October 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

OVERPAID TAXES

First wave of refunds approved

A handful of property owners have been cleared to receive refunds for school taxes they’ve paid over the past few years. More...

News

Stitch by stitch

Quilters battle breast cancer with creativity

Needles and thousands of stitches were required. And the hope for healing is what motivated Karen Sizemore and Rita Anderson to spend months creating beautiful quilts that will raise money for breast cancer research. More...

WHITE-TAIL TIME

Firearms deer season opens Saturday

Armed men will be roaming the Burke County woods come this weekend ... and quite a few women and children, too. More...

DOWNTOWN NOTES

From the desk of Don Lively, Waynesboro's Downtown Director

The holidays will soon be here and the Waynesboro Downtown Development Authority has several activities planned in the coming months. More...

Sports

Lady Bears to host first round of state

The state playoffs will start on the Lady Bears’ turf. Burke County High School’s softball team (12-14) finished up the regular season last week with a pair of wins over Thomson and nailed down the No. 2 seed in Region 3- AAAA. More...

Bears pummel Panthers to start region schedule

A well-oiled machine; that’s what fans witnessed in the Bear Den last Friday as Burke County defeated the Liberty County Panthers 29-6 to kick off their region schedule. More...

Bulloch disappoints EBA at homecoming

The Edmund Burke Academy Spartans fell to region opponent Bulloch Academy in Friday night’s Homecoming game. The 21-0 loss put the Spartans at 0-2 in region play. “Anytime you lose it is certainly disappointing,” said Coach Fales. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, OCT. 16 A Game Night will be hosted at Burke County High School 5:30-8:30 p.m. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Jerusalem Baptist Jerusalem Baptist Church, located on MLK Drive, will continue Annual Revival, Oct. 15- 16, 7:30 nightly. Guest speaker for the week is Pastor Bobby Williams Sr. of Pell Grove and Union Bethel. Thompson Bridge More...

School News

ONE AND DONE

Campaign pushes juniors to make most of first attempts

The juniors at Burke County High School took the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) on Sept. 24. This is the last year the test will be administered to first-time test takers in the state of Georgia. More...

Faith Christian STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Faith Christian Academy recognized the following Students of the Month selected for September. Each month, students are recognized for exemplifying a fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22). For the month of September, students were recognized for joy. More...

Waynesboro Primary CHARACTER STUDENTS FOR SEPTEMBER

Waynesboro Primary School recognized Character Students for the Month of September, including, from left, front row: Ahmad Anthony for first grade, Joanie Wright’s class; Leila Hunter for Pre-K, Amy Cowart’s class; Kaley Hunter for Kinder More...

Hospital adopts Ebola protocols

Like medical facilities all over the country and around the world, Burke Medical Center is implementing new protocols to deal with the Ebola virus. More...

WANT TO BE ON TV?

Producers search for Burke actors

The next body that turns up at the landfill could be from Burke County. The producers of the upcoming murder mystery series Clairvoyance will be in Waynesboro Monday for a casting call. More...

Editorial

THE AV

It was just a hunk of metal. And plastic. Glass. Rubber. All parts easily, though not inexpensively, replaced if the need arose. After over eleven years, thankfully, the need didn’t arise very often. She held up well. More...

HOW THEN SHALL WE VOTE?

Early voting is open now and we are all encouraged to vote for our chosen political candidate. More...

PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD, SIR

Burke Banter Boy

It was at least seventy-five years ago that my life long pal, Billy Perry and I, rode down to Savannah with his father, Mr. George Perry. In Savannah, we went to the furniture store of Mr. I. C. Helmey. Mr. Helmey was a couisin of Mr. More...

For The Record

Inmate, teen charged in assaults on officers

An inmate was arrested for biting a Burke County jailer last week while a teenage girl was arrested for striking an officer. More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2014 term of Superior Court criminal session with Judge Sheryl B. Jolly presiding. Jurors are to report 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 20, to the Burke County Courthouse in Waynesboro. More...

From the Blotter

Uncommon thief Deputies are looking for a seedy thief. The theft was reported last weekend when a landowner from Augusta discovered someone had been trespassing on his Burke County hunting property. More...

Obituaries

Uldine “Dean” N. Perkins

Uldine “Dean” Perkins, 81 of West Columbia SC, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, October 13, 2014. More...

Tony Flakes

Mr. Tony Flakes, Sr., age 60, of 3367 Paramore Hill Rd., Millen, died Friday, October 10, 2014 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. More...

People

SSG Jeremy H. Jones

SSG Jeremy H. Jones, son of Imogene Jones and the late Henry Jones Jr., recently completed the nine week Drill Sergeant School Program of Instruction (Class 507-14) to become a drill sergeant in the U.S. Army. More...

Legals

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