The Faithful Journey

African American History is vitally important to Hattie Outlaw, and she’s spent a great deal of her life making sure others know its value. From sharing about her trips to Africa to educating local school children as well as adults, she plays a large role in keeping each upcoming generation plugged in to their heritage. She stopped by The True […]

$1.3 million drug bust results in five arrests

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office assisted in a two-year long operation that uncovered more than $1.3 million in marijuana and resulted in the arrest of five drug manufacturers and dealers. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Southeastern Regional Drug Enforcement Office (GBI SRDEO) executed four separate search warrants in Burke and Jenkins counties related to the ongoing […]

Blueberries & BBQ, a new local product

Local restaurant owners have helped put Byne’s blueberries on the map again. They’ve found a way to pair the crop with chicken wings for quite the dynamic duo. Mark and Effy Cates, owners of Wingin Out in Waynesboro, have spent the past year perfecting recipes for their famous wings, and when they took a shot at making BBQ sauce with […]

Family Y closer to completion, membership drive launched

In just a few short months, the doors to the Family YMCA will officially be open, and residents from Burke County and surrounding areas will join in on the fun. However, while Family Y staff and volunteers are excitedly anticipating the grand opening this summer, they’ve got several weeks of contests and giveaways planned leading up to the big event. […]

EBA: Generations of tradition

A house is like any other building. It has walls, a roof on top and many rooms. What makes your home unique, though, are the people who live inside it. The same thing could be said about the school you attend. The quality of your time there is dependent upon the people who roam inside those walls. This quality is […]


Bullying has always been around. I’m not referring to the occasional spat or the teasing or taunting we’ve all experienced sometimes between K-5 and 12th grade. I’m not describing the fist fight where the guys are punished and back to being friends the next day. The bullying I’m addressing is when the perpetrator intends to cause harm to a victim, […]

Parrish earns master’s degree

Denise Hendrix Parrish graduated Dec. 14, 2018, with a master’s degree in public administration from Augusta University, where she was also inducted into the Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society for public administration professionals. An employee in the university’s Division of Communications and Marketing, Parrish has worked in media relations the past 11 years for the university and its health system. […]

Spartan Rock is Friday

Edmund Burke Academy students are bringing their talents to the stage in an effort to help raise money for their school. This Friday, March 1, EBA will hold its annual Spartan Rock Auction and Talent Show at the Burke County Office Park Auditorium in Waynesboro. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with students showcasing their various talents beginning at 6. […]

Political Cartoon


On a recent Friday night I couldn’t help but notice the young woman in the seat in front of me at a concert by an legendary rock band. She watched the renowned singers and musicians, all now in their 70s but still working hard playing their iconic music, including a 10 minute percussion set with its primal beats and yells […]