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The Burke County Retired Educators Association President Belle S. Dent (R), recently presented the 2016 Georgia Retired Educators Association Outstanding Educator Award to Whitney L. More...

News

GEORGIA CITIES WEEK 2016

Georgia Cities Week is an opportunity for citizens to meet their elected officials in a casual setting. This week several events are planned with the theme “Go To Town!” This year all events will be held at City Park. More...

First reactor coolant pump delivered

Monday the Georgia Power Company announced the latest milestone in the construction of the expansion of Plant Vogtle – the delivery of the first reactor coolant pump for the project. More...

Georgia Power rates to stay flat for three years

Following a vote by the Georgia Public Service Commission on an agreement connected to the pending merger of the Southern Company and AGL Resources, Georgia Power Company announced last week that its basic electric rates will remain flat through 2019 More...

Sports

Spartans battle for win over Westminster

The Edmund Burke Academy varsity baseball team played two games this past week, winning one and losing one. Unfortunately the loss on Tuesday, April 12, was to a region opponent, the Trinity Christian Crusaders. More...

EBA Tennis Players Advance to State

The Edmund Burke Academy tennis team competed in the region tennis tournament on Monday April 11, in Statesboro.  There are five students who qualified for the state tournament.  More...

2016 EBA Track Teams

EBA SPARTANS Back, l-r: Haley Long, Nathan Mulling, John Bragg, Myers Clark, Baker Story, Garrett Dixon, Casey Quick, Millie Flakes. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

New Birth Missionary Baptist  New Birth Missionary Baptist Church will hold its final night of Revival April 20. Pastor Paul Coppett and the Cathedral of Praise Church of Augusta will be in charge of the service. All are invited.  St. More...

School News

Planter’s EMC March Students of the Month

The following Edmund Burke Academy students were chosen as Planters EMC Students of the Month for the month of March 2016. More...

Breaking News - 4/21/2016 12:47 PM

Florida Priest Positively Identified and Arrest Made in the Murder Investigation - Free Access

Georgia Bureau of Investigation Releases Findings

April 21,2016 -  The following is a press release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation concerning the murder of Rev. Rene Robert:    More...

MEET THE CANDIDIDATES LUNCHEON SCHEDULED

"Bar-be-que and Ballots" are on the menu for the first ever Meet the Candidates luncheon sponsored by the Burke County Chamber of Commerce.  The event will be held at 11:30 a.m. More...

Crash sends two to hospital

A violent collision in downtown Waynesboro sent two victims to an Augusta hospital Friday afternoon, April 15.  According to a report from the Georgia State Patrol, a 2003 Pontiac GrandAm driven by Karisma Yontrea Williams of Waynesboro was trav More...

Editorial

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}  10 YEARS AGO – APRIL 26, 2006   The community was shocked by the murder of 32 yearold Stephen Harley of Millen. More...

BURGS AND BOROUGHS

Not many people know this, but Mama was Egyptian.  Born and raised smack dab in the middle of Egypt.  My good friend's first husband was from Rome and she actually lived there herself for a while.  A college buddy of mine, Mike, was fr More...

PLACES WE SHOULD NOT GO—PART II

In an earlier article, we were reminded of the dangers of walking into dark cellars where monsters lurk, even when it’s tempting to do so. More...

For The Record

Sheriff Makes Statement in Murray Case - Free Access

Steven Murray formally charged

Stephen Murray, the suspect in the disappearance of Rev. Renee Robert of St. John's County, Fl. appeared in court today where he was formally charged with malice murder.  More...

Potential Serial Burglar Sought in Alexander

Two burglaries which authorities believe is the work of a single suspect resulted in an extensive manhunt Thursday afternoon in Alexander.  More...

FROM THE BLOTTER

Donkey Serenade  Neighbors of a Hephzibah woman are finding her four-footed friend to be a little obnoxious. More...

Obituaries

Otis Wesley Bailey, Sr.

Otis Wesley Bailey, Sr. of Waynesboro, 82, entered into rest Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. He was born on December 11, 1933 to the late Thelma and Otis Bailey and was a lifetime resident of Burke County. More...

Eva Saxon Streit

Mrs. Eva Saxon Streit, age 91, of Burke County, passed peacefully on April 17, 2016 at the Keysville Nursing Home in Keysville, Ga.  More...

Dorothy Mae Yearby

Mrs. Dorothy MaeYearby of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest on April 18, 2016 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Raise Bridge CME Church in Waynesboro, Ga. More...

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