July 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Regions Bankset to close in Waynesboro

And then there were three. At the beginning of the year there were five banks with branches in Burke County. Soon two of them will be gone. More...

PRAYER VIGIL SET FOR MISSING MAN

Simon Powell, age 63, has been missing for almost two months. He was last seen around 7:00 p.m. Wednesday June 1. Powell's family is planning a prayer vigil for the missing man at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at Mt. Zion CME Church. More...

News

Pecan Row’s Grand Opening

NEW SHOP ON THE BLOCK

This past Friday, Waynesboro welcomed a new shop on Liberty Street, Pecan Row. The ribbon cutting occurred at 11 AM, followed by an afternoon of shopping, refreshments, and fellowship. More...

SPREADING THE JOY OF BOOKS TO GET PEOPLE HOOKED

Books are being collected for all ages. All books are donated to local daycares, after-school centers, nursing homes, and other local organizations. Books will be collected throughtout the month of August. More...

Grandparent Scams still targeting seniors

The Better Business Bureau is warning well-meaning seniors about “emergency” scams designed to fool them into thinking that their grandchild is hurt, has been arrested or is stranded, and in need of money. More...

For The Record

FROM THE BLOTTER

Man's late night walk ends badly A wrong turn after a night of drinking got a Farmers Bridge Circle man in a big mess. More...

Photos

Two cars were involved in a collision just before 9 a.m. Tuesday on W Sixth Street in Waynesboro. Both drivers sustained only minor injuries and were evaluated by the Burke County EMA. No further details were available at press time. More...

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS JULY 18-24

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People

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Local Student Makes Brewton-Parker Dean’s List Elizabeth Faith-Ann Mathews of Waynesboro qualified for the Dean’s List at Brewton-Parker College of Mount Vernon, Georgia, for the spring 2016 semester, announced Dr. More...

GREENE RECOGNIZED FOR HER SERVICE

Tammy W. Greene was recently recognized for 20 years of service with Gray Communications Inc., (WRDW/WAGT} NEWS 12/NBC 26 in Augusta. Tammy is currently the Business Manager for WRDW/WAGT and is a 1984 Graduate of Waynesboro High School. More...

93 years of life

Buster "Josh" Vaughn celebrated his 93rd birthday Saturday. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren treated him to a seafood dinner at Ocean Galley restaurant in Statesboro. Happy Birthday, Mr. Josh! More...

Police Chief speaks on police interactions with local citizens

BRIDGING THE GAP

Anthony Hill, Freddie Gray, Sandra Bland, Michael Brown Jr., Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Alton Sterling, Tamir Rice, Philando Castile, Tanisha Anderson, and the list goes on… More...

First National buys Capital City building

First National Bank of Waynesboro has purchased the building currently occupied by Capital City Bank. Capital City announced earlier this year their local branch would be closing in August. More...

Georgia Power will close local office

Georgia Power Company is closing its Waynesboro business office along with over 75 more across the state. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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SWEETLY SOUTHERN

Nobody has ever accused me of being an epicurean. Or a connoisseur. A foodie. I couldn't explain the difference between gnocchi and penne if my very life depended on it. More...

LICENSE TO KILL

In 1989, the James Bond film Licence to Kill was released. There is a certain irony that one of the film’s locations was Florida since it was the first Bond film shot entirely outside of the United Kingdom. More...

Obituaries

Shirley B. Nipper

Shirley B. Nipper, age 81 of Telfair Pond Road, Waynesboro, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016. A Time of Remembrance was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 23, in the Taylor Funeral Home in Waynesboro, Georgia. A native of Savannah, Mrs. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, JULY 28 Burke County Farmers Market will be from 4-6 p.m. at the Southern Bank Pavilion. Come out and support our area farmers. SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Blount Chapel Blount Chapel Baptist, 638 Blount Chapel Road near Vidette, will hold its Annual Revival at 7 p.m. nightly July 18-21. Minister for the week will be Rev. Clary Dishmond, Jr., pastor of Brown Grove Baptist Church. Summer Revival More...

School News

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A MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT RUDOLPH “RUDY” FALANA

Here we are nearing the end of July already and a number of Burke County Public Schools’ staff members are spending part of it getting ready for the 2016-2017 school year. More...

CORRECTIONS

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A High School Senior’s Guide to Choosing the Right College

The new school year is quickly approaching and for some of you, it will be your last go ‘round! For those of you embarking upon your senior year, congratulations; you’re almost to the finish line. So, what’s next? More...

Legals

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