July 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Boom Town!

Mad Anthony’s Big Boom will light up the sky in Waynesboro tonight (Wednesday) at the Burke County Recreation Department. The Independence Day celebration, which is sponsored by the Waynesboro Downtown Development Authority, begins at 6 p.m. More...

News

Do you have a credit card?

If so, you can use it to pay your taxes. The Burke County Tax Commissioner’s Office now accepts credit and debit cards. The machines were installed there Tuesday and will be up and running by Friday. More...

Will you light fireworks?

Be careful. Even sparklers can burn at temperatures as high as 1,800 degrees.  More...

Will you celebrate with a drink?

Then don’t drive. There will be roadblocks everywhere, thanks to a cooperative effort between local law enforcement agencies and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. More...

For The Record

Police investigate sex crime at nursing home

A career criminal was jailed for sodomizing an invalid at a Waynesboro nursing home.  Donnie Lee Moss, 44, was arrested June 21 after he allegedly forced himself on a disabled man at Brentwood Personal Care Home.  More...

Investigator accused of assaulting another officer

A Waynesboro police investigator has been accused of assaulting another officer.  Last Thursday afternoon, Sgt. More...

Burke County Jail Bookings June 24-30

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Burke Happenings

What's Next?

WHAT’S NEXT is a complimentary service for non-profit Burke County groups hosting free public events. A fundraising event with an admission fee may be included for $10 per week, paid in advance. More...

People

Burke native praised for new biography

A Burke County native is being lauded for her new book.  Dr. Delores A. More...

Reeves honored for longtime service to Planters

For nearly half a century, Robert Reeves Sr. More...

People in the News

GA Tech grads Two Burke County residents recently graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Min-Jae Sayer of Hephzibah received a BS in Aerospace Engineering; and Jarius Tillman of Hephzibah received a Master of Business Administration. More...

Horses gunned down in pasture

Two horses were shot in Keysville.  Deputies were contacted by a Dixon-Hendricks Road landowner who’d put his horses in a pasture to graze early Saturday morning. More...

New chief takes over Sardis PD

Sardis has a new police chief … but he’s not new to Sardis.  Last Tuesday night city council unanimously agreed to offer the position to Benjamin “Scotti” Sanford, one of four finalists selected from 14 applicants.  More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Let Them Eat Cake

The phrase, “Let them eat cake” is commonly attributed to Marie Antoinette, the wife of King Louis XVI in response to the assertion that the poor had no bread. More...

STAY FREE

Don Lively

That hurt.  When I pulled my hand away from my nose that had seconds before been smacked by a broken piece of a supposedly unbreakable ax handle, all I saw was blood.   Lots of blood. More...

Obituaries

Kenneth Elliott James, Jr.

Kenneth Elliott James, Jr. 37, entered into rest Saturday, June 29, 2013. He was a kind and loving father and son who loved cooking and his family.  More...

Amy Minick Damm

Mrs. Amy Minick Damm, 35, loving wife of Anthony Damm, entered into rest Sunday, June 30, 2013.  Mrs. More...

James P. Woodall

James P. Woodall, 80, of Hephzibah, passed away on June 28, 2013 after a battle with extended illnesses. He was born in La Crosse, Va. (Mecklenburg County) on March 8, 1933.  Mr. More...

Church News

Church News

New Birth   New Birth Missionary Baptist Church will host the First Appreciation Program honoring its Minister of Music, Brother Ezekiel Grier Jr., 4 p.m., Saturday, July 6.  St. Paul   More...

School News

Childcare program for working parents thrives

Three years after its inception, a local program that helps working parents take care of their childcare needs is going strong.  The staff and students in Burke County’s Early Head Start celebrated the end of another successful year last F More...

Elementary students turn $11,714 “profit” in 10 weeks

Three Blakeney Elementary students could teach a lesson in investing.  During the spring semester they finished first in the Stock Market Game for the Burke County Public Schools  Advised by their teacher Amanda Nail, students Keshon Winns, More...

Piano and voice

Piano and voice students of Angela B. Joiner recently presented their annual recital at Greenfork Baptist Church in Perkins. More...

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