July 30, 2014 RSS feed / News

New teachers welcomed to Burke Co. Public Schools

*Early Head Start will welcome Registered Dietician Brianna Dumas. More...

A Million Miles

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School officials stress dress code to students

As students prepare to stock up on back-to-school clothes, school officials are encouraging them to keep the system’s dress code in mind. More...

Stuff the Bus

with school supplies

United Way of the CSRA held its annual Stuff the Bus School Supply Drives last weekend. The drive, held at the Waynesboro Walmart, collected school supplies for students in Burke County. More...

102nd Birthday

Mrs. Annie Saxon, matriarch for the Saxon Family celebrated her 102nd birthday on July 22. Mrs. Saxon was happy and surrounded by her children and grandchildren. A few great, great grands were in the mix as well. More...

Cloverleaf 4-Hers attend Summer Camp

Sailing, canoeing, zip lining, smoothie making and swimming were just a few of the activities Burke County 4-Hers participated in at Cloverleaf Camp this summer. More...

Chamber to host seminar on healthcare laws

FOR EMPLOYERS

Got questions about business and healthcare reform? The Burke County Chamber of Commerce is hosting an August 14 seminar on the new laws and the impact they are having and will have on employers. More...

BURKE’S RUNOFF RESULTS

Last Tuesday, businessman David Perdue recorded a state-shaking victory over 11- term Congressman Jack Kingston to win the Republican Primary Runoff Election for U.S. Senate. More...

DOUBLE DIGITS

Burke unemployment back on rise

Burke County's unemployment rate is back to double digits After a nine-month respite the rate climbed to 10 percent for the month of June, according to statistics just released by the Georgia Department of Labor. More...

Sales tax holiday set for this weekend

FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Parents and teachers shopping for the new school year can catch a break on sales tax this weekend. The Georgia Department of Revenue has announced that the back-to-school sales tax holiday will be this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1-2. More...

A Voice As Big As Her Dreams

Burke Co. graduate makes her mark on gospel music

She began making a joyful noise when she was only four years old in the Burke County Mass Choir. Shawna Harris always knew that singing was what she wanted to do. More...

Goats, chicks & bunnies

The barnyard came to the ‘Boro for the final Friday of Burke County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. For the last hurrah of the season, Rebekah Ramey, pictured, hosted a show and tell with her goat, Lucy, and newborn chicks. More...

WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?

Next week’s menu for Burke County Public Schools WEDNESDAY: chicken filet sandwich or bologna & cheese sandwich Choices: baked sweet potatoes & apples, mixed vegetables, raw vegetables w/ dip, apple wedges, chilled apricots More...

Burke 4-Hers attend State Council

Burke County students gathered with 4-Hers from across the state of Georgia at Rock Eagle 4- H Center for the annual State 4- H Council in June. More...