2021-01-13 E-Edition

Layer pens scholarship with UGA


Austin Layer, daughter of Brad and Terri Layer, recently put pen to paper with the University of Georgia, signing a scholarship deal to be on the college’s equestrian team. A dual enrollment student with Georgia Connections Academy and Augusta Technical College, Austin will enter UGA in Fall 2021. She is a two-time AQHA Champion, Superior in Horsemanship & Halter, Top […]

Mayor’s brother found murdered

Law enforcement continues to investigate the details surrounding the murder of a local man while his family prepares for his funeral. On the morning of Jan. 6, at approximately 5:39, deputies from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call concerning a person that had possibly been hit by a vehicle on Spread Oak Road near Hannah Lane. When […]

Vaccine distribution begins in Burke

Mass distribution of the Moderna COVID- 19 vaccination began today ( Wednesday) in Burke County. According to Gina Richardson, County Nurse Manager at the B. Lamar Murray Public Health Center, public health staff will be administering the vaccine every other Wednesday at the Burke County Office Park from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. by appointment only. “We are now in […]

Ossoff, Warnock win bids for senate

As with the presidential election, Burke County voters did not align with the state of Georgia for last week’s runoff as locals preferred the Republican incumbents in all three races. However, Georgians voted in both Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock to the U.S. Senate, thus giving control to the Democrats, who already have the House. Nearly 4.5 million citizens voted […]


The Peace and Unity Parade, honoring the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will be held Saturday, Jan. 16, through downtown Waynesboro beginning at noon. According to Sgt. Anthony Bennerman of the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, who is hosting the event, participants should line up at the Exchange Club fairgrounds on Manau Lane at 11:15 a.m. The procession will […]

Remote WiFi access provided for students during distance learning

The Burke County Public School System continues its efforts to make virtual learning easier on students and families. According to BCPS Public Information Officer Amy J. Nunnally, the school system has created a remote access bus route to help address WiFi needs. “Although internet access/ service is out of the district’s hands, we will do our best to make other […]

After delay, associate judges are approved

After a few weeks’ delay, newly elected Chief Magistrate Judge Cynthia Kelley has had her associate judges approved by the Superior Court Judges of the Augusta Judicial Circuit. Judge Kelley received word that her three appointments had been approved Tuesday afternoon. Chief Judge Carl Brown, Jr. had delayed approval of the appointments, reportedly because former Chief Magistrate Andrew Palmer was […]

EBA releases honor roll for second nine weeks

A+ HONOR ROLL Seventh grade: Grace Fellows, Matthew Hood, Leila Eastmead and Dailey Sylvester Eighth grade: Caleb Fellows, Addison Riggs, Camryn Adams and Morgan Montgomery Freshmen: Avery Chance and Hannah Posey Sophomores: Mary Benton Sylvester, Braxton Myers, Lillie Brown and Grace Tsakonas Juniors: Cole Mobley, May May Fu, Christine Eberly and Avery Wallace Seniors: Brandon Fu, Karlee Small, Malana Williams, […]


Editor: As a woman of God, I have great love for all of the citizens of Waynesboro and Burke County. My goal in writing this letter is to focus on Unity and Togetherness through the use of humility and love for God. Let us use the opportunity before us to bring about “True Unity” for all of the people of […]