-mile resurfacing and shoulder rehab project which extends from the Burke Veterans bypass to Highway 23. The Department of Transportation warned motorists to expect daily single lane closures for the next few weeks as the project moves forward with patching, surface treatment and […]

Miss Mack to wed Mr. Gaines

Leon Mack and Shyrel Mack of Kingsland announce the engagement of their daughter, Vyctoria Louise Mack, to Mr. Marc Anthony Gaines, son of Mark and Vera Gaines of Waynesboro. The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Brunswick. The bride-elect is a 2013 graduate of Camden County High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in […]


MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home will be conducting a Memorial Day Ceremony 9 a.m. Monday, May 29, in the courtyard. Col. Deborah M. Ellis from Fort Gordon will be the guest speaker. In addition, Fort Gordon’s United States Army Signal Corps Band and the Post Ceremonial Detachment Color Guard will participate in the ceremony. Contact Patricia MacDonald […]