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News

Deputies find drugs, counterfeit currency

A sharp-eyed deputy helped the Burke County Sheriff's Office make a big counterfeit currency and drug bust Tuesday afternoon.  More...

Walk-for-Life is Saturday

The Waynesboro Care Pregnancy Center will hold its third annual Walk-for-Life this Saturday, May 5, at the grounds of the Burke County Alternative School, located at 500 Park Drive in Waynesboro.  Registration will begin at 9 a.m. More...

FUND RAISING FOR FIREWORKS

It will soon be time again for the annual Mad Anthony’s Big Boom Fireworks Extravaganza.  More...

Sports

Bears move forward in state playoffs

The Burke County High School Bears baseball team defeated Luella in the first round of state competition last Thursday, April 26, by 2-1 in game one and 12-1 in game two. More...

Burke tracksters advance to state

The Burke County High School varsity track team participated in the sectional track meet last Saturday, April 28, at Blessed Trinity High School in Roswell. Head coach Purvis Dukes said it was a great day for track and the competition was stiff. More...

Netters finish season at state

Last Wednesday, April 25, the Burke County High School’s boys tennis team traveled to face Columbus High School in the second round of the state tournament. More...

Obituaries

Frances Padgett McDonald

Frances Padgett McDonald, 76, entered into eternal rest Thursday, April 26, 2018 at University Hospital.  She was a longtime resident of Burke County and was retired from the Burke County Road Department.  She was preceded in death by her h More...

William Hoyt "Doc" Knight

A Celebration of Life Service for William Hoyt “Doc” Knight, age 65 was held for family and friends at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the family residence at 4147 Highway 19 South, Glenwood, GA 30428. Rev. Jerry Sharpe and Rev. More...

Alvin Whitfield

Mr. Alvin Whitfield of Waynesboro passed away on Thursday April 26, 2018.  A Celebration of Life for Mr. Whitfield will be held on Saturday May 5, 2018 2:00 p.m. at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church 847 Shadrack Street Waynesboro, GA. More...

Relay For Life is Friday

Get out the walking shoes to help stomp cancer this Friday evening.  Burke County Relay For Life will get underway with opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. More...

Law Enforcement Center renamed to honor Coursey

Sheriffs, judges, law enforcement officers, elected officials and scores of local citizens turned out Friday morning to join in honoring former Sheriff Greg Coursey with the renaming of the county's sheriff's office and jail.  From here on, it w More...

Editorial

TRUTH, FACTS AND COMMUNITY???

Years ago, probably about 18 years ago, I was in Valdosta helping my daughter, Leslie, move from the dormitory to an apartment with her friend Laurie Dickey. More...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Editor:  As the leader of the state Senate, Casey Cagle has led on the tough issues that move our state forward. that's why I am supporting Casey to be our next governor.  More...

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For The Record

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT MAY 7

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2018 term of Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge Michael N. Annis presiding. Jurors are to report at 9 a.m. Monday, May 7, to the Burke County Courthouse.  The jury list includes:  More...

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS•APRIL 23-29

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Burke EMA report

The Burke County emergency Management Agency responded to 86 patients' calls the week of April 23- 29. Of the 56 patients who were transported, 40 were taken to Augusta hospitals and one to another out-ofcounty hospital. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, MAY 3  The Burke County Retired Educators Association will meet at 2 p.m. at the Burke County Senior Citizens Center.  Burke County High School will present its Kaleidoscope Concert at 7 p.m. at the J.D. Smith Auditorium. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Annual Revival  Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church continues its annual Revival 7 p.m. nightly through May 3. The Rev. Timothy Kirkland invites the public.  Annual Revival  More...