In Burke County Weather notification system will warn residents by phone

If a tornado heads toward Burke County in the middle of the night, residents can get a wake-up call, thanks to the new CodeRed Emergency Notification System the EMA is now utilizing. By registering online, residents will be put in a database to receive free automated landline, cell phone and email alerts when a severe thunderstorm, tornado or potentially dangerous […]

Jurors to report for October Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2009 term of Superior Court criminal session with Judge C. Carl C. Brown Jr. presiding. Jurors are to report 10 a.m., Monday, April 12. The list includes one deferred juror and is as follows: Robert E. Mallard, Girard; Tracy Diane Evans, Waynesboro; Michael L. Williams, Louisville; Lynne W. Seeger, Waynesboro; April Lawanta Styles, […]

Plea for help leads to bust

A call for help ended with two people arrested for dealing drugs and another still wanted by Waynesboro police. Demetree Harden, 30, and Clarence Freeman, 60, were jailed Thursday after a caller said Harden was in a shack behind Freeman’s Tucker Avenue home, where her boyfriend was beating her with a gun and holding her against her will. The caller […]

Missing child report launches investigation

Police located a five-yearold who went missing early Saturday morning but are now looking into the circumstances surrounding his disappearance. According to Investigator Claude Wade of the Waynesboro Police Depart- ment, officers were called to a Briarwood apartment around 4 a.m. Saturday after the child’s mother reported she hadn’t seen him since she went to bed at 1 a.m. and […]

From the Blotter

Whacked Deputies are looking for a robber with a bruise in the shape of a large shovel. The offender reportedly got whacked around 10 p.m. Friday when he and another man in a black Chevy S-10 tried to rob a Waynesboro police officer at a dumpster on George Perkins Road. According to the report filed at the sheriff’s office, the […]

Change (and pollen) is in the air

Everything seems to have hit at once. Over the weekend we were inundated with pollen, surprised by the first really warm weather of spring, welcomed the news about jobs being created for the first time in years and began to witness the arrival of the first visitors to the Masters. Then there was Tiger – his first real press conference […]


Spring has sprung and in a hurry, too! We went from winter to summer temperatures in a week’s time. I remember last year’s Easter Sunrise Service and the temperatures were very chilly … it was down right cold! This year many wore light jackets and some of the brave boys donned short-sleeve shirts. How about the dogwoods blossoming just in […]


If you’re from around Dixie there are certain things that are just understood to be a part of our civilization. Somewhere along the line growing up Southern, though it’s doubtful that you could pinpoint exactly when it happened, certain bits of knowledge just became a part of your being. And certain occurrences became the norm. For instance, if you grew […]

Looking Back

10 years ago: April 5, 2000 Burke County Commissioners approved an incentive package to attract FIAMM Technologies to locate a plant here. Approximately 200 BCHS students and faculty members were being tested after a 15-year-old freshman was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis. Burke County High School carried a 17-4 record into a baseball game with Cross Creek that could give the […]