May 16, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Girard woman killed in crash

A Burke County woman lost her life in a crash on Mother's Day.  More...

News

Coffee with a Cop

The Waynesboro Police Department partnered with McDonald's for the Coffee with a Cop event Tuesday morning. Citizens talked with officers about concerns and received valuable feedback. More...

FUND RAISING FOR FIREWORKS

Don't forget to send in donations for Mad Anthony’s Big Boom Fireworks Extravaganza. The Downtown Development Authority still needs a few thousand more dollars to foot the $8,800 bill for the show, which is planned for July 3. More...

Construction milestones reached at Plant Vogtle

Second $25 credit scheduled for July Georgia Power bills

Georgia Power announced the latest milestones at the Vogtle nuclear expansion near Waynesboro, Georgia. More...

For The Record

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT MAY 21

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2018 term of Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge James G. Blanchard, Jr. presiding. Jurors are to report at 9 a.m. Monday, May 21 to the Burke County Courthouse.  The jury list includes:  More...

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS•MAY 7-13

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Obituaries

Kimberly Snell Godbee

Girard, GA – Kimberly Snell Godbee, 55, devoted wife, mother, and nana, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018. She was born on September 23, 1962, in Norwich, NY and was a long time resident of Burke County. More...

Doris T. Anderson

Doris T. Anderson, 71, entered into rest Monday, May 14, 2018, surrounded by her children. She was born November 11, 1946 to the late Welzie and Pauline Bradley Tipton. She was a native of Tennessee and moved to Waynesboro 1966.  More...

Ernest Wardner "Sonny" Bartlett, Jr.

Ernest Wardner "Sonny" Bartlett, Jr., 71, passed away peacefully after an extended illness on May 15, 2018, surrounded by family.  More...

School News

BURKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Burke County High School Honors Night was held May 10. Students were recognized for academic achievement and several graduating seniors received scholarships   More...

Caretaker arrested for elder neglect and abuse

A personal care home operator in Waynesboro has been arrested and charged with elder abuse, exploitation and neglect of elderly persons.  More...

General Primary next Tuesday

Burke County voters will determine who gets the District 5 seat for the Board of Education in the only contested local race in next Tuesday's General Primary.  Incumbent Johnny Jenkins was first elected to the board in 1978 and has held the posi More...

Editorial

THE CHOICES ARE YOURS

Every week one of my “chores” is to proofread the arrests and mug shots page. Unfortunately I find pictures and names of 17, 18, 19 and 20 year-old kids, along with those of every other age through their 70’s.  More...

Political Cartoon

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It's not too late

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Waynesboro City Councilwoman Alberta Anderson appears to be setting an example of “How Not to Succeed in Politics.”  More...

Sports

Bears play spring football game

The Burke County Bears football team got on the field early this year. The played a spring football scrimmage game against Thomson last Friday May 11. The varsity team played the first half and the JV played the second half. More...

Burke tracksters make marks in state

The Burke County High School Bears track team competed in the state track meet May 10-12 at Berry College in Rome. More...

Senior All-Stars

Three Burke County High School athletes have received special recognition for their outstanding performances in various sports. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

MAY 22-25  Communities In Schools of Burke County – Family Connection Inc. will hold a free health and wellness boot camp from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. All participants who complete the boot camp will receive $25 worth of gift card incentives. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Street Revival  Gospel Explosion Word Ministry of Sardis continues its street revival 7 p.m. nightly through May 18 on Mitchell “Jiggs” St., Sardis. Dr. Loretta Ellison Jones will be guest speaker. More...