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Bears finish a solid season

The Burke County Bears ended their run in the Class AAAA State Playoffs last week after falling 31-20 to No. 1 ranked Sandy Creek in Tyrone. More...

News

BCHS records high pass rate on writing test

Third straight year

Students at Burke County High School earned high marks on the Georgia High School Writing Test.  Some 92 percent of juniors taking the test for the first time this year passed, and one student earned a remarkable perfect score.  Shelby Duff More...

GFTA looks for members as field trials approach

On the hunt

In less than a month, hundreds of bird dogs will be in Burke County, marking the 110th year since the Georgia Field Trial Association first began its professional stakes here in 1903.  As the trials draw near, the GFTA is looking for local suppo More...

Councilman Brown completes GMA training

Waynesboro City Councilman Herman Brown was recently honored by the University of Georgia and the Georgia Municipal Association. More...

Sports

Bears lose battle to Sandy Creek

Ends 11-2 season

They traded the lead all night and until the last six minutes, it looked like Burke County could pull it off.  But Sandy Creek struck one more time to grab the win and Burke County High School’s hopes of a third straight appearance in the More...

Wresting Team off to strong start

Burke County High School’s wrestling team is off to a solid start with 14 victories.  More...

Lady Bears edged by Greenbrier in overtime

One point made the difference in a disappointing loss for the Lady Bears.  Burke County High School’s ladies basketball team was defeated by Greenbrier High School 64-63 in overtime of a non-region game last Saturday.  Despite the los More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Lions Club The new Waynesboro Lions club will be meet, 5:30 p.m., Thursday Dec. 6 at Mobley’s Cafeteria. All members and those wishing to be are encouraged to attend.  More...

Church News

Church News

Salters Grove Ordination An ordination service for Minister Inmon Godbee will be held, 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 at Salters Grove Baptist Church, located at 1929 Old Louisville Road in Millen. The Rev. John H. More...

Legals

Legal Advertising

Gpn7  389 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF SALLY MAE PYE NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS All creditors of the Estate of SALLY MAE PYE,  More...

Official arrested for unemployment fraud

A Waynesboro City Councilwoman has been arrested for taking unemployment checks she wasn’t entitled to.  Brenda Lewis, 49, turned herself in at the Burke County Jail last Monday after learning of an arrest warrant issued for violation of t More...

Five accused in string of property crimes

Burke, Screven

The recovery of three stolen guns put a stop to a two-county crime spree.  Burke County deputies got involved last week when a North Augusta man purchased firearms from three Sardis men. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Looking Back

10 years ago - December 4, 2002  Veteran County Commissioner Herman Lodge was honored at a banquet for forty years of service to the community. More...

Don Lively

MISSPELLED AND MISPRONOUNCED

I was outnumbered and surrounded.  Still, I was in the right, so there would be no retreat this day.  A man has to stand for something and this particular situation called for me to dig in my heels even though the odds were against me.  More...

For The Record

Former finance clerk gets probation for thefts

A former clerk at a Waynesboro finance company will spend the next decade on probation and be required to pay back the more than $32,000 she stole.  More...

From the Blotter

On the bottom An SUV was pulled out of the Savannah River Friday after it was spotted about 20 yards from the bank at Brigham Landing. According to the report, the Arcadia had been stripped of its motor and dash components. More...

Waynesboro police

The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department:  Monday, Nov. 26   Dana Renee Harrelson, 33, of Chris Circle, Keysville, was arrested for shoplifting.  Tuesday, Nov. 27  More...

Obituaries

Sidney J. Williams Jr.

Deacon Sidney J. Williams Jr. of Hephzibah entered into rest at his home Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.  Funeral services were held noon, Saturday, Dec. More...

Johnny Lee Ward

Mr. Johnny Lee Ward of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at Burke Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. More...

Sebon Walker Jr.

Mr. Sebon Walker Jr. of Waynesboro entered into eternal rest Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.  Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.  Phinazee & Son Funeral Home  706-554-5500 (phone); 706-554-5528 (fax)   More...