August 29, 2012 RSS feed / News

Commissioners delay decisions on hospital

County commissioners met last week to discuss their 2013 spending plan but didn’t make any decisions about funding for the hospital.  More...

Burke backs Rick Allen

$13 per vote

Burke County Republicans couldn’t help Congressional candidate Rick Allen squeak past Lee Anderson, but then again … not many tried.  Only 547 of them cast ballots, according to Barbara Hammett, executive director of the Burke Count More...

Georgia Power donates $15,000 to nuclear program

Georgia Power, in cooperation with Southern Nuclear, donated $15,000 to Augusta Technical College to support the school’s Nuclear Engineering Technology Program.  Georgia Power East Region Vice President Truitt Eavenson presented the check More...

Education first!

Five Burke County educators have been chosen as this spring’s winners of the Education First Fund from First National Bank. More...

Students win Washington tour, scholarships

From Planters

Three Burke County students earned a “trip of a lifetime” and $1,000 college scholarships, thanks to their winning essays in a competition sponsored by Planters Electric Membership Corporation.  More...

Birth

Mr. and Mrs. George Philip Rhodes of Augusta announce the birth of their daughter, Ashleigh Elizabeth Rhodes, born June 5, 2012 at University Hospital in Augusta and delivered by Dr. William Lavinge, M.D. More...

Nashville songwriter to grace Waynesboro Opry stage

Smith and Flowers

His songs have been recorded by George Strait and George Jones. He’s performed on stage with the likes of Waylon Jennings, Percy Sledge and Minnie Pearl. More...

Charting a Path

Burke County grad overcomes challenges to start career in healthcare

They make her realize how much we take for granted.  As Channa Perkins watches patients walk through the door, they greet her with smiles. More...

Harveys will donate $1,000 to a high school football team

Pigskin Pride Contest

Harveys has launched its Pigskin Pride contest, where South Carolina, Georgia and Florida customers can vote for their favorite high school football team and compete for a chance to win $1,000.  More...

Superintendent Barge Seeks Student Advisors

Students who want to weigh in on decisions made about education could have a chance to do so in a big way.  State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Student Advisory Council.  More...

Barrow spends time in Burke

U.S. Representative John Barrow, who represents Burke County as part of the 12th Congressional District, has spent a couple of days making rounds in local schools. More...