Aphids in Cotton and Their Control

It is that time of year when Aphis gossypii, commonly referred to as cotton aphids, start making their presence known. Cotton aphid numbers have been increasing over the last couple of weeks. This is an issue we deal with every year, especially toward the later part of July. Cotton aphids can infest cotton plants from seedling emergence until harvest and […]

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Here we are nearing the end of July already and a number of Burke County Public Schools’ staff members are spending part of it getting ready for the 2016-2017 school year. I want to welcome employees, parents, students, and community into the new school year. It is through our team efforts that our students and our school system are able […]

Police Lives Matter

With all the tragedy surrounding police officers across the globe, a group of Burke County citizens decided it was time to say THANK YOU to the local guys who risk their lives to protect this county each day. Waynesboro resident Dana Rogers Quick said she was scrolling through Facebook when a post about boosting the morale of police officers caught […]

AN EAGLE! Waynesboro scout leads project at Magnolia Springs

Ashley Clark, a rising 11th grader at Edmund Burke Academy, completed his Eagle Scout Project on April 23. Ashley, along with the assistance of Troop 25 members and parents, built and installed canoe and paddle board racks to be used at Magnolia Springs State Park. He and his older brother Myers, who completed his Eagle Project last August, will be […]

Why Black Lives Matter To Me

There are deathbed conversions. I was there for one. The day before he died in 2003, I asked my grandfather what was the greatest thing he had done in his 86 years of life. He thought for less than a second, and said, “ I saved a black man’s life in the middle of the Pacific ocean.” My grandfather was […]


Blount Chapel Blount Chapel Baptist, 638 Blount Chapel Road near Vidette, will hold its Annual Revival at 7 p.m. nightly July 18-21. Minister for the week will be Rev. Clary Dishmond, Jr., pastor of Brown Grove Baptist Church. Summer Revival Palmer Grove Baptist Church will hold its Annual Evangelistic (Summer Revival) Services July 18-20 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Guest Evangelist […]


Two cars were involved in a collision just before 9 a.m. Tuesday on W Sixth Street in Waynesboro. Both drivers sustained only minor injuries and were evaluated by the Burke County EMA. No further details were available at press time.



SGA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 265 Charles Perry Avenue, SardisPrincipal: Joshua BrantleyEnrollment: 313 (approximate)Grades: Pre-K-5Open House: 2-4 p.m., Sunday, July 31First Day: Wednesday, Aug. 3School Hours: 8:30 a.m.-3:35 p.m.Student drop off: begins 7:30 a.mWebsite: www.burke.k12.ga.us, 478-569-4322 FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 726 Highway 24 South, WaynesboroPrincipal: Amy GrubbEnrollment: 132Grades: K3-12Open House: 5-7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 5First Day: Monday, August 8School hours: Drop off after […]

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