Quilts of Valor

A group of local ladies is using its sewing talent to say thank you to service members and veterans. Through “Quilts of Valor” the group, named Bird Dog Quilters, has joined a nationwide movement to cover those touched by war with a comforting quilt. Though costly and time consuming, Nina Springer says their goal is to make a quilt for […]

All suspects in custody for Fleming murder

Two additional suspects have been arrested for the April 5th murder of a 27-year-old Waynesboro man. According to the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, Antonio Haynes was apprehended on Tuesday, April 16, by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at an apartment complex off Damascus Road in Augusta. The two agencies, joined by the Waynesboro Police Department, the U.S. Marshal’s Office, Richmond […]

FCA tennis Back-to-back state champs

For the second year in a row, the boys varsity tennis team at Faith Christian Academy has secured the state tennis title for the GICAA (Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association). Following two days of competition at Rome Tennis Center at Berry College on April 16-17, the Faith Christian Academy boys varsity tennis team won the state championship for Division 1. […]

Spartans are region champs in baseball

Edmund Burke’s Spartan baseball team has gone undefeated in region 4-AA, and though they’ve got one region matchup to finish, they were able to clinch the title on Monday following a 10-0 victory over Briarwood Academy. The title marks the third for EBA this school year, having already won region championships in both football and basketball. The Spartans record stands […]

Local businesses recognized for success

Rowell Electric receives Georgia Contractor of the Year award Rusty Rowell of Rowell Electric was recently named the IEC Georgia Chapter’s 2019 Contractor of the Year. According to IEC, through the support of Rowell Electric, IEC established its onsite apprenticeship training program in Augusta, expanding its onsite locations and creating more opportunities for IEC Augusta contractors to educate their workers. […]


What words do you find yourself using each day? I think we all can remember the people who affected us as children. The adults who had the most positive influence on us used phrases like: “You can accomplish anything you want if you are willing to work for it; don’t ever give up on your dreams and I will support […]

What’s Next?

FRIDAY, APRIL 26 The Burke County Master Gardeners will hold their 18th annual plant sale 3-6 p.m. at the Southern Bank Pavilion in Waynesboro. The sale features a variety of plant and flower species of interest to growers of many kinds of gardens. The sale will go on, rain or shine. “Unbroken” a steam art show exploring mehndi will be […]

Celebrating Georgia Cities Week

The City of Waynesboro has been busy this week as it participates in the Georgia Cities Week. So far, the city has held a mock council meeting and local students enjoyed Storytime with the Mayor. The celebration continues today (Wednesday, April 24) with the Minion Movie with the Mayor, which will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Ice Plant. There […]

Political Cartoon


It’s been three days since the preacher preached about “the” three days. He preached about it twice. Once at the sunrise service in the cemetery and again during the regular worship hour where the church house was packed. He spoke about three days that changed the world. A lot can happen in three days. We’ll talk about that in a […]