2020-02-12 E-Edition

Love is in the Air

With Valentine’s Day approaching, we sat down with two local couples to get their take on love and marriage. Abi and Adam Johnson, newlyweds approaching their eight-month anniversary, told us what married life is really like, while Toni and Michael “Cowboy Mike” Searles shared the wisdom they’ve gained over the last 56 years together. ABI & ADAM How did you […]

Sen. Stone will not seek re-election

State Senator Jesse Stone is not running for re-election. The fiveterm veteran legislator, who is currently serving as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, confirmed reports that he had decided to step down. He is a former mayor of Waynesboro and a finalist for the Superior Court judgeship being vacated by Judge Michael Annis. Stone issued the following statement Tuesday: […]

Scott enters run for county sheriff

Wayne Scott announced this week that he intends to qualify to run for Burke County Sheriff. Scott, born and raised in Burke County, is a graduate of Waynesboro High School. Upon graduation, he joined the 319th Army reserve unit where he served three years before joining the United States Air Force. He served in a combat role in Desert Storm […]

Lively announces run for District 5

Burke County entrepreneur Q.U. “Art” Lively III has announced his candidacy for the District 5 county commission seat currently held by George DeLoach. Lively, 45, a native of Waynesboro, graduated from Burke County Comprehensive High School in 1992 and attended several colleges. He has been a successful businessman in the county and was formerly an agent for Farm Bureau Insurance. […]

Let’s Talk Love

Judson Burch Age 5 What does it mean to be in love? I don’t know but I told Abby I was in love with her one time. What would you wear to your wedding? Fancy clothes, like a wedding suit. And girls wear dresses that go all the way to the ground. My sister had to trim hers up; it […]

A southern shindig

A large crowd gathered Saturday for a true southern soiree as everyone celebrated the 2020 Taste of Burke County. The event, which raises money for the Wimberly House Ministries, featured 13 vendors who brought in their best dishes and desserts for sampling while those in attendance danced the night away. Live and silent auctions were also held and Elvis Presley […]

Farrow is STAR student

Burke County High School senior Elijah Farrow received the title of Burke County STAR student Monday night during the annual banquet hosted by the Waynesboro Exchange Club. Farrow and his STAR teacher Jared DeLoach, pictured at right, move on to region competition in March. Runners-up were also honored by the Exchange Club. Above, pictured with Farrow and DeLoach at center, […]

Ingevity teams up with Wimberly House

Through partnership with Wimberly House Ministries, Ingevity recently made a large donation to the Waynesboro Care Pregnancy Center. Ingevity’s Jada Humphrey, along with other Ingevity staff, came to the Wimberly House and presented Lindsay Whinghter of the center with donations collected by Ingevity employees. Included in the donation were 40 diaper bags filled with diapers, wipes, baby lotion and ointments. […]

Miss Williams to wed Mr. Page

Craig and Jami Williamson of Norristown and Barbara Williamson and Eddie Glover of Swainsboro are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Faith LaJoy Williamson, to Mr. Brandon Burley Page, son of Burley and Connie Page of Kite. The wedding is planned for Feb. 29, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. at The Copper Barn, 740 Aaron […]