December 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

THE YEAR IN REVIEW

A visit from the First Lady, a new sheriff for the first time in two generations and the murder of a priest. More...

News

Local children help raise money for Gatlinburg

Several Waynesboro children, students at Georgia School for Innovation and the Classics, helped raise money to donate to victims of the recent Gatlinburg fires. Students brought in their change, and one pre-K class collected just over $600. More...

Chalker recognized for Veterans Hall of Honor

A local woman has been recognized for her efforts to honor Burke County veterans. Martha Chalker, left, was presented with a resolution passed earlier this year by the Georgia General Assembly. More...

Magic of Christmas

Haley Kate Hadley, 4  Daughter of Matthew Hadley and Tina Hundley of Waynesboro   More...

Sports

Bears sharpen skills in Christmas tourney

The Burke County Bears competed in the three-day North Augusta Christmas Tourney last week, starting out strong by defeating Hartsville, 78-53. More...

Lady Bears prepare for region play at tourney

The Burke County Lady Bears competed in the North Augusta Christmas Tourney last week, playing Dutch Fork, North Augusta and Sumter. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Mills Grove Watch Night Service   Mills Grove will hold its Watch Night service on Dec. 31, at 10 p.m. Breakfast will be served.  Joint Watch Night Service   More...

People

People in the News

Shonea Wilson  Shonea Wilson of Waynesboro recently graduated from Valdosta State University, earning an Education Specialist in Special Education.  More than 550 students completed the requirements of their respective academic programs dur More...

Judge Larkin retires

Judge Emanuel Larkin Jr. was recently honored with a retirement luncheon hosted by the Burke County Magistrate Court. Judge Larkin began his service on Jan. 1, 2009, and his tenure will end on Dec. 31. More...

New sheriff gets budget increase

Burke County Commissioners have approved an $836,000 increase in the sheriff’s budget which will allow Sheriff-elect Alfonzo Williams to make some big changes to the department.  More...

Judge Overstreet’s portrait unveiled

A new portrait hangs in the Burke County courtroom.  On Monday, Dec. 19, lawyers, judges and well-wishers gathered in the courtroom to honor retiring Superior Court Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet with the unveiling of his official portrait.  More...

Editorial

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FOLLOWING UP

This is a follow-up letter to the ones I've been sending for... well...let's just say for many decades. The ones where I asked for a pony. I think I sent the first request sometime in the early 60s. More...

NEW YEAR, BETTER ME

“New year, new me!”  I am extremely tired of seeing this line all over social media every year. This upcoming year, I challenge everyone to take a different approach: new year, better me. More...

For The Record

BEST of the BLOTTER: 2016

Unwelcome guests  A Keysville woman’s hospitality was apparently abused when a man and his girlfriend were given permission to “take a shower” but took too long. More...

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS DEC. 19-25

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Obituaries

William "Bill" Tallent

Mr. William “Bill” Tallent of Waynesboro, Ga., age 88, entered into rest Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at Burke Medical Center.  More...

Mr. Ray Howard Tidwell

Mr. Ray H. Tidwell of Sardis, Ga., 82, passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at University Hospital.  Mr. Ray was a native and longtime resident of Sardis. More...

John Henry Lewis

Mr. John Henry Lewis of Waynesboro, Ga., 63, entered into eternal rest on Dec. 24, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, at Phillip Grove Baptist Church, 255 Lovers Lane, Waynesboro, Ga. More...

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