Local investorsmake big changes downtown

Downtown Waynesboro has seen a lot of changes in the last few years as revitalization efforts have changed the esthetics, local businesses have flourished and residents have begun to shop locally. The vision for keeping Waynesboro not only alive, but thriving has become contagious. The appeal of our small town and its residents are causing folks from far and near […]

County proposes $98 million budget

Salary increases across the board account for more than $1 million in the county’s $98 million budget for fiscal year 2019. Of the $1 million proposed salary increase, $384,573 comes from the county’s step plan and another $618,582 from a 2.4 percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for all county employees. Additionally, considerable pay increases and new positions tack on […]

Shopping event to kickoff football season

“One, two, three, hut!” will become, “One, two, three, SHOP!” come next Thursday. Downtown Waynesboro businesses could think of no better way to ring in football season than with extended store hours and deals that are sure to be as exhilarating as a touchdown. Sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority, “Shop ’Til You Drop … Your Tailgate” will be held […]

Local man forges new creative frontiers

What do a Navy medic, a graphic designer, an artist, a chef and a children’s book author all have in common? Well, if you’re Geof Redd, you are what they all have in common. Since leaving Burke County High School as a graduate in 2002, Redd has lived the professional life some people only dream about. Immediately after graduation, Redd […]

Wounded Warrior hunt

This year Savannah River Nuclear Solutions will be conducting a one-day still hunt for deer, hogs and coyotes. The hunt will be held at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, S.C. on Friday, Nov. 9, from 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. A continental breakfast will be provided. For more information or to obtain an application, go to: www.srs.gov/general/ deer_ hunt/2018_ […]


Whether students like it or not, standardized testing is a large part of their high school career. These tests provide evaluations for not only students, but teachers and the education system as a whole. However, the amount standardized tests accurately measure one’s abilities is being questioned. As a high school student, I see peers in all of my classes with […]

Board of assessors mails out assessment notices

The Burke County Board of Assessors has mailed the 2018 Annual Notice of Assessment to all Burke County property owners, and the County’s Chief Appraiser, Phillip Wren, recommends recipients pay close attention to this year’s notice. Wren says that his office has completed a three-year process of physically reviewing every residential parcel in the county, primarily through the aid of […]

What’s Next?

SATURDAY, SEPT. 1 Waynesboro Toastmasters will meet at 10 a.m. at 841 Jones Avenue. We continue to utilize the Pathways learning experience to develop communication and leadership skills. Visit the international website at www.toastmasters.org and follow club 5901 on Facebook. Open to the community. MACEC will celebrate its ninth anniversary with a yard sale from 5 to 7 p.m. at […]

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{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – SEPT. 3, 2008 46 year-old Johnna Reid of Waynesboro died when her jet ski went over the Savannah River Dam and plunged 50 feet. Three robberies were reported within 30 hours of each other over the weekend. A woman was attacked and robbed outside the CVS Store as she approached the entrance at about 5 p.m. […]