August 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Class is in session

Burke County Public Schools started the school term last Wednesday. Local private schools resumed class this week. More...

News

$10,499 available for programs assisting needy

Burke County has been awarded $10,499 to feed and house the needy, but will first need volunteers to do the job.  Non-profits, churches with food pantries and other social services organizations that routinely assist the poor are being asked to More...

Deana Keefer receives Tamesha Jennings Award

Burke County resident Deana Keefer is the first ever recipient of an award created in memory of Tamesha Jennings, a young Human Resources professional who established a formal policy that protects women who are returning to work while still breastfee More...

Animal control still an issue to be tamed

Representatives of Burke County Old Fella Animal Rescue presented their case for providing animal control services in the county on a contractual basis.  The non-profit group proposed a $165,000 agreement to handle all issues in the county relat More...

Sports

Preseason scrimmage

Bears travel to Swainsboro Friday

It might not count toward their record, but the Bears will play for pride on Friday.  Burke County High School will travel to Swainsboro High for a scrimmage game as both teams prepare to start the regular season later this month.  More...

Lady Spartans edged out by Trinity

The Lady Spartans nearly recorded an upset in their season debut.  More...

Obituaries

William A. Brannen

William A. “Buck” Brannen of Waynesboro, Ga., died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at Burke Medical Center.  More...

John A. Distler Sr.

John A. Distler, Sr, 61, of Holicong, Pa., passed away on Aug. 4, 2011.  Services were held Sunday, Aug. 7, at Beck-Givnish Funeral Home in Levittown, Pa.  To share your fondest memory of John, please visit the website below:  More...

Mary Lou Deem

Mary Lou Deem, 63, of Waynesboro, Ga., died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011.  A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. More...

Church News

Church News

Metropolitan Baptist Church will celebrate its pastor’s 13th anniversary 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14. The Rev. Karlton Howard and Noah’s Ark Missionary Baptist will be in charge of the service.  The public is invited. More...

School News

Former assistant principal to educate on energy

A former Waynesboro Primary School assistant principal will expand her classroom to include pupils in a dozen counties.  More...

Legals

Legal Advertising

gpn 11 -785- NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER GEORGIA, BURKE COUNTY Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a Deed to Secure Debt from David Lewis and Julie L. Lewis to Otis F.  More...

Bears battle the heat on the field

On Monday, the heat index hovered around 110 degrees.  It was just one in a string of recent days when the mercury has climbed upward of the 100-degree mark.  In response, athletes at Burke County High School have been busy focusing on thei More...

Businessman jailed

Gambling machines seized from Waynesboro store

A Waynesboro businessman was behind bars Monday after illegal gambling machines were seized from his East Sixth Street convenience store.  Sin Woog Kang, 43, posted nearly $40,000 in property bonds to get out of jail for six charges, all stemmin More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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RFD

A dear man who was a coach and well-known educator for folks in my age group ... Buck  Brannen ... died last week.  Although I did not have Mr. More...

Don Lively

COACH BUCK

Willie was calling. He and I don’t spend a lot of time on the phone so I expected he’d to be short and to the point.  He was.  “Buck Brannen wants you to call him.”  I knew why I was being summoned. More...

For The Record

From the Blotter

Juvenile injustice   An identity thief stooped low in order to get city utilities.  More...

Police take down third liquor house

Another illegal liquor house is out of business in Waynesboro.  Its proprietor, 64-year-old Ernest Junior Manson was jailed last weekend after investigators knocked on the door of his Grubbs Street home with a search warrant.  This bust was More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:   Monday, Aug. 1   Mario Orlando Ward, 30, of Mead Farm Road, Waynesboro, was arrested for two counts of probation violation.  More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Class of 2003   A class reunion meeting for the Class of 2003 will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Burke County Library in Waynesboro. More...

People

Narvaez, Powell exchange vows

Michael Powell and Chasity Narvaez were married June 26, 2011 at the Fess Parker Double Tree Resort in Santa Barbara, California.  Michael grew up in Waynesboro and attended Burke County High School. More...

Starting the year right

Nearly 270 Burke County students started the year off right, thanks to the annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign spearheaded by Burke Community Partnership, United Way and the Burke County School System.  More...

Miss Cain to wed Mr. Johnson Oct. 22

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Cain of Girard announce the engagement of their daughter, Bianca Cain of Grovetown, to Justin Johnson of Grovetown, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson and Ms. More...