Highways, roads affected by heavy rains

Heavy rains flooded several areas of the county last week, causing traffic accidents and road closures. Above is a flooded section of Highway 24 just north of Alexander. The Burke County Sheriff’s Office reported at least four accidents attributable to the rains.

Rumors of criminal activity unfounded


A day off for safety led to rumors of prostitution and drug manufacturing at Plant Vogtle. Last Wednesday, the nuclear power plant’s construction site for Units 3 and 4 was shut down for a day, and while the majority of workers appreciated the day to “reflect on safety,” others claimed there was more to the shutdown than a day of […]

Reckless behavior leads to drug and other charges

Another case of reckless driving resulted in multiple serious charges for a motocross bike rider last week. According to a Burke County Sheriff’s Office report, on Thursday, July 27, Cpl. Tyrone Brihm saw the rider doing a wheelie through the intersection of Farmers Bridge and Springhill Church roads without stopping. When the deputy pulled him over about a quarter mile […]

Burke County EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 90 patients’ calls during the week of July 23-29. Of those, 57 were transported, including 40 to Augusta hospitals and one to another out of county hospital. The agency also answered 17 fire calls during the period. They included two fire/smoke alarms, two outside waste/dumpster fires, one power line down, six rescues, […]



SCHOOL SUPPLY GIVEAWAY Cornerstone’s annual Back to School Block Party for Saturday, July 28th was CANCELLED. However, Cornerstone will be hosting a SCHOOL SUPPLY GIVEAWAY on Saturday, August 4th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the community. Children are encouraged to bring their school supply list. Cornerstone Christian Center Church is located at 710 Stone Avenue […]

Jurors drawn for Superior Court


Jurors have been drawn for the April 2018 term of Superior Court criminal session with Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. presiding. Jurors are to report at 9 a.m. Monday, August 6 to the Burke County Courthouse. The jury list includes: Felicia Ann Cook, Waynesboro; Samorya Shanee’ Evans, Waynesboro; Jennifer Jenkins White, Waynesboro; Crystal L. Williams Jordan, Millen; David Cole Powell, […]

Rachel’s Recipes

At the Scott house we have every intention of trying new and exciting dishes. With four kids in the house it is nearly impossible. Like most people, we tend to rely of the trusted few recipes over and over again. One of our granddaughters has a father who is an Israeli national and she lived in Israel for a couple […]

Huddle House closed

Last week, the community was surprised to see the doors to the Waynesboro Huddle House closed but many didn’t seem too sad about it. The franchise, which had been a mainstay in the area for decades, had received much criticism in recent years for poor service, subpar food and a deteriorated facility. The restaurant closed without warning, leaving behind a […]

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