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Breaking News - 3/21/2012 2:40 PM

Pre-K registration is SATURDAY

Pre-K registration for Waynesboro Primary School and SGA Elementary is this Saturday. Some parents may have been confused when a headline in the printed edition of the newspaper inadvertently stated registration would be Friday. More...

Pregnant woman killed in tractor-trailer collision

A Waynesboro woman died in a head-on wreck, just two months before her unborn child was expected.  Gloria Jenkins, 27, was driving on Peach Orchard Road in South Augusta last Thursday afternoon when she veered over the centerline and hit an onco More...

Byne’s chocolate treats deemed Georgia’s best

Dick Byne and his family have done it again.  Taking the fruit from their organic blueberry farm in Burke County, they’ve created a product that wowed the judges for a first place finish in the Flavor of Georgia contest.  More...

News

Options for hospital narrowed down

The future of Burke County’s hospital could be decided in a matter of weeks.  More...

As Chief Magistrate

St. Germaine wants judgeship back

Curt St. Germaine is back. Burke County’s former Chief Magistrate Judge wants to return to his old stomping ground. More...

Committee picks top superintendent candidates

The pool of applicants for Burke County Superintendent has been whittled down to seven, and Board of Education members will likely interview their top picks in the next couple of weeks.  More...

Sports

Bear tracksters do well at relays

The Bears shined in both field and running events at the Burke County Relays.  The event, held this past Saturday at BCHS, consisted of nine teams, with the boys taking a second place finish with 107 points, and the girls finishing fourth with 6 More...

BC netters serve up wins

Burke County’s tennis teams continue to put up a fight on the court.  The girls walked away with two victories last week, defeating both Hephzibah and WACO 4-1, and the boys team picked up a 4-1 win over Hephzibah as well.  More...

Burke Co. sluggers pick up two

Victory.  That was the Bears’ battle cry on the diamond last week as they added two wins to their belts.  They defeated Washington County 3-2 and Greenbrier 5- 4 to up their record 5-4.  Against WACO, Jay Dye was 2-3 with a RBI a More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Easter Egg Hunt   Burke County Library, located at 130 Highway 24 South in Waynesboro, will hold its annual Easter egg hunt, 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 6. More than 1,000 eggs will be hidden for children ages 12 and under. More...

Church News

Church News

McElmurray Tabernacle   McElmurray Tabernacle Baptist Church will celebrate its 22nd pastoral appreciation 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 25. The guest evangelist will be the Rev. James A. Jackson.  Second McCannan   More...

Seeds from the Sower

Have you read the story of “Frosty the Snowman?” Frosty came to life and went to town with the boys and girls. He was bad and he broke some rules. This bothered the policeman. More...

Legals

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Plugged-In

Weekend event sparks spirit in local girls

A weekend without text messages, facebook or twitter might sound tough for a teenager. More...

Breaking News - 3/23/2012 12:57 PM

Spill affects Reedy Creek - Free Access

Another spill has affected area waterways. More...

Breaking News - 3/23/2012 2:18 PM

Feds: Vogtle is prepared for emergencies - Free Access

Plant Vogtle and emergency management agencies are fully prepared to deal with possible emergency situations at the nuclear facility, even those that involve radiological releases and evacuation of the area, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commis More...

Paralyzed teen says Firebird reached speeds of 150 mph

High speeds and alcohol are blamed for a weekend wreck that killed one man and critically injured two others.  Dustin “Tyler” Durham, 20, died around 1:30 a.m., Saturday. More...

Burke man crushed by car

A Hephzibah man was killed Monday while trying to repair his girlfriend’s car.  Jewrel Deangelo Gray, 28, was found by his sister around 5:20 p.m. More...

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Looking Back

10 years ago: March 20, 2002  Burke County State Court Judge Jerry Daniel initiated a pretrial diversion program, which would allow families dealing with domestic violence other options besides fines and jail time.  More...

RFD

A lot is going on this weekend in Waynesboro and Burke County.  Wycliffe Gordon and the U.S. Army Signal Corps Band will perform in a free concert sponsored by the Waynesboro-Burke Concert Association is Thursday at 7 p.m. in the James D. More...

For The Record

Waynesboro Police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week:   Tuesday, March 13   Neshawn Lavell Scott, 35, of Leonard Circle, 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:   Monday, March 12  More...

From the Blotter

Unnatural  More...

Obituaries

Gloria Washington Jenkins

Mrs. Gloria Washington Jenkins of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 15, 2012.  Funeral arrangmenets will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee and Son Funeral Home, 706-554-5500.   More...

Rhonda Atkins

Rhonda Atkins, 58, of Waynesboro, Ga., passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012 at her residence.  She was a native of Savannah, Ga., and resident of Waynesboro.  More...

School News

Cubs with Character

Burke County Middle School has named the following students “Cubs with Character” for the month of February. More...

EBA releases third quarter honor roll

Edmund Burke Academy has released its honor roll for the third quarter.  Students named to the “A+” honor roll were:  Seventh grade – Ginny Lane Crawford and Morgan Williams;  Eighth grade – Myers Clark and Chlo More...

they have skills

BCHS students place well at SkillsUSA Regional Competition

Burke County High School Construction Education students recently tested their skills at the SkillsUSA regional competition in Dublin by competing in dozens of competitions such as carpentry, plumbin More...