August 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Reward increased in three cold cases

Burke County Sheriff Alfonzo Williams is turning up the heat on three cold cases. He has placed a $12,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals involved in three cases involving murdered or missing persons.  More...

News

United Way celebrates 2016's success

While the theme for the luncheon centered on a carnival, no one was clowning around when it came time to discuss raising money for the United Way. More...

Sid Cox Insurance earns top honor

Sid Cox Insurance Agency in Waynesboro recently earned top honors from Grange Insurance for the second year in a row. The agency received the Grange Insurance Prestigious Leadership Circle Designation for 2015 and 2016. More...

Brentwood gets national quality service award

Brentwood Health & Rehabilitation Center in Waynesboro has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Bronze - Commitment to Quality Award.  More...

For The Record

WPD Officer completes speed detection training

Justin Rowland of the Waynesboro Police Department recently completed a LIDAR Speed Measurement course taught by the Georgia Police Academy. More...

Burke County EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 108 patients' calls the week of Aug. 7-13. Of those calls, 70 were transported, including 33 to Augusta hospitals.  More...

Board urges parents to voice concerns

One parent’s unhappy Facebook posts about curriculum at the high school were met with quick action once word reached the top of the ladder.  More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

THURSDAY, AUG. 17  The Burke County Farm- To-School Program will hold its weekly Farmers Market 4-6 p.m. at the Southern Bank Pavilion located on 855 Liberty St., Waynesboro. The farmers market is now accepting EBT payments.   More...

Paul Ellis Herrington

Mr. Paul Ellis Herrington, 35, of Perkins entered into rest on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.  More...

Agnes Golden

Mrs. Agnes Golden of Waynesboro, 62, entered into eternal rest on Aug. 14, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Roberson Grove Baptist Church, 985 Highway 24 West, Waynesboro. Interment will be in the church cemetery. More...

Qualifying period for local offices begins next week

A number of local offices will be up for election in November, and those interested in pursuing candidacy have next week to throw their names in the running.  Qualifying opens for municipal offices in the cities of Waynesboro, Sardis, Midville More...

Commissioners name physician to authority

By a 3-2 vote, Burke County commissioners removed a member of the hospital authority and replaced him with a local doctor. Businessman Rickie Blackburn was replaced by Dr. Joe Jackson Jr. More...

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – AUGUST 22, 2007  Former Waynesboro Mayor George DeLoach and current Vice-Mayor Pauline Jenkins both announced they would be candidates to replace Jesse Stone as the city’s top elected official. More...

SCRIBBLINGS

So, yea, I journal.  Don't you?  More...

Sports

Spartans to play Jaguars in first regular season game

The Edmund Burke Academy Spartan football team will travel to Thomas Jefferson Academy this Friday night for their first regular game of the season. More...

Lady Spartans start out season 0-2

The Lady Spartans were defeated by the Lady Eagles of David Emanuel Academy on Thursday, Aug. 10, with a score of 14-1.  More...

Netters dig into a new year

The Burke County volleyball team started its season on the road playing Washington- Wilkes High School. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Sunday Night Concert  Rosemont Baptist Church, 522 Hwy 25 N, Waynesboro, will host its Aug. Sunday night concerts featuring well known singers. More...

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