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Cycling group visits Sardis

Paul Anderson Youth Home

A 500-mile challenge took a detour to Sardis. Last Wednesday, riders and volunteers from the Paul Anderson Cycling Challenge stopped off at Sardis Baptist Church for breakfast and fellowship. More...

Spooky story deadline is Wednesday, Oct 21

Fourth-and-fifth graders have one more week to spook us. Next Wednesday, Oct. 21 is the deadline for submissions in the annual Spooky Story Contest, sponsored by The True Citizen and Papa's Pizza to Go. More...

Infant morality awareness event set for Saturday

A sobering memorial will be set up in the Waynesboro city park to bring attention to the county's staggering infant mortality rate. More...

Sports

Bears shutout Wildcats

There's nothing quite like a shutout to get a team back on track. Burke County High School (5- 1, 1-1) routed Richmond Hill 42- 0 on the Wildcats' home field last Friday for their first region win. More...

Spartans shutout Crusaders;

On Homecoming night

Undefeated. That's what you can call the Edmund Burke Academy Spartans with just three games left in the regular season. More...

Lady Bears end season

Burke County High School's softball team put down their gloves for the season last Tuesday following losses in the region tournament. The Lady Bears lost to Thomson and then Richmond Hill at the tourney, which was played in Dublin. More...

Fields & Yields

National harvest could set record for yield

Corn harvest variable in Burke

Some Burke County corn fields turned out high yields this year while others were highly disappointing. With sporadic rainfall, corn yields ended up being as variable as the weather patterns that plagued some areas during the growing season. More...

Sen. Chambliss inducted into National 4-H Hall of Fame

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Burke County 4-H Calendar Dates

Oct. 18 - Check in Mini-Booths at Burke Co. Exchange Club Fair - 2-4 p.m. Oct. 25 - Pick up Mini-Booths at Burke Co. Exchange Club Fair - 2-4 p.m. Oct. 26 - Pop Tabs are due in 4-H office More...

Church News

Church News

New Birth Missionary New Birth Missionary Baptist Church music ministry will continue its "God Is Able" workshop 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday- Thursday, Oct. 14-15. A concert is scheduled for 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17. Terrance Thomas is conductor. More...

Swine flu vaccine here

for toddlers

The first shipment of vaccines for the novel H1N1 virus, or swine flu, has arrived in Burke County. The local health department received 100 doses of the vaccine last week, according to nurse manager Gina Richardson. More...

Painting the Town Pink: Ladies encouraged through campaign

Twice, it has threatened to kill her. Like a silent stalker and disguised as a cyst, a colony of cancerous cells established itself in Arleatha Mack's left breast in July 2002 and then made a cruel comeback five years later. More...

Editorial

Hankerson heralded as university leader

Burke County High School graduate MeShae' Hankerson is being hailed as one of Georgia Southern University's top student leaders. More...

Wrong signal, wrong time

Burke County homeowners are under siege. As we have reported week after week, burglaries and other property crimes are at an all time high. There have already been more than 350 burglaries this year. More...

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Burglar sentenced to probation

A burglar who admitted to stealing guns from a Burke County home was sentenced to probation Tuesday. Seaborn Hankerson III, 23, pleaded guilty to one count of burglary for the 2005 crime. More...

Meth lab found at county dumpster

A hazardous materials team was summoned to Burke County for the third time in 10 days - this time to clean up a meth lab unloaded beside a county dumpster. More...

Man sent to jail in animal cruelty case

A former Alexander resident was sent to jail for abandoning two pit bulls that were chained to a tree. Darrell Lamark Kentle pleaded guilty last week to one misde- meanor count of cruelty to animals. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Juliette Lively Dickey

Juliette Lively Dickey, 82, of Waynesboro, Ga., died on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, at her home in Shell Bluff. She was born in Burke County, Ga., on March 17, 1927 to the late James Thaxter Lively and Julia Verlinda Smith Lively. More...

Mrs. Hazel 'Renee' Thames Wilson

Hazel "Renee" Thames Wilson, 58, of Wrens, Ga., and formerly of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at Eisenhower Army Medical Center. More...

Mr. Harold Sidney Ritchie

Mr. Harold Sidney Ritchie, 85, formerly of Port Wentworth, Ga., and currently residing in Hephzibah, Ga., entered into rest Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 at Amara Healthcare in Augusta, Ga. He was born and raised in Prichard, Ala. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Class of '79 Reunion Edmund Burke Academy Class of 1979 will have its 30th class reunion Oct. 23 and 24. A reunion get-together will be held 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23, at the home of Mark and LeeAnn Johnson in Waynesboro. More...

People

Resource fair set for Oct. 17

A resource fair set for Saturday, Oct. 17, will address a variety of issues that may affect local young people. More...

Insurance assistance available Oct. 23

An insurance investigator with the Commissioner of Insurance's office will be in Waynesboro 12:30-2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23, at the Burke County Courthouse. Residents with insurance problems of questions can re- ceive assistance. More...

BCMS band, choral students perform

Have you ever wondered how hard it is to learn how to play a musical instrument? More...