December 26, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

2018 year end review

TOP NEWS STORIES-PART ONE

JANUARY 3   Thanks to the combined efforts of both the Burke and Richmond counties sheriff’s offices, more than $50,000 in stolen landscaping equipment has been returned to its owner and a Burke County man now faces felony charges.  More...

News

St. Nicholas’ Toy Box helps 80 families in need its first year

They’ve taken the Secret Santa idea to a whole new level, and thanks to the Wimberly House Ministries and Spring Creek Auction Company, 80 families in both Burke and Jenkins counties were able to celebrate with gifts on Christmas morning.  More...

SHERO donates to Toys for Tots

Kim Danner and Janice Jamison, officers of Camp SHERO, a nonprofit advocacy support group for women veterans living with Post Tramatic Stress Disorder, donated bicycles and other toys to the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. More...

American Pickers to film in Georgia

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team are excited to return to Georgia, and they plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout the region in February 2019.  More...

Sports

Bears win 69-61, Lady Bears defeated by one

The Burke County High School Bears picked up a 69- 61 win against Lucy C. Laney High School last Tuesday in Waynesboro.  Not only did the Bears play well, but head coach Purvis Dukes gave credit to the fans for helping secure the win.  More...

Close games for the Spartans to end year

The Spartans and Lady Spartans varsity basketball teams of Edmund Burke Academy had extremely close games to finish out play for 2018.  The girls (8-2) pulled a big win over Robert Toombs Christian Academy, defeating the Lady Crusaders 45-42, wh More...

Recreation fun

The Burke County Recreation Department held a tennis round robin on Dec. 15, at the Citizens Park Tennis Facility, with a number of participants coming out to hone their skills. More...

School News

SGA Positive Behavior/Character Cubs for December

“A Hard Worker” was the Positive Behavior/Character trait at SGA Elementary School for the month of December. More...

EBA Students of the Month

Edmund Burke Academy students were recently recognized by Planters EMC as Students of the Month for the month of December. More...

FNB outfits basketball teams

First National Bank of Waynesboro sponsored 100 percent of the funds needed to outfit Faith Christian Academy’s newest basketball teams. More...

‘True Citizen' Award recipient - Free Access

ANSLEE MANGIERI

Anslee Mangieri may have seemed shy when True Citizen staff paid her a surprise visit at preschool, but she was very quick and confident when it came time to answer some questions. More...

SRP, Southern Bank merger is canceled

A little more than a year after it was announced, the merger between Southern Bank and SRP Federal Credit Union is off. More...

Sheriff reflects on 2018 - Free Access

Two-hundred thirty-six. That’s the number of arrests the Burke County Sheriff’s Office made in 2018 on drug-related charges alone. More...

Editorial

IS THERE POWER IN HOPE?

“Well, I hope this happens,” and “we hope we can do this!” Comments and thoughts like this are not very powerful without the energy exerted or the action taken to get it done. Hope is difficult to define. More...

Political Cartoon

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 years ago – December 31, 2008   Waynesboro resident Sarah Ashe was recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics as Early Intervention and Advocate of the Year for the State of Georgia.   More...

For The Record

Burke EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 94 patients’ calls during the week ending December 23. Of those, 60 resulted in transports, including 34 to Augusta hospitals. More...

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS•DEC. 17-23

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Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Ushers Union Program  Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1197 Ivery Place Road, Vidette, will hold its Ushers Union program at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 30. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. The Rev. T.L. Johnson, pastor of Ebenezer, will deliver the message. More...

Legals

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414 CITATION PROBATE COURT OF BURKE COUNTY RE: ESTATE OF CALEB REESE JONES, MINOR. Date of Publication, if any: DECEMBER 26, 2018  More...