August 31, 2011 RSS feed / News

Former funeral home director accused of conning students

A former funeral home director has been arrested for duping a class of high school students out of their senior trip.  Craig Carter, 53, former owner of Carter’s Mortuary in Waynesboro, turned himself in to authorities Monday, nearly four More...

Early birds

Time is running out for the early birds. Through today (Wednesday, Aug. 31), the Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series will continue to offer $10 discounts to patrons who commit to season tickets. More...

United Way of the CSRA Partners with Burke County

More than 130 attended the 9th Annual Burke County United Way Campaign Kickoff luncheon recently held at Augusta Technical College’s Waynesboro Campus.  More...

Consultants look at Burke’s development potential

A team of consultants say Burke County has plenty to offer and gave some pointers to help maximize its potential.  Burke was one of 15 counties selected across the state by Georgia Power for a study the company funded to help local leaders make More...

Farmers can garner funds for local non-profits

Farmers in Burke County have until Nov. 30 to register to win $2,500 for the nonprofit group of their choice.  More...

Downtown position draws 25 applicants

More than 25 applicants want to be the City of Waynesboro’s next downtown director  According to city administrator Jerry Coalson, the application period closed out this week with a stack of resumes, mostly from Burke County residents.&nbs More...

Monsanto vets new varieties in Burke

Nearly 9,000 varieties of corn were harvested on Byard Heatwole’s farm in Burke County last week.  A few years from now, some of those could turn out to be the hottest on the market after their developer, Monsanto, has narrowed down the to More...

Dye’s packs house with lunch crowd

Just two weeks after their grand opening, Dye’s Southern Catering and Restaurant has been booming during the three hours they’re open each day. More...

Keysville prepares for annual celebration

Residents of Keysville are making plans for their annual community-wide celebration.  Come Back to Keysville Day is set for Oct. More...

BCHS FFA officer’s plan for upcoming year

The Burke County High School FFA officers and their advisors Andrew TenHuisen and Julie Anna Boyd recently went to the 4-H Center on Jekyll Island to plan new and upcoming events for their local chap More...

Bird dog shirts to aid breast cancer fight

Healthcare professionals are on point with a way for local residents to help battle breast cancer.  T-shirts featuring a bird dog, Burke County’s official mascot, on “the hunt for a cure” will once again be sold to raise funds More...

Burke unemployment among highest in state

Burke County has the 33rd highest unemployment rate in the state.  The discouraging news came from state labor department analysts who plotted the continued rise to 13.2 percent during the month of July.  A month earlier it was hovering at More...

Dove season opens this Saturday

Hunters statewide will celebrate the beginning of dove season at noon on Saturday.  Long-awaited opening day is traditionally considered the beginning of the fall hunting season, and numerous wildlife management area hunts are scheduled.  M More...

Budget discussions

Commissioners work to curb spending increases

A part time position here ... a new assistant there.  Requests for additional jobs and personnel spending have stacked up on Burke County commissioners, and last week they finally had enough.  More...

Spec building construction pushed back for six months

An addition to the Burke County Industrial Park will have to wait.  The Burke County Development Authority approved a sixmonth extension last week for the firm contracted to build a new facility north of town, according to chairman W. H. More...

Burke County’s Pawn Stars

There’s usually one of two things Mark Dixon hears when someone enters his downtown business.  “Is this really a pawn shop?”  “Wow, y’all have a ton of stuff!”  And they’re absolutely right.&nb More...