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News

Weekend rains should spur planting

Though rainfall over the past few days wasn’t countywide, it should jumpstart planting for many farmers here.  Up until late last week, very little rain had fallen in most areas, stalling producers who were looking to get peanuts and cotto More...

Massive oak falls on home

The weekend rains brought much needed relief but caused some chaos at a home on Liberty Street last Friday evening. More...

Earthquakes in Burke County?

Scientists study seismic movement here

Scientists are monitoring the movement of the earth below Burke County.  Saturday, a geology team from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill erected a seismic station on Cates Place Farm around 8 miles south of Waynesboro.  More...

Sports

Spartans advance; Sharpe pitches no hitter

The first round of the state playoffs was a breeze for the Edmund Burke Academy baseball team.  Spartan ace Brandon Sharpe pitched a no-hitter during the first game of the GISA Class- AA state playoffs last weekend in Waynesboro. More...

EBA sluggers host Windsor Academy in quarterfinals

The field of 16 was cut in half, and the Spartans are still alive.  More...

Hunter bags four- bearded turkey

A Hephzibah hunter bagged an interesting bird while hunting on private land in Burke County recently. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

BCREA  Burke County Retired Educators Association will hold its meeting 3 p.m., Thursday, May 10, at the Senior Citizen Center. More...

Church News

Church News

Fairfield Baptist Church will celebrate its anniversary 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 20. More...

People

Mack, Davis to marry

Amanda Mack of Waynesboro announces the engagement of her daughter, Arie D. Mack, to Johnny Davis Jr., son of Johnny and Diane Davis Sr. More...

winning streak

Chris Shaw claimed four first place wins, as well as a second and third place in recent races at Gordon Park Speedway in Augusta. More...

Burke County musicians perform in New York

Bands members from Burke County High School made music in the Big Apple.  The students, their directors and a number of chaperones spent four days taking in the sights of NewYork City and also performed on the deck of the aircraft carrier Intrep More...

Legals

Legal Advertising

gpn 7  -152- NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS State of Georgia County of Burke All creditors of the Estate of WILLIAM GORDON BARTLETT, SR., deceased, are hereby notified to render their demands to the under More...

Boss Hog State Championship Cook-off this Saturday

They went to a barbeque cook-off for their first date.  It’s no small wonder that after Ken and Sue Fluker said their wedding vows, they recited their oaths to become Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) judges.  More...

South Korean company buys factory in Waynesboro

Hiring should begin in the coming weeks for a company that plans to begin production in the Burke County Industrial Park.  Sam Dong, a South Koreanbased magnet wire manufacturer, announced that it has purchased the Waynesboro ASTA facility, whic More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Looking Back

10 years ago: May 8, 2002  Retired educator and community activists Bobby C. Outlaw died at the age of 64. More...

RFD

It’s the big Boss Hog weekend. See all of the details in this week’s newspaper.  There are so many volunteers involved in this event to make it a success ... too many to begin to name, but you know who you are ... THANK YOU!!!  More...

For The Record

Huddle House robbed

Reward for info

A lone gunman held up three people at the Waynesboro Huddle House, including a young mother with her infant.  Just before midnight Sunday, a masked man came into the South Liberty Street eatery and stood behind a diner who was holding a four-mon More...

Woman takes three shots at ex

An Augusta woman has been jailed for opening fire on her former live-in boyfriend.  Tasha Freeman, 28, was arrested Monday night, several hours after she allegedly scattered a fishing excursion with a pistol.  More...

Sardis police to assemble ATV team

Sardis police want to get off the road.  The agency is seeking volunteers for an ATV team that will help officers with criminal tracking and search and rescue.  More...

Obituaries

William Andrew Terrell Sr.

December 22, 1921-May 15, 2009  Forever with the angels  Always in our hearts  More...

In Loving Memory of Mrs. Emma Lee Smith Lodge

If roses grew in Heaven, Lord  Please pick a bunch for me.  Place them in my mother’s arms  And tell her they’re from me.  Tell her I love her and miss her,  And when she turns to smile,  Place a kiss upon he More...

Your Birthday

Darren “Dotface” Lanill Jones  More...

School News

Blakeney students DARE to stay drug-free

Blakeney Elementary School fifth graders celebrated their completion of Project DARE last week. Lt. More...

4-Hers compete in area poultry judging contest

Poultry Judging is one of the most popular 4-H and FFA judging events in the state – and Burke County 4-Hers love to participate. More...

GA National Fair Writing Contest winners from BES

Two Blakeney Elementary School students are the latest winners of the Georgia National Fair Bear Writing Contest. More...