January 30, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Wendy’s set to open

The new Wendy’s restaurant in Waynesboro is about to open. According to a spokesman for the company, the area’s newest eatery will be serving Frosties and burgers by next Wednesday, Feb. More...

News

EBA using high-tech in classrooms

The world is constantly changing. Technology is becoming more and more prevalent each and every day. In the last couple of years, educators across the globe have found ways to implement this new technology in the education process.  More...

POSEY NAMED NEW PRODUCTION ASSISTANT AT COUNTRY FINANCIAL OFFICE

Emily Posey of Waynesboro recently earned the insurance licenses needed to become a production assistant in the office of local Country Financial Representative Brian Kirkland  More...

Planters EMC, Jefferson Energy and Oglethorpe Power present large Burke tax payment

Officials from Planters EMC, Jefferson Energy Cooperative and Oglethorpe Power Corp. recently presented Oglethorpe Power’s 2018 ad valorem tax payment of $22,540,848.00 to the Burke County Tax Commissioner’s office.  More...

For The Record

Burke EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 86 patients’ calls during the past week. Of those, 56 were transported, including 34 to Augusta hospitals and one to another out of county hospital. More...

Middle schooler sentenced to one year for bringing gun to school

A 15-year-old will spend the next year of his life in confinement after bringing a loaded gun to school.  More...

Man arrested for post office burglary

A 34 year-old Thomson man is facing state and federal charges for robbing the Keysville Post Office On Jan. 23. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

TUESDAY, FEB. 5  First Tuesday at Liberty, 107 E. 7th Street from noon-1. Pastor Cedric Carswell will preach from John 3 and together we will enjoy complimentary lunch, singing, and prayer. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Special Service  Jubilee Christian Worship Center, Girard, will host guest speaker, Nancy Lee Haney, president of Point of Hope Ministries in Nikiski, Alaska, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31. The Rev. More...

School News

STAR

BURKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL   STAR student name: Rosemary Durant  Hometown: Waynesboro  Parents: Alan and Gina Durant  College plans: Majoring in aerospace engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville  More...

Williams is ‘True Citizen’ award recipient

Waynesboro Primary School’s Ryan Williams received the “True Citizen” award last week for going above and beyond the call of duty. More...

Two teens sentenced following gang feud

Two local teens will serve time following a gang-related shooting earlier this month.  More...

Huddle House is back!

Local residents no longer have to wait to fill the craving they have for hash browns, waffles or pancakes any time of day. More...

Editorial

NEVER DIET AGAIN… EVER!

Dieting is causing harm to adults and children alike. Dieting is bad for your mental and physical health and “diets” do not work!  More...

Political Cartoon

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 years ago – February 4, 2009  Dollar General opened a new store just north of Sardis on Highway 24.  Waynesboro officials gave the go-ahead for the construction of a fishing dock on Jones Lake. More...

Sports

Burke County basketball still hopeful for region

The Burke County Lady Bears basketball team finished up last week with two region wins.  On Tuesday, they stomped Richmond Academy 72-26, and then defeated Baldwin 55- 46 on Friday night.  Head coach Leslie Lawrence said that against Baldwi More...

Eagles, Lady Eagles victorious over Trinity

Their patience paid off.  After a season of learning and working on building its basketball program, Faith Christian Academy celebrated with two varsity wins last week as the Eagles and Lady Eagles teams each defeated Trinity Christian School in More...

Deadline nearing for recreation sports

It’s time to play ball at the Burke County Recreation Department.  More...

Obituaries

Brenda Bell Babb Britt

Waynesboro – Brenda Bell Babb Britt, 68, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at Doctor’s Hospital.  More...

Brooke N. McManus

Hephzibah – Brooke N. McManus, 43, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 25, 2019. She was born on August 23, 1975, in Savannah, GA to the late Richard Allen and Audrey DeLoach Williams.  More...

Daniel Lee Allen

Waynesboro, GA- Mr. Daniel Lee Allen, age 52, entered into eternal rest on January 22, 2019. Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 2, 2019, 1:00 p.m. at Haven Munnerlyn United Methodist Church, 549 Barron Street, Waynesboro, GA. More...