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News

Government shutdown averted

Job Authority still in danger

Two days before the feared federal government shutdown, President Obama signed off on a temporary spending plan that will keep things running until March 18.  More...

Testing March 29

EMA offers free emergency notification

It’s a test.  On March 29, Burke County EMA will be conducting a test of its Code Red Alert system – a database for warning the public in case of an emergency.  More...

International Paper grants available for Burke projects

International Paper’s Augusta mill is accepting applications for International Paper Foundation grants at www.ipgiving.com until May 2.  The foundation’s primary focus is on environmental education and literacy but also provides limi More...

For The Record

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:   Tuesday, March 1   Ringo Almazan Mendoza, 30, of East Seventh Street, Waynesboro, was arrested for disorderly conduct.  More...

Burke County Sheriff

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office for the past week:   Saturday, Feb. 26   Lindsey Gilmore Jr., 47, of Rays Bridge Lane, Waynesboro, was arrested for probation violation. More...

From the Blotter

Wax on … wax off   A rice-covered Hawkinsville woman was jailed after deputies saw her weaving on Highway 56 North.  According to the report, Deloris Denise Daniel, 57, was stopped around 8 p.m. Thursday under suspicions of DUI. More...

Obituaries

The Rev. J. Hyatt Smith

The Rev. J. Hyatt Smith, 81, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest Friday, March 4, 2011, at his home after an extended illness.  A native of Carrollton, Ga., he had been a resident of Waynesboro since the age of 7.  More...

Card of Thanks

The family of the late Eugene “Buddy” More...

Otis McMillan

Otis McMillan, 78, of Sardis, Ga., entered into rest Sunday, March 6, 2011.  The family will rec eive friends from 6 until 8 p. m. today, Wednes- day, March 9, at the funeral home.  The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. More...

School News

First National gives back to education

Four Burke County educators were chosen for the Education First Fund from First National Bank for this spring. More...

BES Math Competition

Blakeney Elementary School held its annual math competition challenging students with questions based on the Georgia Performance Standards. More...

BCMS honor roll students recognized

Title I recognizes Burke County Middle School seventh graders who made Honor Roll the second nine-weeks of school. More...

Pay at the pump

Climbing fuel prices put pinch on budgets

As unrest in the Middle East continues, gas prices in Burke County continue to rise.  For the first time since September 2008, crude oil has pushed past $100 a barrel, sending local fuel prices closer and closer to the $4 mark.  More...

Governor takes another look at pre-K cuts

For many Georgians the state’s Pre-K program is looking a lot more stable than it did last week. Gov. Nathan Deal’s planned cuts for the state’s Pre- K program, announced then, proved highly unpopular. More...

Editorial

Other Voices

NIGHTMARE ON WASHINGTON STREET

If the Georgia General Assembly were a movie, it might be called “Nightmare on Washington Street.”  More...

March is Red Cross Month

Editor:  March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross is asking you to join us in providing help and hope to people in need.  More...

Magnolia Cemetery on road to restoration

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Sports

BC netters improve to 5-0 in region

The Burke County High School boys’ and girls’ tennis teams outlasted two more region opponents last week on the court to remain undefeated in region play. More...

Spartan golfers take 3rd at Jekyll Island

The Spartan golf team kicked off season play on Monday with a third place finish.  Edmund Burke participated in the Frederica Invitational at the Pine Lakes Golf Club in Jekyll Island and finished ahead of 11 other teams. More...

Last Call

Signup for Edmund Burke Academy’s second alumni basketball showdown is wrapping up this week and coordinator Kristy Smith is anxious for the big day. “We are really getting excited the closer it gets,” Smith said. 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

Lenten Services

The Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association Lenten services are as follows:  March 16 – Neely Grove CME, the Rev. Tommie Walker;  March 23 – Westminster Presbyterian, the Rev. More...

People

Miss White, Mr. Elrod exchange vows

Erin Amanda White and Brandon Jared Elrod were married at six o’clock in the evening, Saturday, February 19, 2011, at Sacred Heart Cultural Center in Augusta.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raleigh Stephen White of Girard. More...

People in the News

ASU honors high school students  Jenice Brown and Sade Williams, both students at Burke County High School, were recently honored by Augusta State University as outstanding African-American high school scholars. More...

Morris, Quick unite in marriage

Melissa Anne Morris and David Bryant (Ryan) Quick, Jr. were united in marriage on Dec. 18, 2010 at Statesboro First United Methodist Church. More...

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