April 3, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

News

New executive director hired for development authority

The Development Authority of Burke County has hired its new executive director.  More...

Burke County natives launch jobs training program

This year, two Burke County natives are going the extra mile to bring jobs and resources to their hometown.  More...

Clean and Beautiful

The City of Waynesboro recently held its annual Clean and Beautiful Campaign throughout the city, and according to Mayor Greg Carswell, it was a huge success.  More...

Sports

Spartans remain undefeated in region baseball

The Spartans added two more region wins to their record last week, keeping them at the head of the 4-AA pack.  More...

Spartan golf team prepares for region

The Edmund Burke Academy golf team finished up the regular season with two nine-hole matches last week. They played at The Harbor Club against Gatewood and at Westlake Country Club against Augusta Prep and Briarwood.  More...

Johnson gets region win in Spartan tennis

The Edmund Burke tennis team had an incredibly busy, yet successful week. Before the region tournament on Thursday, the Spartans played a match on both Monday and Tuesday and held a scrimmage against Faith Christian Academy on Wednesday.  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...

Vogtle employee killed in crash

A Plant Vogtle employee was killed Sunday afternoon after crashing into a power pole.  According to statements from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, Earl Drayton, 43, of Barnwell, S.C., was involved in a single vehicle crash on Ebenezer More...

City officers, firefighters honored for saving lives

At the opening of the City of Waynesboro’s council meeting on Monday night, a group of local heroes was honored for saving the lives of eight individuals involved in a house fire in the early morning hours on Friday.  More...

Editorial

JUST SHUT UP AND LISTEN

I know I'm not from this generation, so I have to share that the words 'shut up' were not allowed in my parents' household. If someone slipped, my mother would scold us and remind us to use the terms 'hush' or 'be quiet'. More...

Political Cartoon

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – APRIL 8, 2009  The Burke County Board of Education voted to contract with Ombudsman Educational Services for the operation of the county’s alternative school. More...

For The Record

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS•MAR. 25-31

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Burke EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency answered 29 fire calls during the week ending March 31. More...

Obituaries

Superior Court Judge William Marvin Fleming, Jr.

The Honorable William Marvin Fleming, Jr. departed life on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Judge Fleming was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on October 20, 1924. He soon moved to Augusta at age six. More...

Kenneth Eugene Lichtenfels

Kenneth Eugene Lichtenfels of Waynesboro, Ga. died suddenly on Sunday, March 31. He was 82. More...

Lizzie Lee Smith

Alexander, GA- Mrs. Lizzie Lee Smith, age 83, entered into eternal rest on March 29, 2019. A Homegoing Celebration for Mrs. Smith will be held Saturday, April 6, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at St. John Baptist Church, 2173 Davis Bennett Road, Midville, GA. More...

School News

BCHS students get hands-on training

Burke County High School’s Law and Public Safety Essential class recently visited Plant Vogtle and Augusta Technical College/Augusta Police Academy. More...

Science fair winners

Burke County Middle School held its annual science fair recently, and the winning projects included research on the amount of bacteria growing on common household items and the most effective cleaner, which brand of ground chuck contains the least am More...

Mayor’s Youth Council sworn in

Recently Waynesboro Mayor Greg Carswell swore in members of the newly formed Mayor’s Youth Council. More...