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Wimberly Gala is Saturday

It may not be Fat Tuesday, but this weekend marks one of the largest food celebrations of the year.  More...

News

Teacher incorporates Harley into reading program - Free Access

After a dozen years of teaching, Ryan Williams has found a new way to think outside the box. He literally jumps on his Harley Davidson and drives out of that box, straight to the homes of his students. More...

Urgent need for type O negative blood donations

Shepeard Community Blood Center has an urgent and immediate need for Type O Negative blood.  Center spokesperson Ashley Whitaker said this week that, “all eligible donors are encouraged to donate at a mobile drive or at one of Shepeard&rsq More...

Highway 56 paving to delay travel here

Yesterday (Tuesday) Reeves Construction Company began final asphalt paving work along the State Highway 56 North widening project in Burke County. The public could see delays for two weeks.  More...

For The Record

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT FEB. 11

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2018 term of Superior Court criminal and/or civil session with Judge Daniel J. Craig presiding. Jurors are to report at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11 to the Burke County Courthouse.  More...

EMA answers 25 fire calls

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 25 fire calls during the past week.  They included 10 rescues, five brush/grass fires, one fire/ smoke alarm, three public service calls, two smoke scares, one structure fire, one vehicle More...

Local man charged in grain theft

Two men, including one from Burke County, face charges of felony theft by taking in Screven County after Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agents arrested them last week.  More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

SATURDAY, FEB. 9  The Burke County High School 2018 Fine Arts Showcase will be held at the BCHS auditorium Feb. 9. For details contact Victoria Price or Joey Franqui at vprice@burke.k12. ga.us, jfranqui@burke.k12. ga.us, or 706-554-6691. More...

Council upholds decision to terminate police lieutenant

Though he claims other officers were behind a plan to disrupt the police department, former Waynesboro Police Lt. More...

Longtime county employee killed in early morning crash

A Burke County Roads and Bridges employee was killed Wednesday, Jan. More...

Black History Month from its beginnings

We celebrate Black History Month every year by paying homage to many great African Americans - for their sacrifices and their achievements, but many people are unaware of its origin. More...

Editorial

WYSIWYG – WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET – AND AUTHENTICITY

WYSIWYG pronounced “wizzywig” is supposedly one of the best known acronyms. I’d never heard it. I asked around the office and “nope” nobody else had heard of this acronym either, that is until I asked Roy Chalker. More...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Editor,  I am writing to thank Waynesboro residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season.  More...

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Sports

Edmund Burke heads into region tourney as runners-up

Edmund Burke Academy’s varsity basketball teams both finished up the regular season seeded number two in region, and this week’s tournament will determine who the region champions are.  For the Lady Spartans, they took a win and a lo More...

Burke County wraps up season, prepare for region playoffs

The Burke County High School Bears and Lady Bears finished out their regular season on their home court on Tuesday, Jan. 29, against Thomson High School. The boys were defeated by a close 57-54 while the girls pulled out a big win, 57-31.  More...

Obituaries

William Proctor

Waynesboro, GA- Mr. William Proctor, age 79, entered into eternal rest on January 30, 2019. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 9, 2019, 2:00 p.m. at McKinnie Branch Baptist Church, 2919 River Road,  Waynesboro, GA. More...

Jordan Robert Miles, Sr.

Waynesboro, GA- Mr. Jordan Robert Miles, Sr., age 65, entered into eternal rest on February 4, 2019. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 9, 2019, 1:00 p.m. at Thomas Grove Baptist Church, 426 West 6th Street, Waynesboro, GA. More...

School News

Burke County public schools announce honor roll

The Burke County Public School System has released the names of honor roll students for the second nine weeks. Students named to the honor roll include:  BURKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL   Principal’s List  More...

BCHS Beta Club advances to nationals

Thirteen Burke County High School students left the state Beta Convention with an invitation to the national competition.  The annual state convention, which was held in Savannah, is a time for students to interact with fellow Betas across the More...

Planters EMC provides opportunities for local students

Planters Electric has two opportunities to help local students further their educational experiences. The two programs reach out to high school juniors and seniors, as well as undergraduate college students.  More...