April 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

GEORGIA CITIES WEEK

To celebrate Georgia Cities Week, the City of Waynesboro will have two separate events. An Arbor Day ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. followed by Hotdogs in the Park at noon. Both events will be at the Waynesboro City Park on Friday, April 28. More...

News

RELAY FOR LIFE THIS SATURDAY

Those coveted laps will take place this Saturday as Burke County celebrates its 2017 Relay For Life.  Survivors, caregivers, community members and volunteers will come together with one voice, for one fight: to rid the world of cancer.  More...

WHY I RELAY

A mother’s journey as caregiver

(Editor’s note: This is a three-part series featuring stories from committee members, survivors and caretakers who all share one common goal: finding a cure for cancer. This story is part three in the series.)   More...

Man dies in camper fire

An unidentified man died in a camper fire Monday night.  More...

For The Record

Deputies wound man in shooting

A Girard man was shot by deputies last week after weaving through traffic and waving a firearm.  According to Lewis Blanchard, Chief Deputy for the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, multiple 911 calls were received on Wednesday, April 19, tha More...

Burke EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to a total of 129 calls during the week of April 17-23.  This included 106 patient calls, 80 of which were transported. Fifty-four transports were to Augusta hospitals. More...

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS APRIL 17-23

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Obituaries

Mattie Lee Long

Mrs. Mattie Lee Long of Sardis, Ga., 95, entered into her eternal rest Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Mrs. Long was a native of Glascock County and lifelong resident of Burke County. More...

Jimmy Franklin Richardson, Sr.

Mr. Jimmy Franklin Richardson, Sr., age 80, of Waynesboro, entered into rest Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta after an extended illness. More...

Erica Shelly Rowell Jones

Shelly Rowell Jones, 43, entered into rest Wednesday, April 19, 2017. A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Green’s Cut United Methodist Church. The family received friends following the service in the sanctuary.  More...

Legals

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Phil Chalker, stepping down after 47 years

After nearly a half century in the business, Phil Chalker is stepping down as Manager of Chalker Printing Company. He and his wife, Sandi, are both retiring and moving to their home in Daytona Beach. More...

City’s new mayor discusses goals

Waynesboro’s new mayor once won the top statewide award for a photo he took while working as in intern for The True Citizen. While a career as a journalist never came to fruition, the same determination and hard work resulted in Gregory T. More...

Editorial

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Editor: National Donate Life Month   More...

Political Cartoon

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEAR AGO – MAY 2, 2007  Burke County was set to host the State AAA Golf Championship. Thirty-two teams were scheduled for matches on the Waynesboro Country Club and Applewood courses. More...

Sports

Spartans clinch spot in state playoffs

The Edmund Burke Academy Spartans won two important region games this past week against the Pinewood Academy Patriots and the Bulloch Academy Gators which secured them a spot in the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) state playoffs.  More...

Bailey top golfer in GISA state

Edmund Burke Academy senior Ragan Bailey earned the top spot in golf on Monday when she completed the state golf tournament as girls low medalist. She shot an 86. More...

Spartan track team shows out at region

On Thursday April 20, the Edmund Burke Academy track teams traveled to Statesboro for their region track meet. Several members had outstanding performances and qualified for state in their events.  More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL The Burke County High School fine arts department presents Disney’s High School Musical On State May 4-6, at 7 p.m. at the J.D. Smith Auditorium. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Girls Lock-in  Cornerstone Christian Center, 710 Stone Ave., Waynesboro, will host a Girls Lock-in 7 p.m. Friday, April 28. The girls will participate in classes on hair care, cooking and liturgical dance. More...

School News

EBA Planters EMC Students of the Month

Several students at Edmund Burke Academy were named Planters EMC Students of the Month for the month of April. More...