January 18, 2017 RSS feed / News

Concert series to present The Piano Men starring Jim Witter

Fans of Billy Joel and Elton John will want to be part of The Piano Men starring Jim Witter on Friday, Jan. 27. The performance, presented by the Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series, will be held at the Burke Office Park at 7 p.m. More...

Chamber holds annual oyster roast

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce recently hosted its Annual Oyster Roast to welcome Field Trialers to town for the Georgia Shooting Dog Championship held at Di-Lane Plantation. More...

Dance auditions for CAPS

Calling all aspiring dancers.  The CAPS (Creative Arts Performance Showcase) program is ready for a new wave of dancers to join their group.  More...

GEORGIA SHOOTING DOG DERBY CLASSIC

Winners of the Georgia Shooting Dog Derby Classic were announced during the Georgia Field Trials at Di-Lane Plantation last week. More...

Burke unemployment drops to 7.1 percent

Burke County’s unemployment rate improved during the month of November as it fell to 7.1 percent.  More...

WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?

Next week’s elementary school lunch menu for Burke County Public Schools:  MONDAY: Bologna & Cheese Sandwich, or Chicken Nuggets w/roll Choices: Spinach, Grape Tomatoes w/ranch, Mashed Potatoes, Chilled Apricots, Cinnamon Apples   More...

Insured losses from severe storms estimated at $30 million

Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said damage from violent weather that struck Georgia on Jan. 2, has generated more than 4,000 insurance claims, with estimated insured losses as high as $30 million.  More...

BCMS Geography Bee winners

Burke County Middle School conducted the National Geographic Geography Bee competition in December 2016. There were 15 finalists from sixth-eighth grades. More...

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Sen. Jesse Stone Sworn in as Georgia State Senator

State Sen. Jesse Stone (R-Waynesboro) was officially sworn into office last Monday, Jan. 9, by Court of Appeals Judge Charlie Bethel, a former Senate colleague of Sen. Stone. More...

BCMS Spelling Bee winners

Eighth-grader Brooke Cliatt, pictured at left, took first place in the Burke County Middle School Spelling Bee, and sixth-grader Blake Salter, at right, came in second. More...

Miss Goering, Mr. McLaughlin to wed Feb. 11

Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Goering of Waynesboro, Ga., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Yvonne Rose, to Mark Levi McLaughlin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dean McLaughlin of Port Henry, N.Y. More...

GEORGIA COMPANION ALL-AGE STAKE/QUAIL CHAMPIONSHIP

The winning dogs for the stake were Champion Erin’s Wild Justice and Runner-up was True Confidence. Both dogs were handled by Luke Eisenhart. More...

Local and national blood shortage

Community blood centers across the nation are reporting blood shortages and Shepeard Community Blood Center is no exception. Shepeard Blood Center is currently in critical need of O Positive blood, with only a one-day supply on the shelf.  More...

Dairy Show team participates in county show

Local 4-H and FFA (Future Farmers of America) members who have a commercial dairy heifer project were able to participate in the Burke County 4-H and FFA Dairy Show on Dec. 17. This event was held as a mock show for students in Burke County.  More...

FCA Students of the Month

Each month, Faith Christian Academy acknowledges students from each grade who have shown outstanding characteristics. In the month of December, the characteristic that the school acknowledged was servitude. More...

Find a Reliable Auto Mechanic

When your vehicle needs repairs, you don't need a crash course in auto mechanics, but you should know how to find a reliable shop and mechanic. More...