2022-08-24 E-Edition

Bear built for the big leagues

Although players must rise through the ranks of the minor leagues before hitting the big time, another Burke County High School graduate is on his way to living out his dream. The Seattle Mariners selected 2018 graduate Bill Knight Jr. in the 10th round of a 3-day MLB draft last month. BCHS baseball coach Billy Marchman has maintained a close […]

City approves Greenway Trail zoning request

Future housing at the Greenway Trail may allow teachers to drive golf carts to work. The Planning Commission met July 26 to discuss rezoning of a 4-acre portion of a 49-acre parcel of land at 102 South View Drive from C-2 to R-1. The applicant, Dexter R. Drake, requested this zoning amendment to allow for the development of 2 single […]

Sardis Mayor asks for residents’ help

Mayor Roger Lane says he sympathizes with the citizens’ frustrations with discolored water dispensing from their taps. “We have been having a problem with water for many years, for decades,” Lane said. “As the Mayor, I and the council feel the same as the citizens, we are disappointed with the water.” The problem stems from old iron pipes that have […]

BCHS grads will start new grocery store

Burke County High School 2021 graduates Tyrek Scott, Keyora Parker and James Fields are not wasting any time pursuing their dream. The trio is bringing a new grocery store to Waynesboro in March 2023. Bears in the Kitchen (BIK) Grocery will stock food items only, consisting of locally grown produce and fresh meat from Knight’s Meat Company. No non-food items […]

Cleaning up Ellison Bridge Boat Ramp

Game Warden Skyler Redmond warns partiers that the Department of Natural Resources is cracking down on people who violate the law at Ellison Bridge Boat Ramp, outside of Sardis. The state-owned recreational area boasts 34 acres with access to swimming, boating, fishing, duck hunting, walking and bike riding along Brier Creek. The area is open 24/7 and presents water in […]

Recordkeeping becomes a grave issue for Vidette

During Vidette’s city council meeting August 19, attorney Chris Dube pointed out that the city’s CPA is requesting records pertaining to the city’s ownership of the cemetery. A deed shows that Vidette has owned the property since 1962. Dube asked Councilman Robert Peel to turn over to the city records showing who is buried and who owns plots. Peel said […]

Burke Health makes heartfelt history

Burke Health made local history on July 20th by performing the first cardiac catheterization procedure in Waynesboro. Dr. Abraham Lin, a boardcertified cardiologist at Burke Cardiology, led the Burke Health Cardiac Cath Team in the first peripheral angiogram in their new state-of-the-art cath lab. The patient was able to return to the comfort of their home shortly after completing the […]

Study shows financial value of University System degrees

University System of Georgia (USG) graduates from the Class of 2021 will earn more than $1 million more during their lifetimes than they would have without earning a bachelor’s degree, according to a new study. The study, conducted by Jeff Humphreys, director of the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, revealed the […]


Editor: The Waynesboro City Council recently voted unanimously to re-zone part of a commercial property to residential, creating a 4-acre residential island completely surrounded by commerciallyzoned property. They did this despite knowing that the adjacent property very likely has environmental issues based on its past use. I would ask the council members if they personally would want to live on […]