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THURSDAY, NOV. 7 Burke County Retired Educators Association will meet, 3 p. m,. at the Burke County Senior Citizens Center in Waynesboro. Tax Commissioner Marian S. Jackson is guest speaker. SATURDAY, NOV. 9 Edmund Burke Chapter National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution will meet, 10:30 a.m., at the Burke County Library. Program will be on DAR Crossnore School […]


U.S. Congressman John Barrow met with local economic development officials Monday. Barrow, right center, is shown with Burke County Chamber Executive Ashley Roberts ,Economic Development Director Jerry Long and development authority member Billy Hopper. The group discussed progress at Plant Vogtle Units 3 & 4 and local industrial development efforts, including the need for utilities at the county’s undeveloped industrial […]


The Diamonds are playing in Waynesboro. On Thursday, Nov. 14, the pop music legends will be in concert at the Burke County Office Park Auditorium, 7 p.m., as part of the Waynesboro- Burke Concert Series. The original quartet rose to prominence in the 1950s and early 1960s with 16 Billboard hits including “The Stroll” and “Little Darlin,’” which has sold […]

Voting process for beef commission underway

Georgia cattle producers have until Dec. 31 to make sure they have a say in the proposed new commodity commission for beef. That’s the deadline for signing up with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to receive a ballot for voting in a state referendum that will determine if an assessment of up to $1 per head is collected to fund […]

Local mother hopes for kidney transplant

Diane Gresham remembers when lupus stopped her from working. For years, she’d enjoyed helping customers at Alltel and then as assistant manager at the Jet Food Store in Waynesboro. But in 2011, after living with lupus for several years already, the arthritis became too much to bear on the job. Last December, kidney failure set in and has demanded regular […]

Grant funds iPads for Blakeney

Learning is coming to life in a new way for students at Blakeney Elementary School. Students with special needs have started using iPads to learn new concepts, thanks to a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The foundation awarded $1,500 to BES to purchase the iPads for the program. The grant to BES was one of 650 Dollar General […]

Middle school teacher competes on Jeopardy!

The clue: This local teacher was one of only 15 nationwide competing in the Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament in Los Angeles. The answer: Who is Becky Giardina? Giardina, a social studies teacher at Burke County Middle School, spent nearly a week in Los Angeles for the Teachers Tournament, which features 15 school teachers from across the nation battling it out on […]

Burke County Jail Bookings October 28- November 3

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Edmund Burke Academy’s One Act Play team is Georgia Independent School Association’s 2013 2AA Runner up. The cast and crew made a big impression Oct. 28 with their performance of Imperfect Proposal. Peter Cates was tapped by the judges as the Best Actor; and classmates Emily Hill and Anna Marie Blackburn received All Star Cast Awards. Today (Wednesday) the team […]