March 13, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Panel votes to honor Crockett

The Burke County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday requesting that the state designate a portion of Highway 56 North in honor of former board chairman Wayne Crockett.  Crockett, who died in May 2017, had served on th More...

News

Grand opening for new dealership

Owner Beth Grant (center), assisted by Waynesboro Mayor Greg Carswell, did the honors last week at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Waynesboro Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership. More...

Burke Apollo Nights ready for round two

It’s time for another series of Apollo Nights in Burke County, and $2,000 is up for grabs.  More...

FBC hosts youth choir on Sunday

The First Baptist Church of Waynesboro will host the youth choir from First Baptist Church of Eastman this Sunday evening.  Dr. More...

Sports

Bears claim two region wins

The Bears baseball team added two region victories to their record last week after defeating both Cross Creek and ARC.  On Tuesday, the Bears fought a hard battle against Cross Creek’s Razorbacks, taking a late game lead after entering the More...

First golf tourney in the books for Bears

They may be young but they’re competitive, and that’s one thing that will help push the Bears’ golf teams to success this season.  More...

Region chances look good for Bears tennis

Now that they have a few matches under their belts and region play has begun, the Bears tennis teams are showing they’ve got what it takes to be competitive this season.  After competing against Jenkins County last week (the girls lost 2-3 More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

FRIDAY, MARCH 15  The Burke County Library will hold movie night featuring Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis from 2:30-4 p.m. in the auditorium. Bring a friend, find a seat and enjoy some action. Popcorn and drinks will be served. More...

Church News

Church News

Lenten Services  The Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association will observe the 40-day Lenten season with 7 p.m. services weekly, beginning on Ash Wednesday. More...

Federal sweep ends in two local arrests

Two Burke County men are among 26 people, including associates of a violent criminal street gang, who have been indicted on drugs and firearms charges after a series of investigations in Georgia and South Carolina. More...

Sexual predator monitoring curtailed

Because of a Georgia Supreme Court ruling last week, law enforcement officers are no longer allowed to electronically monitor sex offenders deemed “sexually dangerous predators” once they have completed their probation or parole sentences More...

Editorial

TAMING YOUR GREMLIN

“There is a gremlin within you and he is the narrator within your head”. – Richard D. Carson  More...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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Burke County deputy assists neighboring county

A Burke County deputy was able to help out a neighboring law enforcement agency last week.  Sgt. More...

Burke Grand Jury returns true bills

The October 2018 term Grand Jury returned the following True Bills of indictment during the March 7, 2019 session.  Calvin Lamont Powell, Jr.: violation of street gang terrorism and prevention (34 counts); aggravated assault (8 counts); possessi More...

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Obituaries

Carroll Lee “Khaki” Herrington

Mr. Carroll Lee Herrington, better known as “Khaki”, passed away at Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Facility on March 9, 2019, at the age of 91. More...

Ray Grant Mahaffey, Jr.

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Ray Grant Mahaffey Jr., age 65, of Jefferson, who passed away on March 10, 2019. Mr. Mahaffey was born in Waynesboro, Georgia, a son to the late Ray Grant Mahaffey Sr. More...

School News

Real Women Read

Students at Waynesboro Primary School got to see that real women really do read when 55 local women stepped up to attend the Real Women Read event on Friday. More...

FNB’s Education First Fund

Two Burke County educators were chosen to receive grants this fall from First National Bank’s Education First Fund. More...