March 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Qualifying for county posts begins Monday

Qualifying begins Monday for nearly all the county's elected officials, including sheriff, tax commissioner, coroner, clerk of court, three county commission seats, three judgeships and two seats on the school board.  More...

Three incumbents are running for re-election

Three incumbent county officials announced their candidacy for re-election this week. County Commissioners George DeLoach and Lucious Abrams both said they would run to keep their current posts. More...

News

Martin elected Board President for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Burke County Public Schools’ Nutrition Director Donna Martin (EdS, RD, LD, SNS, FAND) was recently named as president elect for the Board of Directors of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  More...

BCMS Celebrates Black History

Last week, Burke County Middle School presented moments in Black History by celebrating the “Sounds of Motown,” featuring the history of artists like Billie Holiday and The Temptations.   More...

Spartan Rock This Friday

Spartan Rock starts 5 p.m. this Friday at Murray Gymnasium at Edmund Burke Academy. There will be 27 talent performances throughout the night in addition to two auctions to benefit EBA’s general improvement fund. More...

Sports

Bears claim first win of season

The Burke County Bears baseball team defeated Aquinas on Friday 6-2, just after they slipped up with two games last week. They lost to Jefferson Co. last Tuesday 2-1 and Screven Co. on Wednesday 11-1. More...

Burke County Netters off to a great start

The Burke County High School Tennis team, currently 3-0, is getting off to great season. They started the season defeating Jefferson and Westside in non-region play and Liberty in Region Play (currently 1-0).  More...

Spartans fall in first round of state play-offs

The Spartans traveled to Westminster School of Augusta on Wednesday, February 24 hoping to advance in the GISA Class AAA state playoffs, but the Wildcats of Westminster had completely different plans. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

Thursday, March 3   Burke County Retired Educators Association will meet at 3 p.m. at the Burke County Senior Citizens Center. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Lenten Services  The Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association will observe the 40-day Lenten season with 7 p.m. services weekly, beginning on Ash Wednesday. More...

LIFE WORDS — STRETCH TO EXPAND

But new wine must be put into fresh More...

School News

WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?

Next week’s elementary school lunch menu for Burke County Public Schools:  MONDAY: Chicken Nuggets w/ roll or Bologna & Cheese Sandwich Choices: Spinach, Mashed Potatoes, Grape Tomatoes w/ ranch, Pear Salad, Cinnamon Apples  TUESD More...

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Burke County Election Results

DEMOCRATIC TICKET  Hillary Clinton     1,659   More...

Steen given life without parole plus 5 years

The BFE Bar and Grill murder case finally came to a close last week after a jury found the accused guilty on all charges. More...

YELTON ANNOUNCES FOR BURKE SHERIFF

Waynesboro businessman Freddie Yelton has announced his candidacy for Burke County Sheriff.  After 35 years as a business owner and manager, Yelton turned to a law enforcement career and has been with the Waynesboro Police Department for the las More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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SOLO FIRE

The smoke from the oaky fire was spiraling pretty much straight up since there was very little breeze. More...

THE PARTY’S OVER

The following descriptions of the Know Nothing Party tell it all.  More...

For The Record

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT MARCH 7

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2015 term of Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge Michael N. Annis, presiding. More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

"Stupid thing to do"  A Burke County man learned a hard lesson recently when he exchanged nude photos with a woman on line.  More...

Burke County Jail Bookings Feb. 22-28

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Obituaries

Virginia Quick Blackburn

Virginia Quick Blackburn of Martinez, Ga., 88, entered into rest on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at her residence. She was a native of Burke County, Ga. More...

Barbara Claxton

Mrs. Barbara Claxton age 81, of Waynesboro, entered into rest Monday February 22, 2016 at her home.  Graveside services were held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 27, in the Burke Memorial Gardens with Rev. Wayne Dixon officiating.  More...

Mrs. Wilma Flakes Quick

Mrs. Wilma Flakes Quick of Waynesboro, 68, passed away Friday at the Emanuel County Medical Center. She was a native of Jenkins County and a lifelong resident of Burke County. She was a homemaker and a member of The Pentecostal Church.  More...

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