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Waynesboro chief is ready for duty

Waynesboro’s new chief of police knows the job won’t be an easy one. “The oath that I just took I don’t take lightly,” Augustus Palmer III said Monday night after raising his right hand and swearing to serve faithfully. More...

News

Unit 3 takes shape

One of the world’s largest cranes was put to use Saturday for the heaviest lift so far at the construction site for Plant Vogtle’s Units 3 and 4. More...

Georgia seniors’ health among worst in nation

When it comes to senior citizens’ health, the state of Georgia is lagging far behind most of the nation.  In fact, it’s rated 43rd among the 50 states, according to United Health Foundation’s first America’s Health Rankin More...

Old Fella gets $6,000 grant

A grassroots animal rescue group has been selected for a $6,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Agriculture.  Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue was one of 19 Georgia organizations tapped for a share in $125,000 that has been earmarked fo More...

For The Record

Juveniles charged in hunt club break-in

Two young brothers have been charged with the May 20 burglary of Moss Oak Hunting Club.  The boys, ages 10 and 15, were implicated after Burke County deputies found the club’s stolen golf cart and talked to residents who had seen them ridi More...

Boyfriend jailed for cigarette assault

A Waynesboro man was arrested for burning his girlfriend with a cigarette while her children watched.  Cedric Dixon, 31, was taken into police custody Sunday after a 2:30 a.m. More...

Jurors have been drawn for Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2013 term of Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge Sheryl B. Jolly presiding. More...

Fields & Yields

The heat is on!

As summer sets in, grills are heating up and boosting demand for one of the top commodities produced in Burke County.  Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Labor Day typically tout the highest weekly numbers for beef sales nationwide, according More...

Church News

Church News

McElmurray Grove   McElmurray Grove Baptist Church will continue its revival services, 7:30 p.m. nightly through Thursday, May 30. Guest revivalist is Rev. Isaiah Kirkland. More...

People

Burkeland celebrates National Garden Week

Local green thumbs are celebrating National Garden Week, which runs June 2-8.  More...

People in the News

Nancy Cates   Nancy Cates of Waynesboro has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC  The Dean’s List honors those outstanding students who maintain a grade point av More...

Master Gardener training begins June 20

Do you enjoy gardening or want to learn more about gardening so that you can enjoy it? How about the idea of sharing your “green thumb knowledge” with others who enjoy preparing their annual flower beds each spring? More...

Legals

Legals

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Breaking News - 6/10/2013 8:42 AM

Former police officer killed in Sardis - Free Access

Dwayne Burke, a former Sardis Police Officer, was shot and killed at 2 a.m. this morning during an apparent burglary at the city’s police station. A Sardis Police Officer on duty, who fired the shot, was uninjured. More...

LEAPS & BOUNDS

Burke County tops state, neighbors with graduation rate

More local students are earning high school diplomas.  Burke County boasted a seven-point jump in its graduation rate in one year, outperforming the state average as well as schools in most surrounding counties, according to latest official data More...

Commuter killed in River Road crash

An Evans man headed to his job at Plant Vogtle last Thursday was killed after his Honda was hit head-on by an oncoming car on River Road.  Paul E. Jackson, 56, was critically injured when the accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. More...

SAFETY SOUND OFF

When news of the accident spread Thursday, a number of residents voiced complaints and safety concerns about River Road, noting especially the increased traffic due to expansion activities at Plant Vogtle.  More...

Editorial

ALL THE GIRLS I LOVED BEFORE

F. Leslie Jenkins Jr.

I guess I loved her even before the doctor laid me in her arms. While I was still nestled warm and snuggly in her womb I loved her. She, of course, was my mother Florence Haeseler Jenkins. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Looking Back

10 years ago – June 4, 2003  Construction on the Burke County sections of the Savannah River Parkway was scheduled to begin construction by late fall.w  Kwikset announced that 140 of the 181 production workers at Kwikset were schedule More...

Sports

Spartans fall short, claim state-runner up title

EBA won a battle but Brentwood Academy won the war.  The Edmund Burke Academy baseball team finished as the Class AA state runner-up last Saturday afternoon in Sandersville. More...

Phillips chosen as GISA All-Star Coach

EBA head baseball coach Aaron Phillips will have one extra week on the diamond before closing out the 2013 season. More...

MOVING ON

Seven seniors will be missing from next year’s team but not without leaving their mark on Edmund Burke. More...

Obituaries

Libertad "Libby" Ortiz

Native Staten Islander and now resident of Hephzibah, Mrs. Libertad (Libby) Ortiz 65, wife of George Schweitzer, went to her heavenly home after passing away comfortably in her home on the June 1, 2013.  More...

Mary Elizabeth Powell Singletary

Mary Elizabeth Powell Singletary, 89, of Waynesboro went home to be with her Lord Wednesday, May 29, 2013.   More...

T. J. Oglesby, Jr.

T.J. Oglesby, 63, of Waynesboro died Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Doctor’s Hospital.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Burke County and a retired auto mechanic.  He was preceded in death by his son, Jeff Oglesby.  More...

School News

Waynesboro Primary School 2012-2013 Students Awards

Kindergarten students honored as “Best All Around” in their classes were, from left, front row: McKenzy Wimberly, Alexander Dixon, Dalaziah Craig, Dashaun Brown, Ava Johnson, Troy Sirekis More...

Blakeney Elementary School

Genevieve Herrington earned the Highest Academic Average Award for third grade. More...

SGA Elementary School

Students in third-fifth grades earning the highest academic average in their classrooms were, from left, front row: third graders Taylor Clark, Jared Mallard and Alexis Sapp, and fourth graders Kylie More...