October 17, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Guns and Hoses

The battle is on

Will the third time be the charm for our local firefighters/EMTs or will law enforcement continue their winning streak?  More...

News

Exchange Club fair opens Tuesday

The AliBaba is rolling this way, and next Tuesday, the gates will officially open for the 59th annual Waynesboro Exchange Club Fair.  More...

Engagement

Miss Robins to marry Mr. Sharpe

Mr. and Mrs. James R. Robins IV of North Augusta announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Grayson Robins, to Mr. Brandon Sharpe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Mallard and Mr. Wesley Sharpe of Waynesboro.  More...

Hurricane Michael spares Burke County

While many in southwest Georgia are still without power and sifting through the devastation left in its wake, Hurricane Michael was much gentler on this side of the state.  More...

Sports

Bears continue to knock down competition

After defeating the Academy of Richmond County (ARC) last Friday 32-7, the Burke County Bears find themselves in a mustwin situation this week against Baldwin County if they intend to bring home their seventh region title under head coach Eric Parker More...

Spartans maul the Jags in 42-0 Homecoming victory

There’s nothing quite like defeating an old rival, especially when it’s Homecoming night and the opponent never even makes it into the end zone. More...

Season ends for Lady Spartans

The Lady Spartans ended their season in the first round of state playoffs in a best two of three game series against Windsor Academy.  More...

Obituaries

Mary Nell Dixon

Mary Nell Dixon, 89, has gone on to the place prepared for her by her Lord and Savior. Mary Nell passed away on October 5, 2018. More...

Mrs. Thelma Evans McGee

Celebration of Life for Mrs. Thelma Evans McGee of Waynesboro, will be held on Saturday October 20, 2018, 12 noon at Bottsford Spring Missionary Baptist Church, 2154 Seven Oaks Road, Waynesboro, with the Rev. General Jennings, Pastor and the Rev. More...

Lt. Franklin Donald Stephens, Sr

Keysville, GA- Lt. Franklin Donald Stephens, Sr., age 67, entered into eternal rest on October 11, 2018. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 20, 2018, 1:00 p.m. at Noah's Ark Baptist Church, 4466 GA-80, Keysville, GA. More...

School News

FCA Students of the Month

Several Faith Christian Academy students were recognized for the month of September for setting an example in Speech. More...

All hail the queen

Edmund Burke Academy senior Marley Knight was named the 2018 Homecoming Queen during the school’s halftime festivities on Friday night. More...

Multiple drugs uncovered in bust

A Waynesboro man was arrested Monday after a search warrant led to the discovery of a number of drugs in his home, everything from marijuana to meth to heroin and pills.  More...

Wendy’s to open in Waynesboro

Fans of the famous Frosty shall look no further – Wendy’s is coming to town.  According to a news release issued by the company, construction on the restaurant began this week and the franchise is set to open in early 2019 “wit More...

Editorial

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – OCTOBER 22, 2008   Burke County High School won the 2008 Governor’s Cup for showing the most improvement in SAT scores in Region 3-AAA over a three year period. More...

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Don Lively

AMONG THE FARMERS

(Reprinted from 2013)  My niece Fireball actually laughed out loud when I made the claim.  It was a simple statement.  I said that I was a farmer.  In retrospect, she probably had good reason to snort and I probably should have qu More...

For The Record

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2018 term of Superior Court criminal and/or civil session with Judge Sheryl B. Jolly, presiding. Jurors are to report at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, to the Burke County Courthouse.  More...

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS•OCT. 8-14

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Burke County EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 90 patients’ calls during the week ending October 14, 2018. Of those, 65 were transported, including 41 to Augusta hospitals. More...

Burke Happenings

WHAT'S NEXT?

SATURDAY, OCT. 20   The Midville Community Festival will begin at 10 a.m. in Downtown Midville. There will be food, games, entertainment and prizes.  MONDAY, OCT. 22   More...

Church News

Church News

Revival   Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 2447 Hwy. 23 S, Waynesboro will continue its revival 7:30 p.m. through Oct. 17. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Daryl Barnes, pastor of the William Grove Church. The public is invited. More...

Church Listings

Bell Grove Baptist Church 1970 Hwy. 25 South, Waynesboro, GA Sunday School begins 10:30 a.m. Worship Service at 11:30 every fourth Sunday. Pastor Inman Godbee 706-793-0283 Arwillo W. Scott - 706-437-0056   More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

Years ago a man who had difficulty believing that God created the universe stopped by my brother’s office for a visit. As he was sitting there, he noticed his new electric typewriter. More...