Bears end season in round three of state

The Burke County Bears finished their season on Friday night after being defeated by Marist 28-6. Bear Den was packed full Friday night with fans from Burke County and Atlanta as round three of the state playoffs began on. The Bears started the game with some solid runs but stalled on plays and had to return the ball to the […]

Tuesday election will determine Sardis mayor

Only around 37 percent of voters participated in the election earlier this month

Only seven votes separated them last time, and come Tuesday, one will be declared the mayor of Sardis once and for all. Sardis voters will decide between Preston Conner and his challenger Carol Edmonds next Tuesday, Dec. 5, in a runoff election for the city’s top position. During the Nov. 7 General Election, 202 voters participated, with 94 casting ballots […]

Christmas on Liberty is Friday

For nearly two decades, the Burke County community has welcomed the Christmas season with its own special tradition, and this year is no exception. The 19th annual Christmas on Liberty Square kicks off this Friday, Dec. 1, beginning at 5 p.m. As is customary, the Victorian carolers will begin their candlelit stroll from First United Methodist Church at 5:30 p.m. […]


The Burke County Woman’s Club Christmas Tour of Homes will take place Saturday, Dec. 2, from 4-7 p.m. Each week we will display homes featured in the Waynesboro tour. In conjunction with the tour, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Men’s Club will hold a takeout style spaghetti super, which includes spaghetti and meatballs, garden salad and garlic bread. Tour tickets are […]


It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No – it’s Superman in a Santa hat! The annual Downtown Christmas Parade is bound to be one of epic proportions as it combines two favorites of children everywhere: superheroes and Santa Claus! That’s right – the theme for this year’s march down Liberty Street is “A Superhero Christmas,” and Don Lively, who serves […]

‘Tacky Sweaters’ for warm coats

What’s worse than wearing an ugly Christmas sweater? Not having anything to wear when the temperatures drop. Unfortunately, that’s a very real thing right here in this community, and the Burke County High School ARTreach art club is hoping to warm folks up. Along with their teacher and club sponsor Stan Dodson, the art students will be holding a coat […]

59th Azalea District annual meeting

Area garden clubs recently hosted the 59th Azalea District annual meeting at the Jewell House in the RiverWalk Barn in Jewell. Clubs participating were Burkeland (president Leah Chambers), Louisville (president Heidi Murphy), Midville (president Val Saxon), Sharon-Raytown (president Paula Atchison) and Warrenton (president Jane Edmunds). More than 160 members and guests attended, including members from other districts throughout the state. […]

What’s Next?

SATURDAY, DEC. 2 Santa Claus is coming back to the City of Midville after 25 years. The city is looking for floats, bands, queens, ROTC units, motorcycles, cars, civic clubs, Boyscouts/Girlscouts, etc. For more information, call 478-589-7557. The lineup for parade will be 1 p.m. and will begin at 2 p.m. Waynesboro Toastmasters will meet 10 a.m. at 841 Jones […]

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{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – DECEMBER 5, 2007 Several Taylor’s Barbecue employees were held at gunpoint when two black men robbed the restaurant at 10:20 Friday night. The men took an undisclosed amount of cash from the business and the employees. ASTA Inc., a subsidiary of the Malaysian based Metrod Group, announced it would open a manufacturing facility in the former […]