July 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

NEW SUPERVISION APP

Burke Co. probationers to report with smart phones

Probation?  There’s an app that can help with that.  By the summer’s end, a select group of Burke County’s 460- plus active probationers will be spending less face-to-face time with their probation officers.  More...

News

Judicial center plans move forward

Construction on Burke County’s new judicial center could begin as early as March of 2017, as plans for the project continue to be implemented by county commissioners. More...

NO CAUSE FOR ALARM

Officers descend on school for good reason

Law enforcement will descend on Waynesboro Primary School this week but don’t be alarmed.  The dozens of cars from Georgia State Patrol and local agencies that will be seen in the parking lot Wednesday and Thursday are there for good reaso More...

All in!

Swim lessons aren't just for kids

When her 2-year-old daughter took a running start and soared off the end of the diving board, Felicia Tuff knew this just wouldn’t do.  She’d enrolled Malia in swimming lessons so she’d have a potentially life-saving skill that More...

Obituaries

Roland Oglesby

Roland Oglesby of Alexander, Ga., 75, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of Alexander and was a retired farmer. More...

Rosa Juanita Larkin

Funeral service for Ms. Rosa Juanita Larkin, 61, of Milledgeville was held Saturday, July 11, 2015, 1 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church and interment followed at WMB Society Cemetery.  More...

Frank Timothy (Tim) Sikes

Mr. Frank Timothy (Tim) Sikes of Warrenton, Ga., age 56, beloved husband of Mrs. Theresa Sikes, entered into rest Thursday, July 9, 2015 at University Hospital.  Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday July 13, in Westview with the Rev. More...

HOME INVASION

Gunmen terrorize wrong residence

A trio of masked gunmen appear to have broken into the wrong place.  Burke County deputies were called to a home on Smoketown Circle near Sardis around 1 a.m. More...

School day shift caused by bus driver shortage

Eight drivers could have made all the difference for more than 4,000 school children.  A shortage of bus drivers prompted transportation officials to stagger start times for Burke County Public Schools, delaying the school day by about a half ho More...

Editorial

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – JULY 20, 2005  A report by the Associated Press named Plant Vogtle as the favored site for Southern Nuclear’s first new reactors in more than 30 years, but company officials said the decision was “pretty far down More...

FORREST GUMP EXPERIENCES…THE SOMETIME STORY OF MY LIFE

Sometimes – okay often times – I have Forrest Gump experiences. Those are the experiences of being nearby when important events happen though you are not part of them.  More...

For The Record

Man who made church threats no longer in Burke

A defendant who threatened to shoot up churches in Midville has been removed from Burke County.  James Dalton Drew, 31, was released from jail on a $3,025 bond following his July 1 arrest for terroristic threats and acts.  More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

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Burke County Jail Bookings July 6-14

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Church News

CHURCH NEWS

FBC Gough  First Baptist Church of Gough will continue its Summer Revival, 7:30 p.m. nightly, July 15 and 17. Guest speakers include: Rev. Bobby Williams Sr. of Peel Grove and Union Bethel Baptist (Wed.); and Rev. More...

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