February 21, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Burke County celebrates National FFA Week

They’ve been celebrating all week, but Burke County High School students have been competing and placing in FFA events all school year long. More...

News

Registration underway for Plugged In event

Local churches have come together for the seventh year in a row in order to provide a time of fellowship for middle and high school girls.  Registration for Plugged In is open now through March 1, and according to organizers, spots are filling u More...

Celtic Tenors close out concert season on March 1

Their reputation speaks for itself. With more than a million CDs sold worldwide, the trio that makes up The Celtic Tenors has undoubtedly been pleasing audiences across the globe, and next week they'll be right here in Waynesboro.  More...

Arbor Day Foundation names Waynesboro Tree City USA

Waynesboro was recently named a 2017 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.  More...

Sports

Bears make it to round two of state tourney after heated game

The Burke County High School Bears made it into the Sweet 16 of the 2018 GHSA Boys State Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Feb. More...

Lady Bears win round 1 of state

The Burke County Lady Bears defeated North Clayton in the first round of the GHSA State tournament on Saturday Feb. More...

Bears get out the gate strong during opening week

The Burke County High School Bears baseball team began its season last Tuesday, Feb. 13, by defeating Screven County at home 13-3, despite allowing a three-run inning in the fourth. On Thursday, Feb. More...

Burke Happenings

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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. Each service is hosted by a different church and led by a guest pastor from another.  Feb. More...

School News

BCMS Geography Bee Winner

Burke County Middle School recently conducted the National Geographic Geography Bee competition, and Gregory Brogan was named the champion. Mackayla Roberts was the runnerup. There were 11 finalists from sixth-eighth grade. More...

BCMS January Cubs with Character

Burke County Middle School named the following students “Cubs with Character” for the month of January.  More...

Burke County High School Announces GHPSemi-Finalists

Three students from Burke County High School have been selected as state semi-finalists for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program. More...

Local industry donates to Wimberly House

The Wimberly House Ministries has put down another successful year in the books following the Mardi Gras-themed 2018 Taste of Burke County fundraiser, and one local industry showed its support by donating thousands of dollars to make sure the ministr More...

Law enforcement center to be named for former sheriff

When he took office, one of Burke County Sherriff Alfonzo Williams’ goals was to have the law enforcement center named after Sheriff Greg Coursey. More...

Bears put pen to paper

Following a successful football season that included a region championship, several Burke County High School senior football players have signed letters of intent to play ball in college. More...

Editorial

SO, WHAT NOW?

Martha Chalker is a Life and Business Coach with more than 20 years of experience. She can be reached at 706-564-4458.   More...

Political Cartoon

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THE LEAD UP

So, yeah, I’m a thespian now.  Relax.  It just means that I can add “actor” to my résumé.  Any day now I expect my Screen Actors Guild membership card to arrive.  Soon Hollywood directors and producers should be More...

For The Record

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

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Jurors have been drawn for the Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge Sheryl B. Jolly presiding. Jurors are to report 9 a.m., Monday, Feb. More...

BCSO hosts training on child safety seats

Last week, the Burke County Sheriff’s Office along with the Governor’s Office Of Highway Safety (GOHS) hosted a threeday, 32-hour specialized training course in which area law enforcement personnel where trained on the proper installation More...

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Obituaries

Frances Sikes Skinner

Frances Sikes Skinner, age 80, of Waynesboro, entered into rest Wednesday, February 7, 2018. She and her husband owned and operated Skinner Service Station for many years. More...

Dora Reed

Ms. Dora Reed of Waynesboro, age 91, entered into eternal rest on February 13, 2018. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018 at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, 847 Shadrack Street, Waynesboro, GA. More...

Mary Lawson Willis

Mrs. Mary Lawson Willis of Albany, Ga., age 73, entered into eternal rest February 14, 2018. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 24, 2018, 12:00 noon at Bottsford Spring Baptist Church, 2154 Seven Oaks Road, Waynesboro, GA. More...

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