February 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Another successful year

The 2018 Taste of Burke County drew a large crowd, as attendees showed up to celebrate Mardi Gras and raise money for the Wimberly House Ministries. More...

News

Fields is county STAR student

Burke County High School senior Dawson Fields received the title of Burke County STAR student Monday night during the annual banquet hosted by the Waynesboro Exchange Club. More...

Narconon urges public to be aware of addiction and exposure symptoms

According to recent information released by Narconon New Life Retreat, most states across the U.S. are struggling to quell a worsening opiate epidemic while meth use continues to be a huge problem. More...

East Georgia Cancer Coalition awarded grant to provide screening mammograms

Thanks to the United Breast Cancer Foundation (UBCF), the East Georgia Cancer Coalition (EGCC) in Athens can now extend its services. More...

Sports

Spartans win final games of regularseason

The Edmund Burke Academy Spartans hosted rival Pinewood Patriots last Tuesday for senior night, and after being blown out by the Patriots earlier in the season, were seeking a big region win. More...

Season over for EBA middle school basketball

After replacing four starters from the previous season, the middle school Spartans of Edmund Burke Academy, led by coach Ben Skinner, went 6-6 in their 2017-2018 season.  More...

Middle school Lady Spartans finish season 5-7

Edmund Burke Academy’s middle school girls basketball team, led by coach Monika Mobley, finished out their season with a 5-7 record.  More...

Obituaries

Frances Sikes Skinner

Frances Sikes Skinner, age 80, of Waynesboro, entered into rest Wednesday, February 14, 2018. She and her husband owned and operated Skinner Service Station for many years. More...

William Dean Long

William Dean Long, age 89, of Lawrenceville, Ga. passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018.  Dean was born in Girard, Ga.. More...

Marion Whitfield

Mr. Marion Whitfield of Grovetown, age 57, entered into eternal rest on February 8, 2018. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 1714 Olive Rd, Augusta, GA. More...

Legals

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Airport expansion approved

Burke County Commissioners have voted to provide up to $800,000 in matching funds in order to procure about $3 million in state funds to extend the runway at the Burke County Airport.  Gov. More...

More possible drug dealers arrested

Five more men are behind bars following an investigation by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office that involved drug dealing in Waynesboro.  More...

Preschoolers on l-o-v-e

The little ones really do have a lot to say! This week, we spent time with local pre-K students across the county and got their take on what to wear on a date to why we celebrate Valentine's Day in the first place. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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THE TRUE MEASURE

It was one of those times when I couldn't decide what to write about.  It happens.  Even with all the doings in my life and the lives of my friends and kin, there are occasions when I strike a dry hole. More...

FACTS AND DO THEY MATTER

A fact is defined as a thing that is indisputably the case. A random search of the internet reveals several established and accepted facts. “The gravity between the Earth and the Moon causes the tides on Earth. More...

For The Record

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS•FEB. 5-11

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Burke County EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency answered 88 patients' calls the week of Feb.5-11. Of those, 71 were transported. More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

REPORT FEB. 19

Jurors have been drawn for the Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge Ashley Wright presiding. Jurors are to report 9 a.m., Monday, Feb. More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES   More...

Church News

Church news

Lenten Services  The Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association will observe the 40-day Lenten season with 7 p.m. services weekly, beginning on Ash Wednesday. More...

School News

Bebras Challenge high scorers from BCHS

Three Burke County High School seniors were high scorers in the “Bebras Challenge,” and they have been invited to compete in the regional finals. More...

Beta Club members advance to national competition

Burke County High School’s chapter of the National Beta Club returned home from the State Convention with four students advancing to the national level. Janessa Jones, Chloe Smith and Rebekah Smith were all recognized as Premiere Dancers.  More...