Midville man sought in Dollar Depot attack

Deputies are looking for a Midville man who followed his girlfriend into the Dollar Depot and brutally beat and robbed her. Charles Edward Rackins, 31, is charged with battery, robbery by force and cruelty to children. “She had their baby in her arms the first time he slammed her down,” Investigator Gene Boseman of the Burke County Sheriff’s Office said. […]


Show teams gear up for fall

Nearly a dozen youngsters on the 4-H and FFA livestock show teams worked in a little pre-season practice by learning how to prepare their goats and sheep for the fall show circuit. Burke Feed and Farm Supply hosted the clinic in partnership with the 4-H and the FFA chapters. Volunteer Shelley Coble demonstrated grooming techniques and taught the students about […]


10,000 pounds of food

275 hungry families

Burke County Jail Bookings May 26-June 1

From the Blotter

Tanked Deputies are looking for a thief with gas. Last week a Waynesboro farmer reported that someone broke the locked fuel cap on his parked tractor and helped himself. According to the report, approximately 170 gallons of diesel were filched. Road grill A bizarre road hazard was reported last Thursday night. A motorist on Stoney Bluff Road had to stop […]

Congress approves cash for local land conservation


From Staff Reports Congress has passed legislation to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for American landowners who agree to certain conservation measures for their land. Each county in Georgia has land which may be eligible for these programs. In many years, money appropriated by Congress goes unused because landowners are unaware that their land qualifies. That’s where the Georgia […]

Waynesboro Clean Up set for Saturday morning


City officials want the city to look its best for Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (BRAG). The Waynesboro Clean & Beautiful campaign will kick off at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 7 behind city hall. Waynesboro officials are seeking volunteers, including businesses, churches, civic groups, school groups and scout organizations, to help clean up the streets and neighborhoods of their choice. They […]

Dr. Fred Harrison, Jr. appointed State Executive Director for FSA


From Staff Reports Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently appointed Dr. Fred Harrison, Jr. as the new state executive director (SED) for the USDA Georgia Farm Service Agency (FSA). Harrison is a native of Winterville and joined the Georgia FSA team on Monday, June 2. Harrison is no stranger to FSA; he served on the Georgia FSA State Committee since 2010 […]

Miss Brown to wed Mr. Kittrell


Lillian Akers Brown of Statesboro and James Michael and Mariana Brown of Chatsworth, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Katherine Brown of Statesboro, to Nathaniel Taylor Kittrell, son of Charlie Tull Kittrell Jr. and Debbie Harper Kittrell of Waynesboro, Ga. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of William Thomas Akers Sr. and the late Donell Thompson Akers of Statesboro […]