Valdosta State Graduates Five Burke County residents met all the qualifications for undergraduate or graduate degrees from Valdosta State University following the completion of summer or fall semester. The new graduates include Eric Parker, Sherry Spencer and Sydney Land, all of Waynesboro, and Briana Brown and Darius Guillory of Hephzibah. Valdosta State Dean’s List Eight area students have been named […]


Shoniyah “Miracle” Kelly is turning one year old on February 4, 2015. Miracle is the daughter of Frank and Shanta Kelly of Midville, GA. Grandparents are James and Martha Mobley of Sardis, GA and Doris Kelly of Waynesboro, GA., the late Harold Cummings, Lafayetta Kelly, and Emma Kelly. Great-Grandparents are James Frank of Waynesboro, GA and Olien Frank of Sardis, […]

100 DAYS … WHEW!

Edmund Burke Academy kindergartners and preschoolers celebrated their 100th day of school. At right, Claire Syms joined K-5 in dressing up like 100-year-olds. Below, K-4 students are pictured with their 100-animal collage.


Edmund Burke Academy recently announced its Planters EMC Students of the Month for January. The 16 students recognized for excellence include: front row, from left: Madison Jones, Miley Jones, Leah Hardy and Claire Syms; middle row: Sydney Coble, Astrid Soto, Luke Springer, Payton Palmer, Layla Nunnally and Emma Hirschauer; and back row: Lane Waters, William Hood, Cole Mobley, Nora Kate […]


Black Heritage Expo returns to Boggs

A Black Youth Heritage Expo is on tap at Boggs Rural Life Center in Keysville, Feb. 23-28. Last year, the event was attended by nearly 800 students. Schools, churches and youth groups can sign up now for field trips which will center on African American history with an emphasis on “Past, Present & Future Heroes.” According to organizers from Joynt […]


Rosemont Special Presentation Rosemont Baptist Church will host guest speaker Ashley Smith Robinson on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. Robinson garnered national attention after being taken hostage by Atlanta Courthouse killer Brian Nichols in 2005 and convincing him to surrender to police. She will share her powerful testimony of the Lord’s hand in those events. No tickets are required […]

Sardis, Waynesboro chiefs attend 2015 winter training

As part of their continuing education and training in the administration of law enforcement, Sardis Police Chief Scotti Sanford and Waynesboro Police ChiefAugustus Palmer III attended the 2015Annual Winter Training Conference sponsored by the GeorgiaAssociation of Chiefs of Police. The three-day training in Augusta covered a variety of topics such as “Anti-Government Extremism & White Supremacy,” “Update on Georgia Peace […]

Burke County Jail Bookings January 26 – February 1

Congregation celebrates new building in Waynesboro

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held an open house and dedication for their new church building located in Waynesboro. Built to accommodate its growing congregation, the new building, located at 284 Highway 56 North, will serve its members and the community in Waynesboro and nearby communities. The 12,137 square foot building features concrete masonry and […]


Liam Marcus Vandenbulcke

Michael and Megan Vandenbulcke are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Liam Marcus, born October 14, 2014 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. He weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces and was 22 inches long. He was welcomed home by brothers Aiden (9) and Luke (5). Grandparents are Alan and Debbie Register and Kathy Vandenbulcke, all of Waynesboro. Great grandparents […]