July 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Growing Peanut Butter

{Filmmaker unveils plans for peanut documentary}

His cameras have been rolling in Burke County.  Among rows of peanuts, Joseph Barnhart has set up his tripod and captured hours of footage as local farmers plant and tend their crops.  When all is said and done, Barnhart hopes those images More...

News

Historical society sheds light on former slave cemetery

A former slave cemetery was turned into a park in 1963 at the request of black community leaders.  The Sixth Street park became the subject of a controversial hour-long discussion at city council last Monday after Thomas Grove Baptist Church pas More...

Jefferson Energy hosts 400 at 76th annual meeting

Jefferson Energy Cooperative (JEC) recently held its 76th annual meeting of the membership at Jefferson County High School. More...

downtown notes

{news from Waynesboro's downtown director}

Casino Night   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 James G. Blanchard Jr. presiding. More...

New Technology

Drunk drivers to be tested on Intoxilyzer 9000

Burke County deputies will be building stronger DUI cases.  The sheriff’s office is in the process of purchasing an Intoxilyzer 9000, thanks to an $8,983 grant from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.  The new system is expect More...

From the blotter

Your mama  More...

People

99 years of caring

{Nurses honored for nearly a century of service at local hospital}

Two local nurses were recognized by their coworkers at Burke Medical Center for a combined 99 years of service to the community.  More...

Stuff the Bus

School supply drive set for Saturday

Volunteers hope to collect enough school supply donations this weekend to fill a big yellow bus. The annual Stuff the Bus event will be held outside the Walmart in Waynesboro this Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.   More...

Midville Community Development & Outreach Center opens

The Midville Community Development & Outreach Center had its grand opening Saturday. More...

Breaking News - 7/25/2013 2:37 PM

Man hospitalized after wife rams him with car - Free Access

  A Waynesboro woman has been jailed for hitting her husband with a car. The victim, Carlos Fryer, was rushed to an Augusta hospital around 12:30 a.m. More...

Home values remain steady, forestland drops

2013 property assessments

Property values have dropped for Burke County forestland but most homeowners won’t see big changes in 2013.  Last week, property assessments were mailed to owners of 16,231 tax parcels in Burke County.  According to Chief Tax Appraise More...

Burke struggles with high rate of unhealthy babies

More babies are dying in Burke County than the average in Georgia. More preemies are born here. More teens are giving birth. More unwed mothers are growing families.  More...

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Looking Back

{this week in Burke County history}

10 years ago – July 23, 2003  The Georgia Department of Transportation began court proceedings to acquire several parcels of land along U.S. Highway 25 for the Savannah River Parkway. More...

SAWBUCK

Don Lively

How’d that get there?  I’d started reading a new novel. More...

Obituaries

Willard M. Skinner

Mr. Willard M. Skinner of Waynesboro, 84, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Skinner was a native and lifelong resident of Burke County. More...

Tomasa Rodriguez Stuckey

Tomasa Rodriguez Stuckey “Tommie”, age 78, passed away July 11th, 2013 at her home in Blythe. She was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico on September 22nd, 1934. She worked as a school crossing guard in Richmond County for many years. More...

Georgia Lee Styles

Mrs. Georgia Lee Styles entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Roberson Grove Baptist Church. Interment will be at the church cemetery. More...

Church News

Church News

Mills Grove  Mills Baptist Church Grove will continue its Annual Revival, 7:30 p.m., Wed. July 24. Rev. William Patterson will be guest minister.  Palmer Grove  More...

School News

After-school learning program available to students

Local officials have announced that after-school learning programs will be offered at all five of the county’s public schools this year.  The Burke County Board of Education has authorized the 21st Century Community Learning Center program More...

walk on the wild side

Children got up close and personal with a number of wildlife species last Friday at the Burke County Library, thanks to a special presentation by rangers from Georgia's Department of Natural Resource More...

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