Runoff Election Results, Burke County

Burke County Results for Aug. 11 Runoff Election. For statewide results, go to   Republican Ballot                                                             Democratic Ballot Governor                                                                  Secretary of State Nathan Deal     259                                                     Gail Buckner                64 Karen Handel  600                                                     Georganna Sinkfield 172 Attorney General Sam Olens            290 Preston W. Smith  479 Commissioner of Insurance Ralph T. Hudgens 408 […]

Burke Happenings

BCHS – New Student Registration New student registration will continue with two sessions at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 11. A parent/guardian and the student will need to attend only one session and should arrive 10-15 minutes early to complete paperwork. The student’s birth certificate, shot record, proof of residency and last report card are required. For […]

Church News

Green’s Cut Green’s Cut United Methodist Church will have its 2010 revival 7 p.m., Sunday-Thursday, Aug. 22-26. The Rev. Roger Browning of New Hope Christian Church in Alberta, Va. will be the evangelist. A light supper will be served each night at 6 p.m. There will be special music each night. Green Branch Green Branch Baptist Church and its featured […]

Dixie Divas


A while back, a transplanted Yankee sat down beside me at a luncheon and proceeded to explain what had compelled her to uproot herself from generations of Northern influence and move South. “I was visiting a friend here and one of her neighbors had stopped by to visit with her three-year-old in tow,” the woman recalled. “The little girl started […]

Don Lively


I was getting ready for a dressy event and needed an unbiased opinion, so I consulted one of the bevy of female relatives I rely on for such advice. “How would this tie look with this shirt?” asked. “Like monkey butt. Why do you even have a tie like that? This is the twenty-first century!” I just smiled and wore […]

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Can you believe Augusta Technical College’s Waynesboro Campus is celebrating its 10th birthday? It hardly seems a decade ago that we all gathered outside to see the big unveiling. That summer was nearly as hot as this one, and the entry way of the school was decorated with large arches of balloons. It must have been the heat that made […]

A bitter taste of racial discrimination

Editor’s note: Burke County Commissioner Lucious Abrams is one of the plaintiffs in the case referred to in this article. Jim Hightower, a former Texas Agriculture Commissioner, is a radio commentator, writer and public speaker. I don’t know how the corn is doing this year, but Washington is producing a bumper crop of irony for America’s black farmers. In the […]

Political Cartoon

Injured toddler released from ICU

A Waynesboro toddler who suffered severe head injuries a month ago has been released from the intensive care unit. Kiley Burke was released from the MCGHealth Children’s Medical Center pediatric ICU earlier this week and is expected to enter a rehabilitation center in the coming days. The 22-month-old girl spent most of the past month in the pediatric ICU while […]