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CLASS IS IN WITH ‘COWBOY MIKE’

Professor Emeritus Mike Searles took on a nickname and western attire to speak to the black experience out West

Beneath his black hat and behind his boisterous laugh beats the heart of a diligent historian. Michael N. More...

Grand openings

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening and ribbon cutting of two local businesses last week. On Wednesday, ceremonies were held at Waynesboro Family Dentistry, pictured above, which is located at 256 Hopkins Corner Drive. More...

Bee Happenings

February was a busy month with Arbor Day celebrations, and now we are seeing the pollen dusting our cars signaling Spring is just around the corner! Our farmers are busy prepping the fields and pollinators are busy buzzing around seeking nectar. More...

For The Record

WFD organizes local fire safety program

A major key in keeping our community fire safe is awareness and education.  More...

Burke EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 93 patients’ calls during the past week. Of those, 65 resulted in transports, including 40 to Augusta hospitals. More...

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS•FEB. 25-MAR. 3

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Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Two-Night Revival Bishop Raymond Cooper and the Beech Branch Baptist Church family will hold a two-night revival March 7-8, at 7 nightly. The speaker will be Willie Evans, pastor of Givens Grove Baptist Church. More...

School News

CHAMPS graduation at BES

Blakeney Elementary school recently held its CHAMPS graduation ceremony for fifth-graders who completed the program. More...

Gough Lodge No. 419 donation

The Brothers of Gough Lodge No. 419 of Georgia donated a financial contribution in the amount of $400 to the Burke County Board of Education. The Lodge voted for the school system to transfer the $400 donation to the Concerned Citizens of Keysville. More...

BCHS Students Make History

Three Burke County High School students are making school history together. More...

New DUI test rules explained

Law enforcement officers are operating under a new set of rules when it comes to DUI breathalyzer tests.  On Monday, Feb. More...

Don't forget to spring forward on Sunday

Local fire officials are reminding folks that “springing forward” this weekend is not just about changing clocks.  Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 10, at 2 a.m., and Robert Parrish, Waynesboro’s Assistant Fire Ch More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – MARCH 11, 2009  An all time high of 67 sex offenders were registered in Burke County.. More...

PORCH NOISES

What on Earth was that?  I was sitting on the north porch scratching my worthless porch dog's ears when I heard something.  I had no idea what made the noise.  Living semi isolated in the woods, occasionally I hear sounds that I can't More...

Sports

Bears earn two more wins on the diamond

The Bears picked up two shutout victories before dropping their final game of the week on Saturday.  First, they defeated Swainsboro last Wednesday, 1-0, as Colby Baker and Evan Sebold combined to pitch the shutout. More...

Obituaries

Thomas Ray Knox

Girard, GA- Mr. Thomas Ray Knox, age 67, entered into eternal rest on March 2. 2019. Funeral services for Mr. Knox will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at Phinazee and Son Funeral Home Chapel, 404 West 8th Street, Waynesboro, GA. More...

Pearl Ruth Harden

Ms. Pearl Ruth Harden, age 61 of Fort Lauderdale, FL. entered into eternal rest on March 2, 2019. Celebration of Life for Ms. Pearl Ruth Harden will be held on Saturday March 9, 2019 1:30 p.m. More...

People

Miss Gaines to wed Mr. McDougald

Mark and Vera Gaines of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Veronika, to Mr. More...