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News

Business owner Ed Taylor dies at 69

Ed Taylor, a self-taught man and entrepreneur, died Monday, Aug. 3, at the University Hospital in Augusta after 10 years of battling heart disease. He was 69 years old. More...

Council continues delay on take-home vehicle decision

Waynesboro City Council tried once again to cull its fleet of take-home vehicles but ended up scheduling another meeting. More...

Trouble to rubble

An Academy Avenue eyesore is no more, thanks to recent media pressure put on Superior Court Judge Carl Brown. More...

For The Record

DNA leads to church burglar

A drop of blood helped solve a church burglary. George Michael Hinton, 37, has been charged with the May break-in of Heart of Jesus Church following a DNA match linking him to a blood splatter on a shattered window. Finding him was no problem. More...

Burglaries continue to plague Burke

Twelve more burglaries were reported this week, bringing Burke County's count to nearly 225 since January 1. More...

Knife-toting teen caught by homeowner

A heavily armed teenager was held at gunpoint by an offduty investigator who caught him trespassing. Steven Bridges, 19, of Hephzibah was arrested Monday night after Lee Goode, an investigator for the District Attorney's office, More...

Obituaries

Mr. Edward James "Ed" Taylor

Edward James "Ed" Taylor, 69, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at University Hospital after an extended illness. He was born April 21, 1940 in Jenkins County to the late W. P. Taylor and Brunell Brown Taylor. More...

Mrs. Martha Scott Bryant

Martha Scott Bryant, of Spread Oak Road, Keysville, Ga., entered into rest Thursday, July 30, 2009, at Burke Medical Center. Memorial services were held Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at 11 a.m. from the First Baptist Church of Waynesboro, with Dr. More...

Mrs. Edna Cook

Edna Cook, 57, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest on Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at Eisenhower Medical Center. Funeral services were held at noon on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at Bethel Baptist Church, Alexander, Ga., with the Rev. More...

School News

BOE approves plan for furloughs

Employees to see smaller paychecks this fall

The most common question among school employees since learning they would lose three days pay focused on when the money would disappear from their paychecks. More...

Foreclosures quadruple

95 Burke County properties are scheduled for auction

Foreclosures have quadrupled in Burke County. After bucking the national trend for more than two years, the bottom seems to have finally fallen out. In July, lenders foreclosed on just nine properties in Burke County. More...

Finishing touches

Blakeney Elementary School art teacher Stan Dodson surveys the Harry Potter bulletin board he designed and painted in the school's lunchroom. More...

Editorial

Was justice done?

In some respects the Long child abuse and neglect criminal case is over. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

RFD

I could barely put Carson Wiggins' new book down and I am not a football fan. More...

Sports

Basketball standout commits to Winthrop

The other schools can hang up their hopes now. Burke County's most sought-after basketball recruit has made up his mind. Burke County senior Martaveous Smith made a verbal commitment to Winthrop University last Wednesday. More...

Bears kick off season with scrimmage

Bear fans will get a taste next week of what their team has to offer this season. The Burke County High School football team will kick off 2009 play with a scrimmage against longtime rival Jefferson County on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. More...

Future Bears

About three dozen local youngsters picked up some pigskin skills from the big guys last week at Burke County High School's football camp for kids. More...

Fields & Yields

Burke County Agricultural and Family & Consumer Science Calendar of Events

Aug. 11 - Muscadine Cultivar Field Day - UGA Tifton Campus - Horticulture Dept. - Picnic Lunch will be served at noon. There is no charge for the lunch, but RSVP is requested. Call (229) 386-3355 to RSVP Aug. 17 - Parent Night - Burke Co. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

BCHS school council The Burke County High School school council will meet 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, in the BCHS conference room. Genealogical Society Burke County Genealogical Society will be meet 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. More...

Church News

Church News

New Springfield New Springfield Baptist Church will hold revival 7:30 nightly, Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 11-13. Minister Virgil Lynch of Forrest Hill Baptist Church will be the revivalist. The Rev. Ellis A. More...

People

Miss Scott to marry Mr. Jacobs Sept. 5

Maebel McCloud and Johnny Richardson of Millen announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Valencia LaToya Scott, of Statesboro, to Warren Levi Jacobs Jr. of Statesboro, son of Hattie Green of Woodbine and Warren L. Jacobs Sr. More...

Recipes from Louise

Those back to school bells are ringing! You can add energy and boost brain-power with these tasty and healthy lunch and snack recipes for your children. More...

Waynesboro resident releases first book

A Waynesboro woman has published a book for young readers and will host a book signing at the Burke County Library on Saturday. Ginger Weeks Rogers recently released her first publiched work, MacDilleo Dude. More...