November 21, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff’s office receives state and federal grants

At its Nov. 13th meeting the Burke County Commission accepted new grants on behalf of the sheriff’s office totaling $247,190.92 for 2019. More...

News

BCMS eighth-graders awarded scholarship

One by one, they took a seat at the table and put pen to paper as they accepted $30,000 in scholarships all together. And they’re only in middle school.  More...

TOUR of HOMES

The Burke County Woman’s Club will hold the Christmas Tour of Homes from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance at the Burke County Museum, Yvonne’s and Pecan Row or from any club member. More...

Advance voting begins Tuesday

Voters wishing to cast their ballots early for the Dec. 4 runoff will have just four days to do so. According to Laverne Sello, executive director of the Burke County Board of Elections Office, early voting will begin next Tuesday, Nov. More...

For The Record

Burke County EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 95 patients’ calls during the past week. Of those, 75 resulted in transports, including 48 to Augusta hospitals. More...

BCSO recommends system to keep track of valuables

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging all residents to use a free online system that will help keep track of valuable and invaluable personal property.  More...

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Burke Happenings

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SATURDAY, DEC. 1   The Burke County Woman’s Club will hold the Christmas Tour of Homes from 4-7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance at the Burke County Museum, Yvonne’s and Pecan Row.   More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Thanksgiving Dinner  The annual Thanksgiving dinner sponsored by the Waltower family and the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 in the church fellowship hall at 2:00 pm. The Rev. More...

School News

SGA Spelling Bee winners

Martice Council, at right, took first place in the SGA Elementary School Spelling Bee and Talon Heath, left, came in second. Both elementary students will compete in the Burke County Public School District Spelling Bee, which will be held Feb. More...

EBA Students of the Month for October

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

WPS Super Smart Girls

On Nov. 7, Latina McIntyre, author of “Super Smart Girl,” met with the second grade girls of Waynesboro Primary School. The book features the first two parts of a series that seeks to enlighten and inspire young girls everywhere. More...

Plans for county animal shelter moving forward

The Burke County Commission has taken the next step in the construction of an animal shelter.  Last week, the board approved the location site for the shelter, an approximately 4,000-square foot building that will be located on Highway 24 South, More...

Lost wedding band returned to owner – thanks to social media

Stuart Howell was frantic when he discovered that his wedding band, a family heirloom of 100 years, had slipped off of his finger at a recent University of Georgia football game.  More...

'Mrs. Louise' to retire after 33 years of service

She’s been the face of Burke  County Extension for three decades, and now she’s clearing off her desk for the last time.  More...

Editorial

GRATITUDE AND MARRIAGE

One way marriages start to suffer is when the passion begins to fade. The newness of the relationship wears off; the partners sometimes become less appreciative and more critical of one another.  More...

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – NOVEMBER 26, 2008   More...

Sports

Bears eliminated from state play

When time expired in last week’s second-round playoff game, the Bears found themselves 7 points shy of Eastside High School and eliminated from the playoffs by a score of 42-35.  The Eagles may have outlasted the Bears but, as Burke County More...

Edmund Burke advances to semifinals

The Spartans are one step closer to the prize.  After a tight ball game last Friday night, Edmund Burke Academy pulled ahead of the Robert Toombs’ Crusaders to claim their spot amongst the fi- nal four in Georgia Independent School Associa More...

Obituaries

Jennifer “Jenny” Gunter

Jennifer "Jenny" Gunter, 46, beloved wife of Scott Gunter, entered into heaven Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at her residence while surrounded by loved ones. More...

Willie Herman “Bill” Kearson, Jr.

Waynesboro - Mr. Willie Herman “Bill” Kearson, Jr., 68, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday November 15, 2018 at the V.A. Medical Center in Augusta, GA.  More...

Christina M. Oliver

Christina M. Oliver entered into rest Sunday, November 18, 2018. She was born in Augusta and was a lifelong resident of Sardis. She was a 2005 graduate of Burke County High School and received an associate’s degree from Augusta Tech. More...