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MURDER ARREST

Boyfriend accused in death of baby

An infant is dead, and his mother’s boyfriend is in jail. William Roger Hillis II, 21, of Waynesboro is charged with murder following the death of his live-in girlfriend’s six-month old son on Monday. More...

News

Georgia named one of the worst states for underprivileged children

Wallet Hub recently released their list of 2016’s Best and Worst States for Underprivileged Children and unfortunately, Georgia ranked number 47 out of 50 states and the District of Colombia. More...

Mrs. Georgia International makes special visit to Head Start children

Millen native, Jacqueline Boatwright-Daus who was recently crowned Mrs. Georgia International 2016 shared an afternoon of reading during her visit to Burke County Head Start last Wednesday. More...

Safety is a top priority for Labor Day weekend

GEORGIA STATE TROOPERS

The 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 2, and end at midnight on Labor Day. “This holiday weekend, the Georgia State Patrol has one goal in mind—safety,” said Colonel Mark W. More...

For The Record

Priest’s killer tries to hang himself again

An inmate accused of murdering a Florida priest and dumping his body in Burke County has attempted to kill himself again. More...

Jurors drawn for State court

REPORT SEPTEMBER 6

Jurors have been drawn for the September 2016 term of State Court Criminal Session to be held at 9:30 a.m. September 6, 2016 with Judge Jackson E. Cox, II presiding. Jurors are to report at 9:30 a.m. More...

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS AUGUST 22-28

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Obituaries

Mayor Pauline W. Jenkins

Mayor Pauline W. Jenkins, 64, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 3, 2016, 11:00 a.m. at Burke County High School, 1057 Burke Veterans Parkway, Waynesboro, GA. More...

Ms. Bethel Elliott Yellowday

Ms. Bethel Elliott Yellowday, 74, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 2700 Deans Bridge Road Augusta, GA. More...

Kim Givens

Kim Givens, 63, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 11:00 a.m. at Givens Grove Baptist Church, 1132 Givens Church Road, Sardis, GA. More...

Strictly Personal

When I heard Waynesboro Mayor Pauline Jenkins had died from the cancer she fought so bravely the past few weeks, I was saddened but not shocked. I knew her condition was grave and, barring a miracle, the outcome was certain. More...

Special Election will decide next mayor

Waynesboro will have a new mayor, but probably not until March. According to city officials, a Special Election will be held to fill the seat left open by the Aug. 24 death of Mayor Pauline W. Jenkins. More...

Editorial

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – SEPT 6, 2006 The Richmond County Bomb Squad was called to Greiner Circle to investigate a “white box that fell from the sky.” The squad later reported the box contained a spent infrared flare that came off an Air For More...

GETTIN’ IT DONE

(Reprinted from 2012) It was a job. It was work. I got paid to do it and it required some effort on my part so it certainly fit the criteria. But, it didn't feel like work and it might be the only job I've ever had that I would have done for free. More...

Sports

Spartans fall to Bucs in Backyard Battle 2016

The Edmund Burke Academy Varsity Spartans fell hard to the Briarwood Buccaneers last Friday night in what they hoped would be the first win of the season. More...

One of the guys

Tucker McClellan, son of Ray and Ashlie McClellan of Waynesboro, had the time of his life on Friday, August 26 when he got to be "one of the guys" on the varsity football squad at EBA. More...

Lady Spartans keep winning streak alive

The Lady Spartans, 6-1, gained two more wins this week after defeating David Emanuel Academy and Robert Toombs Christian Academy. They beat the Lady Eagles of DEA, 9-7, on Monday Aug. 22, with senior Karrie Kent as the leading pitcher. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 The Burke County Retired Educators Association will meet at 3 p.m. at the Burke County Senior Citizens Center. A Welcoming Program is planned. All new education retirees are invited. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Annual Summer Revival Allen Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 113 Allen Chapel Rd., Waynesboro, will continue its Annual Summer Revival through Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Church Anniversary More...

Legals

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