Lona Lamar Cunningham Saxon

Lona Lamar C. Saxon, 87, passed away, Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at her residence in Brooklet. She was a native of Lincolnton, Georgia, a former resident of Chatham County and a longtime resident of Bulloch County. She was a member of the El Dora Baptist Church and had devoted her life to her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Surviving […]

Enjoying the good news

EDITOR: I would like to thank associate editor Elizabeth Billips for the wonderful way she presented her feature story about Miss Jessie Holmes. Congratulations to her, the editor and the publisher, Mr. Roy Chalker, and the staff for the wonderful news of Burke County. I have been a subscriber for a long time. Thank you also for the very wonderful […]

Author thanks Burke County

EDITOR: I was personally touched by the number of people who attended my presentation and book signing in spite of the severe storm on July 8. The Burke County Genealogical and Historical Society invited me for a discussion and signing on my recent Book, A Reflection of a Phenomenal Mama: Rebecca. This biography is about the life of my grandmother, […]

John Lewis Amerson

John Lewis Amerson “Hee-Haw”, 62, of Hephzibah, entered into rest July 12, 2013. He is survived by five sisters; Sandra, Nora and Sherry, all of Hephzibah, Agnes “Tootsie” of Stapleton, and Darlene of Matthews; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral was Monday, July 15.

Jeannette Newsome Hadden

Jeanette Newsome Hadden, 83, of Blythe, died Wednesday, July 10. 2013. She is survived by survived by five children; W.E. Hadden of Columbia, S.C., Melvin Hadden (Deborah) of Bartow, GA., Dwain Hadden (Becky) of Hephzibah, and Freddie Hadden of Blythe. The funeral was Friday, July 12.

Leslie Jenkins


It seems as if I have always been a day late and a dollar short, so that is probably why I find myself behind on writing about the holidays. I was a week or two late in writing about Father’s Day and I missed out on Independence Day as well. However, like most human beings, I can come up with […]

We’ve come so far, yet have so far to go!

Jim Shumard

It does not surprise me that we have a long way to go regarding human relations and in fact I would say we have an eternal journey in this light. Sin is about separation from God, from one another and from our very selves. The story the Bible tells of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden reveals how […]

The Verdict: What the Trayvon Martin Case Tells Us About Ourselves

Guest Editorial

This past Sunday, my pastor gave a sermon entitled “Your Neighbor as Yourself.” Most of us are familiar with the parable of the Good Samaritan and how he proved to be a better neighbor than the priest and Levite who passed him by. A central message of the story is how difficult it is to see people as ourselves. Since […]

Don Lively


“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 2 2 : 6 KJV It will be a long time before the child I just met will be old. But I feel sure he’ll try to occasionally depart from the straight and narrow fairly early, so why […]

Looking Back

10 years ago – July 16, 2003 Local attorney Jesse Stone said he would be a candidate for Mayor of Waynesboro in the next city election. Incumbent Mayor Martin Dolin said he was moving from the city and would not beable to serve another term. Burke County Commissioners voted 3-2 not to commit $10,000 to match a $25,000 state grant […]