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A RUNNING START

High school senior gets jump on career

Bryan Smith watches as copper wire is drawn from an industrialsized spool on the production floor at Sam Dong Georgia.  State-of-the-art machinery works in sync to transform that wire into specialized winding material that’s shipped from t More...

$8.86 MILLION

Waynesboro budget heads to final hearing

Waynesboro officials are poised to pass an $8.86 million budget.  If there are no snags, the 2015 spending plan will be finalized Monday, Jan. 5 at a 6:30 p.m. hearing.  More...

MLK Parade set for Jan. 17

MLK parade entries are being sought by the Burke County Improvement Association and the Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association.  The commemorative march and parade is scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 17 in Waynesboro. More...

Sports

Bears battle big schools at tourney

MOVE TO 12-1

The Bears proved their power by defeating a AAAAAA Atlanta school last weekend.  Burke County High School’s boys basketball team (12-1) took down Marietta 54-51 in overtime last Friday in the Antebellum Holiday Classic Tournament in Milled More...

Lady Bears topple AAAAA schools

The AAAAA Lady Bears knocked off two larger schools at the Antebellum Holiday Classic hosted at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville.  On Monday, Burke County High School’s girls basketball team (9-5) finished up tournamen More...

EDMUND BURKE SPORTS BANQUET

Edmund Burke Academy’s Booster Club held its annual fall sports banquet to honors athletes who participated in cheerleading, cross country, softball and football. More...

Obituaries

Franklin Alexander Young

Mr. Franklin Alexander Young of Waynesboro, age 82, died on Wednesday December 24, 2014 at University Hospital. The Bonifay, Fla. native was a graduate of Port St. More...

Louise N. Johnson

Louise Blackburn Neidlinger Johnson of Sardis, age 83, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. She was born in Millen, Ga. More...

Elli “LJ” Jay Jackson

Mr. Ellie “LJ” Jay Jackson of Midville, Ga. entered into eternal rest on Friday, December 26, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Bark Camp Baptist Church, Midville. More...

Driver dies in Bates Rd. wreck

A Waynesboro man was killed in a rollover on Bates Road.  Around 1:30 a.m. More...

Editorial

NEW YEAR, NEW GROUND

As you drive through the countryside in the Blessed South you will see fields of all kinds along every roadway.  More...

Political Cartoon

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WHO HAS MORE FUN THAN PEOPLE?

We have had sixteen of our extended family and sometimes more as various friends showed up...come stay with us for the Christmas holidays. More...

For The Record

Best of the Blotter: 2014

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Burke County Jail Bookings December 22-28

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DOUBLE MURDER, PIZZA HUT HEIST

Grand jury returns indictments

A Waynesboro man accused in a double murder has been indicted by the Grand Jury.  Warner Tolbert III, 22, has been in jail since he was identified as the gunman in the Oct. 19 birthday party where Jefferson County residents Andre Harris Jr. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

TUESDAY, JAN. 6  The Waynesboro Lions Club will meet, 5:30 p.m., at the Lakeview Restaurant. All members and those interested are encouraged to attend.  THURSDAY, JAN. 8   More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Tri-church Watch Night   A Watch Night Service will be held at Bottsford Spring Missionary Baptist Church, 10 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 31. The service is co-hosted by Gordon Hill Baptist Church and Thompson Bridge Baptist Church. More...

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