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Call for Special Election

2019-07-17 E-Edition



When Herbert DeLaigle saw her coming in and out the door of White Way Cafe in Waynesboro, he knew she was something special. It was June of 1947. He was 22, and she was 16. One year later, on June 18, 1948, he took her hand and made her his bride, and from that day forward, Marilyn Frances DeLaigle became […]

Individuals, groups join forces to end violence


One by one, the different Greek organizations lit candles in prayer for a community crippled by teen violence. As the lights were dimmed, names began scrolling on a screen stationed just above the candles’ glow. “Who will be next?” Dr. Thaddeus Shubert rhetorically asked the group. Earlier in the evening, he shared a picture of himself at Georgia Southern University […]

Special election set for Sept. 17

A special election will be held to fill the vacancy of former county commission chairman Allen De- Laigle following his resignation last month. The decision was made during the board’s regular meeting on Tuesday, July 9, by unanimous vote. According to the Burke County Board of Elections Office, the special election will take place 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. […]

Highway dedication for late commissioner


Burke County is honoring a man who dedicated the majority of his adult life to serving the citizens here. On Friday, July 19, the board of commissioners and the Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a dedication ceremony and unveiling of the sign for the newly named R. Wayne Crockett Highway. This portion of Highway 56, which includes the area […]

Her career takes her all over the world

While her career is taking her to places all over the world, AnneNeil Chalker Piccone has never forgotten the roots that trace her back to Burke County, nor the people who pushed her to excel. From her office in Bridgewater, New Jersey, the 1990 Burke County High School graduate says she had so many amazing teachers who had an impact […]

Antique bottle show coming to Augusta

What do stamp collecting, coin collecting and antique bottle collecting have in common? Popularity-wise worldwide, they are number one, two and three – in that order. Number three is soon to become a hot topic in collectors’ conversations in the South, especially in Georgia and particularly in Augusta. That historic city on the upper Savannah River is the site of […]