April 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Popular artists to be featured at Art in the ‘Boro

Bold brushstrokes and bits of glass will be the main attractions in downtown Waynesboro on Sunday. Look for them both at Schweitzer Art Glass Studio, where owner Robin Schweitzer will host Art in the ‘Boro. More...

News

WHY I RELAY

Liz Banks Knight shares her story

(Editor’s note: This is a three-part series featuring stories from committee members, survivors and caretakers who all share one common goal: finding a cure for cancer. More...

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What On Earth! Day this Thursday

It’s not too late to sponsor an activity for this Thursday’s What On Earth! Day celebration.  More...

For The Record

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS APRIL 10-16

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Man fleeing police causes accident

Waynesboro police resorted to a foot chase in order to apprehend a driver who caused a crash at the intersection of Liberty Street and the Burke Veterans Parkway on April 15.  At about 2:30 Saturday afternoon, Octavious Jackson, 29, of Augusta w More...

Sheriff to sponsor Explorer post here

Burke County Sheriff Alfonzo Williams is sponsoring the creation of a Law Enforcement Explorers chapter here. Open house for the project will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at the Sheriff's Office on Highway 24 South.  More...

Obituaries

Doris Jean (Brigham) Zeigler

Doris Jean (Brigham) Zeigler went home to be with the Lord on the second day of March, 2017. Doris was born to William Lewis Brigham and Mary Dennison Brigham on the 16th day of June, 1927, in London, Kentucky. More...

Mildred "Mimi" Cheney Cohen

Mildred "Mimi" Cheney Cohen, beloved wife of Porter Barrett Cohen, died peacefully at her home in Waynesboro, Georgia on Monday, April 17, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was 85 years old. More...

Leroy Matthew Bell, Sr.

Mr. Leroy Bell, 97, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017. He was Born March 30, 1920. He was a native and lifelong resident of Burke County. He was a WWII veteran and member of the American Legion Post 120 in Waynesboro. More...

Carswell is new mayor

The City of Waynesboro now has a mayor.  Gregory Carswell Jr. became the city’s newest leader in a run-off election last night (Tuesday) after pulling 58.89 percent of the votes. More...

NRC plans open house to discuss Plant Vogtle units

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has announced plans for a public meeting to discuss the agency's 2016 safety assessment of Plant Vogtle's two operating units, as well as the inspection and oversight of the two new units under construction.  Th More...

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – APRIL 25, 2007   The BCHS Lady Bears won two Region Championships when the girls’ track team posted nearly double the points of the runners-up and the girls’ golf team won their tournament at the Waynesboro Count More...

NONE THE WISER

Well, that was fast.  I have just recently completed another trip around the sun.  I won't mention exactly how many times I've orbited Ol' Sol, let's just say it's been a scad.  At my age, I try to low key the birthdays unless they end More...

Sports

Bears finish region play with a 9-1 record

The Burke County High School Bears (15-4, 9-1) had two final region wins last week at home. They defeated Thomson on Tuesday 9-3 and on Friday they defeated Hephzibah 13-3.  More...

Boys, girls tennis teams finish well in region

The Burke County Bears tennis teams competed in the 3-AAAA Region Championship games last week, and the boys claimed the Region Championship while the girls took second place.  More...

Trackster girls take first place at home

The Burke County Bears track team competed against three schools last Thursday, with the girls coming in first place with a total score of 105, followed by Thomson who scored 94, Hancock with 29 and Jefferson County with 6.  In boys track, Hanco More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

BCHS GRAND MARCH   Advanced tickets for Burke County High School’s Grand March are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased for $5 in the front office of BCHS through Friday, April 21, at 4 p.m. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Spring Revival  Mills Grove Baptist Church will hold its annual Spring Revival 7:30 p.m. nightly, April 17-19. Guest minister will be the Rev. Chavous Boyd.  Revival  More...

People

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Zuwena Green   Zuwena Green of Hephzibah recently participated in the Spring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Research Conference at Georgia State University, sponsored by the Center for STEM Education Initiatives and the More...

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