Bears begin season on the diamond

The Burke County High School varsity baseball team knows how to start a season. With three games under their belts, the Bears have also accumulated three wins, defeating Jenkins, Screven and Lincoln counties to start off their 2019 run. The boys rendered Jenkins County scoreless, with two pitchers combining for the 7-0 shutout. They got their offense started early in […]


Jennifer Naas Jennifer Naas, a sophomore piano pedagogy major from Waynesboro, was among approximately 550 Bob Jones University students named to the Fall 2018 President’s List, which recognizes students who earn a 3.75 or higher grade point average for the semester. Georgia College Several local students have been named to the President’s List at Georgia College in Milledgeville for the […]

Season ends for Edmund Burke

Their run for a state title was cut short after a 59-37 loss to First Presbyterian Christian Academy in round one of the playoffs, but Edmund Burke Academy’s Spartans should still walk away from the 2018- 2019 season with their heads held high. The boys end with a 13-12 record and a region championship to boot following the loss last […]

Lady Spartans advance to final four

Not only have they made it to the final four in the state playoffs, the Lady Spartans set a school record last week with the most wins ever in a season. As they cinched their 21st win, the girls got even closer to the chance to play for the state championship title, but first they must get through a tough […]

Lady Bears in sweet sixteen

If ever there were a time to see improvement, the state playoffs is a great place to start. The Lady Bears fought through a tough season, falling just short of back-to-back region titles, and they are still pushing forward, having just earned their spot amongst the sweet sixteen in the Georgia High School Association AAAA State Tournament. Head coach Leslie […]


NACA Home Ownership Class Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, 718 Perry St., Waynesboro, will host NACA Home Ownership Class 9a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. The public is invited. Rainbow Program William Grove Baptist Church, 649 Bates Road, Waynesboro, will celebrate its ninth Rainbow Program 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. The Rev. Darryl Burns is pastor. Dinner will be served. The public […]

Charges being filed against former local pharmacist

A former Waynesboro pharmacist is currently facing a federal charge related to Oxycodone. According to a court document filed on Feb. 5, Wilton Clinton “Clint” Meeks has been charged with acquiring a controlled substance by misrepresentation, deception or subterfuge beginning as early as Jan. 1, 2017 and continuing until approximately July 1, 2018. The document states that Meeks “knowingly and […]

EMA answers 25 fire calls

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 88 patients’ calls during the week ending February 17. Of those, 58 resulted in transports, including 46 to Augusta hospitals. Thirty one of the transports were emergencies and 27 were non-emergent. The agency also answered 15 fire calls during the week. They included; one authorized controlled burn, one brush/ grass fire, one […]

BCHS students nominated for Governor’s Honors Program

Elite Burke County High School sophomores and juniors are selected from more than 3,000 students nominated from across the state for the prestigious Governor’s Honors Program (GHP). Of the 10 students nominated, Doris Cross, Sakshi Shah, Morgan Chancey, Catherine Newton, Tori Martin, Garry Fulcher and Sophia Dyeare among the semi-finalists chosen for this honor. The four-week summer residential program is […]

Controlling Wild Garlic in Home Lawns


We are getting plenty of questions about controlling winter weeds in home lawns. One especially pesky winter weed comes to mind during this time. Actually, you may be seeing a combination of wild garlic and wild onions around your lawn or even out in pastures. If you’ve ever drank milk from a cow that has eaten either of these, you […]