January 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Linda Bailey to retire

After 35 years in education, Burke County Public Schools Superintendent Linda Bailey will retire June 1.  Bailey made the unexpected announcement at last week’s Board of Education meeting after handing a letter stating as much to BOE membe More...

News

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2011 term of Superior Court criminal/ civil session with Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet presiding. Jurors are to report 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. More...

Department of Labor hosts “Surviving a Layoff ” online chat

Workers who want help coping with a layoff can log on to an online chat next week to learn some tips from the Georgia Department of Labor.  State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the Georgia DOL will host Surviving a Layoff on Wednesday, Jan. More...

Local teachers selected for Golden Apple Award

Three Burke County teachers will be featured on television next Tuesday.  They were surprised at their schools last week when WJBF News Anchor Brad Means came to tell them they were selected for News Channel 16’s Golden Apple Awards.  More...

Sports

Spartans struggle for first region win

The Edmund Burke Academy boy’s basketball team is still searching for their first region win of the season. They dropped three straight region match-ups last week, all to top 10 teams in the state. More...

Young Spartans dominate on the court

By Tres Bragg tresbragg@bellsouth.net   They’re 9-1 so far this season, and one of the favorites to win it all.  More...

Lady Spartans on hunt for region title

Their chances of winning EBA’s fourth region girl’s basketball title are within reach.  More...

Obituaries

Judy Redd Wright

Judy Redd Wright, 68, of Sardis, Ga., entered into rest on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at her home.  Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today,  Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the funeral home.  The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. More...

A Decade Has Passed

Jan. 22, 1940-Jan. 23, 2002 Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us ever day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. The Williams Family More...

In Loving Memory Of Willie Mae Moody Feb. 12, 1953-Jan. 20, 2011

One year has passed since God called you home. I still can’t believe you are gone. I love you so much and think of you each passing moment. More...

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Riverkeeper to sue Kaolin facility

The Savannah Riverkeeper isn’t going to watch and wait.  After two industrial spills in 11 weeks, the non-profit group has filed a notice of intent to sue KaMin – the Macon-based kaolin company responsible for the Dec. More...

Driver dies in Hwy. 80 wreck

A Burke County man was killed when his Honda overturned on Highway 80 West. Eric Deangelo Williams, 28, died early Sunday morning after he lost control of his Accord about a half-mile east of Coursey Road and drove into an embankment. More...

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Looking Back

10 years ago: Jan. More...

RFD

Today is a special day to me and my husband, Eddie. Our son, affectionately known to his family as Lil’s Eddie turns 40 today at 4:30 p.m. More...

For The Record

S.C. woman linked to Burke burglary

A Gaffney, S.C. woman could be the link to a Burke County burglary.  Investigators want to question Tara Mary Fay Dickinson, 21, about a Dec. 12 break-in on Saxon Road. More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:   Monday, Jan. 9   John Lee Watson III, 27, of Herman Lodge Boulevard, Waynesboro, was arrested for probation violation. More...

Burke County Sheriff

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office for the past week:   Sunday, Jan. 8   Shelly Ann Sharpe, 40, of West Sixth Street, Waynesboro, was arrested for disorderly conduct.   More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Toastmasters  Waynesboro Toastmasters will meet on Sunday, Jan. 22, at 5 p.m. at 841 Jones Avenue. Anyone interested in developing better leadership and communication skills is invited to attend and join. More...

Church News

Church News

St. Mary’s   St. Mary’s Baptist Church in Girard will celebrate its first pastoral anniversary for the Rev. Edward Lyles 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 22. The guest minister will be from Second Arnold Baptist Church in Savannah. More...

School News

SGA Positive Behavior/Character Bears for December

“Being a hard worker” was the Positive/Character Trait at SGA Elementary School for the month of December. More...

BCMS Hosts Career Fair

Burke County Middle School eighth graders had the opportunity to interview representatives from various businesses and agencies to get ideas on a variety of career options. More...

Best shot

Students in the Waynesboro Police Departments’ Explorer Program took their best shots during a recent training exercise. More...