January 23, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

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Tickets available for Wimberly gala

A TASTE OF BURKE COUNTY

Some of the most delicious foods in the area will be up for sampling next month, and the taste-testers who participate will be helping a local ministry that has been serving the community for nearly a quarter of a century.  More...

Local musicians to play in concert Friday

WAYNESBORO-BURKE CONCERT SERIES

Two local musicians will be participating in the Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series upcoming concert presentation.  The concert, “The Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber – The Best of Broadway” features Terry Barber and costars Shelley Ke More...

Nu Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Celebrates Founders’ Day

The Nu Upsilon Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. will celebrate Founders’ Day on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 3p.m. at the Mount Olive AME Church in Waynesboro. Founded on the campus of Howard University on Jan. More...

For The Record

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT JAN. 28

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2018 term of Superior Court criminal and/or civil session with Judge Carl C. Brown, Jr. presiding. Jurors are to report at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28 to the Burke County Courthouse.  More...

Burke EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 74 patients call during the week ending Jan. 20. Of those, 52 resulted in transports, including 32 to Augusta hospitals. More...

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS•JAN. 14-20

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Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, JAN. 24  The Community Betterment Council meets at 6 p.m. at the Ice Plant on Barron St. Anyone interested in supporting Jones Lake is welcome to join.  SATURDAY, FEB. 9   More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Youth Explosion   New Birth Missionary will host its annual Youth Explosion 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. Choirs, dance groups and etc. are encouraged to come and participate. For more information, contact Katherine Harrison at 706-871-8175. More...

School News

EBA announces honor roll for second nine weeks

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

Celebrating the legacy MLK

FREEDOM SCHOOL 1964

The year is 1964. It’s summertime in Mississippi, and the heat is so bad folks have to spell it for emphasis. It’s HO T, hot! More...

Additional sex charge issued against Burke County coach

Travis Thomas, a Burke County teacher and coach who was arrested for sexual battery involving a 15-year-old male student on Jan. More...

Manley to speak at Chamber banquet

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce has announced that the keynote speaker for this year’s Annual Dinner Meeting will be Jeff Manley, general manager of The Rock Ranch.  More...

Editorial

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – JANUARY 28, 2009  Jeffery Daniel Lewis, 27, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 20 years in connection with the death of Richard Golden. More...

ONCE AGAIN, BACK WHEN

Well, friends and neighbors, do you think you can stand one more screed about how things used to be in the days gone by?  Thank you for indulging me.  Hopefully my own scribblings about those days that we refer to as "good old" has kindled More...

Sports

Edmund Burke teams squash region opponents

Winning is the word for the Lady Spartans (14-2, 4-1) as they picked up three more victories in basketball contests last week.  A trip to David Emanuel Academy on Monday found the girls against a 9-1 Lady Eagles team looking for revenge as the o More...

Bears, Lady Bears still on the prowl

Turnovers and poor shooting seemed to plague the Bears on the basketball court last week.  Burke County fell to Laney on Tuesday, 67-49, to Cross Creek on Friday, 76-61, and to Butler on Saturday, 79-52.  More...

Eagles, Lady Eagles struggle to score

The Eagles and Lady Eagles of Faith Christian Academy are hoping for some victories as the season dwindles down.  The girls most recently dropped three games, losing to Alleluia School, 30-13, Edmund Burke, 43-22, and Curtis Baptist, 56-7.  More...

Obituaries

James Robert “Bobby” Braswell

Waynesboro, GA - James Robert Braswell “Bobby”, age 78, of Waynesboro, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 17, 2019  More...

Betty Hickman Quick

Mrs. Betty Jean Hickman Quick, 84, of Hawkinsville, Ga. passed away Monday, January 21, 2019 at Pine Pointe Hospice in Macon, Ga. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 24, 2019 in the chapel of Clark Funeral Home with Rev. More...

Norris Dean Strickland

The funeral service for Norris Dean Strickland, age 61, who died Sunday, January 20, 2019 at his residence, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 24 , 2019 at the Burke Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. More...