October 3, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Seven local men lost at sea

WWI-100 years ago

In 2005, Jeanie Carter Stephens and her late husband, former Sardis Postmaster Edwin Stephens, made a sentimental journey to the Scottish island of Islay. More...

News

Volunteers help make food pantry a success

Thanks to the efforts of a local family and a hoard of volunteers, Queensborough National Bank and the Golden Harvest Food Bank were able to provide thousands of pounds of food during its annual food pantry. More...

Burke County's Development Authority Director resigns

Jessica Hood, who has served as Executive Director of the Development Authority of Burke County for the past three years, has resigned to accept a position in Effingham County.  She will begin her new duties as Director of Economic Development a More...

Citizens Police Academy graduates

After 11 weeks of courses ranging from criminal law to DUI to firearms/judgmental use of deadly force training, local residents graduated from the Waynesboro Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy.  More...

For The Record

Burke County EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 75 patients' calls during the week ending September 30, 2018. Of those, 55 resulted in transports, including 39 to Augusta hospitals. More...

Plant Vogtle employee dies behind the wheel

A Plant Vogtle employee was found dead by first responders after he crashed his car exiting the parking lot.  More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT OCT. 9

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2018 term of Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. presiding. Jurors are to report at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9, to the Burke County Courthouse. More...

Obituaries

Rufus "Gene" Hall, Jr.

Rufus “Gene” Hall, Jr., 90, entered into rest Thursday, September 27, 2018. He was born on August 5, 1928 to the late Rufus Eugene and Winnie Newton Hall. Gene served in the US Navy. He retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad. More...

Frances Hebbard Dye

Retired business woman and loving mother, Mrs. Frances Hebbard Dye of Midville was peacefully called home to be with the Lord Jesus. Mrs. More...

Rashawn White, Jr.

Augusta, GA- Mr. Rashawn White, Jr. entered into eternal rest on September 30, 2018. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee and Son Funeral Home  706-554-5500 Business #   More...

Bird Dog Breakaway unleashes runners, nets thousands

They hit the pavement hard, everyone from preschoolers to senior citizens, and in the process helped raise approximately $14,000 to assist with the treatment needs of children with special disabilities and challenges.  More...

Alligators in Jones Lake

Alligators are proving to be a nuisance in Jones Lake, and residents should be on the lookout.  In the last several months, they’ve been spotted lurking in the water and sunbathing on the banks, and they are becoming more comfortable with More...

Editorial

CHILDREN AND SUICIDE

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10 – 24. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college age youth. More...

Political Cartoon

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – OCTOBER 8, 2008  Waynesboro’s Jonathan Broxton saved the final game for the LA Dodgers in a 3-0 sweep over the Chicago Cubs. It kept the Dodgers alive in post-season play.   More...

Sports

Bears win four in a row

Those that made the drive to Statesboro High School’s Womack Field last Friday to see the Bears take on the Blue Devils certainly got their money’s worth.  It was a night filled with dueling touchdowns, long-yardage plays and drive-k More...

Spartans edge past St. Andrews

It was a fight to the finish on Friday night, and even though the Spartans got the victory, they are down another man.  More...

Lady Spartans wrap up regular season with losses

The Lady Spartans wrapped up their regular softball season with two losses last week, bringing their final record to 3-11.  On Tuesday, Edmund Burke fell 8-0 to Robert Toombs Christian Academy. More...

Church News

County-wide Revival   Noah Ebenezer Central Baptist Association will continue a County-wide Revival 7 p.m. nightly, through Oct. 4, 2018 at Phillip Grove Baptist Church. The guest speaker will be the Rev. More...

School News

BCMS Cubs with Character

A number of Burke County Middle School students were chosen as “Cubs with Character” for the month of August. Each student received a certificate, 50 CUBS Cues and a free frozen treat pass.  More...

SAR presents program to Burke Historical Society

Six members of the Brier Creek and Wiregrass Chapters, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, traveled to Waynesboro recently to present a program to the Burke County Historical Society at the Burke County Library. More...

EBA Planters Students of the Month

Several Edmund Burke Academy students were named as the Planters EMC Students of the Month for the month of August. More...