February 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Superintendent search begins

The Burke County Board of Education launched its search for a new superintendent this week, opening the process to applicants from outside the county for the first time.  A new leader is needed to take the helm when current Superintendent Linda More...

News

Chamber of Commerce

New board members welcomed The Burke County Chamber of Commerce welcomed five new board members for two-year terms at its annual meeting, including, from left, Ron Smith of Southern Bank, Joy Rowell of McKinney Do-It-Best Center, DomineeThomas of AgG More...

In Waynesboro

Job expo is Thursday

Burke County’s 1,114 out-of-work residents will have a chance to meet dozens of employers this Thursday.  On Feb. More...

Rhodes retires from Southern Bank

After more than two decades as teller, Connie Rhodes retired recently from Southern Bank.  The lifelong resident of Waynesboro started with Southern Bank in July 1987 when it opened its first Waynesboro branch which was located on Sixth Street. More...

Sports

Bears sign to play at next level

Three Burke County Bears sealed the deal on their college plans last Wednesday on National Signing Day.  Malcolm Aldridge, Orlando Howard and Montres Kitchens signed their letters of intent, accepting full scholarships to their chosen schools.&n More...

Montres Kitchens

Kitchens ultimately decided to trade his Burke County blue for Troy’s Trojan jersey after visiting the campus a few weekends ago.  More...

Malcolm Adridge

Aldridge just signed for a chance to take a big dent out of his college tuition bill.  The offensive lineman hopes to attend dental school after earning his degree in biology at West Georgia.  His mother, Maria Beard, said grades always cam More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Blood drive  Shepeard Community Blood Center will be holding the following blood drives in Waynesboro: Tuesday, Feb. 13 – 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., at Burke County Hospital, located at 351 Liberty Street; Tuesday, Feb. More...

Church News

Church News

St. Michael’s St. Michael’s Episcopal Church will have a Healing service 5:30-6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8. The ‘Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be held 5:30-7 p.m., Feb. 21. There will be a pancake eating contest. More...

School News

math challenge

burke county middle school students compete

Burke County Middle School students participated in a Math Challenge Competition. The competitors were chosen by having the highest math average on their team. More...

SGA Positive Behavior/Character Bears for January

“Being Responsible” was the Positive/Character Trait at SGA Elementary School for the month of January. More...

FCA releases honor roll

Faith Christian Academy has released its third six weeks honor roll:  “A” Honor Roll:  More...

Breaking News - 2/9/2012 3:51 PM

NRC gives Vogtle the go-ahead - Free Access

 The Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted 4-1 today (Thursday) to give Plant Vogtle the go-ahead for full scale construction and operation of units 3 and 4. More...

Sweet Talk

Full Story

Retired chief killed in crash

The man who helped pioneer the Waynesboro Police Department’s reserve officer program has died in a wreck.  More than 50 officers from all over the south gathered Saturday to remember 65-year-old Raymond Bosher.  More...

Editorial

Rep. Jon Burns

The Georgia General Assembly is constitutionally required to pass a balanced budget and the House accomplished the first step in the process last week.  More...

Jim Shumard

I WONDER

We have a program in our church called Godly Play. It is derived from the Montessori Method of teaching which involves engaging the imagination and wonder of children.  More...

Dixie Divas

A WOMAN’S JOB

A couple of years ago, I was in Fayetteville, Arkansas, having dinner with a few folks including two of the lovel iest people I know – Gen and Frank Broyles.  More...

For The Record

From the Blotter

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Robbers hold up Keysville Store

A Keysville Store clerk was held at gunpoint by two masked robbers.  Fifteen minutes before the Highway 88 convenience store’s Saturday night closing, the armed robbers accosted the clerk near the coolers and marched him to the cash regist More...

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:   Tuesday, Jan. More...

Obituaries

Thank You

When we bless others with gifts from our hearts, We’re giving to the Lord, too.   What a blessing you are. More...

Junior Spartans win runner-up trophy

Another trophy came home to Edmund Burke Academy.  The seventh and eighth grade boys’ basketball team finished its season with a second place finish in the East Georgia Middle School Basketball Tournament held at David Emanuel Academy last More...

EBA Middle School girls finish fourth

Five points came between the Edmund Burke Academy middle school girls’ basketball team and a trophy. More...

Legals

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