August 15, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Vogtle projected cost increases by $1.1 billion

Georgia Power Company announced last week that its revised capital and construction cost forecast for its share of Vogtle Units 3 & 4 has increased from $7.3 billion to $8.4 billion, based on a revised cost-tocomplete estimate from Southern Nucle More...

News

BCCHS graduate joins elite group among military officers

Ronnie Haynes has achieved something few ever do; in fact, less than one percent of the United States Army’s total population has ever reached the rank. More...

City building inspector fired

The City of Waynesboro’s building inspector has been cut loose.  Marcus Cobb, who took the position nearly a decade ago, was fired last Thursday but reasons why have been sparse.  More...

Miss Jenkins to wed Mr. Stuart

Les and Sheila Jenkins of Sardis announce the engagement of their daughter, Jaimee Elizabeth, to Dillon Bernard Stuart of Sylvania, son of Stuart and Jerri Lynn Stuart.  The wedding is planned for Sunday, Dec. More...

Sports

Bears play preseason scrimmage against Jefferson County

The Burke County High School DAVIDBears had a preseason scrimmage against Jefferson County Friday, Aug. 10, winning 19-6. The Bears made it to the third round of state playoffs last year, being defeated by Marist 28-6. More...

Lady Bears head back to the diamond for 2018 season

The Burke County High School Lady Bears softball team has begun its season, dropping one and winning one in the first games this year. They played Lakeside High School Wednesday, Aug. More...

Lady Bears start season

The Burke County High School volleyball team began its season with an intrasquad scrimmage last Thursday, Aug. 9.  Head coach David Skinner said they are all grateful and excited about having their own, new volleyball facility.  More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Pine Hill Baptist Church  Pine Hill Baptist Church will celebrate its 149th Church Anniversary. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. followed by program at 11 a.m. The Rev. Virgil Lynch invites the public.  Revival  More...

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Three arrested on drug charges following traffic stop

Three more suspected drug dealers are behind bars following a traffic stop for speeding.  More...

Educational tablet program rolled out for Burke County inmates

“Do you hear that?” Maj. Chester Huffman says as he winds through the silent corridors of the Burke County Detention Center. More...

Editorial

KNOW THE RISKS! TALK WITH YOUR TEEN!

Parents, I no longer have teens at home, but if I did I would want to know about a new epidemic. Until recently I thought electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) were a great way for people trying to stop or cut down on smoking. More...

Political Cartoon

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WAITIN' AND WATCHIN'

I was in a serious staring contest with a hummingbird.  The hummingbird was winning.  More...

For The Record

Fight turns into brawl on second day of school

A fight between two male students at the Burke County Life Center school escalated into a brawl Wednesday, Aug. 8.  More...

Burke County EMA report

The burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 93 patients' calls during the week of August 6-12. Of those, 77 were transported, including 51 to Augusta hospitals. More...

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS•AUG. 6-12

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Obituaries

William Jesse Perry, Jr.

William Jesse Perry, Jr., 88, passed peacefully surrounded by family on August 7th at his home on Tybee Island. He was born in Girard, GA and lived most of his life in Savannah. More...

Deborah Tindal Brooks

Augusta, GA- Mrs. Deborah Tindal Brooks, age 57, entered into eternal rest on August 10, 2018. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 18, 2018, 3:00 p.m. at Watkinsville Baptist Church, 1681 GA Hwy 24 West, Waynesboro, GA. More...

Roger Moore

Waynesboro, GA- Mr. Roger Moore, age 72, entered into eternal rest on August 14, 2018. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 18, 2018, 2:00 p.m. at Beech Branch Baptist Church, 7586 GA Highway 24 S Sardis, GA. More...