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Billips named Military Agent of the Year

Burke County realtor Elizabeth Billips has been named Military Agent of the Year by the Relocation Services division of Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate Company.  She was honored at a recent banquet for the company's top producers and presented More...

Spring fashion forward

In partnership with Chico's, the Burke County Woman's Club presented a fashion show with some of the trendiest clothing from the spring lineup. More...

Taylor Gay wins 2018 Rotary speech contest

Taylor Gay, a junior at Edmund Burke Academy, won the Waynesboro Rotary Club's annual speech contest last week.  More...

Sports

Spartan bats are swinging

The Edmund Burke Academy Spartans baseball team defeated Augusta Christian 4-0 on Monday, March 5, as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout.  In the first inning, the Spartans got their offense started when senior Avery Parker singled on a 3- More...

Spartan tennis team struggles in first match

The Edmund Burke Academy tennis team traveled to Sandersville to face the Brentwood Eagles tennis team on Friday, March 9. Although the team struggled with this being the match, three seniors came out victorious. More...

Edmund Burke track team excels at Brentwood meet

The Edmund Burke Academy track team traveled to Briarwood Academy to compete in its second track meet of the season on Wednesday, March 7, and several athletes again proved their talent.  More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

BCHS SENIOR FINES   Outstanding fines for members of the Class of 2018 must be paid by April 1, 2018 in order to participate in the Senior Trip. After April 1, fines must be paid by May 16, 2018 in order to participate in graduation practice. 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 Wednesday. More...

School News

BCMS Students attend Mathematics Tournament

On Saturday, February 24, 2018, Burke County Middle School students attended the “Invitation Only” GSU Annual Mathematics Tournament at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. More...

BCHS students' artwork on display at GHIA

The 39th Annual Agnes Markwalter Youth Art Exhibition sponsored by The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art celebrated three Burke County High School art students taught under the direction of Stan Dodson. More...

Sheriff announces speeding crackdown

Working in conjunction with executives and union officials at Plant Vogtle, the Burke County Sheriff's Office is cracking down on speeders in the area.  More...

GDVS, DOD Partner to Appreciate Vietnam War Veterans

The Georgia Department of Veterans Service can assist veterans and immediate family members in filing for several types of certificates of honor on the behalf of their departed loved ones. More...

Editorial

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PERPLEXITIES

I was gazing at a picture of myself with five very active, very distracted children who appeared to have no interest in getting their picture taken.  I was perplexed by the picture.  Not because each child was looking in a different directi More...

THE WHIG PARTY

In the 1830s, the Whig Party was a major political party and a rival to the Democratic Party. More...

For The Record

Farm worker dies in tractor accident

A 57 year-old farm worker was killed Thursday afternoon, March 8, when he apparently fell from the tractor he was driving and was run over by a mower.  Thomas Bates was mowing grass in a pecan orchard just off Highway 56 south of Waynesboro. More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT MARCH 19

Jurors have been drawn for the Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge Carl C. Brown Jr., presiding. More...

Burke County EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 95 patients' calls the week of March 5-11. Sixty eight of the patients were transported -- 36 to Augusta hospitals. More...

Obituaries

Jerry Manley

Mr. Jerry Manley, age 86, of Girard, entered into rest Tuesday, March 6, 2018. He grew up in Waynesboro. He received a BS and Masters Degree from Georgia Southern College. More...

Alfred Fonda Barefield

Funeral services for Alfred F. Barefield, age 76, who died Saturday were held Tuesday March 13, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Waynesboro, Ga. with the Rev. Harry Coursey and Rev. Tom Oliver officiating. More...

Queen Esther Griffin Smith

Mrs. Queen Esther Griffin Smith of Decatur, Ga., age 74, entered into eternal rest March 11, 2018. More...

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