June 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

GOOD, GREEN FUN

BURKE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

The crowd parted when “Kermit” the bullfrog made a record-breaking run in the Burke County Library’s annual frog jumping contest. More...

CALL FOR COUNTY CHANGES

Changes could be in store for alcohol sales in the county as well.  Burke County Commissioners will consider their options for changing local ordinances after being prompted by local business owners.  Currently, beer and wine may be sold by More...

News

127 properties slated for auction

Delinquent taxes

More than 100 Burke County properties could get new owners.  Back in April, 206 properties were slated for auction after the owners failed to pay their property tax bills.  With less than two weeks until the July 3 sale, that list has been More...

BOE passes $42.2 million spending plan

School spending will swell by almost $3 million this year but most of the costs are associated with employee health insurance and retirement.  The Burke County Board of Education officially approved a $42.2 million budget for fiscal year 2013 la More...

Waynesboro to funnel $111,000 into waterworks

More than 100-grand will be spent to rectify Waynesboro water woes.  Monday night, city council agreed to put in a new water main on East Twelfth Street and a new sewer main behind the high school.  Both projects will be funded through SPLO More...

Sports

Evening basketball program is booming

Summer Night Lights

It’s working.  A summer basketball program designed to keep kids off the street is growing faster than organizers can add teams.  During its inaugural season in Waynesboro last July, Summer Night Lights topped out with around 175 boys More...

Bears defeat Spartans

For the first time in school history, the Burke County High School Bears took on Edmund Burke Academy’s Spartans on the baseball diamond for some local competition. More...

Burke County Heat advances to Final Four

Burke County Heat won the best two out of three series against Statesboro to claim the East State Championship over the weekend. The won game one 14-5 and game two 13-1. More...

Obituaries

Martha Bellmann North

Martha Bellmann North, age 65, of Roswell, Ga., departed this life on June 14, 2012 after a long illness.  Martha was born in Granite City, Ill., on Nov. 12, 1947 a daughter of the late Rudolph and Arlene Bellmann. More...

William Darrell Murphy, ‘Mr. Bill,’ ‘Papa’

William Darrell Murphy, “Mr. Bill,” “Papa” 64, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into rest on Monday, June 18, 2012.   The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 20 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. More...

Nancy Cofer Cates

Nancy Cofer Cates of Waynesboro, Ga., the devoted loving wife of John Douglass Cates, III, went to be with the Lord on June 18, 2012 at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. More...

Legals

Legal Advertising

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Breaking News - 6/21/2012 3:34 PM

Hospital looks for solution to labor and delivery dilemma - Free Access

    Rumors about the future of labor and delivery services at Burke Medical Center are rampant. More...

Waynesboro voters to decide on Sunday sales

Beer and wine

The question of Sunday alcohol sales will be settled by Waynesboro voters.  In a split-vote Monday night, city council passed a resolution that will put that option on the General Election ballot. More...

Middle school principal will come from Evans

Burke County Middle School will welcome a newcomer as its lead administrator this year.  Dr. Mona L. Reynolds has been named the school’s principal, a position left vacant when Rudy Falana became Superintendent June 1.  More...

Editorial

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Looking Back

10 years ago: June 19, 2002  Code enforcement officers collected more than $18,000 in back taxes owed on mobile homes in Burke County.  The Burke County Board of Education held its first meeting in the school system’s new central offi More...

RFD

The Burke County Community lost another one of its steel magnolias this week. Nancy Cates died Monday at University Hospital in Augusta. The news of her death circulated quickly Monday ... all of us experiencing shock and disbelief.  More...

For The Record

Real Estate Transactions

The following are Burke County property transfers. The date indicates when the transaction was recorded in the Burke County Clerk’s office.   Otis F. Askin Sr. More...

Sardis teens arrested

Burglary, gunfire

Sardis police solved a burglary and arrested three teens, thanks to residents who decided to step forward.  Their tips also pointed officers to a fourth teen with a 22- rifle and live ammunition.  “People are coming forward more than More...

Reward offered in Girard murder

Deputies hope hard cash will solve a cold murder.  According to Burke County Sheriff Greg Coursey, a reward will be paid to anyone with information that will help him arrest and convict the person who killed 27-year-old Amy Ellison Nichols and h More...

Burke Happenings

Church News

Hurricane Branch   Hurricane Branch Baptist Church will have revival services 7:30 nightly, June 25-29. Pastor Frank Bedford will deliver the message. More...

Burke Happenings

Destroying student records  More...

People

Birth

Bill and Maianna Bailey of Waynesboro proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Moring (Mori) Gail, born Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Trinity Hospital in Augusta. More...

School News

burke county public schools HONORS DAY

WPS Awards 2012

Waynesboro Primary School honored its students during awards programs May 22 and 24. Certificates of recognition were given in several areas.   More...

burke county public schools HONORS DAY

BES Awards 2012

Blakeney Elementary School’s 34th annual Honors Day program was held on May 21. The programs honored students who excelled this school term in areas such as leadership, scholarship, attendance, citizenship and service to the school.   More...

burke county public schools HONORS DAY

SGA A wards 2012

SGA Elementary School honored its students in ceremonies held on May 23.   More...