December 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

AQUATICS CENTER MAY BECOME A REALITY

A $6.1 million aquatics center which was dropped from this year's list of SPLOST projects is back on the county’s agenda.  The Burke County Commission, at a called meeting Tuesday night, discussed the possibility of a new Family Y-operated More...

City will save $1.2 million by refinancing bonds

The City of Waynesboro is taking steps which will save $1.2 million by refinancing bonds which were issued over a decade ago to fund utility and solid waste operations. More...

News

FROM START ............... TO FINISH

Three-year-old McKenna Holland was so excited about making her own gingerbread house, that she was sure to track her progress. More...

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Colder weather isn’t the only thing coming to town this weekend! Santa Claus himself will be in the annual Downtown Christmas Parade, this Saturday, Dec. 10, beginning at 1 p.m. More...

And the winner is …

Josella Landis was the big winner in the gingerbread house contest last week, taking home first place in the 14 and under division for the best Burke County-themed house. Coming in second place in the same division/category was Trey Johnson. More...

For The Record

Suspect apprehended in Ohio

A man wanted locally on a number of charges, including aggravated assault and motor vehicle hijacking, was arrested Saturday night in Ohio.  More...

GEORGIA STATE PATROL REPORTS

State Troopers from the Sylvania Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated three traffic crashes during the month of November in Burke County. Sgt. First Class J.C. Lacienski said the traffic crashes resulted in five injuries and no deaths.  More...

Florida man killed in single car crash

A Florida man is dead after flipping his pickup into a ditch.  More...

Obituaries

Stephen Dale Hicks

Stephen Dale Hicks, son-in-law of Elizabeth Mobley of Girard, entrepreneur and minister of the gospel, died unexpectedly on Dec. 1, 2016 at the age of 60 in his home in McDonough, Ga.  More...

Lenise Brayboy Smith

Mrs. Lenise Brayboy Smith of Millen, Ga., 87, entered into eternal rest on Nov. 27, 2016, at University Hospital. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at St. John Baptist Church, 2173 Davis Bennett Road, Millen, Ga. More...

Cynthia Mae Groner Corum

Cynthia Mae Groner Corum of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. More...

School News

Real Men Read at S.G.A. Elementary School

Real Men Read was celebrated recently at S.G.A. Elementary School. The purpose of this program is to show students who real men are and that they value reading and education. More...

EBA Planters Students of the Month

Edmund Burke Academy students were recently chosen as Planters EMC Students of the Month for November. More...

FCA Students of the Month

A number of Faith Christian Academy students were chosen as Students of the Month for the month of November. These students showed the quality of citizenship throughout the month.  More...

Sheriff-elect asks for budget increase

Burke County Commissioners had mixed reactions Tuesday night to proposals by Sheriff-elect Alfonzo Williams which would add about $2 million to the already approved county budget.  Williams is proposing that his office assume responsibility for More...

City Council appoints two new members to Planning Commission

During Monday night’s Waynesboro City Council meeting, the council appointed two new board members to the city's Planning Commission: Monica Payton, pictured at left, and Michelle Ford, at right. More...

NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting award nominations for Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year and Outstanding Youth of the Year. More...

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – DECEMBER 13, 2006   More...

FACES

What would possess a man to get in his pickup truck, late on a Sunday afternoon, after attending church services all morning and working all afternoon, and drive over a thousand miles, only stopping for fuel and bathroom breaks? More...

Sports

Bears start season 2-0

It was a week of battling Warriors for the Burke County Bears as basketball season kicked off on the road in Grovetown and followed with the home opener on Saturday night.  More...

Lady Bears have big win for first home game

The Burke County Lady Bears won their first home game against Jefferson County Saturday night 52-34. More...

Lady Bears named to All-State team

Two members of the Burke County High School Lady Bears softball team recently received special recognition. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Youth Appreciation  Red Hill Baptist Church, Alexander, will hold its youth appreciation 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Refreshments will be served. Rev. Eddie Walker is church pastor. The public is invited.  Fellowship Baptist  More...

Safety tips for older drivers

Heading into one of the busiest holiday travel times of the year, the observance of Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, December 5 – 9, 2016, serves as a timely reminder to keep safety top of mind while driving. More...

Legals

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