December 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Tax bills not yet ready

County and city officials said Monday they are still not sure exactly when property tax bills will be mailed. Burke County Tax Commissioner Marian Jackson said she hoped the bills would be "in the system by next week" and taxes could be paid online. More...

News

Keeping The Dream Alive

The Burke County Improvement Association and the Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association have announced the next annual celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. More...

University of North Georgia Military Scholarships

It’s once again time for nominations and applications for the University of North Georgia Military College scholarships. More...

REAL ESTATE SALES

The following are property sales, as recorded by Burke County Board of Assessor’s Office:    Burke County Tax Commissioner to Richard Thomas Nix Jr. ; Sept. More...

Sports

Bears pick up more wins

The Burke County Bears defeated Cross Creek Friday night 61-56, and Hephzibah on Saturday 68-54. More...

Lady Bears Move Forward

The Burke County Lady Bears defeated Effingham County Friday night, 51-35, but lost to Cross Creek Saturday, 29-58. They then picked up another win on Saturday in Hephzibah 52-46.  More...

Spartan hoopsters dominate the Jaguars

Teamwork was the name of the game on December 14 as the Spartans dominated the Thomas Jefferson Jaguars at Murray Gymnasium. The fans were spirited and the players gave them exactly what they came to see. More...

Obituaries

Amanda "Loree" Price Taylor

Amanda “Loree” Price Taylor of Waynesboro died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 after an extended illness at Brentwood Terrace Health Facility.   Her funeral service will be Wednesday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m. More...

George L. Godbee

Mr. George L. Godbee, 66, of Bridgeport, Connecticut entered into eternal rest on December 15, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Sidney Godbee and Elizabeth Greene Godbee. More...

Walter Moody “Buddy” Hammock, Jr.

Walter Moody “Buddy” Hammock, Jr., 51, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of Girard, GA and attended SGA High School. He was a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church. More...

Legals

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Presents from moms

Lexie TenHuisen of Free Indeed Ministries recently delivered "several hundred" children's books to Emanuel Women's Facility, the state women's prison in Swainsboro. More...

Blessings Multiplied

Wimberly House oversees gift drive

During the season of giving it doesn’t take long for a project to snowball into something larger.  More...

The little Christmas tree that decorated itself

(Editor’s note: The following Christmas story was written many years ago by the late Roy F. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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TWAS? OR WAS?

( With sincere apologies to the heirs of Clement Clarke Moore. ) It was the day before Christmas all over the Blessed South, Southerners were buzzing everywhichaway, city streets and rural routes. More...

MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, JESUS WAS RIGHT

Maybe, Jesus was right, but it’s hard to take seriously a man who walks around in sandals, a simple robe and tells a young man to sell his possessions, give the proceeds to the poor, and then follow him or instructs his apostles to travel witho More...

For The Record

Burke Grand Jury returns True Bills

The October 2015 Term Superior Court Grand Jury returned the following True Bills of Indictments during the December 10, 2015 session with Judge Michael N. More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

Next time, let him sleep!   More...

Burke County Jail Bookings Dec. 14-20

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Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Second Hopeful Christmas Musical  Second Hopeful Missionary Baptist Church of Hephzibah will host a Christmas Musical Program, 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 27.  The Gospel Explosion Outreach Ministries   More...

People

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

TROY UNIVERSITY FALL HONORS   For the end of this fall semester Troy University recognized three students from our area.  Kim Sapp of Hephzibah, and Denisha Smith of Hephzibah, each achieved a Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology More...

Glisson, Morse to wed

Tabitha Ann Glisson and Patrick Allen Morse, of Sacramento, CA, proudly announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Tabitha is the daughter of Lee Ann & Mark Johnson of Townsend, GA and Eddie & Debra Glisson of Waynesboro. More...

$150,000 winner

Christmas will be a little brighter this year for one area family. More...