April 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Authority hears concerns from community about hospital

A meeting held Monday night to discuss the future of Burke County’s hospital began with a vow the facility will not close.  “In no case short of a major financial or natural disaster should anyone fear the close of this hospital,&rdq More...

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keeping vigil

A small crowd gathered at the Waynesboro park Friday to pray for non-violence and remember the late Trayvon Martin who was fatally shot in Sanford, FL on Feb. 26. More...

“What on Earth” festival is Thursday

Downtown Waynesboro

The eye will be on the environment, but the crowd will be in Downtown Waynesboro.  Children are invited to the core of the city tomorrow (Thursday) to celebrate the third annual “What on Earth!” festival.  More...

Waynesboro celebrates Georgia Cities Week

Waynesboro officials hope to work some magic next week.  They’ll be celebrating Georgia Cities Week with a full slate of community events centered around this year’s theme, “The Magic of Cities.”  More...

For The Record

Police get “Foots”

Waynesboro police have jailed the man they say is responsible for a rash of car break-ins.  Bobby “Foots” Peterson, 57, was arrested Sunday after officers who’d been tipped off by residents lay in wait in the woods near Fulcher More...

Juvenile murder case postponed

A 10-year-old who was scheduled to answer for murder charges later this week will wait to appear before a judge.  The trial was scheduled for Thursday and Friday in Burke County Juvenile Court, but officials indicated the hearing has been contin More...

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2012 term of Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge Michael N. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Friends of Magnolia Springs  The Friends of Magnolia Springs State Park will meet, 6 p.m., Thursday, April 19, at shelter #2 in the state park, just outside of Millen. More...

Church News

Church News

Third Chapel  Third Chapel Baptist Church is having revival services April 17-19, at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The Rev. Bobby Williams Sr. is the guest revivalist for the week. The Rev. More...

Extra initiative

A local church is helping young adults follow careers in the nuclear industry. More...

Legals

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Breaking News - 4/20/2012 12:42 PM

Authority arranges for new hospital management - Free Access

The Burke County Hospital Authority voted unanimously this morning (Friday) to pursue a temporary arrangement that will allow for new management and funding options for the Burke County hospital. More...

Drug testing required for welfare applicants

Gov. Deal signs new law

Georgia parents who want a welfare check will have to pass a drug test ... well, at least one anyway.  Gov. More...

Bargeron named plant manager at Vogtle

Burke County native Sonny Bargeron has returned home to take a top management position at Plant Vogtle.  Bargeron will serve as plant manager for the facility, overseeing the daily operations and reporting to site vice president Tom Tynan.  More...

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Looking Back

10 years ago: April 17, 2002  Tiger Woods won his third Green Jacket and Arnold Palmer announced that 2002 was his last appearance in the Masters Tournament.  Three of the county’s 12 fire stations were shut down over the weekend bec More...

RFD

April is National Donate Life Month. More...

Sports

Girls tennis team headed to state

As other teams across the state finish competing in their respective regions in AAA tennis, Burke County’s girls already know they have a shot at the title.  The girls entered the 3-AAA region tournament last week ranked fourth and easily More...

Bears dominate on track

The Bears crushed Jenkins County’s track team last week, pulling more than a dozen first place finishes. More...

Burke County golfers gear up for region

If they can repeat what they’ve been doing on the course during their last few match-ups, both the girls and boys golf teams at Burke County High School stand to fare well during region competition next week.  More...

Obituaries

John Ernest Mundy III

John Ernest Mundy III passed away on April 13, 2012, at the age of 71 at his home in Augusta, Ga.  John was born May 29, 1940 in Greenwood, S.C., to Mary Maxwell Miller Mundy and John Ernest Mundy Jr.   More...

Pearl Hebbard Mulherin

Mrs. Pearl Hebbard Mulherin of Midville, Ga., entered into rest April 10, 2012.  Mrs. Mulherin was a native of Wilkes County. She was a member of Midville Methodist Church, and a retired real estate agent.  More...

David Jiles

David Jiles, 65, of Sardis, Ga., passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012.  Funeral services will be private. Sign the guestbook at www.deloachfuneralhomes.com   More...

School News

Brewton-Parker announces Baron Ace Scholarship

In an effort to address the growing concerns about college affordability, Brewton-Parker College is offering the Baron Ace Scholarship to academically qualified freshmen and transfer students enrolling in the fall of 2012.  More...

Character Bears

“Respecting Others” was the Positive/Character Trait at SGA Elementary School for the month of March. More...

BCMS Cubs with Character

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