• “It’s a blessing to be a blessing,” Fernando Velasco said last week.

    The JCHS alum, now an NFL Carolina Panther, was in Wrens handing out turkeys at the North Jefferson Community Food Pantry. The pantry supplies boxes of food to needy families once a month.

    Last week, during Velasco’s visit, they served 189 families.


Special Report

Symphony Orchestra Augusta (SOA) and Maestro Shizuo Z Kuwahara return to Burke County to present a performance of holiday tunes and popular light classics on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Burke County High School Auditorium.

Admission is free thanks to the sponsorship of Janus Research Corporation and Tony and Jeanette Loop.


Dear Editor:

Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. During the month of December at Washington State Prison, we plan to have a special Christmas program during the church services allowing the inmates an opportunity to enjoy and feel the Christmas spirit.

In order for this to happen, we really need your help and support to accomplish this event by donating hygiene supplies or funds to purchase these items. The reason being is many of our inmates are indigent, and do not receive funds and/or resources from family.