2019-10-16 E-Edition

Exchange Club fair opens Tuesday

Next Tuesday, the Waynesboro Exchange Club will celebrate 60 years of fair fun when the gates to this year’s event officially open. The fair, scheduled for Oct. 22-26, will open each night at 5:45 and on Saturday at 3 p.m. with special performances and activities planned throughout the week. On Tuesday, 4H and FFA show animals will be on display, […]

Fall Inspections Make for Warmer Winters

Fall is about to be in full swing which means that cooler weather and the heating season are not that far away. The Better Business Bureau recommends that consumers consider having central heating systems, any wood heating appliances and components inspected before they are fired up for daily use in cooler weather. The Consumer Product and Safety Commission recommends that […]


Early voting for Sardis City Council will begin next week. Three seats are up for election to serve on the city’s governing board, with two of the three being uncontested. Former mayor and current councilman Preston Connor did not seek reelection, but Roger Lane qualified for the seat and will assume the roll in January. Grady E. Dixon also qualified […]

What’s Next?

JOB FAIR The Waynesboro Police Department is sponsoring a job fair on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 1-6 p.m. at 710 Stone Ave., Waynesboro. The job fair is open to the general public and will also feature employers who are seeking to hire residents who are returning citizens and residents with an arrest history. Childcare and food will be provided. Coordinator […]

Halloween Happenings at the Library

It’s getting spooky at the library! This month, the Burke County Library has several events planned to help celebrate all the ghouls and goblins. All activities are free and open to the public. The library is located at 130 Highway 24 South in Waynesboro. “Curious George: A Halloween Boofest” on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Popcorn and drinks will […]


Dear Editor: Early evening on October 8, 2019, I stopped in the Millen McDonald’s for a quick bite to eat. I noticed a Burke County school bus had entered the parking lot and subsequently, about 20 or so students, probably in their early teens disembarked from the bus and came in. I had placed my order and was at the […]

Political Cartoon


{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – OCTOBER 21, 2009 Burke County Commission Chairman Wayne Crockett presided at a meeting of elected and law enforcement officials to discuss the crime problem in the county. The current number of burglaries in the calendar year 2009 totaled 380. Southern Nuclear officials said that design changes in the new reactors being constructed at Plant Vogtle shouldn’t […]


*WARNING! The first part of this column was written prior to my beloved Bulldawgs being humiliated in their own stadium. Any change in tone, mood, or demeanor is strictly intentional and unavoidable.* So there I was, looking down from high above the surface of the earth. I was quite comfortable since I’ve never been very afraid of heights. On this […]