November 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

VETERANS DAY CEREMONY

Honoring those who served our country

The time has come once again to honor those who have dedicated their lives to fighting for our country.  The American Legion Post 120 will celebrate local veterans at its annual Veterans Day program, held on Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. More...

News

TWO SCHOOLS UNITE

Annual dinner theater returns for a cause

Next Tuesday, Nov. 15, Burke County High School’s most beautiful voices will share the spotlight with Edmund Burke Academy’s top thespians.  More...

VETERANS DAY SALUTE

Veterans Day is Friday, Nov. 11, and numerous ceremonies will be held throughout the Burke County community to honor the men and women who served our country.  TRIBUTE TO VETERANS   9 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 10  More...

NO SMALL VOICES

Local woman gives a voice to history of black education

One story, many voices.  A woman’s doctoral dissertation opened the door for several local residents to share their stories about the quality of the educational system for African Americans during the early 1900s.  More...

Sports

Bears back on winning track as they head into playoffs

The Burke County Bears (8- 2, 4-1) got back on the winning track as they beat Hephzibah High School (0-10, 0-5) last Friday at Hephzibah with a near shutout, 79-6.  ON THE FIELD   More...

Bears host round one of state playoffs on Friday night

The Burke County Bears will face off against Northside Columbus on Friday night in round one of the GHSA AAAA State Playoffs. The Bears, who hold the number two seed for region 6, meet Northside for the very first time on the gridiron. More...

First buck

Lexi Seay, 13-year-old, killed her first buck while hunting with her Dad, Ben Seay, on October 23. He weighed in at 180 pounds and was 8 points. The buck was killed on private hunting land in Burke County. More...

Obituaries

Joan Drake Oglesby

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Ms. Joan Drake Oglesby, 79, of Midville, Ga., on Friday, November 4, 2016, at the Brentwood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Waynesboro, Ga.  Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. More...

Floyd O. Vickery, Jr.

Mr. Floyd O. Vickery, Jr., 62, of Waynesboro, entered into rest Sunday, November 6, 2016.  A lifelong resident of Waynesboro, he was a son of the late Floyd O. Vickery, Sr. More...

America H. Williams

Baby America H. Williams of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest on November 4, 2016. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 2016, at Antioch Rock Baptist Church, 151 Rocky Creek Road, Waynesboro, Ga. More...

WILLIAMS IS NEW SHERIFF, WIMBERLY RETAINS MAGISTRATE, MARTIN TAKES DISTRICT THREE

While the nation remained split on its presidential choice, Burke County voters chose Hillary Rodham Clinton as its next President of the United States, backing the Democratic nominee 4,730 to 4,491, giving her just 50.59 percent of the county vote a More...

Military journey led local man to Christ

He was headed home after four years at sea. In fact, thanks to a buddy, he was a few days early. Bernard Martin left Bahrain in the Persian Gulf that day, May 17, 1987, thinking about his life in Waynesboro as he neared Sigonella Air Base in Italy. More...

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LOSERS AND WINNERS

It's almost over.  In fact, by the time these words go to press, it will be over.  But, as I write, we still don't know.  Most professional guessers are too timid to make any really bold predictions.  They call it razor thin.  More...

HAS THE FEVER BROKEN?

A welcomed line in a movie occurs when the doctor comes out of a patient’s sick room and tells the family the fever of a loved one has broken. More...

For The Record

Crooms gets 12 months in animal cruelty case

A Burke County man will spend a year in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of cruelty to animals.  Stephen Matthew Crooms, 28, of Waynesboro was arrested in January 2015 and charged with 10 counts of cruelty to animals after five dead d More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT NOVEMBER 14

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2016 term of Superior Court Criminal Session to be held at 9 a.m. November 14, 2016, with Judge Daniel J. Craig presiding. Jurors are to report at 9 a.m. More...

Two men on the run after attempted ATM burglary

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office needs help in identifying two men who attempted to steal the ATM machine from Taylor Brother’s Express.  According to deputies, the two white male suspects gained entry to the Highway 25 North store More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11   Burke County Library will have Storytime for preschoolers (newborn to 5 years) every Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Area. We explore stories, sing songs and always end with a fun craft. More...

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