2020-01-15 E-Edition

LIVESTOCK SHOWS beneficial to area youth


While showing livestock may sound like an interesting hobby, some local “celebrities” had the chance to experience it firsthand and have since developed a greater appreciation for the sport. Founded five years ago by Shelley Coble and Kim Reddick, the Burke County Bird Dog Classic (BCBDC) Commercial Dairy Heifer Show added a little something extra this year — a celebrity […]

Teens shot on Horseshoe Circle

Two Burke County teens were shot inside a car over the weekend. Just after 11:30 p.m. on Friday night, the Burke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of shots being fired around the 100 block of Horseshoe Circle. According to reports, deputies and Crime Suppression Team members found an abandoned white Toyota Corolla on an embankment, peppered with bullet […]

Sheriff’s office forms committee to tackle gang issues


A fight breaks out in the middle of class. A chair is thrown. Students scramble out of the way, some barely looking up. This video is not an afternoon special with actors portraying the teenagers filled with rage or those unbothered by the violence in front of them. The scene is a Burke County classroom, and the adult who takes […]

MLK Day celebrations announced


To commemorate what would have been his 91st birthday, Burke Countians have various celebrations in store to keep the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alive. The festivities begin with the annual parade, which will be held this Saturday, Jan. 18, beginning at 1 p.m. Themed as “Dreams Become Realities,” the march will begin at South Liberty […]

Field trials champions

The Georgia Derby Championship recently concluded at the 2020 Georgia Field Trials held at Di-Lane Wildlife Management Area. Pictured above, Touches Breakaway Fred, shown at front left with handler Gary Futch, was named champion, and Millers Heat Advisory held by Mark Haynes was the runner-up. Also included in the photo are judges Tommy Liesfield of Waynesboro and Steve Mills of […]

Tickets on sale for Wimberly gala

It’s time for a southern soirée, and everyone is invited to eat some of the best local foods and dance the night away — all for a good cause. Tickets for “A Taste of Burke County,” the Wimberly House’s annual gala, are on sale now, and organizers have been busy planning the event, which serves as the ministry’s largest fundraiser […]


Editor: The new owners of 525 Jones Avenue (The Shadows) have applied for a zoning change from R-1 residential to R-2 residential. On the surface this doesn’t seem like such a big change, but it could have HUGE consequences not only on the surrounding property owners but also on any property owner in the city. If this zoning change is […]

What’s Next?

SATURDAY, JAN. 18 The MLK Commemorative Parade will be held at 1 p.m. The theme is “Dreams Become Realities”. The route starts at South Liberty Street at Brentwood Drive, proceeding on North Liberty, turning right on East Ninth Street, turning right on Myrick Street and ending on Manau Lane at Waynesboro Exchange Club. For more information contact Mary Bennett at […]


Katherine Lewis Katherine “Kitty” Lewis was named a presidential scholar at the University of Georgia after completing her first semester with a grade point average of 4.0. Taylor Ivey The University of South Carolina Aiken School of Nursing celebrated its December graduates recently. Among them were Taylor Ivey of Hephzibah. Taylor Ivey of Hephzibah graduated from the School of Nursing […]