2021-10-27 E-Edition

Ready for the big night

Wisteria Hall, one of Waynesboro’s majestic landmark homes, is ready for Halloween. The Myrick Street residence, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lynn, has been decorated with a mix of traditional holiday and historic items. It’s worth a drive by to see the colorful scene.

Nov. 2 is Election Day

Several local races will be decided in the upcoming election on Tuesday, Nov. 2. The City of Waynesboro has seats in three of its wards up for grabs. Longtime councilman Richard “Dick” Byne, who serves Ward 1, Post 4, is running for reelection unopposed, but Ward 3, Post 6 incumbent Willie Roy Williams has opposition on the ballot. Williams previously […]

WPD cites miscalculations as reason for Major’s dismissal

Two days after Acting Mayor James Chick Jones announced that accusations of theft concerning unaccounted Municipal Court Funds were unfounded, Major Gary Jones received a letter of termination signed by Waynesboro Police Chief Willie Burley. In the October 20 letter, Burley stated .Jones’ termination was based upon an investigation that determined that he was the sole source of misinformation submitted […]

When the devil comes down to Keysville

Approximately 40 Keysville citizens, gathered to face Mayor Linda Wilkes Monday, regarding her plan to charge people to enter and park on the city’s streets during private events. The city council meeting, postponed and then rescheduled for October 25, began with the council fumbling to approve minutes from last month’s meeting that contained multiple errors. Later, while also warning the […]


It’s the final battle

The countdown to the final blood battle is on: will the Guns take this year’s win or can the Hoses pull through? “Either way, everyone’s a winner because we are all in this to save lives,” said Jacqueline Clemmons, recruitment specialist for Shepeard Community Blood Center, “and these guys are in the business of saving lives every single day.” The […]

Local program promotes early diagnosis

Keysville- area resident Amanda Fredericks credits a local Department of Public Health program with making sure her health issues didn’t fall through the cracks. Fredericks was initially diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 at the age of 39. A mammogram caught the disease early after she brought a problem with a lymph node to her family practitioner’s attention. “The node […]

2021 Burke County High School Homecoming queen

Burke County High School celebrated its Homecoming with a 42-19 win against Hephzibah. During halftime, Jermerya Dixon was crowned Homecoming queen.

Shadowy figure roams through City

A Waynesboro native claims a red-eyed dark figure appeared and called out her name after she stumbled upon some dead flowers she found under her parents’ home. “I closed my eyes, not quite 30 seconds (and) a dark figure appeared on my floor crawling and calling my name,” claims the woman who wishes to be identified as “Shorty.” “I tried […]


Engaged at the Lincoln Memorial

Macy Cochran and Turner Johnson became engaged at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 9. Miss Cochran, a Waynesboro native, is the daughter of Chip Cochran and Phyllis Cochran. Her grandparents are James and Margie Cochran and Jimmy and Gloria Miller, all of Waynesboro. She lives In Alexandria, Va., and works at the American Conservative Union as the […]