City prosecutor replaced with Dube

City attorney Chris Dube will now serve as Waynesboro’s solicitor too. Monday night, city council appointed him prosecuting attorney for Municipal Court. In January he will replace Augusta lawyer Inga Hicks, who was hired for the position several years ago by former police chief Alfonzo Williams. Dube’s partner, Dalton Dawdy, will be assistant prosecuting attorney. The decision followed a 3-1 […]


The Edmund Burke chapter of the National Beta Club has inducted 28 new members. They are, front: Haley Chandler, Peter Cates, Bailee Small, Cody McTeer, Mary-Lynn Murray, Neely Mann, Kate Reeves; second row: Hannah Rhodes, Amber Len Hendrix, Johnathan Reeves, Abby Taylor Harrison, Allie Goode, Will Dasher, Lane Christian; third row: Kayley Sapp, Maggie Nehlsen, Carter Mobley, Madison McMillan, Michael […]

EPD presents grant funds to school system

Going green earned some green for Burke County Public Schools’ bus fleet. The school system was awarded a $183,750 grant to purchase propane school buses as part of an effort to decrease diesel fuel consumption through a program administered by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. Pamela Tinley Earl, a program manager for the EPD, said these kinds of grants provide […]


Burke County Exchange Club members honored eight local students with the club’s Youth of the Month awards during the first semester this school term. At left, club president Suzanne Sharkey is pictured with honorees from Edmund Burke Academy, Hayley Chandler, Lane Christian and Abby Taylor Harrison, and EBA assistant headmaster Ray Miller. At right, Sharkey is pictured with Burke County […]

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WPD gets $20,000 to combat drunk driving

The Waynesboro Police Department will put 20-grand into making roadways safer. Thanks to a grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in Atlanta, a $20,000 grant will help them continue their Rolling Thunder roadblocks to get impaired drivers off the road. According to GOHS officials, the 2014 grant is designed for smaller law enforcement agencies, like WPD, that have […]

Burke County Jail Bookings December 9-15

Church News

Palmer Grove Palmer Grove Baptist Church, located at 3261 Old Waynesboro Road, Hephzibah, will host its Annual Christmas Program & Fellowship, 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20. Clear Spring Clear Spring Missionary Baptist Church will host its Christmas program, 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Dec 22. The church is located on Old Wadley Road in Midville. Asbury Methodist Asbury United Methodist Church will […]

Father gets 24-year sentence for child pornography

A Waynesboro father who was caught offering his daughter’s photo on a child pornography website will spend more than 24 years in prison. Stephen Jeffrey Babb, 28, was sentenced in federal court Monday after pleading guilty to child pornography in January. United States District Court Judge J. Randal Hall also ordered him to pay $6,000 to the victims and, after […]


During the fall semester, three Burke County students competed in a number of dairy heifer shows. Burke County High School senior Lanie Newman and Burke County Middle seventh grader Noah Mallard were able to exhibit their livestock through the Burke County FFA chapter. Jiles Coble, a student at Edmund Burke Academy, showed through the local Burke County 4-H. The trio […]