November 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

$45 million in tax notices mailed today

Property tax bills are in the mail.  According to Burke County Tax Commissioner Cynthia McManus, notices for 15,716 parcels were mailed from Statesboro today (Wednesday).  Once collected, those bills will generate $45,687,102.39.  More...

News

Interest in serving alcohol increases

With local voters embracing more liberal alcohol ordinances, county officials have seen more businesses show interest in serving drinks.  More...

Burke’s jobless rate lowest in 12 months

October offered a little more ease in Burke County’s job market.  Unemployment fell to 10.4 percent – its lowest mark in 12 full months, according to the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL).  The .5 percent decrease from Septemb More...

Council misbehavior could get $50 fine

Waynesboro City Council members may soon have to pay $50 each time they forget their manners.  In a split vote last week, officials passed the first reading of an ordinance that would allow the mayor to hand down a $50 fine for each interruption More...

Sports

Burke Co. stops Monroe Tornadoes

The Burke County Bears stopped the Monroe Tornadoes 28-6 to advance to the third round of the Class AAAA state playoffs. More...

Burke County heads to Sandy Creek

ROUND THREE

The Bears will take on the state’s No. More...

Sorrow retires; Hennessey chosen as head coach

In EBA football

After speculations that Buddy Sorrow would call it quits after the 2012 football season, he announced the rumors were true.  More...

Obituaries

Paul Richard Pitzer

Paul Richard Pitzer, 83, of Waynesville, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 at The Homestead.  More...

Sybil Parker Jenkins

Sybil Parker Jenkins, 89, died Nov. 22, 2012 at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro.  Ms. Parker was native and lifelong resident of Sardis. More...

Mildred Smith Kicklighter Heath

Mrs. Mildred Smith Kicklighter Heath, 85, of Statesboro passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 at the Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Facility in Statesboro.  More...

Legals

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Breaking News - 12/1/2012 12:15 AM

Bears end playoff run - Free Access

The.Burke County Bears ended their playoff run tonight (Friday), falling to Sandy Creek 31-20. The win capped off an 11-2 season. See next week's paper for photos and details. More...

Hospital financial outlook more positive

For the short term at least, Burke Medical Center seems to be on solid financial footing.  The hospital has been operating on a $2 million line of credit since June 1, when the Burke County Hospital Authority took over operations. More...

Defendant pleas before murder trial

A Sardis man standing trial for murder pleaded guilty to lesser charges just before a jury was selected Monday.  Nibrent Carter, 25, was charged with malice murder in the death of 45-year-old Timothy Lawton Murray.  More than 120 jurors sho More...

Empty Stocking Fund comes to end

By Elizabeth Billips lizbillips@yahoo.com  After more than four decades the Jaycees Empty Stocking Fund is no more.  That’s because the club, which has been around since 1960, is also no more.  More...

Editorial

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Looking Back

10 years ago – November 27, 2002  More...

Don Lively

SURVIVAL OF THE FOOLISH   “ It’s a miracle that any of you boys survived!”  More...

For The Record

ARRESTED

Deputies have located a Burke County woman suspected in a Hephzibah break-in. Mary Ann Smith, 30, was arrested last week in Richmond County on a Magistrate Court warrant. More...

Waynesboro police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department:   Monday, Nov. 19  • Thomas Tyrone Tennyson, 40, of Lovers Lane, Waynesboro, was arrested for probation violation.   Wednesday, Nov. 21  More...

Burke County Sheriff

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office for the past week:   Tuesday, Nov. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Diabetic Teaching Free diabetic teaching will be offered in the Burke Medical Center classroom, 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12. More...

Church News

Church News

Greenwood Baptist Greenwood Baptist Church will celebrate its 9th Usher Anniversary, 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. Rev. Louis Williams, pastor, invites the public.  More...