2019-10-16

Dancing the night away

The Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series opened the concert season with Myrna Clayton, who presented an array of songs from some of the most legendary women of soul and jazz. Pictured above, Clayton took time the morning of the show for “Music with Myrna,” a senior outreach sponsored by the WBCS, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, the Burke County Senior Center and Wimberly […]

Head on collision kills two



Two men are dead following a head on collision on River Road. Burke County Sheriff’s Office deputies and EMA personnel responded to the call just before 4 a.m. on Monday morning. According to a press release, the driver of a Toyota Corolla, Gregory Lewis Wingrove, 28, of Augusta, was found dead on arrival. Johnny Lee Weintraub, 32, of Aiken, S.C., […]

Cowboy up

The rodeo’s in town


More than 200 contestants will be competing from around the world, and Burke County folks are invited to watch it all unfold this weekend. The seventh annual Hat and Spur Ranch Pro Rodeo, dubbed the “greatest show on dirt,” opens its gates this Friday night, with some of the best cowboys and cowgirls around. Competitors in the event are not […]

Nix wins county commission seat



District 4 citizens now have a commissioner to represent them again in Burke County. On Tuesday night, votes rolled in along with the rain, declaring Tommy Nix the winner in the runoff election with 318 votes (60.69 percent). His competitor, DeRossie DeLaigle Jr., tallied 206 (39.31 percent). While more voters turned up at the polls for the runoff than they […]

County awards projects for animal shelter, old courthouse renovations



The Burke County Board of Commissioners has awarded two projects to a company out of Uvalda totaling just over $1 million. The board met last week to discuss bids for constructing the county’s new animal control facility as well as for who would complete a renovation project of the old courthouse in Waynesboro. They voted to go with MMI Construction, […]

Harveys Supermarkets to close



Harveys Supermarkets is closing its doors in Waynesboro again. The grocer, which once operated in the building that now houses KJ’s, attempted a second run in town but announced this week that it will be closing its newer Liberty Street location by Nov. 11. Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys and Winn Dixie stores, had […]

Decorate and Extend the Life of your Carved Pumpkin


It’s time to select and decorate pumpkins for your Halloween display. Get family and friends involved in a trip to the pumpkin farm and consider hosting a decorating party. Whether you grew your own or plan on purchasing one at a farm or garden center, select pumpkins free of holes, cuts and soft spots for decorating. Damaged fruit tends to […]