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2022-03-09 E-Edition

Couple nails it with forgiveness

Couples around the county manage businesses together. Michael Phung and his wife Hanna Cao Phung’s lives have always centered around working. The couple met in Swainsboro approximately 18 years ago, while both working in a salon. Fate brought them together, although they grew up on opposite sides of the country. He relocated from New York and she moved from California. […]

BCSO re-examines 1965 death

Sheriff Alfonzo Williams is offering a reward to anyone who can supply him with information that leads to the arrest of anyone connected to the death of Reese Hatcher, found dead in 1965. Reese’s daughter, Mildred Hatcher Bates, reconnected with childhood friends as part of the Jones Avenue revitalization movement. She and local resident Rose Bell approached Williams in October […]

Shooting suspect turns himself in to WPD

An early morning shooting over the weekend had the Waynesboro Police Department looking for Saiah Williams. The WPD responded Sunday to a call at approximately 4:11 a.m., after a report of shots being fired on the 600 block of Pauline Jenkins Street. Officers made contact with Jocelyn Nelson who was shot four times though her kitchen door. She identified Williams […]

Overcoming the broadband dilemma

The ambitious plan to provide broadband internet service to all of Burke County is rife with hurdles. First, the Federal Communications Commission implemented the Rural Development Opportunity Fund (RDOF), formulated to be the single largest distribution of Universal Service Fund dollars ever made available to communications service providers. The program is designed to provide more than $20 billion in funding […]

Judge Stone qualifies for May 24th election

Superior Court Judge Jesse Stone, a Waynesboro resident and former mayor and state senator, qualified to run in the May 24th nonpartisan election. Judge Stone holds one of the five Superior Court Judgeships for the Augusta Judicial Circuit which consists of Burke and Richmond Counties. Appointed to the Bench in 2021 by Gov. Brian Kemp, he is the only Superior […]

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Robbie Ducey Band to perform Saturday

Ready to go back in time on a musical journey of rock, soul and funk? Then get ready for a performance by a man who has been hailed as every guitar player’s dream. The Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series welcomes the Robbie Ducey Band this Saturday, March 12, to the Burke County Office Park Auditorium in Waynesboro. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. […]

Local business recognized nationally

A March 4 article in Black Enterprise features Brianna Roberson’s story behind the opening of Soulbean Coffeehouse on E. 6th Street. In the article, Roberson shared her journey of what led her to open up the coffeehouse after a stint in the Midwest, trying her hand at a corporate job. Returning home after a couple of years, she decided to […]