November 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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Changing Stages

One of Burke’s finest returns to serve

Sons and daughters of the South have a long tradition of leaving home and returning with the wisdom they’ve gathered.  Audrey Lewis, a 2003 honor graduate of Burke County High School, is one such returning daughter, who currently serves Ri More...

GREEN FOR GREEN

The Burke County Commission received a $3,810 incentive for thinking green. Last week, Georgia Power Company signed off on a $3,810 rebate for recent investments in smart energy at county facilities. More...

Wimberly House Receives Donation from Citizens of Georgia Power

The Wimberly House Ministries now has an additional $30,000 backing its community outreach efforts.  Plant Vogtle’s chapter of Georgia Power’s employee service organization, Citizens of Georgia Power, raised the money with its third More...

For The Record

Employee accused of dealing meth at Plant Vogtle

A Waynesboro woman has been arrested for dealing drugs at Plant Vogtle.  Shaldor Carter, 39, was jailed Friday morning after an anonymous caller tipped off an emergency response operator.  According to the report filed at the Burke County S More...

INDICTMENTS

Burke Grand Jury returns True Bills

The October 2015 Term Superior Court Grand Jury returned the following True Bills of Indictments during an Oct. 29, 2015 session with Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. More...

Burke County Jail Bookings November 16-22

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Burke Happenings

What's Next?

Wednesday, Nov. 25  A Thanksgiving Food Giveaway will be held, 10 a.m.- until, in the Farmers Furniture parking lot, 200 West 6th St., Waynesboro. More...

People

From Germany to Georgia

Waynesboro event to feature survivor's story

Joseph Korn remembers hearing his father's screams during the darkest hours of night.  More...

School News

Burke students lead fight against teen tobacco use

Healthy Schools Leadership Summit

Five students from Leadership Education Goals and Creative Youth (LEGACY) and two adult leaders from Burke County recently participated in the 2015 Healthy Schools Leadership Summit at the Burke Community Partnership Facility in Waynesboro.  More...

EBA Students of the Month

Edmund Burke Academy recently honored its Planters EMC Students of the Month for October.  More...

Word Problem Problems

Math Worksheet Shocks Parents

Last week, after much public discussion, the Burke County Board of Education was forced to issue a firm explanation about the actions of one of its teachers. More...

Scenes from Downtown Open House in Waynesboro

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Editorial

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – NOVEMBER 30, 2005   Civil War buffs from across the Southeast were gathering for the reenactment of the Battle of Waynesborough at Stonebrier Plantation. More...

Political Cartoon

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Don Lively

BEYOND WORD

Thank-ful ( 'THaNGf l ) adjective  1. pleased and relieved. 2. More...

Sports

Recreation Department Football Season Comes to a Close

The Bear Den was once again the site of the annual Bird Dog Bowl, wrapping up the Waynesboro/ Burke Recreation Department’s regular football season.  “It’s a neat opportunity for the kids, that encourages them to return next se More...

Photos

Five Burke County Middle School students playing for the CSRA Youth Football League were chosen for the CSRA Leadership Bowl, an annual all-star event that brings students from all over the state together to play at the Georgia Dome. More...

Obituaries

Hugh M. Scott

Dr. Hugh M. Scott, 85, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at Burke Medical Center. He was a native of Jenkins County and a lifelong resident of Burke County. Dr. More...

Andrea S. Simpson

Andrea S. Simpson of Waynesboro, 51 passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at Burke Medical Center. She was a native of Burke County living most of her life in Burke and Richmond Counties. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

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Vogtle helps Cornerstone Church feed the needy

THANKS & GIVING

Employees of Plant Vogtle Units 1 and 2 donated 30 turkeys to Cornerstone Christian Center Church in Waynesboro last week.  The gift will help the church feed hundreds of needy people at its third annual Thanksgiving service and lunch on Thursda More...

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