January 2, 2013 RSS feed / News

New year, new terms

Burke County’s elected officials began new terms Jan. 1 after accepting their oaths at the courthouse. More...

NRC to host meeting on Vogtle construction

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will host a meeting next Wednesday, Jan. More...

Barrow announces 2013 Rural Listening Tour

U.S. Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) will stop for an event in Burke County as he winds his way through the 12th Congressional District for his annual Rural Listening Tour.  More...

Child-only insurance policies must be offered

In Georgia

Most insurance companies will be offering child-only policies beginning this week.  Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has signed an order finalizing new rules that will require all companies that sell individual health policies in Georgia to More...

WPS helps hundreds with Angel Tree

More than a hundred families affiliated with Waynesboro Primary School received help with gifts on Christmas thanks to the generosity of local educators and community partners. More...

SGA aids Sardis families with food drive

The SGA Elementary Student Council sponsored its annual Christmas Food Drive. With the help of the entire school, they collected over 1,349 non-perishable food items. On Dec. More...

SGA names Character Cubs for December

More than a dozen students at SGA Elementary School were recognized for setting examples of the positive character trait for the Month of December. More...

Veterans Say “Thank You”

Students at SGA Elementary School received a special thank you for their work preparing Veterans Day cards. More...

FEED THE CHILDREN

United Way volunteers helped feed hungry children in Burke County this Christmas.The non-profit group provided food boxes for 400 families in the CSRA, thanks to donations from Augusta company Telepe More...

Jobless rate swells to 11.2 percent

Burke County’s potential labor force grew by 166 residents during the month of November …but the jobs just weren’t there for most of them.  Unemployment jumped to 11.2 percent for the month, up a full percentage point from Oct More...

REAL MEN REALLY DO READ

Nearly 60 men from the community recently demonstrated to local children that “Real Men Read” during a special event at Waynesboro Primary School. Some 57 volunteers came to the school to read books to students there. More...

BCHS donates to Center for New Beginnings

The Center for New Beginnings received a special gift from the faculty, staff and students at Burke County High School.The school normally makes a generous donation to the Empty Stocking Fund each ye More...

Santa suits up for Litter Patrol

Just before Christmas Santa made a stop at the Waynesboro City Park to help raise funds for Old Fella’s “Litter Patrol” spay-neuter program, which provides free and low-cost spays a More...

BCMS Math Challenge

Burke County Middle School students recently participated in a Math Challenge Competition.The competitors were students who have the highest grade average in math on their team. BCMS Discovery students were also invited to participate. More...

BCAS announces winners of first spelling bee

Na’Heem Caldwell took first place in Burke County Alternative School’s first ever spelling bee, and Ja’dan Hughes came in second. More...

FCA students participate in Duke TIP

Faith Christian Academy recently recognized students who participated in the 2012-2013 Duke University Talent Identification Program. More...