October 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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Burke Medical to host community event Saturday

The battle against a silent killer will gain momentum in Waynesboro this weekend. The third annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk and Health Fair will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Burke Medical Center. More...

WILL REFUNDS PROMPT TAX RATE HIKE?

School board chairman says ‘no’

Refunds to property owners who may have overpaid their school taxes will tighten the budget for Burke County Public Schools, but the system is prepared to handle the situation without raising the millage rate, according to Board of Education Chairman More...

Vogtle’s Unit 2 back online after refueling outage

Plant Vogtle’s Unit 2 is generating electricity again following completion of a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. Plant operators took the unit offline on Sept. 14, and electricity production resumed on Oct. 14. More...

Sports

SHUTOUT IN GARDEN CITY STADIUM

Bears defeat the Knights 48-0 in Savannah

Though it was Senior Recognition Day for the Knights, it did not stop the Bears from mauling them. The Bears conquered the Windsor Forest Knights 48-0 last Saturday afternoon to bring their region record to 2-0. More...

Spartans prepare for road game

Edmund Burke Academy had a bye week last Friday but will be back in action this week. The Spartans will travel to Frederica in St. Simons for a region contest. More...

CUBS WIN BIG IN PLAYOFFS

The Cubs are playing like Bears in the region playoffs. Burke County Middle School’s football team defeated Effingham County 44-7 in their first round match-up in the playoffs last Wednesday. More...

People

THURSDAY & FRIDAY

BCHS actors take the stage for the community

The Burke County High School Thespian Society and Bear Stage Players will present Showcase 14 on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 23 and 24, at 7 p.m. in the James D. Smith Auditorium. More...

Candy Call

Trick or Treat on Liberty Street When: Friday, Oct. 31, 3-5 p.m. More...

RETIRED EDUCATORS DAY

November 2 is Georgia Retired Educators Day and in preparation for the upcoming state observance GREA Area 12 Director Geraldine Reid, fourth from right, presented Governor Nathan Deal’s Proclamation to Burke County Retired Educators Associatio More...

TWO SHOT, ONE RUN OVER

Birthday party ends with double murder

Two Jefferson County men were shot and killed during a birthday party near Waynesboro. More...

Solar panels to cover 500 acres in Burke County

Hundreds of acres in Burke County will likely be covered in solar panels by 2016. More...

Editorial

MY YOUNG SOUTH

The Old South. Depending on who‘s pontificating, the term Old South is either revered or reviled. Not much middle ground. More...

TASTING THE TREE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL

I was listening to a TED Talk on NPR the other morning and the topic was “predicting the future” in terms of technology. It appears that not only do science fiction writers predict the future fairly accurately, but scientists do as well. More...

Political Cartoon

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For The Record

Loose cattle cause another wreck

A Columbia County driver didn’t have happy travels through Burke County. Just before sunrise Saturday, he hit three cows that wandered into the roadway at Highway 305 and Farmers Bridge Road. More...

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Burke County Jail Bookings October 13-19

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Obituaries

Charles “Chuck” Howard Rumfelt Jr

Charles “Chuck” Howard Rumfelt Jr, 70, husband of Diane Smith Rumfelt, entered into rest Sunday, October 19, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. More...

Betty Neal Clayton

Mrs. Betty Neal Clayton of Sardis, Ga., 78, passed away Monday, October 20, 2014 at her residence. She was a native of McBean, Georgia, and a resident of Burke County. More...

John V. “PaPa John” Masters

John V. “PaPa John” Masters, 79 passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 at his residence. Services will be held at a later date in Aruba. More...

School News

When I grow up...

Waynesboro Primary School second graders dressed the part for their annual Career Parade last Friday. Doctors, policemen, athletes and teachers were among the mix as they marched across campus and then through Blakeney Elementary School. More...

Schools honored for Farm to School achievements

Burke County Public School System was recognized with the Golden Radish Award, a prestigious statewide farm to school distinction that acknowledges the outstanding leadership of school representatives building farm to school programs. More...

EDMUND BURKE ACADEMY HONOR ROLL

Edmund Burke Academy released the names of students who were named to the Honor Roll for the first nine weeks of the school term. These students include: 7TH GRADE A+: Mason Boswell, Lindsey Fries and Sakshi Shah More...

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