Burke County’s littlest cooks had a ton of great ideas on how to prepare the best Thanksgiving feast around. While many told us how to catch and cook a turkey, others provided us with new dishes to try instead of the regular bird. Hot sauce and ketchup (along with pounds of sugar and salt) were the top ingredients, and some […]

Plans for county animal shelter moving forward

The Burke County Commission has taken the next step in the construction of an animal shelter. Last week, the board approved the location site for the shelter, an approximately 4,000-square foot building that will be located on Highway 24 South, just beyond the EMA headquarters. It will share the property with the new Emergency Operations Center (EOC). According to county […]

Lost wedding band returned to owner – thanks to social media

Stuart Howell was frantic when he discovered that his wedding band, a family heirloom of 100 years, had slipped off of his finger at a recent University of Georgia football game. The ring had been given to him by his mother when he married in April this year. His mother had included an inscription on the ring of her and […]

Sheriff’s office receives state and federal grants

At its Nov. 13th meeting the Burke County Commission accepted new grants on behalf of the sheriff’s office totaling $247,190.92 for 2019. The grant funding will provide for assistance with salaries, vehicles, maintenance and other related needs of the sheriff ’s office thanks to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and the Waynesboro Housing Authority. The sheriff’s office reduced its […]

‘Mrs. Louise’ to retire after 33 years of service

She’s been the face of Burke County Extension for three decades, and now she’s clearing off her desk for the last time. “I am not one to sit and watch TV every day,” Louise McClain says of her impending retirement, which includes spending more time with her husband and grandchildren. She plans to stay active. In her church. In her […]

BCMS eighth-graders awarded scholarship

One by one, they took a seat at the table and put pen to paper as they accepted $30,000 in scholarships all together. And they’re only in middle school. Three Burke County Middle School eighth-graders were each awarded a scholarship during a special signing ceremony on Oct. 25, as a part of Georgia’s REACH Program. Each student who completes the […]


The Burke County Woman’s Club will hold the Christmas Tour of Homes from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance at the Burke County Museum, Yvonne’s and Pecan Row or from any club member. The home of Josh and Lauren Dailey – 100 Lauren Lane About five years ago, Lauren told Josh […]

Advance voting begins Tuesday

Voters wishing to cast their ballots early for the Dec. 4 runoff will have just four days to do so. According to Laverne Sello, executive director of the Burke County Board of Elections Office, early voting will begin next Tuesday, Nov. 27, and will continue through Friday, Nov. 30. She says her office has been busy preparing for the quick […]


One way marriages start to suffer is when the passion begins to fade. The newness of the relationship wears off; the partners sometimes become less appreciative and more critical of one another. Positive expressions, including being supportive, encouraging and appreciative during daily interaction is very important to us all. Negative expressions such as disapproval, sarcasm and cynicism can destroy a […]

Troopers ready for busy Thanksgiving holiday

The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is 102 hours long, beginning at 6 p.m. today (Wednesday) and ending at 11:59 a.m. on Sunday. “In an effort to reduce traffic crashes and deter bad driving behaviors, troopers will be patrolling interstates and secondary roads throughout the state during the holiday period”, said Colonel Mark W. McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of […]