January 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Jaimee Paul performs Jan. 24 for Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series

All the great girl singers will be celebrated in Waynesboro next Saturday night.  Jazz vocalist Jaimee Paul will be in town to recreate the aura of a 1940’s jazz club with the voices of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Rosemary Clooney and More...

WITHIN 10 MILES OF VOGTLE

Concerned citizens group won’t distribute pills yet

A citizen group in Burke County will hold off on distributing potassium iodide pills to residents around Plant Vogtle until residents can be properly educated.  More...

A TASTE OF BURKE COUNTY

Wimberly benefit gala tickets go on sale

Tickets are on sale for the event Burke County stays hungry for all year long.  A Taste of Burke County is slated for Saturday, Feb. More...

Sports

Bears grind out win over Liberty

MOVE TO 14-1, 2-0

The Bears battled back from a fourth quarter deficit to pick up a win over region rival Liberty County last Friday night.  The game marked the beginning of Burke County High School’s Region 3-AAAA schedule and ended with a 65-60 win.  More...

Lady Bears edge Liberty, rout Windsor Forest

The Lady Bears pushed past Liberty County and whipped Windsor Forest last weekend to start region play 2-0.  Burke County High School’s girls basketball team (11-4, 2-0) played a tight game with Liberty but came away with a 56-52 win.  More...

Tryouts for Diamond Dogs set for Jan. 24

It’s almost time for tryouts.  On Saturday, Jan. 24, boys who want to take their baseball skills to the next level can go for a spot on the Diamond Dogs traveling team. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Williams Grove of Millen   Williams Grove Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1772 Highway 17 North in Millen, will continue its “Fresh Start Revival 2015,” 7:30 p.m. nightly, through Thursday, Jan. 15. More...

Legals

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Burke man ID’d in Southern Bank heist

Suspect served time for 2005 hold-up of Regions Bank in Waynesboro

The manhunt has expanded to Burke County.  Richmond County officers and U.S. Marshals were here Monday searching for one of the robbers accused of holding up Southern Bank in Hephzibah on Friday morning.  More...

COMMEMORATING MARTIN LUTHER KING

Burke County residents will join the nation in celebrating what would have been the 86th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. More...

Editorial

FROM THE PAST

New years, new beginnings, with all of the promise of new opportunities and fresh starts often have the reverse effect on me. More...

Political Cartoon

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – JANUARY 19, 2005  Because of changes in funding methods, no indigent care funds were received by Burke Medical Center from the State Department of Community Health. More...

For The Record

From the Blotter

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REAL ESTATE SALES

The following are property sales, as recorded by Burke County Board of Assessor’s Office:    Hollie T. Overton to Lillie Elaine Odom Bedenbaugh; Oct. More...

Burke County Jail Bookings January 5-11

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Obituaries

William R. “Buddy” Bolton

William “Buddy” Bolton, 62, of Millen passed away at his residence, January 12, 2015.  He was a native of Burke County and lifelong resident of Burke and Jenkins County.  He was a retired logger and dairy farmer.  He was pr More...

Charles Irvin Davison, Jr.

Mr. Charles Irvin Davison, Jr. of Waynesboro entered into rest December 31, 2014 at University Hospital.  Mr. Davison, a native of Atmore, Ala. had lived in Waynesboro for the past 10 years coming from Sylvania, Ga. More...

Robert “Bob” T. Williams, Sr.

Keysville, Ga. - Mr. Robert “Bob” T. Williams, Sr., 88, of 1364 William Tinley Rd., died Friday, January 9, 2015, at his home, after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Eschol and Lena Williams. Mr. More...

School News

W-I-N-N-E-R-S

Burke County students have been competing in their school spelling bees, and the winners will move on to the Burke County Public Schools district-wide bee set for Jan. 28. School-wide winners include:   More...

WPS PRE-K STUDENT SELECTED AS RUNNER-UP

SCHOLASTIC ART CONTEST

Da’von Jones, a Pre-K student at Waynesboro Primary School (WPS), has been selected as one of the 10 talented runner-up winners of Scholastic Reading Clubs’ All About Me! Art Contest. More...

Chalker, Kyzer honored for education coverage

Roy Chalker, Publisher and Editor of The True Citizen, and True Citizen writer Anne Marie Kyzer, were honored with a Beacon Award by the Georgia School Boards Association for their exceptional work in the field of education reporting.  More...