2021-09-08 E-Edition

Reflections Twenty-year anniversary of 9/11

Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, marks 20 years since our nation was marred by terrorists. The shock and devastation of that day is embedded in American history forever, and the thousands of innocent lives lost will not be forgotten. We dedicate this week’s issue in memory of those who perished in the cruel and senseless attacks. Below, some of our local […]

COVID testing options expand here

As the number of infected with COVID-19 continues to increase, Burke County residents may need to think about way to manage the virus long-term. COVID-19 is unlikely to be going away completely, US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said in a September 6 article published by Politico. “It is really important that we convey that success does not equal no cases,” […]

Former Sardis Councilman Arthur Long dies at age 78

Arthur Long, who served on the Sardis City Council for 17 years died September 2 due to COVID-19 complications. A statement from the City of Sardis September 7 said the following: “ Mr. Arthur Long served on Sardis City Council for seventeen years. During 2015 – 2019, he was appointed as Mayor Pro-tem. He resigned on July 13th, 2021, due […]


This Saturday, we celebrate the farmers. The Waynesboro Shrine Club will present its 19th Annual Farm Fest on Sept. 11, in a day-long event that honors farmers, individuals and businesses who support the county through agriculture. Gates open at 9 a.m. at the Southern Bank Pavilion, located at the corner of Liberty and Ninth streets. The annual parade will begin […]

New voting laws change absentee ballot procedures

The Board of Elections met Tuesday and discussed changes brought about by new voting legislation. New election laws mandate that workers monitor drop box activities. People will no longer be allowed to drop off absentee ballots in large quantities. “To have an absentee ballot, you have to be a part of that immediate family,” said Chairman Harrison Simpson. Vice-Chairman Ed […]

Benefit rides fund local teen’s jaw surgery and BCPS teacher’s liver transplant

A motorcycle run September 18 will benefit a 13-year-old Waynesboro student in need of surgery. Jordan came back from a trip to Florida in July with a lump in his mouth. “It looked like he had dip in his mouth,” his mother Tiffany Price said. “There was nothing there but it was swollen.” Doctors at Children’s Hospital of Georgia found […]


Shepeard Community Blood Center is honoring September as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by collecting toys for the Children’s Hospital of Georgia (CHOG). A box has been placed at the Burke County Sheriff’s Office for anyone wishing to donate. Items requested are Fisher-Price toys, Hot Wheels sets, Legos sets, Mega blocks, playing cards (i.e. Uno), action figures, stuffed animals with […]

Grandparent Scams Still Targeting Seniors

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is still warning wellmeaning seniors about “emergency” scams designed to fool them into thinking that their grandchild is hurt, has been arrested or is stranded, and in need of money. According to recent FBI reports, the “Grandparent Scam” has been around since 2008, but they continue to plague well-meaning seniors. Retirees are an attractive target […]

Talking their way out of the soup kettle

Jon Jon’s Turtle Soup, a children’s book published August 23, is named after a former Edmund Burke Academy student. Dawn Evans lived in Waynesboro for 15 years. She worked as a paraprofessional for Burke County Public Schools until 2011. Her son Jon graduated from EBA in 2012. The book chronicles Jon Jon’s fishing adventure. The animals tell their stories, convincing […]