March 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Georgians owed $35 million in unclaimed tax refunds

Refunds totaling more than $1.1 billion are waiting for more than a million people who did not file federal income tax returns for 2007.  More than $35 million of those unclaimed refunds belong to nearly 37,000 Georgians, the Internal Revenue Se More...

Schools to monitor visitors more closely

Burke County schools personnel have a fair idea who comes and goes in their facilities. Now they will be certain.  More...

In Burke

Job Authority put on chopping block

Burke County’s Job Training Authority could be the casualty of a giant spending cut plan aimed at keeping the federal government running through year’s end.  More...

Sports

Full Swing Ahead

Threepeat? It’s definitely a possibility. According to nearly every preseason poll, it’s a guarantee.  More...

BC tennis team undefeated in region play

The Burke County tennis teams defeated Cross Creek 5- 0, 5-0 last week to improve to 3-0 in their region.  For the boys’ team, Scott Hammett, Lawton Rhodes and Akash Patel each won singles matches. More...

Patterson helps Pirates shutout Snipers

It’s the way any team would want to begin their season…with a shutout.  Former Burke County Bear Julius Patterson had a strong showing during the Georgia Pirates debut game against the Port City Snipers last Saturday. More...

Burke Happenings

Wild Game Dinner

Corinth Christian Church will host its annual wild game supper, 5 p.m. Saturday, March 12. Participants are encouraged to bring a 9x13 wild game dish to share with others at the Stoney Bluff Road church in Girard. More...

Church News

Second Hopeful

Second Hopeful Missionary Baptist Church will have its spring revival 7 p.m., March 8- 10.  The guest minister will be the Rev. Tony Allen, pastor of Crawford Baptist in Augusta. More...

People

Salter, Laidig unite in marriage

Laura Kristen Salter became the bride of Jamie Kenneth Laidig 3 p.m., Saturday, July 17, at Botsford Baptist Church. The Rev. Wayne Dixon officiated.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Ted Salter of Waynesboro. More...

WPS Math Competition

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Tiny tots

The Pastors Support Ministry of Phillip Grove Baptist Church recently sponsored a baby and toddler contest. More...

BCHS senior named county’s STAR student

A Burke County senior received top honors Monday. Burke County High School’s Jackson Kicklighter was named District STAR Student. More...

DUMPING DILEMMA

County hoping to solve ongoing illegal dumping problems

Burke County’s illegal dumping issues are at an all-time high, but they could soon be solved.  More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Don Lively

NOW VS. THEN

Why is it that when you’re a kid with lungs like zeppelins you only have to blow out a handful of candles on that yearly cake in your honor, but when you reach the age when there are dozens of little flames to extinguish it requires several huf More...

Looking Back

10 years ago: February 28, 2001  With nearly a 68 percent turnout, Burke County was one of the highest in voter participation in the November 2000 general election.  More...

For The Record

Uncle jailed for incest

A Sardis man has been arrested for having sex with his teenage niece.  Patrick Dayon Belvin, 34, was jailed for three counts of incest after the 16-year-old victim became pregnant. More...

From the Blotter

Burning down the house   More...

Man gets probation, fines for dumping dogs

A Jefferson County man was convicted this week of dumping the bodies of 19 dead dogs on a Burke County roadside.  More...

Obituaries

Jack Ivester Rogers

Jack Ivester Rogers, 71, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest at Burke Medical Center on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, after an extended illness. The graveside service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, at Burke Memorial Gardens with Dr. G. More...

Marian R. Massey

Mrs. Marian R. Massey, 93, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into heaven on Monday, Feb. More...

Benjamin F. Wade III

Mr. Benjamin Franklin Wade III of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 at MCG Health Center in Augusta, Ga.  Funeral services were held on Monday, Feb. 28, at 11 a.m. More...

School News

Burke County Schools Principal’s List, Honor Roll

Burke County School’s have released the names of students who were named to honor roll for the second nine weeks. They are as follows: BURKE COUNTY  HIGH SCHOOL   Principal’s List  More...

Local teens receive a lesson in financial aid, etiquette

Burke County Debutante/Debonair Society (BCDDS) sponsored A Financial Aid/Etiquette Workshop Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Burke County Public Library. More...

Legals

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