February 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Touchdown Club takes orders for rings

The Burke County Touchdown Club has released the artwork for its commemorative ring, to mark the Bears’ historical 2011 season.  The ring, designed with help from Bears head coach Eric Parker, is available to members of the club and other More...

Jurors drawn for Superior court

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2011 term of Superior Court criminal session with Judge Sheryl B. Jolly presiding.  Jurors are to report 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. More...

Bird dogs back in Burke

Burke County’s bird dog population will swell again this weekend.  The Georgia Amateur Celebration will kick off Friday and run through Sunday at Di-Lane Plantation, bringing dozens of dogs and their owners for the derby, all-age and shoot More...

Sports

seniors

honored

Burke County High School honored a number of its senior athletes last week during senior night festivities at the last home basketball game of the season. More...

BAD KNIGHT

Frederica wins title despite EBA’s second half spark

Time ran out.  Edmund Burke Academy’s girl’s basketball team nearly pulled off a huge comeback in the GISA Class- AA region championship game, but came up just 6 points short against Frederica Academy’s Lady Knights.  More...

Season ends for Spartans; expectations high for next year

Their season may have ended sooner than they hoped, but Edmund Burke Academy’s basketball team gained a lot of experience on the court.  More...

Obituaries

In Memory

Janice Marie ‘Gustine’ Free August 10, 1966-Feb. 17, 2011   Gone But Not Forgotten  More...

Samuel Gregory ‘Greg’ Jenkins

Samuel Gregory “Greg” Jenkins, 65, of Augusta, Ga., owner of Jenkins Tractor Company on Mike Padgett Highway, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at his home. The funeral service was conducted at 11 a. m. on Friday, Feb. More...

School News

with honors

BCHS holds induction ceremony for Kitty Hawk Air Society

Burke County High School held its annual Kitty Hawk Air Society Induction Ceremony January 26. Kitty Hawk Air Society is the academic honor society within Air Force JROTC.  More...

In concert

Amy Thomas’ piano students perform

  Twenty students learning piano from instructor Amy Thomas recently performed for the community at their annual recital at First Baptist Church of Waynesboro.  More...

FCA spelling bee winners

Faith Christian Academy held its second annual schoolwide spelling bee, with 16 students competing to be named the school’s top speller. More...

their futures look bright

STARS named at Burke County, EBA

Two of the county’s brightest seniors have been tapped for top test scores and will be honored through the STAR program, which is sponsored locally by the Waynesboro Jaycees.  Cannon McClain received the STAR student honor at Burke County More...

A Taste of Burke County

Restaurants shine at benefit gala

Good food, good cause.  That’s what Burke County restaurant owners are promising for next Saturday night’s “A Taste of Burke County.”  The eighth annual food-focused gala will benefit Wimberly House Ministries and th More...

Editorial

Armed robbery footage released

Burke County investigators have released a video recording of the Feb. 4 armed robbery at Keysville Store. More...

Sen. Jesse Stone

REPORT FROM THE SENATE

Now that we are in our fifth week of the 2012 session, there are many bills under review by committees. Some have already passed the Senate and are now heading to the Governor’s desk. More...

Jim Shumard

MAKE A DENT IN THE UNIVERSE! BUILD MORE FOUR LANE-DIVIDED HIGHWAYS!

Well maybe it won’t really change the world but it make the world a better place to stay alive. More...

For The Record

From the Blotter

Slow ride If you’re going to drink and drive, don’t back into a cop. More...

Three injured in wreck with county vehicle

A Waynesboro woman and two Burke County employees were seriously injured in a violent crash on Stoney Bluff Road.  It happened just before 8 a.m. More...

Attempted rapist sent to prison; robbers get probation

A man who was fought off by a 15-year-old girl in her bed was sent to prison.  Jermaine Deon Oliver, 36, pleaded guilty to burglary and criminal attempt to commit rape. More...

Church News

Church News

St. Michael’s  St. Michael’s Episcopal Church will have its ‘Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper 5:30-7 p.m., Feb. 21. There will be a pancake eating contest. More...

People

Rosemont to launch worship arts program

A creative new program will begin helping illustrate God’s word for children at Rosemont next month.  Rosemont Heights Baptist Church will launch its weekly Worship Arts and Music ( WAM) Ministry, offering one-hour weekly sessions to child More...

People in the News

Brenau University   Brenau University in Gainesville recently released the names of area students named to the dean’s list and who earned the merit list academic honor.  More...

Legals

Legal Advertising

gpn 7 -29- NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS GEORGIA, BURKE COUNTY All creditors of the Estate of Shirley Martin, deceased, late of Burke County, Georgia, are hereby notified to render in their demands to the undersigned according to law, and all preso More...