March 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

St. Michael's Church welcomes new vicar

The Rev Erwin Veale, Jr. was recently named Vicar of St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Waynesboro. More...

News

Cub Scout Pack 414 Receives Donation

Last week a $2,000 donation was made to the Boy Scouts of America’s Georgia- Carolina by Kinder-Morgan, Inc. More...

Oglethorpe pays county $15 million in taxes

Officials from Planters EMC, Jefferson Energy Cooperative and Oglethorpe Power Corporation recently presented Oglethorpe Power’s 2015 ad valorem tax payment of $15,191,759.54 to Burke County Tax Commissioner Marian Jackson.  More...

WHAT ABOUT “THE EGG”?

Congratulations Anthony Baker!

This year’s top creative writing story, as chosen by readers, was a tale about an egg that took his potential the distance by Blakeney Elementary 4th grader Anthony Baker. More...

Sports

EBA Spartans win region game over Bulloch Academy

The Edmund Burke Academy varsity baseball team played region opponent, the Bulloch Academy Gators, in Statesboro on Tuesday, March 22 and walked away with an impressive 11-7 win.  More...

Burke County football star is new Bulldog walk-on

UGA has welcomed another preferred walk-on from Burke County to the program. Caleeb Roberson might have been good enough to earn a scholarship at the FCS level. More...

Goodin Signs with East Georgia

Burke County Bears varsity pitcher Bo Goodin is headed to East Georgia State College as a preferred walk-on. Both Goodin and his family emphasized the benefits of staying close to home. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Summerstand Outreach  SummerstandOutreachwillhosta3night Spring Revival, Mar. 30-Apr. 1. Services will begin at 7:30 p.m. nightly. More...

Legals

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Officials agree on date for new SPLOST vote

Burke County Commissioners and the mayors of the county's municipalities agreed Tuesday to put a new Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) question on the November 8 General Election ballot. More...

Hospice volunteers needed

Do you have a few hours a month for helping others within your community? Hospice care is incomplete without the support of vounteers. Your time can truly make a difference when LIFE matters most. More...

Editorial

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THAT WAS EASTER

We played. We were kids, once, and that's what kids do. Play. We played everywhere. We played at home of course, and, home, for my siblings and me, and most of our cousins, was the countryside. More...

BLIND SPOTS

There are many different kinds of blind spots: Some are physiological (actual damage to the eye), some are associated with automobiles and some are human. More...

For The Record

19 year old accidentally run over by grandmother

A nineteen year old was seriously injured Wednesday, March 23, when she was accidentally run over by her grandmother.  Amber Len Hendrix, a student at Georgia College and University in Milledgeville, was sunbathing in her parents' front yard in More...

Burke County Jail Bookings Mar. 21-27

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FROM THE BLOTTER

Moving out  A Swainsboro woman asked for help when she wanted to get her belongings out of her ex-boyfriend's house in Waynesboro. More...

Obituaries

Myrtle Ellen James Bartlett

Myrtle Ellen James Bartlett of Waynesboro, Ga., 77, went to be with her Father on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 10, 1938, in Richmond County to the late Thomas and Gladys James. More...

George B. Fail, Jr.

George B. Fail, Jr. of Waynesboro, Ga. 69, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016. He was born on September 18, 1946 in Bulloch County. He was a resident of Waynesboro and was retired from F & W Transport, where he was a diesel mechanic. More...

Bernice G. Fleming

Mrs. Bernice Godbee Fleming of Millen, Ga., age 87, entered into eternal rest on March 24, 2016.  Mrs. Fleming was born in Burke County to the late Leslie and Lillian Sharpe Godbee, but spent most of her life in Jenkins County. More...