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FALL FESTIVAL   Thursday, Oct. 25  5:30-7:30 p.m.  Rosemont Baptist Church will host a Fall Festival for ages birth through 6th grade. A lot of fun activities are planned.  TRUNK OR TREAT SAFETY EVENT   Saturday, Oct. More...

News

Reading program at EBA helps students flourish

Edmund Burke Academy has a rich history of school traditions that set it apart from others: Senior cupids on Valentine’s Day, Big and Little Buddies, the glorious macaroni and cheese recipe for Homecoming and many more to boot.  More...

Ms. Hahn, Mr. Rockwell exchange vows

Mary Virginia Hahn and Stephen Whitehead Rockwell were united in marriage on June 2, 2018 at half past four in the afternoon. The ceremony was held at Cloverleaf Farm in Arnoldsville and was officiated by the Rev. More...

WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?

Next week’s elementary school lunch menu for Burke County Public Schools:  MONDAY: Spaghetti w/ breadsticks or Yogurt & Granola w/ string cheese & graham crackers Choices: WWhite Acre Peas, Mixed Vegetables, Tossed Salad, Orange, F More...

Sports

Bears to battle second place in region

“If it could go wrong, it did.”  That’s how Burke County head coach Eric Parker described his team’s night as they traveled to face the Baldwin County Braves in Milledgeville last Friday.  More...

BC volleyball is region runner-up

Burke County High School’s volleyball team celebrated Senior Night earlier this month and honored eight graduating players: Qua’Neshia Hamilton, Brikyia Benjamin, Gabrielle Joseph, Reginae Hall, Antionette Savoy, Iyana Morgan, McKenzie Ho More...

SPARTANS GAME RESCHEDULED

Due to the lack of game official availability, the Edmund Burke Academy football game against Brentwood originally scheduled for Friday, Oct. 26, will now be played on Thursday, Oct. 25. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. in Sandersville.   More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24  Burke County Senior Center and Neighborhood Service Center will hold its Open House 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 717 West Sixth Street, Waynesboro. Join them for free fun, food, and games.  FRIDAY-SATURDAY, OCT. 26-27   More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Fall Festival  Rosemont Baptist Church will hold its annual Fall Festival for ages birth through grade six 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. A lot of fun activities are planned. More...

Testimony begins in Golden murder case

A jury of eight women and four men heard opening testimony Tuesday in the murder trial of Kalvin Smith Jr., accused of the May 2016 shooting of Paul Golden III of Waynesboro.  More...

City may help with beaver issues

Though their responsibilities are minimal, the City of Waynesboro has decided to look into helping with some of the issues plaguing Jones Lake.  During the city’s regularly scheduled meeting last Monday, city manager Jerry Coalson gave an More...

New dealership now open for business

Just six months after announcing plans to build in Waynesboro, a new dealership has opened its doors.  More...

Editorial

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VIEW FROM THE FRONT

It was a sight so purely perfect I instantly wished that I could take a snapshot to preserve the memory.  More...

THE FOX GUARDING THE HEN HOUSE

The idiom, the fox guarding the hen house is an old one. It means someone has been put in charge of something that is too tempting for them to ignore, as if they were a fox (who eats chickens) given the job of protecting the chickens. More...

For The Record

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS•OCT. 15-21

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Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT OCT. 29

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2018 term of Superior Court criminal and/or civil session with Judge Ashley Wright, presiding. Jurors are to report at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, to the Burke County Courthouse.  More...

Burke County EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 90 patients’ calls during the week ending Oct. 21. Of those, 61 were transported, including 34 to Augusta hospitals. More...

Obituaries

Ruth Holland Glisson Sheppard

Ruth Holland Glisson Sheppard, 88, entered into rest Thursday, October 18, 2018. She was born in Girard to the late Ella Mae Miller and Joseph Marvin Holland Sr. She worked at Sardis Manufacturing Company for many years. More...

Willie B. McKelton

Waynesboro, GA- Mr. Willie B. McKelton, age 61, entered into eternal rest on October 19, 2018. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 27, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at Antioch Rock Creek Baptist Church, 151 Rocky Creek Road, Waynesboro, GA. More...

School News

BES Students of the Month

Respect was the Positive Character Trait at Blakeney Elementary School for the month of August. These students were chosen based on teacher observations of the studied trait of respect. More...

EBA announces honor roll for first nine weeks

The following students were named to Edmund Burke Academy’s honor roll for the first nine weeks:  A+ HONOR ROLL   Seventh grade:  Micah Bowen, Harry Newton, Hannah Posey and Morgan Tedder  Eighth grade:  More...