Run-Off Election 2008

                                                                                                                   last updated 9:29 p.m.  Board of Education Race, District 3  – Final    Total Greens Cut Four Points Absentee Lynn Crews 613 178   256 179  Barrett Wimberly (incumbent) 580 178   145   257     U.S. Senate race: sos.georgia.gov/elections/election_results/2008_1202/003.htm Public Service Comissioner: sos.georgia.gov/elections/election_results/2008_1202/015.htm Court of Appeals: sos.georgia.gov/elections/election_results/2008_1202/swappeals.htm

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Authorities release footage of high school water bottle bomb

 The Burke County Sheriff’s Office has released video footage of a small explosion that sent Burke County High School students into a panic in October.  Investigators say they are making the footage public "so students, parents and all concerned citizens may review this incident and help in the ongoing investigation." The explsoive was made by filling a water bottle with […]

Burke County High School –“The Works”

Burke County High School –"The Works"

County worker dies after wreck

Burke County employee Andrew Doyle, 56, died Saturday from injuries he received when he was thrown off a tractor last week. He’d been hospitalized at MCGHealth with severe head injuries since Tuesday when the county tractor he was driving was clipped by a log truck on Highway 23. Funeral arrangements are still incomplete.

Cousins arrested for murder of teen

Two cousins have turned themselves in for the Saturday morning murder of 16-year-old Tyrone Simpson Cates Jr. of Sardis. Christopher Derik Chance, 22, of Millen, and his first cousin Raymond "Trey" Sapp, 17, of Waynesboro are being held at Burke County Jail on charges of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. According to Capt. […]

Structures burn on Millhaven, Wade plantations

The state fire marshall will investigate three early morning fires on two plantations that stretch over the Burke County line. According to an EMA spokesperson, a house and hunting club on Wade Plantation went up in flames around 1:40 a.m. today (Wednesday). At the same time, Screven County firefighters were trying to put out a fire at a historic depot on the nearby Millhaven Plantation.  Both plantations are owned […]

Jaycees begin collecting for Empty Stocking

The time has come again to open your hearts (and wallets!) to help local children have a Christmas to remember. The Waynesboro Jaycees will begin their annual Christmas tree sales this Friday, Nov. 28, and proceeds will benefit the group’s Empty Stocking Fund campaign. The trees will be sold from 5- 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. on […]

Taking it to the state

Hospital adds infant security measure

Babies born at Burke Medical Center will soon be wearing bracelets. The hospital authority voted last week to approve the purchase of a special security system to prevent infant abductions. The AccuTech Infant Security System uses armbands and a perimeter alarm system on the obstetric hall to alert hospital personnel if a baby is taken from the appropriate area. The […]