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News

Malpass Brothers bring classic country to town

Classic country is coming to town for the final show of the Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series’ 2018-2019 season.  Christopher and Taylor Malpass make up the Malpass Brothers – a duo whose music plays homage to the legends of country mu More...

Food safety class for farmers scheduled

One thing people may not think about when they are eating a meal is how safe is it. More...

Honoring Georgia’s school boards

The Burke County Public School System is joining in a statewide celebration this week to salute the efforts of local school board members. More...

Sports

Lady Spartans dominate the tennis courts

After a cancelled match on Monday due to weather, the Edmund Burke Academy Spartans travelled to Sandersville to face the Briarwood Academy Bucs on Tuesday, March 12.  Sophomore Andrew Meeks started off the match with a first singles victory of More...

Spartans take down TJA

Edmund Burke’s Spartans took down longtime rival the Thomas Jefferson Jaguars last Tuesday, March 12, with a final score of 9-2. More...

Spartan track team fills the leaderboards

While still getting into the swing of the season, the Edmund Burke Academy track team brought home impressive results last Wednesday. The Spartans had their second track meet of the season in Sandersville on March 13.  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...

School News

Groundbreaking for One in Christ

One In Christ Baptist Church in Girard recently held a ground breaking ceremony. Church pastor the Rev. Willie Givens along with deacons and church members tossed the soil in celebration of the new location of their church. More...

BCHS literary team second in region

Burke County High School placed second in region at the literary competition. Those receiving first place in their field were Rebekah Smith (argumentative essay) and Rhett Lever (boys solo). Both advanced to the state competition.  More...

Literary success for EBA

The Edmund Burke Academy Literary Team brought home several awards following the region 4-AA literary competition, including two region championships. More...

Woman guilty of animal cruelty

A Waynesboro woman was sentenced to 200 hours of community service in the Burke County Animal Welfare Department, fined $2,700 and required to pay $16,522.40 in restitution after being convicted of animal cruelty last week.  Martha Louise Falaro More...

Man apprehended for vandalizing ball field

A Waynesboro man has been arrested for vandalizing one of the ball fields at Jonathan Broxton Park.  More...

Editorial

PARENTS BEWARE

Originally published Jan. 17, 2018   More...

Legislative update

Last week, the Senate convened for three legislative days and one committee work day, putting us more than threefourths of the way through the legislative session. More...

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For The Record

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT MARCH 25

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2018 term of Superior Court criminal and/or civil session with Judge James G. Blanchard, Jr. presiding. Jurors are to report at 9 a.m. Monday, March 25 to the Burke County Courthouse.  More...

Burke EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 91 patients’ calls during the week ending March 17. Of those, 67 resulted in transports, including 46 to Augusta hospitals. More...

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS•MAR. 11-17

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Obituaries

John Thomas Hamilton, Sr.

John Thomas Hamilton, Sr., 91, entered into rest Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Mr. Hamilton was a native and lifelong resident of Burke County. More...

Roxy Ann Gould

Roxy Ann Gould, 64, entered into rest Tuesday, March 12, 2019. She was a native of Augusta and a lifelong resident of Burke County. She was a member of Rosemont Baptist Church. Roxy was a loving mother and grandmother.  More...

Ida Mae Rollins

Waynesboro, GA- Mrs. Ida Mae Rollins, age 72, entered into eternal rest on March 17, 2019. Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 22, 2019, 2:00 p.m. at Haven Munnerlyn United Methodist Church, 549 Barron Street, Waynesboro, GA. More...