2022-05-25 E-Edition

Remembering Jeffrey Stokes

Waynesboro High School graduate Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Stokes’ homecoming from Beirut was marked with the dignity of a military ceremony and the grief of an entire county. Jeffrey’s body arrived at Augusta’s Bush Field Airport on board a jet plane accompanied by a Marine escort.Waiting in the terminal were his father, mother, sisters and brothers. U.S. Marines went on a […]

DABC Director reports potential sale of Fiamm Building

The Fiamm Building, located along Burke Veterans Parkway, east of the intersection of Burke Veterans Parkway and Liberty Street, is under contract pending a 180-day due diligence. The interested buyer is a furniture manufacturing company looking to use the Burke County location for their logistic and warehouse operations. “They supply to stores like Lowes and Home Depot and some of […]

Quick response saves school employee’s life

Due to the quick response of a school’s Cardiac Emergency Response Team (CERT) to deliver lifesaving CPR and defibrillation, a Burke County Middle School staff member is doing well and resting at home. Burke County Public Schools installed Automated External Defi- brillators (AEDs) several years ago and many staff members have been trained in CPR and AED use over the […]


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Understanding the effects of combat

Rev. Robert Stokes, pastor of Canaan Galilee Baptist Church, served in the U.S. Army. His brother Jeffrey served in the Marines and was killed during a peacekeeping mission in Beirut. Robert’s uncle served in the Army and was killed in WWI. Two nephews serve in the U.S. Navy. Another nephew joined the U.S. Army. “I do whatever I can to […]

Governor Kemp stops in Waynesboro

A crowd of approximately 50 people met Governor Brian Kemp at Lakeview Restaurant May 19 as part of his campaign tour around the state. Senator Max Burns introduced Kemp under a large shade tree that provided refuge for greeters during temperatures that reached more than 90 degrees. “He works hard,” Burns said. “hardest working governor I have ever seen.” Kemp […]

Waynesboro sticks to previous SPLOST projects

The Waynesboro City Council voted unanimously May 16 to allocate the estimated $10,044,000 in SPLOST V funds to the same areas they did for SPLOST IV. City Manager Valerie Kirkland recommended $3 million directed to water capital improvements, $3 million to sewer capital improvements, $1.5 million to go to storm drain projects, $1 million to road and street improvements, $379,600 […]

City’s Sewer Ordinance still taps at property owners’ wallets

Waynesboro’s recently amended sewer ordinance fails to address residents’ paying for repairs under the road. The City of Waynesboro Utilities Committee addressed the city council with the potential need to revisit the ordinance that requires homeowners to pay for repairs to sewer problems beyond their property line, after Mary Yelton Lively brought the issue to the committee’s attention July 12. […]

Keysville mayor holds cordial townhall meeting

Approximately 25 citizens attended the town hall meeting Mayor Linda Wilkes called May 19. Wilkes started out the meeting by introducing herself, the city council members and city workers. She then explained the entire SPLOST process and how SPLOST IV funds of approximately $494,000 have been spent. She encouraged residents to weigh in on how the city’s estimated $607,000 SPLOST […]