October 24, 2012 RSS feed / News

Waynesboro student to advise governor

On teen driving

A Waynesboro teenager is among 22 Georgia youth appointed to the governor’s Commission on Teen Driving.  George Shepherd, 17, was handpicked by Governor Nathan Deal to serve on his newly created comm ission, which is administered through t More...

Farmer still hospitalized after electric shock

A Burke County farmer continues to improve following an electrical accident during peanut harvesting.  Brandon Hargrove, 36, has been in the Doctor’s Hospital burn center since Oct. More...

Cancer Walk-A-Thon set for Saturday

Burke Medical Center will host its Breast Cancer Walk-a-thon and Health Fair this Saturday to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society.  Tammie Salter, radiology director at Burke Medical, said employees planned the walk as a wa More...

Candy Call

From 5-8 p.m. next Wednesday, Oct. 31 trick-or-treaters will go door-to-door in Waynesboro and other Burke County cities. Participants must be 12 and under, in costume and accompanied by an adult. More...

BCHS thespians present “Almost Maine”

The BCHS Thespian Society will present Almost, Maine on Friday, Oct 26, in the J. D. Smith Auditorium. This will be the encore performance of the school’s entry for the Region 3AAAA One Act Play Competition. More...

Classes of ’64 and ’65 – in the Caribbean

Waynesboro High and Industrial students from the classes of 1964 and 1965 celebrated their 47th and 48th reunions with a Western Caribbean cruise, visiting the ports of Key West, Grand Cayman Islands More...

Pfizer Animal Health donates to local FFA

The FFA Chapters at Burke County High School and Burke County Middle School recently received a generous donation thanks to Ed Coble III and Harmony Grove Dairy in Waynesboro. Through Mr. More...

Brittany McLeod Participates in Area FFA Floral Design Event

Burke County High School FFA member, Brittany McLeod, recently placed 5th in the Area 4 FFA Floral Design Career Development Event. The event was held at the Ag Center in Lyons, GA on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.  More...

Blakeney hosts math competition

Blakeney Elementary School’s September math competition challenged students with questions based on the Georgia Performance Standards. More...

Local preacher to be aired on television

A Waynesboro preacher’s sermon will be aired on Channel 6 for the next two Sundays.  The Rev. Johnny Toby will appear on Channel 6 Oct. 28 and Nov. 4.  Rev. More...

WPS Character Students named for September

Waynesboro Primary School’s Character Students for the month of September were chosen based on teacher observation of the character traits studied during the month, including school pride, tole More...

Masters of Motown comes to Waynesboro

October 27

Motown is coming to Burke County.  This Saturday, Oct. 27 the Masters of Motown will be in concert in the Burke County High School auditorium.  Doors open at 6:15 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. More...

Commissioners approve county budget

Burke County’s $48 million spending plan for the coming year is official.  County commissioners voted unanimously to approve the fiscal year 2013 budget at a called meeting last Wednesday. More...

Halloween Extravaganza set for this Sunday

for Ronald McDonald House

Burke County families are invited to get in the Halloween spirit while raising funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities.  This Sunday, a full afternoon of entertainment is slated at the Burke County High School Auditorium.  More...

Hundreds turn out for union event

Development officials are calling last week’s union outreach event in Waynesboro a success.  More...

Vogtle project reaches 10 million work hours

The workforce building the nation’s first new nuclear energy facility in 30 years at Georgia Power’s Plant Vogtle has passed a significant milestone - 10 million work hours.  More...

WHS 30-year reunion … at sea

Waynesboro High School’s class of 1982 celebrated their 30th reunion at sea on a “Nothing but Love” themed cruise to the Bahamas.The class included, seated: Earnestine Wright, Sharo More...

Class offered for women in cancer treatment

Fighting Cancer Can Be Beautiful

Burke County cancer patients may take advantage of a free program designed to boost their self-esteem and confidence through lessons on addressing the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.  More...

EBA 7th graders qualify for Duke TIP

Five Edmund Burke Academy 7th graders have qualified for Duke University’s Talent Identification Program (TIP). More...

BCHS FBLA officers attend leadership summit

Several officers in Burke County High School’s FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) attended the 2012 Summer Leadership and Officer Training Summits (SLOTS) held at Swainsboro High School. More...

Burke County 4-H sweeps district forestry contest

A group of Burke County 4-Hers recently brought home first place from the Southeast District 4-H Forestry Contest in Reidsville.  For the contest, 4-Hers must learn to identify dozens of Georgia tree species, insects and diseases, estimate tree More...

President Carter presents award to local student

A kindergarten student at Waynesboro Primary School had the chance to shake hands with former President Jimmy Carter in Plains after drawing an award-winning peanut picture.  Corliss Scruggs won third place in the Digging Peanuts in Plains Art C More...