May 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Making their mark

STUDENTS LEARN TO SERVE OTHERS THROUGH ART

They simply wanted more.  The prom decorations, spirit banners and parade floats were nice, but students in the art club at Burke County High School wanted more meaning in their work.  They found it by making life a little more colorful for More...

News

Frog Wallow Fun Fest … it’s back!

Sardis festival makes comeback this weekend

Sardis will be hopping this Saturday.  After a six-year hiatus, the long loved Frog Wallow Fun Fest is back.  The eight full hours of old fashioned fun kicks off at 9 a.m. at the old SGA Campus on Burke Street.  More...

AT WAYNESBORO ICE PLANT

Council contemplates $164-grand commercial kitchen

Waynesboro officials may spoon $164,500 of SPLOST money into a commercial kitchen for the historic ice plant.  Last week, City Council voted 5-1 to request a final architectural plan and estimate from R.W. More...

Big Dam Problems: City officials take stance on beaver trouble

There will be breaking, burning and trapping.  Waynesboro City Council has informally agreed to help destroy the beaver dams that are clogging the flow of Mc- Intosh Creek into Jones Lake. More...

Sports

EDMUND BURKE ACADEMY SPORTS AWARDS

Edmund Burke Academy recognized outstanding performances in athletics at its annual sports banquet. Athletes who received individual awards are pictured.   More...

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X-TRA INNIGNS CAMP RUNS NEXT WEEK

Burke County High School’s coaching staff will offer the X-tra Innings Summer Camp at the school June 1-4. The camp, open to children ages 6-12, will run 5:30- 7:30 p.m. each evening at the BCHS baseball/softball complex. More...

BURKE COUNTY TENNIS TEAMS RECOGNIZED

Burke County High School’s tennis teams were recognized for their outstanding season. The Bears and Lady Bears both claimed region runner-up trophies and advanced to the state playoffs.  More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27  A Sunday Comic Mad Lib Party will be held at the Sardis Public Library, 4 p.m., for ages 13-17.  THURSDAY, MAY 28   More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

First McCanaan Revival and 140th Anniversary   First McCanaan Baptist Church will hold the final night of its Annual Revival, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 27. Guest minister is Rev. Douglas Slaughter of Second Baptist Church, Aiken, S.C. More...

People

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

University of Georgia Graduates   The University of Georgia announced graduates who completed requirements for their degrees at the end of the spring semester. UGA held its spring commencement service May 8, 2015. More...

Legals

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FREEDOM IS NOT FREE

Burke County residents gathered at American Legion Post 120 on Monday to remember those who gave their lives while serving our country. More...

County, cities lose millions in tax refunds

City and county officials are coping with more than $2 million in local sales tax refunds owed to Georgia Power.  More...

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – JUNE 1, 2005  Seven year-old Jacob Stavely was hit and killed by an unlicensed driver while trying to cross the street in Midville. An illegally parked tractor-trailer blocked his view of the oncoming traffic. More...

WHY NOT

It's fairly well established that the Blessed South is different from any other location on Earth.  We can all agree on that, right?  Often, when I'm traveling in other parts of America or to other countries I get asked why we do certain th More...

For The Record

Interceptors added to Waynesboro Police fleet

Two new vehicles have been added to the Waynesboro Police Department’s fleet.  Officers will now be patrolling in a pair of 2015 Ford Taurus Interceptors equipped with digital in-car video systems.  More...

Pedestrian shot on highway

A pedestrian was shot in the back while walking down Highway 56 North.  Just after midnight Friday, Waynesboro resident Marcese Hankerson, 26, called 911 dispatchers for help.  Officers found him lying in a ditch just past Windy Hills Apart More...

Jurors drawn for State Court; report June 1

Jurors have been drawn for the June 2015 quarterly term State Court with Judge William M. Fleming, Jr. presiding. Jurors are to report, 9 a.m., Monday, June 1 to the Burke County Courthouse in Waynesboro.  The jury list is as follows:  More...

Obituaries

Martha Joyce Odom Kelly

Mrs. Martha Joyce Odom Kelly, age 89 of J. Cross Road, died Monday, evening May 25, 2015 at her residence.   More...

William A. Jernigan

William A. Jernigan, 86, of South Hill, Va. entered into rest Tuesday, May 19, 2015. He was born in Dillon, S.C. on January 19, 1929, to the late Lyde Miller Jernigan, Sr. and Lena Gainey Jernigan. More...

R.W. McClellan, Jr.

Mr. Rufus Walter “RW” McClellan, Jr. of Augusta, 78, husband of Myoung Yang McClellan, entered into rest Sunday, May 24, 2015 at his residence.  Memorial services were held at 4 p.m. More...