2019-06-26 E-Edition

Teenager killed in Sardis shooting

            One teenager is dead and another behind bars following a shooting in Sardis on Sunday night. According to reports, Sardis police and deputies of the Burke County Sheriff’s Office responded to North Hill Street just before 11 p.m. on June 23, following a call that there had been a shooting. Upon arrival, 16-year-old Tybralyn […]

Augusta man found in swamp after stealing purse from church

A Burke County Sheriff’s K9 sniffed out an Augusta man in a swamp after he stole a woman’s purse from a parked car at a church. According to reports, Christopher Weston, 29, was pulled from a swampy area near a pond, shirtless and covered in mud, following a six-mile car chase with the Georgia State Patrol. The 68-year-old victim said […]

DeLaigle steps down from board of commissioners

A man who served the county over the last decade has stepped down from office. In a letter dated June 17 and addressed to vice chairman Terri Kelly, Burke County Board of Commissioners Chairman Allen DeLaigle submitted his resignation, citing health issues. “I have enjoyed these past ten years serving with you and the other members of the County Commission,” […]

$1.4 million lotto ticket sold in Waynesboro

Five numbers led a lucky lotto player to a seven digit figure. On June 19, a single Fantasy 5 jackpot ticket was sold in Waynesboro, leading its owner to a $1,402,430 prize. Who the winner is remains a secret. According to Nia Roberts, communications coordinator for the Georgia Lottery Corporation, the ticket was claimed on the same day, but the […]

Training highlights limited healthcare access

There were more people than there were chairs in the makeshift waiting room set up outside the auditorium of Burke County High School Saturday, June 22, as people arrived for the last day of health care services provided by the East Central Georgia Innovative Readiness Training exercise, which is funded through the Department of Defense. So many, in fact, that […]

Cash needed for Mad Anthony’s Big Boom

Mad Anthony’s Big Boom Fireworks Extravaganza is one week away, and the City of Waynesboro’s Downtown Development Authority is just $965 shy from the show’s nearly $10,000 price tag. “We did it again,” DDA Director Don Lively said Tuesday morning as he collected up another round of checks. “We are almost at our goal, and this wouldn’t be possible without […]

BCSO captain named chief of Walthoursville Police Department

Capt. Jerry Blash of the Burke County Sheriff’s Office was recently appointed as the police chief in the city of Walthoursville. “Although we are sad to lose Jerry to another agency, we are extremely proud of him and happy for him,” said BCSO Sheriff Alfonzo Williams. “It is part of our mission to empower our people to grow and move […]

City to help control beaver dams, population

While beavers continue to be a nuisance along Jones Lake, the City of Waynesboro is doing what it can to find a solution. During last week’s council meeting, city manager Jerry Coalson said they’d hit somewhat of a roadblock when the recommended consultant for a proposed project declined to offer a cost estimate. Back in October, after the urging of […]

What’s Next?

EFFECTIVE MAY 27 Due to the implementation of D.R.I.V.E.S., it is now necessary that ALL motor vehicle transactions be completed by 4:30 p.m. daily at the Burke County Tax Commissioner’s Office. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 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 […]