April 25, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Blakeney Elementary students create school newspaper

Fourth grade Discovery students at Blakeney Elementary have revitalized an old tradition, giving their parents and teachers something to reminisce and introducing their schoolmates to a timeless form of communication.  More...

News

Dairy Judging Team Finds Success at State Contest

The State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest teaches students to evaluate a situation, make a decision, and provide reasons for their decision…all through looking at cows! More...

Barefield tapped as Music Alumna of the Year

A woman who spent 25 years in Burke classrooms, inspiring and teaching students to find their voices, was recently recognized by her college alma mater.  More...

First National among top banks

Waynesboro's First National Bank has been recognized as one of the top 200 healthiest banks in America by Deposit- Accounts.com, a subsidiary of Lending Tree.  More...

For The Record

Stolen vehicle, drugs recovered

Two car thieves found themselves in more trouble after a vehicle search led to drugs and a handgun.  More...

Tragala is ‘Officer of the Quarter’

The Waynesboro Police Department recently recognized officer Samir Tragala as the “Officer of the Quarter” for his dedication and outstanding service during the first quarter of 2018. More...

Burke EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 106 patients' calls the week of April 16-22. Eighty-three of the patients were transported, including 42 to Augusta hospitals.  The agency also answered 17 fire calls during the week. More...

Obituaries

James "Rickie" Blackburn

James “Rickie” Blackburn, 58, entered into rest Wednesday, April 18, 2018. He was born in Albany, Georgia and was a longtime resident of Waynesboro.  More...

Jackie Davis McIlwain

Mrs. Jackie Davis McIlwain, 67, wife of Mr. Horace McIlwain, entered into rest on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Augusta University Medical Center.  Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. More...

Thomas Hillis

Thomas Hillis of Keysville (formerly of Sylvania), age 88, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at University Hospital in Augusta, GA. He was born in Sylvania, GA to the late Jinks T. More...

26-year-old shot at apartment complex

The Waynesboro Police Department is seeking information related to a shooting which took place at Burkestone Place Apartments Monday morning.  More...

CALENDAR

Several events are taking place across Burke County over the next week. More...

Editorial

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Editor:  It's 4 p.m. when I arrive. Where are the street vendors, the open shops? Why aren't there any tables, chairs or umbrellas set up? Can't get a soft drink or a cool draft beer. But, more importantly, why aren't the oysters ready? More...

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LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – APRIL 30, 2008  An audit showed that Burke County had paid over $1.5 million in overtime pay to employees in the previous year.   More...

Sports

Spartans drawing closer to end of season

The Edmund Burke Academy varsity baseball team (9-9) fell to its first opponent of the week after a hard fought battle against the Trinity Christian Crusaders on Tuesday, April 17. In an eight-inning game, the Spartans were defeated 5-4.  More...

Spartan tennis team wraps up season with great finish

Six members of the Edmund Burke Academy tennis team competed in the state tennis tournament April 16-17, and one of the doubles duos made school history.  Seniors Julia Conner and Sydney Quick earned their way into the top four in AAA state play More...

EBA athletes advance to state track

On Wednesday, April 18, the Edmund Burke Academy track team traveled to Georgia Southern University to compete in the region track meet. Ten athletes placed in the top four spots and advanced to the state meet.  More...

Burke Happenings

What's Next?

FRIDAY, APRIL 27  The Burke County Master Gardeners will hold the 17th annual plant sale with a variety of plant and flower species of interest to growers of many kinds of gardens. More...

School News

FCA Students of the Month

Faith Christian Academy recently recognized a number of students who were chosen as Planters Electric Students of the Month for the month of April. These students were recognized for demonstrating patience.  More...