October 31, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Girard Lifesaver receives grant

Girard Lifesaver Rescue was recently award a $3,000 grant to be used for spay and neutering vouchers for the public.  More...

Candy Call

TRUNK OR TREAT   Wednesday, Oct. 31  3-5 p.m.  Southern Bank will host a Trunk or Treat at the Pavilion on Liberty Street.  SPOOKY FUN AT THE LIBRARY   Wednesday, Oct. 31  3-5:30 p.m.  More...

FALL BACK

Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday

The days are getting darker earlier – a sign that it’s time to “fall back.”  While many begrudge the beginning and ending of Daylight Saving Time, the conclusion of the annual period at least comes with an extra hour of s More...

Sports

Bears squeeze past Thomson, prepare for state play

It’s rare for a Burke County- Thomson football game not to mean something. Often times it comes down to the two teams battling it out in the last game of the season for a region championship.  More...

Spartans seeking region championship on Friday

They’ve had some close games this season and lost key players to injury, but the Spartans are on the last stretch of road that leads to a region championship.  Last Thursday, Edmund Burke defeated the Eagles of Brentwood Academy in a down More...

Locker room break in

The Bears’ victory celebration after their win over Thomson was cut short Friday night. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

HALLOWEEN AT THE LIBRARY   There are many Halloweenthemed events coming up at the Burke County Library this month. On Halloween Day, Wednesday, Oct. 31, children are invited to play games and trick-or-treat at the library from 3-5:30 p.m. More...

Smith gets life without parole

Kalvin Smith Jr., 20, will spend the rest of his life in prison after shooting another man.  More...

Nov. 6 is Election Day

Burke Countians will go to the polls next week to take part in one of the most high-profile contests in the nationwide mid-term election. More...

Guns and Hoses Blood Battle is Thursday

Who’s it going to be – the Guns or the Hoses?  The third annual Blood Battle begins Thursday afternoon, and the firefighters/EMTs are hoping to use the day to remember and honor a fallen brother.  More...

Editorial

HUMBLE OUR HEARTS

Those are words I heard my father use in almost every blessing before a meal. Humility is being able to recognize your value and the value of others while knowing there is something far greater than just ourselves. More...

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – NOVEMBER 5, 2008   Lee Webster unseated incumbent Betty White in the race for coroner of Burke County. Henry Tinley and Allen DeLaigle won their races for the county commission. Greg Coursey defeated Curt St. More...

For The Record

Burke Grand Jury returns true bills

Don Thomas Smith: Possession of cocaine; speeding.  Bromekis Anthony: Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; possession of a Schedule I controlled substance; possession of firearm during commission of a felony; speeding.  More...

County employee charged with gasoline theft

A Burke County Road Department employee took some liberties with his gas privileges and had the bad luck to be seen by a law enforcement officer.  At 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. More...

Burke County EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 80 patients’ calls the week of Oct. 22-28. Of those, 61 resulted in transports, including 41 to Augusta hospitals. More...

Obituaries

Billy Wess Register Jr.

Billy Wess Register Jr., 41, of Waynesboro, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. He was a lieutenant with the Burke County EMA, where he served as a firefighter/EMT and was a member of the dive team.  More...