Spend less on back-to-school supplies this year

School bells are ringing and many consumers are taking advantage of annual back-toschool specials on supplies. Whether you plan to shop at your favorite retail store or in the drawers and closets of your home, the Better Business Bureau recommends sticking to a budget to avoid the common overspending on school supplies. According to the National Retail Federation, back-toschool shoppers […]

Sheriff’s office to offer online payment options

Anyone with fines to pay at the Burke County Sheriff’s Office will have more options in the next few days. This week, the BCSO is transitioning to a new, online bill pay website, which will be available Aug. 3, and includes an in-office credit card payment option that goes live on Aug. 10. “In an effort to modernize the agency […]


The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 119 patients’ calls during the week of July 24-30. Forty-seven of those calls were considered to be emergencies and 44 were non-emergent. Ninety-one patients were transported, including 46 to Augusta hospitals. The agency also responded to 23 fire calls during the week. They included 14 rescues, one downed power line, one smoke […]


State troopers from the Sylvania Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated five traffic crashes during the month of July in Burke County. Sgt. First Class J.C. Lacienski said the traffic crashes resulted in five injuries and no deaths. SFC Lacienski said troopers from Post 21 also issued 106 traffic citations in the county during the month. The total includes […]

Traffic deaths dropped during ‘Southern Shield’

According to preliminary numbers from the Georgia Department of Transportation, there were 17 traffic deaths reported in Georgia during “Operation Southern Shield.” The seven-day, multi-state speeding awareness and enforcement operation took place July 17-23 in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee. That is a 51 percent decrease from the 35 fatalities that were reported to GDOT for the same […]

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Sunday Night Concert Rosemont Baptist Church, 522 Hwy 25 N, Waynesboro, will host its Aug. Sunday night concerts featuring well known singers. These talented God loving and serving singers will warm your hearts, put a smile on your faces and have you tapping your toes: Aug. 6: Melissa McElmurray Aug. 13: Wes Dant and Friends Aug. 20: Sylvia Gay and […]

These are difficult days


Dog Days are hot and diffi- cult. The heat is always a challenge and there is heat aplenty across the globe. And I don’t just mean hot weather! There are heated arguments among nations and there is bitterness and strife in politics and families. Are these days worse that the days of bygone years? Are people really nastier than they […]

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