2019-05-15 E-Edition

Sauced! BBQ is The Boss

Fourth time’s a charm

Though they’re one of the big dogs when it comes to competing, The Boss has eluded them for years. On Saturday, Sauced! BBQ finally conquered the friendly little cook-off in Waynesboro. The Denver, N.C., team is no stranger to the circuit; what began as backyard cooking led them to enter their first local contest. “We were hooked on competition BBQ […]

Ingevity opens new operations center

Ingevity celebrated the official grand opening of its new operations center in Waynesboro on Thursday May 9. The new development is the final phase of the plant’s expansion project which began in 2016. Approximately 50 guests attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony and toured the new state-of-the-art facility, including Waynesboro Mayor Greg Carswell; Amy Carter of the Georgia Department of Economic Development; […]

Man injured in Girard shooting

At about 9 p.m. Sunday, May 12, deputies with the Burke County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 200 block of Claxton Rd. near Girard in response to a report of gunshots. According to a report from BCSO Investigator Lt. James Kelly, while a search of the area produced no sign of a crime having taken place, a report came […]

Family Y nears completion

In just a little over two weeks, The Family YMCA of Burke County will open its doors for the first time to the public. On Saturday, June 1, official grand opening ceremonies will commence at the new facility, beginning at 9 a.m. There will be tours and fitness demos throughout the day, as well as entertainment and lunch. The ribbon […]

Cash needed for Mad Anthony’s Big Boom


The Downtown Development Authority is halfway to the amount needed for the annual Mad Anthony’s Big Boom Fireworks Extravaganza. While fundraising has been going on for a few weeks, it will continue right up until the event, which is scheduled for Wednesday, July 3, at Jonathan Broxton Park on Burke Veterans Parkway. DDA Director Don Lively explained that several factors […]

Chief Deputy Blanchard receives award from FBI


Burke County Sheriff ’s Office Chief Deputy Lewis Blanchard was awarded the Federal Bureau of Investigation Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA) Trilogy Award recently in Virginia, where he was recognized by Chief John E. Horseman for his continued service and skills in the field of public safety. “We are extremely proud of Chief Deputy Blanchard for this major accomplishment […]


As summer break approaches and students prepare for their final days of instruction and exams, local schools have announced changes in their schedules. Burke County middle and high schools will dismiss students at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 22-Friday, May 24. Students at Waynesboro Primary, Blakeney Elementary and S.G.A. Elementary schools will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 24. […]


(Reprint from May, 2018) Every week one of my “chores” is to proofread the arrests and mug shots page. Unfortunately I find pictures and names of 17, 18, 19 and 20 year-old kids, along with those of every other age through their 70’s. These people may have fallen “victim” to experiences they had in life or their upbringing or lack […]

First Responders Day is this Saturday


To commemorate an age old tradition that spans the nation, the Burke County Sheriff’s Office is again hosting its own special celebration to pay tribute to those who put their lives on the line every day. The second annual First Responders Day will take place this Saturday, May 18, at the old TG&Y from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “We […]