2022-10-12 E-Edition


This is part 3 of an ongoing series of stories involving interviews with naturalized citizens who reside in Burke County. Midville Police Officer Ahmed Ismael shed some light on what life was like growing up in Iraq. Ismael lives in the Burke County side of Blythe with his wife Heather and son Achilles and began his role with the Midville […]

Armed robbery arrest leads to wanted mass murderer

On Monday, October 10, deputies from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office arrested James Douglas Drayton, 24, of Spartanburg, SC after he committed armed robbery at Taylor Brothers Express on Hwy 25 north. During the investigation of the robbery and Drayton, it was learned he was a suspect in the murder of five individuals that occurred October 9th, 2022 at a […]

Man faces numerous charges after arrest

Christopher Xavier Hughes of Waynesboro has some serious legal problems stemming from multiple incidents. It started in January, when the Waynesboro Police Department obtained warrants for Hughes for terroristic threats, simple battery and criminal trespass in January after he tried to hit the mother of his two children with a box truck. According to the official incident report, Hughes tried […]

Public input wanted on proposed 5G cell tower

Next month’s Midville City Council meeting will include an opportunity for the public to weigh in on AT&T building a 5G cell phone tower on Jones Street. A September 27 letter from the Baker Donelson law firm states that in order to improve coverage and capacity issue due to increased wireless congestion, AT&T requires a new cell site in the […]

Willow Lane

A ribbon cutting took place for Willow Lane in Downtown Waynesboro October 7.

County looks at new coaching guidelines

The lack of a background check policy has some longterm coaches asking the Board of Commissioners to reconsider their dismissals. Last month, three football coaches approached the BOC, appealing the decision to terminate their positions based on charges in their pasts. Recreation Department Director Stephen Waskey, hired in March, noticed the only policy pertaining to coaches, was obsolete since the […]

tickets available for the 43rd season

Forty-three seasons in and the Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series (WBCS) is still bringing top-rated artists to town. As true to their nature, the group has put together a line-up that has something for everyone this season. Beginning on Saturday, Oct. 22, the group welcomes Elvis tribute artist Jason Sikes and the Sassy Brass Band. The show is sponsored by First National […]

Burke 4-H’ers find success in Forestry Judging contests

Each year, thousands of 4-H members from across the United States prepare and participate in competitive events. Competition is the process of comparing skills. The 4-H program has used competitive events and activities as a means to promote learning and the development of specific skills. According to the National USDA/ES Task Force Report, competition has been accepted as an appropriate […]


Saturday, October 15 Kerby for Kids along with the Sardis Police Department presents Fall Family Fun Day beginning at 11 a.m. at the Sardis Basketball Court/Park. The event includes free food, bouncy houses, a basketball tournament and games. Saturday, October 22 The 15th annual Bird dog Breakaway begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Waynesboro City Park. Saturday, October 29 The […]