May 20, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Former coach loses appeal and resigns

A former Burke County coach, who was demoted in 2012, has lost an appeal to the Burke County Superior Court and will no longer be employed by the school system come June 9. More...

News

BREVARD MEETS BURKE

College kayakers make land here along 336-mile route

A group of Brevard College students got acquainted with Burke County on an expedition from the Continental Divide to the Atlantic Ocean. More...

FINAL DAY FLASHBACK

This photo was taken on the last day of school decades ago at Blakeney Junior High School. Local students will celebrate the end of this school term later this week when all public and private schools release for the summer. More...

TALKING TURKEY

Full slate of events set for Saturday

Turkeys will be the talk of downtown Saturday when two National Wild Turkey Federation events are hosted at the First Liberty Market in Waynesboro. More...

Sports

CLASS AAAA CHAMPIONSHIP

Lady Bear finishes as runner-up at state tournament

She was after the state title and almost had it. Burke County golfer Rylie Marchman finished as the state runner-up in the GHSA Class AAAA tournament hosted at Applewood Golf Course on Monday. More...

Bear picked for state senior all-star game

One of the Bears standout seniors has been tapped to represent Burke County in the Georgia Senior All-Star Game this summer. More...

Burke Co. athletes place in top 10 at state track

Two Burke County High School athletes turned in top 10 performances in Class AAAA at the Georgia High School Association’s state track and field meet. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Choir and Missionary Anniversaries at Watkinsville More...

People

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Jenice Brown Jenice La’Shae Brown graduated cum laude from Georgia Southern University during a May 7 commencement ceremony. The honor graduate received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. More...

HELPING HOMETOWN SCHOOLS

Local public and private schools are asking shoppers to give back simply by grocery shopping. Shoppers with Bi-Lo BONUSCARDS may register them online to help up to three schools of their choosing. More...

ANSWER IS NO

Eminent domain denied for pipeline

Georgia DOT Commissioner Russell R. McMurry has denied Kinder Morgan a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity needed for the company to exercise eminent domain in the construction of the proposed Palmetto Pipeline. More...

SUPER-CHARGED START

High school classes in energy give students an edge

The jobs will be there. The demand for electricity isn’t going anywhere but up, and Burke County educators want to make sure students are prepared to take advantage of opportunities in the industry. More...

Editorial

THE MAIL

“Well, that has to be a misprint,” I thought to myself. Normally I would have pitched the brightly colored but obviously junk mail envelope into the trash but for some reason I opened it. More...

CITY SIDEWALKS…”BEATING THE BOUNDS”

There is an ancient English custom which is the Christianized version of a more ancient Roman pagan custom regarding the Roman god, Terminus. More...

Political Cartoon

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For The Record

Murder indictment in BFE stabbing

A South Carolina man accused of stabbing a young father to death in the BFE Bar & Grill parking lot has been indicted by a Burke County Grand Jury. More...

Burke trucker jailed in internet predator sting

A Waynesboro truck driver was among 22 people arrested in a four-day sweep of internet sex predators. Reginald Grubbs, 40, got caught up in the sting Sunday afternoon when allegedly he drove to Augusta with intentions of meeting a child to have sex. More...

Perkins man charged in stabbing

A Perkins man is accused of breaking into a camper and stabbing the man inside. According to Burke County deputies, Zachery Sapp, 21, was jailed Tuesday afternoon on felony charges including aggravated assault and burglary in the first degree. More...

Obituaries

David R. Brown

Mr. David R. Brown, 55, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was born in Savannah, lived in Homestead, Florida. and Michigan and had been a resident of Knoxville for the past 25 years. More...

Zamir Semaj Calil Wade

Zamir Semaj Calil Wade, son of Shaniqua Wade, was born on May 30, 2014 and was called home on May 16, 2015. He is preceded in death by his sister, Ziyon Green. He leaves to cherish his memories grandparents Sylvia Wade of Waynesboro, Ga. More...

Ben Lee Moxley, Jr.

Ben Lee Moxley, Jr., 88, of Brooker, Florida passed away peacefully Thursday, May 14, 2015 at E.T. York Haven Hospice in Gainesville following a long illness. He was born January 15, 1927 in Louisville, Georgia to Ben Lee Moxley, Sr. More...

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