Schools could let in, get out later next year

Some Burke County students might get to sleep in a little next school term. A proposal made to the Burke County Board of Education at its meeting last week would adjust school times, starting and ending the school day later, to save cash. Transportation director Leonard Hill developed the plan, which would allow his department to double-run school buses that […]

Extension Service will ‘absolutely’ fill county coordinator opening

The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service does not have any plans to leave Burke County without a local Extension Coordinator. Lannie Lanier, district Extension director, said that the position, which was left vacant by Will Duffie, will “absolutely” be filled. “We have no plans to leave the position vacant for a long time,” Lanier said, though acknowledging that the […]

6th-grade contest underway

If I Were Mayor

Waynesboro Mayor George DeLoach wants to get an earful from local sixth-graders. The annual “If I Were Mayor” essay contest is underway, providing students a chance to tell city officials what Waynesboro would be like if they were elected mayor. Last year’s winning essay was written by Edmund Burke Academy sixth-grader Seth Paulk and included his ideas about using Waynesboro’s […]

Celebrate … Remember … Fight back

Kickoff festivities were held for the 2008 Burke County Relay For Life campaign last Thursday. There, committee members presented awards for outstanding teams from last year, recognized cancer survivors and caregivers and revealed plans for the 2008 Relay. The event will take place Friday-Saturday, May 2-3, beginning with registration at 6 p.m. and lasting until 7 a.m. As this is […]

Boss Hog partners with Mr. Golf Carts

KCBS sanctioned

Boss Hog has found a home. Waynesboro’s May 9-10 cook-off will not only be an official Kansas City Barbeque Society event – cooking teams can stretch out on some major acreage at the Mr. Golf Carts Warehouse and Distribution Center (old Perfection Schwank complex) off Highway 56 North. Organizers had been searching for the right spot since last spring, and […]

Rec. dept. complex to be named for Broxton

Come Saturday, the Burke County Recreation Department complex will have a new name. The complex, located on Burke Veterans Parkway, will become Jonathan Broxton Park – named for the now Los Angeles Dodgers’ star who grew up playing ball on those very fields. The decision was made final last Tuesday, Jan. 8, when the Burke County Board of Commissioners voted […]

Manager hired for UGA ag facility near Midville

A new superintendent for the Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center near Midville took over this month, showing a sure sign of the facility’s revitalization. Anthony Black will oversee operations at the facility, which is owned by the University of Georgia. The center was revived last January after public outcry from the agricultural community when it became known that the […]

Nominations sought for Citizen, Small Business of the Year

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce wants to know who made a difference in 2007. The chamber is accepting nominations for Burke County’s Citizen of the Year and Small Business of the Year now through Feb. 1. Nomination forms are available at the East Sixth Street office in Waynesboro or by calling 706- 554-5451. Winners will be announced Thursday, Feb. […]

It’s alive!

A Burke County couple enlisted the help of deputies and DNR rangers after their Monday morning road kill turned out to be anything but dead. The pair had been traveling on Herndon Road when a doe stepped in front of their compact car. Presuming it dead, they put it in their trunk with plans to have it processed for venison. […]

Absentee voting is underway

Absentee voting has begun for the Feb. 5 Presidential Preference Primary election. Ballots will be available in the Burke County Board of Elections and Registration Office, located in the courthouse, until 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. Those wishing to cast their votes by mail should call the office at 706-554-7457 to obtain an Absentee Ballot application. Those votes must be […]