March 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Time to apply for Planters scholarships

Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is accepting applications for the Planters EMC Scholarship. All high school seniors who are the son or daughter of a Planters EMC member are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. More...

News

10TH ANNUAL TAYLORMADE ADIDAS INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

The annual TaylorMade Adidas Invitational, hosted every spring by Burke County High School at Waynesboro Country Club, looked a bit different this year. More...

Moving Forward

The Lady Bears are having a stellar tournament season. This past weekend they traveled to the Classic City for the Athens Classic (held at the UGA Golf Course) where they took 3rd place overall out of 12 competitors. More...

SBA Offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Burke is one of 10 Georgia counties eligible for SBA loans as the result of damage from excessive rainfall in the autumn of 2015. The U.S. More...

Sports

Bears win first 2 region games in doubleheader

The Burke County Bears (4-10, 2-0) won their first two region games in a doubleheader against Liberty County this past Friday, 5-0 and 7-3.  Head Coach Billy Marchman said they pitched the ball extremely well as a staff for 14 innings and only c More...

Burke County Netters sweep Jefferson County

The Burke County Netters traveled to Statesboro High School last Tuesday where the girls defeated Statesboro 3-2, improving their record to 7-2, and the guys lost 0-5 following close behind the girls with a 6-3 record. More...

Spartans win first region game against Trinity Christian

The Edmund Burke Academy Spartans picked up a big region win on the diamond, Tuesday, March 8 when they defeated Trinity Christian on their home field. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

Friday, March 25  Burke County Public Library will host an Easter Egg Hunt Party at 10 a.m. for children 10 and under. Be sure to bring your own basket! We will be hiding 1,000 eggs between two age groups. 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. Each service is hosted by a different church and led by a guest pastor from another. Mar. More...

People

Two veteran bankers have been promoted at First National Bank of Waynesboro

Elaine McWhorter and Monica Tinley have both been named Assistant Vice Presidents.  More...

EBA announces honor roll

The following student’s were named to Edmund Burke Academy’s honor roll for Quarter 3.  A Honor Roll:  7th grade: Morgan Clark, Samantha Dixon, Trilan Dudley, Grayson Gunter, Brett Landing, Andrew Meeks, Lexi Seay, Eason Waters More...

Heatwole gets 40 years for child molestation

A Burke County father has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to molesting his 9 year-old daughter.  Superior Court Judge Carl Brown sentenced 36 year-old Douglas Roy Heatwole to two consecutive 20 year prison terms and an More...

BRING YOUR BASKETS

The annual Burke County Library’s Easter Egg Hunt, featuring over 1,000 eggs, will take place this Friday at 10 a.m. for children ages 10 and under. More...

Editorial

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THAT WAS EASTER

Much of my growing up took place surrounded by Daddy's side of the family. More...

TWO DOORS DOWN

“Who is my neighbor?” was raised by a lawyer seeking to test Christ. What followed was the story of the Good Samaritan. The message to treat everyone as you would like to be treated is simple but profound. More...

For The Record

Accused Keysville robber attacked in jail cell

Christian Dakota Thornton, the 17 year old Augusta man charged with attempting to hold up the Keysville Convenience Store on March 1, was attacked and beaten in his cell at the Burke County Jail.  According a sheriff's department report, Thornto More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

You never know  A man living on Jennifer Way in Hephzibah was watching television at home when an inebriated acquaintance walked in swinging a machete.  The victim, who wasn't injured, told deputies he and the attacker "had words" earlier a More...

Nominations sought for "Places in Peril" list

Burke Countians can help in the search for endangered historical sites and structures. More...

Obituaries

David J. Holt

David J. Holt of Waynesboro, 59, died Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Select Specialty Hospital, Augusta.  He was born in Waynesboro, Ga. and was the son of Joy M. Holt and the late Jeff L. Holt. More...

Carson Reid Bragg

Carson Reid Bragg, 7, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Monday, March 21, 2015. Carson was born in Waynesboro and was presently a resident of Gough. He attended first grade at Waynesboro Primary School. More...

Sarah Denise Sparks Johnson

Sarah Denise Sparks Johnson of Sardis, Ga., 59, entered into the loving arms of Christ on March 22, 2016.  More...

School News

WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?

Next week’s elementary school lunch menu for Burke County Public Schools:  MONDAY: Hot Dog or Turkey & Cheese Wrap w/ lettuce and ranch Choices: French Fries, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Apple Wedges, Cookie   More...

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