May 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Relay For Life set for Friday night

Hundreds will lose sleep on Friday night to help win the battle against cancer.  More...

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The race is on

Qualifying begins for 14 elected offices

The gates of Burke County politics are wide open.  Qualifying begins next Wednesday for nearly all of the county’s elected offices, including sheriff, tax commissioner, coroner, clerk of court and three judgeships.  All five of Burke More...

Frazier will seek re-election to House

Rep. Gloria Frazier says she has some unfinished business in Atlanta.  More...

Sims to challenge Cochran for Clerk of Court

After 18 years in the banking industry, Karen Sims wants to trade loan documents for legal ones.  Sims announced last week she will challenge incumbent Sherri J. Cochran in the Burke County Clerk of Courts race. More...

For The Record

Real Estate Transactions

The following are Burke County property transfers. More...

Armed robber shot by retired cop

A hold-up at A&W One-Stop was foiled when a retired policeman opened fire on the gunman.  The lone masked robber went into the South Liberty Street gas station around 9:10 last Wednesday night, unaware that the plain-clothed senior citizen More...

Keysville club shut down

The Department of Revenue has pulled the plug on a Keysville night club.  L&G Lounge on Cheatham Street was shut down Thursday night after agents took action on tips that liquor was illegally being sold there.  More...

Obituaries

Josephine Fields

Mrs. Josephine Fields of Millen, Ga., entered into eternal rest on May 11, 2012 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 19, at 1 p.m. at Third Chapel Baptist Church in Midville, Ga. More...

Richard Heath

Mr. Richard Heath of Sardis, Ga., enterned into eternal rest on May 10, 2012 at Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro, Ga.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, May 16) at Beech Branch Baptist Church. More...

Annie Williams

Mrs. Annie Mae Williams of North Augusta, S.C., entered into eternal rest on May 10, 2012 at her residence.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 19, at 11 a.m. More...

Legals

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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...

Breaking News - 5/21/2012 7:29 AM

Students return home after bus wreck - Free Access

Nearly all of the Burke County Middle School students affected by this morning’s (Saturday) accident involving six school buses on Interstate 20 near Social Circle have returned to Waynesboro and have been picked up by their parents. More...

Mom attacked by teen with hammer

A 15-year-old girl has been arrested for beating her mother with a hammer.  Zyquebah J. Hogues was taken to a youth detention center Friday after deputies were called to her family’s trailer on Salem Circle.  More...

Lambert dominates state track and field

Davonte Lambert added another title to his track and field career – this time placing at the top in the GHSA AAA state meet over the weekend. More...

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Looking Back

10 years ago: May 15, 2002  Max Burns of Screven County and Barbara Dooley of Athens said they would run for the 12th District Congressional Seat.  Joe Shepherd, 10-year-old son of Scott and Sydney Shepherd, was scheduled to compete in the More...

RFD

A great big thank you to everyone who volunteered and made the 2012 Boss Hog Cook- Off the best ever. More...

Sports

Quarterman pens scholarship with Albany Tech

Brandon Quarterman is trading in his Bears’ jersey.  The 6’3", 185-pound combo guard recently signed a full scholarship deal with Albany Technical College to play basketball for the Titans. More...

Knights edge Spartans out of state tourney

Their state playoff run was cut short, but their season was still a success.  The EBA baseball team lost in the quarterfinal round of the GISA Class-AA state baseball playoffs last weekend, eliminating the team’s chance of winning back-to- More...

Bears place in top five at state track

The Bears ended their track season as the fifth best in the state.  More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Blood Drive   Shepeard Community Blood Center will have a blood drive 1- 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 29, at The Wardlow Building, located at 210 Academy Avenue in Waynesboro.  Music Concert   The students of Angela B. More...

Church News

Church News

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

People

Card of Thanks

I would like to thank everyone for their kindness during our time of bereavement. Thanks for the cards, calls and food.  God answers all our prayers through special people like you. More...

In Memory

It’s the 25th anniversary of the USS STARK FFG-31, remembering the 38 sailors that lost their lives in the bombing of the ship.  May they all rest in peace.  Bernard Martin will attend the memorial ceremony in Mayport, Fla., on May 17 More...

Heaven Bound Dec. 9, 2010

Heaven Sent May 18, 1987

In Our Hearts  We though of you with love today  That is every day.  We thought about you yesterday and days before that, too.  We think of you in silence  We often speak of your name  More...