2013-08-21

American legion Post #120 elects new officers



Waynesboro American Legion Post #120 Burke Light Infantry Officers were recently installed at the Legion Hall on Liberty Street. At right, former Commander Leroy Bell Jr. passed the gavel to the new Commander James Reeves. Above, the slate of officers includes Judge Advocate Walter Degenhardt, Chaplain Bill Tinley, Service Officer Stan Driver, Vice Commander Nick DeLaigle Jr., Commander Reeves, Adjutant […]

Burke Co. Bear selected for showcase in Orlando



While attending an Offense-Defense Camp over the summer, Burke County High School junior William Eli Osborne Jr. was named a camp All-American. He was invited to participate in the 8th annual Offense-Defense Bowl Week festivities that will take place at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. Osborne, a defensive back for the Bears, was selected by a committee from among […]

Lady Bears hit the court



The Lady Bears volleyball team is 2-2 after one week of regular season play. The team, which includes seven seniors and four returning starters, already has 28 kills on the books. Amber McGee leads with 7, and Kaila Bates has 6. The Lady Bears have collectively recorded 42 serve aces as well. During their recent match against Liberty County, Meshia […]

The Spartan Scamper



The Edmund Burke Academy Alumni Association hosted its first Spartan Scamper 5K walk/run last Saturday, welcoming more than 100 participants to pound the pavement for a good cause. All proceeds from the race will be used to fund senior scholarships, update technology for the school and help with special school projects throughout the year. The race route consisted of 3 […]

Capital One Bowl, here they come



The Edmund Burke Academy Middle School cheer team has been asked to perform in the halftime show at the Capital One Bowl. Their invitation came after they made a big impression at summer camp. The girls placed first overall, first in dance and were named first superior squad. The team includes, sitting: Julia Conner, Beth Dasher, Caroline McTeer, Alana Mims, […]

Delivering students 13 years



On July 24th, Burke County Public Schools Transportation Department attended their annual bus driver safety meeting. After the meeting, Transportation Director Leonard Hill and Assistant Director Clary Dishmond recognized to retiring BCPS bus driver, Evelyn Gilchrist. A plaque and rocking chair were presented to Gilchrist for her 13 years of service. “She was a tremendous asset to our department and […]

FFA members attend Officer Leadership Retreat



Members of the Burke County High FFA Chapter recently attended their annual FFA officer retreat, which was held at Tybee Island. The retreat is a personal development event for these 10-12th grade FFA members who decided last year to become more involved in the FFA and hold leadership positions in the organization. During the threeday conference, the officers were encouraged […]

Burke County Jail Bookings August 12-18



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Spencer, Strallow exchange vows



Miss Meghan Leigh Spencer became the bride of Brendan James Strallow on Saturday, April 21, 2013 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Gwinnett in Lawrenceville, Ga. with the Rev. Jan Taddeo officiating. The bride is the daughter of Roger and Valerie Spencer of Waynesboro. The groom is the son of Elizabeth Obarr of Placitas, N. M. and the late Daniel […]