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News

Local man forges new creative frontiers

What do a Navy medic, a graphic designer, an artist, a chef and a children’s book author all have in common? Well, if you’re Geof Redd, you are what they all have in common. More...

Wounded Warrior hunt

This year Savannah River Nuclear Solutions will be conducting a one-day still hunt for deer, hogs and coyotes. The hunt will be held at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, S.C. on Friday, Nov. 9, from 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. More...

Board of assessors mails out assessment notices

The Burke County Board of Assessors has mailed the 2018 Annual Notice of Assessment to all Burke County property owners, and the County’s Chief Appraiser, Phillip Wren, recommends recipients pay close attention to this year’s notice.  More...

Obituaries

Virginia Cunningham Hopkins

Virginia Cunningham Hopkins, 94, of Waynesboro, Ga. died Monday August 27, 2018 at Brandon Wilde Nursing Home.  A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church at 11:30 a.m. More...

William Jesse Perry, Jr.

William Jesse Perry, Jr., 88, passed peacefully surrounded by family on August 7th at his home on Tybee Island. He was born in Girard, GA and lived most of his life in Savannah. More...

Brenda Jean Watts

Brenda Jean Watts entered into rest on Aug. 22, 2018.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Agnes Watts; father, Billy Watts; brother, Toby Watts; and a very special aunt who was like a mother, Ruby Stevenson.  More...

School News

The Graduation of Tony Byrd Jr.

Of the 255 students who graduated from Burke County High School on May 19, Tony Byrd Jr. was not among them. Tony did not complete his final requirements until June 11, 2018.  More...

EBA seventh-graders qualify for Duke TIP

Nine middle school students at Edmund Burke Academy have qualified for the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP).  More...

Burke 4-H’ers make difference through pop-tab donation

Throughout each academic year, 4-H’ers across Georgia are encouraged to save pop tabs for the state-wide Ronald McDonald House pop tab drive. More...

County proposes $98 million budget

Salary increases across the board account for more than $1 million in the county’s $98 million budget for fiscal year 2019.  More...

Shopping event to kickoff football season

“One, two, three, hut!” will become, “One, two, three, SHOP!” come next Thursday.  Downtown Waynesboro businesses could think of no better way to ring in football season than with extended store hours and deals that are s More...

Editorial

STANDARDIZED TESTING: IS THE WEIGHT WORTH IT?

Whether students like it or not, standardized testing is a large part of their high school career. These tests provide evaluations for not only students, but teachers and the education system as a whole. More...

Political Cartoon

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – SEPT. 3, 2008   46 year-old Johnna Reid of Waynesboro died when her jet ski went over the Savannah River Dam and plunged 50 feet.   More...

Sports

Gators chomp down on Spartans in final quarter

Neither team even touched the scoreboard until nearly halftime, but Edmund Burke Academy’s game against Bulloch Academy last Friday was a full on battle.  Spartan head coach Aaron Phillips said his boys kept the Gators in check, but ultima More...

Lady Spartans looking for win

The Lady Spartans are trying to find their spark.  They dropped two games on the Diamond last week, bringing their overall record to 0-5.  More...

Bears suffer second loss of the season

For the second week in a row, the fate of the Burke County Bears hung on the success or failure of a two-point conversion.  More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

SATURDAY, SEPT. 1  Waynesboro Toastmasters will meet at 10 a.m. at 841 Jones Avenue. We continue to utilize the Pathways learning experience to develop communication and leadership skills. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Summer Revival  Allen Chapel Missionary Baptist Church continues its Summer Revival 7:30 p.m. nightly through Aug. 29. The Rev. William Blount, pastor of Greater Young Zion Baptist Church of Augusta, will be guest speaker. More...

Legals

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