January 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Powerball Fever

Just like everyone else, Burke Countians are lining up for the biggest lottery prize in history. More...

News

Cowboy Up

Casino Night gets rolling Thursday

Get ready for spurs and spades. Next Thursday night, the cowboy themed Casino Night 2016 will get rolling at 6 p.m. at the Waynesboro Ice Plant. More...

LOCAL EVENTS PLANNED FOR MLK BIRTHDAY

Burke County residents will join the nation in celebrating the 87th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a series of events in Waynesboro. All events are free and open to the public.  More...

Companion All-Age Championship Winners

Out of 41 dogs, the All-Age stake Championship, and a spot in the national title competition, went to Coldwater Hammer (left) who was handled by Mark McClain. The runner-up spot went to Dominator’s Rebel Heir (right). More...

Sports

EBA Spartans sweep the DEA Eagles

The EBA Spartans swept the Eagles this week in an away/ home series with the David Emanuel Academy basketball team from Stillmore. More...

Lady Spartans shut out David Emanuel

The Lady Spartans of Edmund Burke Academy jumped to an early lead in Stillmore on Tuesday, January 5th in the first of an away/home series with the Lady Eagles of David Emanuel Academy. More...

Bears Players Compete in the Border Bowl

The Burke County Bears had three students compete in the 3rd Annual Border Bowl on Saturday at Lucy C. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

Thursday, January 14   One Night With The King-A Change is Going to Come  More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Blount Chapel Baptist Church   Blount Chapel Baptist Church, located at 684 Blount Chapel Rd, Vidette, will hold a Rainbow Program sponsored by the Blount Chapel Choir, 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16.  Oak Grove Baptist Church   More...

Cates will not run for re-election

Burke County Clerk of Superior Court Sherri Cochran Cates said this week she will not be a candidate for re-election in 2016.  Cates has served in the clerk's office for a total of 20 years, first as a deputy to Clerk Pansy Godbee, and was elect More...

CANDIDATE ANNOUNCES

Karen Ellison, former Chief Deputy Clerk of Superior Court, announced her candidacy for the clerk's office being vacated by the incumbent Sherri Cochran Cates.  More...

Editorial

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – JANUARY 18, 2006   Southern Natural Gas Company announced plans to run a “long-haul” industrial gas line through Burke County. More...

FROM SOUTHLAND TO GLORYLAND

(Rededicated to Mama who went to Heaven six years ago this week.) It was a quiet conversation, whispered because of where we were. The talk was bittersweet, but the words were sincere and necessary, at least for me. More...

Political Cartoon

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For The Record

Four farm workers beaten and robbed

Four local farm workers were beaten and robbed at gunpoint on Monday, January 4. The incident took place near Coble's Dairy on Highway 80 West.  More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

One wheelie too many   More...

Waynesboro gets grant for well generator

The City of Waynesboro has received a grant for the purchase and installation of a portable generator and transfer switches for the city's water wells. More...

Obituaries

Bernice Jones White

Bernice Jones White of Waynesboro, Ga., 89, wife of the late Robert Simmons “Bob” White, Sr., entered into rest Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at Brentwood Nursing Home.  Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. More...

Betty M. Green

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Betty M. Green, age 91, of Midville, Ga. on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at her residence.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. More...

Donald “Donnie” Burke

Donald “Donnie” Burke, 71, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016, at University Hospital.  More...

Legals

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