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Mennonite bake sale raises funds for Puerto Rico trip

Students at the Waynesboro Mennonite School are taking their Spanish language studies to a new level. More...

News

Inspiration from former teacher leads to community outreach

People seldom realize the impact others or their surroundings will have on them. This is true for Loretta Johnson, a lifelong resident of Burke County. More...

Area schools to dismiss early for the holidays

Schools across the county will let out early next week as they wrap up the first semester with exams and prepare for the holiday break.  More...

GEORGIA STATE PATROL

State troopers from the Sylvania Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated four traffic crashes during the month of November 2018 in Burke County. Sgt. First Class J.C. More...

Sports

Lady Spartans have winning week, boys varsity team picks up victory

The Lady Spartans were on fire last week, taking a win in all three games and pushing their record to 6-1.  To begin the week, they hosted David Emanuel Academy in their home opener on Monday, Dec. 3, beating the Lady Eagles 56-32.  More...

Eagles, Lady Eagles fall to DEA

Faith Christian Academy held its first home game of the season Friday, Dec. 7, with both varsity teams falling to David Emanuel Academy.  More...

Burke County dominates on the court

Burke County High School athletes performed in several contests on the basketball court last week, winning five out of six games.  The Lady Bears were victorious against Evans High School on Tuesday, Dec. 4, defeating the Lady Knights 58-32. More...

Obituaries

Josie Maria Smith Rangler

Josie Maria Smith Rangler, 86, of Centreville, Michigan passed away December 5, 2018.Josie was born in Whitesburg, GA on October 26, 1932, daughter of Thomas Walter Smith and Belle (Hyatt) Smith. More...

Melvin McBride

Waynesboro, GA- Mr. Melvin McBride, age 61, entered into eternal rest on December 8, 2018. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, December 15, 2018, 1:00 p.m. at Noah's Ark Baptist Church, 4466 Hwy 80, Keysville, GA. More...

Johnnie Lee Ellison

Macon, GA- Mr. Johnnie Lee Ellison, age 68, entered into eternal rest on December 4, 2018. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, December 15, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at William Grove Baptist Church, 701 Bates Road, Waynesboro, GA. More...

Local musician’s CD supports missions

A local pianist is helping support missionaries worldwide through music.  In less than a month, Amy V. Thomas’ CD “Unwavering” has brought in nearly 200 donations – and they haven’t slowed down.  More...

No action taken on court house naming

No action was taken Tuesday night on the naming of the new Burke County Judicial Center in honor of veteran Superior Court Judge William M. More...

Chamber accepting nominations for citizen, business of the year

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for two special awards.  The awards, Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year, will be presented at the Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting at the end of January.  More...

Editorial

THE LOST ART OF WRITING LETTERS PERSONAL NOTES

A hand written letter is much more personal than a text or email, but in today’s world it has become necessary to communicate in a fast and efficient environment only possible with help from the latest technology.  More...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Editor:  More...

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – DECEMBER 17, 2008  East Georgia College expressed an interest in opening a satellite campus in Waynesboro. Sixty eight students from Burke County were enrolled at the school, which had campuses in Swainsboro and Statesboro. More...

For The Record

Don’t wreck the holidays

During the 2017 Christmas travel period in Georgia, there were 15 total traffic deaths between Dec. 22 at 6pm and 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 26. The Georgia State Patrol alone investigated 515 traffic crashes that resulted in 129 injuries and 10 fatalities. More...

Burke County EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 87 patients’ calls during the week ending Dec. 9. Of those, 68 resulted in transports, including 44 to Augusta hospitals. More...

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS•DEC. 3-9

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Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Youth Week  Endtime Faith Deliverance Church, Midville continues to celebrate its youth week 7 p.m. nightly through Dec. 14. Service will climax 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. Refreshments will be served each night. The Rev. Clyde Foreman Sr. More...