Analysts recommend scrapping Vogtle 3 & 4

According to a report by The Atlanta Journal- Constitution, analysts appointed by the Georgia Public Service Commission to evaluate progress at Plant Vogtle in Burke County say the project should be cancelled as Georgia Power failed to manage it in a “reasonable manner.” The report said that completion of the project is no longer economical “given the additional costs and […]

SRP Federal Credit Union to acquire Southern Bank

SRP Federal Credit Union announced last week that the company has signed an agreement to buy Southern Bank. In a press release issued Wednesday, Nov. 29, Harry Gunsallus, president and CEO of SRP FCU, said, “We are delighted that Southern Bank has agreed to join with SRP Federal Credit Union, to help strengthen and expand our presence in the thriving […]

Edmonds elected as new Sardis mayor

The City of Sardis will be under new leadership come the new year. Carol Edmonds secured the mayoral position in the city’s runoff election on Tuesday night by 11 votes and made history as the first woman to ever be elected mayor in Sardis. She garnered 101 votes compared to Preston Conner’s 90. According to Sardis City Clerk Jennie Johnson, […]

Two killed in separate accidents

Two Burke County residents were killed in separate accidents over the weekend. A little before 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, 68-year-old Gloria Jean Standridge of River Road was killed when she failed to yield the right-of-way at the intersection of State Route 23 and Ben Hatcher Road. According to a Georgia State Patrol report, 27-year-old Qutavis Cadaren Lowery was […]


First Baptist Church of Waynesboro will hold Lessons and Carols Sunday, December 10 at 6 p.m. at the church. This traditional format is a service of scripture and supporting carols, having its origin on Christmas Eve 1880 in England. The original format has been adapted in that the musical selections are different each year, while including traditional favorites. The service […]

Bah humbug!

The weekend is upon us, and that means the public gets to see the first performances of the Burke Community Theatre. The group, made up local thespians, will present “Eb Scrooge: A Southern Fried Carol” on Dec. 8-9, at 7 p.m. at the Burke County Office Park auditorium. The production, which is a southernized version of Charles Dickens’ classic “A […]

Heroes headed to town

Santa isn’t the only hero headed to Downtown Waynesboro on Saturday. The annual Christmas parade kicks off Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. down Liberty Street, and the theme for this year is “A Superhero Christmas.” Parade participants should be lined up at the Exchange Club fairgrounds by 11:30 a.m., and only those walking in the parade should throw candy to […]

Pride of Burke County takes home awards

The Pride of Burke County Marching Band competed in the Grovetown Invitational Marching Contest at Grovetown High School recently. The awards received were as follows: Superior Drum Major and Percussion, Excellent Color Guard and Superior Band during both the preliminary and final rounds. Also, the POBC received third place in its class and ninth place in the overall competition.

EBA Students of the Month

Edmund Burke Academy recently announces its Planters EMC Students of the Month for the month of November. Those students are, from left, front row: Ava Timms, Gavin Arbisi, Griffin Smith, Cami Sasser and Blair Johnson; and back row: Harry Newton, Brooks Broxton, William Ray Wasden, Mark Thomas Wasden and Dailey Sylvester.

What’s Next?

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6 Free diabetic teaching will be offered in the Burke Medical Center classroom, 6-8 p.m. The course is designed to help diabetics learn how to better control their diabetes through healthy eating. Participants should eat before they come and are encouraged to bring along their partners or anyone who helps with food preparation. Please enter through Emergency Room […]