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Lake Island

A "runaway" island caused a little excitement here over the weekend. Apparently the heavy rains over the past few weeks caused a section of heavy vegetation to separate from the bank near the Lakeview Restaurant last Friday morning.  More...

FUND RAISING FOR FIREWORKS

Mad Anthony’s Big Boom Fireworks Extravaganza is less than a month away, and the Downtown Development Authority is still seeking donations. More...

BCHS grad part of fighter squadron

A 2015 Burke County High School graduate and Waynesboro native is currently serving with a U.S. Navy strike fighter squadron which flies one of the world’s most advanced warplanes.  More...

Sports

Hunting dates, regulations approved

Migratory bird season

Waterfowl hunters can begin making season plans now that the 2018-2019 migratory bird season hunting dates and regulations were recently approved by the Board of Natural Resources.  More...

Obituaries

Mary Eskew Glass

Mary Eskew Glass, 64, of Midville, entered into rest Monday, June 4, 2018.  More...

Mary Alice Jones

Waynesboro, Ga.-Mrs. Mary Alice Jones, age 79, entered into eternal rest on May 30, 2018. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 9, 2018, 11a.m. More...

Bessie Lou Hughes-Watson

Waynesboro, Ga.-Mrs. Bessie Lou Hughes-Watson, age 71, entered into eternal rest on June 3, 2018. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 9, 2018, 2 p.m. at Roberson Grove Baptist Church, 985 Hwy 23 West, Waynesboro, GA. More...

School News

Edmund Burke Academy announces honor roll

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

City, county officials join forces for gun violence awareness

City and county officials have joined forces to insure residents are knowledgeable about gun violence, and they started out the month with a two-day event to promote awareness.  More...

WPD to bring back Citizens Police Academy

For those who are interested in the law and how it operates but lack the badge and knowledge, an opportunity awaits as the Waynesboro Police Department will be reintroducing the Citizens Police Academy (CPA) next month.  More...

Editorial

HELLO….PATIENCE - PART ONE

When we look around and make observations every day and we all do, I wonder how different people deal with carelessness, ignorance and downright stupidity. More...

Political Cartoon

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SATURATION POINT

"Long as I remember, the rain been comin' down."  Indeed.  Regardless of John Fogarty's grammatical laxity, the sentiment fits the situation here in our neck of the woods.  As I sit here and ponder this week's scribblings I honestly ca More...

For The Record

April crash results in death

Burke County has recorded its ninth traffic fatality of the year following the death of a woman involved in a crash on April 23.  Jantanekia Nicole Williams, 30, had been on life support at Augusta University Medical Center as a result of the in More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT JUNE 11

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2018 term of Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge Sheryl B. Jolly presiding. Jurors are to report at 9 a.m. Monday, June 11 to the Burke County Courthouse.  More...

Burke EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 91 patients' calls the week of May 28 - June 3. 73 of the calls resulted in transports, 40 of which were to Augusta hospitals and two to other out of county hospitals. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Vacation Bible School Fairfield Baptist Church continues its Vacation Bible School 6:30 p.m through June 8. Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall nightly. More...