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Burke County Public Schools

District accreditation recommended by team

A group of visiting educators gave Burke County Public Schools an overwhelmingly positive review after spending two days evaluating the system.  The public schools were up for their quality assurance review, which determines whether or not they More...

Contested races in 3 cities

Early voting begins Monday

Early voting for Waynesboro’s next mayor and Ward 3 city council member will begin on Monday.  From Oct. 17-Nov. 4, any of Waynesboro’s registered voters may cast ballots for the Nov. More...

Speedy swine hit the track

When the starting gates open, local businesses have a shot at taking top prize à la pork.  Pig races kicked off last night at the Burke County Fair. More...

Sports

Burke County celebrates homecoming

Home, sweet home.  After three weeks on the road, Burke County (5-1) returns to the Bear Den just in time for the school’s homecoming.  The Bears welcome Cross Creek High School for the big game and will be hungry for another region w More...

HOMECOMING FESTIVITIES

PEP RALLY: NOT JUST FOR FOOTBALL BCHS will hold a special pep rally Friday afternoon. The students will be dismissed to the football field for a Football, Homecoming, AYP Pep Rally. More...

Volleyball

Lady Bears make state playoffs

From Staff Reports   The Lady Bears have extended their season on the volleyball court.  Burke County High School’s girls secured a spot in the Class AAA state playoffs after placing among the top four in the region.  More...

Obituaries

George Washington

Brother George Washington of Keysville, Ga., 69, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 at Burke Medical Center. in Waynesboro, Ga.  More...

Ready Cooper

Mr. Ready Cooper of Sardis, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 at Brentwood Health Care Facility.  Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee and Son Funeral Home, 706-554-5500.   More...

Marcus Hilton

Mr. Marcus Hilton of Girard, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. at Smith Chapel A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Willie Givens officiating. More...

School News

Marching masters

Burke County High School hosted the Burke Bear Classic Band Competition last weekend, welcoming bands from across the state. More...

Burke County High School 2011 Homecoming Court

The 2011 Homecoming Court for Burke County High School was selected by their classmates and will be honored during halftime at Friday night’s game. More...

Coloring the county fair

Four local first-graders will get into the gates at the county fair for free this week after winning The Waynesboro Exchange Club’s fair week coloring contest. More...

Fair weather

Fall is in the air and so is the annual Exchange Club Fair. Coping with two days of rain, workers put in hours after dark Monday to ready the midway for opening night. More...

Burke County High makes AYP

After years of striving to meet federal benchmarks and overcome a number of challenges, Burke County High School marked a critical academic milestone.  Administrators were notified Friday afternoon the school has met criteria for Adequate Yearly More...

Editorial

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RFD

I have a couple of pet peeves which get under my skin easily.  One is “Yard Sale” signs. More...

Don Lively

WHAT ACCENT?

I don’t know if you’ve noticed this but folks in other sectors of America, far removed from the Blessed South, talk funny.  Yes, I know the polite, grammatically correct way to say that would be that those less fortunate citizens of More...

For The Record

Of Pizza Hut manager

Driver arrested for vehicular homicide in 2010 death

A Sardis man accused in the 2010 death of a Pizza Hut manager will only face misdemeanor charges.  Roy Garner, 59, was jailed last week, nearly one year after he struck and killed 53-year-old Catherine Cooper as she walked along the shoulder of More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2011 term of Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge Michael N. Annis presiding.  Jurors are to report 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. More...

Hunter finds hidden meth lab

A Burke County hunter tracked down the makings of a meth lab.  Around 8 a.m. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

DAR Edmund Burke Chapter NSDAR will meet 10 a.m, Saturday, Oct. 15, at the home of Katy Lively Powell on Highway 23. Members are asked to wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More...

Church News

Church news

Neely Grove  Neely Grove CME will host its annual Family and Friends Day on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 2:30 pm. All are welcome to join members in praise and worship.  Gospel Tones   More...

People

Tucker wins again

Johnnie Tucker Jr. won at Screven County Speedway Saturday, Oct. 1. He finished second in the heat race and won the feature race in the Super Street division. More...

Daniel, Cooper to wed October 22

Debra K. Daniel and Johnny G. Cooper, both of Waynesboro, announce their engagement.  The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at First Baptist Church of Waynesboro. A reception will follow in the church’s social hall. More...

Blessing of the Pets

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Legals

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gpn 12 -872- DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAX SALE Under and by virtue of certain tax Fi. More...