2020-04-08 E-Edition

A basketful of love

First United Methodist Church Preschool teachers laid out a special surprise for their students last week, just in time for Easter. On Good Friday, they utilized Facebook to share devotion time and set up brightly colored baskets outside the school’s doors for each child to pick up. “It is heart breaking when the laughter and giggles and playing aren’t in […]

WPD confirms seven positive for coronavirus


Just a few days after Waynesboro Police Department Road Patrol Commander Gary Jones tested positive for COVID- 19, the department has now confirmed more positive cases. According to Assistant Chief Tommy Henderson, seven of the department’s employees have tested positive so far. “Our thoughts are with all of our staff for a full recovery and a quick return to public […]

Virus test site to open here


A COVID 19 testing site will be operational in Waynesboro by Thursday. The East Central Health District (District VI with Department of Public Health) will be opening up a drive-through testing site at Burke County Middle School, located on Southside Drive in Waynesboro. Testing will start on Thursday, April 9th from 10:00 a.m. until 12 noon. According to Gina Richardson, […]

Local schools promise graduation to seniors


With executive orders handed down by the governor to close schools across the state for the remainder of the school year, area seniors wonder if they’ll get a chance to have a graduation ceremony. The short answer to that is yes — from all three local high schools. According to Burke County Schools Public Information Officer Amy J. Nunnally, Burke […]

Palmer to seek magistrate judgeship


Attorney and Burke County native Andrew Palmer announced this week his plan to run for chief magistrate judge for Burke County. A Burke County High School Class of 2009 alum, Palmer went on to study law at Augusta State University, where he graduated magna cum laude in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in both criminal justice and sociology. In 2017, […]

Chamber urges businesses to seek financial aid during crisis

As we continue to navigate through this very difficult time, it is our goal to provide you with as much information as possible to assist your business or organization. Listed below is a summary of the recently passed legislation designed to help small businesses, as well as links to additional information. Summary of Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES […]

Community steps up for first responders

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is in high demand across the entire country and much of it is backordered. Local public safety agencies and the health department have been working together and sharing or swapping in an effort to ensure all employees have what they need to keep them safe. Sheriff Alfonzo Williams and the Burke County Sheriff’s Office have also […]

Beware of scams targeting at-home workers

Many companies are quickly making arrangements for employees to work from home, and others are fast tracking policies to meet the requirements of shelter-in-place orders issued by state officials. These actions are making it an even higher risk of people being targeted by scammers, especially through phishing emails or through an unsecured network connection. Transitioning from an office setting to […]

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