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Tennis center to open Saturday

The Burke County Recreation Department will celebrate the grand opening of its tennis center at Citizens Park on Saturday.  The event, which marks the opening of a pro shop at the already popular courts, will begin at 10 a.m. More...

News

New eatery opens doors

Waynesboro’s newest restaurant is open for business. The KFC/ Taco Bell located on Burke Veterans Parkway north of town began dishing out chalupas and chicken last Friday. More...

In Sardis

Church offers free school supplies

A Sardis church wants to make sure students don’t head back to school empty handed.  The Abundant Life Christian Worship Center is hosting a Back 2 School Jam from noon-3 p.m. on Saturday at the city park in Sardis. More...

AYP results released for Burke

Initial reports on progress in Burke County Public Schools show that three of them did not meet federal expectations.  Burke County High, Burke County Middle and Blakeney Elementary did not make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) standards set forth More...

Sports

Football tryouts set for middle school

Rising sixth graders who want to don a Cubs jersey this fall have a chance to try in the coming weeks.  Football tryouts for rising sixth graders at Burke County Middle School will be held 5- 7 p.m. on July 18 and 25. More...

Obituaries

In Memory

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Card of Thanks

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Alberta L. West

Mrs. Alberta Lee West of Sardis, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro, Ga.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 13 (today), at 2:30 p.m. at Second McCannan Baptist Church. More...

Church News

Church News

Portersville  Porterville Missionary Baptist Church Youth Ministry will host a Youth Extravaganza 5 p.m., Saturday, July 16.  Youth are asked to come and showcase their talents through their dance teams, mime ministries and choirs.  If More...

School News

A Wild Summer

Thirty students recently completed Communities In Schools of Burke County’s Summer Reading Camp which was held at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Exotic fruits flourish in Waynesboro yard

There’s a bit of a fruit cocktail in the backyard. More...

First female

Kelly takes oath as commissioner

The first woman ever to be elected to the Burke County Board of Commissioners took the oath of office last Thursday.  Terri Lodge Kelly was sworn in by Burke County Probate Judge Preston Lewis III in the presence of dozens of family members and More...

Editorial

Don Lively

MY CROWD

The two photographs are similar.  Well, maybe photograph is the wrong word.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Looking Back

10 years ago: July 11, 2001  Two local men were given life sentences for the January 26 robbery and aggravated assault against Rev. Wayne Dixon.  Jackson E. Cox was named Burke County State Court Solicitor by Governor Roy Barnes. More...

For The Record

Three jailed for dealing crack

Three Waynesboro men have been arrested for dealing crack cocaine following a raid at a Highway 23 South house.  It happened last Thursday afternoon when Burke County deputies, GBI and FBI agents served a search warrant at the home, which had be More...

Police seize 57 bags of marijuana

Police have jailed a Waynesboro trio accused of dealing pot at Don’s Trailer Park.  Saturday night, officers raided a trailer at the East Seventh Street neighborhood and walked away with 57 bags of marijuana.  More...

Jones Avenue liquor house raided

Another illegal liquor house has been shut down.  Waynesboro police locked up a Jones Avenue resident after finding liquor, beer and discarded glasses all over his house.  The Thursday night raid was set into motion after a series of com- p More...

Burke Happenings

Diabetic Teaching

A free diabetic teaching class will be held 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, July 13, at Burke Medical Center classroom. Limited space is available. More...

People

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Dr. Charles E. Cravey   Dr. Charles E. Cravey was appointed minister to Midville and Union Grove United Methodist churches at the South Georgia Annual Conference held recently in Tifton.  Dr. More...

Legals

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