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New funeral home opens in Waynesboro

A new funeral home opened its doors in Waynesboro last week. Taylor Funeral Home, located on North Liberty Street, brings together friends and funeral directors Jerry Taylor and George DeLoach for a new venture. More...

News

TAKING IT OUTISDE

Annual camping trip cultivates boys into men

They needed a getaway with their sons. Heading to the woods seemed the logical answer to a handful of Burke County men who grew up fishing and enjoying the outdoors. More...

Samsons marks 50 years here

Almost 200 people, including 150 company employees, enjoyed an old-fashioned Sconyers Barbecue Tuesday as part of Samsons Manufacturing Company’s 50th anniversary celebration. The event was held at the Augusta Technical College in Waynesboro. More...

OFFICIAL BUSINESS

Executive director for Development Authority affirmed More...

For The Record

ESCAPED

Prisoner captured after hospital break-out

He was supposed to be in a holding cell waiting for a doctor. Instead, burglary suspect Donald Elbert Williams, 21, broke free and led officers on a Sunday afternoon hunt from Burke Medical Center through several Waynesboro neighborhoods. More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

The silent type More...

Burke man wanted for molesting cousin

Richmond County deputies are searching for a Burke County man accused of molesting a 10-year-old girl. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

One in Christ One In Christ Baptist Church, located on Griffin Landing Rd. in Girard, will continue its Annual Summer Revival, 7:30 p.m. nightly, July 1-3. Second McCoy Second McCoy Baptist Church will continue its revival, 7:30 p.m. More...

People

Waynesboro faces IN WASHINGTON

Burke Co.’s School Nutrition Director testifies before House Sub-Committee

Burke County’s School Nutrition Director was called upon to testify before the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education last week in Washington, DC. More...

Tony Gay receives aviation honor in DC

A business owner from Burke County was honored in Washington, DC last week for his exceptional work in aviation. More...

Clark named Administrator of the Year

A Burke County administrator has been recognized as Georgia’s best this year by the Georgia Technology Student Association. Dr. More...

OVER THE LIMIT

State Court flooded with high speed cases

They’re fast, and we’re curious. Last month alone, Burke County’s State Court system handled 70 speeding cases. Of those defendants, 24 were going at least 90 miles an hour. More...

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

Burke County’s first ceremony performed

Tamara Lynn Rabun and Patricia Jean Stewart became the county’s fist same-sex spouses just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that gay couples could marry nationwide. More...

CURBSIDE IN THE COUNTRY?

County explores option for dealing with waste

Curbside service in the country may be an option in Burke County. County Commissioners are taking a hard look at solid waste collection and disposal for residents who live outside the city limits. More...

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – JULY 6, 2005 Plans were announced for the Downtown Organization of Retailers' first “Boss Hog Cook-off.” The event, to be held in conjunction with the annual Farm Fest, was sponsored by The True Citizen and Southern B More...

A GATHERING, A FAMILY, A NATION

The family has already begun to gather. The Pond is being groomed and readied for the invasion. Equipment ranging from tractors to screwdrivers are pressed into service to ensure the place is ready. More...

Obituaries

Rebecca Odom Dixon

Mrs. Rebecca Odom Dixon 80, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Keysville Nursing Home. More...

Maggie Inez Cheeks Brown

Taylor Funeral Home of Louisville announces the death of Mrs. Maggie Inez Cheeks Brown, age 86 of Quaker Road, Keysville, Georgia, who died Tuesday morning, June 23, 2015 in the Jefferson Hospital. More...

Mildred Saxon Corley

Mildred Saxon Corley, of Burke County, was born August 31, 1919 in Jenkins County, Ga. She passed peacefully June 22, 2015 at Burke Medical Center. She was 95 years old. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

TUESDAY, JULY 7 The Waynesboro Lions Club will meet, 5:30 p.m., at the Lakeview Restaurant. All members and those interested in joining are asked to attend. More...

Legals

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