Georgia team competes at National 4-H Forestry Invitational

Georgia was one of 15 states that competed in the 39th annual National 4-H Forestry Invitational held at West Virginia University Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp and Conference Center near Weston, West Virginia from July 29-Aug. 2. Teams from Alabama, North Carolina and Florida placed first, second and third, respectively. Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina, […]

Roosevelt Jones, Jr.

Lorain, OH- Mr. Roosevelt Jones, Jr., age 72, entered into eternal rest on August 6, 2018. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 11, 2018, 3:30 p.m. at Phinazee and Son Funeral Home Chapel, 404 West 8th Street, Waynesboro, GA. Interment will be held in Bell Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, 1970 Hwy 25 South, Waynesboro, GA. His loving and devoted […]

BBB warns of nationwide vehicle transport scam

The Better Business Bureau is alerting consumers nationwide of a fake transporting business that has cost victims thousands of dollars and earned itself an F rating. Since May 2018, BBB has received multiple Scam Tracker reports and complaints from consumers across the country who have collectively lost more than $30,000 to scammers operating under the name Elk Horn Express Transport. […]

Jurors drawn for Superior Court


Jurors have been drawn for the April 2018 term of Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge Michael N. Annis presiding. Jurors are to report at 9 a.m. Monday, August 13 to the Burke County Courthouse. The jury list includes: Hattie Rouse Wimberly, Keysville; Penney Lynn Goodman, Waynesboro; Sandra L. Flake, Sardis; Patricia Jenkins, Waynesboro; Kathleen Lorraine Jenkins, Waynesboro; Anton Ahmad […]

Burke County EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 78 patients’ calls the week of July 30 – August 5. Of those, 56 were transported, including 31 to Augusta hospitals and one to another out of county hospital. Thirty of the transports were determined to be emergencies and 26 were non-emergent. The agency also answered 14 fire calls during the week. […]


Scenes from back-to-school

One kindergartener in Jessica Russell’s class at Waynesboro Primary School, pictured above, took a while to warm up after being dropped off but seemed all better after a nice breakfast and comforting hugs from his new teacher. He sported a T-shirt that read, “1st day of kindergarten. Pray for my teacher.”

Rachel’s Recipes

School is back in session and our breakfast and supper meals are often hurried, at best. Getting kids out the door and ourselves to work is best suited to those who work magic. The rest of us have to find ways to expedite prep time, ensure meals are nutritious and try to accommodate a variety of tastes. Make Ahead No […]

All hail the queen

Antonio Denise Hale of New Aurora Chapter No. 60, Order of the Eastern Star (OES), represented Millen District No. 16 well during the Lillian E. Blake’s Extravaganza in Atlanta recently. Escorted by her husband, Robert, she won first place in the gold category. The district received a total of 23scholarships, with the New Aurora Chapter/Burke County picking up 18. Prince […]

Celebrate National Shooting Sports Month in August

Created to encourage participation in the shooting sports and emphasize firearms safety, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division encourages you to celebrate the 2018 National Shooting Sports Month throughout August. “We are truly excited about promoting National Shooting Sports Month,” said Jennifer Pittman, Hunter Development Program Manager. “This is the […]