April 17, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

City, county to reimburse employee Y memberships

To show their support for the Family Y as well as their dedication to employee wellness, both the City of Waynesboro and Burke County Board of Commissioners have agreed to offer Y memberships to their employees.  More...

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Chamber to host social media seminar

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a seminar to help businesses and organizations learn how to promote themselves in the world of social media.  More...

Safer neighborhoods meeting

Burke County Sheriff Alfonzo Williams, Chief Deputy Lewis Blanchard and Community Services Lt.  More...

Spring Music Fest to feature Swingin’ Medallions, Band of Oz

It’s time once again to go dancing for a good cause.  More...

For The Record

Second man arrested in Magnolia Acres attack

A second man has been arrested in connection with the beating of Bradford Benefield, Jr. in Magnolia Acres Sunday afternoon, April 7. The attack was live-streamed on social media and was widely viewed. More...

Burke EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 106 patients’ calls during the week ending April 14.  Of those, 70 resulted in transports, including 42 to Augusta hospitals. More...

Grand Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT APRIL 23

Jurors have been drawn for the April, 2019 term of Grand Jury criminal session, Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. presiding. Jurors are to report at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 23 at the Burke County Courthouse.  More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

FRIDAY, APRIL 26   The Burke County Master Gardeners will hold their 18th annual plant sale 3-6 p.m. at the Southern Bank Pavilion in Waynesboro. More...

People

Miss Northcutt marries Mr. Dixon

Miss Lauren Nicole Northcutt became the bride of Mr. David Austin Dixon on Dec. 14, 2018, in Steamboat Springs, Colo.  The bride is the daughter of Mark and Leslie Northcutt of Waynesboro. She is the granddaughter of the late L.D. More...

Former residents’ grandson named to state panel

A Dublin attorney with ties to Waynesboro has been named to the state Judicial Nominating Commission.’  Trey Taylor, grandson of Dr. and Mrs. More...

Bones found in Augusta believed to be those of local man

The family of a missing man has finally received some answers after nearly two years.  Preston Overton of Burke County, a 28-year-old father of two, went missing in June 2017. More...

Thirteen in the running for police chief

By next month, the City of Waynesboro should have the pool of applicants for the chief of police narrowed down.  During its regular meeting on Monday evening, council discussed the hiring process for the city’s top cop and said they’ More...

County commissioners pass animal control ordinance

The Burke County Board of Commissioners has approved the second and final reading of the Animal Control Ordinance, which went into effect immediately following its Tuesday night meeting last week.  According to Animal Services Director Chaddrick More...

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – APRIL 22, 2009  Top corporate officials of Malaysian-based Metrod company visited the firm's local ASTA plant, which started production of specialized copper wiring in March. More...

HAS SPRUNG

"April showers bring May flowers."  That's what they say.  There was even a song written about it in 1921 and made popular by Al Jolson on Broadway.  Did any of y'all catch that show?  Probably not.  More...

Obituaries

Larry Lee Thomas

Celebration of Life for Mr. Larry Lee Thomas age 65 of Waynesboro, GA. will be held on Saturday April 20, 2019 1:00 p.m. at New Life Missionary Baptist Church 840 Academy Ave. Waynesboro, GA. More...

Lillian Irene Hightower

Waynesboro, Ga. - Mrs. Lillian Irene Hightower, age 91, entered into eternal rest on April 11, 2019. Homegoing Services will be held Saturday, April 20, 2019, 1:00 p.m. at McElmurray Grove Baptist Church, 1677 Thompson Bridge Road, Waynesboro, GA. More...

Thomas “Buddy” Smith

Waynesboro, Ga. - Mr. Thomas "Buddy" Smith, age 68, entered into eternal rest on April 12, 2019. Homegoing Services will be held Saturday, April 20, 2019, 2:30 p.m. at Phinazee and Son Funeral Home Chapel, 404 West 8th Street, Waynesboro, GA. More...

Church News

Church News

Lenten Services  The Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association will observe the 40-day Lenten season with 7 p.m. services weekly, beginning on Ash Wednesday. More...