March 21, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Relay event postponed

Relay For Life has been delayed.  But that’s just so Burke County can make its event bigger and better than ever before say organizers.  More...

News

1st Franklin hits another milestone

They’ve gone from diamonds in the rough to the million dollar club in just a year – make that two million dollars. More...

Planters EMC, Jefferson Energy and OglethorpePowerpresentlargetaxpayment

Officials from Planters EMC, Jefferson Energy Cooperative and Oglethorpe Power Corp. recently presented Oglethorpe Power’s 2017 ad valorem tax payment of $18,357,826.05 to the Burke County Tax Commissioner’s office.  More...

Johnson is new local Farmers Furniture manager

After more than thirty years with the parent company, Burke County native Teresa Johnson has been named manager of the local Farmers Furniture Store.  More...

Sports

Spartans drop two, win one on the diamond

Edmund Burke Academy’s varsity baseball team lost a heartbreaker to the Frederica Knights on Tuesday, March 13, with a final score of 3-2.  More...

Spartan tennis team puts Patriots in their place

Edmund Burke Academy’s varsity tennis team played two matches against the Pinewood Patriots on Thursday, March 15, and several Spartans came out with wins as they displayed their talents.  More...

Tough week at Bulloch for Spartan track team

The Edmund Burke Academy Spartan track team traveled to Bulloch Academy on Wednesday, March 14. They competed in an eight-team track meet as several athletes struggled to make their way to the top. More...

Burke Happenings

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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

EBA announces honor roll for third nine weeks

The following students were named to Edmund Burke Academy’s honor roll for the second nine weeks:  A+ HONOR ROLL   Seventh grade:  Lillie Brown, William Hood, Carson Hopper, Mary Joyce James, Kelsey Jaquess, Noah Kate Mobley, Mar More...

Youth of the Month

The Waynesboro Exchange Club recently held programs to honor the Youth of the Month (YOM) from local high schools. More...

Students ‘walk out’ to show support

Burke County Middle School students who chose to participate in the #Enough National School Walkout last week were allowed the opportunity to gather in the cafeteria where they observed a 17-minute moment of silence to honor the 17 victims of the sho More...

Crash on Idlewood Road marks second fatality of 2018

A man has died following a single vehicle crash on Idlewood Road Sunday night.  According to a release from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, driving too fast for conditions and distracted driving were the contributing factors in the deat More...

Cycling for the Center

There’s a new event in town that’ll have participants spinning – literally.  Spinning For New Beginnings is a fundraiser created by the Waynesboro Cycling Crew (WCC) to help benefit The Center for New Beginnings, and the inaugu More...

Editorial

AGE IS JUST A NUMBER: PASSION HAS MORE POWER!

As the horrors of the recent tragedy of the shootings in Parkland Florida were unfolding, we were all exposed to the name of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. More...

Political Cartoon

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SOUTHERN GALS, SOUTHERN GUYS

It was a very sweet scene that I witnessed.  It was a sight you might see anywhere in America but most often right here in the Blessed South.  Two ladies who I knew to be mother and daughter were shopping together in our little downtown. More...

For The Record

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT MARCH 26

Jurors have been drawn for the Superior Court October 2017 term criminal/civil session with Judge J. Wade Padgett, presiding. More...

Burke County EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 86 patients' calls the week of March 12-18. Sixty four of the patients were transported, including 39 to Augusta hospitals. More...

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS•MARCH 12-18

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Obituaries

Hoyt Blackburn

Hoyt Blackburn of Millen, age 90, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at PruittHealth Bethany in Millen.  He was born in Jenkins County to the late Almond & Lucy Dickey Blackburn and was a member of Big Horse Creek Baptist Church. More...

Bertha Mae Scott Harris

Mrs. Bertha Mae Scott Harris of Waynesboro, age 70, was born to the late Boysie and Melrose Scott on June 8, 1947. She entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro. More...

Harold L. "Bo" Herrington, Sr.

Harold L. “Bo” Herrington, Sr. of Waynesboro, 86, entered into rest Sunday, March 18, 2018. He was a native of Screven County and a lifelong resident of Burke County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. More...

Legals

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