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Greenway construction will begin

Waynesboro’s long awaited greenway is just weeks from construction.   Monday night, city council accepted a $692,000 low-bid for construction of the two-mile exercise and biking trail. More...

Georgia Derby Championship Winners

The Georgia Field Trial Association’s 2010 stakes kicked off last weekend with the Georgia Derby Championship. Owners and handlers brought 29 entries for the event, which includes bird dogs under 2 years old. More...

Waynesboro tax bills expected next week

Waynesboro property owners shouldn’t look for their tax bills before Jan. 14.   If all goes as planned, the city’s tax notices will be mailed out next Wednesday morning, directly after a 10 a.m. hearing to set the millage rate. More...

For The Record

Teens arrested for break-in

Two teenagers have been charged with a break-in, bringing the burglary related arrest tally to an estimated 85 for 2009. More...

Elderly man robbed by ‘good Samaritan’

A not-so-good Samaritan is charged with tripping and robbing an elderly man he offered to walk home. More...

From the Blotter

While you were sleeping   A Forest Ridge resident’s car was stolen and returned while she was sleeping. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Retired Educators   The Burke County Retired Educators Association will meet, 3 p.m., Thursday, January 7 at the Burke County Senior Citizens Center. Program guest is Major Mary Bennett of the Waynesboro Police Department. More...

Church News

Church News

Jones Grove   Jones Grove Baptist Church will hold its annual Family and Friends Program, 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 9.   More...

People

Miss Jackson to marry Mr. Cowart

Patrick and Teresa Johnson of Waynesboro and Phillip Jackson Jr. More...

BCAS Career Fair

Burke County Alternative School recently held its 2009 Career Fair. This year’s theme was Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today. More...

Budginas to perform at office park, high school

An internationally acclaimed concert pianist will be on stage in Burke County.   Rudolph Budginas, also an accomplished soloist, has performed in venues from Paris, Barcelona, Rome and Budapest to Copenhagen, Tokyo, Moscow and Los Angeles. More...

Class is in

East Georgia College to begin courses in Waynesboro Monday

Come Monday, students won’t have to leave town to attend junior college.   East Georgia College will begin offering classes in Waynesboro for spring semester at the Burke County Library.   More...

BABY NEW YEAR

Burke County’s first baby of 2010 has arrived. Ali’yunna Melissa Shanerion Walker was born at Burke Medical Center Saturday night, weighing in at 6 pounds 1 ounce. More...

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Looking back and ahead

We were excited to learn of the upcoming construction of the new greenway for the City of Waynesboro. A long time in the making, the walking/biking trail should be ready for use by late spring or early summer.   More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: January 5, 2000   Burke County Commission Chairman Ellis Godbee voted to break a tie and approve pay raises for county employees totaling 2-4 percent, including merit raises. More...

Sports

Bears down neighboring rival

Another win last Saturday night propelled the Bears to a 7-1 record this season.   Burke County High School’s boys basketball team defeated neighboring Jefferson County 62- 58 in Waynesboro. More...

Lady Bears fall in final seconds

Had the game ended 5 seconds sooner, the Lady Bears would have won it. More...

Bears quarterback gets all-state honor

Burke County’s starting quarterback for the past two seasons received all-state honors from the Associated Press (AP) and Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC).   More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Mildred Jernigan Burke

Mildred Jernigan Burke, age 89, of Greensboro, Ga., died Friday, Jan. 1, 2010 at Boswell Parker Nursing Center in   Greens- boro. She was a native of Rowland, N.C.,but had lived in Greene County most of her   life.   More...

Mr. Joseph Patrick Blackstone

Joseph Patrick Blackstone Sr.,82, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009 at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga..   Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. More...

Mrs. Mary R. Green

Mrs. Mary Roberson Green entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, at Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro, Ga.   Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 at 2 p.m. More...