October 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local grads aim to satisfy hunger with community agriculture

They want to make fresh food easier to get in a community they know is hungry. Taylor Brooks and Jeffrey Chandler are working to make sure residents in this agricultural county have access to the food that can so easily be grown here. More...

News

First Presbyterian welcomes new pastor

A new pastor will soon be installed at First Presbyterian Church in Waynesboro. Rev. Logan Almy delivered his first sermon last Sunday and will be installed as pastor during the morning worship service on Nov. 16. Rev. More...

ROSEMONT DEDICATION

Members of Rosemont Baptist Church held a building dedication service at their new location on Highway 25 North last Sunday. More...

BCHS art teacher honored as state’s best

He’s already been tapped as one of Burke County’s best but his recognition is statewide now. Stan Dodson, Burke County High School’s art teacher, has been honored as the 2015 Georgia Secondary Art Educator of the Year. More...

For The Record

From the Blotter

COLD BLOOD An alarmed motorist called the cops after spying a blood spattered sheet along the highway. Deputies located the bed sheet and soon tracked it back to a nearby business. More...

Burke County Jail Bookings Oct. 20-26

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Obituaries

Doyce Williams Godbee

Doyce Williams Godbee of Girard, Ga., 60, entered into rest October 25, 2014. She grew up in Millen, Ga., where she attended Jenkins County High School. She was a member of Corinth Christian Church in Girard. She is survived by her husband, More...

Annie Lou Perkins

Annie Lou Perkins of Keysville, Ga.,, 86, died Friday, October 24, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Perkins, and a daughter, Patsy Padgett. More...

Willie Frank Sampson

Mr. Willie Frank Sampson of Fairburn, Georgia formerly of Midville, Georgia passed October 23, 2014. Home Going Celebration of Life Services will be held at 11 a.m. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

One In Christ One In Christ Baptist Church host a “Church of Treat,” 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Cochran Grove Baptist Church on River Road in Girard. Festivities include teaching, singing, dancing and enjoying Jesus. Tent Revival More...

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WITH PEANUT COMBINE

Girard woman killed in collision

A Girard woman was killed in a collision with a peanut combine. According to a Georgia State Patrol spokesperson, the accident happened around 8:15 a.m. More...

DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Director resigns

Burke County’s longtime Development Authority Director has unexpectedly resigned. Jerry Long, who turns 70 this week, walked away early Thursday morning from the post he’s held for 28 years. More...

Editorial

A LITTLE BIT CRAZY

I’m a ro-de-o de-o de- More...

Political Cartoon

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LOST AND FOUND

Snow was gently coming down as I walked through the accumulated snow on a dark misty evening somewhere in Germany. Typical of a man, I not only had not asked for directions but also had no idea of where I was or where I was headed. More...

Sports

Four Lady Bears earn all-region softball honors

Four of Burke County High School’s softball players were ranked among the best in the region. Region 3-AAAA coaches met last week in Savannah to vote on all-region honor for the 2014 season. More...

Homecoming IN THE BEAR DEN

Burke County High School will crown a new queen when they celebrate homecoming in the Bear Den Friday night. The ceremony will take place at halftime during the Bears’ region contest against Wayne County. More...

Spartans conquer the Knights for region win

In exciting fashion, Edmund Burke Academy picked up its first region win Friday night with a 14-12 victory over Frederica Academy. In the final seconds, Frederica set up for a field goal and was poised to win. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

NOW Blakeney High School’s Class of 1967 is connecting with classmates to plan a Dec. 27 reunion and Social Security dance. For more information, contact class president Augustus Howard at 404-323-5856, augustushoward@att.net or on Facebook. More...

People

Miss Dobbs, Mr. Fowler exchange vows

WEDDING

Virginia Whitney Wilhelmina Dobbs and Daniel Thomas Fowler, junior were married on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church of Highlands, in Highlands, North Carolina. The Reverend Lee Bowman officiated. More...

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual golf tournament last Thursday at the Waynesboro Country Club. More...