February 13, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Another year on the books

The 2019 Taste of Burke County drew a large crowd of attendees decked out in their Mardi Gras attire to help raise money for the Wimberly House Ministries. More...

News

National Signing Day at BCHS - Free Access

Three Burke County High School seniors have signed to play football at the college of their choice. More...

4-H public speaking prepares students for the future

Public speaking is known to be the number one fear of adults in America. More...

SCENES FROM THE TASTE OF BURKE

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For The Record

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS•FEB. 4-10

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EMA answers 25 fire calls

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 98 patients’ calls during the past week. Of those, 74 resulted in transports, including 42 to Augusta hospitals. More...

Traffic stops reveal more serious violations

Routine traffic stops by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office continue to result in arrests for more serious crimes.  Last week deputies made two arrests involving larger quantities of drugs and stolen or illegally possessed firearms.  More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Pastoral Anniversary  Gospel Explosion Outreach Ministries, 431 Old Sardis Road, Sardis, will celebrate its 21st pastoral anniversary honoring the Rev. Willie Jones Jr. Feb. 15-17. More...

School News

Local students get tips from opera star - Free Access

Students across the county received a special treat recently as part of the Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series’ educational outreach program. More...

Italian company acquires former Sam Dong facility

A new manufacturer is coming to town to revive a factory that’s been vacated since 2016.  More...

Bus stop violators to be caught on camera

The Burke County Public School System and the sheriff’s office have teamed up to help make the roads safer for school buses and the children they transport.  More...

What’s love got to do with it?

These two Waynesboro Primary School students, Maverick Walden and Rubye Grace Saxon, were not too sure about all the mushy stuff involving Valentine’s Day. They preferred to talk about the Georgia Bulldogs. More...

Editorial

PURPLE RAIN

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Political Cartoon

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – FEBRUARY 18, 2009  Waynesboro Shriner Jimmy Allen was named Citizen of the Year by the Burke County Chamber of Commerce. Salter Building Supply was the Small Business of the Year.   More...

Sports

Lady Spartans advance to State

REGION RUNNER-UP

They fought hard until the very last second but fell one game shy in their hopes of a region championship.  Just eight points separated the Lady Spartans and the Lady Eagles of Brentwood Academy in the end, and though the girls headed to the loc More...

Lady Bears still in the fight

It all came down to overtime, and then the girls ran out of time.  The Burke County High School Lady Bears had hoped for back-to-back region championships, but a 63-58 loss to Baldwin on Friday night dashed that dream. More...

Obituaries

Lillian Bobbie Jean “Bobbie” Mock

Waynesboro, GA - Lillian Bobbie Jean “Bobbie” Mock, age 80, of Waynesboro, Ga., departed this earth on February 8, 2019.  Bobbie was a hardworking and determined woman that always put her family and loved ones first, helping and cari More...

Roy (Joe) Flanders

Roy (Joe) Flanders, 75, beloved husband of Sandra Lynn Morris Flanders, entered into rest on Monday, February 4, 2019 at his residence.  Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. More...

Rev. Ellis Climes Jr.

Waynesboro, GA- Rev. Ellis Climes Jr., age 81, entered into eternal rest on February 7, 2019. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019, 1:00 p.m. at Noah's Ark Baptist Church, 4466 GA-80, Keysville, GA. More...