2021-07-07 E-Edition

Friends and Fireworks

Siblings Samuel and Charlotte Story enjoyed pre-fireworks festivities playing with their friend Stella Neidlinger during the City of Waynesboro Downtown Development Authority’s annual Mad Anthony’s Big Boom. The children were all giggles as Winnie the dog provided entertainment leading up to the big event.

Real estate market booms in Burke County

Burke County houses and parcels of land are selling like hot cakes. Max Boswell of Mary Yelton Realty said he has witnessed a substantial increase in sales of houses and land over the last 18-24 months. “Especially land in the 50 acres and below,” Boswell said and pointed out the appeal of such parcels for people looking to build new […]

30 year sentence for role in murder

Antwan Tukes, 30, told the court yesterday that a 2019 murder charge involved the death of his best friend. Harry Fleming Jr., 27, was found dead on a neighbor’s porch April 5, 2019, after walking back from Delmac Convenience Store with Tukes. The two of them routinely went to the store for coffee. Around 8 a.m. that day, officers responding […]

BCPS looks at partnership with the County to solve broadband issue

The Burke County School System tentatively decided how to spend approximately $15 million in American Rescue Funds. Part of a $2 million chunk of the ARF money geared toward purchasing educational technology, will likely help solve Burke County’s broadband issue. BCPS is in serious talks with Burke County Commissioners about partnering to expand connectivity and broadband throughout the county. The […]

BCHS Beta Club picks up three national awards

The Burke County High School Beta Club has developed a track record over the years for performing well at competitions, and this year’s group continued the tradition of demonstrating creative ways to help not just their school but their community at large. Three of the high school competitors placed nationally, with Jada Curd bringing home the school’s very first national […]

Wimberly House Summer Camp

Burke County Sheriff Deputies Brittany Nelson and Robert Harrison demonstrate the working talents of canines Boris and Juna during the Wimberly House Summer Camp for elementary-aged students.

BCPS keeps online option for extended absences

The Burke County Public School system expects to keep its online option open although it intends to hold classes faceto face beginning in August. “What the intent is here, we don’t plan to have synchronous learning going on every day,” Administrative Coordinator Wayne Hickman said. “We do intend for the teachers to make use of their Google Classrooms and have […]

Ingevity awards $60,000 in scholarships

Evan Richardson of Burke County High School was one of 30 high school seniors receiving $2000 college scholarships from Ingevity, which has a manufacturing plant in Waynesboro This was the company’s fourth year awarding scholarships to students demonstrating strong leadership and educational abilities along with a passion for community service. In addition to Waynesboro, winners were selected from high schools […]

State changes driver license requirements for teens

The State of Georgia began requiring 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds to complete a safety course before they can obtain drivers licenses effective July 1. The Georgia Department of Driver Services will not issue Class D licenses to anyone under 18 years old who has not completed the required training. “Joshua’s Law,” also known as House Bill 466, mandates teenagers under 17 […]