June 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

DAD’S BEST ADVICE

Follow God’s lead   When Rev. Lawson felt his call into the music ministry as a teen, his father wasn’t thrilled at first. He looked at the practicalities of his son’s choice, namely finances.  More...

News

Top nuclear official visits Burke County

The nation’s top nuclear official paid her first visit to Burke County.  Dr. Allison Macfarlane, Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, toured Plant Vogtle’s existing reactors and expansion site last Friday. More...

Frog races are Friday

Bring your own frog.  This Friday, the Burke County Library will hold its annual frog jumping contest.  The competition will get off the ground at 10:30 a.m. More...

Cotton school set for June 18 in Midville

Local cotton scouts won’t have far to travel to attend one of the Cooperative Extension Service’s scouting schools this summer.  A cotton insect scouting school will be hosted in Midville on June 18 at the University of Georgia&rsquo More...

Sports

TENNIS

Above left, Thang Lieu and Drew Torek were the high school singles finalists, and Sammie Jo Evans and Shurden Rives, above right, were the mixed doubles champs for both the high school and adult brac More...

Bird Dog open plays on despite storms

The thunderstorms didn’t dampen the competition at the Bird Dog Open.  Last weekend’s tennis tournament, hosted at the Citizens Park tennis facility, brought together 40 participants for three days of matches, according to Waynesboro More...

BATTER UP!

Baseball camp registration deadline next week

Parents have until next Thursday to sign children up for the X-tra Innings Summer Baseball Camp.  The camp is set for June 24-29 and is open to children ages 6-11. Children ages 6-8 will attend each day from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Robert Lee Bostic

Dea. Robert Lee Bostic, 63, entered eternal rest on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Optim Medical Center Jenkins in Millen, Georgia.  More...

Paul Brown Tucker, Sr.

Paul Brown Tucker, Sr., 86, of Waynesboro passed on this day, June 11, 2013.  More...

MaKaylin LaTreasure Rhodes

Baby girl MaKaylin LaTreasure Rhodes of Sardis entered into eternal rest Saturday, June 1, 2013 at her residence. Funeral services were held 4 p.m., Thursday, June 6, at Phinazee and Son Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ashley Moore Jr. More...

School News

Abracadabra!

The Burke County Library filled up with youngsters eager to watch magician Chad Crews show off his latest tricks last Friday.Year after year, Crews returns to the library to kick off its schedule of summer events for children.  More...

CLASS IS DISMISSED

Clark honored for 37 years in education

Retired math teacher Carol Clark was honored during the Burke County Board of Education’s May meeting for more than 37 years of service in education.  More...

Tai Habersham

Tai K. Habersham recently graduated from Georgia State University at the Georgia Dome. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Computer Information Systems. More...

sons & fathers

Fathers make their mark with sound guidance and solid examples

All Wes Lawson can remember is the silverware. There were so many utensils he wasn't sure which to pick up. All around him, officers aboard the USS Saratoga were enjoying a Captain’s dinner. More...

Will your taxes go up?

Commercial property owners to see change in assessed values

A new study will reveal whether commercial property values in Burke County have gone up or down and will affect the amount those property owners pay in taxes each year.  More...

WHO, WHAT, WHEN?

The Burke County Tax Assessors Office plans to contract with GMASS, a mass appraisal service that has done similar work in nearly half of Georgia’s other counties. More...

Editorial

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New approach for job growth

A topic that receives little attention is the lack of employment in Burke County. Our unemployment has hovered around 12 percent for some time. More...

DADDYWISE

Don Lively

The new Ray-Bans made me think of Daddy.  Anybody who knew Daddy would probably consider that a strange statement.  Daddy never wore sunglasses a day in his life as far as I know.  He also never wore blue jeans.  Or gloves.  More...

For The Record

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the April 2013 term of Superior Court criminal session with Judge J. David Roper presiding. More...

Midville man jailed for giving alcohol to teens

A Midville man was arrested following a medical emergency involving his 14-year-old daughter.  Roger Duane Burke, 40, had allegedly been playing “drinking games” with his daughter, 14-year-old niece and 12-yearold nephew.   More...

Burke County Jail Bookings June 3-10

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Church News

Church News

Baptist Convention   The Tenth District of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia will hold its annual Recognitions Banquet, 7 p.m., Friday, June 14 at Diamond Lakes Complex in Hephzibah. More...

People

Jason White nominated for country music award

He was raised in Burke County and could be the next Georgia Country Male Artist of the Year. Singer/songwriter Jason White has been nominated for one of Georgia-County.com’s top awards for 2013. More...

BCREA officers installed

New officers were recently installed for the Burke County Retired Educators Association. Magistrate Judge Emanuel Larkin Jr. More...

BIRTH

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Legals

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